Isuzu Motors South Africa has transformed a MU-X into a bright pink moving advertisement for the annual Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer. Isuzu has been a sponsor of the Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer for the past four years. “We are excited once again to be one of the main sponsors for this

Davin Smit has been appointed Senior IT Administrator at Algoa FM. Smit started his career with Algoa FM as an IT intern, and was later appointed as a permanent IT Administrator. He gained further experience with Gqebera-based RRZ Innovations before returning to Algoa FM.

Yasikan Naidu has joined the Algoa FM sales team. He holds a BA in Media Communications and Culture as well as an Honours degree in Corporate Communications. Yasikan is familiar with Algoa FM through radio campaigns from his previous position at Campus Key.

South Africa’s second-largest economic powerhouse, Kwazulu Natal, presents a rapidly growing (financially viable) market segment.  This emerged (not emerging!) middle-class are well on their way up the wealth continuum and – Vuma 103 FM speaks to these true drivers of South Africa’s economy. This is just one take-out from Brandon de Kock, Director of Storytelling, during Why Five’s presentation at the

The race to the bottom for quality click-through rates is accelerating, people’s attention spans have become more fragmented, ad blockers are on the increase and banner blindness is real. So, how do marketers effectively engage the right target audience? “We need to stop interrupting what people are interested in, and be what people are interested in.”

The Digital Audio Phenomenon The audio media ecosystem continues to evolve at a faster pace than anticipated.  The shift from consuming audio on traditional platforms to streaming platforms seem to be the driving force in accelerating the evolution of the audio landscape. Some of the findings by The Infinite Dial report measuring online digital audio

Central Media Group (CMG) has partnered with the Young Entrepreneurs Foundation (YEF) to equip a group of learners from Nozala Intermediate School in Phahameng, Bloemfontein, to start their own micro-enterprises in a fun and experimental way. YEF teaches children, teenagers and young adults vital entrepreneurial, financial literacy and self-employment skills. More specifically, they empower children

The Childhood Cancer Foundation of South Africa (CHOC), will be the primary beneficiary of the 2021 Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer. Participants throughout South Africa and from around the world will be able to take part in the Virtual Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer on Saturday the 30th of October. The CHOC Foundation is

Radio personality and Algoa FM Presenter, Brian Ndevu, is using his afternoon drive show to highlight women of the Eastern Cape and South Africa. He has introduced “Wonder Women Wednesday,” which seeks to inspire women from all walks of life to look beyond the gender-based violence against women around them and reach for greatness. “The

Getting your brand to stand out in this day and age has become more difficult than ever. The market isflooded with different brand messages across different platforms such as TV, print, radio and social media,and consumers are overwhelmed with options. It does not matter what platform brands use to advertise,what is important is the marketing

30 July 2021 saw the conclusion of OFM’s nerve-racking Secret Song competition. After amonth, the mystery song was finally revealed as well as who the lucky listener was to first sendin the correct guess to win R35 000 cash. From 06:00, OFM’s Good Morning Breakfast show started eliminating song choices from the 35finalists who were

The audio media ecosystem continues to evolve at a faster pace than anticipated.  The shift from consuming audio on traditional platforms to streaming platforms seem to be the driving force in accelerating the evolution of the audio landscape. Some of the findings by The Infinite Dial report measuring online digital audio listening revealed that 44%

Algoa FM’s financial director Kevin Reed is retiring after 35 years in the media industry – and a job interview during which he was dressed “in lumo green shorts, a white T-shirt and white flip-flops”. There is an explanation – having started a financial consulting business in 2000, he thought he had been invited for

“Leadership is all about the people. It’s not about organisations. Its not about plans. Its not about strategies. Its all about people – motivating people to get the job done. You have to be people-centred” – Colin Powell. Mental health management has become a very important factor in all our lives. And for those in

Algoa FM’s Great Deal Promotion package for advertisers was ranked the best commercial promotion stunt/event in the country at the 2021 South African Radio Awards, which were presented on Friday, June 30. In addition, Algoa FM managing director Alfie Jay was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame for his contribution to the industry during

Has anyone else noticed how conversations with agencies and clients are different now, especially about radio? Ordinarily, these conversations focused on the radio station’s listenership stats and how much audience could be bought for how little. The cut and thrust of radio sales, I guess? I am just not seeing that anymore. Advertisers are just

To further their efforts in sourcing and providing relevant content during and in the aftermath of the KZN/ Gauteng looting, Moneyweb will be running a donation drive to support the affected communities and small businesses. ReBuild SA is a network of volunteers, NGOs, sponsors and donors who are assisting in rebuilding communities, small businesses, schools,

In July of last year, Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams published a policy direction asking ICASA to fast track the licensing of digital radio broadcasting services in South Africa. Radio insiders were encouraged to see DAB+ mentioned specifically as an integral component of her digital radio standards plan. A year on, the question of whether DAB+

Moneyweb boasts a host of original podcasts that cover various themes and topics relevant in South Africa and abroad. All Moneyweb podcasts cover credible, verified and newsworthy content that influence and affect the day-to-day lives of our dynamic and varied audiences. The Property Pod The Property Pod is South Africa’s premier property investor podcast, with

This winter, Central South Africa feasted with a goal on Thursdays as OFM and Round Table Southern Africa joined forces to fight the freeze – with vetkoek! Die Groot Vet Kombers Proe-jek challenged listeners to support a wide range of charities. OFM visited towns and cities in their broadcast region, where vetkoek with Beefmaster mince was sold at

 OFM, celebrating 35 years of the sound of your life, is offering listeners a chance to win big with the OFM Secret Song competition, on air from 2 to 30 July 2021!  July has been earmarked as OFM’s ‘official’ birthday month, with special on-air birthday programming planned for Thursday, 1 July. From Friday, 2 July,

SAfm Market Update with Moneyweb welcomes Fifi Peters as its new host. Peters is an alumnus of the Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa Financial Journalism training programme and holds a degree in economics and journalism from Rhodes University, including qualifications from the SA Institute of Financial Journalism and London School of Economics. “Fifi is an award-winning

Have you heard the story about the Algoa FM ‘Madhatter’s Tea Party’ where presenter Charl Leslie was dressed as the March Hare from Alice in Wonderland and played musical chairs with clients? Our sales team had created a promotional opportunity for a select group of clients. The goal was to secure forward revenue around an

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Written by Chris Borain ( Head of Digital: United Stations) AUDIO STREAM – the live stream of radio station programming via the station’s website, or other streaming platforms In 2019, The Infinite Dial report measured online digital audio listening and found that 44% of South Africans listened to radio on a non-radio device*. In

OFM Turns 35!

Hi, I trust this letter finds you well. On Thursday 01 July 2021, OFM will officially celebrate 35 years as the leading commercial radio station in Central South Africa. This is a famous moment for a radio station that has been the voice of the region for many years. On the day OFM will feature

OFM, Central South Africa’s media powerhouse for more than three decades, is proud to announce that the Sound of Your Life has signed up to once again be the exclusive electronic media sponsor of the Toyota Cheetahs. The radio station, through its on-air and online platforms, will not only keep fans updated on the blow-by-blow

 If one could sum up the job of a journalist, it mostly comes down to telling stories. Not our own, but those of other people. This might sound simple, but the work that goes into writing and broadcasting or publishing a story can take days.  Journalists are thus considered people who have a wealth of

United Stations has been appointed with immediate effect, as the exclusive national sales partner for MIX 93.8 FM, Johannesburg’s favourite soundtrack of its most treasured hits, huge tunes and big personalities. MIX 93.8 FM is all about music, positive momentum and the matchless feeling that hearing a great song gives you. At its core lies

After many years of being in radio advertising as a salesperson, the question that always comes up in any training session we are part of is, “What do we sell?” OFM sales manager, Anchen Lintvelt, answers this important question. The answers could include: Advertising space on the radio (this is the boring, non-creative thinker’s answer)

Algoa FM has developed a reputation among national and regional advertisers for its ‘hands-on’ approach to supporting marketing drives.“What makes us stand out from other media houses is that we partner with the client to take ownership of the campaign,” says sales manager Dennis Karantges. He says the energy the Algoa FM team devotes to

Podcasting is the perfect opportunity to share your brand’s story with the world! Watch our Podcasting Masterclass, hosted by the well-known Simon Brown, Managing Director of JustOneLap and Host on the MoneywebNow podcast as well as Chris Borain, Head of Digital at United Stations. Simon and Chris provided insight on the world of Podcasting and shared key

From laid-back lounges to bustling traffic; from tiny corner shops to majestic malls – OFM resounds across Central South Africa with dials turned up, not only to amplify the great music on offer but whenever there’s a chance to win. When considering OFM as an acronym, the ‘F’ can certainly come to represent ‘fun’ and

“Mother’s Day is not really a day during which I focus on my role as a mum, but rather on that of my role as a daughter,” says Algoa FM Breakfast Show presenter Lee Duru. “I dedicate special attention to my own mother,” says the multi-talented Duru, who has the lead role in a new

By Dave Tiltmann Just like radio, podcasting is an intimate medium that has the power to create connection and change lives. Although it has been almost two decades since the first podcast hit the airwaves, podcasting has only really begun to hit its stride in recent years. Thanks to the power of technology and the