Morné Esben kicks off the Early Bird Info Hour every weekday morning with a roundup of interesting new stories and developments that’s trending locally and abroad. Get your daily buzz feed here.
Start off your morning with a quick recap of all the news you’ve missed while you were sleeping. The World You’re Waking Up To is the perfect morning update on local and international news, a look at what happened in history on that day and other interesting stories.
Every weekday morning Capetonians share their reasons to smile with Bobby and Lindy on Smile Breakfast via SMS, live calls and social media. Big or small – they want to know what makes you smile.
Smile 90.4FM turns the attention to our princess and princesses of promise, the Grade 1s of Cape Town, and we get their perspective on everyday life. Did you know that a vegan is “a striped animal with spots”? Or, that chameleons change colour “because they have rainbow coloured hearts”? Catch Bekkig – truth from the mouths of babes – on Smile Breakfast daily at 06h52.
Do you wash your jeans everytime you wear them? Do your pets sleep on your bed? Do you have a landline (phone)? Bobby Brown and Lindy Hibbard encourage listeners to call in, send SMS messages or comment on Facebook to discuss their opinions on topics such as these, before reaching consensus.
This fun, interactive feature on Smile Breakfast sees Bobby Brown and Lindy Hibbard compete for the song votes of listeners. Listeners choose one of two songs, and in doing this choose one of two teams – team Lindy or team Bobby. Song selections range from classic ballads to upbeat party anthems.
Lindy Hibbard takes a look at three stories trending both locally and internationally, and makes a call whether they’re HOT or NOT.
Guess what the Smile Secret Sound is to win R10 000 in cash. Back by popular demand and exclusive to Smile Breakfast with Lindy and Bobby, every weekday morning three lucky listeners get the chance to crack the Smile Secret Sound and win R10 000.
Bobby and Lindy chat about a light hearted piece of good news that has Cape Town abuzz. Whether it’s a video that’s gone viral, a celebrity stepping into the spotlight or an ordinary person doing something extraordinary… if it’s trending on Smile Breakfast’s radar, it gets everybody talking!
Bobby and Lindy each share a very believable story, which may or may not be true. Which one of them are pulling the wool over your eyes? Did Lindy end up in handcuffs while shopping? Was Bobby suspected of stealing a handbag in the airport parking lot? Any one of these two story tellers could be telling you a tall tale, but which one is it? SMS to vote for the presenter who you think is ‘pulling the wool’ and stay tuned for the answer.
Kick start your workday with Eloise’s 80s Triple Play, every morning straight after the news at 09:00. Big fan of DeBarge? No problem. Feeling silly like Cindy Lauper? You’ll have lots of fun. Need a dose of Michael Jackson? Don’t switch that dial…we’ve got you covered!
A quick catch up on stories making waves on social media, viral videos and trending items in South Africa and the world.
Every weekday morning at 10:52 Eloise throws out a couple of “weird and wonderful” facts, that are so unusual, you’ll think she’s making them up. At the end of the feature she poses a question, looking to Cape Town’s workforce to throw the facts back at her.
Switch on the kettle … get the cups ready … and move closer to the radio for a chat with Cape Town’s favourite personalities, interesting visitors to the Mother City and newbies breaking through on the social scene.
Eloise plays snippets from three songs and challenges Cape Town to guess how they are connected. Are they connected through the artists? Or is there a connection in the song titles. Could it be that there’s a central theme behind the three songs? You figure it out.
Who, what or where am I? Benito Vergotine gives listeners a series of clues and invites them to guess the name of an iconic person, place or landmark.
Every weekday afternoon at 12h50 Benito speaks about issues and trends regarding health and wellness. He covers a wide range of topics to assist you in achieving and maintaining a healthier lifestyle, which include digital innovations in the health care sector, exercise regimes, informed food choices and emotional wellbeing.
Every afternoon at 13:24 Benito delivers a three-minute info package, containing valuable information of an entrepreneurial or small business nature. It is aimed at Smile 90.4FM’s core audience segment; being over the age of 35, educated, in the upper income bracket and economically driven. ‘Mind Your Business’ typically deals with topics such as business and labour law, recruitment, risk management, administration, hygiene, governance, property, services, finance and tax, leadership and adult education.
Everyone has that one song that they can’t get enough of…that gets their foot tapping and head shaking. Share your guilty pleasure music choice with Benito and he could play it for you and the rest of Cape Town to enjoy.
Benito brings you stories from around the world proving that real life can be stranger than fiction. Did you know that there are shoes you can use to order pizza? Or that Saudi Arabia’s leader takes 459 tons of luggage for a nine-day trip, including two elevators and two Mercedes Benz’s? Discover another side to our fascinating world with Stranger than Fiction!
What is the one word on everyone’s lips today? What’s making the news in Cape Town in just one word? Catch the buzz with Benito, weekdays at 14:54, and stay in the know with the Buzz Word of the day.
Every afternoon at 15:30 Maurice and Bailey dedicate three songs to a person or group who listen to Smile 90.4FM at work. The 3:30 Three is the perfect way to get through the last few hours of the working day.
Smile 90.4FM’s Maurice Carpede brings you a daily report on the importance of environmental forward thinking, sustainable energy awareness and responsible GREEN living. The content is designed to be positive, modern and practical in everyday life situations … inspiring the Smile audience to follow a GREENER everyday lifestyle.
Bailey Schneider and Maurice Carpede inject some humour into your drive time, with a quick joke from the Smile Joke Jar. Listeners submit their jokes daily via e-mail and SMS, and the funniest joke is told on air.
Weekdays at 17h08 Bailey Schneider gives the listeners a High 5, i.e. five simple reminders on how to be kinder, five of the most popular hashtags or five tips to love the job you have. On a Friday Bailey covers five fun facts, featuring interesting but fun facts to get your weekend off to a good start.
What calls for help and when written in capital letters is the same forwards, backwards and upside down? SOS of course. Bailey tests the logic of our listeners with her intriguing riddles.
Consider yourself a music expert? Think you can identify any tune? Tune in at 15h50 to guess which song Maurice and Bailey are humming… Every day they choose one tune and hum it together to entertain Cape Town. They then read the guesses from listeners, who are sometimes correct and sometimes completely off. The entire family can play along with this fun light hearted feature.
The age-old battle of the sexes comes to the Smile Drive every afternoon at 17:20, when Maurice and Bailey split the audience down the middle in a gender based trivia quiz between the guys and the girls. Maurice asks the girls ‘guy questions’ while Bailey asks the guys ‘girl questions’ to see who knows best. They keep score throughout the month of who wins between team ‘guys’ and team ‘girls’; and at the end of each month, someone who competed for the winning team wins the monthly Clash of the Chromosomes ‘his or hers’ prize.
Sam Roy tests your knowledge of iconic 80’s hits by playing you just a second or two of the intro. Can you name the song and artist?
The ultimate 80’s quiz … a quickfire round of 8 questions in 80 seconds. Every night one listener gets a chance to test their knowledge of all things 80’s … 80’s music, 80’s news events, 80’s TV shows, 80’s movies and a whole lot more. Get all the questions right in under 80 seconds and join the elite “8 out of 8 club”
Sam Roy takes you back in time by counting down 8 things that made the 80’s awesome. The feature is presented in 2 segments each ending in an awesome 80’s song.
Every weekday evening at 19:15, Sam Roy takes you to the top of the 80’s music charts, by looking at a number one hit song and everything that led to its success, including the artist, time spent charting and competitors. Go back to school in this 80’s music fact finding mission; and learn something new about this influential decade in music.