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2020 Programme:  6 – 31 July 2020

#RDA2020 – The New Normal?

All Session Will Be Hosted On-Line.

Monday, 6 July 2020 

Session: The Opening Panel #RDA2020 

Time: 14:00 (GMT+2) 

Duration: 90 Min 

Moderator: Franz Krüger 

Contributors: Nada Wotshela (SABC Group Executive Radio), Haseena Cassim (YFM Station Manager), Matt Deegan (Folder Media Founder and Creative Director) and Jackie Lawrence (Highlands FM Radio Director)  

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_b7AdAvPqR1O7CJXkakAXTw 

 #RDA20 Welcome: Join Ms. Nadia Bulbulia (Executive Director of the National Association of Broadcasters) at the opening of the 11th edition of Radio Days Africa. 

 Opening Panel:  Has 2020 proved that radio is as tenacious and robust as the industry has touted in recent years? Is the South African landscape equally positioned and are communities being adequately served across the continent? The opening panel of Radio Days Africa will share thoughts and ideas about radio in the “new normal” and if the medium is positioned to stand the test of time. 

 


 

Tuesday, 7 July 2020 

Session: “I Know Corona” 

Time: 14:00 (GMT+2) 

Duration: 60 Min 

Moderator: Neil Johnson 

Contributors: Ken Benson (P1 Media Group), Kevin Bellwood (Head of Broadcast NRG, Kenya) 

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dfzW4-QBQwOyd7JZCU1UFg 

 With the worldwide onset of Covid-19 a group of radio practitioners began to connect on Facebook to share ideas and programming tips around the pandemic. With close to 3000 members, the “Corona Virus Radio Ideas” group, is a powerful platform for sharing and creating around a common theme. Join this session to hear success stories from the creators of the group and share in the power of effective programming. 

 


 

Wednesday, 8 July 2020 

Session: Local Voices –Community Radio In Africa 

Time: 14:00 (GMT+2) 

Duration: 60 Min 

Moderator: Refiloe Mpakanyane 

Contributors: Jean-Luc Mootoosamy (Mauritius), Thabang Pusoyabone (NCRF Northern CapeSecretsry), Franz Krüger (Wits Radio Academy Director) 

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EdlA_ahxRzO0F0no_6rcRA 

Africa is a continent that thrives with hubs of local communities that inform and support each other. The flow of information and news is key to ensuring these communities form part of the global community. The Local Voices – Community Radio in Africa session will look at insight from the Wits Radio Academy in South Africa as well as examples from across the continent on how community radio is the pulse of rural areas. 


Thursday9 July 2020 

Session: Ask the Programme Manager  

Time: 14:00 (GMT+2) 

Duration: 60 Min 

Moderator: Neil Johnson 

Contributors: Chris Choane (Bokamoso FM Station Manager, Lesotho), Siyanda Fikelepi (5FM), Hennie Myburgh (Jacaranda FM Programme Manager) 

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XxFMY6rTT3qpulGANyKDLw 

An open forum for young professionals looking to break into the industry to ask questions and seek advise from three top programme managers. 

 


 

Friday10 July 2020 

Session: Creative Council 

Time: 14:00 (GMT+2) 

Duration: 60 Min 

Moderator: Claire Mawisa 

Contributors: Paulo Dias (Content, Creative and Convergence at Ultimate Media), Refue Mofokeng (Mediaheads 360)Tim Culley (Cliff Central Creative) 

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KXt-lca6Sg2sqQh-Za63jw 

 Changing landscapes, consumers, budgets, and delivery platforms continue to put traditional radio under pressure. The need to captivate audiences has moved radio stations and brands to challenge traditional airtime norms, to break through the clutter. The Creative Council will share examples of local campaigns and insight into redefining the creative edge in radio. 

 


 

Monday13 July 2020 

Session: Top Promotions from Across the Globe 

Time: 14:00 (GMT+2) 

Duration: 60 Min 

Moderator: Neil Johnson 

Contributors: Niall Power (The Beat 103, Ireland) 

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dey8a9r3TSeiPaIAagfQeg 

 Multi-platform promotions with a strong on-air element are essential tools for radio stations to remain relevant in an entertainment economy. Back by popular demand, Niall Power (Beat 102 – 103 Presenter and Producer) shares ten well-planned and executed promotions that created energy, excitement and great on-air talkability. 

 


 

Tuesday14 July 2020 

Session: Rules, Regulations or Red Tape 

Time: 14:00 (GMT+2) 

Duration: 60 Min 

Moderator: Franz Krüger 

Contributors: TBC 

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_A1EUo6bKQ2SJdg1rDvSizg 

 A well-regulated and defined sector allows for healthy competition, community service, value for advertisers and variety for audiences. Are the South African airwaves a level playing field and are the three sectors in the radio space enjoying enough support in terms of assistance and effective administration to serve the citizens of South Africa? 

 


 

Wednesday15 July 2020 

Session: On-Line & On-Demand, Podcasts for Africa! 

Time: 14:00 (GMT+2) 

Duration: 60 Min 

Moderator: Refiloe Mpakanyane 

Contributors: Paula Rogo (Kali Media; Kenya), Chris Mottes (Hindenburg CEO and Partner; Denmark), Kim Fox (Podfest Cairo Founder and Organiser, Egypt) 

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HbgO_xf9SXSTfv7YjQGOSQ 

 There can be no doubt that digital, data and downloads have a place in audio entertainment. As a continent of story tellers, Africa is well positioned to harness the power of podcasting. What is the status quo, where are the opportunities, who are winning in this space?  

 Thursday16 July 2020 

Session: Are We Fact? 

Time: 14:00 (GMT+2) 

Duration: 60 Min 

Moderator: Claire Mawisa 

Contributors: Kate Wilkinson (Africa Check), Aboubackar Dincko, (Mali) 

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_G192jMu2RKOM-P5vH-1A-w 

 The Fast and Furious isn’t just the title of a movie, it is also a representation of the way news and information moves in the digital age. When does a Newsroom pull the plug on a story or push through? What are the trends in Africa when it comes to alternative facts and the manipulation of news? This session goes to the heart of fact checking on the continent. 

 


 

 Friday17 July 2020 

Session: Old Guard Meets the New Guard 

Time: 14:00 (GMT+2) 

Duration: 60 Min 

Moderator: Neil Johnson 

Contributors: TBC 

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8Lg0pBMESbC0rbrZOoayYQ 

 Inducted into the SA Radio Awards Hall of Fame in 2020 these legends and stalwarts on South Africa radio will be interviewed by the next generation of media professionals. 

 


 

Monday20 July 2020 

Session: BBC World News 

Time: 14:00 (GMT+2) 

Duration: 60 Min 

Moderator: Refiloe Mpakanyane 

Contributors: TBC 

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_P9xv8B0sQkKNCNrDnxEqHA 

 Covid-19 is a once in a career event and pandemic. From the hard facts, the humanitarian crisis, economic impact and social discoursea broadcaster needs to be connected to the crisis. How did the BBC deal with the initial onset of the Corona Virus and how is the BBC’s news team currently handling the gathering, reporting and archiving of their content from across the globe? 

 


 

Tuesday21 July 2020 

Session: Hello Africa! Tell Me How You’re Doing?” 

Time: 14:00 (GMT+2) 

Duration: 60 Min 

Moderator: Claire Mawisa 

Contributors: Gary Stroebel (Future Media – Namibia CEO), Davies Kabuswe (Zambia) Blaireau Kajam, (Democratic Republic of Congo), Jonathan Lyamgohn (Group Head – Radio at Consolidated Media Associates Group, Nigeria) 

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zd1LuAkBQ36NczeU6aG_Wg 

 In this session various radio landscapes and territories in Africa will be showcased. Trends, markets and the power of the medium and the role it plays will be discussed. 

 


 

Wednesday22 July 2020 

Session: Drop the Treble, Pump Up the Base 

Time: 14:00 (GMT+2) 

Duration: 60 Min 

Moderator: Neil Johnson 

Contributors: Lindsay Johnson (Crossfade Studio Owner and Audio Producer), Andreas Sanneman (Benztown CEO, Germany) 

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RSB4fNGiSL6NLuxI4c4Kfw 

 Production is the glue that keeps the audio on a station together. In this session, two expert Producers will share their” treatment of imaging, voice, and elements. They will also share insights and creative inputs into the imaging process. What will the final product sound like, tune into this session? 

 


 

Thursday23 July 2020 

Session: The SABC – Project Turnaround 

Time: 14:00 (GMT+2) 

Duration: 60 Min 

Moderator: Franz Krüger 

Contributors: TBC 

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pK6ySF2FQ1GgJZNIMd53KQ 

 With more than 60% of South African radio audiences, the SABC holds a lion share of the market. Having gone through a tough five years, several senior managers and board members, the organisation is slowly turning the tide on mismanagement and political interference. In this session we get an update from the office of the SABC COO. 

 


 

Friday24 July 2020 

Session: Gifted 

Time: 14:00 (GMT+2) 

Duration: 60 Min 

Moderator: Claire Mawisa 

Contributors: Vanessa Marawa (Vuma FM), Nthabeleng Matela (Metro FM Radio Presenter and DJ), Shoeshoe Qhu (Voice of Wits Station Manager) 

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bS9PD_B7Qr6Dw4Fjj4FJ-Q 

 Creative, Outspoken and Upwardly mobile radio practitioners will ensure the future of the industry. This panel discussion speaks to young practitioners who are and have been crafting their skills and making a mark in the South African radio industry. 

 


 

Monday27 July 2020 

Session: Ask the Programme Manager (II) 

Time: 14:00 (GMT+2) 

Duration: 60 Min 

Moderator: Neil Johnson 

Contributors: Zane Derbyshire (East Coast Radio Programme Manager), Zandile Tembe (Ukhozi FM Programme Manager), Bob Mabena (MSG Group Head of Programming) 

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rco7zDAATNSbMKIhRpcr-w 

 An open forum dealing with building a career, re-inventing your show and ensuring you remain current and skilled. 

 


 

Tuesday28 July 2020 

Session: Newsrooms in Africa 

Time: 14:00 (GMT+2) 

Duration: 60 Min 

Moderator: Refiloe Mpakanyane 

Contributors: Mahlatse Mahlase, Fidèle Moumbouli, (Republic of Congo) Mariama Thiam (Journalist and Consultant at Africa Check, CODESRIA and the Children’s Radio Foundation, Senegal) 

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JCngwi7YSCSdRQtmx2gK4A 

 What do Newsroom in Africa look like currently and what are their challenges? This panel discussion will examine the state of newsrooms, journalists on the ground and the quality of coverage especially in the radio environment. As a continent of extended geography and a variety of socio-political and economic challenges radio news is often the most immediate source of information. How good is it? 

 


 

Wednesday29 July 2020 

Session: Hello, Is There Anyone Out There? 

Time: 14:00 (GMT+2) 

Duration: 60 Min 

Moderator: Refiloe Mpakanyane 

Contributors: Nick Grubb (Kagiso Media Chief Executive: Radio, Larry Rosin (USA) 

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CnkpjsePQA62Tw7LvHCHYw 

 The world-wide Covid-19 pandemic has had a dramatic effect on media consumption in 2020. What has happened to radio listenership in South Africa and globally and how do audiences perceive their radio brands? 

 


 

Thursday30 July 2020 

Session: Snakes and Ladders, the State of Community Radio in South Africa 

Time: 14:00 (GMT+2) 

Duration: 60 Min 

Moderator: Zandile Mashaba 

Contributors: Pinky Kekana (Deputy Minister of Communications) 

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qwCcUG0XTd2Sy6npmSSXVg 

 As a vital contributor to the media landscape in South Africa, community radio is often regarded as the underdog. Is the sector undervalued and underrated and why are community radio stations perceived as the poor cousin of the industry? This panel discussion will look at the sector from different perspectives and inputs. 

 


 

Friday31 July 2020 

Session: Improvise and Innovate – Radio Post 2020 

Time: 14:00 (GMT+2) 

Duration: 60 Min 

Moderator: Claire Mawisa 

Contributors: TBC 

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6YdLjs-5RM6yubZAu0Szig 

 Who is innovating? What does radio mean post Covid-19? Are we adapting quickly enough? Can we compete with the next Tik Tok, and do we have to? The final session of Radio Days Africa 2020 is a canvas of ideas and a platform to speak about the future of our medium. 

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