Winners of the Radio Awards 2022 Announced

South Africa’s radio industry came out in full force on Saturday at the Radio Awards gala dinner, which is the country’s most prestigious radio broadcast awards hosted at The Empire Conference and Events Venue in Parktown, Johannesburg, with popular South African comedian Loyiso Madinga as Master of Ceremonies. Now in its 12th year, the 2022 Radio Awards recognize the personalities in front of the microphone, …

WTF Are You Talking About? A #Podcast Series About Gen Z VS EVERYBODY ELSE

Hi, my name is Chris Jordan and I want to welcome you to this podcast series “WTF Are You Talking about?” I’ll do a quick synopsis, then you can expect a fluid conversation that continues in 6 episodes with 3 Gen-Z representatives to “officially” bridge some kind of middle ground between a generation misunderstood for their instant gratified life views, …

Empowering young girls through the Art of Disney

I am a massive Disney fan.  I have been since I was 4 years old.  Staunch, and proud of it.  Disney is currently one of the pioneers in the foreground of humanity’s diverse representation.  The cry for this has been evident in the world around us, and Disney steps up every single time (again I might be slightly biased).  But …

Corporate Podcasting and why your company needs it NOW, training provided by Chris Jordan Media

If you’re like most companies, you struggle to keep your employees engaged. A study by Deloitte University Press found that 87% of organizations cite engagement as one of their top challenges. That explains why 3 out of 4 employees are open to or looking for a new job. Poor engagement usually stems from poor communication. Employees often lack a connection with …

Chris Jordan Media’s Consulting and Training at Ekurhuleni FM

I just spent a great time consulting and training the Ekurhuleni FM programming, sales, and marketing team. I focus on, and love upskilling community radio in South Africa, because like my products do, my academic textbook “A Word on Radio” (which was used for 5 years at media colleges) and my audiobook “Radio 1 on 1: 25 of the Most …

The Volatile “South African Radio Line-up Change” Culture

Over the past 5 – 10 years, the South African radio industry has adopted a terrible habit of really emphasizing how dispensable their on-air talent actually is.  At the time of writing this piece (and I might have missed out on some), Lesedi FM, Thobela FM, Metro FM, and Uhkozi FM had just recently in the month of March 2022 …

Comic Book Karaoke SEASON 1 – a Chris Jordan Media Production

Comic Book Karaoke is the narrative of geek and fandom culture in a socio-political space that has fresh and new conversations. Chris Jordan hosts a variety of super-geeks and friends of the show through woman empowerment, LGBT representation, eccentric collecting, and diversity in pop culture representation. Super Geeks that join the show are Jonathan Harding, Kylie Cox, Michelle Huxtable, Theri …

The Top 5 Most Bankable Broadcasters 2021

5. The 5FM Breakfast Team Radio 5FM’s new breakfast show introduced Dan Corder, Xoli Zondo (sport), Mathapelo Moloi (news) and Marli van Eeden (traffic) in April 2021. The team got off to a great start, enjoying every minute of being on air. They’re a mixed bag of talent – from campus to community, regional radio and TV.  This 5FM get-to-know-the-new-presenters series chats to the 5 Breakfast team …

Chris Jordan Media PREMIERE SELECT – Disney/Pixar’s”Encanto” Review

Listen to the review here Encanto is a musical breath of fresh air that we all need as we push through the last stretch of 2021.  In November 2016, Lin-Manuel Miranda revealed that John Lasseter, the then-chief creative officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios, had presented an idea for an animated project to himself and Byron Howard, while promoting his …

Demos are out! Showcases are in!

Since the dawn of radio (I’m guessing), well at least the dawn of my existence in the radio space which has been for the past 21 odd years, the importance of the presenter demo was an integral part of you moving forward from one station to another.  So we went from tape to CD, to digital submissions to having an …