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Hot 91.9FM celebrate their 6th birthday by raising over R6 million!

Hot 91.9FM celebrate their 6th birthday by raising over R6 million!

Hot 91.9FM celebrate their 6th birthday by raising over R6 million!

 Tuesday, 24 November – Leading Johannesburg radio station, Hot 91.9FM, raised the bar today by racking up a staggering R6.113 million in donations for the Hot Cares initiative at their annual, 12 hour birthday Teddython fundraiser, held this year at Papachinos in Broadacres.

 “In a year in which the COVID-19 pandemic has placed unprecedented financial strain on individuals and companies, the donations total came as a huge surprise and showed that Johannesburg is not only the City of Gold, but that Joburgers have hearts of gold,” said Lloyd Madurai, Hot 91.9 FM Managing Director. 

 Due to the financial impact of the pandemic and the lockdown, Hot Cares, a registered Public Benefit Organisation and the community initiative of Hot 91.9FM, has been overwhelmed by requests for assistance within the broader community. The need for community support has never been greater and Hot Cares is constantly receiving requests for assistance. Hot 91.9 FM has always put the community at the centre of the station’s activities and is overjoyed at the ability to be able to fulfil an increasing number of requests for assistance. 

 “All of our partners, listeners and friends, have blown us away this year with their generosity,” says Madurai. “We are humbled at how you opened your hearts and pockets in these extremely tough economic times to help change lives. Perhaps more than ever we see how humanity prevails and we are re-committed to effect positive change. Hot 91.9FM would like to say a heartfelt, sincere and resounding thank you! You have made the Hot 91.9FM Birthday wish come true”.

  

Get ready for the Hot 91.9FM Teddython 2020

Get ready for the Hot 91.9FM Teddython 2020

Get ready for the Hot 91.9FM Teddython 2020

Monday, 2 November 2020

 

Hot 91.9FM’s Teddython is back on Friday, 20 November 2020 and we are delighted to announce our new venue Papachinos, Broadacres in Fourways. The Hot 91.9FM team will be broadcasting live from Papachinos from 06h00 – 18h30, and we invite our listeners to pop in, donate and make a meaningful difference to the lives of those around us. All Covid-19 protocols in place.

Many challenges we faced in 2020 have been unprecedented and it’s no surprise that Hot Cares, the community initiative of Hot 91.9FM, has been overwhelmed by the desperation within our community.  Hot 91.9FM is dedicated to making our biggest priority to touch as many lives as possible through community outreach. In the past we have awarded bursaries at all levels of education, assisted those in need of medical attention and helped victims of unforeseen, life-changing circumstances and now more than ever, we need to assist as many families and shelters who have had to face their biggest challenges and financial blows. In order to continue doing this, we need to raise vital funds through initiatives like our Hot Cares Teddython.

You can donate on the day, visit our website www.hot919.co.za and donate online or come through to Papachinos and donate in person (snapscan and credit card facilities available).

Hot Cares NPC is a registered PBO and is able to issue a Section 18A Certificate and a Level 1 B-BBEE Contributor Affidavit.

The Mansfield in the Morning team, Mark Pilgrim, Bunny Majaja and Tony Murrell, before welcoming The Big Joburg Drive to end the celebration. Join us throughout the day where we will be sharing the stage with fantastic performances by, Pedro Barbosa, Daniel Baron, Cappuccino, Brent Harris & Thee Jam and Dr Victor.

You are invited to make your donation and join the Hot 91.9FM team at the 2020 Teddython! Be a part of our community initiative.

Hot 91.9FM announces their support for The Portuguese Forum of South Social Solidarity Food Drive

Hot 91.9FM announces their support for The Portuguese Forum of South Social Solidarity Food Drive

Hot 91.9FM and the Portuguese Forum of South Africa have partnered to present the Social Solidarity Food Drive which will take place on Sunday, 6 September 2020 at a secure venue where communities and established charity groups can set up a marquee to receive donations.

In addition, procession trucks loaded with pallets of donated food from local farmers and companies will attend the Social Solidarity Food Drive before delivering their donated items to the nominated food banks.

The aim of the Social Solidarity Food Drive is to bring as many compassionate resources from the cultural community groups, corporate brands, farmers, charity groups and the public together in one place, in a show of force for good.

The drive-through is designed to help those in need, Ferreirinha says, “but also to highlight the many, often unrewarded South Africans who do amazing work to help. They are what makes South Africa great.

Save the date now and join in this moving tribute to community and the importance of the outstretched hand at the corner of Atlas Road and Silver Wings Boulevard, Parkhaven, Kempton Park on Sunday 6 September 2020 at 09h00.

 

For all queries, please email: info@socialfooddrive.co.za

For more details, please visit our website www.socialfooddrive.co.za

Facebook Page: www.facebook/socialfooddrive

Instagram: www.instagram.com/socialfooddrive

Twitter: www.twitter.com/socialfooddrive

 

Hot 91.9FM lights up to support #LightSAred Campaign

Hot 91.9FM lights up to support #LightSAred Campaign

Hot 91.9FM today announced its support for the #LightSAred campaign taking place on 5 August 2020 between 6pm and 8pm. The Hot 91.9FM building, located in Northriding will be lit in red for the duration of the initiative.

 Hot 91.9FM managing director, Lloyd Madurai says, “We wholly support the #LightSAred campaign. As a radio station, we’ve always had a mutually beneficial relationship with the live events industry, and of course, we work hand in hand to create all the iconic and unforgettable events that Hot91.9FM has hosted over the past few years. We stand together with them in solidarity and assist in making their voices heard”.

 The industry (comprised of freelancers, venues, theatres, companies and businesses), has been unable to work since the blanket ban on all events due to the risk adjusted strategy implemented by government in South Africa, in response to the Coronavirus pandemic since 15 March 2020.

 Similar initiatives have successfully taken place across the world where buildings, monuments, landmarks, structures and empty theatres have been illuminated in “Emergency Red” to highlight the enormous challenges facing live events, music and performing arts sectors. In the UK, #LightItinRed saw over 670 buildings lit, while in Germany, the #NightofLight2020 had an incredible 9 000 sites lit, to mention a few.

 South Africans in the industry are called to join the campaign and light buildings in red to raise awareness of this industry’s plight. Individuals, companies and anyone concerned about the future of live events can participate by lighting a building, an empty stage, a garden or any object in red, then taking a photo and sharing it on their social media platforms while including the campaign hashtag, #LightSAred. The general public are encouraged to play a role by taking photos of red buildings and sharing them on social media.

 Visit  www.lightsared.org.za to find out how you can participate.

 

 The South African Events Industry Plight

The South African events industry is dying, and we are being ignored. Our aim is for government and financial institutions to extend financial relief to those who earn a living in the technical production and live events industry until we are permitted to resume work. In addition we need the South African government to engage with elected leaders within SACIA and the SA Events Council, and provide a platform for our voices to be heard. Lastly, #LightSAred demands that the government recognize and support the Non-Profit Organisations that are trying to sustain destitute members of the technical production and live events industry. Help us light the warning beacon and #LightSAred to remind government and private industry just how much is at stake.

Hot 91.9FM is on the go this August

Hot 91.9FM is on the go this August

On 16 August 2020 Joburg’s hottest radio station Hot 91.9FM will join The Breast Health Foundation in a challenge to complete 2 million steps for cancer at the annual “One Step at a Time” virtual walk.

Participants are invited to join the walk anytime between 06h00 and 18h00 and use this opportunity to celebrate the journey of cancer survivors, as well as build a powerful and inspiring message to unite as a community to continue cancer awareness globally.

 Hot 91.9FM and The Breast Health Foundation invite all South Africans to get involved and participate in this incredible initiative and honour and support everyone who has been affected by Cancer. #OneStep 2020 – Make A Difference.

 Event details: 

 

At Home With Dylan Rogers Podcast is a hot new feature on the Hot 91.9FM digital platform, which follows Dylan as he enters the homes – well, during lockdown that’s on the end of a Skype call – of South Africa’s sports stars to find out what makes them tick. Their likes and dislikes, hobbies, family life, daily routines etc, while focusing more on the personality and the individual, as opposed to the on-field star. He’s already chatted to some of South Africa’s biggest stars – AB de Villiers, Erik van Rooyen, Schalk Brits and Penny Heyns, with plenty more in the pipeline. To check it out go to www.hot919.co.za

 

Hot 91-9 Lock and Load Deal – NSBC Members get a further 10% discount! 

For most businesses, it hasn’t been business as usual for far too long.

And that’s why Lock ‘n Load on Hot 91.9FM is a uniquely designed on-air radio package to help SMEs survive as well as thrive. Through our no fuss, zero hassle online portal, SME’s can cash in on dramatically reduced rates for  20 second live reads across all daytime, weekday shows  – from 06h00 – 18h00.

 

Visit our Hot Shop on www.hot919.co.za and let our community know about your limited or special lockdown offer if you’re an SME certified to operate in Joburg at this time.

 

By far, one of the biggest on-air drives this year and a first for radio the world over, is Get SA Working – initiated by ProfitShare Partners and powered by Hot91.9FM. Get SA Working is offering SMEs their share of R100 million in capital support for transactions or pending purchase orders, from a minimum of R250 000 and maximum R5 million per transaction.

 

In addition, successful applicants, of the R100 million funding, will have until the end of May 2021 to create the most jobs and stand a chance of winning R1 million in cash. Stay tuned to Hot91.9FM for ongoing updates and visit www.getSAworking.co.za or www.hot919.co.za for more information.

Hot 91.9 FM delighted to announce that Gallant Business Solutions is the first SME to Get a Share of R100 Million in the Get SA Working Initiative!

Hot 91.9 FM delighted to announce that Gallant Business Solutions is the first SME to Get a Share of R100 Million in the Get SA Working Initiative!

 Hot 91.9 FM in partnership with ProfitShare Partners earlier this week announced the first SME to get their share of R100 Million through the Get SA Working SME Growth Initiative. Congratulations Andries Leboho, Director of Gallant Business Solutions!

 

Launched in 2014, Gallant Business Solutions entered the market with a focus on the petroleum sector. In 2015, the SME applied for a petroleum wholesale license and once the company received their license, they soon realised that the industry was very hard to penetrate. To keep the company afloat, they pursued business with government in 2016, however this proved to be challenging too due to the many suppliers and delays in payments in some departments – nevertheless, Gallant Business Solutions managed to survive.

 

“The only issue that has been a challenge all along [was] financing of the purchase orders, however, we believe that is a thing of the past since discovering ProfitShare Partners through the Hot 91.9FM campaign,” said Andries Leboho.

 

“As part of our Get SA Working SME growth initiative, we’re proud to that we could partner with another SME to realise success! Congratulations, Gallant Business Solutions! Here’s to many more successes in the future,” said CEO and founder of ProfitShare Partners, Andrew Maren.

 

Lloyd Madurai, managing director of Hot 91.9 FM adds, “This is what Hot 91.9FM is all about, making sure that we can keep SMEs in business and that is why we are a proud partner in this ProfitShare Partners campaign”.