The Waking Crew 2.0

Catch Jarret and Deon for their early morning antics: 06:00 - 09:00

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The Coffee Break

Get that morning buzz you need, from 09:00 - 12:00

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The Hard Drive

with Christine, for your lunch time entertainment 12:00 - 15:00

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The Headrush

End your busy day with Chops, 15:00 - 18:00

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One Last State Witness To Be Called In The Oscar Pistorius Pre-Sentencing Trial

The Oscar Pistorius pre-sentencing hearing is set to continue in the North Gauteng High Court this morning with the state expected to call a final witness. 

Welcome to the Strand Hotel Swakopmund...

... home to exceptional dining facilities, all boasting unique character, coupled with innovative quirks. Restaurants, with names such as ‘Butcher & Brewer’ (with it’s own on site Micro-Brewery), ‘Farmhouse Deli’ and ‘Ocean Cellar’, as well as a cosy bar and a Soda Fountain and Beach takeaway, promise to tantalise one’s taste buds. Casual beach front dining at the new Strand Hotel is destined to be THE place to be in Namibia from now on.

Trust will enroll three young school girl graduates to UNAM

On Friday 17 October 2014 the Radio Wave Waking Crew and Chairperson of the ESFMF Trust Fund (Ericah Shafudah the current PS of Finance and Namibia’s Business Woman of the year 2013), randomly selected three beneficiary regions from which three school girls will be identified to benefit from the Ericah Shafudah Financial Management Fund. The selected school girls will be enrolled at the University of Namibia for the next four years, as to complete a degree in Financial Management focusing either on Bachelor of Accounting; Bachelor or Chartered Accountancy or Bachelor of Economics. Each of these degrees will be taken up by each of the three girls.

Kirsty interviews ShenFM

Kirsty Watermeyer from Radiowave interviews ShenFM from South Africa who will be playing at their 16thbirthday next Saturday at the Warehouse Theatre.

Christine's interview with Billboard Magazine

 

SPCA Donation

Radiowave supports the SPCA

Earler this month the Windhoek SPCA issued a request to corporates or individuals to ‘adopt’ one of their kennels in an attempt to raise money for the renovation of all the kennels that so desperately need it. Radiowave responded to that challenge, gladly sponsoring Sunshine Kennel number 77 for an initial period of one year.

In addition to this sponsorship it was decided to give 100 of the blankets allocated to Radiowave as part of our involvement in the Round Table Winter Knights Campaign to the SPCA to try to make it a slightly warmer winter for all the animals still looking for homes.

Pictured here, Radiowave staff members Clara Raath, Wilet de Jager and Heidi Compaan accept the certificate showing our adoption of the kennel while handing over the blankets to Brigitte Meissner of the SPCA.

Deon's interview with Billboard Magazine

3G Mobile sponsors Beanies for Round Table Winter Knights

 

Thank you to 3G Mobile who brought us over One Thousand Beanies to distribute to the less fortunate as part of the Round Table Winter Knights Initiative.

 

2014 Where in the World Winner

Radiowave and Pastec surprise another lucky listener

Radiowave have recently wrapped up their ever popular Pastec Where in the World is the Waking Crew, replacing it with a new game which is still sponsored by Pastec Distribution and training. Rather than simply allowing Where in the World to fade quietly away though, it was decided to place each and every Where in the World winner in a draw for a grand prize of N$ 30 000 towards a holiday of their choice.

The lucky winner of the grand prize was 19 year old Rochelle Kok who hopes to use her money to visit Mozambique. Rochelle said that she was hoping to take her boyfriend along on the holiday but that if he were unable to go that she would then want to take her Mother along. Rochelle did not have anywhere specific in Mozambique she wished to visit, saying rather that she had seen photographs of the country and decided that it is somewhere she really wanted to be able to visit. She did however specify that she would like to travel there via a cruise ship departing from South Africa.

 

Office Hottie 2014 Interview

The Office Hottie Speaks:

We asked this years Office Hottie, Chandre Manuel, a couple of questions following her win, here is what she had to say:

 RW: Have you followed the Office Hottie competition in the past?

            CM: I have not followed the competition in the past.

RW: Did you enter yourself or where you entered by someone at work?

            CM: I was told by colleagues to enter the competition (Adri Diergaardt and Rosalia Severus) as they thought I had potential.

RW: What did you feel your chances were of winning?

            CM: At first I thought my chances were moderate, and once a started tracking the number of hits on the site, I sort of lost hope.

RW: This is the third year that someone from the Erongo region has won - what do you think there is about coastal girls that makes them so appealing?

            CM: I guess it's the sea breeze (LOL). To be honest I really don't know.

RW: Time to get a bit personal with a question I am sure many of the people who voted want an answer to - is there anyone special in your life or are you still looking for him or her?

            CM: Yes, I have someone very special in my life, actually two (Louis Maletzky and our son, Darian).

RW: On to the prize - how excited are you about the N$ 5000.00 shopping voucher from Queenspark?

            CM: The Queenspark voucher is my main point of excitement. I love shopping or as they say "retail therapy", it's a real stress relief, my ideal "go-to" place.

RW: Who are you planning on taking with you on the holiday and when do you think you'll be taking it?

            CM: I'm still thinking on who to take along, but the purpose of the lodge weekend for me is to relax and unwind, so the possibility of me going alone is also good.

RW: Lastly, your photo was quite creative but still managed to capture the essence of being in an office - what advice would you give to people who want to enter the competition in the future?

            CM: My advice to future contestants: capture "you" in the picture, portray your personality, keep it classy (not too much skin) and always show confidence

Radiowave donates Waterbottles

Water Bottles donated to Wheel-Ability Sports Club

In March, Radiowave is promoting the Wheel-Ability Sports Club in Katutura as its Charity of the month. Leading by example, we donated 20 much needed water bottles to the club.

Wheel-Ability is a basket ball club for wheel-chair users of all ages. It is based in Katutura at the Youth Center.

The club was founded in April 2012, by disability sports coach Michael Hamukwaya. The club has since grown in membership from 3 to 12 players. They meet once a week on Sundays for practice and are coached by a local Biokineticist Bjorn Magg.

All of the members are permanently wheel-chair bound and with this comes challenges such as transport, social acceptance and insecurity.

The team currently plays for fun, but they would love to expand and reach a competitive level.

For more information, see our Charity of the Month page.

 
 

2014 Office Hottie crowned

Chandré Maxine Manuel crowned Office Hottie 2014

From an initial pool of 116 entrants for the Queenspark Office Hottie competition the field was narrowed down to a Top 12 (the quality of the entrants was too good to get it to ten) with one 'Wild Card' entry. One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fourteen (1914) votes were cast with Chandré coming out the clear winner with a total of Three Hundred and One (391) votes. 

Chandré's win marks the third year that someone from the Erongo Region has won the Office Hottie. In fact, the Top 3 this year all came from the Erongo Region with second and third place being taken by Carlin King, and Robyn du Plessis respectively.

Chandré has won herself a N$ 5000.00 shopping voucher from Queenspark as well as a two night stay for 2 people at the Wilderness Safaris Kulala Desert Lodge including return flights from Windhoek sponsored by staytoday.com.na.

 

Radiowave donates stationery

Radiowave and Lions Club host another successful Operation Bright Start

Operation Bright Start was founded on the belief that each and every child deserves to start their education off on a solid foundation and that they will be unable to do so if they lack access to basic reading, writing, and educational materials.

Radiowave staff, Lions Club members, and learners from the Round Square club at St. Georges College teamed up to collect money (as well as any physical stationery donations) for this initiative.

Street collections took place at various intersections in Windhoek in early-morning rush hour traffic on Friday January 17th, with a shopping mall collection taking place at Mearua Mall on Saturday the 18th.

Enough money was collected, and donations received, that 500 Bright Start packs (containing basic stationery supplies such as pens, pencils, a ruler, eraser, exercise books etc. as well as a handy drawstring bag to carry it all in) were prepared to be distributed to grade 1 learners within Windhoek and in the surrounding areas.

Holger Sirloucomb of the Windhoek Lions club explained that close on N$ 32 000 in monetary donations were taken in, but that when one added the value of the donations of physical stationery and exercise books, the value of this year's Operation Bright Start collection stood at well over N$ 40 000.

Schools that have benefited from this initiative include the Theo Katjimune Primary School in Windhoek as well as the Fyfrand Kamp School in Okahandja, among others.

 
 

Radiowave recognized at PMR Awards

Radiowave wins Gold at annual PMR Awards.

On Monday February 15th Radiowave was presented with two Golden Arrow awards at the annual PMR Awards held at the Windhoek Country Club Resort and Casino. The categories that Radiowave was recognized in are: Local Radio Stations - General Entertainment and Music as well as Local Radio Stations - News and Current Affairs.

Through the PMR awards functions businesses, institutions, organisations, NGO’s, police stations, government departments, cities, towns, individuals in business and government, and the personnel and staff involved in these, are honoured and applauded as leaders, achievers and role models.

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the other PMR Award winners. We look forward to next years event where we are sure the cream of the Namibian crop will once again be recognized and praised for the sterling work that they do and the contribution they make to the Namibian economy and business environment.
 

Cupid Found, Valentine's Day saved!

Where's Cupid kidnapper found!
 
Congratulations to Vicky Nel who tracked her down! It turns out our kidnapper was none other than last year's 'Live in the Suit' competition winner Lynn Rodrigues.
 
When asked how she worked out who the kidnapper was, Vicky said that she was thinking about people who worked in industrial areas, and being an avid Radiowave supporter, tried to think of people associated with Radiowave who did so to. She said her first guess was Alex Ray from Famaz Attack but then she decided he did not actually work in an industrial area. She then started thinking that it was Radiowave's very own news lady Sunet van Wyk but also discounted that after watching many many video news clips on YouTube.
 
She started suspecting Lynn Rodrigues and says she had her suspicions confirmed when her husband said that he had seen her walking around Maerua Mall over lunch time on Thursday February 6th, which is what the kidnapper said they were going to do.
 
Vicky said that she was very happy to win the N$ 5000.00. When asked what she would spend it on, she replied that her and her husband had decided that 2014 was the year they were going to further their studies and that the money would help them to do so.

Public Announcement

Playing commercial radiostations in shops

Radiowave have received numerous calls from listeners and clients in Windhoek and at the coast requesting more information on the license a business must have in order to broadcast a radio station in their offices. NASCAM (Namibian society of composers and authors of music) are the body that issue these licenses.