The announcement came after the station put the power in the hands of its listeners when it launched the 28-day #ECRMusicMakeover.

Listeners were asked to vote for the songs that they want to hear more of on East Coast Radio. They were then rewarded with their share of R200 000. The station will now reveal the playlist as voted by the people of KwaZulu-Natal.

“We had a phenomenal response from KwaZulu-Natal with over 600 000 total votes received on the microsite that was launched. We are excited to showcase this new playlist – a first for East Coast Radio and KwaZulu-Natal,” says East Coast Radio’s station general manager, Boni Mchunu.

Normal programming will be interrupted for this music takeover on the day. There will be no presenters, no traffic, no news –  just music. All news and traffic updates will be made available on

“We are encouraging our listeners to tune in on this day and are confident that they will hear the hit music that they voted for. We are excited to give [the people of] KwaZulu-Natal what they want and proud to say that if it’s big in KwaZulu-Natal,then it will be on East Coast Radio,” says East Coast Radio’s programming manager, Zane Derbyshire.

Voting closes on Thursday, 28 February at midnight before the new playlist is revealed on Monday.


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