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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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METRO FM will on Monday, 05 August 2019 shake things up a little with Moeti ‘Moflava’ Tsiki taking over the coveted 05:00-09:00 breakfast slot. This exciting new show called ‘Morning Flava’ promises to keep listeners entertained, informed and ready to tackle the day ahead. He moves over with his team Pearl Shongwe on news, Owen Hannie as thesports guru of the show and Moshe Ndike who will join the team every Friday.

Moflava joined the METRO FM family in 2015 to anchor the 08:00 – 10:00 morning slot and recently hosted the highly successful afternoon drive time show #TheDrive from 15:00 – 18:00.

 

The station is also pleased to announce the new afternoon drive show, ‘The Kings Suite’ between

15:00 – 18:00. This new show sees the much anticipated return of the duo, the Kings Of The Weekend (KOTW), Siphesihle ‘Sphectacula’ Ngwenya and Lebogang ‘DJ Naves’ Naves, who make their come back to METRO FM after being away for the past two years.

Their show promises to bring the high paced, interactive and crazy fun to the station’s afternoon audience and Sphectacula and DJ Naves will be joined by Relebogile Mabotja on news and Angie Khumalo on sports duty. These changes will not affect the rest of the day time lineup, which still sees all other shows remain the same.

 

METRO FM Station Manager, Ms. Sibongile Mtyali stated “we are convinced that we’ve found the perfect balance of on-air talent to carry on with the strategy of the station and ensure that we deliver to our commitment, of keeping our listeners informed and entertained, plus servicing the needs of our commercial spenders. Our intention is to carry on delivering top quality content, the coolest way we know how and these newly introduced shows are a part of the station’s strategy to refresh its lineup through repositioning and strengthening its talent pool to ensure it still remains number one in the game”.

 

METRO FM is committed to maintaining its leading position in commercial radio in South Africa and has maintained its coolest station position for the past seven years at the Sunday Times Generation Next Awards.

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The Good Hope FM Breakfast show with Dan Corder will showcase the Top 10 Traffic Treffer Idols at 19h00 on Thursday, 25th July 2019 at the SABC Auditorium.

Traffic Treffer is a daily sensation on the Good Hope FM Breakfast show where Dan Corder conducts the biggest carpool karaoke in the Cape.  Each day, listeners suggest songs to sing with different themes.  The chosen song is played on air and listeners get to send their voice notes to the station’s WhatsApp Line of themselves singing along to the song,.  The variety of voice notes received consisting of the good, the bad and the funniest music delivery are played out on-air over the original song.   As the feature gained traction, the Good Hope FM team also noticed that some of the listeners were very talented and that is how the idea for Traffic Treffer Idols was born.

 

Traffic Treffer Idols is a competition to make Good Hope FM listeners’ wildest music dreams come true.  On the 25th of July, the top 10 will perform live on stage in front of a sold-out audience at the SABC Auditorium, for the ultimate prize.

 

Good Hope FM Station Manager, Brendan Ficks stated “The Station proudly supports local artists and we take pride in unearthing and showcasing new talent. This competition is a testament to how invested we are in finding and promoting new talent”.

 

The winner will record an original song with one of Cape Town’s biggest music stars, Dani Bagel and one of the city’s most successful producers of radio hits, Omar Morto.  Some of the finalists have pursued musical careers, others sing in church, and some have never sung to an audience before.  One of them will walk away with a collaboration that will make them a radio-play listed musical performer courtesy of Traffic Treffer on Good Hope FM Breakfast Show with Dan Corder.

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Phemelo Motene joins SAfm

Posted by radio On July - 7 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS

SAfm is pleased to announce that Ms Phemelo Motene will be joining the station from Monday, 08 July 2019.

Ms Motene is a well-known lifestyle presenter in the talk radio space and she will be taking over ‘SAfm Life Happens’ which is broadcast weekdays from 13:00 – 15:00.

 

In welcoming Ms Motene to the station, Acting Station Manager, Mr Siphelele Sixaso stated, “in line with SAfm’s objective of leading the nation’s conversation, it is imperative that we strive to put the best talent on air and we felt that Phemelo is the perfect fit for our brand. She is well versed in the radio talk show space and we strongly believe in her talent.”

 

Ms Motene began her radio career at the then Radio Metro, now METRO FM, in 1999 as a newsreader. Shortly after joining the station, she took over from Romeo Khumalo as the weekend lunchtime host before leaving to a more demanding television job two years later. She then joined Generations where she played the role of Khensani Moroka, a lead role that was dearly loved by audiences until her departure in 2004.

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Kfm 94.5 breaks Western Cape BRC RAMS record

Posted by radio On May - 28 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS

Cape Town commercial music radio station, Kfm 94.5, is celebrating a groundbreaking achievement, smashing the record for the highest number of listeners in the Western Cape under BRC RAMS. The station has yielded remarkable results in the May 2019 release.

The latest BRC RAM figures were released earlier today and show that Kfm 94.5 has crossed the milestone of more than 900 000 listeners per week. The survey indicated that the station has 944,000 listeners, up from 869,000 diary-on-diary – an impressive increase in audience that makes Kfm 94.5 the biggest regional station in the Western Cape.

“The station, which underwent significant strategic line-up, music and marketing changes in 2017, has consistently grown year-on-year and holds the undisputed largest share of audience in the Western Cape,” commented Kfm Programme Manager, Stephen Werner.

 

Werner said, “This is the biggest audience number achieved for a Western Cape radio station under the BRC RAMS. We are immensely proud of our team, and how the station has grown over the past year. Our year-on-year figures: 944,000 from 787,000 (20% growth), diary-on-dairy: 944,000 from 869,000 (8.63% growth). We would also like to thank our loyal listeners who continue to make Kfm 94.5 the Cape’s biggest radio station with the most responsive audience.”

 

Snapshot into Kfm’s BRC RAMS performance:

BRC RAMS PERIOD TOTAL AUDIENCE (CUME)
Oct ‘17 – Mar ‘18 787,000
Jul – Dec ‘18 869,000
Oct ’18 – Mar ‘19 944,000



“We have worked hard to differentiate Kfm in a way that rings true to our audiences. Our most music proposition, heavyweight line-up, strategic events and partnerships, along with our unique approach to marketing have clearly hit the right note,” said Trish Taylor, Primedia Broadcasting Western Cape CEO.

Taylor adds: “The strategy is underpinned by the Primedia Broadcasting focus on innovation led by research and insights.”

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If you listen to KZN’s No.1 Hit Music Station then you would know that the Secret Sound is one of the station’s most entered competitions.

 

The competition requires listeners to tune in to East Coast Drive and listen out for the mystery sound. Listeners then get the opportunity to call in and guess the sound that could win them R25,000 on the spot.

In case you missed it, listen to the sound below:

The ECR Secret Sound Invasion will see the Bongani Mtolo, Mags and G-Dog turn your office block into their studio where they will broadcast their show live. But it won’t be just any show, the entire three hours will be dedicated to allowing listeners to make their way down to the chosen office block (public area) to make their guess on-air! That’s right, if you make your way down to the outside broadcast, all you must do is stand in line to make your guess and you could be walking away with your share of R100,000.

 

“I’m excited that we will be doing secret sound live and around KZN. I can’t wait to finally put some faces to the voices that call in during the show. Bring your whole family out to help you guess. I often find that kids are the best with guesses. I really want someone to walk away with that money,” said East Coast Drive’s Bongani Mtolo.

 

The Secret Sound will invade one office block/park area once a week for the month of May.

 

If you would like to enter your office park area, then visit the win page to make your submission.

 

East Coast Radio is available on multiple streaming channels such as; The ECR app, ecr.co.za, IONO.FM, iTunes, Alexa, Deezer, TuneIn, Radiosa.org and on DStv channel 836.

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Gagasi FM refreshes its on-air offerings

Posted by radio On May - 1 - 2019 ADD COMMENTS
The country’s biggest regional commercial radio station Gagasi FM has finally announced its on-air line-up for the new season after weeks of speculations in the media.

The major reshuffling includes the brand new breakfast show that will be hosted by Felix Hlophe with Njabs Zwane as co-host and Khaya Dladla as traffic reporter and contributor. This new show will be called The Uprising and will air between 6am and 9am weekdays.

 

Other brand new shows will be The Mid-Morning Hangout between 09h00 and 12h00 as well as Noma Yini between 12pm and 3pm weekdays. The Mid-Morning Hangout will be hosted by Zisto who will be joined by Khulekani Mbambo as co-host. Noma Yini will be co-hosted by DJ LeSoul and Heazy with Flymotion as contributor, while The Kings Drive returns with Sphectacular and DJ Naves between 3pm and 6pm alongside Nomfundo Clarrisa on traffic, so as Indaba with Alex Mthiyane as well as Extra Time with Simtho Dladla and Mike Makaab returning to their respective slots.

 

Gagasi FM also welcomes the multi-talented Afro Soul artist and producer Mondli Ngcobo to the family. He will be hosting the Gagasi Music Sessions – Afro on Mondays between 8pm and 10pm.

 

Announcing the new line-up on the outgoing breakfast show, I Love Mornings, Gagasi FM Programmes Manager, Mimi Kesaris emphasized the necessity of change within the dynamic radio environment. “We need to ensure that we are constantly adapting for us to remain relevant to the youthful audience that we talk to. Our talent as the faces of the brand, have to resonate with our audience. Over the years we have been consistent in terms of our programming strategy of developing our own talent and growing them to influential personalities within the entertainment space. With these changes, we have brought in fresh home grown talent to prime time and we are confident that listeners would love what they have to offer. They are bringing in a new energy, a new vibe and a different flavour to the shows, We Got Talent,” says Kesaris.

 

The new line-up kicks off on 2 May on-air. Gagasi FM will then embark on the roadshow all over KZN taking the new shows to the listeners. Full details around this will be shared in due course, stay tuned to Gagasi FM and also follow the station on its digital platforms.

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Radio 2000 broadcast from Chiefs Village

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