Mon 29 Jun 2015, 10:43
kykNET will broadcast Die GROOT Ontbyt live every weekday morning.
kykNET and GROOTfm 90.5 have big news.
From 10 August, kykNET’s morning programming will get even more exciting when GROOTfm 90.5’s popular breakfast show – Die GROOT Ontbyt – will be broadcasted live. The show will then air every weekday morning from 06:00 to 08:00 on kykNET.
The collaboration is a first of its kind and completely unique in its approach. While listeners will be able to listen to Die GROOT Ontbyt on their radios, those at home will also be able to share in the excitement by way of their television sets. The presenters will be talking to the GROOTfm listeners, but also in a visual style to the kykNET viewers at home.
The popular radio- and TV personality, Johrné van Huyssteen, will be joining Die GROOT Ontbyt as anchor, with the beautiful Nadia Beukes as his co-anchor. Both Johrné and Nadia don’t need any introduction: as presenter of programs such as Gons and DeKat, and more recently as radio presenter at OFM in the Free State, Johrné has shown his worth in both radio and television. Nadia is the sweetheart of Afrikaans television as presenter of Boer Soek ‘n Vrou and her role in Getroud met Rugby. These two will be assisted by Hendri Myburgh who will oversee traffic and social media, Elsa Esterhuizen as newsreader and Rouchelle Liedemann as our Cape Town correspondent.
Listeners and viewers can look forward to a program packed with actuality, news, traffic, weather and of course our biggest Afrikaans hits.
According to Hardus Zevenster, CEO of GROOTfm 90.5, this was the logical next step for this successful community radio station: “Our focus has always been on the Afrikaans audience in Pretoria. GROOTfm’s approach was so well received that a national need arose. The partnership with kykNET will satisfy this need in a unique and fresh way. This is only the beginning of even bigger things that are on the way.”
Karen Meiring, M-Net Director: Afrikaans Channels is just as excited about this new project: “We are very excited about this fresh and inspirational offer to our viewers. kykNET likes firsts and this hybrid concept between radio and television makes a lot of sense for both parties and is going to give the presenters the opportunity to spread their talented wings even further.”
GROOTfm 90.5 hit the airwaves in the Pretoria metropolitan on 1 August 2013 and has since grown at a phenomenal rate. Those not living in the Pretoria metropolitan can listen to GROOTfm by downloading their free app on their smartphones or tablets or listen via streaming at www.grootfm.co.za.
South Africans can watch, or listen, to Die Groot Ontbyt from 10 August 2015 on either kykNET, DStv Channel 144, or listen on GROOTfm 90.5.