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SOUTH AFRICA

Why the drama?
Why the drama?

In South Africa, radio remains a powerful way to communicate with people. The latest BRC Radio Audience Measurement (Ram) indicates that 89% of adult South Africans (just under 36 million people) consume radio on a weekly basis...

By Candy Dempers, Issued by MediaHeads 360 18 Apr 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

No justice at SABC radio
No justice at SABC radio

With all the programme changes that take place around this time on radio stations at the SABC, there are serious casualties that are beyond hospital intensive care, they are probably in need of 'deliverance'...

By Bonnie Ramaila 10 Apr 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Radio is dead, long live r@dio!
Radio is dead, long live r@dio!

Radio and digital advertising go hand-in-hand. Both mediums boast quick turnaround times, cost-effectiveness and, most importantly, reach...

By Warren Ravinsky 1 Apr 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Radio: You don't care about your listeners
Radio: You don't care about your listeners

Chris Jordan writes about the highlights of asking this important question: does your radio station care about the listeners...

By Chris Jordan 15 Mar 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

#WorldRadioDay: Beyond a frequency
#WorldRadioDay: Beyond a frequency

Radio has both a position and a positioning in the media and entertainment world. The medium, the world's 2nd oldest, has consistently given clear evidence that sonic innovation and the wiring of sound orientation is healthier than ever before...

By Eric D’Oliveira and Karl Gostner 13 Feb 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Radio's recipe for growth in 2019
Radio's recipe for growth in 2019

Radio is not a "sunset medium", it's as healthy and relevant now as it has been for the last 20 years - perhaps more so - and there's room for more growth in terms of reach and impact to the lives of its audiences...

By Nick Grubb 14 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Print is dying and radio is next!
Print is dying and radio is next!

Now that was dramatic! OK, maybe I should change the header to "Radio as we know it is dying," says Marino Sigalas from The MediaShop...

By Marino Sigalas 28 Dec 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

A marketing wrap-up. It's about now!
A marketing wrap-up. It's about now!

Chris Jordan writes about a recent workshop he presented to the marketing team at Tuks FM...

By Chris Jordan 11 Oct 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#Newsmaker: Smile 90.4FM's Bailey Schneider takes on her own show
#Newsmaker: Smile 90.4FM's Bailey Schneider takes on her own show

Earlier this month, Smile 90.4FM's Bailey Schneider became the host of her very own show, currently on the airwaves from 9am-12pm Monday to Friday...

By Jessica Tennant 28 Sep 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#Newsmaker: Kia Johnson joins Smile 90.4FM
#Newsmaker: Kia Johnson joins Smile 90.4FM

Kia Johnson recently joined Smile 90.4FM, co-hosting the Saturday Smile Breakfast with JM Henning from 7am to 10am, and as the host of Smile Cape Town Classics from 9pm to 11pm on Saturdays. In addition to this, she also presents Women TV on DStv Channel 263...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Sep 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#Newsmaker: Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp, the new voice on Jacaranda FM
#Newsmaker: Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp, the new voice on Jacaranda FM

TV and radio personality Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp has rejoined Jacaranda FM to present the WorkZone and provide parenting advice on her 'Baby Brunch', featured on Jacaranda FM's podcast hub...

By Jessica Tennant 1 Aug 2018

AUSTRALIA

Benefits of radio advertising
Benefits of radio advertising

Radio advertising might be seen as old-fashioned especially with the rise of the internet and other types of media and that their audience has decreased. This is not the case, however...

By Rilind Elezaj 6 Jul 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#Newsmaker: Nicholas Lawrence wins Best Breakfast Presenter one year in
#Newsmaker: Nicholas Lawrence wins Best Breakfast Presenter one year in

As Nicholas Lawrence won Best Breakfast Presenter at the Liberty Radio Awards this year and has only worked in radio for just over a year now, I interviewed him to find out what this win means to him and what it says about loving what you do and doing what you love well...

By Jessica Tennant 18 May 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#LibertyRadioAwards: Lance Rothschild on what makes radio excellent in 2018
#LibertyRadioAwards: Lance Rothschild on what makes radio excellent in 2018

I found out how entrants have responded to the changes proposed during the roadshow last year, as well as Rothschild's views on the current state of radio and where it's headed...

By Jessica Tennant 3 Apr 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

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You're on the air, Jacob G...

Welcome to Harold's Relationship Hotline*. We have Jacob G on the line this World Radio Day...

By Brendan Seery 13 Feb 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Marketers: Ignore radio at your peril
Marketers: Ignore radio at your peril

As we celebrate World Radio Day on 13 February, it's worth considering radio's crucial role in a brand's integrated marketing strategy...

By Werner Lindemann 13 Feb 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#Newsmaker: Behind the scenes w/ DJ Ankletap
#Newsmaker: Behind the scenes w/ DJ Ankletap

Bryce 'DJ Ankletap' Clarke has moved back to the YFM breakfast show from his 6-9pm slot...

By Jessica Tennant 18 Dec 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#Newsmaker: Justine Cullinan wins Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss Corporate Award
#Newsmaker: Justine Cullinan wins Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss Corporate Award

5FM's station manager Justine Cullinan won the Corporate Award at the Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss Awards on Thursday, 9 November. It was just her and overall winner Amanda Dambuza, founder and director of consulting company Uyandiswa, who took home awards on the night...

By Jessica Tennant 17 Nov 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#ICYMI: The Liberty Radio Awards roadshow, entries open
#ICYMI: The Liberty Radio Awards roadshow, entries open

The Liberty Radio Awards roadshow took place over the last three days across Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town respectively, where CEO and convener of the Awards Lance Rothschild explained the new entry system for the 2018 Awards...

By Jessica Tennant 9 Nov 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Be great, in order to build greatness in others
Be great, in order to build greatness in others

Chris Jordan offers some tips about what to keep in mind when teaching radio broadcasting to your students...

By Chris Jordan 10 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Clare Bowen
Clare Bowen from Radiocentre sees radio differently

In an exclusive interview between sessions, Bowen and I discussed why creativity and effectiveness go hand in hand and why radio is still very much an effective medium for advertising when done well...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

#Newsmaker: Darren ‘Whackhead' Simpson to host KFM Breakfast
#Newsmaker: Darren ‘Whackhead' Simpson to host KFM Breakfast

Having achieved national fame through his notorious ‘Whackhead' pranks, Darren Simpson will soon host the KFM breakfast show between 6am and 9am, bringing his brand of fun, funny, relatable radio to Western Cape listeners - and yes, there will be a daily prank...

By Jessica Tennant 5 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

John Robbie was the recipient of the Lifetime Achiever Award at the Liberty Radio Awards. Image © Times Media.
Heroes of the theatre of the mind

Radio is the theatre of the mind and it is the people on the air that bring it to life every day. The 2017 Liberty Radio Awards recognised the people who have made a contribution to the medium, honouring them at a gathering of the industry's stalwarts and rising stars...

By Danette Breitenbach 24 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Team Hot 91.9 FM at the Liberty Radio Awards. Image © Times Media.
Making great radio with the Liberty Radio Awards

This year's Liberty Radio Awards saw Kaya FM crowned Commercial Station of the Year, while Hot91.9 FM, which won 10 awards during the course of the evening, took top honours in Community Station of the Year...

By Danette Breitenbach 24 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Rian van Heerden
#Newsmaker: Jacaranda FM's Rian van Heerden stays put... for now

Rian van Heerden, host of the award-winning The Complimentary Breakfast on Jacaranda FM, was due to leave the station at the end of March but his listeners persuaded him to stay a while...

By Jessica Tennant 17 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

LIVE: Jacaranda FM launches its new brand positioning with a world first for radio
LIVE: Jacaranda FM launches its new brand positioning with a world first for radio

Jacaranda FM teamed up with advertising agency Halo to create a world first for radio – a live, lip sync, audiovisual campaign. This stunt marks the station's launch of a new brand positioning that promises to deliver more music you love...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Feb 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Bea Arthur. Image credit © – .
Defending Bea Arthur

It's hard work loving radio. Many in the industry view her as the big-boned, frumpy medium, partial to unfashionable trouser suits with elasticated waists. Essentially, she's Bea Arthur and you will be judged harshly for subscribing to her fan club.

By Jenny Glover 11 Jan 2017

GHANA

Ghanaian startup AF Radio launches playback app
Ghanaian startup AF Radio launches playback app

Ghanaian startup AF Radio has launched its free Android app after months of testing in partnership with local station 3FM 92.7...

By Tom Jackson 21 Oct 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Dear SA radio stations
Dear SA radio stations

I've been working in radio for 26 years and I love the medium today as much as I did when I first stumbled across it back in 1990...

By Simon Parkinson 24 May 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

How commercial is 90% local?
How commercial is 90% local?

It is Thursday afternoon, the first day of playing 90% local music on 18 of SABC's radio stations. I'm driving home and listening to Metro FM...

By Rose Setshoge 20 May 2016

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