Pretoria FM gets new satellite studio at Loftus

Pretoria FM along with Slender Wonder unveiled its new satellite studio at Loftus Park in Pretoria. Situated next to the Loftus Versfeld rugby stadium, the new development includes a retail centre, offices and a hotel. The Slender Wonder Pretoria FM studio gives listeners and passer-bys the...

18 Mar 2019

Effective teaching, learning through school radio stations

Go Radio has created a complete radio package in a box that is aimed directly at schools to get set up and run their own online radio station. The creation is School Radio on the Go and was recently launched at Cannons Creek Independent School. The concept hopes to help change the way we are...

12 Mar 2019

Increase ROI with a radio influencer

Ultimate Media has conducted an A/B case study which showed that adding a radio presenter as an influencer to a campaign will show an increase in Return on Investment (ROI) across a number of different metrics. Same client, same concept, same schedules, same format across the two campaigns. The...

5 Mar 2019

R2K to launch #LoveYourCommunityMedia campaign on World Radio Day

In celebration of World Radio Day on 13 February, R2K will launch its #LoveYourCommunityMedia campaign. The campaign is aimed at building and strengthening community media. The campaign will include a call for an annual grant to community media organisations to provide quality and independent...

13 Feb 2019

Liberty Radio Awards calls for votes for best radio

The Liberty Radio Awards is calling on listeners to help a decide a winner for its My Station category by voting for their favourite radio station. A panel of radio and media specialists are currently reviewing the radio station entries. The My Station category is broken down into two...

11 Feb 2019

Yoh Radio to make its final terrestrial broadcast on 90.7fm

Mitchells Plain community radio station Yoh Radio will make its final terrestrial broadcast on the frequency 90.7fm on 24 January 2019, as its temporary events broadcasting licence expires. The station has reapplied for the frequency with the goal of supporting voter education in the run-up to...

24 Jan 2019

Cathy Hughes joins National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Broadcasting Hall of Fame

Urban One founder and chairperson Cathy Hughes will officially be part of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Broadcasting Hall of Fame, when she is inducted at the 2019 NAB Show during the Achievement in Broadcasting Dinner on 8 April 2019 at the Encore in Las Vegas. During her time...

17 Jan 2019

Workers strike at local Bloem radio station

The Citizen reports that Motheo FM employees have embarked on strike action. The employees are demanding a salary increase and have called for the dismissal of the managers of the Bloemfontein-based community radio station. The presenters accused the station's management of failing to understand...

9 Jan 2019

Radio presenter Ian Ward diagnosed with terminal cancer

Former Goodhope FM and Heart FM radio presenter Ian Ward has been diagnosed with non-small cell stage 3B lung cancer. Ward was diagnosed with colon cancer five years ago and went into remission after chemotherapy. He was diagnosed with lung cancer after a bronchoscopy. Ward founded One FM...

8 Nov 2018

Liberty Radio Awards entries are officially open

Entries for the 2019 Liberty Radio Awards will run from 5 November 2018-25 January 2019. The annual awards programme aims to distinguish excellence in radio. The awards acknowledge this excellence in the four main broadcast pillars of radio as well as online radio: campus, community, commercial,...

7 Nov 2018

OFM journos awarded at regional Vodacom Journalist of the Year

Two members of OFM's news desk - Josca Human and Olebogeng Motse - were recently acknowledged for their work at the Vodacom Journalist of the Year regional awards. Human was awarded in the breaking news/live reporting category for her coverage of the derailed Shosoloza Meyl between Henneman and...

5 Nov 2018

OFM calls for local talented artists to enter its competition

OFM and musician Jacobus Silwer are giving local singers, songwriters, and composers the chance to take the next step in their careers with the All the way from Bloem competition. The competition is open to solo artists, groups and choirs. Entries are judged on originality, melody, lyrics,...

5 Nov 2018

RIP Rowena Baird

TimesLive reports that SA FM radio personality Rowena Baird has died after a lengthy battle with colon cancer. Baird, who was a radio veteran, was reported dead by her sister on 5 October 2018. Read more on this story here....

5 Oct 2018

Hot 91.9FM legally fails to prohibit EFF from premises

TimesLive reports that the South Gauteng High Court has denied Hot 91.9FM's application to prohibit EFF members from entering the radio station's premises. The application also asked the court to stop EFF members from harassing and threatening Hot 91.9FM staff. The members allegedly...

5 Oct 2018

Hot 91.9 FM dismisses Sasha Martinengo for calling Malema a 'monkey'

The Citizen reports that Hot 91.9 FM has fired its breakfast show host Sasha Martinengo for calling Julius Malema a 'monkey' live on air. The radio station issued an apology to Malema in a statement posted on Facebook. Read more on this story here....

2 Oct 2018

Power FM suspends JJ Onkgopotse Tabane over spat with Chris Vick

Power FM has suspended its host JJ Onkgopotse Tabane after having a quarrel with political commentator Chris Vick. The spat was over Vick's alleged hypocrisy over former communications minister Faith Muthambi. Tabane has been off-air since 6 September 2018 and his show is being presented by his...

11 Sep 2018

East Coast Radio broadcast helps raise over R100,000 on Mandela Day

Through its listeners, East Coast Radio has raised R106,280 for the University of KwaZulu-Natal Foundation's (UKZN Foundation) R67 for Mandela Day campaign. The campaign, which aims to assist underfunded students to complete their studies, has raised R366,000 in total.

6 Sep 2018

CT comedians Dalin Oliver, Carl Weber stand chance to win prestigious award

The Comics' Choice Awards has nominated Cape Town comedians and on-air presenters of Good Hope FM's Happy Hour Dalin Oliver and Carl Weber for its Comic's Pen Award. The comedians have been shortlisted for the award. The Comics' Choice Awards will take place on 8 September 2018 at The Lyric...

5 Sep 2018

SA bachelor Nay Maps is looking for love

The ladies of KwaZulu-Natal have been clamouring to win a date with Nay Maps after the bachelor mentioned on East Coast Radio that he wants to give a lucky listener the opportunity to go on a date with him. If you'd like to win an intimate, all-expenses-paid date with Maps, send a voice note...

4 Sep 2018

CCC to acknowledge matter between North West FM, Kenny Setzin

On 26 July 2018, the Complaints and Compliance Committee (CCC) will hear a matter between North West FM and Kenny Setzin, who is the radio station's founding shareholder and a non-executive chairman of the board. Setzin lodged the complaint, which relates to the allegations of a hostile take-over...

23 Jul 2018

Icasa to hold additional hearings on community radio, television regulations

The public may share their insights on the draft regulations for community radio and television services in South Africa as the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) will be holding public hearings at its Sandton offices in Johannesburg on 23 July 2018. The communications...

20 Jul 2018

Trufm's 2018 tru Talent Awards

Trufm travelled to Mdantsane, Bhisho, Fort Beaufort, Queenstown, Bizana, Mthatha, East London, Port Elizabeth, and Maclear to hold auditions in music, dance, and radio presenting. The top two in each category from each town participated in a workshop that took place on 5 - 6 May 2018 at the SABC...

18 Jun 2018

North West FM submits an application for transfer to Icasa

North West FM has submitted an application transfer of ownership and control of the Individual Commercial Sound Broadcasting Service licence to the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa). The application seeks approval from Icasa to transfer ownership and control North West...

18 Jun 2018

Jacaranda FM creates brand new podcast hub

Jacaranda FM has launched JacPod; a brand new podcast hub which features a selection of content from South African celebrities. JacPod covers music, sport, celebrities, marketing, and business and is available through the Jacaranda FM website. New podcast episodes will be available weekly.

11 Jun 2018

Robert Marawa to host first-of-its-kind simulcast radio sports show

Sportscaster Robert Marawa will be returning to the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to host a first-of-its-kind simulcast radio sports show on Metro FM and Radio 2000 between 6pm and 8pm from Monday to Friday. The announcement was made at an internal event at Auckland Park, which...

8 Jun 2018

East Coast Radio anti-gun violence campaign gathers local support

East Coast Radio's #StandUpForSadia campaign has garnered support across KwaZulu-Natal. Citizens wore orange and added their voice to the cause to show their support. The campaign was launched in support of victims of gun violence following the tragic death of nine-year-old Sadia Sukhraj.

4 Jun 2018

The 2018 National Radio Frequency Plan by Icasa

The National Radio Frequency Plan (NRFP) 2018 has been published by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa). The NRFP-18 allocates the radio frequency spectrum to radio services in the frequency bands between 8.3 kHz and 3000 GHz. The new plan consists of the...

29 May 2018

Hybrid digital radio aims for taxi commuters

DJ Sbu and Massiv Media have launched the Massiv Metro radio station. The digital radio station is aimed at reaching the taxi commuter market. The station streams live in 800 taxis and eight taxi ranks and online on The hybrid model radio station, which bridges the gap...

3 Apr 2018

GHFM makes line-up changes

Good Hope FM (GHFM) has announced several changes to its line-up. These include shifting Nigel Pierce from the breakfast slot to the afternoon drive slot; Dan Corder is to replace Pierce in the morning slot. Other daytime line-up changes see Stan Mars hosting the 9am to 12pm slot, which will be...

27 Mar 2018

Stephen Grootes to leave Primedia

Stephen Grootes has ended his 16-year run with Primedia Broadcasting and will no longer host 702's afternoon drive show. Grootes' final show will be in mid-April and his replacement is expected to be announced soon.

19 Mar 2018

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