Fairland Radio took to the internet airwaves on the 3rd of June this year heralding the first in a series of local internet stations to be launched by startup 9 Block Radio.
On air from 6 AM to 9 AM, Monday to Friday, the breakfast show is presented by radio veteran Jon Gericke. “The content will be sourced from the area and we have featured our inaugural advertisers as well as an inside look at the local CPF.”
“Internet radio and podcasts are already the radio of the future and being able to deliver both live and on-demand content to a neighbourhood for the neighbourhood is the reason for starting Fairland Radio,” explains Jon who adds with a grin that radio is his passion and this is what he has always wanted to do.
Jon has been in radio in one form or another since he was a student in KwaZulu Natal where he started on campus radio before being hired by the then Radio Port Natal (now ECR). Since then Jon has worked with various community radio stations both on air and as a consultant and can still be found on air at SAfm on a Saturday night and as a sports bulletin presenter for SABC Sport.
9 Block Radio is a partnership between Jon Gericke and Mornay Caroto who together bring different expertise to the business. Mornay who will be responsible in part for the advertising sales and running the business end of the channel, says that they will be looking to local area businesses but will also extend their approach to advertisers outside the area who have services and products to offer the residents of Fairland.
Fairland Radio can be found online at http://bit.ly/FairlandRadio and is easy to stream the breakfast show live on your computer, tablet or phone or you can listen to the podcasts on demand on the website http://9blockradio.co.za/podcasts/ or simply enjoy the music during the rest of the day.