Listeners Launch Party – Barnyard Theatre

Aug 01

Enjoy a great Saturday with friends and the LM Radio Team!
Great live music, great food and beverages!
Easy to book you tickets, please click on the link below:
https://www.barnyardtheatre.co.za/show.aspx?sid=870&vid=1

Gauteng launch of LM Radio

Jul 23

On the 3rd of June, Chris Turner relaunched the LM Radio in Gauteng. The private event was per invite only, open to associates and selective media who received a sneak peek into the impressive numbers over the last month. LM Radio has grown at a rapid rate, with a 4% growth of its audience in just a month.

The Gauteng launch was held at the Adega Restaurant in Rivonia and guests included many of the old stalwarts, including John Berks who reminisced over the early days of LM Radio in Maputo.

In 2004, Chris identified the fact that there was no commercial radio stations in South Africa that catered to the needs of the baby boomer generation. LM Radio is designed to satisfy the over 35’s whilst still appealing to the younger generation. The music comprises familiar easy listening hits, covering rock, pop, jazz, country and big band music from the 50’s to the 80’s as well as current music of the same style and flavour. The radio station prides itself on engaging entertainment and more music, less talk.

LM Radio can be heard in Gauteng on the Medium Wave frequency 702 kHz AM. New AM technology has been refined, and is much easier to tune in to whether in the car, office or even on the move.

LM SA-Moz Classic Rally

Jul 23

The LM SA-Moz Classic Rally started in Emhalaleni (Witbank) at Nissan Witbank at 7am where they drove towards Belfast direction through to Sabie for their first fuel stop at Caltex. Thereafter they proceeded to the Kruger Gate into the wild life scenery of the Kruger National Park. They enjoyed the stunning scenery on route in the park to their lunch break at Malelane Toyota. This trip was approx. 400km+. After filling up their bellies they headed through the Jeppe’s Reef border to Piggs Peak Hotel and Casino.

On day 2 they passed through Ezulwini to the first fuel stop at GALP Ezulwini. Continuing towards the Goba border they were escorted by Elite to the new special stage hosted in the city of Maputo organized through Mozambique Motorsport. The roads were blocked and they were welcomed by the vice minister of sport together with other government officials where drivers had the opportunity to exhibit their driving skills.

All teams went to the Southern Sun Hotel Maputo and public had the opportunity to view the vehicles.
Our other partners in Mozambique were: Conutzorb, Electrocruz, SMOPS and Stone Cave Cheesery.

LM Radio again wins Top Radio station of the year

Jul 04

LM Radio once again proves itself to be a force in commercial radio, winning the top spot in Mozambique. Lydia Pearson Bengo LM Radio’s Mozambican Sales Manager received the award on behalf of LM Radio at the awards ceremony held at Indie Conference Centre in Maputo on 30 June 2017.

The Diamond Arrow award recognises LM Radio’s contribution over the past 12 months to stimulate the economic growth development of Mozambique.

How to get LM Radio on the DStv Single View HD Decoder

May 05

  1. Press the big blue button on the DSTV remote
  2. Go to settings and then go to satellite settings
  3. Go to additional networks and press OK
  4. Go to Enable Network and press side arrow to change to (Yes)
  5. Use Nit: change to (No)
  6. Frequency: with left arrow back off frequency and enter (11170)
  7. Modulation: (DVB-S2)
  8. Symbol Rate: with left arrow back off frequency and enter (28750)
    FEC: (5/6)
  9. Polarisation: ( Vertical )
  10. Go to Scan This and press OK
  11. Go to DSTV channel 100 and press P- ( P minus )
  12. You will now have LM Radio on Channel 1034
    Enjoy!!

Get your LM Radio smart phone app for Android, Blackberry, iPhone or Windows

Apr 23

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Get your LM Radio smart phone app for Android, Blackberry, iPhone or Windows phone from the relevant App Store.

  1. Android – Google Play Store
  2. iPhone – Apple App Store
  3. Blackberry – Blackberry Apps
  4. Windows – Nokia App Store

Search for LM Radio

LM Radio can now be received on the Open View HD satellite platform on channel 602

Feb 20

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We are aware that the LM Radio transmission on Open View HD is currently unavailable. This is a temporary situation which we hope will be resolved soon. It has to do with regulatory paperwork between OVHD and ICASA.

While the matter is being resolved they have temporarily suspended LM Radio. We should be back up soon. It doesn’t affect any other satellite feed. Please watch this space for updates.

Group Photo

Jan 22

Some of LM Radio Staff

Thapi Kodisang, Lisa Magon,Craig Turner,Tinky Pringle,Nick Megens, Christopher Daffy, Mark Williams, Carlos Rebelo Mathapelo ThApi Kodisang-Dladla,

Wild West born again in Macaneta

Aug 08

Aug. 8, 2014 | photos & story by | Katie Griffith In a town hidden by the sandy back roads of Macaneta, tire tracks turn to horse hoof trails that lead not only to a different place, but a different time. A time when outlaws and gunslingers defined the Wild West, when land settlement and farming were a way of life and taming was only for the horses. Life was fast, rough, and rowdy.

Thirty-five kilometers north of Maputo, El Paso resort  allows its visitors to experience a slow, smooth, and relaxed way of life while the fast, rough, and rowdy is preserved in the décor, props, and architecture. Macaneta’s only themed resort thrives along the picturesque Indian Ocean, untouched by the pollutants of the city and isolated from the millions of mainland inhabitants, which makes it feel more remote than it actually is.

“There is nothing like us in Mozambique or South Africa, so the experience will be unique,” said Carla Heyneke, co-owner of El Paso. “We try to have all the necessities of a normal resort but with an old touch. We have 14 horses that roam freely on the property, we always have something happening.”

Since December 2013 El Paso has been accommodating visitors with overnight stays, horseback adventures, boat rides, line dancing, and the occasional cowboy ball. A town seemingly frozen in time thaws and comes to life with the help of enthusiastic staff and many well-trained horses. Although the staff doesn’t sport gun holsters or sling chewed tobacco into nearby spittoons — and that country drawl is masked by strong South African accents — they are friendly and knowledgeable. It is impressive to see their bond and interaction with the horses as well as their dedication to work.

Husband and wife and co-owners Kestell and Carla Heyneke fell in love with the connection between cowboy history and horses while attending a western show. “We were at a stage in our lives that we were looking to do something different and for a new lifestyle,” she said. Thus, “El Paso the Six Shooter Capital” was born.

“It all started with two horses that I bought for my daughter, as I was told that horse riding could improve her learning and dyslexia problems,” said Heyneke. Since then, El Paso employees have rescued, trained and rehabilitated numerous horses, which Heyneke said will always be the main attraction and first priority of El Paso.

Timber, a Friesian horse, was in danger of being euthanized because of his frequent harmful interactions with humans. When Heyneke found him “he was referred to as ‘vicious black stallion,’” she said.“We darted him ourselves and started the slow process of training him. Today he is a big love bug and has taken many kids and adults [for rides on horseback].”

For 1000 MT any person of any level of experience can ride. Riders are taken through the bush, over the sand dunes, and on to the beach. Though there are different routes adapted to experience levels, the beauty of Macaneta can be seen no matter what path is taken.

I took a ride with Shadow, a massive brown horse with a glossy black mane, and six other riders including two staff members. Shadow was gentle and has a certain attachment to Heyneke, who walked with me for the first 10 meters of my ride. She told me that I might have to kindly remind Shadow that it was not snack time, which I found to be true not long after. We began a slow pace through a narrow path of trees; I was frightened when Shadow first bent his long, muscular neck down to munch on the green leaves of a small bush. My arms were drawn forward with the reigns and I involuntarily ended up resting my torso and head on Shadow’s stubborn neck. After a chuckle from my fellow riders and a nudge to Shadow’s rear, we were back to the path.

Over the sand dunes waves crashed on to the wide beach, we reached a pace a bit faster than a trot but not yet to the intensity of a gallop; looking ahead was a never-ending lane of ocean breathing on to kilometers of golden sand. The pace is called a canter, though it was more intimidating and required more strength than a trot, it was surprisingly easier to manage and to find a balance between the horse’s bounce and my own. Speaking from experience, once caught up in the wrong motion it’s hard to get your groove back and the risk of an uncontrollably bumpy ride is real. But the staff leaders are helpful and comforting when the tough gets going, they are there to ride alongside anyone who needs help and they also give tips and tricks throughout the journey. It was both an educational and fun experience.

Back on the main stomping grounds the Last Penny Hotel and Saloon offers cold beer and a menu of meals. The two-story building invites guests in through two saloon-style doors. Tales of infamous cowboys and girls hang in wooden frames; saddles are strewn on the walls beside guns and western themed memorabilia; lanterns sit atop many tables with their wooden benches tucked tidy beneath. The wide-open space of the main floor is complemented by the intimacy of the second floor, complete with a flat screen television and relaxation area.

“Lots of time and money were spent in finding old things [to decorate the resort],” said Heyneke. “Lots of help from friends and clients putting us in contact with people that are selling old things, then plenty of kilometers in traveling to look in scrap metal yards, pawn shops and antique shops.”

The successes of their antique hunting endeavors can be seen all over the resort and can even be used as a history lesson, Heyneke said.

As if they existed in an old western film, the saloon doors screech as they sway, leading guests outside to a strip of sandy road lined with a horse stable, Blacksmith, the El Paso Post Office and more. The Blacksmith, a souvenir shop in the making, will soon sell homemade gifts such as bath salts, oils, jams, piri-piri, and other edibles along with decorative objects, Heyneke said.  The Post Office and Gunsmith act as chalets that accommodate guests for 700 MT per night per person.

With frequent week-day visitors and sporadic fully booked weekends, El Paso is gaining popularity and subsequently expanding its accommodations. Even though construction on El Paso’s 12 hectares of land started in August 2010, El Paso is only half complete, Heyneke said. Currently under construction is a new arena fence and jumps for the horses, located in between the stable and saloon.

What is even more amazing about this resort: on top of everything offered and all the work the 11-member staff puts in to entertaining guests and maintaining the horses, each one – including the owners – have a hand in the construction. In fact, they are the constructors, working with their hands to make the Heyneke’s dream a reality. So far it’s the closest thing to the Wild West, or Texas, anyone this side of the world can experience.

If you enjoy the company of down-to-earth people, horses, dogs, (including one horse-like dog named Blue), and a secluded resort then El Paso might be your ideal getaway. All it’s missing is a lone tumbleweed, daintily rolling across the barren land, if they can make that happen it would unarguably be pure genius

LM Radio honoured with two PMR 2014 Africa Diamond Arrow Awards

Jun 27

LM Radio, Mozambique’s only English music radio station, has been honoured with two more prestigious Diamond Arrow Awards, presented at the PMR Africa Mozambique Leaders and Achievers Awards.

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Lydia Pearson holding the PMR African Diamond arrow awards 2014

The Official Press Release

These top-in-category awards were received for being chosen by the business community as the top Mozambique Radio Station “for excellence in Radio Broadcasting, in the categories of Music and Entertainment, as well as News and Current Affairs”.

The Gold Arrow award was presented to Radio Mozambique, while Radio Cidade took the Silver Arrow prize.

LM Radio’s CEO, Chris Turner, said, “We are delighted to be recognised in this way in the Mozambican broadcasting industry, especially considering that we launched the station in September 2010.” “Dedication, perseverance and a commitment to our vision from the entire LM Radio team has helped LM Radio become a household name with our ‘Happy Listening’ lifetime memory, hit music format”. “We are also fast becoming a favourite station for the younger urban generation who enjoy the style of the ‘new’ music we play.”

“Strong community involvement has helped build a loyal listener base in Mozambique with a growing audience across Southern Africa via Free to Air satellite, simulcasting via community radio stations and Internet audio streaming.”

In Mozambique, LM Radio serves Maputo, Matola, Ponta do Ouro, Ressano Garcia and neighbouring South African towns of Komatipoort and Marloth Park. The daily audience of more than 85,000 (weekly average 135,000), comprises Portuguese and non-Portuguese speaking middle to upper income professionals and decision makers (LSM 8 — 10). Recent research shows that there is an increasing number of younger listeners who tune in for entertainment and to learn English.

LM Radio broadcasts on 87.8 FM in Southern Mozambique, on Free-To-Air satellite across Africa on Intelsat 20 using a single view DSTV decoder or Free-To-Air Receiver and worldwide audio streaming at www.lmradio.co.mz.

Map of our expected daytime coverage of the LM Radio 702 kHz AM transmitter by end of 2014.

Apr 14
This is a map of our expected daytime coverage of the LM Radio 702 kHz AM transmitter by end of 2014.

This is a map of our expected daytime coverage of the LM Radio 702 kHz AM transmitter by end of 2014.

This is a map of our expected daytime coverage of the LM Radio 702 kHz AM transmitter by end of 2014.

LM Radio Team in Mozambique

Jan 14

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Our wonderful administrative team.

Christmas party at Costa do Sol

Jan 13

Christmas Lunch 2013

December Christmas party at Costa do Sol Resturant

December Christmas party at Costa do Sol Resturant

OB at the Komatipoort / Ressano Garcia border post.

Dec 22

Nick Megens – Breakfast show host – at an outside broadcast at the Komatipoort / Ressano Garcia border post.

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Nick started his broadcasting career at LM Radio in Maputo (then LM).He was
the first every voice heard on Radio 5 when it opened on 13 October 1975.

LM Radio & Jhb listeners had fun at Christmas party.

Dec 18

LM Radio interacted with our many Johannesburg listeners at our Christmas party, held appropriately at Mozambik restaurant in Randpark Ridge on 12 December.

Besides the sumptuous Portuguese food, happy atmosphere and a few cervejas, popular fan, Fiona Wilson and friends sang danced, to our delight, to a medley of ABBA tunes.

A great spot to eat next time you’re in Jozi.

The LM outdoors with the Maputo fans.

Dec 18

The LM crew enjoy getting outdoors with the Maputo fans.

The LM crew enjoy getting outdoors with the Maputo fans. In April 2013, the crew mingled with lovers of happy music and good Italian food at Campo de Fiori restaurant.

The day after, a cruise courtesy of Scoobydoo to Xifina island was the call. Some made a big splash, others got chased by over-zealous chaps in military gear with AK47’s. Can’t say being a LM jock, doesn’t mean you have to change them more often than you expect.

Golf … Maputo Mongrels

Dec 17

A pack of keen golfers who gather once per month at different venues (in and out of Mozambique).

It is a BLAST for anyone remotely capable of holding or swinging a club … whichever comes first…

For more information, please contact: charles.davies@duys.co.mz

LM Radio honoured with two PMR 2014 Africa Diamond Arrow Awards

Dec 16

LM Radio, Mozambique’s only English music radio station, has been honoured with two more prestigious Diamond Arrow Awards, presented at the PMR Africa Mozambique Leaders and Achievers Awards.

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Lydia Pearson holding the PMR African Diamond arrow awards 2014

                       Chris Turner holding award


The Official Press Release

These top-in-category awards were received for being chosen by the business community as the top Mozambique Radio Station “for excellence in Radio Broadcasting, in the categories of Music and Entertainment, as well as News and Current Affairs”.

The Gold Arrow award was presented to Radio Mozambique, while Radio Cidade took the Silver Arrow prize.

LM Radio’s CEO, Chris Turner, said, “We are delighted to be recognised in this way in the Mozambican broadcasting industry, especially considering that we launched the station in September 2010.” “Dedication, perseverance and a commitment to our vision from the entire LM Radio team has helped LM Radio become a household name with our ‘Happy Listening’ lifetime memory, hit music format”. “We are also fast becoming a favourite station for the younger urban generation who enjoy the style of the ‘new’ music we play.”

“Strong community involvement has helped build a loyal listener base in Mozambique with a growing audience across Southern Africa via Free to Air satellite, simulcasting via community radio stations and Internet audio streaming.”

In Mozambique, LM Radio serves Maputo, Matola, Ponta do Ouro, Ressano Garcia and neighbouring South African towns of Komatipoort and Marloth Park. The daily audience of more than 85,000 (weekly average 135,000), comprises Portuguese and non-Portuguese speaking middle to upper income professionals and decision makers (LSM 8 — 10). Recent research shows that there is an increasing number of younger listeners who tune in for entertainment and to learn English.

LM Radio broadcasts on 87.8 FM in Southern Mozambique, on Free-To-Air satellite across Africa on Intelsat 20 using a single view DSTV decoder or Free-To-Air Receiver and worldwide audio streaming at www.lmradio.co.mz.

LM Radio Awarded a Gauteng licence

Dec 16

LM Radio has been granted a Commercial Sound Broadcasting Licence to operate in the Gauteng Primary market.

ICASA, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has granted LM Radio a license to broadcast on the medium wave AM frequency in Gauteng. This one of several medium wave licenses granted.

LM Radio which was voted the top music radio station in Mozambique in 2012 and in 2013 has operated a music radio station in the style of the original LM Radio since December 2009.

LM Radio broadcasts Happy music consisting of Adult Contemporary
and Gold format music with a proven track record. The founder of LM Radio, Mr Chris Turner said “LM Radio provides a unique music format which specifically targets the more mature audience aged 40 years and older.”

He went on to say “LM Radio has proven its format by serving an audience of over 150,000 listeners on FM in Mozambique and Lesotho and to South Africa on the Internet and Free to Air satellite.

There has been an overwhelming demand for LM  Radio to broadcast in South Africa. The granting of this licence by ICASA means that LM Radio will be able to meet the needs of our target audience. We are proud to have been voted the Top Radio radio station in Mozambique for the 2nd year running.”

LM Radio is expected to take to the air on 702 kHz in Gauteng late this year once the transmitter facilities have been constructed by Sentech.

Click on the link below for official Media release
https://www.icasa.org.za/Portals/0/Newsfeeds/MRNewCommercialBroadcastingLicsPrimaryMarkets.pdf

Valentines’ Day in 2012 – at Café’ Acacia

Feb 14

One of the first real fun outside broadcasts of LM Radio occurred on Valentines’ Day in 2012 – at Café’ Acacia, next to Hotel Cardoso, who kindly housed the wacky LM on-air inmates.

A beautiful Saturday, filled with laughter, terrific pastries, jovial fans and searing heat…..until one of the most frightening thunderstorms had all, especially shell-shocked Tinky Pringle, running for the bunker. Next day was calm and clear, perfect for a sailing stint around Maputo bay.