Radio 1 on 1 Preview: But I don’t know where my broadcasting career is going?

Firstly, let me calm you by saying, this is very normal.  To get to a point, or a few points, in your on-air career where your doubts about the future are reigning supreme, this happens to every broadcaster.  But those points need to be positive and constructive.  This is called a broadcasting career, for the same reason you would call …

Radio 1 on 1 Preview: Constructive Criticism of Your Programming Performance

Pay attention when you are being trained in broadcasting, because that training comes few and far between.  This makes the industry sound cold, but your programme manager will only have regular snoop sessions that have to do with feedback on your show.  The rest of it is up to you. Evaluate your performance after every show.  Firstly, ask yourself whether …

Radio 1 on 1: 25 of the Most Asked Questions in Radio Broadcasting

  >> Subscribe here to get the full audiobook FREE (110MB) << Welcome to the official page of my audiobook “Radio 1 on 1: 25 of the Most Asked Questions in Radio Broadcasting” This marks another milestone in my passion for both radio broadcasting, and for educating the next generation of broadcasters. In PART 1, we will explore the beginning …

The Liberty Radio Awards 2019 – All the Winners

The 2019 Liberty Radio Awards was held last night at the Sandton Convention Centre, and all the hopefuls in the best of the best of South Africa’s radio industry attended. Lead by radio veteran Lance Rothschild, the team who organise all the logistics of the eventful and well-run evening, have to be congratulated firstly for their hard work, and secondly …

Radio: You don’t care about your listeners

I see this write up not going down to well with you already.   But give me a chance to extend on the title of this blog post, and hopefully come to see the highlights of asking ourselves this important question:  does your radio station care about me? “Care” about you.  This a free public service that has one job. …

Talk Radio Vitals

Ah, the exciting world of talk radio.  How exciting?  Well, in a world dominated by fake news and social media, it should get anyone’s goose going by knowing that you can tune into a show where factual information reigns supreme.  As much as music radio is the “end-goal” of fame and popularity to most radio presenters – talk radio has …

A Star is Born – Next Entertainment Review

THE LOWDOWN Everyone who is anyone has watched “A Star is Born”.  Being a “cultured in training” humanoid, I of course, didn’t know that this was a remake, until the media around the film started to get bigger.  Now this didn’t make me go watch the original starring Janet Gaynor and Frederich March, but it definitely is now on my …

Mission Impossible: Fallout – Next Entertainment Review

  THE LOWDOWN Ethan Hunt and the IMF team join forces with CIA assassin August Walker to prevent a disaster of epic proportions. Arms dealer John Lark and a group of terrorists known as the Apostles plan to use three plutonium cores for a simultaneous nuclear attack on the Vatican, Jerusalem and Mecca, Saudi Arabia. When the weapons go missing, …

The Meg – Next Entertainment DVD Review

  THE LOWDOWN The Meg is a 2018 science fiction thriller film directed by Jon Turteltaub with a screenplay by Dean Georgaris, Jon Hoeber, and Erich Hoeber, loosely based on the 1997 book Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror by Steve Alten. The film stars Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, and Cliff Curtis. The film follows a group of scientists who encounter a 75-foot-long (23 m) megalodon shark while on a rescue mission …

Matwetwe (Wizard) – An Interview with Kagiso Legadi (Director), Sibusiso Khwinana (lead) and Tebatso Mashishi (lead)

For immediate release: Matwetwe is a coming of age adventure following Lefa and Papi, best friends and recent high school graduates, on the hustle of their young lives.  Over the course of an action packed New Year’s Eve in the iconic township of Atteridgeville, the boys try to score a huge deal, dodge a kingpin and his violent minions, get …

Black, White and Everything In Between – A South African Comic Podcast Series

A while ago I decided to test out recording my first podcast series.  Knowing that producing a passion project is the easiest when you have an actual passion for the subject material – I chose looking into different facets and people within the South African comic book industry. Rules for podcasting is something we can definitely talk about in future …

The 5 Most Bankable Broadcasters in South Africa 2018

Every year I reflect on the year we’ve had in radio. I listen to some of the best pieces put together that were thought provoking and are creative or well informed with insight. Pieces and radio that are moving the industry.  People and shows that are restoring or maintaining integrity to doing what we do 7 days a week, 365 …