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The Drive With Roland Gaspar

The Drive With Roland Gaspar
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The Drive With Roland Gaspar

The Drive With Roland Gaspar is on your radio every afternoon Monday to Friday from 3 pm - 7 pm with all the info you need in the afternoon. They've got music, news, traffic and good vibes.

Weekdays: 3:00pm-7:00pm
Ard Matthews and 'mumsie' Arlene were LIVE with Roland Gaspar
Ard Matthews and 'mumsie' Arlene were LIVE with Roland Gaspar
pulse icon14 June 2024 10:05 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

Drum roll please! Ard's eighty-one-year-old mum makes her debut at the Music Kitchen on Ard's latest tour ...enough said...take a listen!

Roan Ash was LIVE on the Drive with Roland
Roan Ash was LIVE on the Drive with Roland
pulse icon22 April 2024 11:34 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

Jetting in from Nashville ,Tennessee, the popular SA muso popped into the studio for a catch-up and to treat us to a first-time live play of his yet-to-be-released single, "Holy Ground."

2024 ISUZU IRONMAN African Championship road closures
2024 ISUZU IRONMAN African Championship road closures
pulse icon11 April 2024 09:31 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

Project Manager Werner Smit talks us through the road closures for both the main event on Sunday 21 April and the CTC on Saturday 20 April.

Be inspired and enter the Isuzu Corporate Triathlon Challenge!
Be inspired and enter the Isuzu Corporate Triathlon Challenge!
pulse icon03 April 2024 11:42 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

Race Director Bongiwe Budaza has all the details - enter before its too late. The Isuzu CTC is powered by Algoa FM.

Algoa FM's Big Walk brings Bethelsdorp Comprehensive a handsome cash reward
Algoa FM's Big Walk brings Bethelsdorp Comprehensive a handsome cash reward
pulse icon02 February 2024 08:41 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

The school's principal, Jerome Meyer, recently received a cash injection of R10 00 thanks to the Big Walk.... part of the deal was the opportunity to come on air and tell Algoa Country about Bethelsdorp Comprehensive.

Eduvos Nelson Mandela Bay - changing the face of education in SA
Eduvos Nelson Mandela Bay - changing the face of education in SA
pulse icon29 January 2024 08:20 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

Dr Tony Matchaba-Hove (NMB Campus General Manager) on everything you need to know about this learning institution voted the best private higher education provider in the country.

Business opportunities in the runaway success that is the KleuterZone Concept
Business opportunities in the runaway success that is the KleuterZone Concept
pulse icon19 January 2024 09:37 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

Founder, Anthonie Bougas, joined Roland once again to tell us more about the franchise opportunities available for this nursery school concept that has taken South Africa by storm.

KleuterZone schools - a winning concept in pre-school education
KleuterZone schools - a winning concept in pre-school education
pulse icon17 January 2024 08:15 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

Founder, Anthonie Bougas, joined Roland to tell us more about this nursery school chain that is proving to be a game changer across the country.

Jesse Clegg was LIVE on the Drive with Roland
Jesse Clegg was LIVE on the Drive with Roland
pulse icon18 December 2023 11:48 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

Clegg's Coast to Coast Tour has begun - get the low down on where you can catch him in Algoa Country this holiday season.

 Roland catches up with Neon Dreams ahead of EC shows
Roland catches up with Neon Dreams ahead of EC shows
pulse icon12 December 2023 12:05 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

Canadian duo Adrian Morris and Frank Kadillac will be in SA for the Dreaming Out Loud Summer Edition, also featuring Early B, Matthew Mole, Saxby Twins, and Max Hurrell. Don't miss out - take a listen and find out where and when it's all going down!

Brave Nathaniel remembered ahead of the Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer
Brave Nathaniel remembered ahead of the Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer
pulse icon19 October 2023 11:24 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

The heartbreak of childhood cancer - Aiden Yon joined Roland to pay tribute to his late nine-year-old nephew and applaud the key role Wings and Wishes played in his cancer journey. (Wings and Wishes is one of this year's beneficiaries)

Matthew Mole on The Drive with Roland Gaspar
Matthew Mole on The Drive with Roland Gaspar
pulse icon03 October 2023 10:19 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

The down-to-earth SA star will soon be in our neck of the woods as part of the impressive lineup for the 'We love Nelson Mandela Bay Music Festival', powered by Algoa FM.

DJ Cosher on remixing the iconic 'World in Union' with PJ Powers
DJ Cosher on remixing the iconic 'World in Union' with PJ Powers
pulse icon04 September 2023 11:44 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

The iconic rendition by PJ Powers of the 'World in Union' during the 1995 Rugby World Cup gave us goosebumps. As the opening of the 2023 World Cup looms, Powers and DJ Cosher have released a remix that they hope "will serve as a rallying cry for our belov

Celebrating Women's Day with Annabel Vundla
Celebrating Women's Day with Annabel Vundla
pulse icon10 August 2023 11:43 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

If you missed it catch up right here and get to know this history-making SA Airways pilot!

 British star Stephen Merchant on the Drive with Roland
British star Stephen Merchant on the Drive with Roland
pulse icon20 July 2023 09:25 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

Multi-award-winning Merchant links up with Roland as Season 2 of his popular action-comedy series "The Outlaws" launches on BritBoxTV South Africa today, 20 July. (Alongside Ricky Gervais, Merchant was the co-writer and co-director of the hit British seri

Good Luck was in the house!
Good Luck was in the house!
pulse icon03 July 2023 11:57 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

The effervescent Jules joined Roland in studio ahead of their Gqeberha performance on Friday night to talk making their fifth album and embarking on their latest tour. The award-winning, chart-topping band hails from Cape Town.

 An update from Garth Sampson on the ongoing drought
An update from Garth Sampson on the ongoing drought
pulse icon29 May 2023 08:48 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

The message is clear - NMB is still not saving enough water - stay informed about the current drought situation. Sampson is the Client Liaison Officer for the SA Weather Service, also affectionately known as the 'weather guru".( Mio Khondleka was standing

NMB Metro still not saving enough water
NMB Metro still not saving enough water
pulse icon19 May 2023 08:39 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

The Director of Water and Sanitation, Barry Martin, once again appeals to residents to make saving water a lifestyle. ( Charl Leslie was standing in for Roland Gaspar)

Reducing consumption is critical as drought worsens
Reducing consumption is critical as drought worsens
pulse icon05 May 2023 11:33 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

Barry Martin, Director: Water & Sanitation at NMBM makes an impassioned plea to residents of Gqeberha - if we do not reduce consumption our taps WILL RUN DRY.

The IDP - have your say about your city
The IDP - have your say about your city
pulse icon04 May 2023 09:51 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

MMC Kabelo Mogatosi urges residents of NMB to have their say in the Integrated Development Plan before it is too late. (Charl Leslie was standing in for Roland Gaspar)

 New heart procedure at Life St Georges Hospital
New heart procedure at Life St Georges Hospital
pulse icon04 May 2023 09:38 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

Life St George’s Hospital is now able to offer a life-saving heart procedure hitherto not available in the EC. Dr. Warren Muller tells us more. (Charl Leslie was standing in for Roland Gaspar)

Kouga celebrates a successful Mayor's Cup
Kouga celebrates a successful Mayor's Cup
pulse icon04 May 2023 08:30 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

Elvina Felix (Kouga Municipality's special programmes co-ordinator and acting chief of staff), was in good spirits ahead of the prize-giving set to take place Friday, May 5. (Charl Leslie was standing in for Roland Gaspar)

A must listen to update on the drought crisis
A must listen to update on the drought crisis
pulse icon28 April 2023 09:15 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

Barry Martin, Director for Water & Sanitation in NMB, appeals to all of us to play our part. Sewerage is not a waste disposal system, and we are still using way too much water.

The Mammoth Woodridge Adventure race - coming soon!
The Mammoth Woodridge Adventure race - coming soon!
pulse icon11 April 2023 09:35 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

It's just around the corner - an adventure race like no other - Roland chats to athlete and race director Russell Meyer-Willson to bring you up to speed on this exciting event.

 Gqeberha's Khaya Sodladla hailed a 'water hero'
Gqeberha's Khaya Sodladla hailed a 'water hero'
pulse icon11 April 2023 08:54 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

Sodladla is the developer of a waterless car wash detergent - washing your car at his car wash business, or at any car wash using this product, will save the metro tons of water.

Barry Martin updates us on the drought crisis
Barry Martin updates us on the drought crisis
pulse icon03 April 2023 11:28 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

Dam levels are critically low - Roland catches up with the Senior Director of Water and Sanitation in NMB for a comprehensive report on the outlook for the months ahead.

The Absa Run Your City 1O km Road Race - not just for runners
The Absa Run Your City 1O km Road Race - not just for runners
pulse icon17 March 2023 11:00 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

Race Director Sue Forge describes this road race as being "like no other." With 25 activations along the route and a brand new vehicle up for grabs to all who participate, make sure you get your entry in. (Doreen Loubser was standing in for Roland Gaspar)

Mayor Retief Odendaal on the NMB water crisis
Mayor Retief Odendaal on the NMB water crisis
pulse icon02 March 2023 10:43 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

This is our worst drought in over 100 years - if we run out of water the economy will collapse. Are you playing your part?

Celebrating with Aiden Markram on The Drive
Celebrating with Aiden Markram on The Drive
pulse icon14 February 2023 08:54 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

Roland re-lives Sunday's triumphant win with the team's captain - the Sunrisers Eastern Cape thrashed Pretoria Capitals Sunday 12 February to bring home the trophy in the inaugural SA20.

Talking the SA20 Cricket League
Talking the SA20 Cricket League
pulse icon01 February 2023 09:40 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

oland caught up with Sunrisers Eastern Caoe Assistant Coach, Baakier Abrahams, and cricketers Brydon Carse and Marques Ackerman ahead of their away games. They all have so much love for the Orange Army!

''We CAN run out of water
''We CAN run out of water " - Mayor Retief Odendaal
pulse icon27 January 2023 08:53 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

As the region's water crisis deepens, Nelson Mandela Bay's mayor talks prayer meetings for rain, the very real possibility of our taps running dry, and the thousands of residents who are still not playing their part.

Algoa FM Country - can you help The Players Fund ?
Algoa FM Country - can you help The Players Fund ?
pulse icon17 November 2022 10:14 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

In July 2022, Devon Bosman AKA Bakkies suffered a catastrophic neck injury playing for his club in Humansdorp at the age of 18. The injury has resulted in Devon becoming a quadriplegic. The Players Fund is raising money to ensure his home is equipped for

Linda Harwood chats to Roland about the Big Walk
Linda Harwood chats to Roland about the Big Walk
pulse icon03 November 2022 10:29 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

Linda Harwood chats to Roland about the Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer and answers some FAQs

You CAN influence how your tax money is spent
You CAN influence how your tax money is spent
pulse icon20 October 2022 10:14 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

A must-listen podcast: the Executive Mayor of NMB, Retief Odendaal, on why citizens need to get actively involved in the IDP process.

Jay Tobias on the Friday Music Club
Jay Tobias on the Friday Music Club
pulse icon17 October 2022 11:12 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

Jay Tobias is a homegrown rapper, songwriter, and record producer whose passion for the industry started at the tender age of 14. Roland caught up with the talented youngster who has a new single out titled 'Complicated'.

Matt Ranger on the Friday Music Club
Matt Ranger on the Friday Music Club
pulse icon10 October 2022 08:22 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

A singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, Ranger's latest single, Lonely Sunshine, was recorded in his kitchen! Originally from Port Alfred, he currently resides in Stellenbosch.

Tobie Cronjé LIVE on the Drive
Tobie Cronjé LIVE on the Drive
pulse icon07 October 2022 08:29 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

As Roland so aptly puts it, Tobie is a cultural icon, and so very humble for his legendary status. In the friendly city for a production of 'My Boetie se Sussie se Ou', he was not getting away without a trip to our studio!

CHOC Cancer Survivor shares his journey of triumph
CHOC Cancer Survivor shares his journey of triumph
pulse icon03 October 2022 11:30 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

Diagnosed at the age of eight with a form of bone cancer, Luviwe Tekule is one of CHOC's greatest success stories. Now a university graduate, he wants you "to celebrate every step" with him in this year's Big Walk for Cancer.

Alexis on the Friday Music Club
Alexis on the Friday Music Club
pulse icon03 October 2022 08:37 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

Third-year Stellenbosch B Comm student, Alexis, is a passionate singer /songwriter. Starting at the tender age of ten, her work today is a unique blend of jazz and blues - her new single 'Sky is Only Grey' is already proving to be a hit.

Wax Beach on the Friday Music Club
Wax Beach on the Friday Music Club
pulse icon26 September 2022 08:33 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

This electronic music group is five years old and big on collaborations - their latest is with Ryan Cunningham. Called 'Slip Away', it dropped on The Drive with Roland and Roch-Lé.

The legendary Bats LIVE on The Drive with Roland and Roch-Lé
The legendary Bats LIVE on The Drive with Roland and Roch-Lé
pulse icon22 September 2022 09:47 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

There were laughs aplenty as the longstanding group popped into the studio to talk touring the Eastern Cape with their "unique blend of memorable music and hilarious humour"

Tripper on the Friday Music Club
Tripper on the Friday Music Club
pulse icon19 September 2022 10:11 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

Up-and-coming George-born artist, Tripper, joined the Drive for a first-time play of his latest single and to chat about future projects.

Chizzy LIVE on the Friday Music Club
Chizzy LIVE on the Friday Music Club
pulse icon12 September 2022 12:24 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

Hailing from George, singer/songwriter and producer Chizzy was in our neck of the woods to shoot a music video, joining Roland and Roch in studio to talk his latest music.

Steinheist' - SA's biggest corporate scandal now a documentary series
Steinheist' - SA's biggest corporate scandal now a documentary series
pulse icon07 September 2022 10:00 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

Director Richard Gregory weighs in on the making of the Showmax three-part series on the shocking Steinhoff crash that wiped more than R200bn off the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, and knocked the pension funds of millions of ordinary South Africans.

 Dillon John on The Friday Music Club
Dillon John on The Friday Music Club
pulse icon05 September 2022 12:46 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

Talented multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, and producer, Dillon joined the Drive to talk about his new release and the road ahead.

Algoa FM listener wins R100 000 on the Drive with Roland and Roch-Lé
Algoa FM listener wins R100 000 on the Drive with Roland and Roch-Lé
pulse icon31 August 2022 10:41 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

This is what winning a whopping R100 000 courtesy of McDonald's sounds like! Congrats Melody!

Arnold Vosloo LIVE on The Drive with Roland and Roch-Lé
Arnold Vosloo LIVE on The Drive with Roland and Roch-Lé
pulse icon15 August 2022 10:17 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

No introduction is needed, Arnold Vosloo was in the house! Although born in Pretoria, Vosloo has close ties to Nelson Mandela Bay. The internationally acclaimed actor is in SA to promote Netflix's first Afrikaans series 'Ludik' in which he plays the titul

Carli J Myers LIVE on The Drive with Roland and Roch-Lé
Carli J Myers LIVE on The Drive with Roland and Roch-Lé
pulse icon08 August 2022 09:36 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

With plenty of number one hits on the station, having Carli on the Friday Music Club was like catching up with an old friend for Roland and Roch. The talented muso shared her excitement at having her single 'Authentically Yours' remixed by Locnville.

Game of Thrones star Conleth Hill on The Drive with Roland and Roch-Lé
Game of Thrones star Conleth Hill on The Drive with Roland and Roch-Lé
pulse icon05 August 2022 09:14 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

The affable Olivier-winning actor, known for playing Varys in 'Game of Thrones', joined The Drive to chat about his starring role in the new ITV four-part series 'Holding'. The series is based on a novel by the inimitable Graham Norton.

Fasten your seatbelts - Cathy Specific LIVE on The Drive
Fasten your seatbelts - Cathy Specific LIVE on The Drive
pulse icon03 August 2022 10:54 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

Everyone's favorite air hostess, Cathy Specific, AKA Brendan van Rhyn, is back to titillate and entertain Gqeberha. Roland and Roch-lé caught up with the statuesque 'Queen of the Skies' ahead of her performance in the Bay.

Vicky McClure - UK actress on The Drive with Roland and Roch-Lè
Vicky McClure - UK actress on The Drive with Roland and Roch-Lè
pulse icon21 July 2022 15:30 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

The Drive Team caught up with UK actress Vicky McClure to talk about her leading role and acting career.

Joshe Faulkner on The Drive with Roland and Roch-Lè
Joshe Faulkner on The Drive with Roland and Roch-Lè
pulse icon12 July 2022 15:30 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

The Drive duo caught up with Pro Surfer from Jbay.

Ian Von Memerty from Igazi Foundation’s Winter In Paris on The Drive with Roland and Roch-Lè
Ian Von Memerty from Igazi Foundation’s Winter In Paris on The Drive with Roland and Roch-Lè
pulse icon07 July 2022 15:30 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

Ian Von Memerty chats to Roland and Roch-Lè about Igazi Foundation’s Winter In Paris.

Mia Liyah on the Drive
Mia Liyah on the Drive
pulse icon20 May 2022 16:00 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

Mia Liyah - Rapper, Singer and Songwriter from GQ chatting about her latest track - Get Away.

Rhino Music Festival set to rock the Bay
Rhino Music Festival set to rock the Bay
pulse icon13 May 2022 10:20 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

Jessop and Nikki Bolton give us the low-down on this all-day event set to entertain while raising much-needed funds for rhino conservation.

Richard Cock chats about a Night With The Classics
Richard Cock chats about a Night With The Classics
pulse icon04 April 2022 10:53 / The Drive With Roland Gaspar

A Night with the Classics is a one-of-a-kind event combining life’s three best senses: Sight, Sound and Taste! ? Hosted at the idyllic Grey High School Pollock Field next to the famous Clock Tower, creating a majestic backdrop for a cultural experience