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Mzokoloko joins Ukhozi FM after station shake-up

Posted by radio On March - 30 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS

South Africa’s most-listened to radio station Ukhozi FM,which currently commands 7, 5 million listeners, is set for an exciting new line-up effective from 1 April 2019.

The 6am to 6pm Monday to Friday line-up, sees the most changes. Tshatha Ngobe now joins Nongcebo McKenzie on the breakfast show ‘Vuka Mzansi’ from 06h30-09h00, while the midmorning show ‘Jabul’Ujule’ from 09h00-12h00, remains unchanged with Dudu Khoza still driving the show. The 12h00-15h00 slot ‘Ndiza Nathi’ promises a new radio vibe and energy with Selbeyonce and Siya Mhlongo. The afternoon drive show ‘Woza Nabangani Bakho’ which broadcasts at 15h00- 18h00 and the station, welcomes Mzokhona “Mzokoloko” Gumede who will join Nonhlanhla
“Mroza” Buthelezi in presenting the show.





In addition to Mzokoloko, the station is bringing on board new on-air talent that cut their teeth at various KZN stations. “King Sifiso” Sibiya takes the reins for the weekend dance shows, ‘Bhampa 2 Bhampa’ from 20h00-23h00 on Friday nights and ‘Chillas’ on Saturday afternoons from 15h00- 18h00. Phindile Phewa will anchor the show ‘Ulibo Lokuqala’ from Tuesdays to Fridays from 04h00-05h00.


Khathide “Tshatha” Ngobe returns to the popular maskandi show, ‘Sigiya Ngengoma’ on Saturday mornings which he will co-host with Zimiphi Biyela from 09h00-12h00. Sbu Buthelezi returns to present the programme ‘Indumiso’ on Sunday mornings from 08h00-11h30.


Mandla “Njinji” Magwaza crosses over to present the ‘Ukhozi Top 20’ show on Saturdays from 12h00-15h00, while Zandile “Zeal” Dladla takes over ‘Fakumoya’ on Saturdays from 22h00-02h00. Bheka ‘Beekay’ Mchunu will now present the shows ‘Cothoza Mfana’ on Saturdays from 05h00- 06h00 and ‘Ikhethelo’ from 07h00-09h00. Mdonso Ngcobo will present ‘Kwasa Olungaliyo’ on Sundays between 02h00-04h00. Boniswa Moto will present ‘Youth ke Yona’ on Sundays between 14h30 – 15h00 as well as co-present the show ‘UNkulunkulu Nomuntu Omusha’ with Thembeka Zondo on Sundays from 20h00-21h00. Lindani ‘Lee’ Hlophe will present the new programme ‘Uju Lomphefumulo’ on Sundays from 23h00-02h00, as well ‘Namba Namba’ on Fridays between 23h00-02h00.


Ukhozi FM’s acting Station Manager; Ms Sbongi Ngcobo stated that “the station has held intense deliberations, leading to the biggest changes in recent years for the station. The objective of the lineup changes was to ensure strategic brand positioning of our on-air personalities for maximum audience appeal and marketability, for Ukhozi FM to retain its position as the leading radio station in the country.

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See who is on the SAfm 2019/20 Line-up

Posted by radio On March - 30 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS

SAfm remains the only national Talk radio station with the largest footprint in South Africa. In order to retain relevance in the broadcasting space, it is imperative to continuously refresh, strengthen and rotate talent to ensure that we lead the conversation as we have in the last 82 years. The station believes its existing talent and with the introduction of new personalities, will ensure it remains relevant in the industry.

SAfm is excited to announce the addition of Ayanda Allie Paine, Songezo Mabece, Chris Vick and Mathumo Manaka as new presenters joining the SAfm family from 01 April 2019.

Weekday programming schedule between 06h00-13h00 remains unchanged. From Monday, 1 April 2019 listeners can look forward to the voice of Ayanda Allie Paine from 13h00-15h00 weekdays. Masechaba Mtolo will anchor the afternoon show  from 15:00 to 18:00 weekdays. Market Update 18h00 – 19h00 and Sport On 19h00 – 20h00 remain unchanged. Later in the evening on Monday and Tuesday 20h00 – 22h00 Songezo Mabece unpacks key Socio, Economic and Political matters of the day, with Chris Vick taking over Wednesday and Thursday bringing in his depth of knowledge in political and social issues. Chris is a guru in media and communications, while Songezo is a Legal Counsel with a demonstrated history of working in public policy.  Both their extensive experiences in their respective fields will contribute immensely to shaping national debates on air.

Mathumo Manaka ushers the weekend in, Fridays 21h00-00h00 with an all music show and again on Saturday and Sunday 13h00 – 16h00 with the best music selection.


The rest of the weekend schedule will remain the same

“It is vital to keep abreast with developments in the industry and adapt to the ever changing media landscape and serve the audiences holistically. The SAfm offering aims to ensure we remain relevant and ultimately deliver more on our mandate.” Peter Mashamba, Acting Station Manager.

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Metro FM Line-up changes announced

Posted by radio On March - 30 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS

METRO FM  announced its 2019/20 lineup, as it aims to continue raising the industry bar. The station will effect slight changes to its lineup on 1 April 2019, in line with continuous delivery to its mandate and business strategy.



With the new line-up, METRO has signed four big names to its stable. The station has built onto the successes of the station’s currently strong line-up, by bringing on board Ayabonga Cawe, Relebogile Mabotja, Moshe Ndiki and Andile Ncube.


Ayabonga Cawe  takes over ‘METRO FM Talk’, between 19h30 and 21h00 on Monday to Thursday. Ayabonga possess all attributes to rebuild METRO FM Talk offering, aligning it to core audience needs and the changing broadcast landscape.

Joining the ‘#FreshBreakfast’, which airs between 05h00 and 09h00, at the beginning of May 2019 is seasoned broadcaster and media personality, Relebogile Mabotja.  She will add her voice to the freshest breakfast team on radio with her smart thinking, wittiness and ability to have diverse views and in-depth knowledge of current affairs content as well her relatability and appeal.


Another addition to the METRO FM family is one of South Africa’s most loved personality, Moshe Ndiki who joins the 15h00 to 18h00 ‘The Drive’ show as a contributor. He will be bringing the station’s listeners his take on ‘the past week in the news’ every Friday on ‘The Drive’, putting a light hearted and fun spin on top news items that made headlines in the past week.


The last addition to the team is sports fanatic, Andile Ncube who joins METRO FM as the sports presenter for the weekend breakfast show ‘#TheWKNDR’, which broadcasts from 06h00 – 09h00. He will be presenting sports bulletins, ensuring the station’s listeners know what to expect in the world of sports on weekends. Andile brings with him a wealth of experience from SABC Sports having anchored many TV sports shows as well as hosted a radio sports show on Radio 2000 and being part of many international sporting events.


The new changes will see Somizi Mhlongo joining ‘#TheBridge’ team, bringing his own version of fun, charisma and more fun to the show, whilst Sentle Lehoko takes over the Monday to Thursday 21h00 – 00h00 slot on the new show ‘#NinetoMidnightWithSentle’Marian Nyarko-Lartey will follow with ‘#TheWindDown’ from 00h00 – 02h00 with Ismail Abrahams taking over the baton, keeping METRO FM listeners company from 02h00 -05h00 on Monday to Friday with the show ‘#EarlyMorningsWithASmile’.


Dynamic rising star Khanya ‘Kyeezi’ Siyengo takes over the ‘#METROFMTOP40COUNTDOWN’ with his energetic, knowledgeable and entertaining presenting style on Saturdays between 09h00 – 13h00, whilst his former partner in crime Phind’Gcobe Madubela aka DJ PH rides solo on ‘#CruiseControl’ Saturdays 13h00 – 15h00. Bujy Bikwa joins MoG on the ‘#TheWKNDR’, Saturdays 06h00 – 09h00.


The Station Manager for Metro FM, Ms Sibongile Mtyali stated that “this year’s line-up schedule is a continuation of our commitment to deliver quality programming and maintain top-of-mind awareness as the best commercial radio stations in the country. We are pleased that we have managed to secure some of the country’s top radio personalities joining brand METRO FM. All our personalities fit in well with what Metro FM stands for and where it’s heading”.


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SABC receive 86 Liberty Radio Awards Nominations

Posted by radio On March - 27 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has received a total of 86 nominations in almost all categories at the recent announcement of the 2019 Liberty Radio Awards contenders.





SABC Head of Radio Marketing Siphelele Sixaso commented , “The over 80 finalists that we have received as the different radio brands bear testimony that SABC Radio brands are the most pervasive medium with the widest reach and we will ensure that this reach is used to carry on delivering on our public mandate to Inform, Educate and Entertain our listeners with new and exciting innovations ”.


The SABC produced a documentary to celebrate MaSisulu’s Centenary entitled Albertina Sisulu: A woman of fortitude and this documentary is a finalist for the Best Radio Documentary. The promotion of the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture delivered by President Barack Obama is also a finalist.




The SABC also got nominations for Radio Podcast, Radio Documentary, Spots Show and Field News Reporter.


The Liberty Radio Awards aims to present a credible, well-judged transparent programme that promotes and recognises excellence in radio, with the objective of ensuring that it remains one of South Africa’s foremost media choices.  It’s about rewarding those individuals and organisations who combine talent, hard work and skill to ensure that their listeners are compelled.

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Liberty Radio Awards finalists list confirmed

Posted by radio On March - 21 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS

The adjudication process for the 2019 Liberty Radio Awards has been completed. The results have been verified by Mazars, a Chartered Accounting firm, and the finalists for the various categories have been determined.

“With over 1,900 entries to evaluate, the adjudication panel had their work cut out for them,” says Lance Rothschild, CEO of the Liberty Radio Awards. “I’m confident that the adjudication process will ensure that we recognise and honour the best radio work in South Africa over the past year.”

The Liberty Radio Awards aims to motivate and inspire the radio industry to set increasingly high standards and to develop programming that will keep listeners compelled, entertained, informed and advised. By focusing on quality, the industry will ensure its prominence and success well into the future.


“Recognition as a category finalist is already a significant achievement,” says Rothschild. “It earmarks you as one of the best in your field.


Killy Bacela, Divisional Executive of Group Brand and Marketing at Liberty says, “Liberty congratulates all the entrants – and wishes the finalists well. We’re looking forward to acknowledging the winners on Saturday 13 April. Radio, through its reach, is a powerful platform for news, stories and a particularly important platform from which listeners derive information and advice.”


Winners will be announced at the Liberty Radio Awards Banquet at the Sandton Convention Centre on Saturday, 13 April 2019.

Click here to view the comprehensive list of finalists is in alphabetical order of category and in alphabetical order by station name.

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Gagasi FM turns 13

Posted by radio On March - 16 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS
Gagasi FM turned 13 years on the 13th of March. In celebrating the birthday, the daytime shows took listeners down memory lane. One lucky listener walked away with a brand-new car, and ultimately a mother of all parties sealed it all.
Gagasi FM 13 on 13

The country’s biggest regional radio station celebrated its birthday in style and the first segment of the day saw the breakfast show, mid-morning show and midday show doing outside broadcasts in various locations with former presenters of these shows co-hosting with current presenters. I Love Mornings, broadcasting live from Barons Edwin Swales dealership, was hosted by former breakfast show presenter Alex Mthiyane together with current co-presenters Njabs Zwane and Heazy. Barons Edwin Swales sponsored the 13 birthday celebration with a brand-new Citi Golf fitted with a 2.0-litre engine.




Golden Circle was co-hosted by current presenter Nomfundo Mzolo together with former presenter Phindi Gule and the outside broadcast took place at Views 25 in Morningside. The venue has become the second home to Gagasi FM having hosted a number of station’s activities and is very much aligned to the brand. It was then only relevant for it to feature in the station’s birthday celebration.


The last OB for the day was Midday Madness at Chesterville Taxi Rank. The show was hosted by former presenter Mzokoloko together with current co-hosts DJ LeSoul and Flymotion. It was in this taxi rank where Mzokoloko first set his foot in Durban 21 years ago when he came to the city to pursue his radio dream, and the spot has always had that sentimental value to him since then.


“This year we decided to reflect on the station’s journey in celebrating our 13th birthday. The mixing of the current and former presenters of prime-time shows was in celebration of both where we come from and where we are as the station. One of the things we have done so well over the years has been that of balancing the generational mix in terms of our on-air talent, ensuring proper development and succession of talent on shows. We believe the special line-up for our 13th birthday demonstrated this,” says Gagasi FM Head of Brand Phinda Magwaza.



The second segment of the birthday celebration was a car give-away which happened live during The Kings Drive, hosted by the Kings of the Weekend, DJ Sphectacula and DJ Naves. The give-away took place at the Gagasi FM studios at Cornubia Mall where five selected listeners were faced with five hostesses who had car keys with them, each listener had to choose a hostess that they believed had a correct key for the car. A listener with a key that could switch the car engine on, would walk away with the car. After the first three listeners who attempted to switch the car engine on with their keys couldn’t, the key held by Nokwanda Zondi (29) from Mayville was the one – it switched on the car and she was the lucky winner!


Magwaza shared a perspective behind the choice of a City Golf as the birthday grand prize and a special history the car has with black communities, especially in the townships. “A Citi Golf is the iconic symbol of the youth culture within black townships. It represents a particular stage and progress in one’s life. The 2.0-litre fitted engine in the car makes it a unique machine, you’ve got heritage and power in one, and that is priceless,” says Magwaza.


Gagasi FM 13 on 13 festivities closed with the Crown Birthday Party at the station’s offices. The party was attended by the station’s various stakeholders and clients, artists, Gagasi FM DJs and staff members. Former Minister of Home Affairs Melusi Gigaba and long-time friend of the station gave keynote remarks in congratulating the station for reaching 13 years. Talented Durban Afro-Soul artist Zakes Bantwini gave a stunning live performance alongside Gagasi FM DJ Vumar who did a live set with Iziqhaza and got guests dancing a night away.

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CapeTalk’s new line-up announced

Posted by radio On March - 9 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS

The station’s line-up will take effect on Monday, 11 March and will run as follows:


Monday to Friday line-up

Early Breakfast with Abongile Nzelenzele

04:00 — 06:00

Breakfast with Kieno Kammies

06:00 — 09:00

Upfront with Refilwe

09:00 — 12:00

The Xolani Gwala Show

12:00 — 13:00

Lunch with Pippa Hudson

13:00 — 15:00

Afternoon Drive with John Maytham Show

15:00 — 18:00

The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield

18:00 — 20:00

Tonight with Lester Kiewit (Monday to Thursday)

20:00 — 22:00

Late Nights with Aubrey Masango (simulcast) (Monday to Thursday)

22:00 — 01:00

Weekend line-up from Saturday, 16 March

Saturday line-up:

Weekend Breakfast with Africa

06:00 — 10:00

Solid Gold with Sara-Jayne King

10:00 — 14:00

Solid Gold Saturday

14:00 — 21:00

The Magic Bus

21:00 — 23:59

Sunday line-up:

Weekend Breakfast with Africa

06:00 — 10:00

Solid Gold with Sara-Jayne King

10:00 — 14:00

Solid Gold Sunday

14:00 — 17:00

Jazz Sessions with Gary van Dyk

17:00 — 19:00

SportsTalk with Marc Lewis

19:00 — 21:00

Tonight with Lester Kiewit

21:00 — 23:00

Best of Talk

23:00 — 01:00

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To match the upbeat pace of Joburg and its people, 947 likes to keep things exciting and fresh. They’ve decided to shake-up their weekday and weekend line-up by welcoming new presenters to the team.


Straight from the “Mother City”, Andy Maqondwana will add a fresh beat to daytime listening with boundless energy. Andy is familiar with the Primedia Broadcasting brand, having been a presenter on 947’s sister station Kfm 94.5. She’ll oversee the workday soundtrack from 9am to 12pm.


Andy, who is originally from the Eastern Cape, has a BSc degree as well as an honours degree in psychology. She can be described as a trendsetter, relatable, feisty, warm and believes in figuring life out with the people around her. Her motto is “we are in this together.”


As a new girl in Joburg, Andy says she is ready for the fast-paced life of the vibrant city.


Andy will keep listeners entertained with the biggest hits from the 947 playlist, the freshest lifestyle content, relationship conversations while keeping listeners linked to the heart-beat of Joburg.

On weekends 947 will continue its formula of combining hit music and engaging personalities as the perfect soundtrack to Joburg’s weekend lifestyle. A new introduction to the line-up: the new 947 Weekend Breakfast show will be hosted by Lusky Nkohla and our latest recruit, Hulisani Ravele.

Hulisani launched her career as a 9-year-old TV presenter before adding radio to her portfolio, most recently with Capricorn FM. Lusky Nkohla began his radio career at UJFM and honed his skills at Yfm before joining 947 where he has been presenting the Sunday evening show.

Station Manager Thando Makhunga is excited about the new line-up.

947 is excited to welcome new talent to the station and will continue to provide Joburg audiences with engaging and entertaining personalities on their favourite radio station.

Thando Makhunga, 947 Station Manager

The full weekday line-up from Monday 21 January will be:

05h00 to 06h00: Alex Caige

06h00 to 09h00: 947 Breakfast Club

09h00 to 12h00: Andy Maqondwana

12h00 to 15h00: Ayanda MVP

15h00 to 19h00: Greg & Lucky

19h00 to 22h00: Zweli & Mantsoe

22h00 to 24h00: Date Night (Mon-Thur)

19h00 to 22h00: Karabo N (Friday)

22h00 to 24h00: Chrizz Beatz (Friday)

947 Weekend Line-up


07h00 to 10h00 – Weekend Breakfast with Hulisani & Lusky

10h00 to 14h00 – Coca-Cola Top40SA with Zweli & Mantsoe

14h00 to 18h00 – Mmasea Petje

18h00 to 21h00 – 947 Bloc Party with Karabo

21h00 to 24h00 – 947 Bloc Party with Chrizz Beatz


07h00 to 10h00 – Weekend Breakfast with Hulisani & Lusky

10h00 to 18h00 – 947 Sundays Nonstop Hits

18h00 to 20h00 – eUnite with Euphonik

20h00 to 24h00 – Various

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Smile 90.4FM Programme Manager announced

Posted by radio On January - 16 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS

Smile 90.4FM are pleased to announce the appointment of their new Programme Manager, Naveen Singh, from 1 January 2019.

Singh, a dynamic, passionate and inspirational leader, with over 25 years in the broadcasting and media environment, has always been actively involved with on-air talent, promotions and all aspects of the broadcasting sphere. With a strong background in broadcasting, not only in South Africa, but also Africa, Singh aims to take the station to new heights.

“I am so excited to be joining the Smile 90.4FM family. The radio station is exactly what our country needs right now and has a unique position in the market. The team at the station are extremely talented and has such momentum at the moment – I hope to add value and help them reach their full potential. I couldn’t think of a better place to work!” said Singh.

As the well-known quote goes, “In this ever-changing world the only constant is change,” and the team at Smile 90.4FM are ready to embrace it. In the station’s usual fashion of giving listeners a feeling of positivity through their news positioning of Amplifying the Good News, their music positioning of playing familiar and upbeat 80s, 90s and now and content that is entertaining, authentic and impactful, the Smile 90.4FM airwaves are on the road to become even better.

Since the station took to the airwaves, over five years ago, it has grown from strength to strength and continues to do so.

As testimony to the station’s success, Smile 90.4FM recently received the award for the best Radio Innovation for Amplifying the Good News in the Mother City. “This certainly gives us even more reason to smile,” said Lois O’Brien, Smile 90.4FM Managing Director. “The station’s purpose is to put a smile on every listener’s face and this confirms that our formula, hard work and commitment are paying off.”


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Entries Open for 2019 Liberty Radio Awards

Posted by radio On November - 8 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

Liberty is pleased to announce that entries for the 2019 Liberty Radio Awards officially open on Monday 5 November 2018 and close on 25 January 2019. The Liberty Radio Awards is well established as an independent and transparent recognition programme that aims to recognise and award excellence in radio.

“By recognising those who create excellent radio content, we provide a measure for radio professionals to be evaluated against their peers,” says Lance Rothschild, CEO of the Liberty Radio Awards. “Through acknowledging excellence, we are securing the long-term sustainability of the industry as a credible source of information. The higher the quality of the content produced, the longer people will retain their relationship with a particular radio station”.


“For the 2019 Liberty Radio Awards programme, we are not introducing any new categories, however, following consultation with station management and personnel within the Public Broadcasting Services (PBS) stations, it was decided to separate PBS and commercial radio stations within the various categories. We will thus recognise and acknowledge excellence in the four main broadcast pillars of radio: Campus, Community, Commercial and PBS, as well as some awards for online radio.”


Killy Bacela, Divisional Director of Group Brand and Marketing at Liberty says; “The Liberty Radio Awards are in line with our ethos of partnering with our clients at different moments of their lives. Much like how radio uses insights and expertise to engage with listeners, Liberty uses the same to assist customers in achieving financial freedom through their life’s journey. Furthermore, radio has the ability to empower society through the sharing of information and that is why we at Liberty believe that radio will continue to grow and enrich the lives of many South Africans as it has continued to do for many years.”


There is no fee for entering the Liberty Radio Awards. All entries must be submitted through the online entry portal which can be accessed through the Liberty Radio Awards website:

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