Hangout With Heather – Karma Luna releases new acoustic song cover and RADA tackles bullying

This week Heather chats to local songbird Karma Luna, who has released a powerful acoustic cover of Au/Ra’s ‘Panic Room’ all recorded in isolation at her home. Karma Luna shares more about why the lyrics are so powerful, and why the song means so much to her during this time of lockdown.

RADA, the well known non-profit organisation are focussing on bullying (in all its forms) this May month and Heather shares more about this powerful campaign, why it strikes such a chord with her, and how you can get involved and help out with a worthy cause.

&SCENE is a brand new online platform that aims to keep the arts alive during the lockdown. Showcasing a variety of performances and other awesome goodies like exercise and music lessons, baking classes and kid-centric goodies as well as show nights, concerts and more – this is certainly something you will want to find out more about.

Well-known mixer brand Fitch & Leedes are shaking things up with an epically cool ‘retro’ collection – they also offer sugar-free variants as well, and if you are wanting to whip up some yummy at home cocktails (or mocktails, if like Heather, you are out of booze) then this is for you!

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Live from My Airbnb Bedroom

Live from My Airbnb Bedroom

The radio show is not my only job. I also do video and social media work for companies who want me to help tell their stories. This Tuesday was one of those days. A large company asked us to film their recycling plant in Hilton and Midmar.

So off on a plane, I flew to Pietermaritzburg Airport. It has 2 doors, an in and an out. It is not a big airport. The plane has to make a U-turn at the end of the runway to make its way back to the place it parks. Then a man pushed a staircase under the door of the plane, at an angle to make it more fun to disembark, then you walk through a room to the parking. No mess – no fuss.

I drove to Hilton and checked into my Airbnb.

I wake up for the Fairland Radio Breakfast show at 5:30 am. The room had no desk or table on which to work, so I put my laptop on my lap, the sound desk on the bedside table, the microphone on my tummy and I presented a radio show.

Modern technology is amazing that I am able to present a worldwide radio show from my bed, under the duvet with a hot cup of coffee next to me. Any station manager around the world would be a nervous wreck now thinking of a cup of coffee open next to the sound desk, but I like to live dangerously.

Is it a good idea to do a radio show from your bed? YES!

Did I do it well? Well, that’s up to you. Did you enjoy the show? I hope so.

I would post a picture of me doing my thing in the bed but I was wearing only pyjama bottoms and I am brave but I am not stupid. So no topless Jon pictures. For now!

 

Going Wild with Kelly – Canned Hunting

Picture this:  You’re heading down to the lion park with your family and pay your entry fee. You get to sit with the cubs in a pen and play with them and let them roll around with you and purr and you can take your photos with them and post onto your social media.  You pet and cuddled a lion. You get loads of likes and comments on your social media accounts. Once you’re done you leave with your photos and your experience and off you head home from your trip to the lion park with a feeling of joy and happiness.  But what happens to those cubs when they grow up? Is it normal that so many cubs are tamed and are in such a small enclosure for your benefit?  In fact, why are cubs that young in a pen alone, without their mother?  Once they come of age, will they be released into the wild to fend for themselves being the tamed King of the Jungle?  Won’t being tamed get them killed?  
Today we look at canned hunting.  What exactly is canned hunting?

Hangout With Heather – One on one with Dale from Seether and loads more Jozi entertainment…

There is always loads on the go in and around Johannesburg – and Heather has all the info you need to keep you up to date with all the coolest goings on’s.

On Sunday 20th May, Marks Park in Emmarentia is going to rock to the soles of its boots as legendary rock band, Seether takes to the stage to blow it up in their hometown! Heather caught up with Dale Stewart from Seether to find out more about the concert, their latest album and all the things you have ever wanted to know about Seether.

Coming to Joburg Theatre this weekend, the KZN Heritage Ensemble is not to be missed, as they celebrate Africa month in a unique and vibrant way. Heather chats to Mbuso Khoza, the group’s founder and leader, about what you can expect this weekend, as well as more about his thoughts on the growth of youth arts and culture in South Africa.

Don’t forget to check out the #BubblyFestival taking place at Hyde Park this weekend, not to mention #WhiskyLive Pretoria heading to Menlyn from Thursday – stay tuned if you want to win tickets as well!!

Sticking with the champagne theme, why not join the team from Arbour Cafe in Illovo for an amazing evening of champagne and food pairing on the 24th May? Heather has all your details…

If you are excited to catch the Royal Wedding this Saturday, make sure you have all your ITV details and times to catch all the regal pomp and circumstance direct from England.

WIN!!! You can stand a chance to win show tickets to the highly anticipated Whitney Houston Show – featuring Belinda Davids in the title role, that is heading to Emperors Palace in June – it is set to be a showstopper.

If whiskey is your thing, then make sure you listen in and stand a chance to win 5 sets of tickets valued at R 460 per set to head through to Whisky Live in Pretoria on 17th May – Sláinte!

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Hangout With Heather – Exclusive interview with singer Liz Ogumbo and all the best entertainment news…

It’s another great show filled with all you need to know info about the going on’s in Joburg, and some great competitions too. This week Heather chats exclusively one on one with singer, artist and fashion designer – Liz Ogumbo about her many passions and her second album KenSoul, which is on the verge of a global breakthrough.

The ‘Puppet Guy’ is Conrad Koch’s latest offering and comes to the stage this week at the Pieter Toerien Theatre at @Montecasino – find out more about this show that is set to have you crying with laughter.

The @MissSouthAfrica action is hotting up. 28 regional qualifiers are ready to compete and become the ultimate title holder, and South Africa’s most beautiful woman later in May. Find out more about the finalists, as well as all you need to know info about the pageant.

If fashion is your thing – then you will want to find out more about Dress and Dare – an innovation in personal styling for all shapes and sizes – Heather shares more on the show.

Seiko has launched their first boutique store in Pretoria – and if you would like to own one of these classic timepieces, then you will want to find out all the info.

WIN!!! You can stand a chance to win show tickets to see ‘A Celebration of Bra Hugh Masekela” taking place at @JoburgTheatre on 3rd of May – or even a set of tickets to see the highly anticipated magic show that is @Dynamo on the 11th of May at @TimeSquare – make sure to listen in to get your details to enter! If you prefer wine – then you will want to enter to win a set of tickets valued at R500 to the Chardonnay Pinot Noir Festival taking place at @KillarneyCountryClub on 10th May!

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Hangout With Heather – Exclusive chat with Lihle Ngubo from Tropica Island and what is Slimatone?

It’s all happening on this week’s show – two super exclusive interviews with @LihleNgubo from Tropika Island of Treasure as well as an insightful chat with @Slimatone owner Alex – this is the range for ladies who are getting their bodies in shape.

If you love scary movies, that are set to have you on the edge of your seat – make sure you find out more about Tyler Perry’s new movie – Acrimony – which is now on at @SterKinekor theatres nationwide!

Heading back to Jozi!! @CaravelaFestival will back with all the best Portuguese food, drink, entertainment, music and more at @Montecasino from 29 June – 1st July. No to be missed for sure!

Casalinga is proud to be hosting @GrovesAndVineyards on 26th and 27th May – loads of wine, food and of course great music – this is not to be missed!

@TopsAtSparWineFestival are coming back for their 13th anniversary this year @montecasino – Life is indeed a “cabaret” at one of Jozi’s most popular wine shows.

Make sure you have your tickets booked for this weekend’s highlight – The Saturday Social Club series is going down at Red Roman Shed at @EmperorsPalace@primecircle are on the bill, along with some other great acts!

Win with Heather – you can see @Santana LIVE in Jozi this weekend at the @TicketproDome – you know what to do…

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Hangout With Heather – Exclusive chat with Khabonina Qubeka, discover Kloofzicht Lodge and more…

#HangoutWithHeather listeners you will want to listen in on this one – two awesome interviews, and a slice of paradise in Muldersdrift – not to mention, epic sushi!

Heather chats exclusively with yoga and fitness fundi (not to mention local actress, producer and TV host) Khabonina Qubeka and finds out more about her yoga DVD that is hitting the shelves, as well as her international yoga tour with the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

Discovering beautiful places not far from home makes Heather happy, so of course, she shares about her recent trip to visit Kloofzicht Lodge and Spa, as well as chats one on one with Chef Chris, who makes all the yummy food, and they chat all things beautiful, relaxation and of course, food.

If you love great food – check out the brand new Ocean Basket that has just opened up on the piazza at Montecasino, great new venue and delicious sushi and tapas too. Yum!

Make sure that you have diarised the 15th of April to join in this years Night with The Stars to support Hospice Wits. Over 100 designers and celebs will be pulling out all the stops at this glittering fundraiser fashion show at Sandton City. All your deets on the show!

Heather has tickets to give away to both ‘Married…but not to each other’ starring Tumi Morake and Ndumiso Lindi at The Lyric on 14th April – make sure you enter to win!

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Hangout With Heather – One on one with Kelly Gunnell and Werner Becker and loads more…

It’s a good one today all you #HangoutWithHeather listeners – not one, but two great interviews and of course all your best Jozi lifestyle info!

Heather chats exclusively with recently eliminated Tropika Island of Treasure contestant, Kelly Gunnell, who along with her celebrity partner, Melinda Bam – said goodbye to the island last night. Kelly shares with Heather about the amazing memories and some things she discovered about herself on the island too!

A one on one chat with young singer Werner Bekker is super informative and inspirational – find out more about this local singing sensation on the show today.

If you are looking for something to do with the kids over the upcoming Easter weekend – then make sure you tune in to find out about all the cool stuff that is on the go at Montecasino – you will not run out of ideas, that’s for sure! If yummy food is your thing, then you will want to dine at Punchinello’s restaurant while you are there, Heather shares about the new menu!

Heather shares a bit about getting to test drive the brand new Samsung Galaxy S9, so if you are dithering over your purchase, then make sure to listen in and hear more!

This Sunday see’s Lazy Days and Lawn Blankets heading to The Fairlawns Boutique Hotel – if an afternoon picnic and chill on the lawn sounds like a good idea to you, then find out more on the show!

Heather has tickets to give away to both ‘Married…but not to each other starring Tumi Morake and Ndumiso Lindi at The Lyric on 14th April, as well as tickets to see Annalakshmi’s show at Emperors Palace this Saturday 24th March – get entering!!

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Hangout With Heather – Exclusive chat with Titus O’Neil from WWE Live

Calling all you wrestling and @WWE fans – make sure you catch Heather’s one on one exclusive chat with WWE superstar @TitusONeil ahead of their SA Tour in April, as well as all your event details and ticketing info!

@CellC have announced the date for their 16th annual ‘Take a Girl Child to Work’ day in May and if you want to register or get involved make sure you listen in.

Much excitement as the highly anticipated Festival of India heads to @Montecasino, Heather shares more about this shopping, food and entertainment extravaganza!

Make sure you have your tickets booked to see @Santana live in SA in April, supported by local legends @MangoGroove – this promises to be a great one.

Also @Dynamo the magician is heading our way in May, Heather shares more, as well as her excitement for this weekends Peech Hotel Autumn Wine Festival – which promises to be a great wine-filled day!

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Short Fine Legs – TUNNELGATE (and some cricket) with Stuart Hess

There’s been some drama in this enthralling series between South Africa and Australia and most of it has taken place off the field as both sides have been at each other’s throats.
Amid the chaos, the visitors claimed a resounding victory at Kingsmead though there were some positives for the home team.
The circus now moves to Port Elizabeth where the Proteas will be hoping to bounce back.
Dan is joined by The Star newspaper’s chief cricket correspondent Stuart Hess to unpack the many talking points.