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Ukhozi FM to introduce a refreshed line-up

Posted by radio On March - 18 - 2022 ADD COMMENTS

Ukhozi FM, South Africa’s largest radio station by listenership will be introducing some line-up changes effective from 1 of April 2022 in line with SABC radio’s strategy.

Ukhozi FM will be introducing some line-up changes effective from the 01st of April 2022. The station reached a milestone of 8 million listeners in 2021 as per the October RAMS release and believes that this new lineup will comfortably catapult the station to the next level. The station had initially aimed to reach 8 million by 2023, but this came earlier than anticipated due to its popular personalities, strong campaigns both on and off air.

The station’s breakfast show gains an additional 30 minutes and will now broadcast from Monday to Friday between 06h00-09h00 and no longer 06h30-09h00. Sipho “DJ Sgqemeza” Mbatha and Nonhlanhla “Mroza “Buthelezi will continue to host this show following its success in the past year. The breakfast team will be joined by Mhlonishwa Sibisi who will be responsible for sport content.

 

Dudu “Lady D” Khoza, the Queen of the Airwaves maintains her 09h00-12h00 slot where she will continue to bring audiences what they have come to love for the past 27 years.

 

The 12h30-15h00 slot welcomes Sfiso “King Sfiso” Sibiya as well as Zimiphi “Zim-Dollar” Biyela. Khathide “Tshatha” Ngobe rejoins Selby “Selbeyonce” Mkhize in the afternoon drive between 15h00-18h00 in the popular drive time slot.

 

The station is very excited to welcome new talent Bingelela Mpanza to the line-Up. Mpanza, the winner of the Winnie Mahlangu Female Presenter Search in 2021, will be taking over the developmental slot on Sundays between 03h00 and 06h00, which was specifically designed for winner of this competition.

 

Bheka “Beekay” Mchunu will be making a much-anticipated return to host the popular Saturday Maskandi show, Sigiya Ngengoma, between 09h00 and 12h00. Sbu Buthelezi will continue to host the Sunday Gospel Show in the same time slot.

 

The station is very excited to launch its first ever vodcast from 1 April 2022 which will be called Ukhozi fm TV. This vodcast will be hosted by popular and seasoned presenter Siyabonga Mhlongo. Mhlongo brings a wealth of broadcast experience as well as his exceptional interview skills to the vodcast which will be released Mondays to Fridays covering various topics that are bound to contribute to our listeners’ well-being. Digital migration as well as audience patterns of consuming video on demand contributed immensely to the station’s decision to launch a vodcast. A large portion of the station’s audience consume digital platforms daily and with the station’s 360-degree approach to targeting its audiences, launching a vodcast was a natural move for the station.

 

“Ukhozi FM continues to dominate and be a leader in the radio space. A combination of innovative campaigns, relevant and nation building topics and features as well as the station’s popular presenters, ensure that the station attracts and retains the large audience that it commands while satisfying client needs. We look forward to another exciting year that will further display why Ukhozi FM ‘Luhamba Phambili’”,  said Sbongi Ngcobo, Ukhozi FM Business Manager.

 

See below for the updated 2022-23 Ukhozi FM Line-Up:

 

UKHOZI FM 2022 – 23 LINE-UP

 

Show Time Day of the Week Presenters
00h00 –   03h00 Monday – Thursday Nkosinathi Mshengu
00h00 –   03h00 Friday Thokozani “Mafresh” Mpungose
03:00 –     05:00 Mondays Lucky Nkosi
03:00  –    05:00 Tuesday – Friday Phindi P Phewa
05h00 –    06h00 Monday – Friday CURRENT AFFAIRS
06:00  –    09:00 Monday – Friday Sipho “DJ Sgqemeza” MbathaNonhlanhla “Mroza” Buthelezi
09:00 –   12:00 Monday – Friday Dudu “Lady D” Khoza
12h00  –  12h30 Monday – Friday CURRENT AFFAIRS
12:30 – 15:00 Monday – Friday Sfiso “King Sfiso” SibiyaZimiphi “Zim-Dollar” Biyela
15:00 – 18:00 Monday – Friday Khathide ‘Tshatha” NgobeSelby “Selbeyonce“ Mkhize
18h00  –  19h00 Monday – Friday CURRENT AFFAIRS
19h00  –  20h00 Monday – Friday PRIME TIME SPORT
20:00 – 00:00 Monday-Thursday Nongcebo Mckenzie
20:00 –  00:00 Fridays Zandile “Zeal” Dladla
00:00-03:00 Saturday Thokozani “Mafresh” Mpungose
03:00-06:00 Saturday Lindani “Leeh” Hlophe
06:00-07:00 Saturday CURRENT AFFAIRS
07:00-09:00 Saturday Lucky Nkosi
09:00-12:00 Saturday Bheka “Beekay” Mchunu
12h00 – 15h00 Saturday Mandla Magwaza
15h00 – 18h00 Saturday Khetha Gwala
18:00–21:00 Saturday SPORT
21h00 – 00h00 Saturday Lee Hlophe
00h00 – 03h00 Sunday Zandile “Zeal” Dladla
03:00  –  06:00 Sunday Bingelela Mpanza
06:00  –   07:00 Sunday CURRENT AFFAIRS
07h00 – 09h00 Sunday Thokozani “MaMkhize” Ndlovu
09h00 – 12h00 Sunday Sbu Buthelezi
12h00 – 15h00 Sunday Nkosinathi Mshengu
15:00  –   17:00 Sunday SPORT
17:00  –   20:00 Sunday Thokozani MaMkhize Ndlovu
20h00 –  21h00 Sunday Boniswa Moto
21:00  –  00:00 Sunday Lucky Nkosi
00:00  –   03:00 Sunday Thokozani “Mafresh” Mpungose
VODCASTS Monday – Friday Siyabonga Mhlongo

 

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METRO FM will on Friday, 1 April 2022, shake the South African airwaves as it debuts its new line up for 2022/23. Mpumi Mlambo, tasked with ensuring the audience transitions from midnight into early morning, is the host of the new show ‘Hustlers Fix’ that will broadcast Mondays to Fridays from 02:00 – 05:00. Mpumi is a passionate broadcaster and will make sure METRO FM listeners have a great start to their day.

Moeti ‘Moflava’ Tsiki will be joined by one of South Africa’s dynamic and influential stars, Khutso Theledi on the METRO FM Breakfast show, weekdays from 05:00 – 09:00. The 12:00 – 15:00 weekday time slot receives a refresh as Lerato ‘LKG’ Kganyago is joined by Tebogo ’Proverb’ Thekisho on the Midday Link Up with LKG and Proverb. Proverb is a seasoned broadcaster with experience in both television and radio and will bring another fresh element to the show.

 

 

The station is pleased to announce the new afternoon drive show, The Touchdown with Tbo Touch which will be presented by Thabo ‘Tbo Touch’ Molefe who is back and better than ever. The show will broadcast weekdays from 15:00 -18:00.  A well experienced sports presenter, Morena Mothupi will be joining the team to do the sports segment. This new show promises to be high energy, fast paced and engaging.

 

 

Mpho ‘Mo G’ Madise takes over the Monday to Thursday, 21:00 – 00:00 timeslot as he delivers, Let’s talk about it. This show will bring life to this night-time time channel , a combination of light talk fused with music to keep you company as you burn the midnight oil.  METRO FM welcomes Ryan ‘Ryan the DJ’ Nair as he joins The Urban Beat, Fridays and Saturdays at 22:00 – 00:00.  METRO FM has an all-new weekend breakfast show, Weekend Breakfast Sounds Good with Mat-Elle & Mantsoe. A fresh breakfast club with the girls to make sure that you wake up every Saturday morning with a smile.

 

 

The METRO FM Top30 with DJ Sabby returns to a three-hour slot every Saturday. The Encore with Kyeezi & Ms Cosmo is METRO FM’s newest midday weekend show and will broadcast from 12:00 – 15:00. Khanya ‘Kyeezi’ Siyengo is an experienced broadcaster, DJ, MC and urban culture curator and Nonqaba ‘Ms Cosmo’ Rwaxa is a radio personality, DJ, MC and music producer. This dynamic duo will take you on a musical journey for three hours.

 

 

Siphesihle ‘Sphe’ Ngwenya and Lebohang ‘DJ Naves’ Naves will bring you the Kings of The Weekend, Saturday’s from 19:00 – 22:00. METRO FMLounge is coming back, every Sundays from 18:00 – 21:00 with Marian Lartey.

METRO FM Business Manager, Ms. Kina Nhlengethwa stated: “the station is making a concerted effort in investing in the best talent that will carry its strategy forward. This investment will allow the station to carry out its mandate to both listeners, clients, and strategic stakeholders. We remain committed to delivering exceptional content with a focus on creativity and cementing our leadership position in the market. The new line up reflects why we are South Africa’s coolest radio station and speaks to the greater heights the METRO FM brand is climbing to. At 5,4million listeners, we are not done.”

METRO FM has maintained its coolest radio station position for the past nine years at the Sunday Times Generation Next Awards and remains committed to maintaining its position as South Africa’s number one commercial radio station.

See the below full line-up:

Time channel Show Name Team
Monday – Friday00:00 – 02:00 Midnight with a Smile Ismail Abrahams
Monday – Friday02:00 – 05:00 Hustler Fix Mpumi Mlambo
Monday – Friday05:00 – 09:00 METRO FM Breakfast Moeti “Moflava” Tsiki & Khutso ThelediNews: Lindi Serame

Sports: Owen Hannie

Monday – Friday09:00 –12:00 The Bridge Dineo RanakaNews: Kgopedi Lilokwe
Monday – Friday12:00 – 15:00 The Midday Linkup Lerato Kganyago and ProverbNews: Mel Bala
Monday – Friday15:00 – 18:00 The Touchdown Thabo Molefe “Tbo Touch”News: Pearl Shongwe

Sports: Morena Mothupi

Monday – Friday18:00 – 19:00 METRO FM Sports Thomas Mlambo
Monday – Thursday19:00 – 21:00 METRO FM Talk Ayabonga Cawe
Monday – Thursday21:00 – 00:00 Let’s Talk about it Mpho Madise (MOG)
Friday19:00 – 22:00 Audiogasm Sikhululo Maliwa & Quinton Masina”Lulo Café & Naked DJ”
Friday & Saturday22:00 – 00:00 The Urban Beat Ryan Nair “Ryan The DJ”
Saturday & Sunday00:00 – 03:00 The Boomerang Marian Lartley Nyako
Saturday & Sunday03:00 – 06:00 The Lift Rorisang Thandekisho
Saturday06:00 – 09:00 Weekend Breakfast Sounds Good Nthabeleng Matela “Mat Elle” &  Mantsoe TsatsiNews : Zandile Hopa

Sports  : Andile Ncube

Saturday09:00 – 12:00 METRO FM TOP30 Sabelo Mtshali “DJ Sabby”
Saturday12:00 – 15:00 The Encore Khanya Siyengo &  Nonqaba Rwaxa“Kyeezi & Ms Cosmo”

News : Zandile Hopa

Saturday15:00 – 18:00 The Penthouse Sikhululo Maliwa & Lamiez Holworthy“Lulo Café & Lamiez”

 

Saturday18:00 – 19:00 I Believe Oscar Mdlongwa “Oskido”
Saturday19:00 – 22:00 Kings of the Weekend Siphesihle Ngwenya & Lebohang Naves“Sphe & Naves”
Sunday06:00 – 09:00 The Sacred Space Thami NgubeniNews : Zandile Hopa
Sunday09:00 – 12:00 Sounds and Stuff Like Wilson B Nkosi
Sunday12:00 – 15:00 Sunday Soul Therapy Msizi ShembeNews : Zandile Hopa
Sunday15:00 – 18:00 The Romantic Repertoire Sentle Lehoko
Sunday18:00 – 21:00 METRO FM Lounge Marian Lartey
Sunday21:00 – 00:00 Urban Jazz Experience Nothemba Madumo

 

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702’s well-loved daytime darling, Azania Mosaka has announced her resignation from South Africa’s premier talk station.

 

702 which serves over 740 000 listeners per week (according to BRC RAMS Amplify April-August 2021) will say goodbye to the seasoned media personality this Friday.

“As they say, all good things must come to an end. After twenty years of radio, I am stepping away from the microphone to pick up the active citizenry baton through my NGO, Peo Impact Gardens in Soweto. My next includes supporting four pillars in our communities: Health – through our vegetable garden, Body and Soul – through our breathwork offering and Mind – via the library program. I look forward to moving into a space of implementation, physically and actively doing community outreach and to use my voice to raise the profile of communities in need. I have so loved my time at 702 and will miss our loyal listeners,” said outgoing daytime host, Azania Mosaka.

 

 

702 Station Manager, Mzo Jojwana reflected, “Azania has contributed significantly to 702’s success over the last six years. We will miss her and wish her well as she continues to Walk the Talk through her NPO work”.

 

Jojwana added: “We are thrilled to welcome Relebogile Mabotja back to the station. We know her voice, fearlessness, and ability to listen and really connect with our listeners will once again hit the right note with our audience.”

 

Mabotja, who makes her big return to the station’s airwaves on Monday 22 November from 1 to 3pm weekdays, is an accomplished radio, tv and news personality. The 702-audience will remember her as the 702 Early Breakfast show host from 2017 to 2019.

“I look forward to stepping back behind the 702 microphone and growing with the audience as we walk the talk together. Listeners can look forward to light, irreverent and meaningful conversations. I am happy to be back home.” said Relebogile Mabotja, the new host of #702Afternoons.

Azania Mosaka’s last show will be on Friday 19 November 1-3pm. Listeners are invited to tune into her farewell show to bid her a fond goodbye and then to welcome Relebogile Mabotja back to the station on Monday 22 November.

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The official evolution of Y

Posted by radio On November - 1 - 2021 ADD COMMENTS
YFM, iconic in its mere existence and fondly referred to as ‘Y’, has undergone an official evolution. The station synonymous with youth culture in South Africa will now also be visually identified as Y.
The official evolution of Y

In keeping with its digitally native young adult audiences – who don’t just play in the space of traditional media but create and develop digital spaces – it became apparent that the iconic YFM logo required an evolutionary step to mirror this dynamic.

As custodians of this inimitable brand that has signified opportunity, aspiration, elevation and connection, intense deliberation and care was taken in sculpting the visual representation of Y.

The Y logo represents the new, the here, the now… but also speaks to the future of where the brand will venture and how the brand CI and its platforms are able to remain relevant in any context.

YFM is a content brand.

In addition to launching a refreshed logo, Y launches its new campaign ‘Y _NOT’ using a bold digital and on-air campaign coupled with a television commercial.

Y _NOT’ promotes and heroes individualism and supports young adults embodying their greatness.

Y believes that the most powerful catalyst for progress is when young people have an enabling space to pursue their ambitions and seeks to ensure that its platforms promote creation through collaboration.

“It has been an exhilarating journey to this point, and I am confident that this natural next step will strengthen our connection with our listeners and propel Y to new heights,” says Haseena Cassim, MD of YFM.

“Y is at the pulse of youth culture and as a content brand we create with our audience. The brand’s fluidity is a mirror of their mindset. We tried to capture this in our new CI and campaign, making sure the essence of what Y represents, to young people, continues to resonate with them. It was a task that we didn’t take lightly, understanding that we are responsible for an iconic South African brand. Involving our talent in the TVC was so important as they are the voices and faces of our platforms. We are very proud of what we have produced,” says Natasha Wadvalla, Marketing and Communications Manager at YFM.

In addition to these exciting new developments, the station this month relocated to its new studios in Hyde Park, Johannesburg, where it occupies space along with its sister brands e.tv, OpenviewHD and eNCA.

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East Coast Gold launches national campaign

Posted by radio On October - 7 - 2021 ADD COMMENTS
East Coast Gold, an award-winning digital radio station that was launched by the team at East Coast Radio, is making headway in the South African landscape of online entertainment as it powers towards its second year of operation. East Coast Radio (ECR) is the first commercial radio station in South Africa to launch a digital music radio station.
For one of the country’s most pioneering entertainment mediums, the latter part of 2021 is gearing up to be eventful, with East Coast Gold launching a brand-new campaign aimed at savouring and celebrating the nostalgia that surrounds classic hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Currently, the station’s footprint extends throughout South Africa, with the majority of its listenership being in KwaZulu-Natal. With this soul-warming campaign, it aims to win over the hearts (and ears) of more listeners.

Under the slogan, “Times change, the music doesn’t,” East Coast Gold’s national campaign honours the timeless quality of classic hits. Ironically, in an evolving world that has changed beyond recognition from what many would refer to as the “golden years,” the messages behind classics by seminal artists like The Beatles, Elton John and Queen, remain relevant.

 

“We’re geared up to end 2021 on an iconic note with a new campaign that talks the language of the classics. The ‘Times change, the music doesn’t’ campaign will communicate the fact that good music never ages, and that’s something our listeners have come to appreciate and love. We’ve fine-tuned our offering to provide a truly unique online destination for music that topped the charts from the 60s to the 80s. It’s a musical trip down memory lane and we’re excited to take South Africa with us,” says East Coast Radio programme manager, Zane Derbyshire.

 

The campaign will be launched in October 2021 across a range of digital mediums. Currently, 53% of the audience listens via mobile devices and 16% via desktop devices, while the rest access East Coast Gold via smart speakers, Facebook, or through home entertainment systems.

 

“At ECR we are committed to innovative, cutting-edge offerings and East Coast Gold is testament to that. We’re excited to see how passionate our East Coast Gold audience is about the station and how word-of-mouth marketing has seen it grow organically. This national digital campaign will help to propel East Coast Gold into even more SA homes and office spaces,” says East Coast Radio managing director, Boni Mchunu.

The station is accessible via various platforms, including the East Coast Radio app, Radio GardenFacebook, Alexa and on the station website. Classic hits which would now be considered, “vintage” music are interspersed with up-to-date news, weather, traffic and talk show components by hosts like Dave Guselli, Alex Jay, Gordon Graham, Damon Beard and Guy McDonald.

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Joburg’s iconic radio station Kaya 959 turns 24 in August. To celebrate the milestone, the station is awarding cash to listeners whilst celebrating the moments that put it on the map.

 

Dubbed ’24 Kaya Magic’, the radio station is awarding cash to its loyal listeners from 24 – 29 August. 24 listeners will each win R2400 to mark the 24th birthday. The winning moments happen from 6am to 6pm. 

 

“There are so many reasons to celebrate this birthday,” says Kaya 959 Managing Director Sibongile Mtyali. “In this year we have repositioned the station as part of our strategy to appeal to a bigger audience. We have made extensive changes to the brand’s look and feel. We have brought on board new talent and reconfigured existing shows to bring them into alignment with this strategy. We are continuously improving our playlist for a stronger music offering. And we are constantly challenging ourselves to meet the needs of our listeners and clients.” 

 

“The history of this station is very rich,” says Commercial Programming Manager, Maekanya Morotoba. “Some of South Africa’s most-loved public figures have at one time or another been part of Kaya. Former presenters over the years include the late Bra Hugh Masekela, Bob Mabena, Mam Sibongile Khumalo and Dr Sindi van Zyl, pop act Mark Alex (Mark and Alex Rantseli), Lawrence Dube, Masechaba Moshoeshoe, David O’Sullivan and so many more. In 2021, we continue to be home to Gauteng’s leading radio talent including Thomas and Skhumba, T-Bose, Unathi, Sizwe Dhlomo, Gugulethu Mfuphi and many other excellent personalities”.

 

Two current presenters have been on Kaya 959 since the radio station first opened its doors in 1997: Nicky B and Colin Kgari. “There have been some remarkable moments. Some of those that stand out include the first Breakfast show broadcast by Lawrence Dube, winning Station of the Year twice, 2013 in 2017, as well as seeing two listeners marry in Newtown as part of the Two Strangers and a Wedding competition,” says Morotoba. 

 

How to win cash with #Kaya24Magic:

Listeners are invited to register on www.kaya959.co.za to enter the competition. 

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SAMA winner and now platinum-selling recording artist Simmy, is adding more trophies to her collection after a surprise on the Kaya 959 Top 30 Show this weekend. During an in-studio interview with chart show presenter DJ Keyez, Simmy was caught off guard with an in-studio plaque handover by record label Sony Music, celebrating her platinum success on her “Umahlalela” single and additional gold plaques for her “Ubala”, “Ngiyesaba” and “Nawe” singles.The heartwarming moment was captured on video at the Kaya 959 studio in Johannesburg.

DJ Keyez is the popular host of the new Kaya 959 Top30, Saturdays from 12 – 3pm

Simmy is best known for her hits on her Tugela Fairy album such as Ngihamba Nawe and Emakhaya.

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Channel Africa add The African Passport

Posted by radio On August - 12 - 2021 ADD COMMENTS

Channel Africa is proud to announce a brand new IKB Programme The African Passport’. The online radio show will be produced and hosted by author, Mr. Godfrey Madanhire popularly known as Mr. G and will premier this Thursday, the 5th of  August between 08h00 – 09h00 Central African Time. The programme addresses how Africa is often portrayed as a dark continent both in the media and everyday conversations. It seeks to change the narrative by providing a platform to showcase homegrown high rollers and pacesetters, who dream and strongly believe in a United Africa.

 

‘The African Passport’ brings a new perspective to Africa’s reality by giving the younger generation a platform to appreciate what their motherland can offer. This is the generation that often is negated when it comes to programmes that aim at reconstructing the continent. This is a high energy programme that is a home to our young professionals and the youth.

 

Another exciting addition to the Channel Africa family is Mr. Luyanda Maome who has made his comeback to the station as the producer and presenter of ‘Africa of the Future’ which broadcasts Tuesdays between 08h00 -09h00 Central African Time.

 

Acting Business Manager of Channel Africa, Mr. Maurice Mate stated “nowhere across the continent will you find a combination of radio programmes that tackle the issues of Africa like at Channel Africa. Indeed, this platform offers a plethora of insights that would empower our citizens in creating a better life for themselves”.

 

Tune into Channel Africa on www.channelafrica.co.za, Dstv channel 802, Openview channel 628 and on PAS10 satellite.

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Cheer on your favourite English Premier League (EPL) team safely from the comfort of your home as newly launched Vodacom Sports Radio brings all the action of the 2021/22 season live to mobile phone users in South Africa.

EPL is one of the most widely followed soccer leagues in the world, and through Vodacom Sports Radio, Vodacom customers can conveniently use their mobile phones and tablets to keep up with the latest news, listen to live matches and follow their favourite teams.

 

“We’re excited to add another innovative digital service to our product portfolio and to connect our customers to more of what matters most to them. Like many of our other digital services, Vodacom Sports Radio’s mission is to democratise access to football in order to achieve inclusion for all fans,” says Mariam Cassim, Chief Officer of Vodacom Financial and Digital Services.

Vodacom Sports Radio provides audio commentary of all 380 EPL games, which from 13 August are broadcast live. These are accompanied by pre-match banter and post-game discussions from soccer experts, with fans having the choice of which teams they would like to listen to. Subscribers also have access to daily news updates, highlights packages, a variety of podcast content, announcements of upcoming fixtures, and in-depth player and club information.

“On the launch of Vodacom Sports Radio, Rob Tomalin, Commercial Director, talkSPORT International, the global audio partner of the Premier League says, “We are very pleased that our digital audio service will now be available to the many fans and followers of the Premier League in South Africa. Working with BCI and Vodacom Financial and Digital Services has allowed us to do this effectively ahead of what promises to be a very exciting new season”.

 

Harris Blass Director of BCI, the local rights holders of the EPL digital audio, says, “This is a landmark moment for consumers in South Africa wanting affordable access to the Premier League experience. With the official live audio commentaries of all the games, as well as other great audio content, Vodacom Sports Radio provides an opportunity for millions of EPL followers and supporters across the country to enjoy the excitement and action of the Premier League directly on their mobile phones.”

 

Cassim adds, “This is an example of how important partnerships are in providing technology solutions that enhance the lives of our customers. Through collaboration with other industry stakeholders, we are able to expand our digital services and respond to the needs of South Africans both now and well in the future.”

Vodacom Sports Radio delivers premium sports content at an affordable rate to Vodacom mobile phone users. Subscribers can choose daily, weekly or monthly packages, starting from as little as R3 a day. The platform is available to Vodacom customers on mobile smartphone and tablet devices.

To find out how to access all the exclusive sports content on Vodacom Sports Radio, visit www.sportsradio.co.za using a mobile phone connected to the Vodacom network.

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Leading radio stations in KZN – East Coast Radio, Gagasi FM, Lotus FM, Ukhozi FM and Vuma FM – have taken an all-important decision to read from the same script, spreading the same word in what seldom happens in the world of radio. #UniteKZN is a much-needed campaign, conceptualised with the aim of uniting KwaZulu-Natal in the wake of recent events. After the wave of violent looting that spurred racial divisions in the province, the biggest stations – mouthpieces to millions – came together to share messages of unity.

The #UniteKZN campaign launches on-air today on the afternoon drive shows on the respective stations with a virtual round table conversation between one presenter from each station, talking frankly about the impact of the recent events and what we can do as KZN to come together. Watch the video here:

 

This comes at a time where we need to all clean up our act, not only to preach unity but also show unity in action. Although commissioned and conceptualised by radio, this campaign will spread far beyond the airwaves in reaching the ears, eyes and hearts of our people. It goes without saying that the results of these unfortunate events will be with us for a long time, having sowed divisions and mistrust amongst the very same people who make KZN what it is today – the warm, friendly, creative, innovative and proud province.

 

 

 

This campaign is not about looking back – it’s about looking forward to all the things that we all love about KZN. The entire province stands to benefit greatly from this initiative as it is also about creating opportunities, rebuilding businesses, cleaning up our communities, giving to those in need, promoting togetherness – basically revisiting and practising the concept of ubuntu. In isiZulu we say izandla ziyagezana and we look forward to seeing the results of these hands that keep each other safe in order to be of service. Join the movement for unity in KZN. #UniteKZN

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