Much-loved celebs sign up for OFM’s Celeb Radio

OFM, the sound of your life in Central South Africa, has secured the services of two top celebs to present one of its most popular special projects – Celeb Radio. Sassy Toks en Tjops presenter Janina Oberholzer and sultry songstress Nianell and will warm the airwaves in Central South Africa from 5-9 June, and 12-5 […]
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Creative Future Scholarship Programme at Loeries

Loeries® Creative Future Scholarship: Investing in creativity to secure the future. Now in its tenth year, the Loeries® Creative Future Scholarship seeks to push South Africa forward by bolstering its creative economy through investing in creative skills development. The Loeries Creative Future Scholarship changes lives for students with talent. Aspiring students with an interest in […]
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Darren Scott joins OFM

Well-known veteran radio presenter Darren Scott will be joining the OFM family from Monday, 3 July, as the host of the brand-new afternoon drive show, Just Plain Drive on OFM. Scott will be replacing popular host of the Afternoon Delight, André Kunz, who is relocating with his family to Johannesburg. Scott has a highly successfully […]
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Gagasi FM makes new waves with the Loeries.

South Africa’s largest regional commercial radio station, KZN-based Gagasi FM, has joined forces with Loeries® Africa Middle East as the Official Radio Partner. With a reach of over 1.4 million listeners comprising primarily of urban black young adults, the partnership will be highly instrumental in communicating and encouraging young creatives to take up successful careers […]
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Addressing inequality: Time to relook community radio stations?

Community media is a tough gig. Recently I looked at the fortunes of our commercial and PBS radio stations, which according to Ad Dynamix (March 16 – Feb 17), accounted for 98.3% of the R7.439 billion allocated to radio in this country. Community stations were allocated R123.3 million during this period. With Ad Dynamix tracking […]
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OFM fighting to keep Toyota Cheetahs in Super Rugby

OFM, the sound of your life in Central South Africa, is fighting for its rugby pride, the Toyota Cheetahs, and the station is urging its loyal listeners to join them in this effort. The South African Rugby Union is due to make a ruling on 6 April 2017 as to whether the Toyota Cheetahs will […]
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Nominations Now Open For 2017 Marconi Awards.

The annual Marconi Awards recognize overall excellence and performance in radio. And the time to determine this years’ best of the best is now. The National Association of Broadcasters has opened the nominations window for the 2017 Marconis, which taps the best in stations and personalities. Nominations continue through May 31. The honors will be […]
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Why are we afraid of blurring lines between talk and music radio?

In a world of fake news and people who only too readily believe that any written word is true, let’s do some heavy lifting on the strategy behind running a radio station. Succession plans are not annual documents When your products are people, there are many layers of possibility, problems and potential in every move […]
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Listeners Want Longer Podcasts.

New research suggests that longer may in fact be better when it comes to the ideal podcast length. Data presented Wednesday at the NAB Show in Las Vegas by podcast hosting service Libsyn showed 84% of podcasts with more than 100,000 downloads were more than 51 minutes long while just 9.9% were less than 30 […]
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Glen Lewis leaves Metro FM to join Touch HD

Cape Town – Radio DJ Glen Lewis has reportedly resigned from Metro FM. The veteran radio DJ, who hosts the First Avenue Breakfast Show alongside Unathi Msengana and Melanie Bala, has reportedly resigned from Metro FM to join digital online station, Touch HD. Touch HD spokesperson, Lulu Ndevu, confirmed to The Juice that Glen Lewis […]
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