Podcasting in Lockdown #liveyourlife

Podcasting was developed in 2004 by former MTV video jockey Adam Curry and software developer Dave Winer. Curry wrote a program, called iPodder, which enabled him to automatically download Internet radio broadcasts to his iPod. Several developers improved upon his idea, and podcasting was officially born. Living in lockdown has provided us with a plethora of stories that range from the extremely tragic …

The Radio Awards 2020 Winners

Announced digitally today in a live session, the 2020 Radio Awards displayed our dynamic talent in our ever-growing South African Radio landscape

Chris Jordan Media Training Prospectus 2020

Please note that training around these knowledge areas will be customizable to your station format, mission and vision statement Candidates This training is specially designed for adopters who practice radio management, both commercially or in a community environment.  The programming training is aimed at on air staff (presenters, news and sports, production, online producers). Sales and Marketing staff are focused …

Top 5 Most Bankable Radio Shows of 2019

Talk with Ayabonga Cawe  (Metro FM) Metro FM has had a hard year.  With both its drive shows having drastic changes being made over the year, the Metro FM landscape has had to pull out all their stops and budge literal miracles to keep its listenership solid.  We’ve always had some really great evening talk shows on Metro FM hosting …

Frequency Magazine

Radio 1 on 1: Interview with Frequency Magazine

“Radio 1 on 1: 25 of the Most Asked Questions in Radio Broadcasting” has been well received by the campus, community, online and retail markets.  PART 1 covers an in depth arrival on finding your voice and place in the broadcasting industry, and stations like Tuks FM, Alex FM, Moutse FM, UJ FM and more have welcomed the knowledge of …

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Google Accreditation: Onward and Upwards

I have been part of the Google family since 2017.  Accrediting and upskilling in the media market has become rather dynamic.  Being a media practitioner requires an authority on a few, but dedicated, roads. A Google Cloud certification in G Suite signals to employers that you possess the digital skills to work collaboratively and productively in a professional environment. By earning the G …

MCRS FM Management Team

MCRS FM Broadcast Management Training

This past weekend I was invited to Limpopo to head up management training for the MCRS FM team. As per the MCRS FM mission statement: Moutse Community Radio Station (MCRS) was founded by members of the Rural Women’s Movement (RWM), a national organisation in South Africa, which lobbies around issues of concern to rural women. Rural Women’s Movement (RWM) changed …

Student Radio Network

Radio 1 on 1 : Supported by SRN

I am humbled to announce that “Radio 1 on 1: 25 of the Most Asked Questions in Radio Broadcasting” has been supported by SRN. SRN’s mission statement states “SRN is an initiative set to revolutionize access to all the communities across South Africa. Encompassing a full turn around solution, clients are able to gain access to all mediums across the …

Radio 1 on 1: My personality on-air has changed. Isn’t this growth?

The short version of that answer is “No”.  But it’s all in the interpretation of that statement. If you have this change happen because you changed a slot on air, it is most probable that the answer is “no”.  I’ve heard presenters change their entire persona just because they have changed time slots on radio, and they sound foolish.  This is …

Radio 1 on 1 Preview: I know the basics. I don’t have to waste my time with relearning them.

The basics concepts of radio broadcasting are mandatory.  No one will pat your back for getting them right.  This is more of a reason to keep them sharp and fresh. Remember: Deliver promos and competitions with enthusiasm and precise execution. Know how to balance your show as second nature. I something works, exploit it. If something doesn’t, you more than …