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algoAlgoa FM presenters will be out and about investing 67 minutes for a charity in their broadcast area to mark Mandela Day.

Each presenter has selected a charity that is close to their hearts in which they will be spending their 67 minutes with, on Friday, 18 July.

“This approach encourages and informs Algoa FM listeners about 11 different charities stretching from the Garden Route to the Wild Coast and inland to the borders of the Eastern Cape. Algoa FM listeners and presenters are then able to be of greater assistance in meeting the needs of the various charities” says Algoa FM PR and CSI Manager Jennilee Peremore.

“The charities will also benefit from the exposure they enjoy as each presenter promotes their beneficiary on air.

“Listeners have been invited to visit our website to find out more about the charity, what their needs are, and how the listener can help.

“We believe that the exposure the charities enjoy will provide benefits for a long time after Mandela Day,” says Peremore.

The Daron Mann Breakfast show charity will be the Linge’s Tots Development Centre in Zwide.

Lance Du Plessis has chosen to spend his 67 minutes helping the babies from Ithemba Lam Baby Haven.

Mio and Queenie have chosen the Uitenhage SPCA.

The Fast Lane presenters, Wayne Hart and Lauren Mungur, will be doing a trolley dash at The Bridge to the value of R6,700 in aid of a charity to be announced on the Fast Lane on Wednesday, 16 July.

Gordon Graham will be revamping the garden of the East London Child and Youth Care Centre.

 

Kaycee Rossouw will be helping the People Opposing Poverty in Society (POPS) Foundation at the Ethembeni Youth Advice Care Centre to do interior painting, serve a cooked meal and hand out treats to the children and adults. Vinny Ngomane will be spending his 67 minutes assisting the EDGE of Africa project in Knysna called the Recycling Swop Shop.

 

Graham Roberts has chosen the Bethel Safe House.

Tové Kane will be helping the General Motors staff, management and the Chevrolet Warriors team to pack 15,000 meals; a portion will be donated to KICK in the Walmer Township.

Briony Sparg has chosen Eco-Brick Exchange, and Charl Leslie will be helping the Storehouse on Thursday Night Soup Kitchen to distribute food.

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Where are they now?

Posted by radio On July - 11 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

[By: Farai Diza]

 

It has widely been rumoured that South African DJ’s make more money than musicians. Whether there is any truth in that, radio personalities, just like all of us, reach a point in time to call it quits.

 

Most of us tune into our car or cell phone radio stations every day while some just have the radio playing in the background, at work or at home. The advancement of technology and affordability of cell phones has made it easy for taxi, train, and bus commuters to join motorists in tuning into their favourite radio stations while on the move. After all, radio show hosts can save our souls in traffic jams.

 

While listening to our favourite shows, there comes a time that we ask ourselves what happened to the presenters who once dished out these shows with pomp and funfair.

 

Some of the greatest radio presenters that the country has ever produced have passed on. People like Eddie Zondi, Cocky “Two Bull” Tlhotlhalemaje, Robin Alexander and ex 5FM rock DJ Phil Wright have sadly departed.

 

Locating some is like looking for a needle in a haystack as they have travelled the world in search of greener pastures.

 

Former 94.5 Kfm Breakfast Show host, Nick Marais, relocated to the United States where he is now practising law.

 

Most former radio DJ’s have gone on to make names for themselves as house musicians and producers. While others have ventured into the more lucrative business world.

 

Sorisha Naidoo

The Mightily ambitious Naidoo made a name for herself on the grave yard shift at East Coast radio after finishing her journalism degree at Rhodes University. She was soon elevated to co-host the breakfast show with Alan Khan.sorisha_use1

Today Naidoo is keeping the flair shining among women’s faces through her cosmetics business, most notably being her lightening cream – Crystal Tomato. She tried out creams she discovered on the internet.

“I thought duh, this is glaring obvious (business opportunity) and I’ve been doing it for eight years. If I didn’t do this, somebody else would. Now I’ve dropped a few shades and I’m locked in. If I stopped, people would say I don’t have confidence in my product,” she stated.

 

Apart from being a successful business woman with three businesses under her collar, Naidoo is reportedly set to join the cast of South Africa’s very own ‘Real Wives Of Johannesburg’ reality show.

“Some people think I’m a rich, spoilt woman with 500 credit cards at my disposal but they will get to see the real me. Nothing will be doctored,” she divulged.

 

Sasha Martinego

sashaAlthough still involved in radio, albeit now online, Martinego is one of the best radio jockeys ever to grace the South African scene. The Formula 1 crazed fan, was a revelation at 5FM and just listening to him filled the ears with so much inspiration. He has been in the industry for over 20 years.

Sasha was the first ever DJ in the country to have his own website and the first to have an email account on air. He also made history when he broadcast the first ever show in the world via Skype.

Back to Formula 1, Sid the Sloth (as he is affectionately called), currently hosts a show on online radio that angles around the world of the sport. Sasha is a household name in South Africa on the subject of Formula 1 and has been an anchor for F1 on Supersport since 2002.

 

Deborah Patta

She is undoubtedly one of the few radio personalities whose presence is still being felt in media. Patta joined Radio 702 in Johannesburg way back in 1990 and briefly left the station only to bounce back as a stand in talk show host in 2013.dpatta

Having worked at Radio 702, Deborah Patta went on to establish herself as a broadcast journalist at e.TV with her investigative show, 3rd Degree. She is in the midst of pursuing her interests as a freelancer for international news companies.

Patta’s presence on social media is also very noticeable. Her Twitter account is always updated with the latest from the Oscar Pistorius murder trial.

 

Vatiswa Ndara

Born in 1970, Ndara entered the radio world aged just 24. She was presented with the opportunity to become a news reader on Transkei FM. It marked the beginning of her journey that took her to popular stations such as Radio Bop, Kaya FM, Metro FM, Radio 2000, Algoa FM, 5FM and Highveld Stereo.

Ndara is now still actively involved in the spotlight where she works as an actress, television presenter, voice over artist, MC and health and fitness fanatic.

 

Kgomotso Matsunyane

Having hosted Good Morning Gauteng on Kaya FM, Matsunyane currently runs her own film production company – One Man and His Dog Films.Matsunyane_Kgomotso

“In South Africa, journalism, television and radio is still an industry dominated by men and for me I never thought of it in terms of gender. It’s just something I wanted to do and I did. My focus right now is to make feature films that would really resonate and also make series around the continent. My ambition is to conquer Africa,” she divulged.

“To women in broadcasting, the world is your oyster. Demand what you want and go out and get it because it’s already yours,” she added.

She has also been an editor for O Magazine and a former SABC 1 Commissioning Editor for drama.

 

Jani Allan

Most radio listeners appreciate a stimulating conversation on the wireless. Jani had the wit, could think on her feet, and above all had the ability to make a joke out of any situation.

Jani presented a radio show, Jani’s World that aired on Friday evenings between 9pm and midnight on Cape Talk. Soon after establishing the radio show, it became very popular and after she left, she had many gigs as a freelancer.

After an extended absence, 2013 marked her return to the media frame as she began publishing regular columns and announced a book.

In 2014 she made headlines around the world after publishing an open letter to murder accused Oscar Pistorius.

 

Former Kaya FM Breakfast Co-Host Ed Jordan is now mainly involved in music as a composer, musician, and producer. People like Grant Nash have left radio only to bounce back proving that once radio is inside you; it sticks with you like super glue.

 

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After eight months of broadcasting, Ubuntu Radio – South Africa’s first government-run, 24-hour, online radio station – is undergoing a review of its programming schedule and content based on feedback from listeners.Ubuntu_Radio-300x200

 

For the duration of the review, a decision had been taken to scale down on the station’s operations, with internal volunteers from the Department of International Relations and Cooperation continuing to do their work and production daily as well as covering major events live; e.g. the State of the Nation Address on 17 June 2014 was covered live. The decision to scale down has only affected the external contributors to the station.

 

From the beginning of August 2014, the station will launch a new programming schedule and line-up of presenters. This with a view to ensuring that Ubuntu Radio not only maintains its position as a trend-setter but also that it becomes a serious player in the broadcasting industry in general and grows from strength to strength. Whilst the majority of the station’s external contributors are volunteers who don’t get paid, there are some who get compensated for production related costs. Like other new initiatives, the station has experienced teething problems that have resulted in invoices not being paid on time etc. The contract with the service provider who was brought in to assist with setting up the station has since lapsed.

 

All of these matters are being attended to and will be a thing of the past when the station re-launches on the 1 August 2014.

 

The forthcoming changes will see some presenters making way for new faces and new content which is aligned to the vision of Ubuntu Radio, which is that the station becomes an authority on “telling the African story by Africans from an African perspective”.

 

Due to South Africa’s increased role and mandate in the international arena, it is important that immediate and accessible platforms are used to communicate South Africa’s Foreign Policy and to promote Brand South Africa domestically and abroad.

 

The past 8 months have provided valuable lessons, experience and knowledge to the management team. The Station Manager Mr Golden Neswiswi and his team are working round the clock to deliver a good quality product when the station re-launches in August.

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Master Chef Winner Cooks It Up At Heart FM

Posted by radio On July - 8 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

[By: Farai Diza]

 

Has radio gone cooking?

Well perhaps. The winner of 2013 Master Chef South Africa, Kamini Pather is now live on radio after joining Heart 104.9FM.

 

The charismatic Pather held her first show last Tuesday and she will guest present a feature called “My Favourite Things” with Kim Cloete every second day of the week at 10:40am. The partnership with seasoned Cloete will undoubtedly add more and verve to the show that aims at gripping mid morning listeners with pomp and fanfare.kamini

 

Cloete found her big break way back in 2001 when she landed her first broadcasting job at e.TV. They opened up golden doors for her and she now sees herself as the host of Kimmistry every weekday from 9am – 12 noon. She has kept her listeners glued to radio with her bubbly, warm personality and infectious laugh.

 

According to the producers, My Favourite Things will be more than just a radio programme. It will be serving out the very latest in lifestyle, fashion, food and trends.

“Our listeners are hungry for on trend life style features and Kamini’s background is perfectly suited to enhance our on air product even more,” said Gary Petersen, Heart FM MD.

 

A serial food blogger, Kamini isn’t new to radio as she started it out at 2OceansVibe. The 29 year old made headlines late last year when she piped scientist Leandri van der Wat in the final round of Master Chef South Africa season 2 at the Master Chef Kitchen on the beautiful Nederburg wine estate.

 

She walked away with a fortune that included a R400 000 cash prize, a brand new VW Golf 7; a year’s free shopping at Woolworths valued at R100 000 and a year’s supply of wine. Hmmmm…

But her biggest fortune will be the opportunity to wow her fans on radio. We are listening!

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Aptly named “the edgy day,” Friday’s programme of Joburg Radio Days focused on innovative strategies and ‘edgy’ content production meant to attract and sustain the youth segment of radio audiences, write Luca Kotton and Dinesh Balliah.radiodays_logo

 

YFM CEO Kanthan Pillay was the first to take to the podium at Wits University and spent much of his talk showcasing the achievements of his organisation as one of the premier youth stations in South Africa. Pillay emphasised the way in which you make things accessible to your audience becomes crucial and said that youth engagement is all about balance.

 

J.P Schlueter, formerly of German youth station Dasding said the station always ensures their employees are young people and are part of the target demographic. He said, “We need younger approaches to news topics that regularly older audiences would enjoy.” Schleuter said one of the ways for a youth station to remain relevant is to ensure that it is consistently radical in order to keep up with the ever-moving target of youth culture.

 

Lerato Makate, programming manager of campus radio station VoWFM said her station tries to be more inclusive of their audience. She said they have about 12 mobile stations which allows VoWFM to be physically present within its target community. Makate said “creation of unique relevant content that your audience can only obtain by listening to your station,” is on the key’s to VoWFM’s appeal to its youth audience.

 

The second session of the morning saw the poster child for youth radio talking about the end of FM and the shift to digital. Radio is not going to die, it is simply changing, said radio personality Gareth Cliff in what was perhaps the most popular session of the conference.

 

UNRADIO: Gareth Cliff adjusts the microphone as he is interviewed on VoWFM for Joburg Radio Days, Photo: Dinesh Balliah

UNRADIO: Gareth Cliff adjusts the microphone as he is interviewed on VoWFM for Joburg Radio Days, Photo: Dinesh Balliah

Cliff, a former 5FM breakfast show host, shocked his fans a few months ago by announcing his departure from the station. Shortly thereafter he formed Cliffcentral.com, an internet-based station that is less than three months old.

 

Responding to questions about his exit from the SABC station, he said, “I needed a new challenge and felt audience needed new content.”

 

He said the changes in the media business, particularly the move to digital, made it necessary for him to leave. He did admit his uncertainty about the move to the internet but said that he rather be first to create this new experience than come into it last.

 

Cliff explained that his station allows for an uninterrupted conversation with no advertisements, which is what he considers real engagement with audience. Talking about the future of his business, Cliff explained that he is in the process of partnering with Apple to make it possible for listeners to tune in from their cars.

 

Shifting down a gear and focusing on older audiences, Chris Turner of LM (Lourenco Marques) Radio spoke to a handful of delegates about the revival of this historic station that traces its roots back to Maputo, formerly known as Lourenco Marques.

 

Started in 1933 in Mozambique, the station gave way to Radio 5 in 1975, and some 17 years later was rebranded as present-day 5FM. Referring to the need for such a station in South Africa, Turner said, “Listeners say LM Radio treats them like engaged adults … We only play hits and our content is consistent.” Playing jingles from LM Radio before it went off-air, Turner said the station hoped to appeal to the nostalgia in its listeners.

 

With such disparate approaches to the future of radio, what became clear on the final day of the conference is that quality content tailored to target audiences is crucial. And the move to digital is still fraught with a high degree of uncertainty that is not specific to radio alone but to media generally.

 

The conference, a three-day affair, was hosted by the Wits Radio Academy, a division of Wits Journalism and is considered the continent’s premier gathering of radio practitioners, researchers and students.

 

[This article was sourced from www.journalism.co.za and written by Luca Kotton and Dinesh Balliah]

 

 

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Munghana Lonene FM launches Mandela Month

Posted by radio On July - 6 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Munghana-Lonene-logo-300x114[1]Embraced by young and old, celebrated by all across race, gender as well as the world at large. Mandela Day has become a worldwide celebrated day but for South Africans the day means a lot more than that. It becomes a day where the whole country take time to reflect and review what has become of their lives since the dawn of democracy, compliments to the fight fought and won by the great Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela and all who went to exile with him to fight for a better South Africa.

 

Munghana Lonene fm has embraced this month and each year the stations plans both on and off air gets crafted to be in line with what the great Nelson Mandela believed in and strived to achieve. The station ensures that July plans include bringing relief to our communities while restoring dignity through a “Donate a House” initiative that has been going on for more than nine years and the station has to this day donated a total of 15 houses.

 

During this year’s Mandela month celebrations, Munghana Lonene fm has identified not only a family that will received a complete house but will go further and donate a pre-school to a needy community of Nkuzana Village in the Makhado municipality. The community will be proud owners of a beautiful three class roomed pre-school building with an office and a set of rest rooms starting from Friday 18th July 2014.They will say goodbye to a dilapidated one room which used to house close to 30 kids with no proper ventilation, no chairs, tables or even decent learning material.

 

The project has attracted the attention of the MEC for Social Development who will attend the hand-over ceremony as well as participate in the 67 minutes dedicated to painting of walls, planting of tress as well as clean the school yard. The department has also committed to donating tables, chairs, learning material and other essentials.

 

On Saturday 19th July 2014, the station will be handing over a house to a child headed family of two boys aged between 9 and16 years old who lost their parents to HIV/AIDS related diseases. The family resides at Nkomo village in the Greater Giyani municipality. The ceremony will also be graced by the MEC for COGHSTA in Limpopo, who has further commended the station in the efforts to assist the government through these initiatives.

 

The station also carries the Mandela legacy through our programming plans across all shows. We are also running a competition which will see 4 lucky listeners walk away with a share of R20 000.00 which will be divided in R5000.00 and given away every Friday starting from Friday 4th to Friday 25th July 2014.

 

“As a station, Munghana Lonene fm remains very committed to serving the community while focusing and putting more emphasis in addressing challenges that communities continue to grapple with. It is such a rewarding feeling to work for this platform which enables us to making a difference in the community or individuals lives”, says Munghana Lonene fm Station Manager: Mr. James Shikwambana.

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After the success of last year’s Warm Hearts Campaign, Lotus FM has decided to make this an annual initiative.

 

Every winter, thousands of South African children go to school with tattered and torn shoes or some with no shoes at all.  Children face many challenges during the winter chill; they find it hard at school to apply themselves whilst cold and uncomfortable. The plight of the underprivileged school children in South Africa is one that has been close to the hearts of Lotus FM and its listeners.lotuswarm

 

 

“This year the Warm Hearts Campaign will show how stories of children with shoes participating in normal, everyday activities would differ if they didn’t have the luxury of shoes. It communicates that even the simplest of things become harder when you’re barefoot”, Says Station Manager Alvin Pillay.

 

A host of on-air and off-air activities are planned to ensure that listeners donate towards Lotus FM Warm Hearts Campaign 2014. This year the 07:00-18:00 line-up will adopt a privileged school, who will assist them in collecting school shoes for underprivileged schools.  Apart from this initiative to collect school shoes, we plan to host a telethon on the 18th July 2014 – Mandela Day, whereby our 07:00-18:00 line-up will broadcast live from M1 Hall at SABC KZN. We encourage listeners to come through and volunteer to man the phone or drop off their donations on the day.

 

If you would like to donate to this worthy cause, you may drop off your donations at one of the SABC buildings in Kwa-Zulu Natal, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town or Port Elizabeth. Alternately you may forward an email to marketing@lotusfm.co.za.

 

Lotus FM Warm Hearts 2014…Let them walk Tall… not only offers hope but acts as a sign of better things to come.

 

 

[Issued by: Lotus FM]

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Graeme Raubenheimer joins the Heart 104.9FM

Posted by radio On July - 4 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Graeme Raubenheimer joins the Heart 104.9FM news team effective 1st July 2014.  After spending four years reporting in the field, running in and out of the Western Cape High Court and news conferences, he is very eager to present the news and keep the listeners informed in a manner that is relevant, accurate, fair and balanced.heart

 

At the age of 22, Graeme won the best short radio documentary award at the 2012 MTN Radio Awards for an expose on metered taxis in Cape Town, and just a year later received the accolade for best Western Cape radio reporter in the Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards for his coverage of the trial of Anni Dewani’s killer, Xolile Mngeni, as well as the farm worker strikes in the Western Cape.

 

For relaxation, Graeme enjoys creating alternative music and plays electric guitar and bass. He’s also an avid gamer, husband to-eventually-be and most of all, a proud Capetonian at heart.

 

“I’m extremely excited to start this new adventure at Heart 104.9 FM in the news department” – Graeme Raubenheimer.

 

“We are excited to welcome Graeme to the team”. He is a dynamic, energetic and respected journalist who will no doubt add value to our team and our news offering. News is an integral part of our Heart on-air proposition and thus Graeme, with a wealth of experience and a desire to grow personally and professionally is well-placed. “His drive and passion for his craft will definitely bring a new dimension to Heart FM’s news product” says Heart’s news editor, Lance Witten.

 

Heart news bulletins air on the hour, every hour between 06h00 and 18h00, with local, regional, national, continental, international and business headlines on the half-hour during Heart Breakfast and Drive 326. Catch signature news bulletins daily for a comprehensive wrap of the day’s top stories, including informative business news and economic indicators that are relevant.

 

Graeme Raubenheimer joins the Heart news team along with Lance Witten, Daniel Nene, Kaylee Kruser, & Mantsadi Sepheka.

 

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Joburg Radio Days – Day One

Posted by radio On July - 3 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

“You shouldn’t count the people you reach, but rather reach the people you count,” says radio veteran Stan Katz at the opening session of the annual Joburg Radio Days conference which kicked off early this morning.radiodays_logo

 

Katz was speaking in response to the challenge of digital radio to traditional radio broadcasting, a dominant theme through the first day of the conference, write Roxanne Joseph and Dinesh Balliah.

 

Almost 200 delegates, guests and speakers gathered on an unusually warm day in Johannesburg for the start of the conference hosted by the Wits Radio Academy and billed as Africa’s premier radio event.

 

Now in its fifth year, this year’s edition of Radio Days, as it is commonly known, was labeled as a “feast for the radio mind,” by conference director Prof Franz Krüger. “I think it’s a useful exercise to create a platform for radio people to talk about issues and conflict they face on a daily basis and to expose people to new ideas and innovation,” Krüger said.

 

With topics ranging from the connected car, youth and radio, radio apps and social media, the 3-day programme addresses what is very clearly the new trend in radio – a shift to multi-platform thinking as a response to the impact of new technologies and convergence in radio.

 

Wits University‘s deputy vice chancellor (finance) Prof Tawana Kupe and NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) executive director Nadia Bulbulia welcomed delegates to the conference, by emphasizing the important role of community media in democracy-building.

 

“Nothing is more empowering than community media,” Kupe told the audience.

 

Former 5FM station manager, Aisha Mohammed, joined UK radio futurologist James Cridland and radio veteran Stan Katz on the opening panel that addressed the future of radio. Mohammed, now content head at television channel SABC3, said the challenges faced by radio could be addressed by “smart, strategic and doable (plans), using social media.”

 

“Radio’s future is brighter than ever,” said Cridland. “The most important thing is to get our great content to consumers however they want to get that content.” Audience segmentation, genre-based multiple streams and closer integration of social media with on-air broadcasting were some of the issues raised by the audience who were keen on understanding the technical possibilities of digital broadcasting.

 

In trying to address how the youth are consuming content online, Jos Kuper ofFutureFact said her research shows that young people aged 15-19 are mostly listening to, or downloading, music online which provides a huge opportunity for radio broadcasters. She also said, much to amusement of the audience, that “the more tech-savvy they are, the happier they are.” While Kuper’s presentation provided insights into what the youth want online, there were few suggestions in the session as to what is practically needed to reach younger audiences.

 

Radio veteran and now science journalist, Daryl Illbury joined Wits Radio Academy’s Paul McNally in a session that focused on the new buzzword in journalism, ‘science.’ McNally, producer of the radio show Science Inside, said that while a science show is hard to do, the key to success is to “always answer some kind of question. “It’s about balancing science and radio personalities,” he said.

 

Eyewitness News (EWN) editor-in-chief Katy Katapodis gave an engaged presentation on her organisation’s realignment to include digital and social platforms. Focusing on the coverage of the Oscar Pistorius trial, Katapodis said, “We are in the business of content, not just radio. Radio journalists are learning to branch out, We need to ensure that we cross all borders and cover all platforms.”

 

Offering coverage on the radio, Twitter, streaming audio and a partnership with television show Carte Blanche on satellite, Katapodis explained that EWN is now truly “multiplatform,” and as a result, has a cumulative audience of close to 6 million people worldwide.

 

The day ended with an enthusiastic round of ‘speed-dating’ which gave delegates a chance to get up close with their favourite radio personalities in smaller groups.BBC World’s Lerato Mbele, 5FM’s Nicole da Silva and SAFM’s Sakina Kamwendo entertained the sometimes personal questions of five delegates at a time, within a strict eight-minute period. Mbele said she enjoyed the “probing questions about broadcasting from Africa to the world” during one of her speed dates.

 

The next two days of the conference will look at 20 years of democracy in public radio, the challenges and possibilities of community radio and the role of the youth in the world of radio.

Follow @jhbradiodays on Twitter for more.

 

 

[Source: journalism.co.za]

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OFM heats up this July

Posted by radio On July - 2 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

The sound of your life heats up Central South Africa this July with Mondays going gold and Rihanna taking over the airwaves with her own theme weekend.

 

Mondays glisten with the Atwork Network Gold. Listeners get their requests from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s played during this special edition of the popular Atwork Network.
Rihanna takes over OFM with her own theme weekend. Listeners can expect to hear her most popular songs, which include Shut Up and DriveCheers and Unfaithful. “Rihanna is a core artist to the OFM sound and we are excited for this powerhouse artist to own our airwaves from Friday 11 July,” said Nick Efstathiou, the General Manager of OFM.

 

 

 

ofmlogoOFM has again signed on as media partner of the week-long Vryfees arts festival presented at the University of the Free State ground’s from 15 to 20 July 2014. OFM presenters Johrné van Huyssteen and Yolanda Maartens, will present live from the festival on 17 and 18 July with Christie Hansen and Success Lekabe broadcasting live on 18 July. Listeners can look forward to seeing ‘The Bar’ at the OFM Albert Wessels Auditorium. This is a tasty romantic comedy with a dash of spicy drama. This is one of many exceptional productions that will be on offer. Nick Efstathiou adds: “Arts and culture is a key listener interaction driver for OFM in Central South Africa. We pride ourselves in being one of the few commercial radio stations in South Africa that can boast media partnerships of four top festivals presented in Central South Africa for South Africa.”

 

 

Margit Meyer-Rödenbeck joins André Kunz as host of the breakfast special on OFM from 16 July. She will be standing in for Anna Visser who will be presenting her own play at the annual Vryfees. Margit is best known for her role as ‘Dowwe Dolla’ and also launched Die Boer Restaurant Theatre Durbanville, with Jurge Human. “Margit has been a friend to OFM for many, many years and when we asked her to join us on the air for a few days as a presenter she jumped at the opportunity. We look forward to the humour she will bring to air,” said Efstathiou.
OFM will celebrate the legacy of the Nelson Mandela on his birthday by dedicating 67 minutes on the day in packing food parcels for communities in need across Central South Africa. OFM presenters André Kunz, Johrné van Huyssteen, Yolanda Maartens, Natasja Jacobs, Success Lekabe, Shaxe Khumalo and Martin van der Merwe will assist in trying to pack at least 1,000 food parcels for the communities we broadcast to.
OFM have also concluded a content sharing agreement with Caxton Magazines. “Caxton Magazines are delighted to partner with OFM to maximise the synergy between our top selling Afrikaans magazines, Rooi Rose and Vrouekeur, and OFM. Both magazines are among South Africa’s best known magazine brands and we see this as an excellent opportunity to share content,” says Dejané Poil, Caxton Magazines Print Group Marketing Manager.
Rooi Rose is known for its high-end fashion, beauty and food features, as well as in-depth interviews with top South African personalities. Vrouekeur offers a weekly mix that includes celebrity updates, great fiction and tried and tested recipes. We look forward to being part of an excellent programme line-up on a weekly basis.

 

 

This July let OFM warm up your winter – playing good music all day; this is the sound of your life! For more info visit www.ofm.co.za.

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