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Get excited! The long awaited announcement of the new Drive team is finally here!

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In an exciting turn of events, Jacaranda FM is thrilled to announce the return of award winning presenter Rian Van Heerden to the station as host of the brand-new Afternoon Drive Show, every weekday between 16:00 – 19:00, starting 31 July 2017.

 

Station GM Kevin Fine says “it’s wonderful to welcome Rian back. Having the two award-winning drive-time hosts on the book ends of our  day-time line-up with hours of music in between makes a great proposition for listeners and advertisers.”

 

Acclaimed winner of the South African Liberty Radio award this year, Rian says, “I am so happy to be back on – air with Jacaranda FM, Rian endearingly said “Radio is in my blood and I discovered that I love the Jacaranda listeners way too much to just walk away. I tried, but I can’t leave radio because it is my home!”

 

Program Manager Gavin Meiring says, “July has been an exciting month for  Jacaranda FM, with two of the biggest award winning radio personalities Martin Bester and Rian Van Heerden hosting two new shows, Breakfast with Tumi Morake and Martin Bester and The Drive with Rian Van Heerden.”

 

Meiring further expressed that the Afternoon Drive Show will be delivering more music you love as well as outspoken views, news and Rian’s unmissable and much loved humour.

 

Listeners can expect a full serving of music and comedy on the station while navigating through traffic, starting with Breakfast with Martin Bester and Tumi Morake ending with Rian taking you home on The Drive Show.  “This combination on Jacaranda FM is guaranteed to make drive-time in Gauteng entertaining,” says Meiring.

 

Don’t miss The Drive with Rian Van Heerden, the show is guaranteed to ease you into the evening, help you forget the stresses of the day and shorten your time in traffic.

 

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East Coast Radio unveils new drive show

Posted by radio On July - 24 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

East Coast Radio is excited to announce that East Coast Drive with Bongani and Mags will take over the airwaves every afternoon between 3pm and 6pm, from Monday 31 July. 

Bongani Mtolo, the current host of East Coast Urban, will co-host the drive show together with Mags.

 

Approachable and cheeky, Bongani joined the station in 2015 and has proven popular with listeners during this time. He’s also been working closely with the station’s Talent Development Manager, Tumelo Diaho-Monaheng.

 

East Coast Radio’s Programming Manager Zane Derbyshire says he is thrilled to have Bongani as part of the Drive team, “Having seen him grow and develop as a presenter on the station, now ready to take over one of our flagship shows is testament to the work we put into developing our talent. Bongani is a born entertainer and having him on the drive home with Mags by his side, with G-Dawg and Rory completing the line-up, we are sure that very soon this will be KZN’s favourite way to get home.”

 

Bongani, a family man and father of two, is ready to tackle the new challenge, “Our show is going to be light-hearted and fun but we’ll keep things exciting and always involve our listeners.”

 

East Coast Drive with Bongani and Mags will include G-Dawg, as sports presenter and Rory Petzer as producer. Bongani’s warm, yet outspoken co-host Mags is looking forward to working with him, “Such diverse characters are each going to bring a unique outlook on the world of radio and I feel honored to be a part of this team.”

 

Don’t miss East Coast Drive with Bongani and Mags – an exhilarating ride from Mondays to Fridays between 15h00 – 18h00.

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Former President Thabo Mbeki will, in a rare occasion, talk about his life and his work as part of a double celebration of his birthday and that of POWER 98.7, Gauteng based commercial talk radio station.Power 98.7 will host the first ever Chairman’s Conversation in celebration of the stations four year’s birthday. This will be an annual event hosted by the Station Chairman, Given Mkhari on the occasion of Power’s birthday hosting different thought leaders.

 

On Thursday, 13 July, the 19:30 slot will be converted intoChairman’s Conversation, which will be broadcasted on Power 98.7, Capricorn FM and eNCA. Thestation’s founder and Chairman, Mkhari says Power 98.7 is granting South Africans anopportunity to “hear about the life and times of one of South Africa’s greatest statesman of our time who has just celebrated his 75th birthday.

 

The conversation hopes to afford the nation an opportunity to reflect on President Mbeki’s life story, his impact on South African’s history as well as the challenges and opportunities that lies ahead.It will further also critic the former statesman’s work of mobilising Africa’s progressive forces, support platforms for dialogue and reflection that seek to promote efforts for Africa’s political, social, economic and cultural aspiration.

 

“We invite South Africans to tune in on Thursday for this joint birthday celebration of President Mbeki and Power 98.7. These celebrations will also showcasing Power 98.7 capacity’s to unleash the power of listeners. “The past four years, Power 98.7 has earned the status of being recognized as South Africa’s leading platform for authentic conversations about pertinent Society. We invite all power people to honor this rememberable and historic occasion “said Mkhari.

 

The inaugural Chairman Conversationwill be live on Power 98.7 (889 DSTV Audio Bouquet), Capricorn FM (884 DSTV Audio Bouquet) and eNCA, channel 403 from 19:30

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Radio 2000 will commemorate Mandela Day by devoting 67 minutes of community service to the homeless in Johannesburg CBD. Returning to Joubert Park for the fifth year on Tuesday, 18 July 2017, the station is planning to feed 500 homeless people as well as donate blankets to keep them warm during the winter months. On the day of the event, Radio 2000 will be broadcasting live from the park between 9am – midday; Emlanjeni with KG Moeketsi (9am – midday).

 

As part of the programme at Joubert Park the homeless will commit 67 minutes of community service to clean the Park so that public spaces can be enjoyed by communities in the surrounding areas. To end off the day’s activities and celebrate Mandela’s ideals and honour his legacy the station has arranged music performances in the park.

 

The Mandela Day event is well supported by various sponsors and the event would not be as successful without their continued support. The key sponsors include:

 

 

  • Aranda Blankets provide blankets for the homeless,
  • Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa sponsor the stage, fencing, beanies, water and beverages
  • EMS Joburg donates medical services and manpower on the day,
  • Gift of the Givers donate lunches, non-perishable food and blankets,
  • Iskcon Lenasia donate vegetarian meals,
  • Joburg City Parks donates the venue, mobile toilets, refuse bags and refuse trucks,
  • Old Mutual sponsors blankets, bags and beanies for the homeless and
  • Sidas Security arranges 50 security personnel for the event.

 

“The Mandela Day event is Radio 2000’s flagship event on the marketing calendar and the station is fully committed to keeping Mandela’s legacy alive for the month of July by encouraging our listeners to be active in their communities and to give back to those less fortunate. The station also has great sponsors on board that sincerely want to make a difference in their communities and through this great event our partners can be part of keeping Tate Madiba’s legacy alive.” says Puleng Thulo, Station Manager for Radio 2000.

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SABC Radio to celebrate Mandela Day

Posted by radio On July - 10 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

SABC will celebrate Madiba Month under the theme, “Do Your Bit Of Good in Honour Of Madiba”.  Part of the SABC’s responsibilities as the national broadcaster is to maintain our country’s history and heritage, through the celebration of days/events of national importance.  A big part of the history and heritage is the legacy of the late great Nelson Mandela. To such an extent that his birth month, July, has become known for the month in which people honour his legacy by doing good.

 

The SABC therefore has a responsibility to preserve his legacy as a fundamental part of this country’s history, and also encourage doing good by all citizens in honour of Madiba.

In preserving and honouring Mandela’s Legacy, Lesedi FM in partnership with SABC2 has for the past twelve months built and renovated a science laboratory in Soweto at a school called Diepdale Secondary School.  Lesedi FM will official handover  the science laboratory on the 26th of July.

 

SABC activities lined up for the International Mandela Day are as follows:

Metro FM

 

Metro FM and McCain will host a cook-off on Mandela Day at the Frieda Hartley Shelter for destitute women and children, in Bellevue Johannesburg.  Many of these women and children have suffered from abuse and are there because they have lost their jobs or have no one else to turn to for help.  Presently there are 22 women and 17 children at the shelter.  The ladies are accommodated for approximately 3-12 months. During this time they receive counselling, life skills, work skills and are motivated to regain their independence.

 

Metro FM and McCain will offer volunteering services at the home that will include planting a vegetable garden and refurbishing of their existing structures.  On the day, the volunteer teams will revamp the crèche and teams will paint and brighten up the area to create a fun reading and play section for the little ones.  Metro FM on-air personalities will participate on the day by offering their services and by collecting items that will be donated to the home.

 

Phalaphala FM

 

Phalaphala FM will devote 67 minutes on the 22nd of July by painting the administration block of Kutama High School.  The station will also donate food hampers to elderly people around Ha Kutama village.

 

Munghana Lonene FM

 

The station has three house projects that will be handed over during the month of July as part of their 2017 Mandela Month initiatives.  Three families have been selected and will be proud benefactors of a house in the following areas:  Giyani Section E, Phaphazela Village in Malamulele and Makutu Village in Acornhoek, Bushbuckridge compliments of Munghana Lonene FM and partners. Munghana Lonene FM will donate food parcels to poor families in ward 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 & 20. The station will again partner with NHC (National Heritage Council) to donate food parcels, blankets & mattresses to pre-schools in the Mpumalanga and Limpopo Provinces.

 

truFM

 

trufm will be visiting Lulutho Grooming School which is a school created for teenagers from less privileged communities to help them understand their full potential and assist them to develop their leadership skills. Station presenters will give talks around gender based violence and the importance of education.  The presenters from the station’s religious shows will conduct imvuselelo (Spiritual revival).

 

Lotus FM

 

Lotus FM will create a call to action to collect much needed items for the Durban & Coast Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).The station’s 7 – 6 line up will broadcast from the SPCA in Durban where they will interview staff and encourage listeners to support the course. Listeners across South Africa will be encouraged to visit the SPCA closest to them to hand in their contribution.

Radio 2000

 

Radio 2000 will celebrate Mandela Day by devoting 67 Minutes of Community Service on 18 July from 09:00–15:00 by feeding and donating blankets to the homeless and the needy living in and around Joubert Park, Johannesburg CBD.

 

Channel Africa

 

The station will celebrate Mandela Day by visiting Yeoville community school and donate some school essentials such as stationary and clothing for needy students.  The school hosts some of the children of refugees from other African countries and teaches in African languages such as Kiswahili and Chinyanja of which the station broadcasts in. The station will also host a live broadcast where they will conduct interviews in the said languages.  Channel Africa staff will spend 67 minutes working in the school garden.

 

Thobela FM

 

Thobela FM will kick start Mandela month with the call # Di ka matsogong a rena” campaign from 1 – 14 July.  The campaign encourages donors to donate a new wheelchair/s to those in need. The handing over of the wheelchairs to the recipients activation jointly with Polokwane Rotary Club, DPSA and Pick n Pay Soshanguve will be on the 18th July in Polokwane.

 

Lesedi FM

 

Lesedi FM will donate groceries to the Ha Re Tshawaraneng Ho Ba Thusa Orphanage that provides Home Based Care for Orphans and Vulnerable Children and is based in St Norbert Catholic Church, Theunissen, Free State.  The station will broadcast and discuss challenges of the orphanage and call for help from Lesedi FM listeners through its popular programme Mathemalodi  on the 12th of July.

 

In conjunction with the SABC Foundation and Habitat, Lesedi FM will be building Houses in Orange Farm from 17-18 July,  the station presenters will take part in building these houses which will be handed over on 21 July to their beneficiaries and will also be donating groceries to a Child Headed Home by a 17 year old Girl who is Parenting three Children.

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To make your weekend feel “easy like Sunday morning” Radio 2000 will be re-shuffling its Sunday mid-morning show effective Sunday, 2 July 2017. The Jukebox (Sundays, 9am – midday) with Shawny B will move to Sunday evenings, 9pm to midnight and Tsheko 9212 (“nine-to-twelve”) will be moving to the Sunday mid-morning timeslot.

Dubbed Shonisani by his listeners, Shawny B has grown in popularity as the main host of the Top 30 Countdown on Saturdays from midday – 3pm. Tsheko Mosito is a young and vibrant women and her new Sunday morning show promises to be inspiring as well as musically entertaining for chilled Sunday mornings.

 

Tsheko Mosito comments on her Sunday morning show, “Sunday mid-morning radio is a special time. It is an awesome opportunity for me start the day with my listener. The conversations will be uplifting and the music, fresh and spirited! I look forward to the listener music selections in our golden hour from 10am to 11am.”

Shawny B adds: The Jukebox is a music driven show filled with intimate radio conversations in between songs that you loved and may have forgotten about. Plainly put, your Sunday night radio will not be the same, so get ready for a musical journey with me.”

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SABC commemorates June 16

Posted by radio On June - 13 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

SABC will commemorate the 41th anniversary of the Soweto Uprising now known as June 16, National Youth Day. The uprisings tragically ended with hundreds of young people killed by the apartheid government when they protested against the imposition of Afrikaans as a medium of instruction.

In commemoration of Youth month, SABC 1, Mzansi’s leading youth TV channel, is excited to announce an amazing opportunity for Mzansi’s aspiring youth.

 

The channel will host a symposium for aspiring youth to provide them a platform to discuss their issues ‘head on’ and come up with solutions on how to improve the lives of the youth in Mzansi.

 

SABC 1’s Youth Day symposium themed, Own Your Space, is looking for 25 young people between the ages of 16 and 20 to win a chance to be part of an interactive audience on the set of youth talk show, Daily Thetha. The event will take place on Friday, 16 June 2017 at Shine Studios in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. A number of Mzansi’s leading trailblazers in different fields from broadcasting to business will be in attendance to inspire and encourage them to aim for the sky and fulfil their dreams. The winner will also get a chance to bring a friend as their partner to the symposium.

 

SABC 1’s Youth Month Symposium Competition is now open for entry on the official SABC 1 website at www.sabc1.co.za and will close on Thursday 15 June 2017.

 

Winners will be notified telephonically.  While 5FM is giving their youthful listeners an opportunity to live their radio dream and live loud with their favourite station. On 16 June, eight youthful South Africans will have a chance to take over the 5FM airwaves between 6am – 6pm alongside 5FM DJs.

Kicking off with The Roger Goode Show at 06:00, followed by HammanTime at 09:00, The Forbes & Fix Show at 12:00 and ending with The Thabooty Drive at 15:00, 5FM will have two people join the teams on each show.

 

The station invites youth, who will be known as the 5 Squad, between the ages of 15-20 to send an entertaining voice demo or voice note of no more than 3 minutes (and no bigger than 6MB) to liveloud@5fm.co.za . The entry should include a short motivation as to why they should be a 5FM DJ for a day.

 

Entrants will need to be based in Johannesburg or Cape Town or able to get to the respective studio after school or campus on Thursday, 15 June as well as on 16 June for the show they will be chosen to participate in.

More details are available at 5FM.co.za.

 

Other SABC National Youth Month, 2017 Events include:

 

  • RSG: The station will commemorate Youth Month through various programming themes.

– 13 June – International Albinism Awareness Day; awareness – 360 Disability

  • 16 June – Youth Day Celebrations (Promo)                                                               
  • Radio 2000: Radio 2000 will post short personalised message videos of younger presenters namely Lelo and Tsheko on the station YouTube channel.  Radio 2000 will also post a banner on the website that encourages listeners to SMS the names of music that makes them remember their youth, in so doing the listeners can own the station’s playlist.  The station aims to trend the hash tag #Youth2000 on Youth Day.  The station will cover the Youth Day speech by the President on Friday 16 June.

 

  • SAfm: On the 15th of June the station will cover the SAfm Youth Month Dialogue at Tshing Community Hall in Ventersdorp.  The panellists will include; Member of the Young patriots, Prof Vuyisa Mazwi-Tanga, Mr Thulani Tshefuta and Prof Somadoda Fikeni.

 

  • MLFM: The station is planning a Youth Day activation at Malamulele Crossing on Friday 16 June.  The stations morning drive show will broadcast LIVE from the venue followed by artists performances and speeches from Local CPF, Councilors, District Circuit Manager.  Five schools from around Malamulele have been invited to be part of this initiative where they will perform plays related to youth issues.  The station will feature the soapie crew (Mina Hi Mina) as part of the entertainment.  An ex offender will deliver a motivational speech to the scholars about the effects of living a life of crime and the difficulty of spending one’s youth days behind bars.

 

On the same day the afternoon drive show will broadcast from the Department of Correctional

Services.  Young offenders will motivate young audiences to stay away from living a life of crime.

 

SABC is committed to inform, educate and celebrate the country’s youth. The SABC remembers June 16th, as it looks towards a better future for all.

 

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Youth to take over Algoa Airwaves

Posted by radio On June - 9 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Grade eleven learners in and around Port Elizabeth and East London have responded in their droves to be a part of the Algoa FM Youth Day Crew on Friday the 16th of June.

“After an exciting audition process, the group of youths who will take charge of our radio station have been selected and we’re proud to be in a position to offer them this wonderful opportunity,” says Programme Manager, Baydu Adams.

 

Algoa FM’s presenters, news readers, digital team, production engineers and music compiler, will be stripped of their duties on the day, to allow the youth the opportunity to show off their individual talents.

 

The strengths and interests of each learner has been taken into consideration to best allocate an individual set of responsibilities to them. They will now go through a rigorous training process.

 

This is the fourth consecutive takeover by a Youth Day Crew at Algoa FM.

 

Tune in on Friday, June 16th, to find out what really interests the youth of Algoa Country.

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Heart FM will once again take the microphone to the heart of Western Cape communities for the 16DaysForYouth initiative from 1 June 2017. The radio station will undertake youth focussed projects across the length and breadth of the province by broadcasting in its mobile studio for the first 16 days of June 2017.  The initiative identifies projects in communities whereby the teams are able to bring people together to effect change. Last year the journey encountered Magda Meyer in Paarl from Magda’s Soup Kitchen – The soup kitchen fed 2500 mouths per month and through HeartFM and it’s partners Magda is now able to feed more than 20 000 per month. This is effecting change in our communities

This year the journey kicks off in Hawston and will travel on to Grabouw, Kenilworth, Heideveld, Robertson, Worcester, Tulbagh, Malmesbury, Constantia, Mitchell’s Plain, Saldanha, Paternoster, Langebaan, Atlantis & Klipheuwel. The focus for the 16 Days for Youth this year will be more than just fixing, painting and lending a helping hand in the various towns. Many of the locations identified this year have been investigated and a more global stance will be taken. The aim is therefore to add emphasis on the challenges and sociology of each town while physically making a difference through our hands-on projects.

 

Heart FM MD Renee Redelinghuys says: “This is a very special project for everyone at Heart FM. We get to go into our communities, meet them, listen to them and most importantly give them the opportunity to tell their stories.  As the biggest commercial radio station in the Western Cape it is our duty to give the youth in these communities a voice. The journey allows us to highlight the challenges, big and small, that our communities face on a daily basis and how you and I can help.  Our listeners have big hearts and we know they will once again show how much they care. We can’t wait to hit the road.”

 

Heart FM program manager Denver Apollus says: “We will put our best forward once again and make a difference through sharing resources and providing a team effort. We will sacrifice 16days of our time to understand and live the lives of those less fortunate. While we are using the station as a platform to raise awareness, the campaign is about telling the stories of others and how they engage in projects that make a difference. Heart FM may have started this initiative but we’d like for our listeners and the rest of the country to adopt it and carry it on. Let’s enable #16DaysForYouth and end it by celebrating Youth Day on the 16th June.”

 

To find out how to get involved and how to join the journey, members of the public are urged to email youth@heartfm.co.za.

 

 

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OFM, the sound of your life in Central South Africa, has secured the services of two top celebs to present one of its most popular special projects – Celeb Radio. Sassy Toks en Tjops presenter Janina Oberholzer and sultry songstress Nianell and will warm the airwaves in Central South Africa from 5-9 June, and 12-5 June respectively.

 

Celeb Radio gives well-known and well-loved South African celebrities the opportunity to host their own unique radio show for a whole week. Celebrities are assisted and supported by OFM presenters.

 

Says OFM General Manager, Nick Efstathiou: “Celeb Radio is one of our most successful projects and we look forward to hosting some of South Africa’s most popular presenters in studio every year. This year, we are thrilled to welcome Janina and Nianell to Central South Africa. Every year, Celeb Radio produces unique and exciting content. I am sure this year will be no different. Listeners can look forward to some great laughs and interviews, brought to you by two extremely well-liked celebrities.”

 

Janina Oberholzer, who will be on air from 5-9 June, is no stranger to radio. Her career started in 2006 at campus radio station Tuks FM, after which she moved to Jacaranda FM in 2008, first as traffic compiler for the Just Plain Breakfast and later as sports presenter on the Martin Bester Drive team. In Central South Africa, she is probably best known as co-presenter on Toks and Tjops with rugby heavyweights Toks van der Linde and Breyten Paulse.

 

Nianell, who will host Celeb Radio from 12-15 June, is a platinum-selling musician and great friend of OFM. Her songs are not only played on South Africa radio stations, but also internationally. She quickly became a household name after the success of her debut album ‘Who painted the moon?’ She is also a SAMA winner and certainly one of the busiest singer-songwriters in South Africa.

 

For more information about Celeb Radio, go to www.ofm.co.za or tune in to OFM, the sound of your life.

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