Google+
Subscribe to: Newsletter      Comments      News

ROYALLY DECREEING THE MUSIC WE LISTEN TO

Posted by radio On November - 16 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

[By Chloe Smith]

How Copyright Organisations and Royalties affect the Broadcasting Industry of South Africa (Part 1)

The relationship between radio stations and copyright organisations is one that goes back to the beginning of radio in South Africa. How much of what we hear broadcast across the country is dictated by copyright laws and royalties?

Copyright organisations

Copyright organisations have been in existence for the majority of the 20th century. Their main objective is to ensure that the rights of music-creating individuals and all who are associated with the production process are protected. Copyright organisations uphold the copyright laws of South Africa and monitor the payments of royalties to artists, their record labels, their publishers and anyone else that helped to create the album/song.

There are three Copyright Organisations in South Africa. The most popular is SAMRO (South African Music Rights Organisation) but SAMRO also shares the copyright floor with AIRCO (The Association of Independent Record Companies) and RISA (The Recording Industry of South Africa).

SAMRO is recognised as the primary copyrights organisation in the country, representing the interests of the largest number of local artists. AIRCO is a non-profit organisation, which strives to protect the rights of independent artists in South Africa and enable them to be locally and internationally recognised. RISA is dedicated to promoting and safeguarding the interests of local musicians and record companies, working towards an industry that represents the new South Africa.

SAMRO and RISA are both associated with the IFPI (The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry), an international organisation that seeks to monitor copyright laws and associations worldwide. IFPI acts as an umbrella organisation for copyright organisations.

The Berne Convention, an international standard of copyright laws, maintains certain standards to ensure that copyright organisations all over the world approach any and all copyright and royalties issues from an internationally approved standpoint, to best protect musical artists and their works. SAMRO attends the Berne Convention yearly to maintain an internationally recognised standard in South Africa.

 

Local copyright law

Any musical works created in South Africa are automatically copyrighted upon creation and recording. This copyright is valid for a period of fifty years after the music is officially created (this would rely on the time of recording and distribution).

Performing Rights are owned by the author or composer of the musical works. The Public Performance royalties are paid to the copyright organisation, who takes a small administration fee and distributes the royalties accordingly to the composer(s), their publisher and any other organisation, company or individual who has been granted royalties by the composer(s).

Needletime Rights are granted by the original composer(s) of a musical work or their entrusted body of representatives, such as the copyright organisation that they are registered with. This means that any organisation that would like to distribute, broadcast or reproduce this music is then required to pay Needletime Royalties (also known as “pay-per-play”), which are collected by the copyright organisation.

The Performers’ Association of South Africa Trust (POSA) is associated with SAMRO and monitors the Needletime Royalties for any SAMRO member, ensuring that local radio stations are paying the correct amount of royalties to SAMRO for the use of the musical works.

 

International Law

Copyright Organisations in other countries whose members’ musical works have been broadcast in South Africa are associated with local copyright organisations. This means that radio stations pay the royalties due to the local copyright organisation, who then interacts with the copyright organisation in the other country to transfer the royalties to them for distribution.

What it means for radio

The biggest concern with royalties in South Africa is that there is no industry standard. The agreed percentage payable on physical copies of recorded music and the distribution thereof is 5% of the retail price. The royalties payable on the broadcasting of copyrighted music has no official limit or agreed upon percentage, which means that it is completely subjected to whichever agreement is reached between the original composer(s), their recording company and/or their copyright organisation. As there is no standard percentage or fee that all musicians need to adhere to, the royalties on various copyrighted music can vary greatly and contesting any royalties in a court for being excessive can be pointless and reach no satisfactory conclusion.

South African musicians rely on radio stations as a medium of advertising their new music, a source of income and a way to generate CD sales outside of the radio industry. If radio stations can no longer afford to pay the royalties demanded by the copyright organisations or the composer(s), not only will the listenership for that station suffer but the music industry in South Africa as a whole.

Is there a way for the citizens of South Africa to ensure that their radio stations survive without killing the growth of the local music industry? Should there be some sort of agreement among copyright organisations, recording companies and South African composer(s) to ensure that royalties agreed upon follow a standard set of calculations and procedures based on the composer(s) popularity, their CD sales, the revenue brought to the radio stations through the broadcast of their music and any other factors that can prove that the royalties that they demand are deserved?

The validity period of a copyright does provide a loophole for radio stations in that if the musical work was created more than fifty years ago, radio stations do not need to pay royalties on this work. Unfortunately, this loophole applies only to radio stations whose target audience wish to listen to older music and does nothing for radio stations that rely on a younger market for listenership, which means that only a few radio stations can lessen their expenses in this area.

 

Did you like this? Share it:

CRASHCARBURN COMES DOWN TO EARTH

Posted by radio On November - 8 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

[By: Chloe Smith]

 

CrashCarBurn can easily be seen as a local favourite. Formed in England in 2006, the band returned to South Africa in 2007 with an EP to their name and set about distancing themselves from their former band-identity, Tweak.

Band members Garth and Brendan Barnes started Tweak while in high school and quickly became famous among South African teenagers, getting airtime for their songs on radio and being thrown into the underground Hall of Fame headfirst. When Tweak went their separate ways, the Barnes brothers headed to London for a year with CrashCarBurn in mind. “We went from being known everywhere we go to literally playing in empty clubs with maybe one or two people,” said Garth Barnes (lead singer, guitarist and frontman) on stage at their album launch on Tuesday.

Fabian Sing, supposedly residing on their couch at the time, originally acted as their live sound engineer and later joined the band as lead guitarist when Ian Broekhuizen emigrated to Australia. Etienne Janse Van Rensburg (bassist) and Brendan (drummer) had been friends for years – according to Garth, he wasn’t even auditioned for the band. “We just called him up, asked him if he had a bass, asked him if he could play and he was in the band.”

 

Hitting the music scene under a new name with catchy, powerful rock anthems, the band quickly rose above their former levels of fame. CrashCarBurn also became the first South African band to be invited to the Vans Warped Tour, where they played sixteen shows across the East Coast of America and two in Canada, opening them up to an international market. Other tours in Asia and the UK only increased their global fan-base.

 

I had the opportunity of spending a few minutes with CrashCarBurn after their launch for Gravity, their third studio album, on Tuesday night. The launch was unique in more ways than one – the venue was the NuMetro Cinema at Monte Casino, a very comfortable and relaxed way of enjoying a live show. The band also screened a fifteen-minute documentary of behind-the-scenes footage for fans to glimpse a more personal side to the band and its members. The on-screen graphics during performances mirrored the album art, focusing on triangles in an ever-changing slideshow of patterns. The band itself performed incredibly, often sounding the same live as they do recorded, if not better.

 

CS: Thank you so much for giving me a few minutes of your time. I really enjoyed the show. I have to ask – why do they call you Bugsy?

Brendan ‘Bugsy’ Barnes: Bugsy? Embarrassing. When I was small, a little baby, I used to be really fat and my parents called me Bugalug because I kind of bug-a-lug-a-lugged around. And that apparently evolved into Bugsy. It’s not a very rock ‘n roll story.

CS: I really enjoyed the album. You mentioned that it is your most bi-polar album to date. What did you mean by that? Do you mean that you explored new sounds as a band?

Garth Barnes: No, I think what we were trying to get at is that this album has the hardest ever CrashCarBurn songs but also the softest every CrashCarBurn songs. We’ve got Monsters and Angels, which is basically a metal song and then Get Up and Fly, which is straight off an Adele album. And then everything in-between.

CS: On your Facebook page it says that you’re Pop-Punk. What does that mean to you as a band?

Garth: We need to update that. I think we’re more Pop-Rock now, to be honest.

Fabian Sing: Power-Pop.

Brendan:  You know, we make rock music. It’s rock music that’s like pop-music.

Garth: Bit of Hip-hop. You know what, you can call it whatever you want. People always try to put themselves somewhere – are we Indie, are we this, are we whatever. You make music and some people dig it and some people don’t.

Fabian: I think in a broad sense, we would be Pop-Rock.

Brendan: I think Dubstep’s pretty big right now. New album – Dubstep!

CS: So you [Brendan] directed the documentary. Do you do that a lot or is it something that you do occasionally?

Brendan: When I’m not playing in the band, I’m a cinematographer. So I work on a lot of music videos, TV shows, short films, films – stuff like that. Basically, we’ve been filming behind-the-scenes stuff for the last ten years and so we decided well look, we’ve got all this cool footage, let’s put something together. Little bit of a behind-the-scenes insight to who we are. So I got a bunch of my mates that I went to film school with and a friend of mine edited it, another guy did the special effects and it was like a team of close friends put it together. I think it turned out really well.

CS: Do you plan on doing more documentaries?

Brendan: I think it’s a really cool window into the world of the band and that people who listen to the CD like seeing it. So if we have time and cool stuff to show people, we’ll definitely keep doing it.

CS: Did any of you feel that, when showing the documentary to a cinema full of people, footage that you thought was really cool suddenly seemed quite private?

Garth: Yes.

Brendan: There’s more personal stuff than what ended up in the documentary. That was the borderline for how far we could push it. I’ve seen a lot of bands do EPKs that are like, “check us out, we’re really professional and we’re the coolest band you’ve ever seen”. I wanted it to be a little more like, “see all the stuff we’ve done and we are a cool band” but also this is Garth standing naked in Holland and this is Fabian dancing drunk on stage and this is Beth [Etienne] with a hickey on his neck. I wanted it to be something that fans could watch and be like, “cool, these are real guys”. It’s fun to see. Not like, “these guys are unattainable”. Which is all a joke anyway. All of these EPKs that make bands look like super-mad rock stars – I film that and I fake it. None of them are super-mad rock stars so I definitely wanted it to be closer to home so people could really connect.

CS: Did you guys decide to do the show in a cinema after making the documentary or did you want to do a show in a cinema and made a documentary to go with it?

Garth: Chicken and egg.

Brendan: I think the idea to do a documentary/EPK came first and then we thought about the best place for people to hear the album. In album launches, no one knows the songs and it’s more about getting press to actually hear the album. We didn’t want to do it in a sweaty club with bad sound where no one knows what’s going on. So we thought let’s do it in a cinema where the sound will be banging, we can show this awesome documentary on screen and people can sit and actually listen to the music.

CS: Did you enjoy playing your new stuff for the first time?

Garth: Definitely. It’s always scary playing new songs for the first time because you know that there are a bunch of important people there. At the same time, the pressure’s off because no one knows what the songs are supposed to sound like. You can play anything really and people will just say, “wow, that’s an interesting jazz chord that he threw in there” and meantime, it’s a cock-up.

Brendan: I think we did okay.

CrashCarBurn’s latest album Gravity is in stores now.

 

 

Did you like this? Share it:

CrashCarBurn… A review of Gravity

Posted by radio On November - 5 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

[By Chloe Smith]

CrashCarBurn hit the music market with just that. Their new album, Gravity, is described by Garth Barnes as “the most bi-polar album we’ve ever done”. Sticking to their well-known pop-punk sound of before, the album also shows a more heartfelt (and sometimes mellow) side to the band. Gravity is an evolution and maturation of CrashCarBurn without taking away from the rocking sound they were originally known and loved for.

Formed in London in 2006 before returning to South Africa in 2007, CrashCarBurn worked independently for many years. With a few international tours successfully under their belts, the band has continued to remain a local favourite. They recently signed to major international label EMI Music, where they say they “can’t wait to see where this new friendship will take [them]”.

Light, the first single off the new album, quickly became popular on alternative, rock and pop radio stations across the country, lending to their well-known punk-rock/pop-punk sound. With vocals from the locally renowned ChianoSky in Heartbeat Racing, the heart breaking tribute to their dear friend Kerran Yates in Get Up And Fly, the versatility of the album guarantees its good reception. Exploring time signatures, instrumentation and even adding in an orchestra or two, Gravity promises to be a local (and hopefully international) success.

The band can look forward to expanding their audience and their audience can look forward to forming a deeper connection with the band.

Songs to watch out for: The Ride and The Light

Photographed by Bruce K. Cantrell

Did you like this? Share it:

SATMA Awards bring glits and glamour to East London

Posted by radio On November - 1 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

East London in the Eastern Cape was abuzz this past weekend for the first time the South African Traditional Music Achievers Awards took place in the province. At a star studded affair that attracted many traditional music lovers ranging from politicians, traditionalists and SABC TV celebrities.

Local SABC station Umhlobo Wenene FM walked away with two awards for Best Traditional Music Radio Program (PBS) and Best Traditional Radio DJ for Saba Mbixane’s show, Lavutha Ibhayi. Mbixane was also nominated for Best Traditional Radio DJ for PBS and Traditional Music Radio Program, he won both awards.

In other categories, Inanda FM’s Mzothule Shembe walked away with Best Community Radio DJ, Best Traditional and Cultural News Journalist for Print media went Charles Khuzwayo of Isolezwe while Best Traditional and Cultural News Journalist (Electronic Media) went to Sphamandla Goge.

The award ceremony is an all-inclusive annual celebration of South African Traditional Music Achievers with categories ranging from Best Sicathamiya to Best Boeremusiek. The SATMA’s were founded in 2005 in order to uplift honour and promote traditional music and musicians across racial and ethnic backgrounds. Since inception, the SATMA awards were hosted in Kwa-Zulu Natal at the Durban ICC. This year, the event was an equal success after having been moved to the Eastern Cape. This year’s SATMA ambassador was afro pop artist Ntando Bangani who calls the Eastern Cape home.

The awards were hosted in partnership with the Eastern Cape Provincial Government, SABC, National Heritage Council of South Africa (NHC), Ilanga newspaper, Premier Hotels Group and the Buffalo City Metro.

For the full list of winners follow this link: http://www.satmaawards.co.za/docs/Winners%202012.pdf

Did you like this? Share it:

A Music Review: Toya Delazy

Posted by radio On July - 23 - 2012 8 COMMENTS

By Nyeleti Machovani

 

Toya Delazy’s talent is undisputed. She embodies all things cool; she is funky, fresh, young, and has such infectious energy. At only 23 years of age, this young songbird has chirped well-enough to wake up South Africa, and get the nation singing along to her catchy beats. Toya Delazy, whose real name is Latoya Buthelezi, and granddaughter to Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi, came to our attention in 2011.

 

As unexpected and seemingly sudden her rise to fame has been, Latoya’s background gives us enough inclination to assume there has been sufficient struggle through the years to make it. Her Sony packaged album titled “Due Drop” which was released in October, 2011, is led by a feisty debut single called “Pump it on”. The airplay this single has received has been tremendous, and the music video packaged for the debut track deserves honorary recognition.

 

The official video for “Pump it on” is currently sitting on 107, 053 YouTube hits, and receiving support from prominent music channels, such as Channel O, MTV Base and TRACE Urban. The second single is titled “Love is in the air” and is also well received by the public; the video has received 33 777 hits on YouTube. Buthelezi describes her album and sound as; “it’s a little bit of everything: jazz, electro, hip hop, pop. I get my bass elements from my jazz background; add some electro keys and my flow is heavily influenced by hip hop. “Pump It On” has all these elements, but it’s still quite poppy”, she says. With such diverse appeal, the former Howard College (University of Kwa-Zulu Natal) jazz student has been embraced both locally and abroad, with listeners often mistaking her slick sound for that of an international act.

 

Due Drop features production from the likes of Jax Panik and Octave Couplet, and collaborations with The Soil and others.  Music critics have on the general scale appreciated that the lass certainly has talent, however condemned this apparently permeating trend to auto-tune, and overly-produce a perfectly good sound for the sake of commercialization. The album is poppy, electro, and very much a dance-album; the lyrics do not offer much depth. The auto-tune is dominant, and this is a distraction to an artist who otherwise, has more to show. The feeling here is, it would be a treat to hear Toya Delazy at her most natural and undeterred, just her voice and piano playing with harmonious melodies. Nonetheless, she had garnered enough supporters to show that there is something she is doing rather well.

 

Buthelezi is as interesting to listen to as she is to look at. Her choice of aesthetic appeal is an array of ensembles rich in multitudes of colours, and textures. She describes her personal style as a mixture of “street and vintage”. All of this is usually adorned by her brand crown of an intricate braided Mohawk and eccentric nerd glasses.

 

The songstress’s future certainly looks as colourful as her style, and the anticipation for more is at its peak. Delazy is South Africa’s latest gem and I certainly am keen for a second album.

 

Did you like this? Share it:

Feeling At Home With MiCasa

Posted by radio On June - 4 - 2012 1 COMMENT

By Gaopalelwe Moroane

 

It is difficult, if not almost impossible to wake up in the morning, switch on the radio for a breakfast show and not be greeted by J-Something’s sultry voice, singing, “Good morning to the world out there.” It is even more difficult to not smile or bob your head along to the upbeat tempo of the song. These are the sounds of MiCasa’s award winning single, These Streets, which took South African airwaves, clubs and streets by storm and later went on to win them their  two SAMAs  this year . The album has also followed on to sell double-platinum.

MiCasa, which is made up of the trio, producer and DJ Dr Duda, vocalist J-Something and trumpeter Mo-T, began working together after a random session where the three individuals “free styled” an unrehearsed piece together and blew the crowd away. It’s been love ever since and the airwaves are grateful. The Portuguese–born lead singer, fluent in isiXhosa, is the very good looking Joao, who started calling himself ‘J-Something’ as people could not pronounce his name. He went to school in the Eastern Cape, Grahamstown school, Graeme College and worked on his musical talent when he got involved in the local church as a member of the ‘River of Life’s’ music team. Prior to shooting to fame, as the lead in the group, he sold t-shirts with his brother in Johannesburg.

After the release of the award winning single “These Streets”, MiCasa released Heavenly Sent, which listeners took a liking to almost as much and whose music video was released. It’s a lovely ballad accompanied by a beat that you can’t help but want to dance to, and the ever faithful Mo-T’s trumpet.

MiCasa falls under the successful record label, Soul Candi which is also the home of 5 FM’s Euphonik and Frankie, just to name a few. It therefore comes as no surprise that the trio produced a record of such a high standard.

The album itself consists of fourteen consistently head bopping tracks, and are well deserving of the Best Dance award that they received. My personal favorites on the album are their rendition of the R&B legend, Sade’s Smooth Operator. The only criticism that I found on reviewing the trio’s is that the album isn’t mixed like most dance and house albums are. This however does not take away from the general quality of the album and one can hear why it has been so well received.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you like this? Share it:

We Proudly Announce SAMA Award Winners

Posted by radio On May - 3 - 2012 4 COMMENTS

 

Photo: Randall Abrahams, CEO of the 18th Annual South African Music Awards.

 

The South African Music Awards were upon us this past weekend on 29, 30 April at the Sun City Superbowl.  For those of us who couldn’t be a part of the live festivities in Sun City, we fixated our eyes on the television screen as the event proceeded and was broadcast live on the 30th from 8.30pm on SABC 1. Some have dubbed the event as the ‘Zahara Awards’ as she managed to scoop up 8 South African Music Awards from the respective categories in which she was nominated, making her supporters very proud. Of course Zahara wasn’t the only star shining bright in room; therefore Radiobiz would like to congratulate all our category winners and encourage our musicians to keep striving for excellence.

Courtesy of http://samusicawards.co.za/:

 

The Winners Are:


Best Alternative Album

The Dirty Skirts for Lost In The Fall

Best Kiddies Album

Wendy Oldfield for Singalong Kidz Volume 2

Best Smooth Urban Music Album

Zahara for Loliwe

Best Contemporary Faith Music Album

The Plain Truth – We Are The Shining Ones

Best Classical and Instrumental Album

CH2 for Ping

Best Collaboration

Zahara featuring Georgy for Incwad’Encane

Best Jazz Album

Jimmy Dludlu for Tonota

Best Pop Album

Lloyd Cele for One

Best African Adult Album

Zonke for Ina Ethe

Best Rock Album

Shadowclub for Guns and Money

Best Traditional Music Album

Soul Brothers for Amaphutha

Best Traditional Faith Music Album

Solly Mahlangu for Mwamba Mwamba

Best Street Urban Music Album

AKA for Altar Ego

Best Sokkie Dans Album

Snotkop for Ek Laaik Van Jol

Best Adult Contemporary Album

Elvis Blue for Elvis Blue (2CD Special Edition)

 

Best Maskandi Album

Thokozani Langa for I-Protection Order

Best Kwaito Album

Big Nuz for Pound for Pound

Best Dance Album

Mi Casa for Mi Casa Music

Special Award:  Best Selling Album

Loliwe by Zahara

Special Award:  MTN Best Selling Mobile Music Download

Facebook by DJ Cleo

Newcomer of the Year

Zahara for Loliwe

Duo/Group of the Year

Mi Casa for Mi Casa Music

Male Artist of the Year

AKA for Altar Ego

Female Artist of the Year

Zahara for Loliwe

MTN Record of the Year

Mi Casa for These Streets

Album of the Year

Loliwe by Zahara

 

Did you like this? Share it:

2012 MTN RADIO AWARDS ANNOUNCES WINNERS

Posted by radio On April - 18 - 2012 Comments Off on 2012 MTN RADIO AWARDS ANNOUNCES WINNERS

 

The much anticipated day came and left a bevy of very excited and equally deserving award winners.  The MTN Radio Awards 2012 were hosted on 14 April, 2012, at the Sandton Convention Centre. Radiobiz applauds the recognition of excellence in the radio industry. Here are the category winners.

 

  • BREAKFAST SHOW

 

COMMERCIAL

Winner: John Robbie Show Talk Radio 702

This show is constantly relevant and maintains an excellent balance between controversy and entertainment.

 

PBS

Winner: Vuka Mzansi — UKHOZI FM

This show stood head and shoulders above competitors in its category in terms of its ability to engage with- and inform- listeners.

 

COMMUNITY

Winner: Blewitt for Breakfast — Mix93.8FM

This show is amusing, light-hearted, entertaining and professionally presented.

 

CAMPUS

Winner: The FirstBeat — Tshwane FM

This is a new show presented by fresh talent. The judges felt that it has the potential to rival some of its commercial counterparts.

 

  • BREAKFAST PRESENTER

 

COMMERCIAL

Winner: Ryan O’Connor — 94.5 Kfm

Ryan presents the breakfast show with flair, stamping his own brand of fun and his unique warm personality on the show.

 

PBS

Winner: Linda Sibiya — Ukhozi FM

Linda makes a difference in people’s lives though his witty, fun and enthusiastic presentation style.

 

COMMUNITY

Winner: Tony Blewitt — Mix 93.8FM

Tony brings fun, entertainment and easy listening to the morning commute.

 

CAMPUS

Winner: Rob Forbes — TUKS FM

Rob’s style, energy, approachability and talent have seen him gain the attention and interest of commercial stations and he has now moved

on to a full-time slot on 5FM.

 

BUSINESS AND FINANCE PRESENTER

Winner: Bruce Whitfield — 567 Cape Talk and Talk Radio 702

Bruce has made this category his own over the past few years. His insightful interviews and his breadth of coverage of his subjects make him a

clear and worthy winner.

 

BUSINESS AND FINANCE SHOW

Winner — The Money Show – 567 Cape Talk and Talk Radio 702

This show has become the benchmark against which other Business and Finance Shows are measured.

 

COMMUNITY PRESENTER

Winner — Thabo Mdluli — Impact Radio 103FM

Thabo is still a relatively new and young presenter and yet he has his finger on the pulse of his community and speaks to their hearts.

 

COMMUNITY PROJECT

COMMERCIAL

Winner — Toy Story — East Coast Radio

This was a heart-warming project that brought joy to the lives of thousands of children. Judges commented that this was one that really touched them and had them reaching for their Kleenex.

 

COMMUNITY

Winner — Children of Heaven — Radio Islam

This was a campaign that told personal stories of special needs children in its broadcast community, highlighting their plight and raising awareness across the entire audience spectrum.

 

CONTENT PRODUCER

COMMERCIAL

Winner — Gary Oberholzer and JD Mostert (Joint Winners)

After intense debate, the judges were unable to come up with a single winner and for the first time in the MTN Radio Awards history, gave a joint accolade to individuals. Gary Oberholzer of Talk Radio 702 for the exceptional dexterity he demonstrates in sourcing relevant guests and making sure the show is topical and always interesting. JD Mostert of Algoa FM for his ability to manage and smoothly produce a broad range of content and consistently adding value to the

programme.

 

DAYTIME PRESENTER

COMMERCIAL

Winner — Saskia Falken — Heart 104.9FM

Fun, friendly and fast paced presentation, Saskia has a very engaging manner and is easy to listen to.

PBS

Winner — Dudu Khoza — Ukhozi FM

Dudu is entertaining and engaging, but most of all she is relevant and important to her listeners.

 

COMMUNITY

Winner — Helen Desbois — East Rand Stereo

Helen has an inviting, friendly and entertaining presentation style.

 

CAMPUS

Winner — Alex Caige — TUKS FM

Alex injects fun into his show and his enthusiasm and dedication to his show make him a worthy winner in this category.

 

DAYTIME SHOW

COMMERCIAL

Winner — Grant and Anele — 5FM

This show has fun, pace, wit, entertainment and above all, an X-factor that is one of the special properties of radio.

 

PBS

Winner — Afternoon Talk – SAfm

This show does not shy away from controversial issues and encourages listener participation and involvement.

 

COMMUNITY

Winner — Butterfly Corner — Radio Islam

Aimed at a young audience, this show is different in the way it engages with children.

 

DRAMA PROGRAMME

PBS

Winner — Radio Vuka – SAfm

A daily drama programme that seeks to highlight national imperatives in an entertaining manner.

 

COMMUNITY

Winner: Discrimination — Radio Khwezi

A compelling insight into an important recurring issue that affects all South Africans.

 

MUSIC PRESENTER

COMMERCIAL

Winner — Marian Nyako Lartey – OFM

Marian has an excellent approach to informing – whilst interacting with and entertaining – the listeners.

 

COMMUNITY

Winner — Cavall Burgess

Clear, entertaining and interesting presentation.

MUSIC SHOW

COMMERCIAL

Winner — Take 40 SA — 94.5 Kfm and 94.7 Highveld Stereo

The Take 40 programme is professionally produced and presented. It is an excellent example of production preparation that culminates in an excellent show.

 

PBS

Winner — The Bollywood Billboard — Lotus FM

Presented with enthusiasm and flair, this show is a star in the Lotus FM constellation.

 

COMMUNITY

Winner — Jubel en Juig — Radio Pulpit

True to its community roots, this show is honest and entertaining.

 

CAMPUS

Winner — Totally SA Show — TUKS FM

Campus radio has always played an important role in introducing listeners to new music and this show is even more important in that it focusses on SA Music.

 

NEWS AND ACTUALITY PRESENTER

COMMERCIAL

Winner — David O’ Sullivan — Talk Radio 702

David O’Sullivan handles the issues of the day in a professional and engaging manner. He is always on top of the news issues and ensures that he gets relevant and insightful answers from his interviewees.

 

COMMUNITY

Winner — Nothile Zwane — Radio Khwezi

Nothile presented political issues with balance, fairness and integrity in the run-up to the local government elections

 

NEWS AND ACTUALITY PRODUCER

COMMERCIAL

Winner — Glynis Crook — The Midday Report — 567 Cape Talk and Talk Radio 702

As the producer of The Midday Report, Glynis has an enviable contact book and is constantly able to source new voices for a variety of issues.

 

PBS

Winner — Veronica Fourie AM Live SAfm

Veronica is a producer who researches her subjects thoroughly and produces thought-provoking radio.

 

COMMUNITY

Winner — Ejaz Khan — Radio Islam

Ejaz is able to source content that is meaningful and of relevance to his audience.

 

NEWS AND ACTUALITY SHOW

COMMERCIAL

Winner — The Midday Report — 567 Cape Talk and Talk Radio 702

This is a show that consistently analyses and interprets the news of the day with professionalism, speed and authority.

 

PBS

Winner — 50 Jarige Herdenking van Umkonto we Sizwe – RSG

This special broadcast on the history of MK was dramatic, fascinating and professionally presented.

 

COMMUNITY

Winner – The Big Picture Programme — Radio Islam

A compelling radio programme that reports on the big issues of the day in a professional manner.

 

AFTERNOON DRIVE PRESENTER

COMMERCIAL

Winner — Martin Bester — Jacaranda 94.2

Martin reduces the stress of the drive home with his mixture of warmth, with and his overall professional presentation.

 

PBS

Winner — Ba2cada Leine — Lesedi FM

The pace and entertainment of this presentation and the way in which there are no sacred cows makes this an entertaining and

relevant show for the younger target audience.

 

COMMUNITY

Winner — Yusuf Moosagie — Radio Islam

Yusuf presents a variety of content and issues, keeping his audience company and ensuring that they are informed of the events of the day whilst commuting.

 

AFTERNOON DRIVE SHOW

COMMERCIAL

Winner — The Fresh Drive – 5FM

This show is fun, entertaining and exciting and will most certainly reduce the stress of commuting.

 

PBS

Winner — Sekunjalo the Exclusive Drive — Ukhozi FM

This show brings together many elements of social media, news and entertainment and has a huge degree of audience involvement making it an essential daily listening experience.

 

COMMUNITY

Winner — The Drive Show — Bay FM

This show is highly informative to its community.

NEWS BULLETIN READER

COMMERCIAL

Winner — Tessa van Staden — 567 Cape Talk

Tessa’s presentation is clear, competent and delivered with authority.

 

COMMUNITY

Winner — Karlien Kruger — Bok Radio

This entry won on the style, clarity and tone of the presentation

 

CAMPUS

Winner — Anton Meijer — TUKS FM

Anton presents the news in a professional manner and that his clarity and delivery make him a worthy winner.

 

NIGHT TIME PRESENTER

COMMERCIAL

Winner — Thabiso Sikwane — Kaya FM

Thabiso is professional, empathic, and welcoming and she selects topics and guests that add value to the listeners’ experience.

 

PBS

Winner — Ashraf Garda SAfm

Ashraf is a consummate radio professional who undertakes thorough research into his topics and provokes excellent debate amongst his listeners.

 

COMMUNITY

Winner — Sakha Isizwe — Radio Khwezi

This informative, entertaining and though-provoking presentation won the favour of the judges

 

NIGHT TIME SHOW

COMMERCIAL

Winner — That Show with Rian — Jacaranda 94.2

Controversial and sometimes confrontational style makes this a clear winner.

 

PBS

Winner — The Weekend Fix — Lotus FM

Innovative, cutting-edge show that has increased listenership by 900% due to its entertaining music and presentation.

 

COMMUNITY

Winner — Sakhisizwe — Radio Khwezi

Innovative and thought-provoking radio.

 

ON-AIR PACKAGING

COMMERCIAL

Winner — Sung Intros — 94.5Kfm

The scripting, the humour and the relevance of this entry found favour with the judges.

 

PBS

Winner — African Renaissance – SAfm

This was part of a broader series which sought to promote and increase awareness of African issues and to promote the concept of a unified Africa.

 

COMMUNITY

Winner — Jingles etc — Radio Islam

This entry won favour with the judges due to the attention-to-detail and the relevance to the station’s programming and audience.

 

PROMOTION/STUNT/EVENT

COMMERCIAL

Winner — Double up — Jacaranda 94.2

This promotion increased audience retention and participation and achieved exceptional results in terms of increasing time spent listening and RAMS numbers.

 

PBS

Winner — Wafa Wafa — Ukhozi FM

This high energy promotion uses music and sports to keep listeners locked onto the station. It includes a high level of audience involvement and participation.

 

COMMUNITY

Winner — Go Green — East Rand Stereo

This promotion exceeded the station’s expectations by creating maximum visible promotion for the Station in its’ broadcast area and encouraging community participation.

 

CAMPUS

Winner — 93.36 hour Marathon — PUKfm 93.6

This promotion and marathon broadcast on the station captured substantial attention amongst the target listeners and the broader connected community. It established the frequency of the station through the targeted time of the marathon.

 

SPORTS COMMENTATOR

PBS

Winner Jo Hudla — Ukhozi FM

Jo makes his commentary exciting and the game that he is calling comes alive in the eyes of his listeners.

 

SPORTS PRESENTER

COMMERCIAL

Winner — Sias du Plessis — 5FM

This is a competitive category and Sias does excellent preparation and presents with knowledge, authority and enthusiasm.

 

PBS

Winner — Feroz Shaik — Lotus FM

Feroz is knowledgeable and enthusiastic and this transmits through his reports

 

COMMUNITY

Winner — Josie Raath — Radio Pulpit

Josie had a great ability to communicate his passion and knowledge to his listener.

 

CAMPUS

Winner — Andrew Hope — UJFM 95.4

Andrew manages to get excellent content and shares this in an engaging and professional manner.

 

SPORTS SHOW

COMMERCIAL

Winner — The Discovery Sports Centre — Metro FM

Metro FM through Robert Marawa have made this their own award over the past three years. Robert is a sports fanatic and the show is a fine example of his passion and enthusiasm.

 

PBS

Winner — The Sports Show — Phalaphala FM

This award winning presenter makes the show interesting and compelling.

 

COMMUNITY

Winner — Sportsfire — Radio Today 1485AM

Clear consistent presentation by a real sports enthusiast make this an excellent show.

 

CAMPUS

Winner — The Sports Network — UJFM 95.4

As a comprehensive production from a small campus station, this show punches above its weight.

 

TRAFFIC PRESENTER

Winner — Kgomotso Meso — Kaya FM

Concise and straightforward traffic reports which take listener input into account. This is traffic reporting as it should be.

 

WEEKEND RADIO SHOW

COMMERCIAL

Winner — The Epic Rhythm — Kaya FM

This show is entertaining, informative and relevant. Listeners are left wanting more.

 

PBS

Winner — The Bollywood Billboard — Lotus FM

A delightfully presented look at the highlights of Bollywood. Interesting and entertaining radio.

 

COMMUNITY

Winner — Screaming Reels — Radio Islam

This fishing programme appeals to the pastime of a large selection of the audience and is captivating. One could say that an enthusiast could get hooked on this programme.

 

PROGRAMME INNOVATION AWARD

Winner — Sedibeng — Thobela FM

This is an empowering, informative and interesting show that covers a variety of topics without skirting controversial issues.

 

PROGRAMME CONCEPT AWARD

Winner — Phat Joe Morning Show — Heart 104.9FM

 

DOCUMENTARY – LONG

Winner — Gangsterism — The Voice of the Cape

A brave and dramatic insight into gangs in the Western Cape.

 

DOCUMENTARY – SHORT

Winner — Metered Taxis — 567 Cape Talk

Whistle blowing on the metered taxi industry in the City of Cape Town.

 

BURSARY AWARD

Winner — Most Number of Votes — Ukhozi FM

Winner — Most Loyal Listeners — Radio Islam

 

STATION OF THE YEAR

COMMERCIAL

Winner — 5 FM

 

PBS

Winner — Ukhozi FM

 

COMMUNITY

Winner — Radio Tygerberg

 

CAMPUS

Winner — TUKS FM

Visit www.mtnradioawards.co.za for more information.

Did you like this? Share it:

SABC Scoops ‘Em Up!

Posted by radio On April - 18 - 2012 Comments Off on SABC Scoops ‘Em Up!

 

The South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) can proudly raise its pennon in celebration as the broadcasters’ radio stations have done extremely well.  The broadcaster managed to rake in over 20 accolades at the MTN Radio Awards, which were held in Sandton on Saturday the 14th of April.

Excellence must be applauded and celebrated. The SABC radio stations proved to be the crème de la crème of an arguably competitive radio industry by emerging as top performers in the previous financial year, which was between April 2011 and March 2012. The top radio stations were namely; Ukhozi FM, 5FM and SAfm as these three stations scooped up various awards. Of the three top contenders, Ukhozi FM proved its tenacity by pocketing 9 well deserved awards including the coveted Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Station of the Year award.

5FM managed to bag the Commercial Station of the Year award, as well as walking away with 4 awards. Also on par, SAfm claimed five 5 awards and sealed that it is the station of choice when it comes to credible information by winning the News and Information Leader award.

Metro FM, Thobela FM, RSG, and Lesedi FM each walked away with an award, and Phalaphala, Lotus FM, and Chanel Africa each pocketed 2 awards. SABC Acting Head of Radio, Lesley Ntloko is appreciative that there is a platform which acknowledges excellence in broadcasting, because indeed, hard work pays off. He is quoted saying: “these awards are most valued by the SABC, especially the Station of the Year awards, which are voted for by the listeners. It becomes meaningful to note that the SABC still by far, heeds the call to inform, educate and entertain the South African audience. These awards are a testament to the hard work and dedication of all the SABC Radio stations.

 

Did you like this? Share it:

YFM ESCAPES HATE SPEECH CASE

Posted by radio On April - 18 - 2012 Comments Off on YFM ESCAPES HATE SPEECH CASE

 

The Registrar of the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA) has received a complaint regarding the use of the word “nigger” in a broadcast of an afternoon YFM programme titled ‘Prime Mode’ on 15 March 2012 between 14h00 and 15h00.

The complainant, Tshepo Motaung, contends against the use of the word “nigga” which he heard being used quite liberally on the afternoon show. Motaung’s claims rest on the issue of “hate speech based on race clause”.

The applicable clause to the case as it stands is:

Clause 4(2): Broadcasting Service licensees must not broadcast material which, judged within context, amounts to (a) propaganda for war; (b) incitement of imminent violence or (c) the advocacy of hatred that is based on race, ethnicity, religion or gender and that constitutes incitement to cause harm.

The judgment observed that “it cannot seriously be suggested that the broadcast was intended to or indeed even had the effect of advocating hatred, less still that it constituted incitement to cause harm. The use of the word “nigga” was plainly not intended to have any of these effects nor did it indeed have such effects”.

Therefore upon revising the case, the judgment did not find the broadcast station (YFM) in violation of clause 4.2 of the BCCSA code of conduct and the complaint is therefore not upheld.

To read the full adjudication, visit: www.bccsa.co.za

Did you like this? Share it:

The International Radio Festival announce the final line up of radio stations

IRF Malta Days: 29 October – 30 October   IRF International Days: 31 October – 4 November   IRF Audio […]

International Radio Festival leads the way with Blockchain for radio

The use of Blockchain technology in the audio world will be explored at the International Radio Festival’s Audio Conference in […]

Redi Tlhabi to host a new SABC 3 current affairs show

Former Talk Radio 702 host Redi Thlabi is set to host a new Current Affairs show named Unfiltered, launching on […]

Toys R Us/Babies R Us announced as partners for Toy Story 2018

East Coast Radio is excited to announce Toys R Us & Babies R Us South Africa as the new partner […]


TAG CLOUD

POPULAR