Fine Music Radio

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The vision of Fine Music Radio is to uplift, inspire and entertain its target audience by presenting quality classical and jazz music, and by broadcasting information on cultural and artistic events

Looking Up

120 EPISODES |  Podcast, ±5 min episode every 1 week, 1 day
Five minutes at the end of each week explores the big and the small questions in astronomy, cosmology, and space science. Hosted by Kechil Kirkham, no subject is too big or too small, and experts are regularly brought on board to illuminate and excite. Cape Town is the place to be for astronomy, with some of the largest telescopes in the world housed or being built not too far away. Looking Up takes advantage of the shoals of scientists and engineers working on the planet’s most advanced astronomy projects, who live and work right here in the Mother City. Kechil has recently acquired an MPhil in Space Studies at the University of Cape Town, and works in South Africa’s space industry on the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope.

Book Choice

33 EPISODES |  Podcast, ±43 min episode every 4 weeks, 3 days
Book Choice, sponsored by Wordsworth Books, is broadcast on the first Monday of each month, presented by Gorry Bowes-Taylor.

While you’re munching your lunch or driving the myriad motorways, you’ll hear all that’s best in books. Cape Town’s top book reviewers will entertain and inform you as they cheerfully chat about the newest and nicest fiction and non-fiction on Wordsworth Books shelves.

You love author interviews? Well, we line up those for your pleasure and leisure too.
You want an easy-peasy competition each month with good prizes? All there, prettily planned for your lovely listening.

Do join us for your delectation… for your entertainment… for your information.

Anna’s Baroque Bon Bons

147 EPISODES |  Podcast, ±5 min episode every 1 week
Anna’s Baroque Bon Bons delves into the tales of the musicians, patrons, composers and instruments of the Baroque period. From the esteemed Handel having his life saved by his jacket button while duelling to the latest discoveries of Baroque scores in dusty attics. Each weekly Bon Bon is accompanied by a piece of Baroque music which ties in with the story.

Anna is a music teacher and freelance lecturer. She plays the harpsichord and has a fascination for all that is Baroque.

Classic Business

503 EPISODES |  Podcast, ±12 min episode every 6 hours
The immensely popular business show Classic Business, is simulcast on Fine Music Radio and Classic 1027 in Gauteng. From the traditional focus areas of investment planning, wealth and market commentary, Classic Business explores a range of pillar topics that underpin the South African economy and pervade our lives on a daily basis.

Classic Business host, Michael Avery, presents the most comprehensive insight, analysis and commentary on local business and market news currently available on South African radio.

Classic Business with Michael Avery:
Mondays to Thursdays: 5:30 pm–7 pm
Fridays: 5:30 pm–6 pm

Garden Chat

149 EPISODES |  Podcast, ±6 min episode every 6 days
Garden Chat is a comment on a more natural approach to gardening. It covers all aspects of everyday gardening practice with the emphasis on soil management, utilizing the correct plant material and following an environmental code of conduct.
The aim is to bring both garden and gardener into the natural realm. It is important for us to know the impact our gardens are having on the environment as a whole, so that we can play a positive role.

People of Note

139 EPISODES |  Podcast, ±53 min episode every 1 week, 3 days
PROUDLY SPONSORED BY PIETER TOERIEN PRODUCTIONS. People of Note is broadcast on Sunday evening at 6 pm on Fine Music Radio with a repeat on Thusday afternoon at 1 pm, presented by Rodney Trudgeon.

Says Rodney: “There are a number of fascinating people who pass through Cape Town and I’ve always felt there to be a need for a programme that allows an in-depth discussion with these personalities. Whether their fields are music, literature, theatre, dance, opera or even politics and economics, we’ll invite them into the studio to talk about their lives, inspirations and role models, among other things.
“Rather like the famous BBC programme, Desert Island Discs, I’ll ask my guests to bring with them their six or seven favourite pieces of music to share with us.”

Among the long list of guests on the programme so far have been people such as Rhoda Kadalie, Lord Robin Renwick, Petronel Malan, Pieter Dirk Uys, Ruby Wax, Jonathan Roxmouth, Imam Rashied Omar and many more.

Foodie Talk with Ina

0 EPISODES |  Podcast
The proof is in the pudding, pie or paella and the successful preparation is with Foodie Talk with Ina. With a whisk, stir and sprinkle you’ll bake, blend and boil, sauteé and steam a feast for family and friends!
Best of all the secret ingredient is simplicity, with Ina Paarman’s step-by-step, always practical and tested recipes.
For healthy, delicious, home-cooking feast on Fun Foodie Talk with Ina FMR. Happiness is Home-made.

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