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Bob Mabena joins MSG Afrika Broadcasting

Posted by radio On April - 13 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Black owned and operated media company MSG Afrika Group, has announced the appointment of renowned radio practitioner Bob Mabena as their Group Head of Programming of their subsidiary MSG Broadcasting effective 01 May 2017.

 

In his new role at MSG Broadcasting, Mabena will oversee talent and content output in the four group stations namely; Limpopo’s Hottest Frequency; Capricorn FM, Gauteng based talk radio station, POWER 98.7 and soon to be launched Rhythm FM and Beat FM in the and Eastern Cape and Free State, respectively. Mabena will also support individual station managers in deriving commercial value for their clients.

 

His impressive radio management journey started in 1996 as a Programmes Manager at PRIMEDIA owned Highveld Stereo (94.7). In 1999, he joined Kaya FM as breakfast show host and Programmes Manager and later Station Manager. Mabena returned to the PRIMEDIA Group as Group Business Development Manager for two and half years. He later moved on to the SABC as Executive Manager: Commercial Radio responsible for METRO FM, 5FM and Good Hope FM.

 

On his appointment at MSG Broadcasting, Mabena said “I am looking forward to working with entrepreneurs who are committed to the radio medium and who understand its power in shaping the social and business landscape of our country. I have lived radio throughout my career and believe my new role will allow me to apply my extensive broadcast experience in the boardroom”.

 

According to MSG Group Chairman, Mr Given Mkhari, the appointment of Mabena will further deepen the group’s creative and operational capacity. He said “A fast growing company like ours requires credible and knowledgeable professionals like Bob who can guide our talent across the markets that we operate in. I cannot think of a better person who has inspired so many practitioners and who holds such a wealth of industry experience. We are happy that Bob is now an MSG man”.

 

Bob Mabena started his radio career in 1989 at Radio Bop. After spending three years at Radio Bop, he was recruited by the founding Station Manager of Radio Metro Mr Koos Radebe. Mabena’s stay at Radio Metro brought with it more national exposure in the form of a variety of TV shows, including “Pick a Tune” and “Studio Mix”, to mention but a few. While at Radio Metro, Mabena raced professionally in the Group N series for Nissan South Africa. Mabena continues to present his breakfast show, 180 with Bob on Kaya FM until end of April 2017.

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 METRO FM: So, sitting here with Prudence? What is your official title, Prudence? Prudence: Well, some call it “The executive producer,” but I’m the content producer of The Great Escape – the new content producer of The Great Escape. Only started on Monday, yeah. METRO FM: So how long had The Great Escape been going […]

Prudence Mathebula
Source: Metrofm

METRO FM: So, sitting here with Prudence? What is your official title, Prudence?

Prudence: Well, some call it “The executive producer,” but I’m the content producer of The Great Escape – the new content producer of The Great Escape. Only started on Monday, yeah.

METRO FM: So how long had The Great Escape been going for before you got involved? Just to give me some context here.

Prudence: An idea? Let me see… I started off here at Metro FM as the producer of ‘The Touch Down’ and at the time Amon was on between twelve and three but, at the time he was with Thato, and I think they called it The Secret Ingredient, TSI, yeah… So, it was TSI with Thato and then they changed the name but Amon stayed when Siphokazi joined Amon.

METRO FM: So how long ago was this?

Prudence: I started in 2011, right here on Metro FM. Amon was here at that-during that slot 2011 but, the name changed but Amon has been there so he’s the founding member [Laughs].

METRO FM: So, he’s the furniture? One of the mics sitting here?

Prudence: Yeah, yeah!

METRO FM: Okay, look, form a fans perspective, what they don’t know about, is that, and I have only been proven to this in the last few days, is that you hear everything on the radio and it sounds spontaneous and it sounds like everything is just, you know, top of the head sort of stuff, however, there’s producers behind the scenes here. Give us a day in the life of a producer. What does it take to get one of these shows airing?

Prudence: Okay, so normally it takes a lot and the production normally takes a day prior the actual show. So, uh, pre- the day. So, let’s say, uh, maybe on a Monday the show is gonna end between twelve and three, on Sunday, I as a producer will then start gathering then the content or get an idea of the kind of content we’re gonna be covering.

METRO FM: So, for the entire week or?

Prudence: No, for the next day. For just three hours.

METRO FM: So, Sunday is a work day?

Prudence: Yeah! Every day is a work day because you have to obviously foresee what’s going to happen, so what happens is that you’re gonna plan for the entire week, entire month and the day. But you don’t have to be putting everything on paper, like jotting it down word for word for the month or week, but for the next say you’d have to. So, for the next day you’d start gathering content that you would put into a script and obviously, there’s a skeleton that we utilise because everything needs to happen at a particular time because obviously there’s news, there’s Sports at the Top of the Hour, uh, sorry, uh, geez, The Great Escape. So, from twelve, one two we have our news and sports and uh, ten-past, twenty-past, twenty-to, ten-to, that’s the ad break and then we would have everything in-between and then obviously making, uh, provision for songs and content that needs to then be added. Because with everything that I’ve mentioned, that’s then we would then slot in the content and the content would depend on the day.

The days are themed so, you would decide that on Monday you want to cover current affairs, Tuesday lifestyle. So, it depends. And obviously in terms of the features. Each show has features of that segment that you do. Either on a regular basis or a daily basis. Those are called features. So, you would then, put the script together in accordance to what the show is doing for that particular day and then find content. So, its interviews, getting the person that you’re gonna be interviewing, getting the profile and, uh, putting a structure of how the interview will go. So, having a direction for the interview so that is not really nearly over the place. So, it needs to be structured, coming up with some of the questions and obviously getting competitions. Competitions we get them from sales.

METRO FM: Oh, from commercial enterprises, etc.?

Prudence: Yes. Exactly. So, we put the competitions into the script, knowing where exactly they would go and then obviously then put the fillers, which is like the links, maybe we’re gonna chat about what’s happening on that day. So yeah…

METRO FM: So, like the new website a million times a day?

Prudence: Yeah! New website, exactly. So, that’s how we’d put the whole show together.

METRO FM: Okay but, obviously, this all very collaborative with the hosts, right? Or is this more like you create a structure of which you then you work with them to sort of fill that structure, so to speak?

Prudence: Okay, ordinarily, what happens as a producer, you would have a conversation with the presenter and the host that this is what you wanna do and you need obviously their buy-in, because obviously they’re the ones that are executing, so normally, I would then come up with everything got the show then, uh, get their buy in, they check and when they are happy – thumbs up – we execute and at times they would obviously then contribute and then I would utilise that, add it to the script and then we are all happy.

METRO FM: Okay, cool. So, coming back to what I think the most important part of radio is, but is also subjective, how is the playlist put together? Who puts together the tracks? How does that all work?

Prudence: Okay, so there is a music compiler. That’s the music department. So, we don’t even touch it down here and people are not aware of that. We don’t touch the playlist, unless obviously have features that are music features, that’s where then we would have to add songs, change songs around, switvh them up, but that is for features, but in terms of the entire track-listing for the entire day or the entire show, it’s the music complier.

METRO FM: Okay, so, we’ve got a far better perception of what goes on behind the scenes. Uh, I mean the great escape. It’s really cool man, I mean there’s a lot of chemistry that goes on between those two, they are a good pairing, right? How is it working with them? Does that chemistry extend to the backroom?

Prudence: It does, it does. Oh, before I forget – so, we mentioned what happens prior to the show in terms of production, but during the show, the producer now becomes a director. So, you direct the entire show, make sure they follow the script as is, especially in terms of time. Playing ads on time is vital, because you know clients are listening and they’ve paid a lot of money for that so you need to make sure that ads play on time and music is played in accordance to what is on the playlist and if it means we have to drop certain things to accommodate others, that exactly what you do. So, you direct. Also, ensuring that things don’t go overboard like an interview. Sometimes people get excited, especially as a presenter, because I’m also a presenter, you lose track of time, then you carry on with an interview – you’re not seeing the time – so, the producer also plays the role of being the director in ensuring that things are done appropriately. Calling listeners to make sure that they are participate in topics or for competitions. Make sure everything runs smoothly. There are actually multiple roles put together into one, hence they would actually call it an executive producer.

METRO FM: You’re the mother of the show, you keep the kids in line, right?

Prudence: …and you know what’s the funny thing, normally the producer is the youngest in the team but, they mother everybody. But yeah, the great escape is awesome. The good thing is that I’ve worked with the team already. I’ve stood in a couple of times when the previous producer was not around. So, I’m familiar with the team, with the structure of the show. Although we will be making a couple of changes, just to add that ‘Prudence Spice’ but, the chemistry is amazing. I know Amon and Pearl separately, individually in our own personal capacities. So, working with them is just amazing – they are amazing people generally. On a professional front, they are very professional so it makes work seamless, smooth, lovely and I guess we are all very open people, spiritual people, so we get along on a lot of fronts. So, it’s been a very exciting. I know, it’s been three days, but I’m loving and I know by next year, this time, I’ll still be saying the same thing.

METRO FM: That’s great, that’s awesome.

Prudence: …and they paid me to say that [laughs].

METRO FM: Okay. Ending off the, I guess, my final question to you is, uh I admit I don’t know that much on how the radio works, but I believe you have your own show as well on the weekends. Is it pretty unique-a-case that a producer has their own show as well? Is it, you know, do producers generally have a day job and then a night job? How does this work?

Prudence: Okay. To be honest with you, they go hand in hand. When I joined Metro FM, my background was of a presenter. I was a presenter before I was a producer and then I went back to presenting and its quite normal to come across a producer-slash-presenter. It happens in TV and it happens in radio. I know I’m not the only one here at Metro FM. Okay I’m a content producer, so there’s also Naked DJ, he’s the technical Producer of the front row and he’s also a presenter on his own show, The Audiogasm and with me the producer on The Great Escape, presenter of The After Party. I can’t think of a lot right now but I know a lot of the producers have stood in as presenters right here on Metro FM, even on TV it happens. Sometimes they even present insets that they produce. It’s a package deal. Like me, I’m a trained speaker, so I come from a speaking background so going into production was just the business side of it. And yes, most of us here at Metro FM, we have a lot of things that we do on the side. You find a lot of the presenters have office jobs, not necessarily in the corporate world, but we do other jobs. So, it’s very usual and normal to come across that.

METRO FM: Okay. So, fans what we have to take from that is the producers are the swiss-army knives.

Prudence: and especially the females. We are going to take over this industry! Presenters-slash-producers, we are taking over.

METRO FM: there you are. Bring it on. Stay away, she can fight!

 

[Source:Metrofmblog]

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Kaya FM 95.9 to announce new line up changes

Posted by radio On April - 11 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

The Kaya daytime line up has been largely established, with Bob Mabena and Mo-G having been at the station for the last 5 years. T-Bose Mokwele and John Perlman celebrate 10 years with the station in 2017 and Georgie Munetsi Bizzah and Nicky B are celebrating 20 years with Kaya this year, having started in the year of Kaya’s inception. While much success, tears and laughter have been shared, now is the time to make some line-up changes in-line with the vision to take the station into the future.

Kaya started implementing future plans by making shifts with the last line-up change that revolved around evening and weekend radio in late 2016. Bridget Masinga and Kojo Baffoe joined in September and October of 2016 launching Late Nights with Bridget Masinga and Life with Kojo Baffoe. Tebogo “Proverb” Thekisho was brought on to take over the Top 40 on a Saturday morning and Thomas Msengana coming in on Fridays and Saturdays with Weekends with Thomas. Other empirical changes involved T-Bose taking over Sunday afternoons with Sunday soul sessions.

 

“The changing landscape of the Afropolitan in the South African context is going to be challenging in many ways and will require deep meaningful conversations which Kaya aims to deliver with the announcement of the new line-up “, says Kaya FM Managing Director Greg Maloka.

 

Kaya will make the announcement of the new line up on Thursday 13 April 2017.

 

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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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