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News - April 2012


MTN Radio awards 2012 - Winners announced

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The 2012 MTN Radio Awards were presented at a gala banquet at the Sandton Convention Centre last night. This is the MTN Radio Awards’ third year of existence and the competition attracted 866 entries, in excess of double the number of entries received in 2011.

The MTN Radio Awards, conceptualised and founded by Future Group’s Jeremy Maggs and Richard Lendrum, aims to promote excellence in radio – the medium that reaches more people in South Africa than any other medium. Lance Rothschild, CEO of the MTN Radio Awards says: “The awards banquet is the radio industry’s chance to get together as an extended family and to celebrate success, to highlight achievement and to ultimately honour those within the greater radio family whose great work ensures the longevity of this industry about which we are all so extremely passionate.”

“At MTN, radio has always played a key role in our media communications mix,” says Serame Taukobong, Chief Ayobaness Officer of MTN. “We launched the brand on radio, we have grown the brand on radio, and today we still use radio as one of the key influencers in communicating our messages to our customers. Our support for the MTN Radio Awards exemplifies our commitment to radio and underlines our intention to continue to use radio well into the future. We see the MTN Radio Awards as a driver for excellence in radio and as a motivator for stations to make increasingly compelling programmes that ensure listener enjoyment. After all, happy and fulfilled listeners remain loyal to their station.”

Entries in the MTN Radio Awards are reviewed by a panel of industry experts who score each entry individually. These scores are then centrally collated in order to determine the various winners. Rich Mkhondo, Chairman of the MTN Radio Awards says: “We received a bumper crop of entries this year and the quality of submissions was of a very high standard. I know that the adjudicators had their work cut out for them in listening to so many entries, but I am delighted with the outcome of the awards and believe that we have exemplary winners this year. I congratulate the broader radio industry on the depth and breadth of talent within the industry and I am enthused by the passion and dedication which shone through in the body of entries.”

MTN Radio Awards congratulate the respective category winners:

BREAKFAST SHOW

COMMERCIAL:

John Robbie Show Talk Radio 702

PBS:

Vuka Mzansi – Ukhozi FM

COMMUNITY:

Blewitt for Breakfast – Mix93.8FM

CAMPUS:

The FirstBeat – Tshwane FM

 

BREAKFAST PRESENTER

COMMERCIAL:

Ryan O’Connor – 94.5 Kfm

PBS:

Linda Sibiya – Ukhozi FM

COMMUNITY:

Tony Blewitt – Mix 93.8FM

CAMPUS:

Rob Forbes – TUKS FM

 

BUSINESS AND FINANCE PRESENTER

Bruce Whitfield – 567 Cape Talk and Talk Radio 702

 

BUSINESS AND FINANCE SHOW

The Money Show - 567 Cape Talk and Talk Radio 702

 

COMMUNITY PRESENTER

Thabo Mdluli – Impact Radio 103FM

 

COMMUNITY PROJECT

COMMERCIAL:

Toy Story – East Coast Radio

COMMUNITY:

Children of Heaven – Radio Islam

 

CONTENT PRODUCER

COMMERCIAL:

Joint Winners: Gary Oberholzer and JD Mostert

 

DAYTIME PRESENTER

COMMERCIAL:

Saskia Falken – Heart 104.9FM

PBS:

Dudu Khoza – Ukhozi FM

COMMUNITY:

Helen Desbois – East Rand Stereo

CAMPUS:

Alex Caige – TUKS FM

 

DAYTIME SHOW

COMMERCIAL:

Grant and Anele – 5FM

PBS:

Afternoon Talk - SAfm

COMMUNITY:

Butterfly Corner – Radio Islam

 

DRAMA PROGRAMME

PBS:

Radio Vuka - SAfm

COMMUNITY:

Discrimination – Radio Khwezi

 

MUSIC PRESENTER

COMMERCIAL:

Marian Nyako Lartey – OFM

COMMUNITY:

Cavall Burgess – Radio Today

 

MUSIC SHOW

COMMERCIAL:

Take 40 SA – 94.5 Kfm and 94.7 Highveld Stereo

PBS:

The Bollywood Billboard – Lotus FM

COMMUNITY:

Jubel en Juig – Radio Pulpit

CAMPUS:

Totally SA Show – TUKS FM

 

NEWS AND ACTUALITY PRESENTER

COMMERCIAL:

David O’ Sullivan – Talk Radio 702

COMMUNITY:

Nothile Zwane – Radio Khwezi

 

NEWS AND ACTUALITY PRODUCER

COMMERCIAL:

Glynis Crook – The Midday Report – 567 Cape Talk and Talk Radio 702

PBS:

Veronica Fourie - AM Live SAfm

COMMUNITY:

Ejaz Khan – Radio Islam

 

NEWS AND ACTUALITY SHOW

COMMERCIAL: 

The Midday Report – 567 Cape Talk and Talk Radio 702

PBS:

50 Jarige Herdenking van Umkonto we Sizwe - RSG

COMMUNITY:

The Big Picture Programme – Radio Islam

 

AFTERNOON DRIVE PRESENTER

COMMERCIAL:

Martin Bester – Jacaranda 94.2

PBS:

Ba2cada Leine – Lesedi FM

COMMUNITY:

Yusuf Moosagie – Radio Islam

 

AFTERNOON DRIVE SHOW

COMMERCIAL:

The Fresh Drive – 5FM

PBS:

Sekunjalo the Exclusive Drive – Ukhozi FM

COMMUNITY:

The Drive Show – Bay FM

 

NEWS BULLETIN READER

COMMERCIAL:

Tessa van Staden – 567 Cape Talk

COMMUNITY:

Karlien Kruger – Bok Radio

CAMPUS:

Anton Meijer – TUKS FM

 

NIGHT TIME PRESENTER

COMMERCIAL:

Thabiso Sikwane – Kaya FM

PBS:

Ashraf Garda SAfm

COMMUNITY:

Sakha Isizwe – Radio Khwezi

 

NIGHT TIME SHOW

COMMERCIAL:

That Show with Rian – Jacaranda 94.2

PBS:

The Weekend Fix – Lotus FM

COMMUNITY:

Sakhisizwe – Radio Khwezi

 

ON-AIR PACKAGING

COMMERCIAL:

Sung Intros – 94.5Kfm

PBS:

African Renaissance - SAfm

COMMUNITY:

Jingles etc – Radio Islam

 

PROMOTION/STUNT/EVENT

COMMERCIAL:

Double up – Jacaranda 94.2

PBS:

Wafa Wafa – Ukhozi FM

COMMUNITY:

Go Green – East Rand Stereo

CAMPUS:

93.36 hour Marathon – PUKfm 93.6

 

SPORTS COMMENTATOR

PBS:

Jo Hudla – Ukhozi FM

 

SPORTS PRESENTER

COMMERCIAL:

Sias du Plessis – 5FM

PBS:

Feroz Shaik – Lotus FM

COMMUNITY:

Josie Raath – Radio Pulpit

CAMPUS:

Andrew Hope – UJFM 95.4

 

SPORTS SHOW

COMMERCIAL:

The Discovery Sports Centre – Metro FM

PBS:

The Sports Show – Phalaphala FM

COMMUNITY:

Sportsfire – Radio Today 1485AM

CAMPUS:

The Sports Network – UJFM 95.4

 

TRAFFIC PRESENTER

Kgomotso Meso – Kaya FM

 

WEEKEND RADIO SHOW

COMMERCIAL:

The Epic Rhythm – Kaya FM

PBS:

The Bollywood Billboard – Lotus FM

COMMUNITY:

Screaming Reels – Radio Islam

 

PROGRAMME INNOVATION AWARD

Sedibeng – Thobela FM

 

PROGRAMME CONCEPT AWARD

Phat Joe Morning Show – Heart 104.9FM

 

DOCUMENTARY – LONG

Gangsterism – The Voice of the Cape

 

DOCUMENTARY – SHORT

Metered Taxis – 567 Cape Talk

 

BURSARY WINNER

Mfanafuthi Khumalo

 

BRIGHT STARS CLUB

Amoré Truter

PUKfm 93.6

Motseki Mabuya

Thetha FM

Zaid Bhoola

Lotus FM

Zeenat Abdool

SABC Radio Channel Africa

Tim Zunkel

OFM

 

HALL OF FAME

Stan Katz

Peter de Nobrega

Robin Alexander

Cocky “Two Bull” Tlotlalemaje

Martin Rattle

Cyril Mchunu

Lindi Nthuli

Bob Mabena

Dan Setshedi

Dumile Mateza

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Pietie Lotriet

 

MY STATION AWARD (as voted for by the public)

 

 

Most number of votes: 

Ukhozi FM

Most loyal listeners:

Radio Islam

 

STATION OF THE YEAR

CAMPUS:

TUKS FM

COMMUNITY:

Radio Tygerberg

PBS:

Ukhozi FM

COMMERCIAL:

5 FM

 

 

For further information about the judges’ comments, photographs of the winners and other interesting radio articles, please visit www.mtnradioawards.com and read the latest issue of On Air magazine.

ENDS


For more information, please contact:

  1. 1.    Lance Rothschild – CEO: MTN Radio Awards
    082 443 1530 / lance@mtnradioawards.com
    www.mtnradioawards.com
  2. 2.    Lesiba Langa – MTN SA Public Relations and Communications Manager : Sponsorships
    083 212 4053 / lesiba@mtn.co.za
  3. 3.    Joy Makwela - PR Manager: EXP Agency
    078 270 9556 /joy.makwela@expagency.biz
 
 
 
 

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 April 16, 2012
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substance abusers turn over a new leaf

BY Bay FM

 A group of substance abusers in the Gelvandale area have been given a new lease on life this past week, after attending the Anathallo 10 Step Recovery & Life Skills Impartation Workshop.
The program, written and presented by Ignacio Schneider, aims to assist substance abusers towards recovery and restoration. It couples biblical principles with experience of substance abuse and formal rehabilitation. Mr Schneider himself was a substance abuser for 12 years.
The first workshop, which started on 10 October, was attended by Weldon Mentoor, Sagren Erasmus, Georgia Langford, Lester Stevens, Christopher Moss and Jillian Williams
 
“The visible change in the attendees after merely days was amazing. From scruffy to clean-shaven, from sagging shoulders to heads held high,  the change of heart has become apparent on their exterior”, said Schneider.
Facilitator Lucius Hufkie commented that Anathallo focuses not only on the physical and emotional effects of substance abuse, but mainly on the spiritual aspect. Abusers don’t only damage their bodies, but they lose self-confidence and hope. “These substances erode the good from every area of an abusers’ life”.
 
Extensive media coverage in week 1 has sparked the demand for more workshops, particularly in other parts of the Northern areas.
Subsequent workshops will be held as follows: West End Community Centre, 24-28 October; Booysens Park Community Hall 24-28 October; Harvest Christian Centre, Jacksonville 31 October to 4 November. All workshops are from 8am until 2pm on daily. Cost is R500 per participant, inclusive of all learning material and catering.
A call is being made for sponsorship. “Not everyone who expresses interest in the program can afford it. We appeal to our communities to support the initiative and in doing so, help put a life back on the right side of the tracks”, said Schneider.
Contact Ignacio Schneider at 073 302 7666 for further information and registration.
The workshops continue weekly.

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 October 26, 2016
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Local is “LekkaMos” with Bay FM 107.9

BY Bay FM

 
BayFM 107.9 is making good on the slogan ‘Our Community, Your radio’ with the launch of its exciting new campaign ‘#LekkaMos’.
 
 The # LekkaMos concept, aimed at providing a platform of exposure for home-grown talent, is set to revolutionise both marketing of and appreciation for local talent, across all genres.
 
“As a radio station functioning in the Eastern Cape, we have recognised both the abundance of exceptional talent, as well as our responsibility to said talent. It’s with this in mind, that this concept was birthed,” said BayFM Acting General Manager, Angelique Graaff.
 
#LekkaMos is derived from Local is Lekker, a phrase often used in conjunction with music or anything home-grown. Mos, an Afrikaans word, implies that what has been said is well known or self-evident.
“This is exactly what we, as a station, discovered. Our local talent has unique appeal. Gone are the days when aspiring artists relocate to other provinces in an effort to establish themselves.  With #LekkaMos, they can now step it up in their own backyard,” Graaff remarked.
 
With a listenership of 100 000, BayFM has the base to become a stepping stone for budding artists. #LekkaMos will create a platform for artists to show case their talent, by providing airplay to artists looking to break into the industry. This in turn provides the scope to harness local support and encourage greater awareness.
 
“#LekkaMos has the potential to develop beyond radio; it is however essential that we start somewhere. Local artists will soon know that BayFM 107.9 supports home-grown talent. Its #LekkaMos”, said BayFM Programs Manager, Luzuko Qoba.
The Lekkamos show, where only local music and artists will be featured, debuts this coming Saturday at 8pm.
Artists may visit www.bayfm.co.za   for more information on how to submit music.

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 August 23, 2016
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PAINT YOUR WORLD PURPLE

BY CANSA

Join the BayFM Team as we paint our world purple!

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 February 10, 2016
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GOSPEL SHOW MOVED AFTER UITENHAGE MUSIC SCAM

BY Sipho Ngwema

 

 

The Gospel Music Festival of the Nelson Mandela Bay Cultural Festival scheduled to take place at the Jabavu Stadium in Uitenhage this Saturday has been postponed to September 05.

 

The announcement follows media reports of a music scam that left scorers of concert-goers, local community leaders and entertainers furious after a local organiser duped people into buying tickets for a bogus concert supposedly scheduled to take place at the same venue last week Saturday.

 

The fiasco has had devastating effect on this weekend's gospel concert as ticket sales dropped dramatically immediately after the news of the scam emerged. Security reports indicate that there may be community action planned as the result of the scam.

 

The Nelson Mandela Bay Cultural Festival decided to take precautionary step and move the show to September to allow emotions to subside and the situation to return to normal. The plunge in public confidence towards concerts as a direct result of the scam is hopefully temporary and show will return in September.

 

Fortunately, the artists that were meant to perform this coming Saturday have overwhelmingly agreed to come back in September and assist in efforts to restore credibility of the entertainment industry.



Issued by Sipho Ngwema on behalf of Nelson Mandela Bay Cultural Festival. For more information call him at 082 499 8111.

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 July 09, 2015
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AWARD-WINNING ENGLISH AND AFRIKAANS DREAM TEAM COLLABORATION

BY Starburst Music

He opened for Bon Jovi during their 2013 Because We Can world tour in South Africa and regularly performs in the UK and US.  He has won Wawela Music Award for ‘Best Male Artist & Composer’ and was nominated for ‘Best Soundtrack in a Feature Film or Theatrical Documentary’.  He recently released his smash hit, Indestructible, off his brand new album Apollo, which is currently burning up the airwaves around the country.

They opened for Westlife during their 2011 tour in Namibia and for Air Supply during their 2014 tour in South Africa.  They have been winning South African Ghoema and Huisgenoot Tempo Music awards since 2011 and regularly perform at the biggest Afrikaans festivals and shows around the country.  Their self-titled album achieved gold status during 2013 and they have just been nominated for another Huisgenoot Tempo award for their music video GOUD from their latest album, GOUD, which is due to reach gold status any day now.

South African award-winning and chart-topping singer/songwriter and pop/rock/dance artist, Daniel Baron and the popular award-winning Afrikaans pop group and singer/songwriters, ADAM (Hugo Ludik, Reynardt Hugo and Kyle Grant) have joined forces for this hit collaboration!

Their very first international single, SAY WHAT YOU WANT, will be released to South African audiences during June 2015.  It has already been released in Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg by the European record label, Red Bullet, in early May 2015 and will soon be released to the rest of Europe.  

The single will play exclusively and for the first time on the 947 and KFM Kia Top 40 on 6 June 2015, where after the song will be released to radio stations nationally and will be followed by the release of the music video.
The song was written by Hugo Ludik and Daniel Baron for no particular project or reason – only for the sake of putting two creative heads together and seeing what comes from it.  The result is: SAY WHAT YOU WANT.
“The choice to do the song together as a collaboration didn't take much thought or time. Both Daniel and ourselves identified with every single part of the song - from the lyrics to the melody and production - and felt that our musical strengths combined would turn this song into a big hit, as well as a song we can be proud of. We are hoping that this song will get as much airplay worldwide as it deserves” says Hugo Ludik – founder of the group ADAM.

Daniel Baron says:  “I've known Hugo Ludik for a couple of years now. Before the ADAM group formed, we used to perform together as session musicians in different bands. Very recently we caught up and decided to co-write a song. We sat down for 2 hours and came up with "Say What You Want". It's the perfect collaboration song for both myself and ADAM because it carries elements of both our sounds, and it also crosses over to new genres. It's been incredible to work with ADAM. They are true professionals and true rock stars.”

#SayWhatYouWant… but this single is guaranteed to be a big hit!

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 June 18, 2015
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FAIRVIEW’S SPECTACULAR DERBY

BY Fairview Racecourse

The SW Security East Cape Derby and Prawn Festival meeting at Fairview on Sunday was an enormous success and a vibrant crowd of over 5000 racegoers cheered home the horses enthusiastically for all nine of the races.


The Joey Ramsden-trained St Tropez stamped himself as a stayer with a very bright future when sauntering to victory in the main race of the day, the Grade 3 Cape Derby over 2400m, under his world class jockey Anton Marcus.
Later, the Alan Greef-trained two-year-old colt Juan Two Three put himself in pole position to be named the Eastern Cape Champion Juvenile Male when winning the Listed Epol Dahlia Plate over 1200m easily and impressively under Greg Cheyne.
The weekend’s fun started on Friday with an eight race meeting on the polytrack.


The Prawn Festival meeting on the Sunday has become one of the most anticipated family fun days on the Port Elizabeth social calendar and the carnival-like atmosphere at this year’s event proved that it is growing from strength to strength.


1800 kilograms of prawns were sold and patrons also lapped up the plentiful on course entertainment that was provided.


The crowd lingered on until the last horse had been led away from the winner’s enclosure. They didn’t seem to want the day to end.
Phumelela’s Sales and Marketing Exec, Clyde Basel commented “We couldn’t be happier with the success and growth of the Derby weekend. Fairview hasn't seen that many people in ages and we can grow our database in order to engage with new faces, hopefully bring them back to the races and invite them to be a part of the Racing. It's a Rush campaign, a process that takes them through the various levels of participation".

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 May 11, 2015
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