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Heart 104.9FM’s Celebrating Women at Heart

Posted by radio On August - 8 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

August is Women’s Month and Heart 104.9FM’s Celebrating Women at Heart event will again be one of Cape Town’s benchmark celebrations.


HeartFM_SugaSaskiaIrmaG_1600x1200[1]Once again, Heart will be taking Cape Town’s women to one of the city’s most stylish venues – The Lookout at the V & A Waterfront. The Lookout boasts a magnificent view from the terraces and through glass walls of iconic landmarks like Cape Town Stadium, Table Bay, Lion’s Head and of course, the magnificent Table Mountain. Be it day or night-time, it’s the breathtaking vistas of the ocean, mountains and city surrounding it, which ensure that this venue is an exceptional experience.
On Saturday, 30 August 2014, a select group of women will gather in ultra-chic glam to enjoy an afternoon of fun, style and selfish indulgence. It’ll be a chance for women to be immersed in glamour, with top quality entertainment.


The chef has promised to delight the senses with a “harvest feast” – literally spreading tables with a range of delectable taste sensations. With attentive waiting staff, an incredibly well stocked cash bar to cater to your whims, great prizes and a glitzy dance floor – expect your afternoon to have a distinctly sophisticated feel.


If you’d like to join Kim Cloete, Suga, Irma G, Keri Miller, Meghan Hector, Kamini Pather, Julian Naidoo … and Tapfuma Makina (we did mention “eye candy” didn’t we?) so book your tickets as soon as possible.


Date: 30 August 2014
Time: 12h00 – 18h00
Venue: The Lookout, V&A Waterfront
Launch: Tickets available from 1st August
Tickets: Available at Computicket
Price: R350


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Women take over Power FM

Posted by radio On August - 7 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

POWER 98.7 will alter its standard line up this coming weekend by bringing on non-broadcasters into the radio space where some of the country’s most powerful women will guest host various shows.


The all-women guest hosting line up commences on Friday morning and listeners can expect some fun, wit, laughter, grilling and extra ordinary radio. On Friday morning Gauteng will wake up to the voice of Small Business Minister, Lindiwe Zulu who will drive Tim Modise’s favourite people to work on POWER BREAKFAST from 6-9am.

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Eusebius McKaiser’s POWER TALK will be hosted by DA leader, Helen Zille from 10 -12pm. She will take a break from answering questions and tackle some of her foes in the political sphere on some of her pet subjects such as E tolls and corruption.


The station’s very own Azania Mosaka remains on her 12 – 3pm POWER Lunch. Her popular Aza and Friends hour will be nothing but spectacular and you have to tune in to find out.


EFF female firebrand Magdalene Moonsamy will take the driver seat on behalf of Thabiso Tema for POWER Drive from 3 -5pm.


With the start of the football season, developments in boxing and other spotting codes, the newly launched POWER SPORT EXTRA with Thabiso Mosia will be hosted by TV presenter Mpho Maboi from 5-6pm.


Newly recruited Aphelele Somi remains on her 6-9pm POWER Weekend show and will ease everyone into the weekend.


Whilst Pabi Moloi remains on her 12 – 3pm POWER Fix show on Saturday and Sunday, other notable weekend hosts throughout the weekend includes:



· seasoned radio personality, Penny Lebyane who will host Paul Mnisi’s 6-9am POWER Buro,


· Actress Sophie Ndaba is in for Ben Dikobe’s POWER Experience from 9-12pm,


· Khanyi Mbau for Thabo Mdluli’s POWER Express between 3- 6pm.


According to POWER FM’s Head of Marketing Msizi Mazibuko the line-up was designed to demonstrate women’s dynamism while sharing the station’s fun character. The station will revert to its normal programming on Monday 11 August while continuing to celebrate Women’s month.



POWER 98.7 is available in Gauteng on 98.7, 103 (Soweto) 104.4 (Vaal) and 107.4 (Ekurhuleni) and on the web [1]



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Are Bonang And SABC Playing Mickey Mouse Games?

Posted by radio On August - 6 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

[By: Farai Diza]


Is it a kiss and make up romantic tale or it’s a script taken from a bestselling novel? No its reality.

The SABC has come under a barrage of criticism in recent months and the national broadcaster, through its Metro FM brand, was in the news once again after it re-hired TV and radio personality Bonang Matheba – who apparently had been “fired” for hosting a 2014 World Cup Live show on pay channel Supersport.sabc


The SABC had boldly stipulated that no talent on their ship was allowed to sail on any other broadcaster’s shores and Matheba had reportedly not asked them for approval before she made an agreement with Supersport.


In a real Mickey Mouse dilemma, last month Matheba released a press statement stating that she was on her way out of the station after just two months of hosting The Front Row.

“Metro FM is a fine station and it is a pity that my journey with them has been so short. I am an independent freelancer and have been working peacefully with all broadcasters over the years. My future potential cannot be jeopardized by accepting terms that will not grow my career.

“I could not agree to the SABC’s blanket terms in restricting me to work with other broadcasters even though my contract with them was on radio,” announced Matheba.


Metro FM stood firm in its defence and crashed Matheba’s statement testifying that the station had fired South Africa’s most adored socialite affectionately known as Queen B.


According to media reports from The Citizen, SABC spokesman Kaizer Kganyago accused Matheba of misleading the public and said her contract was terminated after she violated its terms.

Fast forward that to a month later, the national broadcaster and Matheba are now dining together after placing their differences aside.

“The SABC would like to welcome back Ms Matheba and accepts her apology. Our aim as broadcaster is not to destroy our talent but to nurture and help young people to grow in this challenging industry. We respect their craft and are willing to assist where we can,” said SABC Chief Operations Officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng in a statement.

Matheba will be back on the Metro FM mic on Monday the 11th of August where she will once again co-host The Front Row on weekdays between 9am – 12 noon.


But it still remains unclear as to who apologised to whom with most media reports split on that regard. Some say that Queen B apologised to Metro while others have told it reversely. But there is one thing for sure. Matheba has sparked up Metro FM with her entertaining show.


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Vuma 103FM reach increases into Gauteng

Posted by radio On August - 4 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Times Media Group (TMG) has introduced an innovative new radio broadcast model for two of Vuma FM’s most popular shows. As from Saturday 26 July, Grant Shakaone began presenting The V-Connection from Times Media’s new broadcasting studios in Rosebank, and newly appointed Kwasa breakfast Show presenter Linda Sibiya did his first remote broadcast on Monday 28 July.

Legendary Grand Shakoane

Legendary Grand Shakoane


The concept has been led by TMG Head of Radio, Tony Mallam who says, “This is an exciting move for us and strategically will now allow Times Media to break geographical limitations and increase Vuma FM’s appeal.”


Listeners based outside of KZN can live-stream via the following link:

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PSL & SABC Radio Announce big plans

Posted by radio On July - 31 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

SABC_465_3dThe Premier Soccer League, together with its radio rights partners, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), yesterday outlined plans that will see PSL football content on the broadcaster’s multiple radio platforms 24 hours.


Speaking at the launch held in Johannesburg this morning, PSL CEO Brand de Villiers said: “We are delighted to have reached the implementation phase of this important partnership between ourselves and SABC Radio. For the PSL and millions of football lovers in this country, radio remains one of the main sources of information and the implementation of this partnership will enable the PSL and its clubs to communicate on a daily and hourly basis with their supporters.


We will promote our fixtures using the 11 official languages and create a platform for conversations.”


The contract is a trade-exchange, which means the SABC is not be paying cash to the PSL, but will rather provide airtime, which is the organisation’s currency.


The partnership will see 11 SABC Radio stations continue with their traditional broadcasting of PSL matches live on Radio. The first of its kind football magazine show started broadcasting yesterday. This unique show is about creating a conversation platform for all the PSL teams, encouraging match attendance, promoting the clubs as brands and profiling players.


The show will be on nine (9) ALS (African Language Stations) as well as 2000FM, SAFM and RSG.

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The Weekend Breakfast shows on Talk Radio 702 and 567 CapeTalk have be shifted focus from  19th July, to better reflect the vibrant regions that the stations broadcast to.



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Africa Melane

Host, Africa Melane will share the big stories, from around the corner as well as across the globe. To ensure he has enough time to get into the meat of the discussion, he will have an extra hour to unpack the issues and Weekend Breakfast will now run from 06h00 to 10h00.


In addition to more news, talk and information, Africa will be sharing what’s happening in the communities – the unmissable events, stories and happenings that listeners have to know about to get through the weekend.


“Our listeners are busy people, with active social lives as well as family and community interests and they want to know what’s going on, even on the weekends,” said Melane. “We will be striving to make the shows as pacy and interesting as the audience we serve.


There’s also been a change to the presentation of the regular DIY, gardening and pet features, which have been a hallmark of Weekend Breakfast for many years. These elements have a new home online at a dedicated destination, called ‘Now you know’.


Now you Know will allow users to explore topics of interest to them, to ask questions to experts in the fields of DIY, Gardening and Pets, and to listen to the questions and answers that others have pitched to these gurus.


“This allows us to offer our listeners a far greater depth of content and get many more questions answered than we are able to fit in on air,” said Pheladi Gwangwa, Talk Radio 702 station manager.

Pheladi Gwangwa - 702 Station Manager

Pheladi Gwangwa – 702 Station Manager


In addition to giving users the freedom to search this portal at their own convenience, or as a question arises, those who wish to receive a newsletter that contains the highlights of the week can sign up and enjoy the weekly dose of gardening, pet and DIY news that they are used to receiving on air.


Visit to experiment with Now you Know.


Now you Know is an addition to the already existing MONEY portal that offers personal finance advice and the stations hope to add more topics to these sections over the next few months.


Weekend Breakfast will now broadcast from 06h00 to 10h00 on Saturdays and Sundays on Talk Radio 702, 567 CapeTalk and will be available on the apps for both stations.

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Ligwalagwala FM promotes patriotism

Posted by radio On July - 29 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

The Mpumalanga based SABC SiSwati radio station, Ligwalagwala FM has proven to pave good path in implementing its mandate which is to inform and educate the nation.


Ligwalagwalafm306[1]Recently the station’s 6 to 6 shows starts with a national anthem with the aim to teach South Africans to know their national anthem by heart.


Previous incidents in sports have shown that most South African Citizens appears to ignore the importance of practicing the anthem especially the youth. The national anthem will be heard on the SiSwati airwaves throughout the year, during the Kusile Mzansi 06h30 – 10am, Tfokomala Nami 10am – 12pm, Khibika Natsi 12pm – 3pm, Asambe Drive Show 3pm – 6pm weekdays.


When asked what motivated this initiative, Rio Mabunda, Ligwalagwala FM Station Manager had this to say “The recent developments in the country regarding national pride and social cohesion has necessitated this directive, as a public broadcaster, it’s our key responsibility to encourage such not unless we want to see the country getting fragmented further. This is a start to our efforts of making sure South Africans irrespective of call get to know their anthem by heart and identify with all national symbols”

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Bonang back at Metro FM

Posted by radio On July - 28 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

The SABC and Bonang Matheba have reconciled after a short break-up last month. The public broadcaster states that Bonang’s contract has been reinstated, so she will be back at Metro FM hosting ‘The Front row’ from 09h00 to 12h00 on weekdays, from Monday 11 August 2014.


Majota ‘Phat Joe” Khambule  has been keeping the seat warm for the last couple of weeks while Bonang was gone.


She has unreservedly withdrawn all her public statements made with regards to her departure prior to the FIFA 2014 World Cup. Both parties have reiterated the terms of the contract and the importance of maintaining a healthy working relationship reports SABC.

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I’m back!


“The SABC would like to welcome back Ms. Matheba and accepts her apology. Our aim as broadcaster is not to destroy our talent but to nurture and help young people to grow in this challenging industry. We respect their craft and are willing to assist where we can” said SABC Chief Operations Officer, Mr. Hlaudi Motsoeneng.


Ms. Bonang Matheba stated that “I am thrilled to re-engage my long standing relationship with the SABC.  The support I have received from the listeners and viewers has been overwhelming, and for that I am grateful. I look forward to an aligned future plan with the SABC, doing what I love as I spearhead my business plan. It’s an exciting time head”.

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Gareth Cliff’s Talk On The Future of Radio

Posted by radio On July - 24 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Gareth Cliff headlined Heavy Chef on 24 June 2014 at Microsoft’s headquarters in Johannesburg where he shared his insights on “The Future of Radio.” An exclusive video of his talk has now been released and is available to watch here.



In this video, Gareth talks about why he believes digital is the new frontier for effective communication and the arena where people make real connections. His transition to was spurred on by a need to provide listeners with valuable experiences and content. Coined “Unradio,” CliffCentral is about establishing an alternative medium that is unpredictable, uncensored and driven by authenticity.


The speaker video has been released along with a series of videos where Gareth answers the audience’s questions – each question and answer is packaged individually in a short Q&A video clip. Three of these videos have been released and are available to watch here.


More videos in the series are set to be released via the Heavy Chef and World Wide Creative channels. To become part of the Heavy Chef community, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. You can also be the first to receive invitations for future events and updates by signing up to our monthly newsletter on .



What is Heavy Chef all about?

As an initiative of digital marketing agency World Wide Creative, the Heavy Chef project is a platform for practical learning – where South Africa’s digital community collaborates, shares ideas and discusses the latest web marketing news. The name comes from the expression “Never trust a skinny chef” and our aim to learn from Heavy Chefs – in other words, those rare folk who eat their own food, walk the talk and practice what they preach.

Heavy Chef is sponsored by: Microsoft, Nokia RSA, Backsberg Wines,Mobile Marketing Association and Channel Mobile.



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Gareth Cliff Talks Digital

Posted by radio On July - 22 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

At last month’s anticipated Heavy Chef event, South African media icon, Gareth Cliff, addressed the crowds at Microsoft’s headquarters in Bryanston, Johannesburg on 24 June 2014.cliff gareth_cliffcentral


Addressing an engaged audience of digital and marketing professionals, Cliff spoke about his plunge into the world of online and mobile radio with


Staying true to his publicly irreverent nature, he confidently forecasted the demise of radio as we know it, remarking that listening to him and his fellow co-hosts for 5 minutes, will make conventional radio seem “lame.”


Having experimented briefly with DSTV’s Comedy Central, is now a fully-fledged online radio show that’s as uncensored as it gets. But Gareth didn’t create a new show just to let off a few uninhibited swear words. The show features 3 hours of compelling content. Referencing the infamous US shock-jock Howard Stern, Gareth explained that the only thing a successful broadcaster needs, is to be themselves. Hate him or love him, Gareth Cliff is authentic.


Whether the future of radio is purely digital remains to be seen, but Cliff certainly made a convincing argument for it. Make sure to keep an eye out for his speaker video on the Heavy Chef Youtube page.



[Source: HeavyChef]



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