Hot 91.9 FM Radio Training Academy Graduation Ceremony 2019

Hot 91.9 FM Radio Training Academy Graduation Ceremony 2019

The 2019 Hot 91.9fm Radio Academy Graduation took place on Saturday,19 October which saw another 65 students graduate in the Business of Radio. The 8 week course is an intensive hands-on program with weekly lectures by industry peers who have a deep understanding of what radio is all about.

The Hot 91.9fm Radio Academy has been in existence for 4 years and is a free course, as prescribed by their license agreement. It is a sustainable mentorship course feeding young talent to the broadcasting industry and is yet another example of Hot 91.9FM`s commitment to the broader community at large.

Program Manager, Tony Murrell, enthused “The Academy gives students an opportunity to find their voice and to learn the business of radio from some of the industry`s giants. The  overall objective is to create future broadcasting stars for the industry at large. ”

The “The Radio Star Awards” was awarded to Athi Kloke and Graeme Watkins, both who will be working at the station in 2020 to gain work experience and the opportunity to be “fill-in” presenters.

The course includes the following areas of broadcasting:

  • Understanding the business of radio
  • Broadcast Etiquette
  • Voice and Breathing exercises
  • Microphone Technique
  • Show Preparation
  • Accessing Content
  • Knowing what the role of a producer
  • Air-checking your show
  • Designing Presentation Clocks
  • Understanding Music Scheduling
  • Listener Interaction
  • How to develop story telling abilities
  • How to keep audiences listening for longer
  • How to incorporate social media platforms into the show
  • Playback system
  • Recording & Editing
  • Content Platform Transfer
  • Multimedia Operations
  • Audience Research
  • RAMS Diary
  • AMPS
  • ICASA, BCCSA, ASA (the broadcast industry bodies)
  • Music Testing and Research Tools
  • Building content opportunities for online radio

Registration for the next Hot 91.9 Radio Training Academy course commences in January 2020. For more information on the Academy, please go to: www.hot919.co.za

PRESS RELEASE: Greenpeace’s Iconic Arctic Sunrise heads to in Cape Town

PRESS RELEASE: Greenpeace’s Iconic Arctic Sunrise heads to in Cape Town

The Arctic Sunrise, one ship in the Greenpeace fleet, will dock at the V&A Waterfront on 17 October. The ship will berth in Cape Town until 20 October, after which it will embark on a three-week voyage to Seamount Vema. The expedition aims to document local biodiversity and to recover the abandoned fishing gear that threatens it.

Bukelwa Nzimande, Climate and Energy Campaigner for Greenpeace Africa, said: “The threats faced by our oceans cause waves that affect the sustainability of life and our very ability to survive. The Arctic Sunrise docking in Cape Town is symbolic of the need for a larger commitment to protect the oceans and fight the climate crisis and will further illustrate the rich and plentiful marine life in Southern Africa. The Cape hosts unique and diverse ecosystems which are bountiful resource for fisheries and associated fishing communities, and all of them need to be protected.”

The ship recently stopped in Dakar, Senegal to create a platform for political engagement around overfishing in the region. Overfishing has taken a harsh toll on Senegalese fishing communities. Often, artisanal fishermen have been forced further and further out to sea to fish while fish populations suffer and dwindle due to overfishing. As a result, many of them are indefinitely lost at sea.

The Arctic Sunrise, along with other ships in the fleet, is contributing to Greenpeace’s Pole-to-Pole ship tour, aimed at rallying support for a Global Oceans Treaty which will see 30% of the world’s oceans become protected by 2030 under the UN. Locally, the project is highlighting the impacts of overfishing on local fishing communities in Kalk Bay, highlighting the connections between the climate crisis and the biodiversity breakdown in our oceans and providing a platform for political engagement on local ocean issues, building on issues raised in the Dakar stop of the ship tour.
“During its time in Cape Town, the ​Arctic Sunrise ​ will provide a platform for deeper engagement and dialogue in understanding national climate and ocean issues in more personal ways. We will seek solutions to solving these issues in South African coastal areas​, and engage with key government stakeholders to ensure the South African government continues to have a progressive position in the Ocean Treaty negotiations, and publicly calls for and supports a strong and progressive global Ocean treaty,” ended Nzimande.

In addition to political stakeholders, the Arctic Sunrise will engage with African student groups around the supercharging the African Climate Strike movement. The ship will also host local communities impacted by industrial overfishing and climate impacts at a storytelling event. The ship will be open to the public all day on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November.

10 Reasons to be at FIBO Africa 2019: 25 – 27 October 2019

We’re in the FINAL STRETCH!

Africa’s leading fitness, health and wellness festival, FIBO Global Fitness Africa 2019 presented by Dis-Chem Pharmacies will play host to a jam-packed celebration of fun, health and fitness from the 25 th  to 27th of October 2019 at the Ticketpro Dome.


If you are in the mood for a mass-scale celebration of health and fitness, with an open mind and a desire to get moving and have fun, well, we think you are in for a great time!

Here are 10 good reasons why you should visit the FIBO Global Fitness Africa Festival.

  1. Gear Up and Get Ready for a Great Time: It`s a fun-tastic 3 day celebration of all things healthy with the latest fitness, health and wellness trends and products, inspirational talks and fitness competitions. Free workout classes, show specials, prizes, equipment specials and an interactive experience like none other.
  2. Fun for the Whole Family – Yes kiddies too! It`s geared towards the whole family: from working Dads and Moms trying to hustle some training time to beginners looking to develop a more holistic and healthy lifestyle. FIBO caters for the little ones too with the Nickerbockerdooblebug FitPLAYGROUND which is a dedicated, safe and fun child care area to care for the kids while you workout!
  3. You will Shop the Latest and Greatest Products: You can shop to your heart`s content with everything from nutrition and supplements to exercise equipment and you can look and feel good with the latest sports apparel. The Dis-Chem Village with over 288 sqm of retail bliss has great show offers, bonus deals and expert fitness leaders to assist you. The village is the place to get the best advice, price and hot deals.
  4. It’s a FitFOOD Feast: Learn to cook a healthier way in the FIBO Africa Almond Breeze FitFOOD Kitchen with calorie conscious food demonstrations which will leave you feeling inspired and motivated, contributing to your overall wellbeing. There are classes on how to make the perfect smoothie, delicious vegan recipes, healthy cocktails and all things scrumptious.
  5. You are Going To Be Challenged: You can immerse yourself in the challenging FitMOVE Zone where there is something for everyone: from Zumba and African dance, Boxing and old school aerobics to step, self-defence, Booty Burn, FunFit Warrior and Bounce classes.
  6. Insane Competitions: Get your team groove on and compete in the MiFitness Games, the FIBO Africa Corporate Challenge, Matrix MX4 Challenge, NPL Strongman Competition or theDSV Skills Challenge powered by Technogym.
  7. You are going to Connect: Experience a whole new level of `chill` at the Bos FitZEN Studio, dedicated to the calm side of staying fit and healthy. Relax and unwind during meditation, yoga and restorative dance classes.
  8. Be Inspired: The FitTALK Theatre, powered by JBL, covers a variety of important issues in Student Talk, and supplement usage in schools, nutrition, mental fitness and much more.
  9. The Body Beautiful Show: This Variety Performance makes a comeback at FIBO Africa and brings together the best of the industry in fitness modelling, dance, entertainment and includes a host of well-known celebrities.
  10. Bang for Your Buck: You get more bang for your buck at FIBO Global Africa 2019. Choose between a day pass starting at R120 or a weekend pass which starts at R250 – you get 24 group classes, 29 mind body and soul fit classes, 16 healthy food demos, 13 health wellness and fitness talks and shopping galore!


So what are you waiting for? Get your ticket TODAY!

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There’s nothing that South Africans enjoy more than a day out in the sun and fresh air with great company, music, food and drinks.  And what better way to celebrate the turn of seasons than with Joburg’s hottest annual music and lifestyle festival on the 5th of October at Casalinga in Muldersdrift.  Returning for its second year, Prime Fest – hosted by Prime Circle, Hot 91.9 FM and Real Concerts – is promising to be bigger and better with a powerhouse music line-up and a bevy of food, beverage and lifestyle stalls.


Having launched in 2018, Prime Circle have put together an “All Killer, No Filler” line-up with a royal flush of South African music giants including The Parlotones, Just Jinjer, Jack Parow, Freshlyground, Mango Groove, Wonderboom and Shut Up It’s Sunday.


We are so excited for the second Prime Fest.  Last year was an amazing experience where we learned a lot and now we can add and make this year even better. We’ve put together an incredible line-up of artists who’ve had great success over the years and this will be first time we have all played on the same stage and look forward to some exciting collaborations,” comments Prime Circle frontman, Ross Learmonth.


Apart from the star-studded music line-up, this family-friendly festival combines an outdoor experience with a dedicated kids play area and a wide range of stalls.


Cooler boxes and picnic baskets are not permitted but there will be sufficient food stalls to fill your stomachs and a bar and beer garden to quench your thirst.  RocoMama’s food truck is now ready to rock the streets with their epic Smash Burgers, serving real, fresh #RocoLove to your face.  Other stalls include:


  • The Chocolate Tier
  • Pink Waffle Cabin
  • Frost Popsicles
  • Elbows UP
  • Paquito’s Treatery
  • Knickerbocker Ice-Cream
  • Amelia Kitchen
  • Blomplek
  • The Filthy Moustache
  • Hola Paella and Argentine
  • Brohemian Pizza
  • Go Fish Truck
  • Pora Prego
  • The Grill Cherrie
  • Sumting Fresh
  • The Oyster Lady
  • Leafy GreenPaul
  • Tjips
  • Salumi Deli
  • Griekse Boertjie
  • Snorting Boar Smoker
  • Green Bean Coffee
  • The Boyz
  • Welbedacht


In between the music acts, why not sneak some alone time in at Just Haven’s Nomadic Spa in their billowing draped gazebos and enclosed fragrant treatment rooms for a 30-minute head, neck & shoulder massage or foot / hand massage for R100 or a 60-minute full body or back & neck massage for R200.  There will also be a Vape Truck and InStep Jozi for you to browse through.


And what would a proudly South African music & lifestyle festival be without showing the love for a few of our local charity organisations including Woodrock Animal Rescue, Owl Rescue & Rehabilitation and RADA.


Parking is free with Williams Hunt Isuzu providing a complimentary shuttle service.  Experience the Isuzu SUV and Double Cab range.  Be driven by professional drivers from the Isuzu Driving Academy and view their vehicle display on the day including the awesome Isuzu Arctic AT35 and the all new D-Max X-Rider Black.  #WilliamsHuntIsuzu #WithYouForTheLongRun

Don’t drink and drive! Patrons are encouraged to use services like Uber to get to and from the festival. Uber will have a dedicated pin location to Primefest that will take you to a designated drop off and pick-up area.


Patrons are reminded that umbrellas will only be allowed in designated areas.  There will be no gazebos allowed so as not to block the stage view for other attendees.  Camp chairs are permitted.


Limited tickets are available through Computicket and range from R365 to R1250 (VIP Access).  Children pay R100 (3 – 12 years), with children under 3 admitted free.  VIP access includes a reserved table at Casalinga Restaurant with a 3-course plated meal; fenced lawned area directly outside the restaurant, bar facilities and restrooms.  The R580 tickets includes access to a covered area with cash bar and bathroom facilities.


The festival will kick off at 11h00 with gates opening at 10h00.  Casalinga is located on Rocky Ridge Road in Muldersdrift.


Join in the conversation and follow for up-to-date information:

Website: www.primecircleband.com

Facebook: Prime.Circle

Instagram: @Prime_Circle

Twitter: @Prime_Circle

Hashtag: #PrimeFestSA

What would you do for R10 000.00?  Well, Jeremy Mansfield is willing to do pretty much anything!

What would you do for R10 000.00? Well, Jeremy Mansfield is willing to do pretty much anything!

This selfless initiative of Jeremy’s stems from Hot 91.9FM listener, Byron calling in to say he would donate R10 000.00 to Hot Cares if Jeremy did a photoshoot in a pair of Jimmy Choo heels to celebrate Hot 91.9FM’s Women’s Month Celebrations. Jeremy is making Byron’s donation worth his while by adding tights and suspenders to his wardrobe for this photoshoot.


August is also Mansfield’s birthday so Jeremy, in the spirit of community, has decided to do “just about” anything you wish him to do, for a donation of R10 000.00 to the Hot 91.9FM charity arm Hot Cares.


Sam Cowen says, “The Mansfield in the Morning team have taken the concept of the 12 Labours of Hercules, however as Jeremy is now at the ripe old age of 56, we decided that he only needs to complete 10 tasks by the end of August to raise a total of R100 000.00 for our community”.


Would you like to get Jeremy to do absolutely anything your heart desires? Email the Mansfield in the morning team with R10 000.00 at hotcares@hot919.co.za

Hot Cares on Hot 91.9FM reach out to assist Fellow Presenter Neville Pillay

Hot Cares on Hot 91.9FM reach out to assist Fellow Presenter Neville Pillay

On Thursday, 25 July, award winning Hot 91.9FM’s Managing Director, Lloyd Madurai was informed by Sheena Sewpersadh, a listener in Durban who streams Hot 91.9FM, about fellow radio presenter Neville Pillay critical medical situation and his desperate need of financial assistance to pay medical bills. Immediately Lloyd reached out to the station’s presenters and it was agreed that Hot 91.9FM would help a friend and fellow deejay.

Neville Pillay (48), a former ECR and Lotus FM presenter and comedian, recently suffered a heart attack and mild stroke. In addition, the blood vessels in his eyes burst, which has resulted in him being left with partial vision and his kidneys have started to fail.
Neville’s wife, Carol has said their lives have been turned upset down. “We do not have medical aid so are relying on the government hospitals which in itself has many challenges. We have used up all our savings and are now looking for financial assistance with medical costs”.
Neville and Carol have two girls, 17 and 8. Carol adds, “Neville is just surviving. Our kids are at their lowest, seeing their dad this way. Our youngest refuses to go to school because she is afraid something will happen to him and the older one, out of desperation, posted about our plight on her dad’s Facebook page”
Speaking on behalf of Hot 91.9FM, Lloyd Madurai said, “Hot Cares will cover their medical aid contributions for one year – up to the value of R50 000. We at Hot 91.9FM believe in the power of community, especially community coming together to help others. With this in mind, we would appreciate any assistance that our South African Community can give to Neville Pillay and his family – you can make a difference!”.

If you are able to assist the Pillay family, please email hotcares@hot919.co.za.