Day two – 4 July

Public & Community

Draft Programme, subject to change. Sessions indicated at the same time run in parallel.

07:30 – 09:00

Influential Women in Radio Breakfast: Nadia Bulbulia (Executive Director of the NAB) hosts a breakfast networking session for influential women working in radio. Please note: this event is by invite only, please email enquiries to attend to info@radiodaysafrica.co.za.

09:00 – 09:40

The Power of the Next Ten Years: Radio Futurologist James Cridland looks into his crystal ball. In particular, the effect that new platforms and technology are having on the radio business across the world and what radio’s multiplatform future looks like. He will also speak about the effect of smartphones on radio listening, and radio’s place in social media.

09:45 – 10:25

The Business of Podcasting: Audio content on demand is a bustling space. The question for many is, is it lucrative? Join podcasting experts Selly Thiam, Eric Eddings and Veralyn Williams as they share insight into the business of podcasting.

Broadcasting Reform Zimbabwe: John Masuku is a journalist, activist and broadcaster. He will speak about the current state of radio in Zimbabwe and the need for the airwaves to be opened up.

Words That See: Michael Bower (Tuks FM Programme Manager) talks about their award-winning concept, ‘Words That See’. Conceptualised to enhance the listening experience of students at the Princehof School for the Blind, the station created a sensory journey on a visit to the Pretoria Zoo. Come and listen to the audio and experience the zoo like never before.

10:25 – 11:05

Tea Break

11:10 – 11:50

Election Reporting 2019: to come

Programming for Social Change: Nick Chasimpa, of BBC Media Action in Zambia, describes their nationwide audience research survey on the impact of their current affairs programming on partner stations. The research indicates that good programming can empower social change in communities.

Sport with a Vision: Vision View Sports Radio has carved out a niche online. Catering to a diverse community of sports lovers and enthusiasts, the station has capitalised on the ability of sport to unify a diverse population. Mafadi Mpuru (Vision View Sports Radio Station Manager) shares the first year of sports broadcasting.

11:55 – 12:35

Public Broadcasting Reform: Public broadcasting is seen as crucial to democracy, but has come under increasing strain recently. At the same time, African public broadcasters in many cases struggle to move out of the shadow of the state. Join Franz Krüger (Wits Radio Academy Director), Nada Wotshela (SABC Radio GE), Bérard Duprès (Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation CEO) and Phil Molefe (Southern African Broadcasting Association) as they discuss the current state of public broadcasting in Africa and if there is any sign of reforming these services.

Convergence 101: In a commercial environment it is essential to harness all available resources to reach audiences with great content. Nick Efstathiou (Central Media Group CEO) explains how the group went from being a regional radio station to be a fully converged media company, owning several platforms, generating content and being a champion of their region.

The King of Kenya: How did the number one commercial radio broadcaster in Kenya entrench themselves in this position? Jeridah Andiya (Radio Citizen Station Manager) speaks about the Kenyan radio landscape and how Radio Citizen is adding value to their audiences on a daily basis.

12:35 – 13:35

Lunch

13:40 – 14:20

What It Takes to Win: Lance Rothchild (Liberty Radio Awards CEO) and representatives from Tuks FM, Hot 91.9, Umhlobo Wenene FM and Kaya FM share insights into what they feel made them best in their category at the Liberty Radio Awards 2019.

Connecting the Seychelles: Radio remains a powerful and instant way to communicate news, share knowledge and engage with audiences. Remaining a champion of the people is key in small communities. Bérard Duprès (Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation CEO) tells us more about the SBC and how they serve the needs of the people in the Seychelles.

Started from the Bottom: Campus radio has long been a feeding ground for established community broadcasters as well as commercial and public radio. Nnyane Keamogetswe (CUT FM Station Manager) is a product of campus radio and works tirelessly at the Central University of Technology to grow and develop the next generation of professionals. She shares her journey as well as tips for new talent looking to work in the campus radio sector.

14:25 – 15:10 Masterclasses

Audio Production: Jan Brückner from Benztown Branding will demonstrate and create an audio-imaging package live during this masterclass. Engage with and learn from a top audio producer and see Benztown in action!

Story Telling: Lynn Joffe (Creatrix CEO) shares the elements of being a great storyteller and what one needs to do to become a master of this key skill in the audio business.

Radio News Room 101: Hosted by Camilla Bath, this masterclass aims to empower practitioners with skills and tips. With insight from her years working as a Deputy News Editor at Eyewitness News, the session will share practical advice for those working in the newsroom.

15:10 – 15:55

Audio Production: Jan Brückner from Benztown Branding will demonstrate and create an audio-imaging package live during this masterclass. Engage with and learn from a top audio producer and see Benztown in action!

Story Telling: Lynn Joffe (Creatrix CEO) shares the elements of being a great storyteller and what one needs to do to become a master of this key skill in the audio business.

Radio News Room 101: Hosted by Camilla Bath, this masterclass aims to empower practitioners with skills and tips. With insight from her years working as a Deputy News Editor at Eyewitness News, the session will share practical advice for those working in the newsroom.

15:55 – 16:15

Tea Break

16:20 – 17:00

Speed Date the Super Stars: Current radio personalities chat about their careers, their secrets to success and skills needed to grow your career.

Wits Radio Academy Podmeet: A session dedicated to networking and connecting amongst the podcasting communit