"Together with the shareholders of Magic828 in Cape Town, we see this as the logical next step in creating a national radio footprint that will appeal to all South Africans in the age group ranging from 40 to 59 years," says van Niekerk.

"Our sister station LM Radio Mozambique in Maputo compliments our audience and geographic reach. We believe that this makes LM Radio a compelling option for our advertisers," adds van Niekerk.

Anchoring weekday mornings on LM Radio and Magic828 will be Sasha Martinengo between 06:00 and 10:00. Sihle Ndlovu will guide listeners through the lunch-hour between 10:00 and 14:00.

Ndlovu hands over to Gavin Buckle on the Afternoon Drive from 14:00 to 18:00. Peter Wise will be on air between 18:00 and 20:00 before Mark Williams signs off with two hours of South African music.

On the Weekend Breakfast, listeners will be welcomed by Megan Edwards from the mother city, followed by Gavin Koppel and Bobby Louw respectively. Saturday evenings will be hosted by Adrian Larger.

Weekends will culminate in the sounds of Jazz Eeze, presented by Helenne Ulster.

Van Niekerk has also announced the appointment of Lyndon Johnstone as group CEO. Johnstone will oversee operations in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Maputo. Johnstone, who is the current head of operations at LM Radio, takes over from Dayne Allenbrook.

For more information, visit www.lmradio.co.za or contact [email protected]. You can also follow LM Radio South Africa on Facebook or on Twitter