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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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Jozi FM joins United Stations stable

Posted by radio On November - 28 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

United Stations has been appointed with immediate effect, as the exclusive national sales partner of choice, for 22 year old JOZI FM.

JOZI FM is the largest community radio station in South Africa and the two enthusiastic teams are looking forward to the next phase in its remarkable success story.

 

“This move forms part of our broader plans to leverage the incredible bond we have with our audience and we are looking forward to playing an even bigger role in the life of South Africa’s economic powerhouse, says Managing Director – Mpho Mhlongo. “Each of our shows is presented and produced by seasoned radio professionals with a deep passion and knowledge of our valuable audience and we will be working closely with United Stations to provide our advertisers with creative, innovative and impactful ways to engage with them and get results”.

 

With United Stations’ involvement, the station will expand opportunities for clients on-air, on-line, at events, inside branded content, through activations and in sponsorships.

 

Managing Director at United Stations, Rivak Bunce adds: “We are honoured to have the opportunity to represent JOZI FM with its incredible pulling power and highly marketable audience. The station is now at the threshold of realising greater growth and innovation and we are proud to be a part of that journey”.

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Kaya FM Sound Supreme Picnic

Posted by radio On November - 23 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Sound Supreme Picnic brought to you for the first time by Kaya FM, on Saturday, 25 November 2017 at Mushroom Park in Sandton from 12:00 to 18:00.

 

Usher in the sunny summer season at Sound Supreme Picnic brought to you for the first time by the home of the Afropolitan, Kaya FM, on Saturday, 25 November 2017, at Mushroom Park in Sandton from 12h00 to 18h00.

 

 

Come and enjoy sultry, soul-touching and hip-swaying Afropolitan sounds live from Kaya FM’s Sound Supreme DJs made up of Tha Muzik, Kenzhero, JustThemba, and The Rhythm Sessions. The line-up will also include guest international DJ Nicola Conte who is set to bring his multi-layered, diverse and lush Latin, spiritual and soulful jazz sounds, as well as his sometimes energetic, fiery and wildly festive performance to Johannesburg this Saturday.

 

 

This experience promises to keep listeners entertained while enjoying a picnic with family and friends to an ambience of nu jazz, lounge, Afrobeat, house, hip hop, samba, salsa, world music and bossa nova to set the mood for a memorable day.

 

Make this event the first summer memory and get your ticket for only R200 and be treated to good music, picnic and entertainment. Food and drinks will be sold on site.

Tickets are on sale now at TicketPro. Visit www.ticketpro.co.za now to buy your ticket.

 

 

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5FM’s Station Manager Justine Cullinan is the winner of the Corporate Award at this year’s Veuve Clicquot ELLE Boss Awards in association with Old Mutual Corporate.

 

The Veuve Clicquot ELLE Boss Award, now in its third year, celebrates successful, innovative entrepreneurial women and businesswomen who have made a significant contribution to business life in South Africa and are natural business leaders.

Since the end of 2014 Justine has led a dedicated team who stand by their brand ethos to bring together youthful South Africans through the power of music.  She was nominated for the award by on-air presenter Rob Forbes for her trend-setting, innovative strategies and ability to motivate her team in even the most difficult times. In his nomination Forbes said, “5FM is an institution for so many young people growing up and it hasn’t been an easy two years.  For a lot of us, being able to navigate through that has been down to Justine. I think it’s been an incredible achievement to keep a brand as big as 5FM as important as it is through a period of such change.”

 

On being announced as the winner of the coveted award, Justine, who is affectionately known as the 5FM “Bosslady”, shared her appreciation for the recognition, “It is an absolute honour and privilege to be nominated for the Veuve Clicquot ELLE Boss Award. I am incredibly proud to be part of the journey of supporting South African women in corporate leadership and I think it’s very important that organisations that trade in SA, like Old Mutual and Veuve Clicquot, play a role in empowering tomorrow’s female leaders.”

 

She added that entrepreneurship is the way forward because if new jobs are not created rather than sought, there won’t be any for the future generations. “At 5FM I do everything in my power to empower and mentor women for the future media industry, which is going to become increasingly important in understanding and managing our South African lives,” she says. 2017 also marked the first year in the history of 5FM that a black, female presenter was appointed to host the important afternoon drive show in the form of 5FM’s Thando Thabethe, known to her 5FM fans as Thabooty. Justine comments that this move was a core aspect of her plan over the past three years as Station Manager and it was long overdue.

 

In a media release judge Khanyi Dhlomo, Founder & CEO of Ndalo Media and ELLE magazine Publisher, herself recognised and honoured as one of SA’s most influential and inspiring businesswomen, summed up the 2017 Awards by saying, “All this year’s finalists were natural leaders, confident, strong, committed and risk-takers who are driven to succeed”.

 

From the large numbers of entries, the panel of judges awarded Justine the corporate award category title, while Amanda Dambuza, Founder of Director of consulting company Uyandiswa, won the entrepreneur category, and went on to win the overall prize as well.

 

Listeners can catch Justine on The Roger Goode Show on Wednesday, 22 November between 08:00 – 09:00 for one of her regular #Bosslady sessions, where she will answer questions on the radio business and chat a little about her award. She remains always open to the 5FM community through email.  Email her bosslady@5fm.co.za.

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