A Hot Debate

The story of a Hot 91.1 community radio station is an inspiring one full of hope and comfort. Hot 91.1, plays old school & RnB music and is on the pulse of its listenership. When founder and managing director of Hot 91.1, Lloyd Mudari quit his 9-5 at Jacaranda FM...

Fact Checking 101 with Kate Wilkinson

Africa Check is a fact checking organization based in the journalism department at Wits University.  It was established in 2012 and has branches in Kenya, Senegal, South Africa.  It also provides fact checking training for journalists. Fact checking has been in...

Creating staying power

Cape Town media personality, Claire Mawisa has a solid media industry track record spanning over two decades. She started off her career in 1993 as a model and the following year, at the age of 15, she appeared on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine. This accolade led...

The Story of Money

Financial shows have been long part of programming line ups, offering daily updates to the world of money. There has been a shift in the approach which has seen a new energy and focus on financial programming. Awarding winning financial journalist Siki Mgabadeli from...

Ibrakfesi Eyondlayo Ekuseni

South Africa’s biggest breakfast show is broadcast nationwide from the Eastern Cape daily on UMhlobo Wenene FM. The breakfast team, Phiwe (Pastor) Nozewu, Mafa Bavuma and Mluleki Ntsabo led by programme manager, Siyanda Fikelepi explained how they offer listeners a...

Who are our real competitors?

Kagiso Media CEO, Nick Grubb argues that it requires the combined efforts of the radio industry at a commercial, regulatory and product level to maintain and grow its attractiveness to audiences and advertisers. Even though data presents radio as the most accessed...

20 tips for being a great presenter

John Simons, International Consultant for Simo Radio has been a programmer at BBC Radio 2, the LBC and headed up The Real Radio and Smooth Radio programming teams. Based on 35 years of experience, he offered quick tips to being a great presenter over a fast-paced talk...

Story Tellers

The changing radio broadcast landscape is presenting new and unique opportunities for all role players and needs action. The audio-creation space is driven by content which is key in building audiences within niched stations and digital platforms such as podcasts....