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‘Eye On KZN’ to premiere on CNBC Africa

Posted by radio On April - 16 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

CNBC Africa, the continent’s leading business and financial news television channel, introduces its new monthly series titled ‘Eye on KZN’ sponsored by the Kwa-Zulu Natal Department of Economic Development and Tourism. The series showcase the potential growth of the province, focusing on exciting business, economic and investment news and will premiere on Tuesday, 16 April at 9pm CAT.


‘Eye on KZN’ will cover specific topics relating to investments and business opportunities in Kwa-Zulu Natal, also the infrastructure that paves the way for business development, partnership, investment and tourism. Each monthly episode will focus on the core strategies of all the main players and participants in the KZN economic development.


The first episode which features the MEC of KZN Economic Development and Tourism, Michael Mabuyakhulu, was launched in Sandton on Friday, 12 April and anchored by CNBC Africa’s Chief Editor, Godfrey Mutizwa.


Other panellists included:


·         Andrew Layman, Head of Durban Chamber of Commerce

·         Saxen van Coller , CEO of Dube tradeport

·         Rajen Reddy, CEO, KZN Oils


Don’t miss the first broadcast of ‘Eye on KZN’ on Tuesday, 16 April at 9pm CAT, only on CNBC Africa, channel 410 on DStv!


Issued By: CNBC Africa

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[Issued by: CNBC Africa]


Behind the Business of the Arts’, a new monthly show, premiers on CNBC AFRICA, Africa’s largest business television news channel, next week. In the first episode of the hour-long the show, the focus will be on this year’s Cape Town International Jazz Festival. It will air on Saturday, 13 April at 8am CAT. The show is sponsored by the South African Department of Arts and Culture.


The Cape Town International Jazz Festival has grown into a hugely successful international event since its inception in 2000. Attendance figures have more than doubled from an initial 14 000 to 34 000 in the last decade. Melodytrip has ranked the event fourth in the world, outshining others such as Switzerland’s Montreaux Festival and the North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland.


“The new show is part of our strategy to follow our typical viewers by providing them with the right content,” said Godfrey Mutizwa, CNBC Africa’s Chief Editor. “The new fare forms part of our revised offering during weekends when we know our viewers relax after a hard week in the markets.”
Known as Africa’s Grandest Gathering, the festival, now in its 14th year, took place on 5 April and 6 April this year at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Its winning formula of a mix of more than 40 international and local acts over two days on five stages has earned it the status of Africa’s most prestigious musical event.


Don’t miss the premiere of ‘Behind the Business of the Arts’ on Saturday, 13 April at 8am CAT with repeats on Sunday at 11am CAT, only on CNBC Africa, channel 410!

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[Issued by: Algoa FM]


The challenge of starting up a new radio station in Gauteng has lured Algoa FM programme manager and Saturday lunchtime presenter Mio Khondleka away from the coast.

He is joining the new radio station, Power FM, as Music Manager. The station is due to start broadcasting later this year. Khondleka will be joined in Gauteng by his wife, Queenie.
South Africa’s only “married on-air duo” joined Algoa FM in April 2012. “The challenge of being part of the team that starts a new radio station, in a primary radio market, is very appealing to me. Music is my other passion and serving as music manager is something I am really looking forward to, especially considering that Johannesburg is a city known as the hub of media, providing numerous opportunities in both television and music”, says Mio Khondleka.


“Mio and Queenie have made a solid contribution to Algoa FM. Mio is a good young radio man who’s leadership qualities and keen music sense have impacted positively at the station whilst Queenie’s lovable and kindred spirit resonates warmly with Algoa FM’s listeners”, says Algoa FM Operations Director, Alfie Jay. “There was never any doubt that sooner or later they would be snatched up by the primary radio market, who are constantly scouting for good talent.”


“We wish Mio and Queenie everything of the best in their careers ahead”, says Jay.

Both Mio and Queenie describe their experience at Algoa FM as unparalleled and an opportunity to learn more about the industry as a whole. “There is a spirit that resonates here at Algoa FM that you can`t find anywhere else. In many ways this past year was a great learning experience”, says Mio.


Queenie, who has become well-loved amongst her listeners for her genuine caring nature and giving spirit, had this to say about Algoa FM and its listeners.
“All my colleagues were absolutely amazing! I get it now; I understand the industry and the role I play. I can’t say thank you enough to our audience. The Algoa FM listeners allowed me the opportunity to learn and to grow. They accepted me even when I didn’t believe in myself and my capabilities and with each phone call, SMS, email and every Facebook like, comment or message, I grew more and more. Thank you to everybody who embraced me and loved me so much!”


Algoa FM will soon announce its plans for their replacements. “We embrace the fact that change is the new constant and it certainly bodes well for yet another exciting time in radio”, says Jay.

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[Issued by: 94.7 Highveld Stereo]


Exciting line-up changes have been announced by commercial broadcaster, 94.7 Highveld Stereo. Promising more entertainment and listener interaction, the new shows incorporate a fitting mix of programming for the diverse audience.


As from Monday the 1st of April, 2013, the popular 22h00- 01h00 weekday slot was hosted by Alex Caige. This show will be simulcast between 94.7 Highveld Stereo in Johannesburg and 94.5 KFM in Cape Town, and will reflect the happenings and energy around both cities. Alex will be taking over the reins from the current Ryan Seacrest show. Known for his enthusiastic and fearless nature, Alex has fast become one of the most talked about prodigies in the entertainment industry. Joining campus radio station, TUKS FM in 2008, Alex immediately started making waves with his unique presenting style and infectious energy.


Winning Best Campus Daytime Presenter at the 2012 MTN Radio Awards, Alex has recently been listed as a finalist for his campus breakfast show, Bang Bang Breakfast, and for his Sunday breakfast show on 94.7 Highveld Stereo, in this year’s upcoming awards show. These nominations among others are indeed testament to the enormous talent and abilities that Alex holds.


In 2012, Alex Caige joined 94.7 Highveld Stereo as an overnight presenter, while learning the technical controlling aspect of the Breakfast Xpress alongside Darren Simpson, Sam Cowen and Vin Deysel, before taking over the reins of the Sunday Breakfast show.  It’s extremely exciting to be taking on this new show, which will be broadcast across two cities and two stations. Listeners can expect lots of fun and exciting content!? said an elated Alex. MacGyver Mukwevho, widely known as MacG, cut his teeth in the broadcast world in 2000 as a presenter to popular kids TV show, Craze. After deciding to pursue his radio career, MacG has successfully hosted a variety of shows on one of Johannesburg’s biggest youth stations, YFM.


In 2011, Mac G moved to Gauteng based radio station 94.7 Highveld Stereo and currently hosts a show called 94 Hits in a Row on Saturday nights from 18h00-midnight and the Sunday evening show between 18h00-21h00. MacG is known for heating up dance floors with house and dance music at the biggest events around South Africa. His successes have landed him the opportunity to tour Africa with MTV Base’s Club MTV Base, performing in both Angola and Mozambique.


From the 1st April, MacG started hosting the Early Morning Breakfast Show every weekday between 04h00-06h00. Expected to feature light-hearted entertainment, MacG’s natural talent and on air skills have certainly faired him well for the role ahead. 94.7 Highveld Stereo is committed to growing young talent and honing their skills and abilities. said Programme Manager, Ravi Naidoo. You can follow Alex Caige (@AlexCaige), MacG (@Mac_G) and 94.7 Highveld Stereo (947Highveld) on Twitter for further updates.

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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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