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SA Radio Awards 2020 to be announced online

Posted by radio On March - 31 - 2020 ADD COMMENTS

In light of the Government’s declared state of disaster and the collective national efforts to combat the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19 by prohibiting events where more than 100 people are gathered,  it is important that we share the change of format for announcing the winners of The Radio Awards 2020.

 

The Radio Awards gala dinner which was initially scheduled to take place in Sandton on 18 April 2020 has been replaced with an online winners announcement to be aired via digital channels on Friday, 17 April 2020 at 14h00. Further information regarding access to the announcement will be shared in due course.

 

 

While it’s unfortunate that it will not be possible to celebrate the success of local radio talent in person, we thank you for your understanding, and for playing your part in keeping the health of our fellow citizens top priority.

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New additions to Motsweding 2020 line-up changes

Posted by radio On March - 31 - 2020 ADD COMMENTS

Motsweding FM management continues to re-evaluate the brand’s offering to put Motsweding FM in a better spot to be more relevant to the station’s audience and clients. Underscoring the need to stay relevant, competitive and to reflect the multifaceted interests of all generations, Motsweding FM will be refreshing its weekday and weekend line-up from 01 April 2020. The new line –up necessitates stronger emphasis on cultural values, identity, preserving and development of Setswana language.

New additions to the Motsweding FM line-up include Tlotlo Mooeketsi popularly known as ‘Vrrphaaa’ will be joining the weekend party time team. ‘Phaphama’ will air between 00h00 to 03h00 Monday-Friday and the show will interchange between Samuel Rankoana, Lawrence ‘LLK’ Kuntwane and Papa Moalusi followed by the much anticipated ‘Motsogapele’ to be presented by Mokupi ‘MKP’ Molebatsi will also present Monday-Friday early morning show ‘Motsogapele’ between 03h00 to 06h00.

 

Amon Mokoena and Tumi Morake will continue to host the much entertaining breakfast show, ‘DiRage’ as it gave the station a pacey fresh new feels. After requests from the public this show will be extended with an hour and will now air between 07h00 – 10h00. Molebogeng Mokgatlha will continue to present the mid-morning show ‘Resemeletse’ that will start at 10h00 to 13h00 and Felix ‘Da Cat’ Nhlapo will deliver the midday show ‘Oketsa’ between 13h00
and 15h00 and will continue to be produced by the seasoned Presenter/producer ‘Jdsol’.

 

 

The vibrant, energetic, and listeners proclaimed wonder of Radio Lucas ‘LTK’ Komanisi will be joined by the multi-talented Motsoaledi ‘Mo’ Setumo to rock your airwaves between 15h00 to 18h00 ‘Gotetsa Mosha’ Monday-Friday.
Other key developments include the addition of Rev Matebesi and Rev Phiri to the religion shows. The religious programme for Thursday Nights between 20h00 to 00h00 will no longer interchange, the show will permanently be presented by ‘Modisane Modise’, with ‘Pastor Motsamai’ and ‘Rev. Phiri’ to do the sermons on the show.  The young and energetic Ikanyeng Modubu will team up with Dj Big Boy for the ‘Rap Saga’ on Fridays at 20h00 to 22h00 and ‘Tomaeza’ will team up with DJ Big Boy for the new show ‘Re Mmino’. ‘Ke Mo Teng’ can now be enjoyed on Saturdays between 21h00 to 24h00,

 

Brown Mosiapoa and Rev. Tube will be joined by Rev. Matebesi on the earlier Sunday slot 06h00 to 09h00, followed by a new Soul & RnB show ‘Kgolagano’ to be presented by Mokopi Molebatsi between 09h00 to 12h00. ‘Seboloke’ drama omnibus will now air between 12h00 to 13h00 with Choral music show moving to 14h00 to 15h00 to be presented by Molebogeng Mokgatlha.

 

‘Motswedi Wa Jazz’ presented by the Big Sly will now start at 18h00 to 20h00 to be followed by the new religious show ‘Tsosoloso’ to be presented by Brown Mosiapoa and Rev.Tube to do the sermon on the show between 20h00 to 21h00. Thomas Perez will now present night soul show ‘Sepelong’ between 21h00 to 00h00. The Acting Station Manager Mr. Sibusiso Gumbi stated that, “It’s our responsibility as team Motsweding FM to reinvent the way people listen to the radio, to disrupt traditional thinking and to look for the new ways in which to grow audiences while instilling appreciation of the beauty of Setswana culture and language.

 

The station will build on the latest listenership increase that was influenced by changes made by the station at the beginning of April 2019. Breakfast show also reached a record of 956 000 listeners in its first 10 months. The changes also reflect our commitment to grow the station to its full potential”.

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New Metro FM line-up announced

Posted by radio On March - 31 - 2020 ADD COMMENTS

To retain its position as the coolest radio station in the country, METRO FM, which is one of the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) Public Broadcasting Commercial (PBC) radio stations, will continue to focus on ensuring delivery of quality and cutting-edge content and services. Based on the 2019 successes, that saw the station delivering its highest audience figures in four (4) years, the station plans to maintain the current line-up with a few minor additions.

‘The Morning Flava’, hosted by Mo Flava (Moeti Tsiki) and the MOP team, will continue to set the daily scene weekdays between 05:00 and 09:00. The show is followed by ‘The Bridge’ with Dineo Ranaka, Lerato Kganyago and Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung from 09:00 to 12:00. Lunch is still served with Thomas and Pearl between 12:00 and 15:00. ‘The Kings Suite’ sees a new addition in Lindi Sirame, who is no stranger to drive-time radio. Lindi, who is currently with Newsroom Afrika brings a wealth of knowledge and sassiness to the show.

 

 

The station further introduces two developmental slots aimed at setting up new and young talent for the future at METRO FM. These are new weekend programmes from 02:00 -04:00 (The Lift) and 04:00 – 06:00 (Club with Mat Elle), hosted by Rorisang Thandekiso and Nthabeleng Matela respectively.

 

Rorisang is a well-known TV personality, content producer, speaker and singer who was first introduced to the South African entertainment industry when she joined YoTV. Nthabeleng Matele joins METRO FM from hosting the afternoon drive show on Tuks FM.

 

Metro FM Station Manager, Ms Sibongile Mtyali said, “We are ecstatic to welcome the new editions to the METRO FM Family. They each bring their individuality and unique skills to the brand. This move is in line with our commitment of growing and grooming radio talent as we consciously prepare METRO
FM’s next generation of broadcasters”.

Lootlove (Luthando Shosha) joins the weekend breakfast, ‘THE WKNDR’ with MoG (Mpho Madise), leaving DJ Speedsta (Lesego Nkayiseng) to host the now two hour long show, ‘Absolute Hip-Hop’ by himself. Another WKNDR edition is Chante Jantjies, currently a news anchor on SABC TV. She will bring a news and current affairs flair to the show.

 

Due to popular demand, ‘Cruise Control’ gains an additional hour, extending the show from 13:00 – 16:00. It will be followed by ‘I Believe’ with Oskido (Oscar Mdlongwa) airing from 16:00-19:00. The Sunday love movement continues to reign supreme from 09:00 to 21:00 following the ‘Sacred Space’ with Thami Ngubeni and Khaya Mthethwa, closing the week with the ‘Urban Jazz Experience’ with Nothemba Madumo.

 

 

 

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New voices, fresh new vibe on Algoa FM!

Posted by radio On February - 5 - 2020 ADD COMMENTS
Listeners and advertisers have welcomed a new Algoa FM line-up that includes exciting new voices, and a fresh sound, says managing director Alfie Jay.

This refresh and new energy celebrates Algoa FM’s move to its own iconic purpose-developed building in Port Elizabeth’s trendy Baakens Valley.

“We are capitalising on the excitement about having our own building for the first time in the 34 years since Algoa FM first started broadcasting,” says Jay, who has been in the broadcasting industry for 30 of those years.

“Our music mix has been given a tweak together with new on air imaging and some other changes to refresh the sound,” adds programme manager Baydu Adams.

On weekdays listeners wake up to Algoa Country’s favourite early morning voice, Siobhan Momberg, who is on air from 5-6am weekdays.

Multi award-winning broadcaster Wayne Hart has joined Charlton Tobias and Lee Duru “in an all-new breakfast show adventure, which promises to entertain listeners with some fresh and interactive radio.

“The team know each other well, and the energy and creativity that sparks in the room when they are together is really energising – just what is needed first thing in the morning while preparing for a day at work,” says Jay.

Mio Khondleka and KayCee Rossouw have traded morning weekday slots.
“From 9am-12pm Mio provides some mid-morning magic for listeners, with KayCee hosting us through lunch until three in the afternoon.

“We have added more vooma to the high-octane Afternoon Drive where Roland Gaspar has teamed up with Roch-Lè Bloem,” says Jay.

There are two parallel Afternoon Drive transmitter splits serving the Garden Route, with Lance du Plessis, and the greater Buffalo City metro with Brian Ndevu.

The two evening shows with Queenie Grootboom Khondleka and Vinny Nogemane have proven extremely popular with listeners and “if it ain’t broke… don’t fix it, so we have not made any changes there,” says Jay.

The station is also attracting national talent.

Among the new broadcasters is Linda Nzuzo, who started her broadcasting career in Port Elizabeth and was most recently on Kaya FM, after stints with Tru FM, Bay FM and Nkqubela FM.

“Algoa FM has also introduced some fresh voices to our highly-acclaimed news team.

“Two-time Vodacom Regional Journalist of the Year Award Winner, Siyabonga Sesant, who is originally from Port Elizabeth, is on duty behind the news mic from early until mid-day during the week.

“Siyabonga is a sought-after freelance radio and television news journalist who has spent many hours refining his craft on 5FM, Eye Witness News, eNCA and Newzroom Afrika.

“Popular Algoa FM presenter, Roch-Lè Bloem takes over the hot seat from Siyabonga from the one-o-clock news report and sees us through to the end of the afternoon drive with Roland Gaspar.

Popular broadcaster and sports fundi Mio Khondleka kicks off Saturday mornings from six till nine with the Saturday breakfast.
Next is the popular award-winning Top 30 with Wayne Hart from nine till noon.

He is followed by Nzuzo, who “brings an authoritative yet smooth vibe to the Saturday lunch-time show from 12-3pm.

“Then we unite the province with East London-based Brian Ndevu and Briony Sparg from Port Elizabeth, who team up in a show which crosses the divide between the eastern and western halves of the Eastern Cape and Garden Route.

Another new voice is Jean-Pierre Botha (JP), who is on air from seven till ten on Saturdays.

He is the former breakfast show presenter of community station Bay FM.

The Sunday line-up starts with Roch-Lè Bloem, who says she wants to keep listeners “calm but motivated.”

Lance du Plessis continues to present the very popular “Sounds of Time” from 9am-midday, followed by Charl Leslie.

“From 3-7pm KayCee Rossouw continues with his Sunday Soul, another show that is a hit with our listeners.

“The rest of the day is unchanged, with Queenie Grootboom Khondleka on air from seven till ten, followed by Vinny Nogemane.”

In addition to a new iconic building and fresh on air sound, the station has also re-launched its new responsive and mobile friendly website: www.algoafm.co.za

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Unathi joins Kaya FM

Posted by radio On February - 4 - 2020 ADD COMMENTS

Kaya FM shakes up mid-day radio with seasoned broadcaster Unathi Nkayi

 

Kaya FM names composer, performer, broadcaster and television producer Unathi Nkayi as the host of the newly revamped Monday-Thursday; 12:00-15:00 slot.  On her new show Nkayi will lead conversations that are attuned with the lives of Afropolitans, while continuing to serve listeners with the unique music offering that the Home of the Afropolitan is known for. Nkayi’s appointment comes in line with the station’s commitment to leading new trends in broadcast media. Her first show will go live on the 2nd of March 2020.

 

Nkayi makes her return to radio after a short hiatus and her trajectory spans almost twenty years on the airwaves. Her recent time off radio saw her hosting Moja Love’s popular Show Me Love, while most fans know her as the beloved judge on Idols South Africa. Most recently, Nkayi released her memoir, I Keep Learning (Sifiso Publishers), to critical acclaim. The book, which is co-authered by Kabomo Vilakazi, is an intimate look at the trials and triumphs of her life. In her book, she tells a story of how she is raised by Africa and living as a global citizen – which makes her a quintessential Afropolitan. The multi-talented powerhouse is an outlier in the entertainment industry and has stunned her audiences with her many hit singles including Halo Sana which is currently on high rotation. Nkayi is a Rhodes University Journalism and Drama graduate, and a University of Utrecht International Media Studies graduate.

 

 

 

“I am deeply inspired to get to work with an on air team that I have admired and loved for years and to have a team that supports the vision of greatness. I look forward to having intergenerational conversations, cultural and musical exchanges but most importantly I look forward to learning from our listeners. To work at a station that truly celebrates the continent and everything Afropolitan can only be alchemy. Here is to a new dawn. Camagu! ” expressed Nkayi on her new appointment at the station.

This new show will grant us yet another opportunity to use our platform as a global instrument for the advancement of Africa-centric content, with a particular focus on the aspects of art, travel and lifestyle.

 

 

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5FM announces new management changes

Posted by radio On January - 23 - 2020 ADD COMMENTS

National radio station 5FM kicks the year off by welcoming new management to the team as of January.

JD Mostert joins as the new Station Manager while Siyanda Fikelephi takes on the role of Programme Manager.

 

JD, an award-winning media executive with more than 12 years’ radio industry experience, is optimistic about his departure from a regional station to the national youth powerhouse. He comes from a strong radio background having started at TUKS FM in 2008 as a production manager before moving on to a lecturing role at Boston Media House in 2009.  Other roles he held at various regional radio stations included executive producing two breakfast shows before taking on the job as Executive and Content Programme Manager at a Johannesburg radio station for the past 5 years.

“5FM has always been an exciting brand, with a rich and proud history, not only for the audience but also for the industry, and being afforded the opportunity to be part of the team is an incredible honour. The bar has been set high with the audience appropriately only demanding the best, and while it is a seemingly daunting challenge, it is a challenge which the team is eagerly willing to take on,” JD says on his new role.

 

JD holds several certifications which include a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), a Post Graduate Diploma in General Management (PGDip) and Bachelor of Commerce in Business Management (BComm).

Siyanda Fikelephi is equally pleased as he joins the station in the Programme Manager role. No stranger to the SABC family, Siya worked as the Station Producer and Music Compiler at Radio 2000 in 2010 before taking on a management role as the stations’ Programme Manager two years later.  Moving to Umhlobo Wenene FM in 2016 – leading a team for three years – winning 15 Liberty Radio Awards and 2 Station of the Year awards between 2016 – 2019.

“It is always exciting to join an iconic brand such as 5FM. We have an amazing team with immense talents,” he says.

 

Siya possesses over 15 years’ experience within the radio and media Industry and

holds a Journalism and Sound Engineering Diploma, Management Development Program (MDP) from the University of Stellenbosch, an Advanced Certificate in Radio from Wits University and Essentials in Broadcast Management from Rhodes University.

 

5FM’s Marketing Manager, Liesl Hefkie, who acted as Station Manager since May 2018, says she is excited to welcome new talent to the management team and eager for their fresh ideas and plans for the station. “Both JD and Siya come highly recommended and enjoy a wealth of knowledge and experience within the industry and I’m looking forward to seeing some of their great ideas come to life on 5FM as we continue to engage with listeners and live loud,” Liesl says.

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Radio 2000 broadcast from Chiefs Village

Posted by radio On November - 7 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS

Kaizer Chiefs will on Friday, 8 November host Radio 2000 for a live broadcast of the Phat Joe and the Family breakfast show from the Kaizer Chiefs Village.

The show hosted by Phat Joe and Nala will mainly focus on the upcoming Soweto Derby between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates on Saturday taking place at FNB Stadium.

 

Phat Joe will interview prominent Kaizer Chiefs personnel including; Marketing Director Jessica Motaung, Football Manager Bobby Motaung, former player Kaizer Motaung Jnr, Captain Itumeleng Khune and other exciting players.

 

There will be great prizes for those who will be at the Village for the Outside Broadcast and listeners at home. Prizes include tickets to the sold-out match, Kaizer Chiefs jerseys and Vodacom hampers.

Supporters are invited to be a part of this exciting collaboration between Amakhosi and Radio 2000 at the Kaizer Chiefs Village from 6am-9am on Friday morning.

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East Coast launches a new digital station

Posted by radio On November - 5 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS

East Coast Radio has launched an exciting new digital radio station that will be jam-packed with golden oldies from the early 60’s to the 90’s.

East Coast Gold caters to music lovers who are looking for a music experience that embraces their love of classic hits.

The digital radio station is accessible via the East Coast Radio app and on the station website.

East Coast Radio is the first commercial radio station in South Africa to launch a digital music radio station.

 

East Coast Radio Managing Director, Boni Mchunu said that she is proud of the strides ECR is making.

“At ECR we are committed to innovative, cutting edge offerings and East Coast Gold is a testament to that. It’s a proud moment for us as KZN’s No.1 Hit Music Station to launch something that is the first-of-its-kind and especially to hero this unique music offering. We are extremely excited to launch East Coast Gold and more importantly we look forward to the future as we launch many more of these unique digital stations,” said Mchunu.

Kagiso Media Chief Exec for Radio, Nick Grubb said: “We see that access to streaming channels is starting to grow in the SA market, and they offer an infinite number of new entertainment options to consumers. But we also see high loyalty to FM radio brands that have been a part of listener’ lives for so long. This is an exciting combination of these two factors. Anyone can publish a music channel these days, but ECR will do it radio-style – with their unique flair, talented presenters, and reliable local information.”

The line-up

The digital offering has an exciting line-up planned for listeners.

Veteran radio presenter, Gordon Graham, will helm the breakfast show, weekdays from 6am to 9am. The morning show will include news and traffic reports.

Jane Linley-Thomas brings her colourful personality to the daytime show (weekdays 10am-2pm), while KZN favourite, Damon Beard heads up the drive show (Weekdays 3-7pm).

Radio legend Alex Jay will keep listeners entertained on the weekends.

Sunday Solid Gold will air the best music from the 60’s and 70’s.

East Coast Gold launches officially on Monday, November 4 on the East Coast Radio website and app, which is available free from the App store and Google Play store.

How to stream East Coast Gold 

Via the ECR website

  • Head to the home page
  • Click the black and gold ‘Listen to East Coast Gold’ button
  • Turn up the volume and enjoy

Via the ECR App

  • Search for ‘East Coast Radio’ on your app store

  • Once downloaded, click the red and yellow ECR logo to toggle between the East Coast Radio and East Coast Gold stream

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Kaya FM gets a line-up refresher

Posted by radio On October - 18 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS

The final quarter of the year promises to be an exciting one for Afropolitans as Kaya FM proudly announce a few changes to their line-up. Coming off the back of a powerful year, which saw them being named the Commercial Station of the Year – Kaya FM is committed to reinvention and quality that puts us at the forefront of radio broadcasting

Some of these changes came into effect last month with the new-look Kaya Breakfast Show, which saw Thabiso Sikwane and Jason Goliath joining David O’Sullivan on weekday mornings from 06h00-09h00. Listeners currently have the opportunity to enjoy an additional hour of Karibu with Mike Siluma on Thursday evenings between 20h00-23h00.

 

This month further sees a variety of new and refreshed shows designed to elevate a collection of tastemakers set to showcase the best that radio has to offer.

 

Early Mornings with Sotho Meyer

Afropolitan listeners face a range of challenges that could make confronting each day difficult. Early Mornings with Sotho Meyer ensures that you start your day on an inspired note. The show plays a range of uplifting spiritual music to get you ready for whatever may lie ahead. Join Sotho Meyer every Monday – Friday from 05h00 -06h00 as she gives you the start to your day that you need.

My Money and Me with Sumitra Nydo

Esteemed financial journalist Sumitra Nydoo brings the latest insights in personal finance, helping listeners lead happier and wealthier lives. Every week on My Money and Me, Nydoo finds the unique link between money and self-improvement, ensuring valuable lessons that are accessible to everyone. Tune in every Tuesday between 20h00-21h00.

 

Late Nights with Big Black

Late Nights with Big Black is the perfect way to wind down to expertly selected music. With years of experience behind him, Big Black will bring his definitive voice and taste in soul music to the discerning Afropolitan listener looking for nostalgic moments and open to exploring new sounds. However one chooses to ease into their evening, Late Nights promises to be a much-needed companion every Monday to Wednesday from 21h00-24h00.

The Best T in the City #PlatinumFridays

The Best T in the City is back with a new twist: #PlatinumFridays. Each Friday, Afropolitans can expect Thabo ‘Tbose’ Mokwele to ring in the weekend with a range of premium sounds, while interviewing interesting thought leaders with a focus on the more light-hearted aspects of life. Broadcasting after Good Friday with Skhumba and Ndumiso, #PlatinumFridays will maintain the laid-back and fun energy of that show and provide a seamless flow into Kayasette with Proverb. Tune into #PlatinumFridays from 09h00-12h00.

 

 

What’s Wrong with Groovin?

New to the weekend, What’s Wrong with Groovin? is curated by DJ Kenzhero and Tha_Muzik. The show seeks to recalibrate and reimagine the history of Africa and her people with creative meaning. What’s Wrong with Groovin? is inspired by a Hugh Masekela composition, performed and popularised by Letta Mbulu. The show will be compiled and presented as an audio documentary. Tune in on Sundays between 14h00-18h00.

Kaya FM’s MD, Greg Maloka, reflects on these new changes.

At the back of winning Commercial Radio Station of the Year, we had plans around how we wanted to evolve the brand, and some conversations we wanted to solidify so if you think about the expansion of Karibu, as the home of the Afropolitan, that platform is important to us. We had initially brought in Kojo Baffoe to help us address issues around manhood through Life with Kojo, which he pioneered. Extending Karibu with Mike Siluma allows us to make those issues more continental. That is also something we see in What’s Wrong with Groovin?, curated by DJ Kenzhero and Tha_Muzik. What’s Wrong with Groovin? is a confluence of many impulses and gives us the opportunity to have a musical conversation about the journey of the freedom of Africa. We are very excited about being able to have a platform that draws from the words of Malcolm X, Miriam Makeba, Steve Biko, as well as the thoughts of many young activists of this day.

 

 

Sotho Meyer comes in the morning. In a country where thousands of women wake up at the crack of dawn to prepare themselves and their families for a new day – whether in the suburbs or the townships – what are the conversations at that time of the morning? Having done exceptionally well with her weekend show focusing on children’s activities, Sotho is a wonderful addition to this morning slot. We loved what Shane Ngwenya brought to the space. That spiritual vibe was important: now we feel that it is time to take it to the next level.

 

 

Influential Fridays brought some interesting people to the platform, and was to a large degree successful. TBose’s weekday show is one of our most loved on the station and we wanted to merge those together for Platinum Fridays, bringing in a premium selection of lounge, house and soul music on a Friday afternoon.

 

 

With My Money and Me, we understood that personal finance is a very deep issue. We also found that there is a particular skill required for someone to have personal conversations and advice you on money – something that Thuli Magubane understood and she was the foundation for something important. We are excited to have Sumitra Nydoo taking this on as she understands the overall business philosophy at Kaya.

For more information visit kayafm.co.za or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. To set up interviews, please contact Ntombenhle Shezi on Ntombenhle@kayafm.co.za.

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TRUfm launches the 2019 TRUTalent Search

Posted by radio On August - 10 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS

The South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) radio station, trufm will be embarking on the fourth annual edition of truTalent Search. Listeners between the ages of 15 – 34 are invited to audition in two of the five categories, namely: Music; Radio Presenting; Comedy; DJ’ing and a Listener’s Choice Award for the Best trufm Presenter Category, where listeners vote for their favourite trufm Presenter.

Comedians are requested to email their demo of 5-10 minutes and DJs are also invited to email their 10 – 20 minutes mixes to 2019trutalent@sabc.co.za. The closing date for all digital submissions is Sunday, 22 September 2019.

 

The station will travel to five different towns within the Eastern Cape namely:

 

Mdantsane City Shopping centre – 10 August

Peddie -17 August

Mbizana – 24 August

SABC Bhisho – 31 August

Mthatha – 7 September

 

trufm debuted its first presenter search in 2012 with only one category (Radio Presenting). Taking into consideration the aspirations and needs of its target audience, in 2015, the Station launched the truTalent campaign with various categories. This initiative was aimed at engaging and connecting with the youth of the Eastern Cape by giving them a platform that is conducive for showcasing and nurturing of their talent through workshops. In addition, it also provided employment opportunities for those that were successful in the competition.

 

The top two successful candidates from each category and town will visit the station in Bhisho for workshops on 27 – 29 September 2019. The workshops will be conducted by a mentor for each category where contestants will be taught more about the intricacies of their category to equip them with the knowledge that will enable them to take their talent to the next level.

 

The workshops will be followed by announcement of winners on Monday, 28 October 2019 live on-air.

 

The prizes for each category are as follows:

 

Music – The winner will receive R10 000 in cash and the opportunity to record a single which they can use to promote themselves in the industry.

 

Radio Presenting – The winner will receive R10 000 in cash and will also form part of the trufm line-up on a developmental slot where they will learn, host and be exposed to radio presenting for up to a year.

 

Comedy – The winner will receive R10 000 in cash and an opportunity to be a contributor in one of the station’s primetime shows for a year.

 

Dj’ing – The winner will receive R10 000 in cash and will be given an opportunity to be a resident DJ in one of the station’s lifestyle shows.

 

Listener’s Choice: Best Presenter on trufm award – the winner will be awarded the ‘Listener’s Favourite Presenter’ title for the year on all DJ promos and stings.

 

Mr. Masixole Mdingane, Acting Station Manager stated “this campaign is one of the many ways that trufm uses to empower the youth and to afford them an opportunity to showcase their talent and skills. The Station is committed to playing its part in youth development in the province and in making the dreams of young people come true. This initiative also plays a crucial part in curbing the high unemployment rate.”

 

The 2019 truTalent campaign was officially launched on trufm during Drive326EC (Mon – Fri 15h00 – 18h00) on the 26th July 2019.

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