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East Coast Radio (ECR) has extended its reach into Africa, having just wrapped up an initiative that brought together four radio stations in KwaZulu-Natal – two of them from across the SA border.

Connecting Africa through radio – one vision, four stations, 13 million listeners – East Coast Radio

Supported by Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal (TIKZN) and Tourism KwaZulu-Natal (TKZN), Connecting Africa was aimed at encouraging potential trade and investment from Zambia and Zimbabwe while promoting inbound African tourism to the Zulu Kingdom.

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East Coast Radio’s Marketing Manager, Renée Burton, says, “Connecting Africa is more than just a project. It is about key stakeholders amplifying future opportunities within Africa. It’s the richness of all the cultures that are involved that also serves to set this initiative apart from other ventures.”

 

Now in its fourth year running, Connecting Africa saw representatives from Star FM in Lusaka and Phoenix FM from Harare joining ECR in Durban along with its sister station, Jacaranda FM from Gauteng. The teams spent a week from 8 May 2015 taking in KZN’s must-see spots as well as business ventures, before broadcasting live back to their respective audiences on 11 and 12 May 2015. Their experiences in and around Durban, the KZN Midlands and up north in St Lucia were shared with a collective audience of 13 million listeners.

 

“Connecting Africa is a platform that enables the strategic promotion, branding and marketing of the province of KwaZulu-Natal as the premier investment, trade and tourism destination,” says Zamo Gwala, CEO of Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal. “This is an opportunity to further expand trade relations with Zimbabwe and Zambia.”

 

In addition to forging greater, mutually-beneficial socio-economic relationships with our neighbours,

 

Connecting Africa was also a learning exchange programme; a chance for the four radio stations to share intellectual property and cement cross-border collaborations.

 

The teams returned to Zambia and Zimbabwe on 14 May 2015.

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RSG wins again at annual media awards

Posted by radio On May - 12 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Friday night (8 May) saw the annual ATKV (Afrikaanse Taal en Kultuur Vereniging) media awards, presented at a prestigious event at Vodaworld in Midrand.  RSG shined in the radio category, boasting with six MediaVeertjies (name of the media awards).

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The annual media awards are presented to those individuals who deliver an outstanding contribution towards the Afrikaans language, in the media segment, during the course of a specific period.  Each category prize winner receives a cash amount of R3,500 (three thousand five hundred rand) and a trophy to keep.

This year’s media awards had a nostalgic look at the beginning of Afrikaans radio, TV, newspapers and magazines.  The past was honoured with the celebration of current media excellence through creative and inspiring work.

RSG presenters and programme makers have won in the following categories within the Radio Section:

  1. Best presenter or interviewer of an entertainment- or journal program: Martelize Brink for her feature on Edwin Cameron in Oggend op RSG
  2. Best insert in an entertainment- or journal program: Johan van Lill his insert on 80 years of Ballet in RSG Kuns
  3. Best insert in a news- or actuality program: Izak du Plessis for his insert on farm attacks on Monitor
  4. Best entertainment- or journal program: Martelize Brink for the program Oggend op RSG
  5. Best documentary or program series: Johan Rademan for Robbeneiland: simbool van demokrasie on RSG
  6. Best radio drama or –theatre: Margot Luyt for As die donker die son insluk on RSG

There were also award sections for newspapers, magazines, TV and online.

Congratulations to RSG and all the award winners – truly inspiring and very proud of the talent at the SABC’s Afrikaans radio station!

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Nick Feinberg’s outspoken nature may have landed him in some hot water a couple of times over the last 17 years, but his personality and wit has won over the hearts of listeners making him one of the most loved sport presenters in Cape Town.

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Nick’s almost two-decade long run spanned across every day time show on the station.  For the past 17 years he’s been an abrasive, cynical and highly controversial figure on Cape Town radio.  In the process, Nick has become one of the most recognised names in the industry – garnering numerous awards, including three nods as the Western Cape Electronic Sports Journalist of the Year. He also came close to setting a record for the most appearances as the defendant in front of radio’s ombudsman, the BCCSA, although he has notably seen all of these complaints dismissed without censure.

 

On Friday 8 May 2015, Feinberg will be presenting his last show as the sports anchor on #Drive326, the afternoon drive show hosted by Suga. He’ll be leaving on a high, having been an integral part of the on-air team that has enjoyed the largest afternoon audience in the metropole for the past two years, and he’s happy that he’ll be moving on to a positive new role for the station.

 

Asked about that future, Nick’s typically flamboyant response was that, “I’m to be reborn! It’s an almost-middle aged metamorphosis; bursting out of a 90 kilo pupa as the all-new uncynical, grumpless, all-conquering, positive and productive Creative Director of Heart FM’s internal creative advertising unit.”

While he focuses on this new role, he will still have a presence on air hosting a weekly football slot every Wednesday afternoon at 15h30.

 

Over the next few weeks, Heart FM will be trying out some new talent in this space but is not in a hurry to fill the big shoes of the witty Chelsea-mad football fan.

 

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MTN break ties with Radio Awards

Posted by radio On May - 4 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

MTN and Future Group have announced that MTN will no longer retain the title sponsorship of the Radio Awards, which is a property of Future Group. The sponsorship of the Radio Awards was up for renewal at the end of the 2015 Awards, being the end of the second three-year contract period.

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“MTN had the foresight to secure the title sponsorship of these awards and their sponsorship has been a key factor in the foundation, establishment and growth of these awards from inception in 2010 to maturity in 2015,” says Richard Lendrum, Managing Director of Future Group. “The Awards attract the participation of over 110 Radio stations across all licensing categories, across all languages, across the entire radio industry and are well-established as the only industry-wide awards programme in South African radio. Entries are received from radio stations covering in excess of 98% of all South African radio listeners.”

 

“MTN has always had a strong affinity for radio, and we attribute our successful launch to the use of radio as our core advertising platform,” says Larry Annetts, Chief Marketing Officer of MTN South Africa. “The Radio Awards have facilitated on-going engagement with radio stations and personalities and we extend our thanks to the entire Future Group team who have worked so passionately to make this such a successful programme.”

 

“With the contract being up for renewal for a third three-year tranche, and with our current marketing and media strategy, we reluctantly have to withdraw from these awards. We wish the Radio Awards team and the Future Group every success for the future of the South African Radio Awards programme.”

 

“The Radio Awards programme has been exceptionally well-accepted by the South African Radio Industry and Future Group are committed to continuing with the South African Radio Awards,” says Lendrum. “Future Group has already had fruitful discussions with several potential sponsors and we will strive to ensure the continuity of the Radio Awards.”

 

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RADIO SUPPORTS AFRICA AGAINST EBOLA AND XENOPHOBIA WITH SPECIAL SIMULTANEOUS BROADCAST OF WE ARE THE WORLD

At the 2015 MTN Radio Awards this past Saturday evening, the Africa Against Ebola and Xenophobia rendition of “We Are the World” was debuted. The song, featuring 180 Artists from across the continent of Africa carries a strong message against Xenophobia. It showcases a beautiful collaboration made possible when people from Africa work together.

 

In the spirit of presenting a united industry against Xenophobia, we would like as many broadcasters as possible to simultaneously play this song on Thursday 23 April at 07:45. Thereafter, please feel free to play the song whenever it suits your programme schedule.

 

Without being prescriptive, may we suggest a potential intro to the song as follows:

The following song is by a collaboration called Africa Against Ebola and Xenophobia. It features 180 Artists from across the African continent and is a demonstration of the beautiful music that Africans can make when we work together. Show your support for ending Xenophobia by using the twitter hashtag: #NoToXenophobia. Here’s “We Are the World”

The audio track is available at the following link: http://bit.ly/1GiezpS

The music video is available at the following link: http://bit.ly/1JaKSYJ

 

 

Credits:

  • Song Title: We are the World
  • Artists: Various – Africa Against Ebola
  • Publishing: Sony /ATV Music Publishing / Universal Music Publishing
  • Producer: Lindelani Mkhize
  • Label: Content Connect Africa

 

[Issued by: MTNRadio Awards]

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2015 MTN Radio Awards Wrap UP

Posted by radio On April - 22 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Listeners to Radio Pretoria showed the station some real love in the 2015 MTN Radio Awards My Station competition. This competition, which relies on SMS votes by listeners has two sections: The Most Votes and The Most Loyal Listeners. The former is self-explanatory and the latter is calculated by counting the number of votes and dividing this number by the station’s RAMS Audience numbers.

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“The reason that we have two sections to this category is to ensure that it doesn’t just favour the large stations,” says Lance Rothschild, CEO of the MTN Radio Awards. “Historically the Most Votes has been won by a SABC PBS station and the Most Loyal Listeners by a Community Station, with Radio Pretoria having won this previously.”

 

In a first for the MTN Radio Awards, this year, Radio Pretoria scooped both sections. Generating around 31 000 votes, the station outscored the runner-up in the Most Votes section by almost 12 000 votes. Once their votes were factored against their RAMS listenership figures, they beat the second-placed station by 102 votes per 1000 listeners. The listener whose vote won her a trip to Florida in the USA courtesy of Delta Air Lines was Felicia Isaacs from Cape Town. She also won a smartphone with R 500 airtime courtesy of MTN.

 

The 2015 MTN Radio Awards winners were announced at a sparkling banquet at the Sandton Convention Centre on Saturday night. The awards were attended by the Minister of Communications, Ms Faith Muthambi. In her opening address, the Minister gave credit to the platform of radio and spoke of the vital role that radio played in her life. She also spoke of how radio has been a significant springboard for the careers of South Africans such as Trevor Noah and urged radio talent to keep developing as there are a multitude of opportunities available.

 

Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Joey Rasdien, who proved a firm favourite with the audience and who kept the event flowing very professionally. He gave away a pair of return tickets to any destination in the continental USA (courtesy of Delta Air Lines) through a huge role-reversal which saw the radio people having to call in to win a competition. The winner of this was Ethan Baird from TUKS FM 107.2.

 

The presentation of a Lifetime Achiever Award was done by previous Lifetime Achiever, Koos Radebe, who read the citation to this year’s recipient K.E. Masinga, South Africa’s first black broadcaster. Masinga passed away in 1990, and his family were unable to attend the banquet so the Minister and her Director General, Donald Liphoko received the award on his behalf. The minister has undertaken to personally deliver this award to the family in the near future.

 

One of the highlights of the evening was a presentation by MTN of a music video featuring a number of artists from the length and breadth of the African continent singing a beautiful rendition of “We Are The World”. With the present Xenophobic attacks in the country, the video is an excellent showpiece of what can be achieved by Africans working together. It has a social media element through the hashtag #SayNoToXenophobia and urges all people to treat one another with dignity. MTN South Africa’s Chief Marketing Officer, Larry Annetts presented this video to the audience and brought several of the artists onto the stage with him to receive the accolades of the audience. The video was a triumph, receiving a standing ovation from the entire audience and the song will shortly receive airplay across all radio stations in South Africa.

 

ERRATA: There was an error in the Media Release announcing the winners of the MTN Radio Awards, specifically in the Weekend Radio Show section. In order to clarify this, please note that the information should have appeared as follows:

WEEKEND RADIO SHOW (BROUGHT TO YOU BY ATLANTIS THE PALM DUBAI):

CAMPUS

Winner: MFM 92.6 – World Wide Top 40

COMMUNITY

Winner: HOT 91.9 FM – The Mark Pilgrim Show

PBS

Winner: THOBELA FM – Church Monetary Contributions

COMMERCIAL

Winner: JACARANDA FM – Closet Classics

The MTN Radio Awards apologise for any inconvenience caused by this error.

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Talib Sadik appointed CEO at Mediamark

Posted by radio On April - 20 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Kagiso Media announces the appointment of Talib Sadik as the new CEO of Mediamark, a specialist media solutions company which is owned by both Kagiso Media and Lagardère Active Radio International.

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Sadik will take up the position of Mediamark CEO with immediate effect. He has served as a Mediamark board member and has held numerous notable media positions including Group Financial Director at the SABC and Times Media Limited and Managing Director at New Africa Investments Limited (NAIL). Sadik, who is a qualified Chartered Accountant, has also completed an Advanced Management Programme at Insead in France. He brings with him extensive sales, business development and stakeholder management experience.

 

Kagiso Media Group CEO Mark Harris says, “Talib Sadik’s extensive resume speaks volumes. He has significant strategic, turnaround and corporate finance experience in knowledge-based, regulated, media and black empowerment companies.” Some of Sadik’s career highlights include co-leading an operational and financial turnaround at the SABC and participating in developing a strategy for a credible public broadcaster. He was a founding member of the National Film and Video Foundation and has served on a number of boards in a non-executive capacity.

 

Of his appointment Sadik says, “Having served on the Mediamark board I have a good understanding of the dynamic business that I’ll be leading. I look forward to working with the team at a time when the entire media landscape is going through transformative change.”

 

Kagiso Media Group CEO Mark Harris says, “Talib Sadik’s extensive resume speaks volumes. He has significant strategic, turnaround and corporate finance experience in knowledge-based, regulated, media and black empowerment companies.” Some of Sadik’s career highlights include co-leading an operational and financial turnaround at the SABC and participating in developing a strategy for a credible public broadcaster. He was a founding member of the National Film and Video Foundation and has served on a number of boards in a non-executive capacity.

 

Of his appointment Sadik says, “Having served on the Mediamark board I have a good understanding of the dynamic business that I’ll be leading. I look forward to working with the team at a time when the entire media landscape is going through transformative change.”

 

Andrew Manderstam Mediamark’s co-chairman and representative in South Africa of the company’s French partner Lagardère, has welcomed the appointment “I have worked on various projects with Talib Sadik and am delighted we have been able to secure the services of such a distinguished leader of industry”. Manderstam added that he will bring a new perspective at a time that the company is venturing into digital and television as well as consolidating its very successful radio sales operation.

 

The Chairman of Mediamark’s board, Werner Lindemann agrees, “We’re on a transformational journey at Mediamark. This includes creating a converged sales capability that can help customers leverage video and content marketing in combination with traditional platforms. On line video is the new black and I have confidence that Talib can lead the business through these exciting endeavours.”

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2015 MTN Radio Awards : The Winners are

Posted by radio On April - 19 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

The stars of SA radio were heralded at a sparkling banquet at the Sandton Convention Centre last night when the winners of the 2015 MTN Radio Awards were announced. Guest of honour at the banquet was the Honourable Minister of Communications, Faith Muthambi. This was the sixth annual MTN Radio Awards event, celebrating and acknowledging excellent work in radio and the industry was out to celebrate radio in style.

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“We are delighted with the way the industry has adopted these awards, with a new record in entries from a record number of stations and organizations once again this year,” says Lance Rothschild, CEO of the MTN Radio Awards. “The increased support these awards enjoy mean that more stations are striving to make compelling and memorable content for their listeners. This augurs well for the radio industry and ensures that radio has a bright and sustainable future.”

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“The excitement and anticipation leading up to the awards presentation is indeed a vindication of the value that these awards bring to the radio industry,” says Larry Annetts, Chief Marketing Officer of MTN South Africa. “Through the MTN Radio Awards we have been able to build and strengthen ties with organisations and individuals across an industry which has served the MTN brand so well since our launch 21 years ago. I am delighted to see the innovation, and the diversity of content, individuals, and stations who have taken top honours tonight and I firmly believe that the South African radio industry is in excellent health.”

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Here is a list of the respective category finalists and winners (Category Sponsors in Brackets):

 

 

AFTERNOON DRIVE PRESENTER

 

Campus

Winner: UJFM 95.4 – Nick Explicit

 

Community

Winner: LINK FM – Gary Gerber

 

PBS

Winner: THOBELA FM – Skhumbuzo Mbatha

 

Commercial

Winner: JACARANDA FM – Martin Bester

 

AFTERNOON DRIVE SHOW

 

Campus

Winner: TUKS FM 1072 – The Driveway

 

Community

Winner: IMPACT RADIO – The Afternoon Drive

 

PBS

Winner: MOTSWEDING FM – Fokotsa Gee

 

Commercial

Winner: 702 – Afternoon Drive with Xolani Gwala

 

BREAKFAST SHOW PRESENTER (BROUGHT TO YOU BY KFC)

 

Campus

Winner: VOW FM – Mpumi Mlambo

 

Community

Winner: HOT 91.9 FM – Darren Scott

 

PBS

Winner: UMHLOBO WENENE FM – Putco Mafani

 

Commercial

Winner: ALGOA FM – Daron Mann

 

 

BREAKFAST SHOW (BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE CITY LODGE HOTEL GROUP)

 

Campus

Winner: UCT RADIO 104.5 – Rise and Grind

 

Community

Winner: HOT 91.9 FM – Joburg’s Hottest

 

 

PBS

Winner: THOBELA FM – Ditlalemeso

 

Commercial

Winner: GOOD HOPE FM – The Good Hope FM Breakfast Show

 

BUSINESS AND FINANCE SHOW (BROUGHT TO YOU BY BUSINESS CONNEXION)

Winner: PRIMEDIA BROADCASTING – The Money Show

 

COMMUNITY PRESENTER (BROUGHT TO YOU BY MDDA)

 

Winner: IMPACT RADIO – Penny Ndlovu

 

COMMUNITY PROJECT

 

Campus

Winner: MFM 92.6 – Safety Campaign

 

Community

CHILDREN’S RADIO FOUNDATION – Young Reporters Network

Winner: RADIO PULPIT – Leave Your Mark – Marikana

 

Commercial

Winner: EAST COAST RADIO – The Big Favour

 

 

CONTENT PRODUCER

 

Campus & Community

Winner: HOT 91.9 FM – William Scott

 

PBS

Winner: LIGWALAGWALA FM – Sifiso Malisa

 

Commercial

Winner: 702 – Jonathan Fairbairn and Deryn Plutsick

 

DAYTIME SHOW

 

Campus

Winner: UJFM 95.4 – Hype Mode

 

Community

Winner: RADIO PULPIT – Masithethe

 

PBS

Winner: UMHLOBO WENENE FM – Sijikilanga

 

Commercial

Winner: 702 & CAPETALK – Redi Tlhabi Show

 

 

DRAMA PROGRAMME

 

Community

Winner: RADIO KHWEZI – Ibhunguka

 

PBS

Winner: MOTSWEDING FM – Seboloke

 

FIELD NEWS REPORTER

 

CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY

Winner: UJFM 95.4 – Steven Darge

 

PBS

Winner: LOTUS FM NEWSBREAK – Taresh Harreeparshad

 

COMMERCIAL

Winner: EWN – Gaye Davis

 

MULTI-CHANNEL PROMOTION

 

CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY

Winner: RADIO PULPIT – Marikana

 

PBS

Winner: SABC RADIO STATIONS – Standard Bank Iketsetse Zenzele

 

COMMERCIAL

Winner: ALGOA FM – Algoa FM Heritage Day Virtual Flag

 

MUSIC SHOW

 

Campus

Winner: VOW FM – KPop Fridays on Mugging Beats

 

Community

Winner: MIX 93.8 FM – Sound Republic

 

PBS

Winner: THOBELA FM – Mekgolokwane

 

Commercial

Winner: JACARANDA FM – Closet Classics

 

NEWS AND ACTUALITY PRESENTER

 

Campus and Community

Winner: VOW FM – Paul McNally

 

PBS

Winner: MUNGHANA LONENE FM – Morgan Shibambu

 

Commercial

Winner: 702 – Stephen Grootes

 

NEWS AND ACTUALITY PRODUCER

Winner: RADIO KHWEZI – Nothile Zwane

 

PBS

Winner: LOTUS FM NEWSBREAK – Prabashini Moodley

 

Commercial

Winner: 702 – Andiswa Makanda

 

NEWS AND ACTUALITY SHOW

 

Campus and Community

Winner: VOW FM – The Science Inside

 

PBS

Winner: LOTUS FM – Newsbreak Talk

 

Commercial

Winner: 702 – The Midday Report

 

NEWS BULLETIN READER

 

 

Campus

Winner: PUKFM 93.6 – Mpo Makgate

 

Community

Winner: HOT 91.9 FM – Gladys Sithole

 

PBS

Winner: CHANNEL AFRICA – Amanda Matshaka

 

Commercial

Winner: EWN – Regan Thaw

 

NIGHT-TIME SHOW

 

Campus

Winner: TUKS FM 107.2 – Alt La Femme

 

Community

Winner: RADIO PULPIT – Intimate Moments with Sipho Kaleni

 

PBS

Winner: SAFM – Overnight

 

Commercial

Winner: JACARANDA FM – The Barney Simon Show

 

ON-AIR PACKAGING

 

Campus and Community

Winner: TUKS FM 107.2 – 21

 

PBS

Winner: RADIO 2000 – Back To School Promo

 

Commercial

Winner: 702 – Sound of the Station

 

PROGRAMME INNOVATION

 

Winner: ALGOA FM – Algoa FM Heritage Day Virtual Flag

 

PROMOTIONS STUNT/EVENT

 

Campus

Winner: TUKS FM 107.2 – World Radio Challenge

 

Community

Winner: RADIO PULPIT – Leave Your Mark – Marikana

 

PBS

Winner: MOTSWEDING FM – Motsweding FM

 

Commercial

Winner: ALGOA FM – Heritage Day Virtual Flag

 

RADIO DOCUMENTARY

Winner: THETHA FM 100.6 – The Story of Farouk Meyer and Oscar Pistorius

 

SPORTS COMMENTATOR

Winner: UMHLOBO WENENE FM – Zolani Bongco

 

SPORTS REPORTER

Winner: EWN – Johan le Roux

 

SPORTS SHOW

 

Campus

Winner: UJFM 95.4 – The Sports Network With Andrew Hope

 

Community

Winner: SOSHANGUVE COMMUNITY RADIO – Sports Button

 

PBS

Winner: UKHOZI FM – Ezemidlalo No Victor

 

Commercial

Winner: METRO FM – 083 Sports@6 With Marawa

 

TRAFFIC PRESENTER

Winner: KAYA FM – Kgomotso Meso

 

WEEKEND RADIO SHOW

 

Campus

Winner: MFM 92.6 – World Wide Top 40

 

Community

Winner: THOBELA FM – Church Monetary Contributions

 

PBS

Winner: SAFM – Media@SAFM

 

Commercial

Winner: JACARANDA FM – Closet Classics

 

 

STATION OF THE YEAR

 

Campus

Winner: TUKS FM 107.2

 

Community

Winner: RADIO PULPIT

 

PBS

Winner: THOBELA FM

 

Commercial

Winner: Jacaranda FM

 

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Nonn Botha joins Lesedi FM

Posted by radio On April - 9 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Former Kaya FM Presenter Nonn Botha, Former Jozi FM Presenter Lebina Mohale, Former Thetha FM Presenter Thabo Mokone and Former Thetha FM and VUT Presenter Zelda Nkambule are now part of Lesedi FM Family.

 

nonnbothaNonn Botha has been in the industry for nine years and will be hosting (Mathemalodi) daily from 9 am to 12 pm, this show will be engaging our listeners through interaction of empowering topics, proposing solution to daily challenges of South Africans.

Lebina Mohale has been one of the favorites in Gauteng and will be doing 7am to 9am (Ha Re Ye Morning Drive) slot with Lesedi FM’s Legend Dr Chomane Chomane.

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Thabo Mokone has been in the industry for some years and will be enjoying his show on Saturday from 3am to 6am (Dikalaneng).

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Zelda Nkambule will be mesmerizing our listeners on Saturday and Sunday between 12:00-15:00 (Ke Ya Le Wena) with nice music for a weekend with guest Djs mixes rocking our listeners on Saturday and interviews with well-known guests on Sunday.

 

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“Station is excited about this new line up and it has gone through a lengthy process to identify such talent. This is one of the happiest times for Lesedi FM to be joined by such talent from different backgrounds. These presenters are with no doubt relevant and this choice is very strategic for our brand and this has been proven to public that we are different and we are changing with the times for our listeners. Most of our decisions in this regard have been influenced by our listeners, unfortunately we cannot please every listener but we will continue to strive to ensure our listener’s happiness where it is possible” said Lesedi FM Management.

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A new season for RSG

Posted by radio On April - 9 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Just as the autumn colours are visible around us, RSG is also entering a new season with some exciting changes from 13 April.  And the aim – to bring you even better radio.

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The most radical, and exciting change is the new Middag op RSG show, weekdays from 12:00-14:45 with Ettienne Ludick and Sue Pyler.  They will keep you company with stories of people and places, the latest technology, entertainment news, music and interesting bits.  This will also then see the move of the information programmes to 11:30 weekdays.  These information programmes range from legal matters (Mondays), finance and entrepreneurship (Tuesdays), health matters (Wednesdays), raising children (Thursdays) to psychological matters (Fridays).  To beef up the mornings even further, a new 5 minute short story will start during May at 09:55.

 

The early morning show Goeiemore op RSG, from 05:00-08:00 also sees some changes with the introduction of Renske Jacobs on Mondays and Tuesdays and Willem Pelser from Wednesdays to Fridays.  They will get your day going with upbeat music, news and trivia.

 

The afternoon drive time show, Tjailatyd weekdays from 15:00-18:00 will introduce a digital producer as part of the line up to ensure listeners stay abreast of what’s happening on social and digital media.  Popular offerings such as Nurse Nettie, Dink Dave and Nataniël will captivate listeners, complimented by news, traffic updates and great music to get you home in a jiffy.

 

As a public broadcast radio station, RSG also offers something for the youth from Tuesdays to Fridays at 19:30.  The Befonk programmes focus on grade 10-12 and has the following themes for each of the days:

  • Tuesdays will focus on the school curriculum with emphasis on different subjects each month
  • Wednesdays will highlight careers and everything you need to know about a specific area of expertise
  • Thursdays will tackle issues such as drugs, teenage pregnancy, health, bullying, pressure from peers and parents etc.
  • Fridays will be entertainment driven with trends, interests, extra-curricular activities, fashion, music etc.

 

 

The Sunday schedule will also be adapted.  The popular Sondag met Fritz will start just after the 13:00 news already where Fritz plays popular music from the 70’s and 80’s.  The educational programmes then all moves later in the afternoon with Ons en die Onderwys at 16:30, Rand en Sent at 17:00 and Leefwêreld van die Gestremde at 17:30.  The popular Fiks vir die Lewe phone-in show that used to be very late on a Sunday evening; will now start at 19:00 on Sundays with Sterre en Planete at 19:40.

 

To conclude, the afternoon phone-in programme Loslip (and previously Sê Wie) will close the switchboard after 20 years.  This platform offered an opportunity for listeners to talk about a variety of topics where they could share, vent and even tackle each other.  But times have changed and nowadays everyone can give their opinions everywhere – immediately.  RSG will however, from time to time still welcome callers to discuss particular topics.

 

Hopefully these exciting changes will keep you glued to RSG, wherever you listen from.  And stay tuned, because there’s also a new station jingle on its way!

 

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