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“Keep it real”, is the advice from Graham who started with the station in September 2011. He joined Algoa FM at a pivotal time, in December 2011, when we extended our broadcast area into the Garden Route. “Being a part of the expansion into the Garden Route, and being the first presenter on air at the time of the switch-on was phenomenal”.

Graham’s cool, calm, collected and kind attitude towards everything and everyone he meets, keeps him grounded. This born and raised East London boy, has a passion for music and says, “I just really love music, and as a result collect CD’s and LP’s”.

Graham feels honoured to work amongst the people he grew up listening to including Daron Mann, Lance Du Plessis and Charl Leslie. “They’ve been my inspiration to want to follow a career in radio, and they’re people that I look up to and respect greatly”.

Graham keeps the momentum going as he opens up the lines to listeners to dedicate songs from the Algoa FM playlist, keeping them entertained throughout as they make the best of their weekend with good music and good conversation.

 

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00:12 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, December 19, 2014
If you thought you had teenage internet-speak cracked by getting to grips with acronyms such as “LOL” (laugh out loud) and “LMK” (let me know), think again. Do you know the meaning of “IWSN” or “GNOC”? Considering these are acronyms for “I want sex now” and “get naked on camera” used by youngsters, it’s probably a good idea that parents wise up. These shorthands are ju... read more
22:52 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, December 18, 2014
Finally, us men have science to back us up. It's been revealed recently that us dudes are far more sympathetic than women when our partners have a cold or something. The study found men’s patience with a suffering partner lasts for 19 hours – but women can deal with it for only 16 hours. The man of the house is also less likely than the woman to become tired of their partner “overreacting about their illnesses&rd... read more
00:13 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, December 18, 2014
A Hungarian singer from the Roma community is suing Beyonce over the smash hit “Drunk in Love,” saying the superstar sampled a folk tune without permission.

The song off Beyonce's Grammy-nominated self-titled album begins with an Eastern-sounding a cappella voice that gradually fades out after around 40 seconds as a pop beat, keyboards and Beyonce's voice come in.

In a lawsuit filed in a New York court, Monika Juhasz Miczura - who performs under the name Mitsou - said that the snippet was a digitally altered version of her 1995 recording of “Bajba, Bajba Pelem,” a song that she learned from her grandmother.

The suit said that the song was traditional to the Roma, also known as Gypsies, and was “about hopelessness, when one can no longer trust anyone but her own mother and God.” By contrast, “Drunk In Love” features Beyonce and her rapper husband Jay-Z as they sing of their marital bliss.

The lawsuit said that Beyonce and Jay-Z did not seek permission and exploited the Roma song “to evoke foreign eroticism alongside the sexually intense lyrics.”

Mitsou, who said she learned of her song's alleged use on the year-old album when friends contacted her, charged in the lawsuit that the “blatant unauthorized use” of her voice is “causing irreparable harm and emotional distress.”

The lawsuit seeks an injunction on further “exploitation” of Mitsou's voice as well as compensation. While the lawsuit did not set an amount, Mitsou estimated that her voice was present on 29 percent of the song by the couple, who are multimillionaires.

Mitsou has developed a niche following among fans of Roma music, including as a member of the band Ando Drom. The lawsuit said her voice was “widely considered unique and ethereal.”

Mitsou has collaborated on the films of Tony Gatlif, a French director of Roma heritage, including on “Gadjo Dilo” which in 1999 won France's Cesar national film award for music.

Beyonce and Jay-Z did not immediately comment on the lawsuit.

Beyonce suddenly released the album and accompanying videos in December 2013 on iTunes with no previous publicity.

“Beyonce” has since sold some five million copies worldwide and is nominated for the Grammy Album of the Year.

Have a listen to the two songs here:






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06:07 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, December 17, 2014
South Africa has once again been recognised as one of the best places to visit globally ... read more
04:30 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, December 15, 2014
The day has finally arrived. The Vengaboys will be performing at the Boardwalk in Port Elizabeth tonight.

Today's Cool Classic is the 3rd single featured on their 2000 release "The Platinum Album", and is called "Uncle John from Jamaica".

Hope you have your tickets. See you tonight;-)



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