Media Moves… TheMediaOnline’s first weekly round up of moves in media for 2013. The BIG move: Ringing the changes at 702/CapeTalk. OFM welcomes Yolande Maartens. Easy DIY scores Angela Richardson as new editor. New bureau chief for Associated Press. New channel manager at The SpaceStation. Rising star Grant De Sousa has joined Frieze Films. Aegis Media appoints two industry innovators to senior team. Appointment of new MD for Antalis Southern Africa. Dreamtime signs twin DJs. Bouchard Finlayson appoints FIVESTAR PR.
Who’s moved where
The BIG move: Ringing the changes at 702/CapeTalk
It’s in with the new and out with the old at Talk Radio 702 and 567 CapeTalk as the stations announced several changes in line up. It’s out with The Bandstand, The Jazz show, The Movie Show, Believe it or Not and A word on…
And it’s in with a new sports show hosted by Udo Carelse that will broadcast from 20h00 to 21h00, Mondays to Thursdays and from 19h00 to 21h00 on Fridays and Sundays.
“Listeners have indicated a strong desire for more sports content, and we know that we are, largely, a sports mad nation, so the introduction of a sports-dedicated show has been on the cards for a while,” says Talk Radio 702 station manager, Pheladi Gwangwa.
The ongoing popularity of Solid Gold music weekends has prompted two other changes. The first is the introduction of Solid Gold Jukebox Saturday, a new show that will celebrate classic Rock n’ Roll, from the early days of the 1950’s through to the Rock n Roll heydays of the 1960s. Benjy Mudie, who has 35 years’ experience in the music industry, will present solid Gold Jukebox Saturday.
Another legend of South African music radio is joining the Solid Gold team: Kenny Maistry. Kenny will be presenting Solid Gold from 13h00 to 16h00 on Saturdays and Sundays.
As a consequence of these changes, Udo Carelse will no longer be hosting the Weekend Breakfast. Listeners can now tune into Kgomotso Matsunyane, who has a long-standing relationship with 702 and CapeTalk and has proved very popular with listeners.
The legendary Barry Ronge will continue to offer movie and celebrity buffs his insights on the latest releases in his Friday slot on the John Robbie show and on the Weekend Breakfast with Kgomotso Matsunyane.
Kate Turkington remains on 702 and CapeTalk as a travel correspondent with a weekly feature on Sunday mornings with Kgomotso Matsunyane.
OFM welcomes Yolande Maartens
OFM is excited to welcome Yolanda Maartens to the midmorning slot, weekdays between 09:00 and 12:00. Maartens is a homegrown talent from Potchefstroom. She has been part of the OFM team for three years, making her mark on the brand and its listeners with her friendly presentation style on Saturday mornings from 09:00.
Maartens has produced the afternoon drive show for 18 months and has shown skill and understanding in radio, directing the afternoon show’s content delivery. Maartens will embark on her new challenge from 7 January 2013.
Maartens says she is delighted to take over the ‘Effect’ from Eloise Pretorius who will be relocating to Cape Town after 13 very successful years on OFM. Maartens says she is very “honoured to have been the management’s first choice when this opportunity came up” and that she is “very privileged to work for a company that recognizes as well as appreciates her talent”.
Easy DIY scores Angela Richardson as new editor
Easy DIY has announced that Angela Richardson, founder of Seed Creative Projects, has been appointed as editor of Easy DIY from the Winter issue of 2013 (on sale May 2013).
Richardson has many years of magazine experience and most recently she has also been involved in a wide range of creative projects together with the Seed team, ranging from online content creation, innovative strategic marketing solutions and visual productions. Her love of food grew as editor of Food & Home Entertaining and Taste magazines, while her passion for innovation and marketing grew when she held the position of both group creative director and publisher at Caxton Magazines.
“Having always loved crafting things and following new technologies, I can’t wait to get stuck in, and together with the team bring readers the latest DIY and MIY (make-it-yourself) innovations, trends and technologies helping them to improve not only the value but the look-and-feel of their homes as well,” says Richardson.
Easy DIY is a quarterly magazine published by Wag the Dog.
New bureau chief for Associated Press
Andrew Torchia is the new bureau chief for Associated Press in South Africa, a news agency that supplies content for web, air and print. Torchia will supply copy for the Washington Post and a many other powerful news organisations in the US.
Rising star Grant De Sousa has joined Frieze Films
Award winning commercials producer Grant de Sousa has joined Frieze Films for commercials representation. “Grant’s a major talent who’s already produced award-winning commercials,” says Frieze Films’ executive producer Jo Barber. “He’s a natural storyteller with a considered style.“
Still just 32, Grant has built up a distinctive but varied reel during his six-year directing career. His first advert was the anti-Tik PSA There’s No Going Back, which earned him the 2007 Cannes CFP-E / Shots Young Director Award.
In 2009, Grant won Best Overall PSA from the M-Net VUKA! Awards for The African Diamond Council Conflict Free. The Y&R Cape Town spot won five of the eight awards in the Professional category. It also received the Creative Social Advertising Award from Humandoc International Film Festival in Poland and was shortlisted for both a Loerie Award and The New York Festival’s United Nations Department of Public Information Award.
De Sousa made the top seven in Kevin Spacey’s Jameson First Shot short film competition and recently won Cinema Nouveau’s Win Your Own Film Fest competition, which will see him screen five of his favourite films at The Grant De Sousa Film Festival in April 2013.
New channel manager at The SpaceStation
Vicki Steenkamp is the latest exciting addition to The SpaceStation team. As the new channel manager for the Food24, Women24 and Channel24 platforms, Steenkamp’s extensive publishing and ad sales skill set promises a continuation of the performance of these top-ranking online platforms.
Steenkamp’s ad sales (Media24’s Women’s Magazine division) and publishing roles (as publisher for EatIn/EatOut and Fresh Living) have validated her belief that ‘content is king’ and fuelled her interest in consumer behavior and the possibilities that surround the communication of brands.
Steenkamp is Cape Town born and bred and has been in the magazine industry for 11 years working for both Custom and Consumer magazine titles across a range of sectors from fashion to food.
Aegis Media appoints two industry innovators to senior team
Aegis Media has shown significant market growth in both SA and Africa over the past 24 months and to add to the senior innovative team they have appointed Gerrit Visser as trading director and Wilise Laurent as buying manager.
Visser will ensure an industry leading media buying function and the development of a trading strategy on behalf of Aegis Media in order to continue delivering value to their vast client base.
Laurent’s role will be to manage the entire buying and billing process and manage all staff, while assisting Visser to implement group deals for Aegis clients. Laurent started her advertising career in 1997 with Media Co-ordination.
Appointment of new MD for Antalis Southern Africa
Raymond Waldeck has been appointed managing director of Antalis Southern Africa. He succeeds Dave Haldane who announced, during the second half of 2012 his intentions to leave the company.
Waldeck has worked previously in a number of different industries with the most recent being Bridgestone Maxiprest where he held the position of chief operations officer. He brings with him a wealth of experience with a BCom Law and business management degree and has various marketing and sales qualifications.
Who’s won what
Dreamtime signs twin DJs
Dreamteam SA has signed twin DJs, Bandile and Banele Mbere, better known as Major League DJz. These dynamic duos are no strangers to the entertainment scene and are definitely a set worth keeping your eyes on. Major League DJz have played alongside SA’s best DJs and performers as well as some international acts. Locally they are the official DJs to Motswako Hip Hop performer, Khuli Chana and brand ambassadors for New Balance shoes and Skull Candy products.
Major League DJz are joining a family of industry heavy weights under Dreamteam SA such as the likes of Kabelo Mabalane, Terry Phetho, Tumisho Masha, Nkhensani Nkosi, Azania Mosaka, Thembi Seete, TKZee, and Khuli Chana just to mention a few. Dreamteam SA is a boutique 360 degrees talent management business that manages brands within the music, arts, broadcasting and sports industries.
Bouchard Finlayson appoints FIVESTAR PR
Bouchard Finlayson boutique winery has appointed FIVESTAR PR to manage all its publicity and PR requirements. The new account further expands FIVESTAR PR’s premium wine portfolio to complement a selection of prestigious hospitality clients. Part of The Red Carnation family, Bouchard Finlayson is located in the Hemel-and-Aarde Valley outside Hermanus where winemaker Peter Finlayson specialises in the crafting of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc wines of outstanding quality.
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