Primedia Broadcasting

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Primedia Broadcasting
FoundedJohannesburg (1994)[1]
FounderThe Kirsh Consortium
Key people
Karl Gostner (COO)

Primedia Broadcasting is a subsidiary of the South African media group Primedia, headquartered in Sandton, Johannesburg. It currently operates 4 radio stations and the Eyewitness News service.


Primedia was established in 1994 with Stan Katz appointed CEO and its listing on the JSE Securities Exchange completed in April 1995. Primedia remained listed on the JSE until 1 October 2007 when its listing was terminated following a successful private equity transaction (scheme of arrangements).

Radio Stations[edit]


CapeTalk is a commercial AM radio station based in Cape Town, South Africa, broadcasting on AM/MW 567 to Cape Town. It was established in 1997.


702 is a commercial FM radio station based in Johannesburg, South Africa, broadcasting on FM 92.7 and FM 106 to the greater Gauteng province. It was established in 1980.


KFM is a FM radio station based in the Western Cape, South Africa.


947 is a radio station that broadcasts on the 94.7FM frequency from Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.

News Services[edit]

Eyewitness News[edit]

Eyewitness News is Primedia Broadcasting’s news brand.

Civic Organisations[edit]


Crimeline is an independent Initiative started by Primedia aimed at helping South African authorities fight crime through anonymous tip-offs.

Lead SA[edit]

Lead SA is a Primedia Broadcasting initiative, supported by Independent Newspapers to promote active citizenship. Founded in August 2010, shortly after the historic 2010 Soccer World Cup, Lead SA was born to celebrate the achievements of the country while taking responsibility for its problems and challenges. [2]

Lead SA's focus areas include education, road safety and the environment. Lead SA urges all South Africans to make a difference in their respective communities. The Lead SA initiative has made inroads at recognising and publicly affirming those South Africans who have dedicated their lives to the service and empowerment of others in their communities. [3]

Talent Management[edit]


PrimeTalent is a talent management company aimed at providing a range of professional services to Primedia Broadcasting’s on air talent.


  1. ^ "Primedia Website". Primedia. Retrieved 2010-10-12.
  2. ^ "Lead SA: Standing Up for South Africa". Big Media Publishers. 4 August 2010. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Lead SA: Heroes". Lead SA. 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2014.