Radio Days Africa RDA 2021 #audioamplified

RDA 2021 #audioamplified

Presented by the Wits Radio Academy under the auspices of the Department of Journalism at the University of the Witwatersrand, Radio Days Africa 2021 (#RDA2021) will offer delegates the opportunity to engage in twenty unique session hosted over ten days. Commencing on 5 July and ending on 16 July 2021, RDA21 will offer panel discussions, lecture styled presentations, master classes and chat room styled dialogue.
Once-off English South Africa Education
20 Episodes

The Closing Panel

Moderator: James Cridland (Podnews, Australia) Contributors: Justin Keats (MediaHeads360 – Sales Director), Muhammad Cajee (Primedia - Chief Digital Officer), Simaloi Dajom (Media Strategist, Talent Trainer. Kenya Top 40 Under 40) Where does radio stand with artificial intelligence, automated voiceovers, programmatic sales and bookings, the booming audio-on-demand era, and smart devices?…
16 Jul 2021 1 hr 01 min

So, You Have a Voice for Radio (Master Class)

Contributor: Chilu Lemba (Voice Over Artist, Zambia) With the growing use and exposure of audio on several platforms including radio, podcasts, audiobooks, television, learning platforms and a host more, the need for professional voices is growing daily. What are the skills required to become a voice artist or actor? In…
15 Jul 2021 1 hour

Washa Redio (Swahili Exclusive Session)

Moderator: Jeridah Andayi (Radio Citizen – Station Manager) Contributors: Ali Mwalimu (Radio Rahma – Deputy Chief News Editor), Frank Odomari (Tanzania), Akhol Amazima (Ugandan Broadcast Corporation - Swahili News Editor) It is estimated that there are more than fifty million Swahili speakers in Africa. With radio being a mass-market medium,…
15 Jul 2021 1 hour

The RDA Fringe: Podmeet

Moderator: Elna Schütz (Freelance Journalist and Podmeet Founder) Contributor: Simmi Areff (Podcast Host – Lesser Known Somebodies) A fringe session dedicated to networking and connecting amongst the podcasting community. In this session we also speak to podcaster Simmi Areff who produces and presents, Lesser Known Somebodies
14 Jul 2021 59 min

Beyond Fake News

Moderator: Nelly Kalu (Media Trainer & Fact Checker, Nigeria) The Covid 19 pandemic has seen fake news spread faster than the virus in some instances and the rise of disinformation is fuelled in an over enthusiastic on-line world. In this session we look at the trends, practices, and solutions to…
14 Jul 2021 56 min

Creating a Brand Story Using Audio – PT 2: Show & Tell

Contributor: Lynn Joffe (Creatrix - CEO) Armed with the knowledge to be an audio brand ambassador, this Master Class engages with real-life examples from the first session as participants share examples that they have created based on the learning in the first session.
14 Jul 2021 48 min

Creating an Audio Brand Story – PT 1: Story Telling Master Class

Contributor: Lynn Joffe (Creatrix - CEO) Brands connect with consumers by tapping into commonalities, situations, values, and emotions. The ability to do this with stories written for the ear creates a connection with an audience that is unrivalled. In this Master Class, you will learn to get to the heart…
14 Jul 2021 57 min

The CEO’s Session

Moderator: Claire Mawisa (Journalist) Contributors: Kelly Ramputswa (Yarona FM, Botswana – CEO), Nick Grubb (Kagiso Media Chief Executive: Radio), Geraint Crwys-Williams (Primedia Broadcasting – Chairman and Group Chief Business Officer) Engage with this panel of CEOs from radio groups across the continent and gain insight into their successes in their…
13 Jul 2021 59 min

Radio in a Crisis Situation

Moderator: Nelly Kalu (Media Trainer & Fact Checker, Nigeria) Contributors: David Smith (Radio Andarasone Internationale), Bob Rugurika, (Radio Publique Africaine, Burundi), Fathi Osman (Radio Erena, Eritrea) Radio is a powerful tool as it is a trusted media source with audiences. It responds almost immediately in times of crisis and is…
13 Jul 2021 57 min

60 Ideas In 60 Minutes

Moderator: Claire Mawisa (Journalist) Contributors: Zane Derbyshire (East Coast Radio – Programme Manager), Gary Stroebel (Future Media Namibia - CEO), Paulo Dias (Ultimate Media – Head of Creative), Ravi Naidoo (Primedia – Chief Creative Officer) Often the barrier to entry is having a unique idea. In this session, we want…
12 Jul 2021 1 hr 04 min

Music Scheduling in The Streaming Era

Moderator: Neil Johnson (Media Trainer and Consultant) Contributors: Kenzy Mohapi (Jacaranda FM – Music Compiler), Sot Moldovanos (Deezer), Zanda Mthembu (Ukhozi FM – Music Compiler), Manqoba Khubeka (SAMRO – General Manager Licensing) Radio and music have always been synonymous with each other. It was a great love affair and a…
12 Jul 2021 59 min

What the Mac!

Moderator: Neil Johnson (Media Trainer and Consultant) Contributors: MacGyver Mukwevho and Sol Phenduka (Podcast and Chill) Listeners, users, and consumers are valuable currency in the on-line audio world. How does one go about creating a podcast that attracts audiences and keeps them engaged? Launched in 2018, Podcast and Chill, has…
9 Jul 2021 1 hr 02 min

The Friday Fire Side (With A Twist)

Moderator: David O’Sullivan (Presenter and Journalist) + John Pearlman (Presenter and Journalist) Contributor: Sakina Kamwendo (SABC News, Radio and TV – Broadcaster) + David O’Sullivan (Presenter and Journalist) What builds a successful career and how does one do it? Every broadcaster has had moments that have created radio magic, moved…
9 Jul 2021 1 hr 33 min

Update Africa

Moderator: Jonathan Lyamgohn (Sound City TV & Radio, Nigeria) Contributors: Eshetu Belay Welle (Ahadu Radio, Ethiopia – CEO), Jacob Ntshangase (Wits Radio Academy – Head), Meck Phiri (BBC Media Action Zambia - Coordinating Mentor: Capacity Development) Radio remains a key communication platform across the African continent and Wits Journalism is…
8 Jul 2021 57 min

QBE vs The Classroom

Moderator: Neil Johnson (Media Trainer and Consultant) Contributors: Grant Nash ((Primedia Broadcasting - Head of Creative Solutions and Boston Media House – Radio Knowledge Manager), Alan Finlay (Wits University – Lecturer in Journalism & Media Studies), Mzoxolo Jojwana (702 - Programming Manager) Budget cuts have seen many senior staffers make…
7 Jul 2021 1 hr 02 min

The Future is Female

Moderator: Claire Mawisa (Journalist) Contributors: Joanne Joseph (Media Personality), Motshidi Mohono (SuperSport – Presenter), Nongcebo McKenzie (Ukhozi FM – Presenter), Rorisang Setlogelo (Roth Media – CEO) The media world is a continually changing space with increased competition between brands for microphone and screen time. Talent needs to remain relevant, informed,…
7 Jul 2021 1 hr 02 min

The SABC Post S189 (apologies for audio quality)

Moderator: Franz Krüger Franz Krüger (Wits University – Head of Journalism) Contributors: Nada Wotshela (SABC – Group Executive Radio) The South African Broadcasting Corporation underwent a major organisational restructuring in 2020/2021. To streamline their staffing structure and to be more agile and cost-effective they retrenched 621 staffers and redesigned several…
6 Jul 2021 1 hr 01 min

Ask the Programme Manager

Tim Zunckel (Tuned Media – Training, Creative and Management) Contributors: Masixole Mdingane (Umhlobo Wenene FM – Programme Manager), Naveen Singh (Smile FM – Programme Manager), Lynda Oriaso (Radio Maisha – Programme Controller) The final product that the audience hears through the speaker is the responsibility of the Programme Manager. From…
6 Jul 2021 1 hr 01 min

The Opening Panel #RDA2021

#RDA21 Welcome: Join Ms. Nadia Bulbulia (Executive Director of the National Association of Broadcasters) at the opening of the 12th edition of Radio Days Africa. Opening Panel - Audio Amplified: With the rapidly changing face of media platforms, audio creation and consumption are enjoying renewed attention. From stand-alone audio platforms,…
5 Jul 2021 1 hr 30 min

The RDA Fringe - The Campus Radio Session

The South African radio landscape boasts nineteen campus radio stations based at tertiary learning institutions. Campus based radio has a rich history in the local media landscape being the voice of the youth by the youth, acting as a training ground and ultimately creating tangible employment opportunities for those involved…
5 Jul 2021 1 hour