We are one! East Coast Gold celebrates birthday with cash prizes

We are one! East Coast Gold celebrates birthday with cash prizes

The excitement is palpable amongst the East Coast Gold team as they celebrate their first birthday today.  

East Coast Gold Birthday
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We’re celebrating the milestone by rewarding listeners with cash prizes every hour from 6 am until 7 pm – to thank them for being part of our first year.

East Coast Gold’s Project Head, Diane Macpherson, says it’s been a great year for the internet radio station. “We’ve been overwhelmed by the response from our listeners. They’re extremely engaging and invested in our Classic Hits station and are wonderful ambassadors, helping to grow our audience by word-of-mouth.”

You can win just by listening to East Coast Gold today. Keep an eye on our Facebook page as well for more chances to win. 

East Coast Gold’s success can also be attributed to its quality radio content, which has been curated by field experts East Coast Radio (ECR), and its strong line-up of experienced presenters.

The station plays the biggest hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s, with genres ranging from rock to disco to pop to jazz.

“You’ll be hard-pressed to find a wider variety of hit music being played anywhere else, and with up to 18 songs an hour, we’re all about the music!” says Macpherson.

East Coast Gold won a Radio Award at the 2020 edition for our weekday breakfast show, Gordon Graham’s More Music Breakfast Show, which was named Best Internet Radio Show. 

Seasoned radio personalities Jane Linley-Thomas and Graham present their shows from KwaZulu-Natal; the legendary Alex Jay is in Gauteng, and listener favourite Damon Beard - who was with ECR for 28 years before moving to Britain last year - broadcasts from the UK. And from Monday, 9 November, the much-loved Dave Guselli, another legend in South African radio, will be joining the team!

East Coast Radio’s Programming Manager, Zane Derbyshire, says he can’t wait to see what the team produces over the next year.

“This is a passion project for each one of us who work on it and in the coming year, we want to turn East Coat Gold into South Africa’s number 1 station for listeners who love classic hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s. This market is underserved and the products on offer don’t compete with what is being produced in the pop/adult contemporary space. With our stellar line-up and world-class music product, I believe many listeners, across South Africa, will make the switch to East Coast Gold in the coming year.”

Macpherson agrees: “If the 60s, 70s and 80s are you favourite music decades, we challenge you to sample East Coast Gold for a few hours. We’re confident you’ll become a regular listener!”

Have you gone gold yet?

Listen via the ECR app or on www.ecr.co.za/ecr-gold-listen-live/. We’re also on various other platforms, including Alexa (just enable the ‘East Coast Gold’ skill); MyTuner; Radio Garden; iono.fm, Radioline or OpenRadio.


Gordon Graham, weekdays 6-10 am

Jane Linley-Thomas, weekdays 10 am-1 pm

Damon Beard, weekdays 1-5 pm

Dave Guselli, weekdays 5-9 pm

Alex Jay, weekends 10 am – 2 pm.

Find more info about the line-up here: https://www.ecr.co.za/ecr-gold-shows/

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