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East Coast Radio's Sounds Like Summer Beach Festival set to keep KZN entertained
East Coast Radio will be helping KZN create lasting memories this Summer. 20 Dec 2022 Read more

East Coast Radio's Summer Body Bootcamp a real highlight for KZN fitness enthusiasts
East Coast Radio's (ECR) sold out Summer Body Bootcamp event hosted on Saturday, 5 November 2022, gave attendees an exciting start to Summer. 10 Nov 2022 Read more

Get ready for the East Coast Radio Summer Body Bootcamp in partnership with Clicks
The East Coast Radio (ECR) Summer Body Bootcamp with Clicks is back and better than ever before. The fitness event is set to take place on 5 November 2022 at Chris Saunders Park in Umhlanga. 20 Oct 2022 Read more

East Coast Radio wins top accolade at the Most Awards
The votes are in and East Coast Radio is officially the station with the Most (est). 12 Sep 2022 Read more

East Coast Radio bags 15 nominations at the 2022 Radio Awards
KZN's No.1 Hit Music Station is up for the coveted 'Station of the Year' accolade at the 2022 Radio Awards. 8 Sep 2022 Read more

East Coast Radio wins at the Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards
East Coast Radio has won the Community and Social Responsibility award at the Standard Bank KZN Top Business Awards. 28 Jul 2022 Read more

ECR and Futurelife come together to bring about change this Mandela Day
This year marks the 13th year anniversary of Mandela Day, and the theme for 2022 is shining the spotlight on food security and climate change. 20 Jul 2022 Read more

Local design talent showcased at this year's East Coast Radio House + Garden Show
The countdown is on for this year's East Coast Radio House + Garden Show taking place at the Durban Exhibition Centre from Friday, 24 June, to Sunday, 3 July 2022. As a firm favourite on the local calendar, KZN's biggest home, garden and lifestyle expo prides itself on being able to showcase and support local businesses and talent. This year is no exception with the Discover Design showcase primed to showcase talented local designers carving out a name for themselves in KwaZulu-Natal. 23 Jun 2022 Read more

East Coast Radio freshens up its weekend and evening line-up
As the needs of the East Coast Radio (ECR) audience constantly change and evolves, so too does the product that the station brings to its listeners. This includes the best in music, local news, and information with relatable, fun presenters to blend it all together. 8 Jun 2022 Read more

East Coast Radio appoints Travis Bussiahn as new programming and content manager
East Coast Radio (ECR) is excited to announce Travis Bussiahn as its new programming and content manager. Bussiahn brings with him more than 17 years of experience in digital and traditional media, creative management, content development, multi-channel programming, planning, and production strategy. 1 Jun 2022 Read more

East Coast Radio's Last Kid Standing is ready to crown KZN's next spelling champion
East Coast Radio's Last Kid Standing with Sasko is back - and this time it is even bigger and better than before. 28 Apr 2022 Read more

East Coast Radio, in partnership with Gift of the Givers, raises over R6.7m for #KZNFlood victims
The country woke up to devastating news on 12 April because of floods that had destroyed homes, leaving many homeless and lives lost. As the search began for missing persons with the number of deceased increasing each day, every person in KZN was affected in some way. 26 Apr 2022 Read more

#KZNFloods: East Coast Radio joins efforts to provide lifesaving aid
East Coast Radio is lending a helping hand following the devastating flooding that swept through KwaZulu-Natal in April and assist communities directly affected by the floods. 21 Apr 2022 Read more

Love your body with the East Coast Radio Summer Body Bootcamp
East Coast Radio's Summer Body Bootcamp is back again for another memorable fitness session. Hosted by Drive Show host, Stacey Norman, the two-hour outdoor bootcamp promises to be jam packed with fun workouts, good company, and hit music. 15 Feb 2022 Read more

New BRC RAMS underpin East Coast Radio's diversity and relevance in KZN
East Coast Radio is celebrating the release of the BRC RAMS Amplify™ data and radio currency. The station now reaches 1,256,000 people over a seven-day period. The Broadcast Research Council of South Africa (BRC) released its new RAMS Amplfy™ results on Friday 29 October via a webinar presentation. According tothe BRC, the latest release is based on five months' worth of data, covering the period Q2 (+2 months), April to August 2021 with an achieved sample of just over 15,000 respondents. 2 Nov 2021 Read more

The East Coast Radio Summer Body Bootcamp is back!
East Coast Radio is proud to present the fourth instalment of the outdoor bootcamp fitness event to be held on 23 October 2021 at Chris Saunders Park. 12 Oct 2021 Read more

East Coast Gold launches national campaign
East Coast Gold, an award-winning digital radio station that was launched by the team at East Coast Radio, is making headway in the South African landscape of online entertainment as it powers towards its second year of operation. East Coast Radio (ECR) is the first commercial radio station in South Africa to launch a digital music radio station. 5 Oct 2021 Read more

#ECRThrive@25 birthday celebration
Over the past 25 years we've made an impact in KZN through tears, laughter and care. 28 Sep 2021 Read more

First for South African radio: East Coast Radio launches in-house production unit
What happens when some of the country's best creatives, copywriters, audio, and video specialists get together? Media magic. 28 Sep 2021 Read more

The Sharks and East Coast Radio join hands to rebuild communities in KZN
The Sharks recently launched #handsofhope campaign that seeks to rebuild our province following the civil unrest, continues to gain momentum, and we are thrilled to welcome KZN's number 1 hit music station, East Coast Radio, to the rebuild team for phase 2 of this upliftment project. 3 Aug 2021 Read more

East Coast Radio celebrates 4 wins at the virtual Radio Awards 2021
East Coast Radio is beaming with pride after bagging four awards at the prestigious Radio Awards ceremony held virtually. 2 Aug 2021 Read more

Leading KZN radio stations speak in one voice for unity
Leading radio stations in KZN - East Coast Radio, Gagasi FM, Lotus FM, Ukhozi FM and Vuma FM - have taken an all-important decision to read from the same script, spreading the same word in what seldom happens in the world of radio. #UniteKZN is a much-needed campaign, conceptualised with the aim of uniting KwaZulu-Natal in the wake of recent events. After the wave of violent looting that spurred racial divisions in the province, the biggest stations - mouthpieces to millions - came together to share messages of unity. 26 Jul 2021 Read more

R900,000 in tips to be shared with those affected by lockdown Level 4 work restrictions
Many South Africans are unable to earn an income due to the pandemic, with those in the hospitality and entertainment industries hit the hardest due to the imposed Level 4 lockdown. 12 Jul 2021 Read more

East Coast Radio bags 12 Radio Awards nominations
KZN's number one hit music station celebrates this morning after news that the station bagged 12 nominations for various categories at the 2021 Radio Awards. 17 Jun 2021 Read more

Hybrid and virtual events set to grow post pandemic
To event or not to event? That is the question organisers are faced with as the world moves towards a post-pandemic recovery. 4 Jun 2021 Read more

Jemimah named East Coast Radio's #KZNLastKidStanding 2021
Jemimah Elise Sampson from Whetstone Primary School is officially named #KZNLastKidStanding after beating out five other grade four learners in a live Spelling Bee showdown. 19 May 2021 Read more

Jacaranda FM and East Coast Radio empower businesses with SoundInsights
After years of generating audience data and insights, Kagiso Media Radio has officially launched a first-party radio listener data collection service called SoundInsights. 15 Apr 2021 Read more

East Coast Radio launches #341LiftOff, aims to boost KZN's businesses in current economic climate
East Coast Radio wants to help business owners turn the economic tide by leveraging its platform as a leading commercial radio station in KwaZulu-Natal. 14 Apr 2021 Read more

East Coast Radio and Toys R Us Babies R Us reveal upgraded Langalibalele Primary School in KZN
East Coast Radio, together with Toys R Us Babies R Us, have unveiled the new and improved Langalibalele Primary School, which was upgraded using donations collected through the Toy Story campaign. 26 Mar 2021 Read more

150 fit fans showed up and showed off at the East Coast Radio Summer Body Bootcamp
East Coast Radio kick started summer with the 3rd edition of The Summer Body Bootcamp at Chris Saunders Park in Umhlanga on 28 November 2020. 1 Dec 2020 Read more

Achieve your 'summer body' goals at the East Coast Radio and Clicks Summer Body Bootcamp
If the lockdown snacks have got the better of you and you're only now realising we're weeks away from those "summer body" Instagram posts, never fear, Summer Body Bootcamp is back! 9 Nov 2020 Read more

We are one! East Coast Gold celebrates birthday with cash prizes
Excitement is building amongst the East Coast Gold team ahead of our first birthday today, Wednesday, 4 November. 4 Nov 2020 Read more

East Coast Radio adds fresh talent to its line-up
East Coast Radio is pleased to announce two new additions to its line-up. 26 Oct 2020 Read more

East Coast Radio's 'The Big Favour' donates R1m to support class of 2020
East Coast Radio's 'The Big Favour', Kagiso Capital and Growthpoint will be donating R1m to matriculants in need. 14 Oct 2020 Read more

East Coast Radio celebrates 24 years on the airwaves by giving away R150,000
It was a first for South African Radio, 13 hours of non-stop cash giveaways. KZN's No.1 Hit Music Station gave away a share of R150,000 to every listener that called the station and made it live on-air on 9 October 2020. 13 Oct 2020 Read more

Local is lekker! East Coast Radio helps local businesses drive traffic to their stores
KwaZulu-Natal businesses are getting a much-needed boost during the lockdown with some help from East Coast Radio. 18 Sep 2020 Read more

Bonang Matheba and Leanne Manas share their business secrets at this year's East Coast Radio #WomenUnlocked business webinar
More than 500 women were empowered to unlock their full potential at the ECR Women's Business Webinar on Wednesday, 26 August 2020. 27 Aug 2020 Read more

Bonang Matheba, Leanne Manas headline East Coast Radio's Women's Business Webinar
East Coast Radio's annual Women's Business Breakfast is going virtual in 2020. 11 Aug 2020 Read more

Kagiso Media Radio and Mediamark join forces with AdsWizz to give advertisers unrivalled access to digital audio audiences
Kagiso Media Radio, together with its media sales house Mediamark, have announced that it has selected AdsWizz for the delivery of its digital audio advertising products. 10 Jul 2020 Read more

East Coast Radio's redefined lineup will give new meaning to how much you love radio
KZN's number one hit music station announced its brand spanking new lineup together with clock changes. 26 May 2020 Read more

East Coast Radio appoints Malani van Huyssteen as new commercial manager
East Coast Radio is excited to announce the appointment of Malani van Huyssteen as the station's new commercial manager. 19 May 2020 Read more

East Coast Radio wins at the prestigious Radio Awards 2020
East Coast Radio is beaming with pride after bagging three awards at the 10th anniversary of the prestigious Radio Awards ceremony held virtually on Friday, 17 April 2020. 20 Apr 2020 Read more

East Coast Radio adjusts its programming during Covid-19
East Coast Radio is designed around our listeners' lives and our programming is designed with their habits, movements and needs in mind. So we have decided to change things up to accommodate for that! 30 Mar 2020 Read more

The East Coast Radio Big Walk 2020 is postponed
In light of the honourable President Ramaphosa's 'State of Disaster' announcement banning all large public gatherings the decision has been made to postpone one of KZN's most loved walking events, The East Coast Radio Big Walk. 25 Mar 2020 Read more

A sit-down with Mags as she bows out from a 20-year radio career
East Coast Drive's Margaret Westerhof also known as Mags has hung up her headphones to concentrate on her business ventures. 20 Mar 2020 Read more

Bongani Mtolo announces his move from East Coast Radio
East Coast Radio's Bongani Mtolo has announced that he will be leaving the station and his 3-6pm slot on East Coast Drive. 16 Mar 2020 Read more

East Coast Radio plans a wedding in a week for one lucky KZN couple
If you haven't tuned in to East Coast Radio, then you better turn on your radio for a Valentine's love story like no other. 10 Feb 2020 Read more

East Coast Drive is giving you the chance of a lifetime, in what is a first for East Coast Radio
Are you engaged and in the planning stages of your wedding? Are you still looking for someone to plan your wedding, as you are finding the process a bit daunting? Well, look no further than East Coast Drive's #ECRWeddingInAweek. 3 Feb 2020 Read more

KZN donates over R600,000 to province's underprivileged children
During 12 hours of fundraising efforts over R600,000 has been pledged by the people of KwaZulu-Natal, at Toy Story Corporate Challenge Day at Gateway Theatre of Shopping. Celebrities and ECR personalities manned the phone lines as individuals and businesses called to generously pledge money towards East Coast Radio Toy Story, in partnership with Toys R Us and Babies R Us. 11 Dec 2019 Read more

Make a wish come true with Toy Story 2019
When you buy a toy at the shop, to you it's just a toy - it's a remote car, it's a tea set, it's a stuffed animal... But to a child who's never been given a toy - it's a wish come true. 7 Nov 2019 Read more

Damon Beard bids fond farewell to the East Coast
Damon Beard, who's been on East Coast Radio for 28 years and currently presents weekdays from 6pm to 9pm, has decided to hang up his headphones as he relocates to the UK. 7 Nov 2019 Read more

East Coast Gold: Bringing back the golden oldies
East Coast Radio is launching an exciting new digital radio station that will be jam-packed with golden oldies from the early 60's to the 90's. 6 Nov 2019 Read more

East Coast Radio goes futuristic with the launch of new on-air studios
KZN's No.1 Hit Music Station is constantly levelling up, having recently installed state of the art studios and equipment to their head quarter offices in Umhlanga, Durban. 4 Sep 2019 Read more

Industry leaders inspire attendees to be #Limitless at sold-out FNB Business Women's Breakfast
800 attendees were inspired to be #Limitless at the FNB Business Women's Breakfast held in association with East Coast Radio on Tuesday, 13 August 2019, at the Durban ICC. 15 Aug 2019 Read more

More than 30,000 people #WalkToTheBeat for a good cause at the Discovery East Coast Radio Big Walk
This year the Big Walk saw thousands of people join forces to support a meaningful initiative called Sole2Sole on 19 May 2019. 24 May 2019 Read more

Everything you need to know ahead of the Discovery East Coast Radio Big Walk
Are you ready to #WalkToTheBeat at this year's Discovery East Coast Radio Big Walk? 10 May 2019 Read more

ECR Secret Sound to invade your office this May
East Coast Radio will be taking one of the most anticipated competitions on the road, to you for an entire month! 3 May 2019 Read more

East Coast Radio wins big at the Liberty Radio Awards 2019
East Coast Radio is beaming with pride after bagging three awards at the prestigious Liberty Radio Awards ceremony in Sandton, this past weekend. 15 Apr 2019 Read more

#WalkToTheBeat of kindness at this year's Discovery ECR Big Walk
The Discovery East Coast Radio Big Walk, which takes place on Sunday, 19 May 2019, is the biggest outdoor participative event in KwaZulu-Natal, and this year, participants can walk for an even greater cause than getting active and having fun. Discovery and ECR have partnered with Soul2Sole, a local initiative that collects and distributes pre-owned shoes for the underprivileged, to help make an even bigger impact in the local community. 2 Apr 2019 Read more

East Coast Radio scoops 13 Liberty Radio Awards nominations
East Coast Radio is beaming with pride after the news that KZN's No.1 Hit Music Station received 13 nominations in various categories. 29 Mar 2019 Read more

Take charge at The East Coast Radio GIBS Business Breakfast in association with Trade Investment KZN
The KZN business sphere is growing at a rapid pace and the need to stay relevant and innovative is a priority that's why East Coast Radio is bringing the best business minds to KZN. 18 Mar 2019 Read more

The Bongani Mtolo experience levels up
East Coast Radio's award-winning Drive Show host, Bongani Mtolo is taking the ultimate VIP experience to Richards Bay! Bongani, together with the rest of the East Coast Drive team, will be levelling up at Cubana Richards Bay on Friday the 22nd and Saturday the 23rd of March 2019. 15 Mar 2019 Read more

East Coast Radio and the Sharks make their partnership official
East Coast Radio and The Cell C Sharks announced their re-signing of their partnership at their first home match for the 2019 rugby season. 27 Feb 2019 Read more

East Coast Radio announces line-up reshuffle
This February, East Coast Radio will be making strategic changes to both the station's line-up and playlist, as a result of a recent listeners' research exercise. 26 Feb 2019 Read more

East Coast Radio launches the 28-day Music Makeover
After conducting a market study and music test, East Coast Radio confirmed that music is the main reason why people tune into radio stations. While East Coast Radio is still KZN's number-one hit music station, ECR plans to get even better, by putting the music the station plays in the hands of the listeners. East Coast Radio has decided to launch a campaign that will make sure that every listener's music taste and preference is represented - this will encourage more people to tune in and by playing more music, East Coast Radio is confident that they will achieve this. 5 Feb 2019 Read more

KZN donates over R1.2m to province's underprivileged children
During 12 hours of fundraising efforts R1,253,297 has been pledged by the people of KwaZulu-Natal, at Toy Story Corporate Challenge Day at Gateway Theatre of Shopping. Celebrities and ECR personalities manned the phone lines as individuals and businesses called to generously pledge money towards East Coast Radio Toy Story, in partnership with Toys R Us & Babies R Us. 12 Dec 2018 Read more

Final week to make Toy Story donations
Toy Story Corporate Day is a day synonymous with large-scale giving in KwaZulu-Natal. Big business and celebrities will rally together on Friday, 7 December, to raise funds for underprivileged children in KZN as part of East Coast Radio Toy Story, in partnership with Toys R Us & Babies R Us. 6 Dec 2018 Read more

Now available on Deezer - Jacaranda FM and East Coast Radio
  • Deezer users can now stream two of South Africa's most popular local radio stations - Jacaranda FM and East Coast Radio.
  • Deezer to launch additional stations with a new Live Radio channel in the coming weeks. 13 Nov 2018 Read more

  • The story begins with you...
    Toys play an important part in a happy childhood; they are closest confidants, guests at tea parties and protectors on secret missions in the bottom of the garden. Now the story will begin with you, when you donate a new toy to an underprivileged child during East Coast Radio Toy Story in partnership with Toys R Us and Babies R Us. You can ensure they too have a toy story to tell. 25 Oct 2018 Read more

    ECR personalities host a night of magic and logic at Amasa Awards
    East Coast Drive's Bongani Mtolo and Mags Westerhof dazzled at the Amasa Awards Ceremony Gala in Johannesburg. The radio duo was selected to host the evening which recognises excellence in media planning, innovation and creative media ideas. 15 Oct 2018 Read more

    East Coast Radio turns 22
    Here's a look at why we are KZN's number one hit music station! 12 Oct 2018 Read more

    ECR Drive duo named hosts of prestigious industry awards
    East Coast Drive presenters, Bongani Mtolo and Mags Westerhof have been selected to host the significant AMASA Awards which celebrate excellence in media planning, innovation and creative media ideas. The Advertising Media Association of South Africa's Awards Ceremony Gala will take place on 10 October in Johannesburg. 8 Oct 2018 Read more

    Minnie and Tee join East Coast Radio
    Minnie and Tee, from My Kitchen Rules SA fame, will join KZN's number-one hit music station, East Coast Radio, this October. The student besties won the hearts of South Africans with their bubbly and vibrant personalities during the latest season of My Kitchen Rules South Africa Season 2 on M-Net. Minnie and Tee will host Saturdays and Sundays 3am-6am on East Coast Radio, from mid-October. 5 Oct 2018 Read more

    Toys R Us/Babies R Us announced as partners for Toy Story 2018
    East Coast Radio is excited to announce Toys R Us & Babies R Us South Africa as the new partner for this year's Toy Story campaign. The initiative, now in its 18th year, has touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of disadvantaged children in KZN and it is believed that this partnership will spread even further joy through toy donations. 2 Oct 2018 Read more

    #UnStoppable women to share their secrets at this year's FNB Business Women's Breakfast
    What do a television presenter who is also a businesswoman, an entrepreneur, a social media lawyer and a doctor turned self-made businesswoman have in common? They're all #UnStoppable and will be inspiring other women to reach for the sky at this year's FNB Business Women's Breakfast in association with East Coast Radio. 20 Jul 2018 Read more

    Change a life through education this Mandela Day
    East Coast Radio is teaming up with UKZN to mobilise the people of the KwaZulu-Natal to assist underfunded students complete their studies by donating as little as R67 this Mandela Day. 17 Jul 2018 Read more

    100 trees, 100 schools, 100 years
    In an exciting initiative this World Environment Day, East Coast Radio presenter Damon Beard has been helped deliver 100 trees to around 100 schools across KwaZulu-Natal. As part of the 100 Trees, 100 Schools, 100 Years initiative Damon has facilitated the trees being planted at the selected schools with the help of Mondi, The Durban Botanic Gardens, Key Group Pinetown and Reaction Unit SA. 7 Jun 2018 Read more

    Stand up against gun violence, this Friday
    The people of KwaZulu-Natal are urged to wear orange on Friday, 1 June 2018, to stand up against gun violence and show their support for victims of gun violence. The effort to mobilise people was launched by East Coast Breakfast this morning, following the tragic murder of nine-year-old Sadia Sukhraj on Monday. 31 May 2018 Read more

    The ultimate day out for the whole family
    East Coast Radio Family Day, in partnership with African Bank, will bring together some of the best family-friendly activities and entertainment on offer, on Saturday, 26 May, at Ushaka Marine World Wet and Wild. From fun at the wet 'n wild, to dedicated kids' zones, dolphin shows and live music from some of South Africa's best musicians, this exciting day out will have something for everyone in your family. 26 Apr 2018 Read more

    East Coast Radio scoops four prestigious industry awards
    East Coast Radio has walked away with four awards at this weekend's prestigious Liberty Radio Awards ceremony in Sandton. 17 Apr 2018 Read more

    KZN Business Conversations reveal the province undersells itself
    KwaZulu-Natal needs to be confident about its business offerings, rather than undersell itself as a business destination. This emerged at KZN Business Conversations, which brought together some of the country's top business minds at the Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga on Thursday. The first installment of KZN Business Conversations was aimed at kickstarting the dialogue around how business leaders could actively play a role in changing the narrative around KZN. 13 Feb 2018 Read more

    East Coast Breakfast backs Proteas prodigy
    Twenty-one-year-old cricketing sensation Lungi Ngidi chatted to the East Coast Breakfast team about his love for cricket and what it has been like to join the ranks of his idols in the Proteas squad. In an honest interview he also opened up to Keri Miller and Sky Tshabalala about bromances, romance and his supportive parents. 8 Feb 2018 Read more

    KwaZulu-Natalians raise hundreds of thousands for Toy Story
    The people of KwaZulu-Natal have pledged R749,631 in an amazing display of generosity during this year's Toy Story Corporate Challenge Day, at Gateway Theatre of Shopping. In the twelve-hour drive to raise funds celebrities and radio personalities joined forces by taking calls for East Coast Radio Toy Story, in partnership with Game. 13 Dec 2017 Read more

    Durban in for an exciting Summer Beach Festival this December
    What do you get when you combine performances by some of SA's hottest musicians and loads of family fun on a popular Durban beach? It is the Coca-Cola Taste Summer Beach Festival in association with East Coast Radio, which is being held at uShaka Marine Beach from 11am to 5pm from 21 to 23 December. 7 Dec 2017 Read more

    Making a 'splash' about Toy Story
    More than 500 toys have been donated towards Toy Story 2017 yesterday morning, after a Northlands Primary school learner challenged East Coast Radio Breakfast's Darren Maule to a 1km relay swim. 12 year old Josh Crocker issued the challenge to the popular radio presenter last week because he wanted to help as many disadvantaged children as possible over the festive season. 21 Nov 2017 Read more

    TV and radio personality Stacey Norman joins the ECR team
    Popular and well-known television and radio presenter Stacey Norman has joined East Coast Radio and will be presenting the station's Sunday show between 10am and 2pm, as from 15 October. 6 Oct 2017 Read more

    KZN raises more than R1m for the province's most destitute children
    Music and sport stars lent a helping hand at East Coast Radio's Toy Story with Game Corporate Day Challenge but the people of KwaZulu-Natal were the true heroes, pledging R1,056,816 to help the province's most destitute children. 5 Dec 2016 Read more

    East Coast Radio's 'Appy Birthday celebrations include launch of station app
    East Coast Radio continues its 20th birthday celebrations by launching its brand-new app. 31 Oct 2016 Read more

    Eight SA music stars rock Huawei Durban Day with East Coast Radio
    People's Park, Moses Mabhida Stadium, pulsated with some of South Africa's best artists and musicians at Huawei Durban Day with East Coast Radio on 23 October 2016. Some 9,000 fans jammed along with eight of SA's much-loved artists and bands. 24 Oct 2016 Read more

    East Coast Radio launches ECRmojis: Pack your phone with provincial pride!
    In celebration of "all things KZN", East Coast Radio has launched its own selection of homegrown emoticons. A first for any radio station in South Africa and in the continent, the ECRmojis allow the people of KwaZulu-Natal to pack their phone with provincial pride! 17 Oct 2016 Read more

    Key insights and learnings at #Wonderwomen breakfast in Durban
    Corporate Durban filled out the ICC on Friday, 12 August 2016, to hear four influential South Africans share their wisdom at the FNB Business Women's Breakfast in association with East Coast Radio*. East Coast Breakfast's Darren Maule hosted hundreds of women from all spheres of business who enjoyed a morning of networking and key strategic insights and learnings at one of the most anticipated events on the KwaZulu-Natal corporate calendar. 15 Aug 2016 Read more

    More than 30,000 take part in the Discovery East Coast Radio Big Walk
    Durban's promenade was transformed into a sea of yellow and white, as more than 30,000 people spent quality time with their loved ones at the Discovery East Coast Radio Big Walk. 23 May 2016 Read more

    Five radio stations, 10 million listeners, destination KZN
    East Coast Radio, Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal and Tourism KwaZulu-Natal have once again joined forces for Connecting Africa - an initiative aimed at driving African, and South African, trade and tourism to KwaZulu-Natal. 9 May 2016 Read more

    From bare to bold: KZN artists splash out at the BAT Centre
    Watching paint dry has never been so exhilarating! Six of KwaZulu-Natal's talented urban artists showcased their craft during an unforgettable afternoon at Durban's iconic BAT Centre on Saturday, 27 February. 29 Feb 2016 Read more

    Kagiso Media appoints Faith Daniels as Head of News for its radio brands
    Seasoned radio and TV journalist, Faith Daniels, has joined the Kagiso Media (KM) stable, to head up news at Jacaranda FM in Gauteng and East Coast Radio in KwaZulu-Natal. 25 Jan 2016 Read more

    East Coast Radio and the Sunfoil Dolphins celebrate renewed partnership
    Two brands synonymous with KwaZulu-Natal's unique lifestyle offering are celebrating a renewed partnership. East Coast Radio and the Sunfoil Dolphins announced details of their strengthened synergy at a media breakfast at The Platinum Club, Sahara Stadium Kingsmead. 30 Nov 2015 Read more

    East Coast Radio listeners pledge more than R1.2m for underprivileged children
    East Coast Radio rallied businesses and residents across KwaZulu-Natal on Friday, 20 November 2015, raising R1,244,712 for its longstanding CSI initiative. Every cent of the money raised for East Coast Radio's Toy Story with Game will be used to purchase food parcels for underprivileged children in the province, in particular child-headed households. 23 Nov 2015 Read more

    East Coast Radio's groundbreaking campaign a first for SA
    With public donations drying up, The Association for the Aged (TAFTA) had to make some tough calls. And make them quick. So TAFTA took the bold decision to pull print ad spend and invest entirely in radio instead. The end result: a ground-breaking first for SA radio, powered by East Coast Radio. 21 Sep 2015 Read more

    Kagiso Media appoints Boni Mchunu as general manager of East Coast Radio
    Kagiso Media has appointed Boni Mchunu to head up East Coast Radio (ECR) in KwaZulu-Natal. 3 Aug 2015 Read more

    Thousands walk Durban together at the Discovery East Coast Radio Big Walk
    Thousands of people from all around KwaZulu-Natal walked Durban together on Sunday, 24 May 2015, at the Discovery East Coast Radio Big Walk. 25 May 2015 Read more

    Connecting Africa through radio - one vision, four stations, 13 million listeners
    East Coast Radio (ECR) has extended its reach into Africa, having just wrapped up an initiative that brought together four radio stations in KwaZulu-Natal - two of them from across the SA border. 18 May 2015 Read more

    Four of SA's foremost thought-leaders share insights at the GIBS ECR Business Breakfast
    KZN's corporate elite gathered at Durban's ICC on 3 March 2015 for one of the most anticipated events on the provincial business calendar. Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal presented the GIBS East Coast Radio Business Breakfast, giving the 500 attendees the chance to take home key learnings from four of South Africa's influential thought leaders, forward thinkers and strategists. 9 Mar 2015 Read more

    East Coast Radio raises more than R1.6 million for KZN's children
    East Coast Radio raised R1,649,612 in 12 hours this month for its key annual CSI initiative, East Coast Radio's Toy Story with Game. 1 Dec 2014 Read more

    The East Coast Radio breakfast tour - One bus. Eight stops. Infinite fun.
    In order to challenge some of the myths surrounding how radio brands usually operate, we took Darren Maule and the rest of the East Coast Radio breakfast team on a tour of KwaZulu-Natal. 4 Aug 2014 Read more

    East Coast Radio unveils its new on-air line-up
    East Coast Radio has tweaked its on-air line-up, with the changes set to kick in on 1 July 2014. 25 Jun 2014 Read more

    New programming manager joins East Coast Radio
    Seasoned radio fundi, Zane Derbyshire, joins the East Coast Radio management team as programming manager from Monday, 2 September. 28 Aug 2013 Read more

    East Coast Radio now the largest independent radio station in the country
    East Coast Radio now boasts a listenership of 1.873 million listeners every week, making it the biggest independent radio station in South Africa. The latest Radio Audience Measurement Survey (RAMS) figures, the first of 2013, were released by the South African Advertising Research Foundation (SAARF) on Thursday, 9 May 2013. 14 May 2013 Read more

    A massive 'Walking (r)Evolution' in Durban
    This year's Discovery East Coast Radio Big Walk has been the biggest in the event's history. The event started out with around 1 800 walkers in 2004 and has grown to a record 23 804 walkers having entered this year. It really has become nothing short of a 'movement' among the people of KwaZulu-Natal. 24 May 2012 Read more

    This March, East Coast Radio is giving you the opportunity to propel your business to the next level with the Gordon Institute of Business Science Executive Breakfast. On Thursday, 1 March, some of the greatest business minds in the country will converge on Durban for a morning of results-driven leadership. 7 Feb 2012 Read more

    2012 is a brilliant year to be living on the East Coast of South Africa. Aside from all the usual benefits of the region's laid-back lifestyle, it is jam-packed with fantastic events. 30 Jan 2012 Read more

    This October East Coast Radio turns 15 years young. Like any popular teenager, the station has an abundance of Facebook friends, is super trendy, loves to have a good time with family and friends, plays music all day long and not only knows where all the happening parties are, but hosts them too. 12 Oct 2011 Read more

    Whether he is on a beach battling the elements, playing a serious role in a television series, MC'ing a black tie event, chairing a game-show or standing in front of an audience in a smoky room and making them laugh until their sides are sore... Darren Maule is the consummate entertainer. 29 Jun 2011 Read more

    In our usual fashion of giving just over 1.9 million listeners the greatest chart-toppers, unsurpassed content and the very best in on-air talent, the East Coast Radio airwaves are set to become even hotter! 29 Jun 2011 Read more

    Delve into the magic of Larry Soffer, only with Durban's No 1!
    Fans and sceptics alike, prepare to be amazed by the mentalism, mind reading, metal bending, levitation and visual complexity of "Larry The Mentalist". East Coast Radio brings you three exclusive shows, in your areas, where you can experience the jaw propping yet funny talents of this renowned artist. 10 Jun 2011 Read more

    East Coast Radio's Anisa Ussuph scooped top honours at the coveted MTN Radio Awards ceremony on Saturday night. She was named Best News and Actuality Producer and beat industry heavyweights from around the country to clinch the prize for her work "150 Years: Relive The Legacy." 14 Apr 2011 Read more

    The December holidays are now a distant memory, as is the bonus that came with it. East Coasters around the province have indicated that what they need most right now, is another holiday and the cash to finance it. 7 Mar 2011 Read more

    Are you a Bielieber? A serious Justin fan? 4 Mar 2011 Read more

    East Coast Radio's gorgeous new cookbook, East Coast Tables, is currently the best-selling cookbook in local Exclusive Books stores, pipping Jamie Oliver's latest into second place. While Jamie's new book is breaking all sales records in the UK, it's our own home-grown publication which is the number one top seller in KZN. 11 Jan 2011 Read more

    As 2011 beckons and we all prepare for a new year with fresh challenges and opportunities, East Coast Radio is gearing up to present a revitalised program line-up. 6 Jan 2011 Read more

    Weekends are bound to be infused with a whole lot of new energy for East Coast Radio listeners. Ian Fraser, better known as IanF has been part of SA's burgeoning radio culture for 17 years and now takes over the Weekend Breakfast airwaves every Saturday and Sunday morning, 6am to 10am on East Coast Radio as of 1 Jan 2011. 4 Jan 2011 Read more

    Change is inevitable, and at East Coast Radio, we embrace that. With that said, we are saddened to say good bye to one of our very talented presenters, Darren Scott, at the end of 2010. 17 Dec 2010 Read more

    Mt Edgecombe golf estate was the peaceful and tranquil setting for Glenrand M•I•B's annual client golf day. Traditionally, one hole is dedicated to a charity donation of choice and this year the organisers decided to support East Coast Radio's Toy Story campaign, raising a total of R40 000 for this worthy cause. 9 Dec 2010 Read more

    East Coast Radio's Big Breakfast Blog has won the best TV/Radio blog in the 2010 SA Blog Awards. Anchored by Peter G, the Big Breakfast show blog is the perfect opportunity to kick back and listen to your favourite jock, sms votes through for radio polls, enter competitions, engage with other bloggers and radio listeners, surf the station website and give Peter G a taste of his own medicine if you really wanted to, all in real time! 1 Nov 2010 Read more

    Your toy will make a difference
    Toys do amazing things. Remember your childhood? They were the friends you cuddled up to when you had nightmares or sipped tea with in the garden. They gave you hours of joy, comfort and friendship. There are thousands of kids in our province who don't have any toys at all and you can help change that! 20 Oct 2010 Read more

    Looking to spend fun and entertaining quality time out with your kids this month? Then look no further! The Sunday Times East Coast Radio Durban Day music festival is the perfect family outing. With an incredible line-up of top music artists, a kiddies area as well as food and beverage stalls in a picnic environment, there is something on offer for every member of your family. 9 Sep 2010 Read more

    East Coast Radio website has largest online audience across all SA radio stations
    East Coast Radio's success in embracing complementary multimedia and mobile technologies in the broadcast space is evidenced in the fact that the regional radio station's website has the largest online audience amongst all radio stations in South Africa, with more than 115 000 unique visitors to the site per month. This is according to research by Google & Nielsen released in May 2010 which ranks No.1 radio station websites across the country. 15 Jul 2010 Read more

    Make a donation. Make a difference. Winter Warmth 2010
    Many South Africans find themselves destitute with no other alternative than to bravely face the bitter cold outside. You can make a difference by making a donation, to help keep someone warmer this winter with East Coast Radio's Winter Warmth 2010 campaign. 2 Jul 2010 Read more

    If a beautiful garden is your passion, then you will thoroughly enjoy the Kirstenbosch SA Chelsea Flower display sponsored by Glenrand M-I-B at this year's East Coast Radio House & Garden Show. 15 Jun 2010 Read more

    According to the latest RAMS, East Coast Radio has retained its position as the leading English regional station (Mon-Fri) with an average of 911 000 daily listeners. This makes East Coast Radio not only the most favourite English-speaking radio station in KZN, but the entire country. East Coast Radio has emerged head and shoulders above its closest competitors and continues to enjoy the support of an exceptionally loyal listenership. 7 Jun 2010 Read more

    Discovery East Coast Radio Big Walk breaks records
    Durbanites are taking their health, exercise and lifestyles seriously if the entrant numbers in the Discovery East Coast Radio BIG Walk are anything to go by. The event took place on Sunday 23 May 2010 and was supported by 17 500 enthusiastic walkers of all ages and sizes, making it the biggest BIG Walk in the history of the event and breaking last year's record participation of 13 400 with 4 100 new converts. 1 Jun 2010 Read more

    Step out in a big way with the Discovery East Coast Radio Big Walk
    Do things in a big way! Walk the Discovery East Coast Radio Big Walk on 23 May 2010 and join thousands of passionate walkers as they take to the streets of Durban to make the finish line. 26 Apr 2010 Read more

    It has been deemed one of the biggest prizes in radio history - it totalled just over a R1 million in cash and it was won by East Coast Radio listener Laura Meyer! 3 Mar 2010 Read more

    East Coasters donated more than R1 million and 40 000 toys to East Coast Radio's Toy Story 2009 campaign brought to you by OUTsurance. Every little bit helped to make the campaign a success in terms of providing a reprieve to those in desperate need of basic things to survive these past holidays. 20 Jan 2010 Read more

    A whopping R516 000 was raised at East Coast Radio's Toy Story Business Challenge at Suncoast Casino & Entertainment World on 17 November 2009, and if that's not proof enough that ‘every bit helps' then the bigheartedness of east coasters and the fact that so many celebrities showed their support, including international superstar Chris de Burgh, must certainly be. 26 Nov 2009 Read more

    “Every Bit Helps!” Your donation may not seem like much, but your small change can make big changes in the lives of so many children. Join East Coast Radio today as we appeal to the generosity of listeners to open their hearts this festive season with the launch of Toy Story 2009. 26 Oct 2009 Read more

    East Coast Radio Durban Day a phenomenal success
    Durbanites turned up by the thousands to support the very first East Coast Radio Durban Day presented by Old Mutual on 6 September, making the music festival a resounding success. 22 Sep 2009 Read more

    Eco-friendly East Coast Radio stand at the House & Garden Show
    East Coast Radio is well known in media circles for its innovative approach to radio and getting in touch with the specific issues and affairs impacting on the lives of listeners. It was for this reason that the station's exhibition stand at the recent East Coast Radio House & Garden Show was made of 90% recycled materials and was designed to promote important educational messages about how visitors could play an active role in saving the environment. 17 Jul 2009 Read more

    Seasoned East Coast Radio personality, Darren Scott, has more than just a keen ear for music, he's also blessed by having ‘Lady Luck' on his side. That was evident this weekend when he won R30 000 for East Coast Radio's Winter Warmth 2009 campaign. 10 Jul 2009 Read more

    As the recessionary climate deepens and consumer and retail spending slows, brands that have pushed the envelope and found opportunity to press the advantages during the downturn in terms of their radio advertising are reaping the rewards. East Coast Radio's custom-designed packages incorporating traditional air time, online and SMS drives, outdoor billboards and activations have delivered great results for a number of clients who were brave enough to realize that while you should manage your risk in a tough trading climate, it does not mean you should avoid it altogether. 21 May 2009 Read more

    Late last year, East Coast Radio announced its plans to open a radio station and become more involved in the greater Richards Bay area. Towards the end of 2007, the station applied to ICASA for an amendment of the East Coast Radio broadcasting license. 7 May 2009 Read more

    East Coast Radio and Discovery team up on KZN's biggest family participation event
    The East Coast Radio Big Walk has entered a new era in its six-year history with the announcement that Discovery is the new co-sponsor of the walking event, which showcases the best Durban has to offer. The event takes place on 07 June this year. The announcement was made at an official launch at the East Coast Radio offices in Umhlanga on Tuesday, 21 April. 28 Apr 2009 Read more

    When East Coast Radio's BIG Breakfast on-air team on were told of the passing of Brumbies forward, Shaun Mackay, on the morning of 06 April they gave an opportunity for callers to phone through with messages of support to his family, girlfriend, his Brumbies teammates and the people of Canberra. 6 Apr 2009 Read more

    Veronica Ndlovu built her home in the remote village of Elandskop with the four children she has taken in. Recent storms caused severe damage to their home, tearing the roof off, leaving her and her family without shelter. 30 Mar 2009 Read more

    In light of the current economic climate and countless personal challenges that South Africans are faced with on a moral, social and personal level in their lives, East Coast Radio has crossed the threshold of traditional radio promotions to bring their listeners something that is close to home and even closer to their hearts. 4 Mar 2009 Read more

    East Coast Radio's Toy Story 2008 campaign has come to a successful close after nine weeks of collecting toys and cash for less fortunate children in the KZN province. 3 Feb 2009 Read more

    Every year, East Coast Radio embarks on a campaign that the aims to bring festive cheer to those in need. But more so, it recognises that thousands of children in KwaZulu-Natal are without the basic necessities to live sustainably, and runs this campaign to help make a difference. This campaign is Toy Story. 8 Dec 2008 Read more

    East Coast Radio scooped the Best Community Service Award for Toy Story at the inaugural South African Radio Forum Awards. 5 Dec 2008 Read more

    Earlier this year, East Coast Radio announced plans to open a radio station and become more involved in the greater Richards Bay area. Towards the end of 2007, the station applied to ICASA for an amendment of the East Coast Radio broadcasting license. The license application focused on Richards Bay as an area that the radio station wanted to invest in from a broadcasting perspective. 4 Dec 2008 Read more

    It's been a little over a month since the launch of East Coast Radio's brand new feel-good feature, The Good Stuff, and already listeners are responding in a positive and warm way to the show. 23 Oct 2008 Read more

    When times are tough, East Coast Radio can always be relied upon to bring some welcome relief in the form of a great on-air promotion. The station once again makes radio history with the “Chery for my Cherry” competition which will see six lucky winners each win a Chery QQ3 car. 2 Oct 2008 Read more

    East Coast Radio's pioneering drive into creating new content based on complementary technology platforms is delivering an entirely new radio star - impacting on the station's listenership profile, advertising revenues and the skills required from jocks and sales staff. 1 Sep 2008 Read more

    East Coast Radio along with sister station Jacaranda have achieved a radio first for South Africa by raising in excess of R150 000 online for their winter CSI projects. 7 Aug 2008 Read more

    As South Africans we are all only too painfully aware of the tremendous disparities of those living in wealth to those in abject poverty. The plight of the poor and homeless in KZN is one that has been close to the hearts of East Coast Radio and its listeners, as thousands already bracing the cold winter were further plagued by recent floods and widespread shack fires. 6 Aug 2008 Read more

    Why settle for being an old-fashioned liner jock when you can be a part of the reinvention of radio? Are you a smart, creative storyteller? Are you passionate about radio, but eager to be a part of the new world of new media? Durban is the city that is taking it to the next level. 28 May 2008 Read more

    East Coast Radio is pioneering the drive into developing new business models based on content across different technology platforms, aimed at connecting niche communities of consumers with advertisers. In line with this strategy, there could be no better partnership than that of radio and the online space and East Coast Radio's foray into the field has certainly delivered results. 7 May 2008 Read more

    East Coast Radio has revamped the sound of the station by fine-tuning its programme line-up. The changes to the daily radio schedule include Damon Beard heading up "The WorX" from Monday to Friday between 12 and 3pm and Darren Scott on the 3 to 6pm Drive Show is Just Plain cheeky, well informed and entertaining. 11 Jul 2007 Read more

    Décor and DJ's
    The popular annual East Coast Radio House & Garden Show promises to be a bumper event, with over 100 000 visitors expected. 3 Jul 2007 Read more

    In an initiative aimed at arming KwaZulu-Natal community members with proactive anti-crime information, East Coast Radio has pioneered an online Neighbourhood Watch feature. 27 Jun 2007 Read more

    East Coast Radio – lending warmth to winter
    KwaZulu-Natal's top independent radio brand has launched Winter Warmth 2007, a Corporate Social Investment campaign. With more than 1.7 million listeners, unmatched penetration and regional influence, East Coast Radio (ECR) aims to provide thousands of new blankets to less fortunate communities in its broadcast area. 8 Jun 2007 Read more

    East Coast Radio and Jacaranda 94.2 took full advantage of respective home teams – the Sharks and the Blue Bull – competing for this year's Vodacom Super 14 title. Using in-house blogs, the stations engaged with thousands of rugby enthusiasts across South Africa and even attracted international attention. Promoted on air, the blogs enabled participants to post challenges, dispute claims and interact with other bloggers and with the stations. 28 May 2007 Read more

    Bokomo BIG Breakfast blog - SA's #1 media and marketing blog
    The Bokomo BIG Breakfast blog, on East Coast Radio is currently South Africa's number 1 blog in the Media and Marketing Category. This is according to - a Mail & Guardian initiative - which rates and reviews the most popular online sites. It is also hailed as one of the country's overall top ten blogs. 7 May 2007 Read more

    East Coast Radio shows its heart every Wednesday on The Big Favour
    Damon Beard, executive producer and co-host of East Coast Radio's popular Rush Hour Ride, has won numerous awards of recognition from his industry peers for his work in charity, but he remains humbled by the requests that stream in for the show's Wednesday afternoon Big Favour feature. 7 Mar 2007 Read more

    Lowest bidder shines with East Coast Radio and Suncoast Casino
    East Coast Radio and Suncoast Casino partnered up again for another successful competition. Bid Wars, a recent on-air SMS interactive competition, enabled one lucky bidder to walk away with a six-carat Tanzanite stone and a massive cash prize. 15 Feb 2007 Read more

    Durban’s No 1 station produces two fresh radio talents
    East Coast Radio introduces two talented young stars to its weekend line up. Jennifer Mayisela and Thandy Kunene were chosen as graduates of the station’s trainee programme and add a special brand of girl power to KwaZulu-Natal’s top commercial radio station. 9 Feb 2007 Read more

    Bokomo Big Breakfast Show starts year with new host and promotion
    Weekday mornings in Durban will never be the same again. Daryl Ilbury, controversial DJ and well-known writer, takes to the air as the new host of the Bokomo Big Breakfast Show on East Coast Radio.  25 Jan 2007 Read more

    Toy Story - touching the lives of KZN's HIV/AIDS orphans
    With the festive season fast approaching, Toy Story, an annual East Coast Radio community social investment initiative (CSI,) is currently being rolled out in KwaZulu-Natal. Every year the broadcaster uses its dominance and reach, as well as listener involvement, to uplift the communities in which it operates.  24 Nov 2006 Read more

    Daryl Ilbury back at home on East Coast Radio
    After a three year absence, well-known broadcasting talent and journalist, Daryl Ilbury, returns to East Coast Radio for the Weekend Breakfast Show. "I've always had a strong alliance with the station," he says, "so my return was going to happen sooner or later." 14 Nov 2006 Read more

    East Coast Radio and MTN develop powerful brand partnership
    East Coast Radio's Platinum Slammer Package offers advertisers more than just radio by delivering an all-encompassing campaign that immerses the consumer in a total brand experience.  30 Oct 2006 Read more

    Winter warmth 2006 wraps KwaZulu-Natal in 40 000 blankets
    Once again East Coast Radio has drawn on its unmatched reach and influence in KwaZulu-Natal to bring warmth to less fortunate communities this winter. The Winter Warmth 2006 campaign provided 40 000 blankets to thousands of people caught unawares in freezing temperatures not experienced in South Africa in over twenty years. 27 Sep 2006 Read more

    East Coast Radio's 'Get a Life' goes bigger and better
    "East Coast Radio's Get a Life competition is back and bigger than ever," says station CEO, Trish Taylor. At the time of its first run in 2004, the competition was the biggest promotion in the history of South African radio, with a lucky winner receiving the keys to a luxury home in KwaZulu-Natal valued at more than R2.2m.  6 Sep 2006 Read more

    Peter G on the rise - bed-wetters welcome...
    The man with the mystery surname is gathering loyal fans between the witching hours of 3am and 6am every weekday. Peter G presents The G Thang which is fast becoming the best early early-morning show in the country.  1 Aug 2006 Read more

    East Coast Radio House & Garden - a show-stopper!
    Over 100 000 people attended this year's East Coast Radio House & Garden Show, which has been described by Show Director, Diana Chandler, as "consistently successful". Many exhibitors reported they had reached their targets well before the end of the show.  31 Jul 2006 Read more

    Jane Linley in the limelight
    One of the country's most talented female DJ's, Jane Linley, is now the host of the 6pm to 9pm show on East Coast Radio.  28 Jul 2006 Read more

    The Winter Warmth campaign has come to an end and we are proud to announce that 40 000 blankets were distributed over 11 weeks!  23 Jul 2006 Read more