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Liberty Radio Awards entries closed

Posted by radio On February - 17 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

LIBERTY RADIO AWARDS ENTRIES CLOSED, GALA BANQUET BOOKINGS OPEN
After receiving more than 1570 awards submissions from 110 radio stations across South Africa, the entries for the 2017 Liberty Radio awards are now closed.

 

From humble beginnings seven years ago, (receiving less than 200 submissions in its first year), the Radio Awards, now headlined by Liberty, has grown substantially, proving its merit and value in the industry.

 

“We’re thrilled to have attracted such a huge pool of entries from across the entire industry,” says Lance Rothschild, CEO of the Liberty Radio Awards. “The response to the awards has been extremely affirming and shows that the industry is very much in favour of independent, transparent, and credible awards.”

 

“We are just as excited with the huge interest from the industry. We see this initiative as an opportunity for us as Liberty to build partnerships with our communities,” says Sydney Mbhele, Chief Marketing Officer, Liberty Group.

 

“Radio is the most ubiquitous medium, empowering millions of South Africans daily by sharing compelling content and authentic stories. With a 60 year history of empowering the lives of ordinary South Africans and changing their realities, Liberty is looking forward to celebrating excellence alongside an industry that is constantly raising standards for listeners to enjoy more knowledge and understanding, that builds a better society,” adds Mbhele.

 

The Liberty Radio Awards team is currently categorising the entries into packages for the expert panel of adjudicators, who will commence with their review on 13 February 2017. Adjudication will end on Friday 10 March 2017, following which the results will be audited, with finalists being announced at a Gala Banquet at the Sandton Convention Centre on Saturday, 22 April 2017.

 

To book your ticket to the Liberty Radio Awards Gala Banquet, click here

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Anele takes over 94.7 Breakfast Show

Posted by radio On February - 10 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

On Monday 3rd April, 947 audiences will find that their favourite radio presenters are hosting different shows.

 

After 14 years on 947 breakfast radio, Darren Simpson will move to the afternoon drive and Anele Mdoda will become the first South African woman to take over a commercial breakfast show.

 

Darren made the announcement on the Breakfast Xpress, noting that he has spent 18 years of his radio career on breakfast radio, and it is time for a lifestyle change and a new challenge.

 

“It has been a privilege to wake up Joburg, and I have achieved all of the milestones that I set out to achieve in morning radio – growing audience, commercial success, awards and most importantly, we have changed lives on this show,” he said.

 

He added that the timing of the change was prompted by a need to re-prioritise his life.

 

“Breakfast radio is physically and emotionally exhausting. I don’t think people realise all the demands that are placed on a breakfast show – the extensive preparation that goes into it and all that is required for the station and for clients. As the host, I am often here until 9pm at night.

 

“I have a young family and last year, I hit a point where, despite being in Johannesburg, I hadn’t seen my kids awake for three straight days. It set off alarms for me, and I realized that something had to change.”

 

The station was open to the opportunity to freshen the two drive time shows. Drive time radio is critical in Joburg, where traffic dictates the routines of significant numbers of commuters. Recent research from the new Broadcast Research Council (BRC) survey shows that 947 has particularly high incidence of in-car listening in both mornings and afternoons.

 

“We’ve been following this traffic and listening trend for some time, and feel confident that it’s the right time to bring some new flavour into these shows, while retaining the personalities who our audiences love and relate to,” said 947 station manager, Ravi Naidoo.

 

Anele Mdoda started her commercial radio career with 947 when she joined the station with partner Grant Nash to host an evening show in 2006. She then moved to national station, 5FM before returning to 947 in 2012 to take on a solo drive time show.

 

Anele’s star has continued to rise and she has branched out into TV, now hosting her own daily talk show, RealTalk with Anele on SABC3. She will continue to host both her radio and TV shows in 2017.

 

“After five years on 947’s drive show, I am honoured to take on the challenge of the breakfast show. My first big radio break was at 947 and I am thankful to management for believing in me and giving me this opportunity. The station, and the breakfast show in particular, is home to radio royalty with personalities like Darren Simpson, who has continued to evolve the breakfast show and create radio magic. I know that he’s going to be a tough act to follow. Radio is and always will be a very personal platform and I am driven by the connection I have with my listeners. I will always work hard to deliver content that evokes emotion, makes people laugh and gets them thinking. I’m looking forward to the next part of this incredible journey on 947,” she said.

 

“Anele’s flair for talk and interviews will suit the breakfast slot which offers more time for extended conversations, in between the music mix. She’s certainly got the gravitas to host the breakfast show, and we love that she’s come full circle to this point, on 947,” said Naidoo.

 

 

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My Station Awards Voting Now Open…

 

The My Station Awards gives listeners the opportunity to vote for their favourite stations via an online form available on the Liberty Radio Awards website.

 

Radio listeners have a chance to vote for their favourite radio station in the My Station category of the Liberty Radio Awards.

 

Listeners can simply visit www.libertyradioawards.co.za to complete the online voting form. All voters go into a draw where one lucky winner will win a prize to the value of R30 000. In addition, the winner will win 2 tickets to the Liberty Radio Awards gala dinner (Terms and Conditions Apply).

 

Not sure how to advise your listeners to vote? Tell them to follow these simple steps:

 

Visit libertyradioawards.co.za

On the home page, click the button that reads’ Vote – My Station

Complete the online form

Click ‘submit’

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What’s new with the Liberty Radio Award

Posted by radio On February - 3 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

The Liberty Radio Awards aims to present a credible, well-judged transparent programme that promotes and recognises excellence in radio, with the objective of ensuring that radio remains one of South Africa’s foremost media choices. Read more

 

 

MY STATION AWARDS VOTING NOW OPEN…

 

The My Station Awards gives listeners the opportunity to vote for their favourite stations via an online form available on the Liberty Radio Awards website.

 

All voters go into a draw where one lucky winner will win a prize to the value of R30 000. Find out more and how to vote

ADJUDICATION PANEL

In excess of 65 people will constitute the adjudication panel for the 2017 Liberty Radio Awards. We had an excellent response to the call for adjudicators and have assembled a panel which includes several Station Managers, Programme Managers, Producers, Editors, Radio Trainers, Marketing experts, and some radio consultants.  This panel will commence adjudicating and reviewing the submissions from 13th February 2017. Read more

 

LIBERTY RADIO AWARDS BANQUET TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE…

 

The Liberty Radio Awards Gala Banquet will take place on Saturday 8th April at Emperors Palace. It’s a celebration of the radio industry and is the industry’s must-attend event of the year. Tickets for the Banquet are now available. To book your tickets, Click here or contact melissa@libertyradioawards.co.za

 

08 April 2017 | Emperors Palace | R950 ex VAT

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Magoda joins Umhlobo Wenene FM

Posted by radio On February - 1 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

In December 2016, Umhlobo Wenene FM bid farewell to one of its well respected talk show host Mr Luzuko Koti after a solid 5 years with the station. This year the station is proud to announce the appointment of another seasoned and well respected broadcaster Mr Siphiwo Magoda. Mr Magoda is not new to the SABC as he has 20 years of experience within the SABC.

 

Mr Magoda started his career in 1982 when he joined radio Transkei as an operations controller, reporter and news reader, senior reporter, news and current affairs presenter. Mr Magoda has been trained and has also had international exposure; he was afforded an opportunity to train as a journalist at the British Broadcasting Corporation in London. He also had an opportunity to be trained in change management at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Toronto.This seasoned broadcaster also worked as an intern at the CBC’s St Johns Radio and Television in New Foundland in Cananda. Back at home Mr Magoda worked as a News Reporter for Good Morning South Africa. Ahead of the historical elections in 1994, Mr Magoda played a pivotal role as he was tasked with interviewing all major South African Political Party Leaders.

 

Umhlobo Wenene FM welcomes Mr Magoda as a host of Umxholo which is a midnight talk show. For a midnight talk show Umxholo enjoys a fair share of audiences ,sitting at 472 000 listeners ,the show is on air daily from Monday to Friday  between 24h00 – 03h00.His first show  will be on Wednesday the 01st February 2017.

 

The station Manager would like to welcome Mr Magoda to the team and wishes him all the best. Mr Mnci says, “I have no doubt that Mr Magoda will take the show to greater heights due to his experience as a journalist and a tried and tested broadcaster.”

 

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Metro FM Music Awards 16 Finalists are…

Posted by radio On January - 24 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

WHAT’S NEXT IS ALL THAT MATTERS’

 

METRO FM, The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)’s biggest commercial radio station, recently announced the finalists for the 16th Metro FM Music Awards (MMA16), with the theme, ‘WHAT’S NEXT IS ALL THAT MATTERS’.

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The 16th Metro FM Music Awards will once again be hosted by the Kwa-Zulu Natal Province in association with eThekwini Municipality. METRO FM is also excited about the return of BP, Audi and African Brank as sponsors, as well as the edition of a new sponsor Caivil. SABC 1 is once again the broadcast partner for the awards.

 

The awards will be held on Saturday 25 February 2017 at the Inkosi Luthuli Convention Centre (ICC) in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal and will be broadcast live on SABC1.

 

The finalist announcement also officially opened the voting lines for the public to vote for their favorite artist/s in the various categories. Voting lines open to the public at midnight on the 17 January 2017 and close at 23:59 on the 12 February 2017 via the official USSD line *120*1512#  . Voting for Song of the Year will close on the night of the awards, at a time communicated during the main event. USSD rates will be charged at R1.50 per minute.

The following are the categories for the 16th METRO FM Music Awards to be voted for via the USSD Line:

ALBUM CATEGORIES:

1.         Best African Pop Album

2.         Best Compilation album

3.         Best Dance Album

4.         Best Duo/Group Album

5.         Best Female Album

6.         Best Hip Hop Album

7.         Best Kwaito Single

8.         Best Male Album

9.         Best New Artist

10.       Best Urban Gospel Album

11.       Best  Urban Jazz Album

12.       Song of the Year 2016
SINGLE CATEGORIES:

13.       Best Hit Single

14.       Best R&B Single

15.       Best Collaboration

16.       Best Music Video

17.       Best Remix
METRO FM SPECIAL AWARDS:

The following categories can only be voted online on www.mma16.co.za or via www.metrofm.co.za . The receiver of Lifetime Achiever Award will be chosen by the station:
18.       Lifetime Achiever

19.       Best Styled Artist/Group

20.       Best Produced Album

21.       Listeners Choice (Artist/Group)

22.        One Africa Award
For the second year running, winners in the respective categories will be walking away with R100, 000 prize money per category.

2016 saw the introduction of the 90% local music quota and we have unearthed a volt of South African music. Delivering local music content quota is something we don’t only brag with but something we hope many copy because celebrating your own can never be a bad idea. Charity indeed begins at home.

 

 

Ms Sibongile Mtyali, METRO FM Station Manager stated “In 2017 we are still being legendary but this time around we are not just proclaiming ‘Legends Don’t Stop, They Ask What’s Next’, we are solidifying that statement by anchoring it, by pronouncing, ‘What’s Next Is All that Matters’.  Now, it’s time to push harder than ever before, to learn lessons, to shatter those glass ceilings and be better than your best.

 

 

The SABC and its partners promise to deliver an amazing awards ceremony with a world-class broadcast. We wish all the finalists the best and encourage them to galvanize support and campaign amongst their fans to get votes.

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Liberty Radio Awards Roadshow – Dates Announced

Posted by radio On January - 11 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Are you planning on entering the Liberty Radio Awards, but you have several questions about your entries? Save the date in your diary for the Liberty Radio Awards roadshow and find out all you need to know about the Liberty Radio Awards, and have all your questions answered.

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Roadshow dates are as follows:

 

17 January 2017 Cape Town

18 January 2017 Durban

19 January 2017 Johannesburg

 

And for the areas in the country that will not be having a presentation, don’t feel left out. The presentation will be made available on the Liberty Radio Awards website from Friday 20 January 2017 onwards.

 

You can also contact Lance Rothschild on 082 443 1530 if you have any issues that you would like to have resolved.

 

To reserve your seat or for more information, contact Phila Nkanunu – phila@libertyradioawards.co.za

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Latest RAMS Nov 2016 from BRCSA

Posted by radio On December - 3 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

The new RAMS from the Broadcasting Research Council of SA are out and the numbers look quite different from what SAARF used to show.

 

See below highlights:

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Metro FM declining

  • Metro FM have lost listeners from 4,1m to 3,9m  [Jan – Jun] – [Jan – Sep]
  • Ukhozi FM remained flat at 7,2m listeners
  • Gagasi FM up to 1,4m from 1,3m listeners
  • Power FM broke the 100k line growing to 103k from 99k
  • Talk 702 declined from 547k to 530k listeners a week
  • North West FM is up from 203k to 212k listeners per week
  • Izwi Lomzansi is up to 109k from 93k

 

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Interesting Listening patterns

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  • 64% listened to one station only, Ndebele & Swati are driving this trend at 73% and 70% respectively.
  • 76% consume radio on their normal radios, 37% use their cellphones , 26% use vehicle radio , 8% listen via TV and 2% through computers.
  • 87% listens from their homes , 33% consumer radio while driving on the road , 11% while at work/school and 6% do so while at restaurants, malls or airports

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New Insights

  • 7 Highveld has the highest % of people listening through vehicle radio followed by Talk Radio702
  • Rise FM has the highest % of people listening via Computers
  • Trufm & Rise FM are leading the pack on people listening through TV
  • Bok Radio has high % of people listening in their vehicles

 

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Radio Awards – what are the judges looking for?

Posted by radio On December - 2 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

The judges will be looking at the following criteria, and the extent of their relevance, when listening to entries:

 

librawawCreativity – Marks are awarded for innovation, originality and novelty. Is the entry based on a new idea? Or does it follow the old ‘tried and trusted’ formulae?

Presentation – Marks are awarded for the way in which the piece is presented. If a presenter is used, is he/she comfortable with the subject matter? Does he/she appear knowledgeable and well-versed/well-rehearsed on the subject? For pieces without presenters (e.g. drama entries), does the entry run smoothly? Is it well scripted? Is it ‘polished and professional’?

 

Value – Does the entry achieve its objective? Does it entertain? Does it raise awareness? Does it prick the conscience? Does it hold the attention of the target audience?

 

Production – This relates to the technical side of the entry, the production process itself. Is the piece well produced? Is quality evident in the production? Are sound effects used appropriately? Is incidental music well placed and appropriate to the mood/atmosphere being conveyed? Please note that production “embellishments” on the actual entry will not gain extra marks. The judges want to experience the submission just as the listeners did.

 

Hint – In all categories, judges will be seeking to reward the contribution made by radio practitioners, rather than the input of those whose contribution would have been equally as impressive on another medium. For example, the relay of an outstanding musical performance will merit less attention than the added value an imaginative radio practitioner might have brought to such a performance.

 

The Judging Process

 

The categories are split between various judges who work independently and score each submission on its merits. The scores are entered into an online system and averaged for complete fairness. The results will be audited by a professional audit firm.

 

The categories are split between various judges for preliminary judging. In a secondary process, the scores are reviewed at a moderation workshop, at which ties are broken and winners selected.

 

Judges for the Liberty Radio Awards are selected on the basis of their relevant experience and expertise. They offer their service and expertise voluntarily. They are required to judge each entry in its entirety, subject to the entry’s conformity with the rules. Judging will be based solely on the entry submitted, in an independent and objective manner and NOT on the programmes aired throughout the year. If it isn’t in the entry, it isn’t being judged.

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Jenny Morris joins Heart FM Talent Management

Posted by radio On December - 1 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

One of South Africa’s best loved celebrity chefs, Jenny Morris also known as “The Giggling Gourmet” has joined Heart FM. Jenny, a household name in culinary circles, will feature on the Cape’s biggest breakfast show #HeartBreakfast every Thursday morning just after 8am.

 

jenny-morris-logo-picJenny will the act as resident go-to celebrity chef and will bring a fresh new flavour to the taste buds of Heart FM’s loyal listeners. She is the first South African chef to be signed to Food Network, the largest international food lifestyle television channel. Her television shows, Jenny Morris Cooks Morocco, Jenny Morris Cooks the Riviera, Lead judge Chopped South Africa and Jenny & Reza’s Fabulous Food Academy are broadcast to 140 countries.

 

Adding to her already impressive accolades, 20 years ago she created Giggling Gourmet and the Cooks Playground (known as SA’s leading recreational and Corporate Team Cooking™ School) has cooked for royalty and Presidents and was voted onto the Oprah’s Power List in 2012. She is also an author in her own right, having penned five cook books. Her newest baby is her restaurant in the bustling De Waterkant Cape Quarter precinct called “Yumcious”.

 

Jenny says “I am very excited to be joining the entertaining and energetic Heart FM breakfast team and look forward to sharing my passion for food with the Heart FM listeners “.

 

Heart FM Managing Director Renee Redelinghuys shares Jenny’s sentiments. “We are very excited to welcome Jenny Morris to the Heart FM family.  ‘One cannot think well or eat well if one hasn’t dined well’ -Virginia Wolfe, and we are confident Jenny will teach us how to dine well.”

 

Catch Jenny every Thursday morning just after 8 am as she takes you on a gastronomical journey, exclusive to Heart FM.

 

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