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, iono.fm 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

Join US on a PODBLASTING journey to success! Podcasting is the perfect opportunity to share your brand’s story with the world! Book your spot at our LIVE virtual 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

The Middelburg (Cape) Recreation Club has received R46 000 worth of sports equipment for a variety of disciplines through funds raised by the Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer, which is the biggest mass-participation charity event in the Eastern Cape. Algoa FM partnered with the Eastern Cape Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture (DSRAC) to

Hot 91.9FM today announced exciting new changes to the weekday line up effective 03 May 2021. Voted Joburg`s Hottest Breakfast Show for four consecutive years, the new morning show line up will comprise of Tony Murrell, Bunny Majaja, Simon Hill, John Walland and Ragani Achary. Tony Murrell is renowned in radio for his signature witty

Sam announced on air and posted on Facebook this morning, “For the past few months I’ve been living the best of both worlds, being on the breakfast show of the city’s hottest station and running a booming coaching business. Unfortunately, I’ve come to a point where, if I am going to show up 100%, I

Cyril Viljoen takes to AT LUNCH with VKB from 12-3pm, Monday to Friday. His years at OFM, combined experience and love for Agri and all things natural make him the ideal anchor to host this VKB driven program. Gerben van Niekerk returns to the Agri Uur with John Deere where he can continue with broadcasting,

Hot 91.9FM is proud to announce the sponsorship of 22 year old SA woman racing driver Charisse van der Merwe as she embarks on the 2021 Pozidrive VW Challenge.  Charisse started racing in the regional circuit when she was 19 and is one of the few females in a male-dominated sport.  “It is a huge

Young women in the Wild Coast Zithulele Village will continue receiving training in life and practical skills thanks to a R118 000 donation by the empowerment shareholder of Algoa FM to the Masiphakameni Youth Development Programme. “The programme‘s intention to develop confidence in young rural women was the key selling point for me,” says Algoa FM

 While it is hard to absorb any learnings from the year that was 2020, any chance to learn something should be met with an open mind if we are to unlock any opportunity for the future. While 2020 was simply dubbed ‘stifling’, there was a silver lining amidst the dark cloud of COVID-19 for media

Podcasts have proven to be the fastest growing sector of media consumption, enabling the digital migration of media brands. The latest PWC Media Outlook report forecasts that the South African podcast market will double to 19 million monthly listeners by 2024. This year, African Media Entertainment (AME) has joined the podcast wave by securing the

Hot 91.9FM announced today that Jeremy Mansfield, anchor of HOT 91.9 FM’s breakfast show, “Joburg’s Hottest Breakfast” will be leaving the station on Friday 26th February in order to focus on his health. Jeremy has been undergoing treatment for the past few months and has decided to take a break. “I will also be spending more

The thrill of winning isn’t limited to a listener experience. Algoa FM is helping its advertisers to craft effective competition-based campaigns that deliver results and grow market share.The media house has noticed a steady rise in responses to its on-air and online competitions, and this trend has been growing since the onset of the Covid-19

OFM, inspiring listeners to live the real good life in Central South Africa, is looking for the dishes that make Central South Africa salivate!  The Real Good Recipe Book seeks to showcase Central South Africa’s favourite recipes.  The book will feature our OFM presenters’ favourite dish, along with the old family recipes, new creations, gourmet

Enter the Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer and join in the pink fun. Walkers will be spotted in their pink wear in their various locations on Saturday, 31st October 2020 as thousands of people walk in celebration of those affected by cancer at the Virtual Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer. Big Walk merchandise,

There is a new term on the block for what was previously known as the baby boomers. The YOLD or the “young old” is a market that you should be focusing on! YOLD’s are people currently aged between 65 and 75 and they are challenging the traditional expectations of the retired as people who wear slippers and look after their grandchildren.

Thousands of people around South Africa and the rest of the world have marked the end of cancer awareness month by joining the first Virtual Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer presented by the Eastern Cape Department of Health. “Cancer knows no boundaries, and by going virtual we were able to spread awareness of the

Local and national artists will entertain participants of the Virtual Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer presented by the Eastern Cape Department of Health in an online concert concert. Artists on the virtual stage include Idols SA Top 10 finalist Micayla Oelofse, Gino Lee, Stuart Reece … and Dr Victor & the Rasta Rebels. “As

Athletics clubs in the Eastern Cape are in a race to see which one can sign up the most entries for the Virtual Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer brought to you by the Eastern Cape Department of Health. The club with the most entries will be able to nominate a sports-related cause or individual

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