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See who’s taken over from Queen B at Metro FM

Posted by radio On April - 10 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Interview – Lerato & Dineo

 

METROFM: We’re here today with Lerato & Dineo right after the very first episode of The Bridge, ladies, how did it go?

Dineo: Good, good.

Lerato: AMA-ZING! How can you say good [laughs], I’m kidding, but come now [laughs again]

 

Dineo: You see guys how I get bullied on this show [laughs even louder]

 

Dineo & Lerato: Good is not good enough [both laugh]

 

Dineo: No, but seriously, good is an understatement. It went so well. We’re both very happy with the show and with our atmosphere. We’re working the studio together and just so glad to be killing it together.

 

METROFM: And you know, there is a production team, helping out bring the new show to the fans. Can you give us an idea about the structure of the show, the content and what the future holds?

 

Dineo: Well we’re sitting with what can only be called a very good problem in that we have too much content. We’ve got content overload and right now with the show being new it still has a lot of older features that cannot be moved or edited just yet. So we’re still finding ways to usher in the newness without destabilising what was…

 

Lerato: So the first hour of the show is very much about user interaction and then the second hour of the show is very chilled but still based on that user engagement, for instance, users own the playlists and they can select their own songs etc.

 

Dineo: And we still put content out there that the fans can still engage with. I think in the future we’ll probably see some more consistency in the structure of the show vs what it is now and I think it’s accurate to state that we’ll likely still find there is a bit of an evolution to play out.

 

Lerato: Absolutely! I think you may find the show getting a little more informative and especially if you continue listening through the week you’ll find a few more new features making their way into the show.

 

METROFM: Cool! So in wrapping up what do you think of the new website and it’s new features such as the live chat. Do you think it’s going to add a new dimension to the show?

 

Lerato & Dineo: Absolutely it will!

Lerato: Yeah, I mean, during #AskAMan there were a lot of people talking and chatting to us through the live chat functionality and it’s definitely going to give more power to the user in terms of how they choose to interact with us.

 

Dineo: And it gives the production team a good opportunity to come up with content around new features such as on Friday we have a hottie coming in who is going to be manning the live chat feature. You know a celebrity hottie who will have to do whatever the listeners ask…

 

Lerato: Well not everything [laughs]

 

Dineo: Yes, not everything! [both laughing] But this person is going to talk to the fans and it should be fun.

 

Lerato: And it’s just one of the new features we’ll be phasing in over the course of the new week. So there’s lots that the fans can expect over the coming days and weeks. We’re both very excited.

 

METROFM: Ok, thanks for your time ladies and congrats on the new show, great name by the way!

 

 

[Source: Metrofmblog]

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METRO FM: How did it go today? Fresh: I think, uh, given that it was day one, I think it went extremely well, but because I’m always hard on myself, I’ll probably be happy after probably a month in, but I’m almost certain that by Friday we’ll have all the nuts tightened and all the […]

 

METRO FM: How did it go today?

 

Fresh: I think, uh, given that it was day one, I think it went extremely well, but because I’m always hard on myself, I’ll probably be happy after probably a month in, but I’m almost certain that by Friday we’ll have all the nuts tightened and all the bolts in place. So yeah…

 

METRO FM: What is the sort of process that you have to go through to sort of fine tune? What do you look at?

 

Fresh: Um, it’s just re-adjusting your mental configuration because when you work at another station, another format, you know, you rewire your brain to adjust to that. So for me, it’s just re-wiring the way I think, the way I do things. The system is different, for instance, the music is slightly different. It’s another team now, um for instance, you know where ads sets, clocks are different and all of that.

 

METRO FM: I’m sure the morning – getting up at 3 in the morning doesn’t help, uh, either?

 

Fresh: Thing is, because I was doing Breakfast-at-Five for the last three years, getting up is not a problem. Getting up is very easy, that I can do.

 

METRO FM: Got you. Cool, cool. So the next place that I wanted to go Fresh was, uh, you know, you’ve been in radio a long time, certainly all your biographies online say you’ve been doing this for a very long time – Starting out in Botswana, etc. What I really wanted to know is what are sort of the key differences from back then to now that you really see have changed the face of radio and how you interact with fans?

 

Fresh: I think radios face has changed since the advent of the internet. So when I started on radio on radio in 1992 internet existed, but it was for the very, very, very privileged few. So radio never had access to Internet when I started in ’92. So to do your research you had to read the papers and you literally had to subscribe to the wires. Like AFP, like Reuters, and for me I feel radio was more creative back then because we didn’t all have the same news sources. So you were forced to be creative – you forced to take content that was in the paper and flip it in a way that perhaps someone else wouldn’t have on the radio.

 

Now-a-days with the internet, social media, radio shows are always using the same websites so, now it’s up to you to see how you stand out. Even if you’re using the same information. So for instance 10 radio shows can use 1 website for information, but one of them will stand out on how they use or flip or turn or transform the information and I think that’s what will always keep your ahead. When you don’t just take in information and regurgitate it. When you make it live in one way or another.  You know, let’s not talk about the cabinet shuffle, let’s turn the cabinet shuffle into a skit. You know what I mean? So for me that what makes you next level or not.

 

METRO FM: Okay. So would you agree with the statement that, I guess, the reason radio actually dub-tails so well with digital or the other way round is immediacy of it all?

 

Fresh: The immediacy of everything. I mean for instance, uh, we were on at 5 and people were anticipating the show from last night. By 05:30 we were trending number 2. By 05:40 we were trending number 1. It’s 10:17 and we’re trending number 3, you know what mean? But because we are always engaging with people on social media like now there’s already 4 podcasts available for people to check out. So if you missed tats, but maybe you read the tweet and the tat was on your radio, you can now download the podcast and listen to it in the comfort of your own home. Or you can watch the video, for instance, or you can tweet tats and tell them, “Listen, I’m hearing you on the radio, you know, I can’t wait for next week.”

 

So, for me, I think social media and radio were meant to be together. Unfortunately, or fortunately for us, not everyone does it the same so…

 

[Source:MetroFMblog]

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Zama Ngcobo leaves Ukhozi FM

Posted by radio On April - 7 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Contrary to popular belief, not only is change inevitable, but it is a radio must! Ukhozi FM, Africa’s radio leader will be switching things up, #RadioReshuffle style!  The new line-up kicks off on Monday, 17 April 2017.

Ukhozi also announed officially  the departure of Vuka Mzansi Breakfast Show’s co-host, Ms Zama Ngcobo.  Ngcobo’s last show was on Tuesday, 4 April 2017.

 

“Ukhozi FM, has consistently proven not only to be Africa’s biggest radio station, but to be the station of choice, with an ever growing audience, proving that even with the evolving radio climate, we stay afloat,” said Ukhozi FM Station Manager, Mr. Bonga Mpanza

 

SLOT SCHEDULE TIME PROGRAMME ON-AIR TEAM DAY OF THE WEEK
WEEKDAYS 02:00-04:00 KWASA OKUNGALIYO STHANDWA NZUZA MONDAYS
04:00-04:30 UMTHOMBO WOSINDISO SIYA MHLONGO MONDAYS
04:30-05:00 UMNOTHO USENHLABATHINI MANDLA MDLETSHE MONDAYS
04:00-05:00 ULIBO LOKUQALA SIYA MHLONGO TUESDAYS-FRIDAYS
06:00-09:00 VUKA MZANSI BREAKFAST SHOW SIPHO “SGQEMEZA” MBATHA – HOST

HLENGIWE MBATHA – CONTENT PRODUCER

GUGU “BIGKID” YENGWA – TECHNICAL PRODUCER

  09:00-12:00 JABUL’UJULE DUDU “LADY D” KHOZA – HOST

LAWRANCIA MQEBU – CONTENT PRODUCER

MANDLA “NJINJI” MAGWAZA – TECHNICAL PRODUCER

 
12:00-15:00 NETHEZEKA “MROZA” BUTHELEZI – HOST

SBU BUTHELEZI – CO-HOST

THEMBEKA ZONDO – CONTENT PRODUCER

SBO SITHOLE – TECHNICAL PRODUCER

 
15:00-18:00 WOZA NABANGANI BAKHO TSHATHA NGOBE – HOST

“SELBEYONCE” MKHIZE – CO-HOST

SMA MATHIBELI – CONTENT PRODUCER

BONGA “SPHONGO” DLADLA – TECHNICAL PRODUCER

20:00-23:00 SITHAKELA ISIZWE NONGCEBO MCKENZIE – HOST

BABHEKE MTHETHWA – CONTENT PRODUCER

SANDILE MDLALOSE – TECHNICAL PRODUCER

MONDAYS-THURSDAYS
20:00-23:00 BHAMPA 2 BHAMPA STHANDWA NZUZA

CASPER NGOBENI – TECHNICAL PRODUCER

 
23:00-02:00 AKULALWA BHEKA “BK” MCHUNU MONDAYS -WEDNESDAYS
23:00-02:00 SIBHUKUDA KWESIMANZONZO ZIMDOLLAR BIYELA – HOST

CASPER NGOBENI – TECHNICAL PRODUCER

THURSDAYS
23:00-02:00 NAMBA NAMBA ZANDA MTHEMBU – HOST

SBO FOKOL – PRODUCER

FRIDAYS
02:00-04:00 ISIGQI SEZWE NGIZWE MCHUNU TUESDAYS TO THURSDAYS
02:00-04:00 IKHWEZI LOKHOZI STHANDWA NZUZA FRIDAYS
WEEKENDS 02:00-05:00 INDONSA LUCKY NKOSI SATURDAYS
06:00-09:00 IKHETHELO ZIMDOLLAR BIYELA SATURDAYS
09:00-09:30 TEENZONE BONISWA MOTO – HOST

SIWE CELE – CO-HOST

SATURDAYS
09:30-12:30 SIGIYA NGENGOMA BHEKA MCHUNU – HOST

NKOSINATHI MSHENGU – CO-HOST

SMA MATHIBELI – CONTENT PRODUCER

SANDILE MDLALOSE – TECHNICAL PRODUCER

SATURDAYS
12:30-15:00 UKHOZI URBAN TOP 20 STHANDWA NZUZA – HOST

BABHEKE MTHETHWA – CONTENT PRODUCER

CASPER NGOBENI – TECHNICAL PRODUCER

SATURDAYS
15:00-18:00 CHILLAZ KHETHA GWALA – HOST

CASPER NGOBENI – TECHNICAL PRODUCER

SATURDAYS
22:00-02:00 FAK’UMOYA MANDLA “NJINJI” MAGWAZA – HOST SATURDAYS
02:00-05:00 LUSOTHANDWENI NKOSINATHI MSHENGU SUNDAYS
05:00- 08:00 EZAMABANDLA ZIMDOLLAR BIYELA SUNDAYS
08:00-11:30 INDUMISO SIYA MHLONGO – HOST

CASPER NGOBENI – TECHNICAL PRODUCER

SUNDAYS
11:30-14:30 EZINGASOZE ZABUNA NONGCEBO MCKENZIE – HOST

SANDILE MDLALOSE – TECHNICAL PRODUCER

SUNDAYS
14:30-15:00 TEENZONE NOMFUNDO MKHIZE SUNDAYS
15:00-18:00 LIVE SPORTS LIVE COMMENTARY SUNDAYS
18:00-20:00 UMCULO WEJAZZ MANDLA MDLETSHE SUNDAYS
20:00-21:00 UNKULUNKULU NOMUNT’OMUSHA NOMFUNDO MKHIZE SUNDAYS
21:00-22:00 INGCWENGA LUCKY NKOSI SUNDAYS
22:00-23:00 IZINGXOXO ZEZENKOLO NOMFUNDO MKHIZE SUNDAYS
23:00-23:30 SIYAGWABA MANDLA MDLETSHE SUNDAYS
23:30-02:00 UJU LOMPHEFUMULO NKOSINATHI MSHENGU SUNDAYS

 

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At the Liberty Radio Awards Gala Banquet on 22 April at the Sandton Convention Centre, acknowledgement will be made of people who have made a significant contribution to the radio industry as well as of the young Bright Stars who will play a substantial role in the industry’s future.

The following individuals will be inducted into the Liberty Radio Awards Hall of Fame:

  • Fakir Hassen
  • Lynn Joffe
  • Jeremy Maggs
  • Rev Nomathamsanqa Rweqana
  • Tony Sanderson
  • Zola Yeye

The future leaders of the industry who will be inducted as “Bright Stars” are:

 

Keneilwe Mohapi Capricorn FM
Herman Human East Rand Stereo
Nonjabulo “Njabs” Zwane Gagasi FM
Sthabiso Nyaba Inanda FM
Mbalenhle Shandu Nqubeko FM
Charonike Nel PUK FM
Lwazi Mpofu trufm
Katleho Mahlangu VOW FM

 

To book your ticket to the Liberty Radio Awards Banquet, click here or contact melissa@libertyradioawards.co.za

 

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OFM, the sound of your life in Central South Africa, is fighting for its rugby pride, the Toyota Cheetahs, and the station is urging its loyal listeners to join them in this effort.

OFM fighting to keep Toyota Cheetahs in Super Rugby

The South African Rugby Union is due to make a ruling on 6 April 2017 as to whether the Toyota Cheetahs will be allowed to participate in the southern hemisphere’s premier rugby competition, the Vodacom Super Rugby tournament. This after SANZAR, the rugby authority in charge of Super Rugby, announced its intention to reduce participating teams from 18 to 15. This will see South Africa possibly lose two teams, with the Port Elizabeth-based Southern Kings and the Bloemfontein-based Toyota Cheetahs most likely to get chopped.

 

Says OFM General Manager Nick Efstathiou: “The Free State has long been known as a breeding ground for future Springboks. Therefore it is almost unthinkable that the team might be kicked out of the tournament. SANZAR’s decision has put immense pressure on the team and a spate of injuries to key players has resulted in only two wins in their five games to date. It’s time Cheetah supporters rally around the team and do all they can to support our boys in orange. We urge our listeners to sign our online petition to keep the Toyota Cheetahs in Super Rugby!”

 

In addition, Efstathiou says lack of support at games could also be a determining factor in SANZAR’s final decision. He says fans should show up at games in droves, wearing orange to show their support.

 

“OFM is the number one supporter of the Toyota Cheetahs and as a station we will do all we can to make sure the Toyota Cheetahs does not become an endangered species on the Super Rugby franchise list!” says Efstathiou.

 

Go to www.ofm.co.za to sign the petition and keep the Toyota Cheetahs in Super Rugby and tune in to OFM for the latest updates on SARU’s decision.

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The Liberty Radio Awards adjudication panel reviewed more than 1700 entries earlier in March, making this the most hotly contested Radio Awards yet. Following the announcement of the various category finalists on 22 March, the finalists for the coveted Station of the Year title have now been selected and the final adjudication of this category is in process.

 

“The excitement that the announcement of category finalists is generating is confirmation that radio is the best medium to engage with a nation,” says Sydney Mbhele, Chief Marketing Officer, Liberty Group. “The finalists in the Station of the Year category have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in the radio industry, and this resonates with the values that Liberty has inculcated over the last 60 years to guide our customers towards financial freedom, using media such a radio to also do this. A solid future for radio ensures increased access to knowledge and information and ultimately empowers listeners with the ability to make informed choices.”

 

 

The adjudication panel will now review the finalists taking the following criteria into account:

  • Quality and depth of entries
  • On-Air success and innovation
  • Audience numbers
  • Community outreach
  • Understanding of listener and focus
  • X-factor

“The challenge of selecting the best of the best will be very exacting,” says Lance Rothschild, CEO of the Liberty Radio Awards. “With the depth and standard of entries received, there is not much to separate the finalists and I eagerly await the outcome of this final adjudication process.”

 

The Station of the Year finalists are:

CAMPUS
MFM
PUK FM
UJFM
VOW FM
COMMUNITY
HOT 91.9
GROOT
MIX 93.8 FM
RADIO ISLAM
RADIO PULPIT
 

PBS
LOTUS FM
MOTSWEDING FM
RSG
THOBELA FM
UMHLOBO WENENE FM

COMMERCIAL
5FM
ALGOA FM
JACARANDA FM
KAYA FM
POWER FM
TALK RADIO 702

 

 

 

The 2017 Liberty Radio Awards Gala Banquet will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre on 22 April.

 

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Y-FM New Line-up, #The Re-Up

Posted by radio On April - 3 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Smash the morning blues, Melo out, Krunch at lunch, Evacuate the day, say Shut Up to the world and get Tapping in the evening. This is a day in the week as Yfm Re-Ups its urban beat. The fine tuning continues as the Yfm line-up informs and entertains the Y and Z-Generations.

A portal to cool, well informed aspiration young adults, Y continues to stride into the world of trendy and savvy young professionals, who have grown up with the vibe of Yfm.

 

Staying true to our roots of informing and entertaining younger listeners, Yfm continues to grow and mature with its audience of Generation-Z professionals, who know what they want and how they want it: Be it informative conversations, content, the latest news and most of all, the best and latest must.

 

Information, content, conversation and music, music, music are the core values of 2017/18. It’s the year of Re-Up.
LINEUP 2017/2018

Time Presenter Show Name
0000 – 0300 Tulz Madala and Captain Zee This Is Radio
0300 – 0600 Anathi Wake up with Anathi
0600 – 0900 Smash Afrika
Co-Host (TBC)
Given Baloyi (Producer)
Smash and Grab
1000 – 1200 Melo
Mtho (Producer)
Melo on 10th
1200 – 1500 Khutso Theledi
Producer TBC
Co-host (TBC)
Krunch Time
1500 – 1800 DJ Sabby
Tshepi
Samke (Producer)
The Best Drive
1800 – 2100 DJ Ankletap
Tumi Mmakou (Producer)
Co-Host (TBC)
The DJ Ankletap show

 

YTKO
Monday DJ Lebza
Tuesday Zai Maya
Wednesday DJ Candii
Thursday DJ Zan D
Friday DJ Speedsta

 

HOTT99
Monday Anathi
Tuesday Khutso Theledi
Wednesday Feroza
Thursday DJ Speedsta
Friday DJ Candii

 

 

[Source:Yworld.co.za]

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Touch HD welcomes refreshed line-up

Posted by radio On April - 1 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Tbo Touch is putting all his guns behind Touch HD with reworked line-up. Originally named Touch Central, the collaborative brainchild of Touch and Gareth Cliff (who owns his own digital radio station, Cliff Central), launched in August last year.

Along with its high definition audio experience offering, Touch HD hopes to attract audiences with its star-studded line up of DJs.

Glen Lewis’ highly speculated move from Metro FM was confirmed yesterday and he will take up the breakfast show with comedienne, Nina Hastie.

SAFTA award-winning TV host, Thembisa Mdoda follows in her sister’s footsteps and takes up the 11am to 1pm slot. Touch himself will hold down the drive time show.

With Touch being a popular advocate for the fall in data prices, MTN users will be happy to know that Touch HD is free to stream for them. The line-up shake up takes effect 1 April and you can see the full list below.

the expensive breakfast

Monday – Friday 07:00 – 09:00

Nina Hastie and Glen Lewis

let’s do lunch

Monday – Friday 11:00 – 13:00

Thembisa Mdoda

the touchdown

Monday – Friday 15:00 – 17:00

T’bo Touch and Kat

the millennial watch

Monday – Friday 09:00 – 11:00

Arye Kellman and Rorisang Thandekiso

being frank with mac

Wednesday – Thursday 18:30 – 20:00

Macfarlane Moleli

the hotspot

Saturday 11:00 – 13:00

Jennifer Sanasie and Thapelo

 

 

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The Public Service Broadcaster (SABC)  has received  a total of 95 nominations at the announcement of the 2017 Liberty Radio Awards.

 

A number of SABC Radio presenters and programs were nominated in various categories including Afternoon Drive Presenter, Roger Goode (5FM), Bongani Mahlangu (Ikwekwezi FM), Dumisa “DJ Shabbisto” Mavuso (Ligwalagwala FM), Byron Oliver Davies (Lotus FM) and Lucky Komanisi (Motsweding FM) just to name a few.

 

SABC Head of Radio Marketing  Siphelele Sixaso commented , “I would like to wish all the SABC Radio stations the best as being  recognized by fellow peers in the industry is a big tap on the back to carry on delivering the SABC Public Service Mandate for all South Africans from all walks of life. The over 80 finalists that we have received as the different radio brands bears testimony that SABC Radio brands are the most pervasive medium with the widest reach and we will ensure that this reach is used to Inform, Educate and Entertain our listeners with new and exciting Innovations”.

 

Other Categories included Business and Finance Show,  Umhlobo Wenene FM (Ezorhwebo Nezimali), Daytime Show, The Forbes & Fix Show (5 FM), Community Project – Ex Convicts Empowerment  (Thobela FM) , Content Producer Hlengiwe Mbatha (Ukhozi FM), Music Show – Top 30 Count Down (Radio 2000), The Mash Up (SA FM) and Bollywood Billboard (Lotus FM). Night Time Show –Seks en Jy (RSG), Hlalani kum Mna Ndihlale kuni (Tru F,M), Sports Presenter – Robert Marawa (Metro FM), Jody Hendricks (RSG), and Station Imaging (Good Hope FM)
SABC also got nominations on Radio Documentary, Radio Innovation, Spots Show, Traffic Presenter and Weekend Show.

 

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  remains one of South Africa’s foremost media choices. It’s about rewarding those individuals and organisations who combine talent, hard work and skill to ensure that their listeners are compelled.

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OFM announces exciting new on-air line-up

Posted by radio On March - 25 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

OFM, the sound of your life in Central South Africa, is ringing the changes in April, with exciting programming and competitions to look forward to.

 

Many hours of on-air training with handpicked individuals has resulted in three new presenters making their debut at the station from the beginning of April. Alucius Mocumi will be on air from 01h00 to 05h00 weekdays and 16h00 to 19h00 on Sunday, Thabang Moselani will keep listeners company from 22h00 to 01h00 Monday to Thursday and from 22h00 to 01h00 on Sundays, with Chantell Leach taking the 00h00 to 03h00 shift on weekends.

 

OFM is also happy to welcome Christina Kouveldt, who will be joining the OFM Breakfast team, and Shandor Potgieter, who will be hosting the Saturday mid-morning show from 09h00 to 13h00.

 

Furthermore, OFM is reintroducing a previously successful split radio show from Monday to Friday from 09h00 to 13h00. Lerato Lelia will move into daytime radio, by presenting the mid-morning show to the southern Free State and Northern Cape, while Isabel Potgieter will continue to present her programme live from Klerksdorp to the northern Free State, Vaal and North West province.

 

With the introduction of new voices, OFM’s on-air offering will also get a bit of a face-lift with a firm focus on music.

 

Says Nick Efstathiou, OFM’s General Manager: “Our listeners love music and so do we! By welcoming some new talent to the station and changing our presenter line-up slightly, we feel that it is also appropriate to take a fresh look at our music offering and make sure that we keep playing the songs our listeners love.”

 

Other interesting and exciting projects include a number of on-air competitions later in the year, including Zero Balance and the Sound of Your Life. Those who’ve always had aspirations to be on air might also get their chance this year. Celeb Radio will also return in June with confirmed guests Janina Oberholzer and Nianell.

 

“We are excited about these new elements and we hope our listeners are too. With these changes, we hope to engage, inform and entertain our loyal listeners even more,” says Efstathiou.

 

To stay informed about all the latest happenings, keep listening to OFM, download the OFM radio app or stream OFM for more details.

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