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The Liberty Radio Awards adjudication panel reviewed more than 1700 entries earlier in March, making this the most hotly contested Radio Awards yet. Following the announcement of the various category finalists on 22 March, the finalists for the coveted Station of the Year title have now been selected and the final adjudication of this category is in process.

 

“The excitement that the announcement of category finalists is generating is confirmation that radio is the best medium to engage with a nation,” says Sydney Mbhele, Chief Marketing Officer, Liberty Group. “The finalists in the Station of the Year category have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in the radio industry, and this resonates with the values that Liberty has inculcated over the last 60 years to guide our customers towards financial freedom, using media such a radio to also do this. A solid future for radio ensures increased access to knowledge and information and ultimately empowers listeners with the ability to make informed choices.”

 

 

The adjudication panel will now review the finalists taking the following criteria into account:

  • Quality and depth of entries
  • On-Air success and innovation
  • Audience numbers
  • Community outreach
  • Understanding of listener and focus
  • X-factor

“The challenge of selecting the best of the best will be very exacting,” says Lance Rothschild, CEO of the Liberty Radio Awards. “With the depth and standard of entries received, there is not much to separate the finalists and I eagerly await the outcome of this final adjudication process.”

 

The Station of the Year finalists are:

CAMPUS
MFM
PUK FM
UJFM
VOW FM
COMMUNITY
HOT 91.9
GROOT
MIX 93.8 FM
RADIO ISLAM
RADIO PULPIT
 

PBS
LOTUS FM
MOTSWEDING FM
RSG
THOBELA FM
UMHLOBO WENENE FM

COMMERCIAL
5FM
ALGOA FM
JACARANDA FM
KAYA FM
POWER FM
TALK RADIO 702

 

 

 

The 2017 Liberty Radio Awards Gala Banquet will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre on 22 April.

 

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Y-FM New Line-up, #The Re-Up

Posted by radio On April - 3 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Smash the morning blues, Melo out, Krunch at lunch, Evacuate the day, say Shut Up to the world and get Tapping in the evening. This is a day in the week as Yfm Re-Ups its urban beat. The fine tuning continues as the Yfm line-up informs and entertains the Y and Z-Generations.

A portal to cool, well informed aspiration young adults, Y continues to stride into the world of trendy and savvy young professionals, who have grown up with the vibe of Yfm.

 

Staying true to our roots of informing and entertaining younger listeners, Yfm continues to grow and mature with its audience of Generation-Z professionals, who know what they want and how they want it: Be it informative conversations, content, the latest news and most of all, the best and latest must.

 

Information, content, conversation and music, music, music are the core values of 2017/18. It’s the year of Re-Up.
LINEUP 2017/2018

Time Presenter Show Name
0000 – 0300 Tulz Madala and Captain Zee This Is Radio
0300 – 0600 Anathi Wake up with Anathi
0600 – 0900 Smash Afrika
Co-Host (TBC)
Given Baloyi (Producer)
Smash and Grab
1000 – 1200 Melo
Mtho (Producer)
Melo on 10th
1200 – 1500 Khutso Theledi
Producer TBC
Co-host (TBC)
Krunch Time
1500 – 1800 DJ Sabby
Tshepi
Samke (Producer)
The Best Drive
1800 – 2100 DJ Ankletap
Tumi Mmakou (Producer)
Co-Host (TBC)
The DJ Ankletap show

 

YTKO
Monday DJ Lebza
Tuesday Zai Maya
Wednesday DJ Candii
Thursday DJ Zan D
Friday DJ Speedsta

 

HOTT99
Monday Anathi
Tuesday Khutso Theledi
Wednesday Feroza
Thursday DJ Speedsta
Friday DJ Candii

 

 

[Source:Yworld.co.za]

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Touch HD welcomes refreshed line-up

Posted by radio On April - 1 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Tbo Touch is putting all his guns behind Touch HD with reworked line-up. Originally named Touch Central, the collaborative brainchild of Touch and Gareth Cliff (who owns his own digital radio station, Cliff Central), launched in August last year.

Along with its high definition audio experience offering, Touch HD hopes to attract audiences with its star-studded line up of DJs.

Glen Lewis’ highly speculated move from Metro FM was confirmed yesterday and he will take up the breakfast show with comedienne, Nina Hastie.

SAFTA award-winning TV host, Thembisa Mdoda follows in her sister’s footsteps and takes up the 11am to 1pm slot. Touch himself will hold down the drive time show.

With Touch being a popular advocate for the fall in data prices, MTN users will be happy to know that Touch HD is free to stream for them. The line-up shake up takes effect 1 April and you can see the full list below.

the expensive breakfast

Monday – Friday 07:00 – 09:00

Nina Hastie and Glen Lewis

let’s do lunch

Monday – Friday 11:00 – 13:00

Thembisa Mdoda

the touchdown

Monday – Friday 15:00 – 17:00

T’bo Touch and Kat

the millennial watch

Monday – Friday 09:00 – 11:00

Arye Kellman and Rorisang Thandekiso

being frank with mac

Wednesday – Thursday 18:30 – 20:00

Macfarlane Moleli

the hotspot

Saturday 11:00 – 13:00

Jennifer Sanasie and Thapelo

 

 

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The Public Service Broadcaster (SABC)  has received  a total of 95 nominations at the announcement of the 2017 Liberty Radio Awards.

 

A number of SABC Radio presenters and programs were nominated in various categories including Afternoon Drive Presenter, Roger Goode (5FM), Bongani Mahlangu (Ikwekwezi FM), Dumisa “DJ Shabbisto” Mavuso (Ligwalagwala FM), Byron Oliver Davies (Lotus FM) and Lucky Komanisi (Motsweding FM) just to name a few.

 

SABC Head of Radio Marketing  Siphelele Sixaso commented , “I would like to wish all the SABC Radio stations the best as being  recognized by fellow peers in the industry is a big tap on the back to carry on delivering the SABC Public Service Mandate for all South Africans from all walks of life. The over 80 finalists that we have received as the different radio brands bears testimony that SABC Radio brands are the most pervasive medium with the widest reach and we will ensure that this reach is used to Inform, Educate and Entertain our listeners with new and exciting Innovations”.

 

Other Categories included Business and Finance Show,  Umhlobo Wenene FM (Ezorhwebo Nezimali), Daytime Show, The Forbes & Fix Show (5 FM), Community Project – Ex Convicts Empowerment  (Thobela FM) , Content Producer Hlengiwe Mbatha (Ukhozi FM), Music Show – Top 30 Count Down (Radio 2000), The Mash Up (SA FM) and Bollywood Billboard (Lotus FM). Night Time Show –Seks en Jy (RSG), Hlalani kum Mna Ndihlale kuni (Tru F,M), Sports Presenter – Robert Marawa (Metro FM), Jody Hendricks (RSG), and Station Imaging (Good Hope FM)
SABC also got nominations on Radio Documentary, Radio Innovation, Spots Show, Traffic Presenter and Weekend Show.

 

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  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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OFM announces exciting new on-air line-up

Posted by radio On March - 25 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

OFM, the sound of your life in Central South Africa, is ringing the changes in April, with exciting programming and competitions to look forward to.

 

Many hours of on-air training with handpicked individuals has resulted in three new presenters making their debut at the station from the beginning of April. Alucius Mocumi will be on air from 01h00 to 05h00 weekdays and 16h00 to 19h00 on Sunday, Thabang Moselani will keep listeners company from 22h00 to 01h00 Monday to Thursday and from 22h00 to 01h00 on Sundays, with Chantell Leach taking the 00h00 to 03h00 shift on weekends.

 

OFM is also happy to welcome Christina Kouveldt, who will be joining the OFM Breakfast team, and Shandor Potgieter, who will be hosting the Saturday mid-morning show from 09h00 to 13h00.

 

Furthermore, OFM is reintroducing a previously successful split radio show from Monday to Friday from 09h00 to 13h00. Lerato Lelia will move into daytime radio, by presenting the mid-morning show to the southern Free State and Northern Cape, while Isabel Potgieter will continue to present her programme live from Klerksdorp to the northern Free State, Vaal and North West province.

 

With the introduction of new voices, OFM’s on-air offering will also get a bit of a face-lift with a firm focus on music.

 

Says Nick Efstathiou, OFM’s General Manager: “Our listeners love music and so do we! By welcoming some new talent to the station and changing our presenter line-up slightly, we feel that it is also appropriate to take a fresh look at our music offering and make sure that we keep playing the songs our listeners love.”

 

Other interesting and exciting projects include a number of on-air competitions later in the year, including Zero Balance and the Sound of Your Life. Those who’ve always had aspirations to be on air might also get their chance this year. Celeb Radio will also return in June with confirmed guests Janina Oberholzer and Nianell.

 

“We are excited about these new elements and we hope our listeners are too. With these changes, we hope to engage, inform and entertain our loyal listeners even more,” says Efstathiou.

 

To stay informed about all the latest happenings, keep listening to OFM, download the OFM radio app or stream OFM for more details.

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Adjudication Update – Liberty Radio Awards

Posted by radio On March - 20 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Adjudication has gone exceptionally well for the 2017 Liberty Radio Awards and the scores are presently being thoroughly checked by the auditors, Mazars, who are making good progress. They are confident that they will release the information to us well in time to ensure that we release the names of the finalists on Wednesday 22nd March.

We received excellent feedback from several of the adjudicators and here are some of their comments:

“There were some really brilliant pieces sent through and there were some that made me feel that you`re hazing me.

On a serious note though there are a number of stations, especially community and campus stations that could do with some help, whether its help with equipment and basic training. You hear the passion and the love for the medium but basic radio understanding and presenting is something they weren`t taught.” MK

 

“Personally I would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to adjudicate the entries. I must say that it rejuvenated my passion, evoked memories and past experiences and it also gave me an opportunity to learn more this industry that forever evolving. I am honoured.” TB

 

We are extremely grateful to the entire adjudication panel for giving of their time and effort to listen to the submissions and to share their knowledge and expertise. By giving back to the industry, they are making sure that radio continually fine-tunes its offering to remain the compelling, foremost media choice. They are ensuring that the flame of creativity and excellence in radio, continues to burn brightly.

 

 

Who will be the winners on the night of 22 April at the Sandton Convention Centre?

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The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has noted with great concern the recent misrepresentations around the 16th edition of the Metro FM Awards, which took place on the 25th of February 2017.  The SABC would like put the record straight and in particular deal with the recent Twitter account @SAHipHopMag, which stated someone had hacked the SABC’s servers to gain the “Real Metro FM Awards results” of the winners of the 16th METRO FM Music Awards.

 

It must be stated that this is not true as the website address or the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is not the correct Metro FM URL. The correct website for Metro FM is www.metrofm.co.za and not www.metrofmSA.co.za.  It is therefore malicious for anyone to purport to have the so called real Metro FM awards results.

 

It must also be noted that the voting for the various categories excluding the Best Produced/Styled/Listener’s Choice and the One Africa award were done via USSD and through an external service provider and through the website.  Therefore, the alleged hacking never occurred.

 

The SABC’s Acting Group Chief Executive Officer (AGCEO), Mr James Aguma stated that “As an organization, we view this matter in a serious light as it attempts to tarnish the image and integrity of these awards.  The Metro FM awards have been in existence for the past 16 years and are founded on ethical practices and professionalism. It is the public who votes for their favourites to win, and this fact cannot be undermined”.

 

These awards are aimed at rewarding musicians in the local music industry and as a competition musicians are at liberty to campaign for votes from the public.

 

The SABC reiterates that all winners, as with previous years were voted for by the public and the votes were audited by an external firm.

 

[Issued by: SABC]

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See the latest Radio Listening trends

Posted by radio On March - 11 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

BRCSA recently published the latest SA radio listening trends, see below highlights:

 

  • 93% weekly reach = 35,4 million listeners listening anytime in the week
  • 76% daily reach (Mon-Fri) = 28,9 million listeners on an average weekday
  • 93% weekly reach = 35,5 million listeners listening anytime in the week
  • 76% daily reach (Mon-Fri) = 29,2 million listeners on an average weekday

 

 

  • Free State listeners spend on average 5hours listening to radio
  • Ndebele speakers spend 4h36 on average listening to radio
  • 52% listen to radio for more than 20hours
  • 64% listen to only one station
  • Phalaphala FM has the highest % of exclusice listeners at 65% followed by OFM at 61%.
  • Capricorn FM has the highest cellphone listenership penetration at 62%, followed by Yfm at 59%.

 

 

Provincial Share of Audience

 

  • Mpumalanga is still dominated by Ligwalagwala FM & Ikwekwezi FM
  • Umhlobo Wenene has 52% market share in the Eastern Cape
  • Lesedi FM is dominating Free State by 61% share of audience
  • Metro FM, Ukhozi and Lesedi FM have 37% share of GP combined
  • KZN is dominated by Ukhozi, Gagasi and ECR, together they have 76% share
  • Thobela, Phalaphala and Munghana Lonene dominate Limpopo airwaves.
  • NW airwaves biggest share is with Motsweding and Lesedi FM
  • Western Cape is dominated by Umhlobo Wenene, Heart FM, KFM and RSG.

 

Fore a detailed report visit http://www.brcsa.org.za/brc-ram-radio-listening-jan-dec-2016/

 

[Source:BRCSA]

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Get ready to join The 947 Breakfast Club

Posted by radio On March - 2 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Anele Mdoda will take over the 947 breakfast show from 3rd April and together with a powerful supporting cast and the best playlist to wake up the city, ‘The 947 Breakfast Club’ will be open to anyone who wants to join.

As with the iconic movie of the same name, The Breakfast Club brings together a diverse group who end up finding common ground – and having a lot of fun.

 

In addition to the chemistry between the existing crew – larger than life Anele, smooth talker Alex Caige on traffic, sassy Thembekile Mrototo on news and straight talking Cindy Poluta on sport – they’ll also be welcoming a brand new member to the team: Frankie du Toit who will be coming on board as co-presenter.

 

 

 

Frankie and Anele go way back, right to their very first day in a radio studio, when both were part of the same intake at their campus station, Tuks FM.

 

“Our shows used to overlap so we saw each other everyday, and we ran a very successful promotion together that stood out for me in my early career,” said Anele.

 

“I remember going to support his band when they played – even when they sucked! But those days are long gone and he’s done so well since then – I’m very excited to be working with Frankie again.”

 

Frankie’s star has indeed risen rapidly since then – like Anele, he’s also built an impressive radio career while simultaneously expanding into other spaces which include TV, running his own production company – and still recording and performing as a musician.

 

Frankie has solid experience on breakfast radio as he was a long serving member of the breakfast team at Jacaranda FM before he moved to 5FM, where he has been hosting a night time show. On TV he presented the music show Hoor Hoor on KykNet for two seasons from 2013 – 2015 and is currently the writer and producer of the popular KykNet Top 20 show.

 

He’s looking forward to joining The 947 Breakfast Club: “I have been following Anele’s career keenly, and with a great deal of pride, to see how successful she has been,” said Frankie. “It’s going to be a big honour to be a part of 947 and to sit across from her every morning.”

 

The station believes that the new show will be able to deliver the mix of powerful personalities who invite listeners into their club; with the hottest music and all the entertainment and information that listeners across Joburg need, to get their days started.

 

“At 947 we like to give our audiences access to big name personalities and a playlist that offers what’s hot, right now, and we think this show will deliver on both,” said 947 station manager, Ravi Naidoo.

 

“Anele has real star quality and she is remarkably authentic and funny on radio. We think that the addition of Frankie, who is also a force to be reckoned with is going to create something that brings out the best in the whole team, and appeals to a broad audience.”

 

The 947 Breakfast Club goes live at 6am on Monday 3rd April, tune in and join up.

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Gugulethu Cele joins Kaya Bizz on Kaya FM 95.9

Posted by radio On February - 27 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Kaya FM is pleased to announce that business journalist Gugulethu Cele will be the new host of Kaya Bizz as of 6 March 2017. As the South African economy remains at centre stage and the country grapples with the economic realities of participating globally and tackling slowing economic growth. Kaya FM is proud to be playing this part of now giving listeners a front-row seat to a dialogue with entrepreneurs, industrialists, politicians and analysts to move these pivotal enterprises tools and keys to the next phase.

 

With new anchor, Gugulethu Cele at the helm of Gauteng’s biggest business radio show, Kaya Bizz, Gugulethu will be leading the conversation on what is next for the Afropolitan business landscape. The show will present local and international business news, entrepreneurship, corporate and investment banking. Since its inception in May 2006 Kaya Bizz has grown from a half-an-hour daily finance update to an hour show bringing compelling business news and market reviews to listeners.

 

“I am excited to be joining Kaya FM and engaging with Afropolitan’s on their financial aspirations on an individual as well as business level and helping them get there. Kaya Bizz has proven to be a powerful platform which has allowed Afropolitan’s to be more than just observers of the market, as such I am looking forward to building on the foundation that has been set,” says Cele.

 

KayaBizz is an established African-focused radio business show and a reliable source of information different features and themes for each day including entrepreneurship and technology. This Kaya FM business stronghold has been ever present in the inception, birthing and growth of the Afropolitan business evolution.

 

Some of the topical features include The SMME Clinic on Mondays that offers advice and resolve issues faced by entrepreneurs especially SMEs and covers personal finance. Many of these small businesses are budding and fruitful enterprises employing a number of employees and have given meaningful and gainful employment to many communities in and around the country.

 

The African continent is the focus of Tuesday’s show and technology stories relevant to our listeners. Entrepreneurship is our theme on Wednesdays. As we round up the week on Thursdays we look at business and leisure.

 

Gugulethu is a seasoned finance and business journalist who also works as a senior anchor at CNBC Africa, where daily she engages with c-suite executives, political leaders and captains of industry from across the continent, covering a range of issues from market moving news, current affairs and economic insights. Her previous work experiences include Talk Radio 702 and providing market report updates for Moneyweb and their affiliates, SA FM and Lotus FM. Some of her career highlights include attending and reporting from the 2014 and 2016 Annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and the 2015 World Economic Forum in Africa.

 

As a leading business content platform Kaya Bizz continues to empower the black middle class, specifically Afropolitans by making the subject matter accessible to our listeners, bringing expert analysts and top business minds on the show to delve into complex subjects. Kaya Bizz aims to be a transformation agent in our listeners’ lives as it educates, informs and entertains.

 

[Issued by: Kaya FM]

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