Who We Are

Kagiso Media Radio (KMR) is the broadcasting arm of Kagiso Media. It owns and operates two of South Africa’s most successful commercial radio stations; East Coast Radio (serving most of KwaZulu-Natal) and Jacaranda FM (spanning Gauteng and parts of Mpumalanga, Limpopo, and North-West Province).

KMR also oversees an investment portfolio that has non-controlling interests in four other prominent stations; OFM, Heart FM, Gagasi FM, and Kaya 959.

Kagiso Media has a proud legacy of investing and building purposeful and profitable media companies. Through its founding shareholder, the Kagiso Trust, it has also played a demonstrable part in funding sustainable education initiatives in vulnerable communities in South Africa.

KMR’s two flagship, award-winning stations translate this purpose to action in the form of industry-leading CSI initiatives, while engaging their loyal and growing audiences across multiple platforms. ECR and Jacaranda FM’s websites regularly rank in the top three best performing radio websites in the country. ECR also operates a specialised digital radio station adjacent to its FM brand called, ‘ECR Gold’.

KMR offers advertisers access to an engaged, loyal, and affluent audience across all its ecosystems, which beyond FM broadcasting includes web, podcast, video, and social media.

KMR’s first-party data collection service, SoundInsights, offers businesses tailor-made solutions that help them communicate to the right radio audience with the right message to maximise ROI.

Meet the Leadership
Nick Grubb
Nick Grubb
CE: Radio
Mzuvele Mthethwa
Vuyani Dombo
Head of Finance: Radio
Wendell Smith
Wendell Smith
Head of Human Resources: Radio
Dierdre King
Deirdre King
Managing Director: Jacaranda FM
Mzuvele Mthethwa
Mzuvele Mthethwa
Acting Managing Director: East Coast Radio
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Thabang Nthaudi
Head of Finance: Jacaranda FM
Nick Grubb
Nick Grubb
CE: Radio
Mzuvele Mthethwa
Vuyani Dombo
Head of Finance: Radio
Wendell Smith
Wendell Smith
Head of Human Resources: Radio
Dierdre King
Deirdre King
Managing Director: Jacaranda FM
Mzuvele Mthethwa
Mzuvele Mthethwa
Acting Managing Director: East Coast Radio
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Thabang Nthaudi
Head of Finance: Jacaranda FM
Pillars
Our Ethos & Our People

KMR believes that most of its accomplishments are a result of teams of diverse individuals working together to achieve purposeful goals.

Whilst the company invests significantly in training and development to empower its people for current and future growth, KMR also actively builds a work environment that promotes respect, recognition, and equal opportunities for all staff and contractors from diverse backgrounds, racial groupings, genders, and sexual orientation.

KMR leaders across all levels are accountable to a ‘Leadership Charter’ that sets out to achieve significant business performance via its people, using the principles of Empowerment; Encouragement; and Relevance to Markets.

Community Commitment

We are committed to providing honest, accurate and fair news and reporting. We acknowledge the trust our audience places in us and vow never to abuse it or take advantage of it.

We believe our communities are the backbone to our stations, and we strive to keep them informed and to give back, build and empower where possible. We aim to make a meaningful impact in the lives of our community by partnering with organisations and causes to help benefit those in need.

KMR and its brands create content based on a deep understanding of its target markets, and engages and builds communities across its platforms every day.

We also support South African artists by providing a platform to allow their talent to thrive and excel.