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Following the announcement of the finalists in the various categories of the 2018 Liberty Radio Awards, the finalists for the coveted Station of the Year title have now been selected and the final adjudication to determine the Station of the Year is now in progress. In addition, the inductees for the Bright Star and Hall of Fame have also been announced.

 

“The announcement of the category finalists has met with a fantastically positive response,” says Lance Rothschild, CEO of the Liberty Radio Awards. “The adjudication panel who select the winning stations of the year are going to have their work cut out for them, particularly considering the overall standard of the entries for this year’s awards. It will be very exciting to see who the panel determines as the station that continues to raise the bar in terms of compelling content quality. After all, the Station of the Year title gives the winning station- and all who work there- bragging rights for the next year.”

 

 

Killy Bacela, Divisional Director of Group Brand & Marketing at Liberty, says: “The Station of the Year is indeed the Grand Prix of the Liberty Radio Awards and we look forward to revealing the winning station and celebrating with the industry on 14 April. Acknowledging excellence and recognising the commitment it takes to not only be the best, but to create a legacy for the future is one of the core values of Liberty. We congratulate the finalists, who can be secure in the knowledge that they are being recognised for their dedication and their passion for storytelling and entertainment.”

 

 

The Station of the Year Finalists are:

 CAMPUS

MFM 92.6

PUKFM 93.6

TUKSFM 107.2

UCT FM

VOWFM

 

 

 

COMMUNITY

ALEX FM

GROOT FM 90.5

HOT 91.9

MIX 93.8FM

RADIO ISLAM

RADIO PULPIT

 

 

 

 

COMMERCIAL

ALGOA FM

EAST COAST RADIO

JACARANDA FM

KAYA FM

METRO FM

OFM

POWER 98.7

 

 

The Bright Star Award goes to candidates 35 years or younger – either on-air, or behind-the-scenes, who is making his/her mark in the industry. The award is aimed at recognising a person who has an intrinsic understanding and love for radio, respects its past and also has great ideas for its future.

 

 

This year, the Liberty  Radio Awards Bright Stars are:

 

 

 

AGANANG FM

 

 

 

 

 

Nthabiseng Motlhodi

ECR Jason Mc Call
ECR Simon Carter
GAGASI FM Langalethu Cele
KFM Carl Wastie
MAGIC 828 AM Byron MacDonald
OFM Lerato Lelia
TRU FM Simamkele Mguga
TUKS FM Quintus Potgieter
TUKS FM Layla Welch
UMHLOBO WENENE FM Zukiswa Mqumbisa

 

 

The Liberty Radio Awards takes place at the Sandton Convention Centre on Saturday 14th April. More details about the Liberty Radio Awards may be found at www.libertyradioawards.co.za

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Liberty Radio Awards Finalists announced

Posted by radio On March - 20 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

The adjudication process for the 2018 Liberty Radio Awards has been concluded. The adjudication panel has sorted through the entries, allocated scores that have been further verified by Mazars, a Chartered Accounting firm, and the finalists for the various categories have been decided.

“The total audio of the entries, if played continuously, would amount to more than one week of non-stop listening,” says Lance Rothschild, CEO of the Liberty Radio Awards. “We are really grateful to the panel of adjudicators who gave their time and expertise freely towards this process of determining who is making the best radio in South Africa. I am confident that the results emanating from the adjudication process will show that the best of the entries rose to the top in each of the categories. It is my fervent hope that these awards continue to motivate and inspire the radio industry to continue raising the bar, setting ever higher standards that will keep listeners fulfilled through compelling programming. This in turn will secure the future of radio as a vital source of entertainment, education and information for years to come.”

 

 

Amongst the very positive feedback from members of the panel, was the following:

“Thanks for the opportunity. Judging Liberty Radio awards is a great honour, knowing the fact that these awards are well-recognised throughout the country.”

“We wish to congratulate all the category finalists.” says Rothschild. “Achieving finalist status earmarks you amongst the best-of-the-best. We’re grateful to all those who submitted entries into this year’s program and we encourage those who didn’t make it to finalist status to strive to raise the standard of radio to ensure a bright future for the industry.”

 

Killy Bacela, Divisional Director of Group Brand & Marketing at Liberty, says: “We congratulate the finalists and look forward to celebrating those who strive to make compelling radio; those who keep knowledge at close reach and those who continue to elevate the standards on what real, credible news and stories should be. Through our commitment to the Liberty Radio Awards, we hope to meaningfully contribute to the progression of the industry by applauding and rewarding those who continue to raise the bar through storytelling and entertainment.”

Congratulations to all the finalists, the winners will be announced and celebrated at the Sandton Convention Centre on Saturday 14th April.

Here is a comprehensive list of the finalists in order of category, and sorted in alphabetical order by station name:

Finalists

 

Afternoon Drive Presenter

Afternoon Drive Presenter – Campus

Station Presenter
Puk FM 93.6 Niel Koegelenberg
Tshwane FM Katlego Monama
Tuks FM 107.2 Sila Odhuno
UCT Radio Naushaad Maharaj
Voice of Wits DJ Keyez

Afternoon Drive Presenter – Community

Station Presenter
Hot 91.9 Simon Parkinson
Link FM Gary Gerber
Mkhondo Community Radio Blessing Mhlope
Pretoria FM Sarina Frauenstein
Radio Pulpit Johann Els

Afternoon Drive Presenter – Commercial

Station Presenter
East Coast Radio Bongani Mtolo
Gagasi FM Sphesihle (SPHectacula) Ngwenya
KFM 94.5 Carl Wastie
OFM Darren Scott
Power 98.7 Thabo Mdluli

 

Afternoon Drive Show

Afternoon Drive Show – Campus

Station Title
Puk FM 93.6 PUKFM Drive
Tuks FM 107.2 The Drive Way
UCT Radio The Society
UJFM The UJFM Drive
Voice of Wits The Lift Club

Afternoon Drive Show – Community

Station Title
Hot 91.9 The Big Joburg Drive
Link FM Buffalo Toyota Afternoon Drive
Radio Helderberg 93.6FM The Homerun/Hol Huistoe
Radio Pulpit Spektrum
Radio Pulpit Something Els

Afternoon Drive Show – Commercial

Station Title
Cape Talk Afternoon Drive with John Maytham
East Coast Radio East Coast Drive with Bongani and Mags
Gagasi FM The Kings Drive
Metro FM The Drive
OFM Just Plain Drive with Darren Scott on OFM

 

Breakfast Presenter

Breakfast Presenter – Campus

Station Presenter
Tshwane FM Lerato Maila
Tuks FM 107.2 Nicholas Lawrence
Tuks FM 107.2 Nathi Dlamini
UCT Radio Sole Moerane
UJFM Nick Explicit

Breakfast Presenter – Community

Station Presenter
Hot 91.9 Sasha Martinengo
Mix 93.8 Tony Blewitt
Radio Cape Pulpit Brad Kirsten
Radio Islam Sulaimaan Ravat
Radio Today Tom London

Breakfast Presenter – Commercial

STATION PRESENTER
Algoa FM Daron Mann
Cape Talk Kieno Kammies
East Coast Radio Darren Maule
Jacaranda FM Martin Bester and Tumi Morake
Kaya FM David O’Sullivan
Radio 2000 Just Ice Ramohlola
Thobela FM Sebasa Mogale

 

Breakfast Show

Breakfast Show – Campus

Station Title
Kovsie FM Breakfast Run
Puk FM 93.6 Big Bang Breakfast
Rhodes Music Radio Wake Up Call
Tuks FM 107.2 The Wake-Up
UJFM UJFM Breakfast

Breakfast Show – Community

Station Title
East Rand Stereo 93.9 FM Mars Music Morning Drive
Emalahleni FM The Urban Rush
Hot 91.9 Joburg’s Hottest Breakfast Show
Nqubeko Community Radio Hlalanathi Breakfast Show
Radio Pulpit Daybreak
Radio Today Tom London Breakfast

Breakfast Show – Commercial

Station Title
Algoa FM The Daron Mann Breakfast
Jacaranda FM Breakfast with Martin Bester and Tumi Morake
Kaya FM Breakfast with David
KFM 94.5 KFM Mornings with Darren, Sherlin and Sibs
Magic 828 AM Magic Breakfast
Vuma FM Good to Go Morning Drive

 

Business and Finance Show

Business and Finance Show

Station Presenter Title
702 and Cape Talk Bruce Whitfield The Money Show
Kaya FM Gugulethu Cele Kaya Bizz
Kaya FM Thuli Magubane My Money and Me with Thuli Magubane
Mix 93.8 FM Tumisang Ndlovu Money Talk with Tumisang Ndlovu
Power 98.7 Ayabanga Cawe Power Hour
Voice of Wits Mudiwa Gavaza and Onke Seremo The Business Buzz

 

Community Project

Community Project – Campus, Community Combined

Station Title
Hot 91.9 Hot Cares
Impact Radio 103 FM My World Needs You
Mix 93.8 FM One Wingz of Change
Pretoria FM Oggendkuier
Pulpit Media Group Bags of Hope

Community Project – Commercial

Station Title
947 Lydia’s Matric Dance
Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer
Algoa FM Youth Run the Station
East Coast Radio East Coast Breakfast
Jacaranda FM Good Morning Angels

 

Content Producer

Content Producer – Campus Community Combined

Station Producer Show Title
Alex FM Juju Senyatsi The Real Deal
Alex FM Moribego Madubanya The Kingsway
Hot 91.9 William Scott Joburgs Hottest Breakfast
Hot 91.9 John Walland Hot Sport
Radio Pulpit Steven Botes Something Els
Voice of Wits DJ Keyez The Lift Club

Content Producer – Commercial

Station Producer Show Title
Cape Talk Elliott Sylvester Weekend Breakfast with Africa Melane
Gagasi FM Mfundo Mabaso Indaba
Gagasi FM Sbongiseni “Keys” Mkhize The Kings Drive
Power 98.7 Bongekile Skosana Power Perspective
Umhlobo Wenene FM Nomond Vakalisa Lelika Yehova Ihlbathi
Umhlobo Wenene FM Elvis Mali Usagoduka Na?

 

Daytime Show

Daytime Show – Campus

Station Title
MFM 92.6 Lunch on MFM
MFM 92.6 AM2PM
Puk FM 93.6 PukFM Lunch
Puk FM 93.6 International Top 40
UJFM Ego Trip

Daytime Show – Community

Station Title
Aganang FM Itsoseng
Alex FM The Real Deal
Alex FM Midday Cruise
Groot FM 90.5 #SuanEnSoAan
Groot FM 90.5 Kom ons praat daaroor
Hot 91.9 Mark Pilgrim Show
Radio Cape Pulpit Leefstyl

Daytime Show – Commercial

Station Title
Algoa FM The Algoa FM Top 30
Cape Talk The Pippa Hudson Show
SAFM Intune
SAFM SAFM Overnight
Vuma 103 FM Till Noon

 

Documentary

Documentary

Station Title
East Coast Radio #Get Real – With Vanessa Goosen
Kaya FM Marikana – 5 Years on
Power 98.7 A Different Country
RSG Monitor – Vroue Tronk
TruFM Music in the time of struggle

 

Drama Programme

Drama Programme

Station Title
Motsweding FM (Creatrix) Bua Le Mmino – Makarapa City
Munghana Lonene FM Mina hi Mina
Radio Islam Heartbreak
TruFM Uhambo Lwethu
Ukhozi FM (Creatrix) Ndiza Nathi – Absaville
Umhlobo Wenene FM Ithini Na Lento?

 

Field News Reporter

Field News Reporter

 

Station Reporter
702 and 947 Mia Lindeque
Kaya FM Tunicia Phillips
Kaya FM Nompumelelo Ngubeni
Power 98.7 Tshegohaco Moagi
Rise FM Zandile Ngubeni
Voice of Wits Amogelang Maledu

 

Internet/Online Radio Show


Internet/Online Radio Show

 

Station Presenter Show Title
Gay SA Radio Marinette Coertzen Rainbow Talk
Pulpit Media Group Vicus Kruger, Marius de Randt and Ryno Turketti I AM YOUTH
The Eye John Savage and Catherine Greffell The Eye Presents …
TransAfricaRadio.Net Shaun Lukhele Kizosada
TransAfricaRadio.Net Keabetswe Ncube Utopia

 

Multi-Channel Promotion


Multi-Channel Promotion

 

Station Title
Algoa FM Youth Day
Algoa FM Finders Keepers
Jacaranda FM Singing Billboard
Kaya FM The Jazzuary Masterclass
OFM Kom Ons Fees
Pulpit Media Group Bags of Hope

 

Music Show


Music Show – Campus

Station Title
MFM 92.6 World Wide Top 40
MFM 92.6 MFM Top 40
Puk FM RooiwynSondag
Tshwane FM The Night Pulse
Tuks FM 107.2 The SA Music Show
UCT Radio Top 30 Hitlist

Music Show – Community

Station Title
Groot FM 90.5 Gister se Grotes
Hot 91.9 Club Classics with Lloyd
Hot 91.9 The Sound of SA
Hot 91.9 The Classic Countdown
Khwezi FM Classic Music
Radio Khwezi Night Time Crew
Zibonele FM Uhadi Lwakho

Music Show – Commercial

 

Station Title
Heart FM HEART Top 40
Jacaranda FM The Chamberlains Top 20
Kaya FM The World Show
Metro FM Absolute Hip Hop
Vuma 103 FM Sunday Gospel Show
YFM #ThePlayersClub

 

News and Actuality Show


News and Actuality Show – Campus, Community Combined

Station Title
Groot FM 90.5 Kom ons praat daaroor
Kangala Community Radio 13h00 – 14h00
Radio Islam Sabahuul Muslim
Radio Islam The Daily Round Up
Radio Today Tom London Breakfast

News and Actuality Show – Commercial

Station Title
Kaya FM The Law Report
Kaya FM Today with John Perlman
Power 98.7 Power Update
Rise FM #RiseFMIn60Minutes
SAFM Media@SAfm
Smile 90.4 FM The Honest Truth on Smile 90.4 FM
TruFM Incoko

 

News Bulletin Reader


News Bulletin Reader – Campus

Station News Reader
Cut FM Elizabeth Moleboheng
MFM 92.6 Monique de Villiers
Tshwane FM Lerato Maile
Tuks FM 107.2 Marelize Wolmarans
Tuks FM 107.2 Dimpho Lekgeu
UCT Radio Naushaad Maharaj
UJFM Bolele Polisa

News Bulletin Reader – Community

Station Presenter
Hot 91.9 Kwanele Kunene
Hot 91.9 Gladys Sithole
Kumkani FM Lihle Dlova
Kumkani FM Vuyolwethu Ngcofe
Mix 93.8 FM Helen Desbois
Pretoria FM Pienaar Lochner
Radio Islam Mohammed Ameen Dabhella

News Bulletin Reader – Commercial

 

Station Presenter
702 Tara Penny
702 Aurelie Kalenga
Kaya FM Nompumelelo Ngubeni
Power 98.7 Mpho Sithole
Rise FM Zingisa Chirwa

 

Night Time Show


Night Time Show – Campus

Station Title
MFM 92.6 The Hitlist
Puk FM 93.6 RooiwynSondag
Tuks FM 107.2 The News Platform
UCT Radio Reserve Sound
Voice of Wits Love Shack
Voice of Wits Breaking Ground

Night time show – Community

Station Title
Hot 91.9 FM Late Night with Treasure
Kingfisher FM Masabelane with Tasco
Radio Alansaar Medical Files
Radio Khwezi Sakha Isizwe
Radio Pulpit Intimate Moment
ZIibonele FM Ingcambu Zevangeli

Night Time Show – Commercial

Station Title
Jacaranda FM The House Party with DJ Jazzy D
Kaya FM The Law Report
Loyus FM The Night Café Radio Show
OFM A Touch of Thabang
Power 98.7 Power Perspective

 

Podcast


Podcast

 

East Coast Radio #GetReal – With Vanessa Goosen
Gagasi FM The Kings Drive – Proposal
Power 98.7 Ahmed Kathrada
Quintessential SA Quintessential Engineering
Wits Journalism/SAFM Alibi

 

Promotions Stunt/Event


Promotions Stunt/Event – Campus, Community Combined

Station Title
Groot FM 90.5 #JouMenseMyMense
Inanda FM Inanda FM
Puk FM 93.6 Can you Woman?
Pulpit Media Group Bags of Hope
Tygerberg 104 FM #Vreesloos2017

Promotions Stunt/Event – Commercial

 

Station Title
Algoa FM Algoa FM BIig Walk For Cancer
Algoa FM Finders Keepers
East Coast Radio East Coast Breakfast Water Well
Jacaranda FM Jacaranda Bilboard
OFM The Big Breakfast with Martin van der Merwe

 

Radio Innovation


Radio Innovation

 

Algoa FM Finders Keepers
Jacaranda FM Billboard
Power 98.7 Power 98.7 #POWERWoman
Smile 90.4 FM Amplifying the Good News in the Mother City
The Eye The World’s First Portable Radio Station in a Case
Tuks FM 107.2 1072 Countdown

 

Sports Presenter


Sports Presenter

 

Ligwalagwala FM Senzo’S
OFM Darren Scott
Phalaphala FM Thina “Chittagong” Ramantswana
Power 98.7 Thabiso Mosia
Umhlobo Wenene FM Sthembiso Stherra Ngqezana

 

Sports Show


Sports Show – Campus, Community Combined

Station Title
Groot FM 90.5 #SlatDieSport
Hot 91.9 Hot Sport with John Walland
MFM 92.6 Half Time
MFM 92.6 Halftime
Puk FM 93.6 Pukfm Sport

Sports Show – Commercial

 

Station Title
Heart FM Feinberg on Football
Ligwalagwala FM Inkundzi Tsematfolweni and Lasuka Lahala
Metro FM The Ultimate Sports Show
OFM Extra Time with Darren Scott
Power 98.7 Power Sports Extra

 

Station Imaging


Station Imaging – Campus, Community Combined

Station
Groot FM 90.5
Hot 91.9
Puk FM 93.6
Radio Islam
Tuks FM 107.2

Station Imaging – Commercial

 

Station
Jacaranda FM
East Coast Radio
Capricorn FM
OFM
KFM 94.5
Power 98.7
947

 

Traffic Presenter


Traffic Presenter

 

Station Presenter
702 Aki Anastassiou
Kaya FM Mvangeli Nzuza
KFM 95.4 Zoe Brown
Metro FM Rob Byrne
Phalaphala FM Rendy S
Power 98.7 Lebohang Phokela
Power 98.7 Jadene Tager

 

Weekend Radio Show


Weekend Radio Show – Campus

Station Title
Puk FM 93.6 International Top 40
Puk FM 93.6 Rooiwyn Sondag
Puk FM 93.6 The Ultimate Turnup
Tuks FM 107.2 Retro Riffs
UCT Radio Top30 Hitlist
Voice of Wits Kwaitokooler box

Weekend Radio Show – Community

Station Title
Hot 91.9 The Tony Murrell Show
Hot 91.9 The Mark Pilgrim Show
Hot 91.9 Classic Countdown
PE FM 87.6 The Breakfast Hub
Radio Helderberg Laid Back Sunday

Weekend Radio Show – Commercial

Station Title
Metro FM Sunday Soul Therapy
Munghana Lonene Switshongo – Top 30
OFM Saturday Express with WR van der Merwe
OFM The Absolute 80’s Radio Show
OFM The Saturday Sport Show

 

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Tracey Lange leaves her Heart behind

Posted by radio On March - 15 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

The 9-12 show on Heart FM will become a lot less boisterous and bubbly on Friday this week, as host Tracey Lange presents her last show on the station. Tracey, who joined the station three years ago, will be hanging up her headphones and heading straight to set. Over the last few years the radio personality has become more in demand in the TV world and this will be a strong focus for her brand over the next while.

Tracey is currently the co-host of the M-Net’s live reality show Dancing with The Stars SA and presents a lifestyle show on KykNET – BRAVO! which she has been doing for the past few years. She also has a few other projects in the pipeline.

 

Tracey says she will miss the listeners the most. “Being a part of the Heart FM family has been everything I’d hoped it would be and allowed me to do what I’d set out to do when I decided to pursue a career in broadcasting – giving people the platform to share their stories. Fortunately this won’t end, with the start of another new TV show that will be announced in the next few weeks. I will miss the listeners endlessly and all the fun I had with them on air daily. I will cherish my three years with the listeners forever.”

 

Heart FM’s Head of Programming Denver Apollus says Tracey’s absence will be felt. “Tracey is an industry professional and her contribution to the mid-morning space has seen the show grow in numbers. We will miss her bubbly personality and energy she brings to the show.”

Managing Director for the station Renee Redelinghuys echoes Apollus’ sentiments. “Tracey has an infectious energy to which people are naturally drawn. Her laughter and banter with the boys in the morning, especially the high pithed “Hi” which has become synonymous before her show will be missed. Even the flou-jokes which she introduced. Tracey is a true professional in every sense of the word and there is no doubt that her star will only shine brighter from here. We thank Tracey for her contribution to the station and the Heart FM family as a whole.”

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POWER 98.7 revamps its line up as it turns five

Posted by radio On February - 22 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

POWER 98.7 is proud to announce improvements to its line-up which coincide with its fifth birthday. These improvements have taken into account our audience feedback to strengthen our meaningful conversations while retaining key talent. Effective 5 March 2018, listeners will wake up to the voice of celebrated and award winning broadcaster Bob Mabena on POWER Breakfast. He will be joined by the current POWER Drive presenter Thabo Mdluli from 06h00 to 09h00 on weekdays. Current host of POWER Breakfast, Thabiso TT Tema will take on POWER Drive with an extended hour from 15h00 to 18h00.

 

Our listeners also expressed a need for in-depth business news and economic content. The station answered in current host of POWER Hour, Ayabonga Cawe who will take an extended version of POWER Business from 18h00 to 20h00. Ayabonga has a wealth of experience in economic policy, research, and advocacy.

 

Current POWER Business host, Andile Khumalo, leaves the mic to focus on his growing business schedule. Due to popular demand, the hard hitting POWER Perspective with JJ Tabane, has been allocated an extra hour and will now air from 20h00 to midnight, from Monday to Thursday. The rest of the daytime programming including POWER Talk with Iman Rappetti and POWER Lunch with Aphelele Somi remain unchanged.

 

The station is introducing another weekend talk show, POWER Weekend Breakfast, which will present a combination of lifestyle and wellness driven content. It will be hosted by Pabi Moloi on Saturday and Sunday. POWER News Assignment Editor, Neo Leeuw, will present POWER Week from 09h00 to midday on Sunday. She will be joined by other media practitioners and newsmakers. Together, they will bring the POWER listener in-depth analysis and updates on what’s making news headlines.

 

Dianne Hawker, previous News Editor at Tiso Blackstar joins the station as Head of News. Outgoing editor, Denzil Taylor will now focus on the station’s news capacity building, including training and mentoring of news talent and special projects such as documentaries.

 

The station also welcomes additional broadcasting heavy hitters.  Mzo Jojwana joins POWER 98.7 as Head of Programming.  He served as 702’s Programme Manager for the past 5 years. Alan Matthews, also with 702 until recently, joins the group as MSG Group Sales Operations Manager.Lulama Mqina, current Head of Productions at Primedia Group, joins MSG Group Sales as the Managing Director.

 

MSG Group CEO and Chairman of POWER 98.7 Given Mkhari said: “These changes are testimony to the growth of POWER as we turn five. We would like to thank our staff, listeners and clients as we enter another milestone. Our association with passionate, committed and resourceful people continues to pay off. We are confident that we will continue faithfully to deliver on our commitment to be a catalyst of our people’s progress.”

 

 

Visit power987.co.za for the full line-up.

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Young trailblazers rise to the occasion on Algoa FM

Posted by radio On February - 15 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

Whilst one of Algoa FM’s recent on-air appointments moves into weekdays, another joins the station for the very first time.

Early mornings are a challenge for many, but not for Siobhan Momberg, who fearlessly pursuits much bigger challenges that set her soul on fire.

The avid adventure-seeker joined Algoa FM as a presenter just six months ago, with a Sunday evening show between 7 and 10pm.

Now in addition to hosting on Sundays, she will be on air between five and six in the morning, on weekdays.

 

“Siobhan’s personality has a feel-good-vibe to it, which is exactly what our early morning audience is looking for. It is just the right amount of energy that is needed for the show that is the premiere precursor to our Breakfast Show,” says Algoa FM Operations Director, Alfie Jay.

 

Momberg will take over as Algoa FM bids farewell to Shereez Govender, who took a personal decision to focus on her boutique business.

 

This also frees up Saturday lunch, which will soon be hosted by a newcomer, Roch-Lè Bloem.

“I’ve seen some of her work on local television and also caught snippets of her show on community radio. I have no doubt that our audience will quickly warm to this bright young woman,” says Jay.

Roch-Lè is a Broadcast Journalism Honours Graduate, who also holds a degree in Media, Communications and Culture.

Algoa Country can look forward to hearing her on-air “really soon,” says Jay.

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SABC appoints Phathiswa Magopeni as News Exec

Posted by radio On February - 13 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Phathiswa Magopeni as the Group Executive: News & Current Affairs effective from the 01st of March 2018.  This appointment is in line with the corporation’s continuous commitment to ensure that all Group Executive vacancies are filled in order to achieve sound governance in all the SABC’s business units.  It also affirms our commitment to attract and retain the best skills to address the evolving broadcasting environment enabled by technology.
Ms. Magopeni brings to the SABC a wealth of great knowledge in broadcasting, particularly within the news environment.  She has obtained an Honours degree, Master of Philosophy in Education, Integrated Marketing Communications Diploma, Master of Business Administration (MBA) and she is currently working on a doctoral proposal for a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree with Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).  With her great experience in the field of broadcasting as a seasoned Journalist and having being able to successfully manage one of the newsrooms in South Africa, Ms. Magopeni will surely take the SABC to greater heights.
Reacting to the news of her appointment Ms. Magopeni says “South Africa’s public broadcaster has always played an indispensable role in the democratic order of the country, but it has also always had a special place in my own life.  My first job in broadcasting was with the SABC; I learned a lot there, and have learned much in the industry since.  Hopefully all that can be of use because this is for me a welcome return to where it all began.  I am humbled by the trust shown in me, and look forward to being part of an institution which is crucial to providing independent news and information to South Africa’s citizenry”.
The SABC’s Chief Operations Officer (COO), Mr. Chris Maroleng stated that “As a public broadcaster we recognise the pivotal role played by news and information in human, social and economic growth and development.  We therefore saw it fit to appoint Ms. Magopeni as she has the expertise in the broadcasting industry and we believe that her appointment will further strengthen our position as a credible and reliable news and information provider in the country as we approach the national general elections in 2019”.
Mr. Maroleng further stated that “We welcome Ms. Magopeni back to the SABC where she first cut her teeth in the broadcasting arena.  We urge all staff members to welcome and support her in her role as the new Group Executive for news and current affairs division”.
As South Africa’s only public broadcaster, the SABC is mandated to deliver an unparalleled public value proposition of educating, informing and entertaining all South Africans.  We therefore remain committed to ensuring that the millions of South African households who rely on SABC for news and current affairs are kept captivated on our news channels.
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Radio2000 invited to broadcast in East Africa

Posted by radio On February - 1 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

SABC Radio Station, Radio2000 has been invited to tour Tanzania from 4 – 11 February 2018 by Tanzania Tourist Board. The invitation is to establish and strengthen a long term relationship with the station and to create content around the annual Sauti Za Busara Music Festival and tourism in Tanzania.

Radio2000 Station Manager: Ms Puleng Thulo says: “We at Radio2000 are proud to have been invited to broadcast in Tanzania – East Africa and especially at this time when we are talking about African unity and working together in terms of promoting arts, culture and tourism. We welcome this opportunity to expose our station to the African continent and to generate content that will benefit our listeners in South Africa.”

 

Radio2000’s breakfast show Planet Haaibo will broadcast from various tourist attraction sites in Tanzania such as Serengeti Park, Mount Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar from the 5th – 10th of February 2018.The Station has through the years forged relationships with African States, Embassies and High Commissions celebrating Africa Day and promoting #SayNOToXenophobia campaigns.

 

Radio2000 has broadcast at various High Commissions during AFCON tournaments and Africa Day, highlighting trade missions between South Africa and other African countries. In 2017 Radio2000 hosted a successful Africa Day and Heritage Day respectively at the SABC where various African Embassies and High Commissions were invited to exhibit their arts and culture as well as to promote tourism.  Following those events, Tanzania Tourist Board saw it befitting to extend the invitation to the station to visit the country and to see what they have to offer.

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Chris Maroleng appointed as SABC’s COO

Posted by radio On January - 31 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS
The Chairperson of the SABC on behalf of the board of the public broadcaster is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Chris Maroleng as the Chief Operations Officer of the SABC, with effect from 1 February 2018.
 
Mr Maroleng holds BA(Hons) and MA degrees from the University of Cape Town and has received several post-graduate scholarships and awards.  He is an accomplished South African with successful careers at senior management level in television, telecommunications and corporate affairs.
 
Mr. Maroleng has demonstrated considerable management and financial acumen and he is familiar with the cutting-edge Fourth Industrial Revolution issues that the SABC needs to embrace going forward. He understands South Africa’s legislative and regulatory environment and his knowledge of broadcasting on the continent is invaluable as the SABC develops its coverage of, and in Africa.
 
Mr. Chris Maroleng said: “I accept the position at the SABC with deep humility, and appreciate the confidence that the Board has shown in me. I look forward to playing a role, as part of an executive team, in transforming the SABC into a world-class public broadcaster that is responsive to the needs of all South Africans.”
 
The Board’s priority has always been to urgently fill the top three executive vacancies, as expected and mandated by Parliament and the Shareholder.  We believe that the appointment of the Chief Operations Officer is a significant step towards stabilising the executive leadership of the SABC. The Board is satisfied that this appointment process has followed all legal and governance requirements.
 
The adverts for the Group CEO and CFO have been placed, and the deadline for applications has been extended to 14 February 2018.
[Issued by: SABC]
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Good music and mastery with Jazzuary on Kaya FM 95.9

Posted by radio On December - 24 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS
 Liberty Radio Awards Station of the Year, Kaya FM 95.9, kicks off 2018 with another installment of its annual celebration and ode to jazz music under the theme – Jazzuary Masterclass.

This January we take Afropolitans on a month-long journey which dives deep into music genre of jazz. The Jazzuary Masterclass aims to commemorate, educate, entertain and have conversations to share insights about the history and future of jazz music and jazz culture.

 

 

 

 

“The jazz genre and lifestyle is a significant part of the fabric of our station and deeply  rooted in our twenty-year history as the home of the Afropolitan. Jazzuary is part of our commitment to grow jazz and showcase its holistic influence on modern content and conversations be it music, politics, fashion or the arts,” says Kaya FM Managing Director, Greg Maloka.

 

Kaya FM listeners will be treated to an ear feast of masterclasses, interviews and jazz entertainment from some of the most season sort-after jazz geniuses. Some of the Masters that we will be featuring include the likes of:

 

Andile Yenana – Pianist and Educator

Mncedisi Ndlovu  – Joy of Jazz legal advisors, Jazz Collector and Enthusiast

Colin Kgari – Jazz Presenter and Aficionado

Paul Hanmer – Jazz Pianist

Zoe Modiga – Jazz Vocalist

Greame Arendse – Graphic Designer and Curator

DJ Kenzhero  – DJ & Curator

 

For our on-air-playlist we will be exploring some Afro-latin or Afro-cuban music which will also be subjects covered in some of our masterclass interviews. Live Performances for Jazzuary will include some of the best afro-salsa and latin jazz musicians.

 

“Through Jazzuary we approach jazz in a more holistic manner that will see us going deeper into the genre and exploring more subjects and topics that cannot or should not be separated from jazz,” says Nkosinathi Mbelu, Music Manager at Kaya FM.

 

“Subjects like jazz literature, politics, Jazz education, collectors societies, history, jazz broadcasting, jazz sub-genres, art,” Mbelu adds.

 

Join us on the airwaves for this assortment of entertainment or visit www.jazzuary.fm to enjoy exclusive art, lifestyle and fashion content influenced by jazz culture.

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SABC make two senior appointments

Posted by radio On December - 11 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS
In line with its commitment to ensuring organisation stability, financial recovery, and sound governance, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is pleased to announce two senior appointments.
Mr. Thamsanqa Phineas Zikode (known as Thami) has been appointed as Chief Audit Executive and Ms. Nada Ndulelwa Wotshela as Group Executive: SABC Radio. They both assumed their duties on Friday the 1st of December 2017.
Mr. Zikode has both Bachelor and Honours Degrees in Accounting Sciences and has been a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) since 2009. He is also a member of the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA). Mr. Zikode has extensive working experience in both the private and public sectors – most recently with the Auditor General of South Africa (AGSA).
 
Ms. Nada Wotshela has both a BA Degree (Psychology and Sociology) and an MA Degree in Developmental Studies. She began her radio career with Ubuntu Community Radio in Port Elizabeth in 1996 as a presenter, a producer, and a newsreader. Ms. Wotshela moved to CKI FM in 1998 and transformed it from a community station to the youth radio station launched as Tru FM in November 2007. After a stint at Umhlobo Wenene FM, Ms. Wotshela was appointed as an SABC Provincial General Manager – first in the Western Cape and thereafter in the Eastern Cape.
Ms. Nomsa Philiso, the SABC’s Acting Group Chief Executive Officer (AGCEO) stated “We are delighted to welcome the two new Group Executive members.  I am particularly thrilled that they are joining us at a point where we are still deliberating about the plans for the 18/19 fiscal and can make an impactful contribution. I urge all staff to support them in their new roles”.
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