Mon, 20 Apr 2020 / Published in HOT 91.9FM, LATEST NEWS

For the fourth year in a row Joburg`s hottest station Hot 91.9FM, has scooped the prestigious STATION OF THE YEAR award at the 2020 South African Radio Awards on Friday, 17 April. This is a landmark achievement considering the station has won this award every year since 2015.

Added to this, Hot 91.9FM won another eight awards including the MY STATION accolade which is given to the radio station with the most loyal listeners. The litmus test for any radio station is its appeal to its audience. Station loyalty is of paramount importance to a radio station and is perhaps the most important aspect of broadcasting.

A ship is only as good as it’s captain, and Lloyd Madurai, Managing Director of Hot 91.9fm has steered the station from inception in 2014 to the multiple award-winning business it is today. His vision for making a meaningful difference in the community has paid dividends . He firmly believes that ‘the future for Hot 91.9fm is so hot, you are going to have to wear shades’!

Hot 91.9FM’s flagship show Mansfield in the Morning, once again proved to be Joburg’s most popular breakfast show picking up both Best Presenter and Best Breakfast Show awards.

Reacting to the impressive array of awards Hot 91.9FM Managing Director, Lloyd Madurai, said, “What brings us to the finishing line every year, is Hot’s total commitment to our audience and community. It is our combination of world-class entertainment and social engagement which is a testament to our station’s passion for radio and our core values. We are blessed to have some of the greatest radio talent in our country, some of whom are graduates of our landmark Radio Academy”.

Hot 91.9FM won awards in the following categories:

Station of the Year (Community)

For the 4th year running, Hot 91.9FM bagged the highly-coveted Station of the Year title in the Community Radio category. This award bears testimony to all that Hot has achieved throughout the year – from its various community engagement projects aimed at making a meaningful difference in the lives of those around us to the line-up of shows and, of course, the great music it plays every single day. 

My Station – Most Loyal Listeners

The My Station Award recognises the listeners choice and we are proud to be this year’s recipient which underscores our core value of ‘listeners first’.

Breakfast Show Presenter – Jeremy Mansfield

During his 20 odd years in breakfast radio, Jeremy Mansfield embodies the adage “the master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.” As the flagship presenter of the radio station, Jeremy sets the tone and style for the rest of the day’s broadcasting effortlessly. His wit, charm, easy confidence and verve, as well as his infectious laugh and larger-than-life approach to radio have seen him become one of Johannesburg’s favourite sons. After an 8 – year hiatus, Mansfield came out of retirement in November 2018 as the new host of the Hot 91.9 FM morning show. His gravitas and impact were instrumental at the Hot 91.9 FM Teddython 2019 which raised over R3.8 million in 12 hours. The return of his much-loved Christmas Wish has seen countless lives impacted through the incredible heart he has for people, a core principle at Hot 91.9 FM. His partnership with Sam Cowen and the rest of the team has resulted in a morning show that oozes ‘listenability’ and originality, that has created an incredible connection with his listeners. He is, quite simply, one of the best to have ever graced the South African radio airwaves.

Breakfast Show-Mansfield in the Morning

Mansfield in the Morning is everything a breakfast show should be: funny, edgy and informative. Capturing the energy and essence of its target market, both geographically and demographically, Mansfield in the Morning, through the enduring partnership of Jeremy Mansfield and Sam Cowen, boasts content and presentation that is original, creative, exciting and enticing. With award-winning production from William Scott, Mansfield in the Morning stands out for its engaging and relatable content. Throw in award-winning sports journalist stalwart John Walland and Stephen Kirker on the news desk, and Mansfield in the Morning emerges as a formidable outfit at ease on air, producing a product that is head and shoulders above their competitors while delivering real value for advertisers. The show has all the right ingredients including a large CSI component, consistent with Hot 91.9 FM’s mandate as a community station making a tangible difference in its footprint.

Content Producer-Sam Cowen & William Scott – Mansfield In the Morning

Mansfield in the Morning is so much more than just a get up and go show; it’s the inimitable chemistry between Jeremy Mansfield and Sam Cowen, who is pivotal to the content creation on the show. With 25 years of radio under her belt, Sam’s quick wit, quicker tongue and delightful humour add the distinctive sparkle that yields engaged listeners, relatable content and the ‘je ne sais quoi’ to the winning formula that is Mansfield in the Morning. Coupled with the peerless talent of content co-producer Will Scott, the flagship show on Hot 91.9 FM demonstrates the adage ‘teamwork makes the dream work’ perfectly.

News Bulletin Reader- Nobuhle Nkhoma

With over a decade of experience, Nobuhle Nkhoma is a journalist with the coveted ability of writing balanced, informative and engaging stories. Having worked in several newsrooms including at Kaya FM, eNCA, ANN7 and Channels Television Nigeria, Nobuhle is a multi-skilled individual with writing, editing and investigative reporting experience.

Having received an SABC News Award for Best Student Journalist in Current Affairs in 2008, Nobuhle has become an invaluable addition to the Hot 91.9 FM News Desk.

Promotions Stunt Event – The Hot 91.9FM Hot Cares Teddython 2019

Teddython embodies the spirit in which the radio station was conceived; fun, family and community. It is through Hot Cares that we’ve awarded bursaries at all levels of education, assisted those in need of medical attention and helped victims of unforeseen, life-changing circumstances.

Taking place as it has for three years now at the Sandton City Centre Court, the goal for Hot91.9FM Teddython 2019 was to raise R2 million to continue the great work we so love to do within our community.What began as the mammoth task of raising R 2 million turned into the extraordinary, breath-taking feat of smashing through the R3 million barrier! And almost touching the ceiling of R4 million. Tears of joy and relief flowed freely not only at Sandton City but in cars, homes and offices around Johannesburg as we took a final tally; R 3.9 million raised to continue to change lives in our community.

Sports Show – Hot Sport 18h30 – 19h00

The award-winning Hot Sport on Hot91.9FM is a show presented by the highly experienced and well-loved John Walland. Featuring two topical one-on-one interviews of sporting individuals and previews and reviews on major sporting events by way of post-match analysis, Hot Sport truly stands out above the rest; this can be attributed to John Walland’s 35 years of experience. Drawing from his rather large little black book of big name sporting personalities to produce Hot Sport, this daily show (Monday to Thursday) is a 30 minutes blitz of the day’s sports as well as developing stories in the local and international sporting world. John’s ability to strike the iron while it’s hot, delivers relevant content and makes for compelling listening and a superbly curated and well-produced show; demonstrating his enthusiasm and passion for sport broadcasting.

Weekend Radio Show – The Classic Countdown with Kevin Savage – Sat 12h00 – 15h00

Radio legend Kevin Savage takes the helm at noon on a Saturday on Hot 91.9FM with the Classic Countdown. Counting down the hottest songs of a given year, the show is dedicated to remembering the hits of days gone by and have you thinking “Damn, 1984 was a pretty good year of music!” Between the ’Old Skool’ tunes and Kevin’s dulcet baritone, his years of experience on radio translates into show that is entertaining and informative, fun and engaging, and makes the Classic Countdown a must-have in your weekend radio listening routine.

Hot 91.9FM applauds President Ramaphosa, once again, for your measured response to the Covid-19 crisis in your address to the nation on Monday night. What is needed now is calm and decisive leadership.

One of the economic issues the president addressed was the impact this has on small businesses. You will be happy to know Mr President that we at Hot 91.9 are ahead of the curve! As a community station committed to making a meaningful difference in the community we serve we have already engaged with Mike Anderson and the amazing team from the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) to help roll out a relief plan in this sector – which is vital to the economy, continued employment and any possible growth – in the form of a relief centre.

The objective of the Covid-19 Small Business Relief Centre is to help small businesses by doing whatever we can to take their pain away during this crisis. Some of the key areas the centre will focus on include: low-interest disaster recovery loans, moratoriums on vehicle and equipment leases, bond repayments, supplier negotiation and communication, landlord negotiation with regards to property leases, increased cleaning, disinfecting and hygiene protocols, digital marketing strategies in a time of crisis, quick digital migration for meetings and business continuity plans.

In partnership with the NSBC, Hot 91.9FM will involve as many corporates who rely on SMEs for services and help make this thing work. Because. Hot Cares. It’s Simple.

“We are extremely grateful to Hot 91.9 for taking swift action by joining forces with the NSBC to help small businesses throughout South Africa survive the storm and keep their workers employed. Small business is the mainstay of our economy and the future of job creation. This kind of fast action by Hot 91.9 will make thousands of small businesses more resilient to coronavirus-related economic disruptions,” said Mike Anderson, NSBC founder and CEO.

Catch Small Business Relief every week day morning on Mansfield in the Morning at 8.10am on Hot 91.9FM. The feature will run daily at 8.10am from Wednesday, 1 April to Friday, 17 April.

Brought to you by the NSBC – we find out how to keep small businesses in business with the NSBC.

For more information on Hot 91.9FM go to www.hot919.co.za or email info@unitedstations.co.za

Joburg’s hottest station, Hot 91.9FM, today announced a provisional line-up change during the 21 day lock down period as legislated by the government, and assured listeners that the station will be “always on”, 24 hours a day, to lift audience spirits throughout this difficult period in our nation`s history.

The award-winning Mansfield in the Morning Team will now broadcast live from 07h00 – 10h00 from their sanitized studio. Jeremy, Sam and the rest of the gang will bring you the latest news and programming, fun and games and Hot`s unique mix of memory making music to get you into your day to day activities.

Mark Pilgrim will broadcast live from 10h00 – 13h00 from the luxury of his home and will continue to bring you his Baldie magic. Thereafter the effervescent Bunny Majaja will broadcast until 3pm, when the Big Joburg Drive, takes over live from the 2nd Hot 91.9FM  studio.

The music continues 24/7 and for those listeners who love the classic hits, Lloyd Madurai will continue to be live on air playing your favourite “Club Classics”.

Lloyd adds, “Hot 91.9FM is here for our community and will continue to entertain our listeners throughout this uncertain period. In addition, we will have an open line of communication for anyone who needs questions answered, require updates or would like to talk to someone through our various channels, we will provide this essential service to our listeners and broader community”.

SMS 44919 (R1.50) or WhatsApp 084 221 2919 – Hot 91.9FM – we are here for you!

Wed, 25 Mar 2020 / Published in HOT 91.9FM, LATEST NEWS

For the fourth year in a row, Joburg`s hottest station, Hot 91.9FM, has scooped multiple finalist nominations in the prestigious South African Radio Awards scheduled for April 2020. Included in their impressive showing this year is their fourth consecutive nomination for the “Station of the Year” gong, which Hot 91.9FM has won for the past three years. Almost all of Hot 91.9FM`s key shows and community projects have struck the right note, including the hotly contested Afternoon Drive Show and Presenter award, the station`s ever-popular Mark Pilgrim and Bunny Majaja Daytime shows as well as Hot Cares’ successful community outreach events, “Teddython” and “A School for Madiba”. Hot 91.9FM`s pivotal breakfast show, “Mansfield in the Morning”, hosted by the highly entertaining Jeremy Mansfield, clocked in with a staggering five nominations for, among others, the Breakfast Show and Breakfast Show Presenter as well as Content Producer categories.

Hot 91.9FM`s Managing Director, Lloyd Madurai, was naturally amped at the station’s performance. “We are deeply humbled by the faith shown in Hot 91.9 FM by our industry, our advertisers and at the top of the list, our listeners, who are the most important component in our success as a station. We remain committed to our fundamentals of providing quality entertainment to our listeners and our unwavering belief in assisting the community that we serve.”

The nominations are:

The Radio Awards gala dinner which was initially scheduled to take place in Sandton on 18 April 2020 has been replaced with an online winners announcement to be aired via digital channels on Friday, 17 April 2020, at 14h00.