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RTG Episode 102: Radio Broadcast Geekery with Chris Jordan

Chris Jordan has built a successful career in radio broadcast, stretching back from his days at Tuks FM at university through to be the producer for ‘On Air With Ryan Seacrest’. Chris is now giving back to the community, helping young announcers find their way with the first text book in South Africa that covers Read more about RTG Episode 102: Radio Broadcast Geekery with Chris Jordan[…]

Visiting Hellenic Radio With My Third Year Students

As you will be aware, I have been lecturing Radio Broadcasting to media students for around 7 years.  It has truly been of the most rewarding experiences that I can account for in my life. Those that CAN do, teach. Every word of yours is scrutinised by media hopefuls, and all that you say and Read more about Visiting Hellenic Radio With My Third Year Students[…]

Next Entertainment: Justice League Review

THE LOW DOWN After the death of Superman at the hands of Doomsday, Batman and Wonder Woman are faced with a new global danger – the arrival of supervillain Steppenwolf, who seeks to bring the ultimate weapon of power together and reclaim his dominion over all sects of the earth’s inhabitants. By that I mean, Read more about Next Entertainment: Justice League Review[…]

NCRW Snap Blog Day 2: Learnings from National Community Radio Week

We are in full momentum at National Community Radio Week, and the Marketing Managers are showing off the skills. Acting out a promotional mechanic is about the best way to identify pitfalls both on and off air. From charity to scandal and gossip, promotions butter your bread on both sides. Here are some pointers from Read more about NCRW Snap Blog Day 2: Learnings from National Community Radio Week[…]

NCRW Snap Blog Day 1: Marketing Your Radio Station

Sigh. That is one of relief. Day 1 behind us and all is well. Sitting in front of an odd 50 Radio Marketing Managers today we covered a lot of bases. So what does it take to market your radio station? Well, we are addressing community stations so I will limit my comments to the Read more about NCRW Snap Blog Day 1: Marketing Your Radio Station[…]

MXXL Live 91.0 Snap Blog: Effecting change in an exciting new environment

So this week I have been consulting at a station called MXXL Live 91.0 in the capital city of Lesotho, Maseru. Walking into a station culture and expected to bring about change and development is quite the tall order – and this is my first commercial station client, so things have been, well, exciting. A Read more about MXXL Live 91.0 Snap Blog: Effecting change in an exciting new environment[…]

Top 5 Most Bankable Radio Broadcasters for 2017

5. Roger Goode Roger makes the cut this year as he had a tough time keeping it together. In what was an imploding industry, where radio in South Africa took many blows – Roger had a stigma to fight as he took over the coveted role of breakfast host on youth station 5FM. “Would he Read more about Top 5 Most Bankable Radio Broadcasters for 2017[…]