Picture: Leo Wieling/Unsplash
Picture: Leo Wieling/Unsplash

What a time to be in radio! The global word for 2020 is “unprecedented” and it’s such an apt characterisation of the media industry as well. The lockdown, unemployment and general state of uncertainty have had a significant psychosocial impact on communities, and radio has stepped up during this time – proving to be relatable, caring, adaptable and agile. Radio integrated platforms to strengthen community reach and research shows that listenership increased globally.

Programme schedules changed and drive time shifted gear. Audiences looked to traditional media for credible news and information, notwithstanding the rapid uptake of online media services. Media owners and brands have also used this period as an opportunity to collaborate in support of communities and to connect stakeholders – how can these valuable partnerships be sustained in future? Are there barriers in the ecosystem to evolve from “radio only” to a constant listening stream?

Join the FM Redzone and National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) commercial radio members Boni Mchunu (MD, East Coast Radio), Nick Efstathiou (CEO, Central Media Group), Haseena Cassim (MD, YFM) and Alfie Jay (MD, Algoa FM) for a panel discussion as they share experiences and insights on the power of radio and its future.

Event details: October 23 2020 9am to 10am

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