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5FM rings changes in line-up

Posted by radio On March - 29 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

[Issued by: 5fm]




From Monday 1 April 2013, you’ll hear the voices of 3 new 5FM DJs. 5FM is known to attract the best radio talent and are exceptionally proud to have Stephanie B, Ms Cosmo and Justin Toerien join the music powerhouse.


Proud Capetonian, Stephanie B, joins 5FM to host the 10pm–1am slot from Mondays to Thursdays, replacing the 5FM Power Nites shows. The vibrant Stephanie B is passionate about music and will bring you brand new 5FM tracks!


Ms Cosmo is arguably the hottest up-and-coming hip hop DJ in South Africa. She’ll be delivering a unique hip hop experience to you on Sunday nights, 10pm – 1am.


Joburg-based Justin Toerien started his career on campus radio and is a well-known voice on Regional radio. Justin joins us in the early morning slot on weekends from 1am – 4am.


It’s also great to have with us a new weekend newsreader, Vic Naidoo.





5FM’s formidable daytime line-up of Gareth Cliff on 5FM Mornings (6-9am), Rob Forbes and Fix (9am-12pm), Rob Vember (12-3pm), The Fresh Drive (3-7pm) and The Roger Goode Radio Show (7–10pm) will continue to deliver edgy music and unique personalities exclusive to 5FM.


Weekends still kick-start with Thomas Msengana and the Weekend Breakfast team (7–10am).





Due to popular demand, The Ultimix Weekend Edition – hosted by DJ Euphonik on Saturdays – gets an extra hour from 6-10pm (previously 7-10pm). That means more top class music entertainment getting you into Saturday night party vibe. (Live) 5 with Catherine Grenfell now takes up the hour between 5pm and 6pm.


5FM’s Beats by Demand (Sunday live request show, 10am-2pm) will find an extended home in The Fresh Drive, using mobile technology.


With Stephanie B now on at 10pm-1am Monday to Thursday, Angela Gaustella’s show now starts at 1am, ending at 4am, with Nicole Da Silva taking the reigns from 4-6am.



NEW LINE-UP (from Monday 1 April):


Monday to Thursday:

01:00 – 04:00 – Angela Gaustella

04:00 – 06:00 – Nicole Da Silva

06:00 – 09:00 – Gareth Cliff on 5FM Mornings

09:00 – 12:00 – Rob Forbes and Fix

12:00 – 15:00 – Rob Vember

15:00 – 19:00 – The Fresh Drive

19:00 – 22:00 – The Roger Goode Show

22:00 – 01:00 – Stephanie B



01:00 – 04:00 – Angela Gaustella

04:00 – 06:00 – Nicole Da Silva

06:00 – 09:00 – Gareth Cliff on 5FM Mornings

09:00 – 12:00 – Rob Forbes and Fix

12:00 – 15:00 – Rob Vember

15:00 – 19:00 – The Fresh Drive

19:00 – 22:00 – The Roger Goode Show

22:00 – 01:00 – The Shakedown with DJ Milkshake



01:00 – 04:00 – Justin Toerien

04:00 – 07:00 – Dineo Lusenga

07:00 – 10:00 – 5FM Weekend Breakfast with Thomas Msengana

10:00 – 14:00 – 5FM Top 40 with Sureshnie Rider 

14:00 – 17:00 – Krazy Boy Weekends with KB

17:00 – 18:00 – (Live)5 with Catherine Grenfell 

18:00 – 22:00 – Ultimix Weekend Edition with Euphonik

22:00 – 01:00 – Saturday Night Fix with Fix 



01:00 – 04:00 – Justin Toerien

04:00 – 07:00 – Dineo Lusenga

07:00 – 10:00 – 5FM Weekend Breakfast with Thomas Msengana

10:00 – 14:00 – Beats By Demand with Bongi Mbelu

14:00 – 17:00 – Krazy Boy Weekends with KB

17:00 – 19:00 – Poppy Ntshongwana

19:00 – 22:00 – My House with Euphonik

22:00 – 01:00 – Ms Cosmo 



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McKaiser exits 702 as Talk@Nine gets a new host

Posted by radio On March - 28 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

[Issued by: Talk Radio 702]


Talk Radio 702 and 567 CapeTalk have announced that respected news and radio personality, John Webb will be hosting Talk@Nine from Sunday, 31 March 2013.


Webb replaces the current host, Eusebius McKaiser, who has resigned. John Webb started with Talk Radio 702 as a reporter in the newsroom in 1999. He spent five years covering some of the biggest stories of the time including stints in the Congo and Iraq. He also hosted a Sunday afternoon current affairs show called Webb’s World on the station.


Webb moved on to Carte Blanche, where he honed his journalistic and broadcasting skills before spending some time in Ireland where he worked for a sports broadcaster. He returned to South Africa in February this year.


“I am thrilled to be offered the Talk@Nine show and to have this opportunity to engage with a vibrant audience,” said Webb. 702 Station Manager, Pheladi Gwangwa has thanked Eusebius for hosting Talk@Nine and wished him well for his future plans.


The change will be effective from Sunday 31 March 2013. Aubrey Masango will continue to present Talk@Nine on Friday nights. Talk@Nine broadcasts on Talk Radio 702 and 567 CapeTalk on weeknights and Sundays from 21h00 to 24h00.


For media queries, please contact Pippa Rowles on 082 365 6732 or e-mail

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Radio puts you in the mood

Posted by radio On March - 25 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS


The ‘Emotional Multiplier study’ or ‘Happiness’ study, conducted by Sparkler Research in the UK in 2011 indicates that listening to the radio makes people feel most happy and most energized when compared to going online or watching TV.


Rather than the peaks and troughs that people claim to experience with TV and Online, radio provides a consistent environment themed and shaped to suit the listener’s needs at any given time of day, and one that is generally upbeat in tone.


Moreover, this mood-boosting effect of radio editorial extends into the ad-break, generating 30% higher levels of positive engagement with the advertising. For advertisers, radio, therefore presents a unique and powerful opportunity to reach consumers in a positive frame of mind, when they will be more receptive to advertising messages.


Top findings from the ‘Happiness’ study:

Consuming any medium (TV, Online, Radio) has a significant uplift effect on people’s moods

Radio generates the highest Happiness and Energy levels of the three media measured and on more occasions across the day.

On average, when consuming radio, Happiness & Energy scores increase by 100% and 300% respectively compared to when no media is being consumed

Radio is the highest scoring medium for Happiness & Energy in 70% of day parts across the week

Radio, when consumed concurrently with online, forms the most potent mood-enhancing media combination.


This warm ‘feel-good’ pulling factor enhances the listening experience, prompting listeners to inspired action in an upbeat setting – great news for advertisers, by any means! Click here   for more great findings from the ‘Happiness Study

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MultiChoice launches new bouquet, new channels

Posted by radio On March - 21 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

By DStv Online


MultiChoice is pleased to announce the introduction of a new DStv Family pack. The DStv Family pack will launch on 9 April and will be priced at R175 per month.

DStv Family will consist of more than 45 channels, 17 of which have not been on the lower bouquets before. These include a range of general entertainment, documentary and children’s’ channels such as Sony Entertainment, Discovery TLC, Nat Geo Wild, KykNET Musiek and Cartoon Network.


Collins Khumalo, CEO of MultiChoice South Africa, says: “We are very excited about DStv Family. It will provide customers more variety and choice as well as enhance the overall value of the DStv offering.”

Two additional new channels

On 9 April, two new channels will be added to the DStv platform – FOX on channel 125 and kykNET & Kie on channel 145. FOX will be available to DStv Premium customers; whilst kykNET & Kie will be available to DStv Family, Compact and Premium customers.


FOX will be available in both HD and SD as simulcast on channel 125 and will be a welcome addition to the general entertainment section of DStv Premium. This 24-hour channel will feature a number of exciting series such as Falling Skies, The Walking Dead, The Transporter – the TV series, Being Mandela, The Simpsons, House of Payne and Cougar Town.


kykNET & Kie is an expansion of kykNET’s existing offering on DStv and will, for the first time, make Afrikaans content available to DStv customers in the lower-tier packs namely DStv Family and DStv Compact. kykNET is currently only available to DStv Premium customers.


kykNET & Kie will give customers on DStv Compact and DStv Family access to some of the kykNET favourites such as Villa Rosa, Binneland, Toks en Tjops, Enuus and Dagbreek.


As kykNET & Kie will have a children’s slot in the morning and in the afternoons, the content that is currently available on KooWee will be included in these slots. Young viewers can look forward to catching their favourites such as Tjiff and Tjaff, Lappies, Pikin and Zimzim. That means that KooWee (channel 307) will no longer exist as a separate channel on DStv from 9 April onwards.

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[Issued by: Algoa FM]

Algoa FM’s sports editor Neil Bisseker won the 2013 Telkom Business Golf Journalist of the Year at the 21st annual Compleat Golfer Awards in Johannesburg recently. “This award is a fantastic recognition. I’m hugely honoured and am so pleased that the work I’ve done for the sport of golf for the best part of 25 years has been recognised in this way by a big national golf magazine. It’s nice to know that the work we do down in the regions is not going unnoticed,” says Bisseker.

Other awards on the evening went to Ernie Els for Compleat Golfer’s Player of the Year, Turf specialist Pye Bredenkamp, who was recognised for his contribution to golf industry, and Branden Grace the Volvo Mover of the Year award. In addition to the award, Bisseker received a cash prize of R10 000.

His professional broadcasting career has focused on sports journalism since he entered the industry in the early 1990’s. He started as a journalist with Algoa FM in 1997.
He was made Algoa FM’s Sport Editor in 2005. In September 2008, Neil and Daron Mann (host of the DMB Show on Algoa FM), started the Sport Elizabeth newspaper, which is distributed free of charge in the Port Elizabeth area.

“This award is testament to the quality of our news department at Algoa FM and the calibre and superiority of the product we present to our listeners,” says Dave Tiltmann, Managing Director of Algoa FM.

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On your marks, get set, go! The Umhlobo Wenene fm 10km Classic Race and 5km Fun run will see professional runners, aspirant runners, staff members and school children sprinting their way to the finishing line for a chance at a medal at this year’s race which will be celebrating its 24 years of existence on Saturday, 23 March at Kings Beach, Summerstrand.


This prestigious race is organised by the station in partnership with one of Nelson Mandela Bay’s oldest athletics club, the Correctional Services Athletics Club. One of the key objectives of this prestigious race is to encourage an active and healthy lifestyle among staff members, school children and our listeners and also give them a chance to interact with our station personnel in a fun and relaxed environment.


One of the unique traits about the Umhlobo Wenene fm 10km Classic race and 5km Fun run is its corporate social investment element. The station promotes the race by inviting schools from disadvantaged communities to submit as many entries as possible and the school that submits the most bulk entries and participates on race day wins a computer lab and an outside broadcast at the school. A handover ceremony is then done during the broadcast. “As a station, we are immensely proud to have kept this race going for 24 years and using technology as a tool to empower our children and furthering their knowledge beyond the classroom through the donation of a computer lab” says Marketing Manager of Umhlobo Wenene fm, Ayanda Makaula.


Entry fee for participation in 10km race is R30 and R15.00 for the 5km Fun Run. Lucky draws of prizes to the value of R10 000 will also be one of the highlights of the race. Entry forms are available at SABC PE offices, Brian Bands (Cape Road) Sportsman’s Warehouse (Summerstrand) and Brocketts Sports (Uitenhage). Entries for the race close Friday 22nd March 2013 and late entries will be done at the Kings Beach on race day at 5am.


[Issued By: Imhlobo Wenene FM]

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Smile 90.4FM announces exciting new line-up

Posted by radio On March - 14 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS



New Cape Town radio station, Smile 90.4fm, will hit the airwaves on Monday, 25 March at 7am. The long awaited newcomer to the local radio industry announced its exciting line-up today. Managing Director Tony Mallam and Programme Director Clive Ridgway of Smile 90.4fm, said: “We’re entering a new era in broadcasting in the Cape Metropolitan area. True to the station’s forward thinking approach, the new line-up will not only entertain and inform, but also inspire our listeners. Each individual has been handpicked for their skills and we’re confident that we have a strong and competent team on board.”


Ridgway continued: “Our talk and tunes format has been designed to provide a unique listening experience to the Capetonian audience and an attractive modern platform for radio advertisers. Our music format is a mix of adult contemporary and pop hits aimed at 25 to 49 year olds. The play list comprises 50% South African songs and 50% international songs. Regular music research will be conducted on the playlist to ensure that the station is in tune with our target audience.”


Lizma van Zyl, Head of Talk Content at the station, added: “The other 50% of our content will be talk. Our talk will be a mix of news, actuality, listener participation, regular features as well as interaction between News and Actuality presenters and anchors.


“The talk will be a seamless mix of Afrikaans and English with a typical Cape Town flavour. Our overall programming sound will be positive and energising with the intention of making a real contribution to the Cape Town community,” said Van Zyl.


The station will kick off with an ‘info hour’ from 6 to 7am, spearheaded by news heavyweights Reinard Ludick and Bobby Brown. Said Ridgway: “The Breakfast Show will follow, anchored by the best young radio professional around right now, former Ofm presenter, Eloise Pretorius.  Cato Bekker, another talented youngster with local and American radio experience, will produce the 7 to 10am Good Morning Cape Town.

“It will be the first time in the history of radio in Cape Town that a breakfast team will be led by two women. On the content side, they will be supported by Bobby Brown and well known sports journalist, Brandon Baatjies,” Ridgway said.

A familiar voice to Cape Town audiences, Benito Vergotine, takes over from 10am to 1pm. “Benito has years of broadcasting experience and brings a wonderful warmth to the airwaves. Newcomer Danie Marais will follow from 1 to 4pm. Danie, an accomplished journalist with broad knowledge of pop culture, will guarantee entertaining radio.” Ridgway commented.

The afternoon drive time slot (4 to 7pm) will be spearheaded by someone who needs little introduction, Maurice Carpede. Ridgway added: “Maurice has been on radio up north for years and has also hosted various programmes on national television. We’re delighted that ‘Mr Personality’ has decided to make the move to Cape Town and join our exciting new venture.”

Tracey Lange will take over from Carpede. “Tracey is another familiar voice and face in Cape Town, as well as a Bravo! Presenter. We’re really excited about her joining the team.  She’s a bubbly on-air personality and will keep it upbeat during her 7 to 10pm time slot,” said Ridgway.

Mehboob Bawa late night radio’s ‘Doctor Love’, will take over from Lange from 10pm to 2am. Named after famous Indian film director, Mehboob Khan, Bawa’s other interests include movies and being an actor himself, Mehboob is sure to keep his listeners informed on the subject. Jeffrey Stevens will present the 2 to 6am show. Describing himself as the “happy-go-lucky chappy and the most optimistic person I know”, his show is bound to be uplifting.

The line-up changes over weekends with veteran anchor Dmitri Jegels taking care of the 6 to 10am slot. Ridgway continued: “Many people will remember Dmitri from his early radio days and we look forward to welcoming him back on the airwaves.” Gavin Arends is the other daytime host, filling the 2 to 6pm seat. A street smart Capetonian, Arends uses the radio platform to show how perfect the city can be.  Added Ridgway: “Gavin has been involved in radio for the past 20 years and relishes the chance to work with some of his radio heroes.”  

The energetic Kia Johnson takes over from 6 to 10pm with Party Central. “Kia is a television and radio presenter as well as producer. She’s passionate about people, the environment and ‘down to earth’. Party Central will be a first for Cape Town in that Kia will play both English and Afrikaans party hits – music that blends into Cape Town weekend culture. It will be the coolest and most inclusive party in town,” said Ridgway. Philip de Lange will take over the Party Central desk from Kia during 10pm to 2am slot. He describes himself as “a Free State kid with a curious brain and a passion for radio”.


The anchors will be supported by experienced content presenters. Continued veteran newswoman Van Zyl: “Reinard Ludick is a passionate Capetonian, TV devotee and animal lover and Bobby Brown has worked in all the mainstream media. Brandon Baatjies is a familiar face and voice on SABC and we’re delighted that this sports enthusiast has joined our ranks. Unity Ruiters has been working in the media industry for close to ten years and is a self-confessed news aficionado. Jo Lennox is a former media liaison officer in the Ministry of Community Safety and has diverse media experience, among other having worked in radio for many years. Florentia Roman is a recently qualified journalist whose ultimate goal was to work in radio.


“Our weekend team Leoni Kok and Lynne Matthysen have their work cut out for them, presenting news bulletins and generating compelling content.  I’m confident that the content team will keep listeners up to date with the latest news and events not only happening in Cape Town, but around the world.”


Mallam concluded: “Smile 90.4fm is committed to developing new and ground-breaking anchor talent and this new line-up comprises experts in their respective fields. Hear it … feel it … Smile 90.4fm

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SAfm Appoints New Marketing Manager

Posted by radio On March - 13 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

SAfm has announced Ms Liesl Hefkie as the station’s new Marketing Manager effective March 1, 2013.

In this role Liesl Hefkie will be the custodian of the station’s overall Marketing Strategy. For the last seven (7) years Liesl has worked for the SABC Corporate Marketing office.

Liesl Hefkie


Ms Hefkie was in charge and responsible for all the activations, events, campaigns as well as special projects driven by this office for the broader SABC objectives. She also spent close to 2 years looking after the marketing of 2 SABC Radio Brands (SAfm and Radio 2000), where her love for radio deepened.


Ms Hefkie holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Theatre Arts, Design and Production, English Communication & Literature from the University of Stellenbosch. After spending 4 years in theatre of the arts undertaking various positions to give her an all round view of the industry, she then went into advertising where she was appointed as the production co-ordinator for all Above-the-Line executions for both radio and television.


This is where the bug for marketing led her to the SABC Corporate Marketing office. Liesl is not new to the SAfm family having acted as the Marketing Manager for the past 11 months. This appointment now makes her stay official.


“Liesl has acquitted herself well while acting and has been instrumental in forging some important partnerships for SAfm and driving some marketing initiatives that will bear fruit for some time to come. She has crafted a Marketing strategy and implementation plan for the new fiscal starting in April.


The plan will again benefit SAfm as she strives to create brand awareness and make SAfm a revered brand of some distinction and influence. ” said SAfm, Station Manager Dennis O’Donnell.


Over the years Liesl has garnered the experience required for her new role from the different managerial capacities she has served under. She brings a wealth of knowledge that will help further entrench SAfm’s position and enhance the brand.


[Issued by: SAfm Publicity]

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Thomas Mlambo joins SABC Sport

Posted by radio On March - 12 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) announced that highly respected sports presenters, Mr. Thomas Mlambo and Mr. Tshepo Mabona, respectively have returned to the public broadcaster. The duo will join a high calibre of presenters within the sports division. Their appointments are effective immediately.

Thomas Mlambo
Image by:Supersport


Mr. Tshepo Mabona said “I am happy to be back at the SABC, as this is the organisation that has made me who I am today.  I arrived as a boy and experienced a number of challenges as a man. However the organisation has demonstrated that they are willing to bend over backwards to accommodate talent that they have groomed, and personally this has always been the SABC that has shown that they are serious about football.  I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Thomas as this is a homecoming for me.  I look forward to a significant growth, year on year as well as to show the viewers that sometimes you see the game better when you’re sitting on the bench.  “I am back”.


Mr. Sizwe Nzimande, Group Executive: Sports said “We are really excited about the gentleman returning to the organisation that discovered their talent. We have high expectations that they will continue with their unique styles of presenting and will showcase their in-depth knowledge when it comes to sports”.
“We wish them well in this new endeavour and they have our full support”.

Mr. Mlambo and Mr. Mabona will present sports shows like ‘Laduma’.


Issued by: [SABC Group Communications]

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The Port Elizabeth Toy Run®, a non-profit and annual charity event, today handed over R165 000 raised during the 2012 event to five beneficiaries in the Metro at a function held at the Diaz Club. In its twenty-first year, the 2012 event gained momentum with good weather on the day of the bikers’ Toy Run® helping to boost the figure raised in 2011 by more than R10 000.


Annual fund raising through the Toy Run® focuses on supporting children through pre-identified, well established organizations in need.

The 2012 beneficiaries are:

1. Bethel Safe House in Swartkops R30 000

2. Ncedanani Pre School in KwaNobuhle R35 000

3. Sunrise Pre School in Greenbushes R35 000

4. Victory Kids in Newton Park R20 000

5. Zama SA in New Brighton R20 000


This R140 000 will answer the call of need to assist these five beneficiaries to pay for food (vouchers will be allocated), educational equipment, enhancement and maintenance to premises conducive to learning (mainly the pre schools) and children’s beds and bedding, amongst others.


The remaining R25k is paid out as follows: Morewag Primary R7500 and Winterberg School R5000 for selling the most Toy Run® lucky draw tickets; Algoa Cares (AlgoaFM) R3500 to various organizations; Drosty Home R3000 and R6 000 food vouchers for Winterberg School.


The Toy Run hosted 350 children at its annual children’s parties: 300 at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium and a further 50 at the Aurora Centre for the Handicapped. Hundreds of toys donated by participating bikers and the public have been handed out to underprivileged children across the Metro with the help of Zwartkops Round Table 195.


The committee wishes to thank all its participating sponsors, the public, bikers and its volunteers most sincerely for their support, without which we would not be able to reach out to hundreds of children in the Metro through the annual Toy Run®.


The 22nd Anniversary of the Port Elizabeth Toy Run®, in 2013, aims to raise R220 000. The event takes place Sunday 24 November 2013 and we look forward to the support of Port Elizabeth businesses, the public and the local biking community in helping us to help the children.


[Issued By: Algoa FM]


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