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Thursday, October 16, 2008


Lotusfm to be part of Diwali celebrations in Durban.

“It is Lotusfm’s particular honour to be involved in the Durban Diwali Festival 2008, as the station celebrates 25 years in broadcasting this year,” says Gail Samuels, Lotusfm station manager. “We are excited at being able to ‘Share the Lotusfm Experience’ with all visitors to the Durban Diwali Festival 2008 and we’ll be ‘pulling out all the stops’ to make this year’s event, something really memorable.”

Lotusfm has a full programme of fun and entertainment planned for the weekend. From floats, to fireworks, live broadcasts, to the famous Lotusfm Family Bhangra. Team Lotusfm will entertain from sunrise to sunset, for the whole weekend, starting bright and early on October 24 with the popular breakfast host O’Neil’s morning show from 07h00 to10h00.

The listener’s favourite Zakia Ahmed will be the host from 10h00 to 12h00. CJ Benjamin steps up to the microphone for Youth Crossfire from 15h00 to 16h00 and Rakesh Ramdhin takes the wheel at 16h00 to 19h00, for the drive show On the Road with Rakesh.

An early start is on the cards for October 25 for those who want to see the magnificent Durban Diwali Festival float procession as it winds its way from the bottom of Grey Street towards the Pavilion site at North beach, starting at 07h30. Ray & Vikash will be in the hot-seat for the Weekend Lift-off from 07h00 to 10h00 when the DNA Show takes over to keep listeners company until 13h00.

Nishal Sarwan is back at 19h00 with SA Heartbeat to get listeners into the mood for the main event of the evening, the Lotusfm Family Fusion Bhangra, taking place from 20h00 to 22h00. All the favourite Lotusfm DJ’s will be there, followed by a fireworks display which will precede the Bhangra and set the scene for the rest of the evening’s entertainment.

On October 26, another full day of LIVE broadcasting gets underway with the Tamil Top 20 from Durban’s Beachfront, in the company of Mala Lutchman from 13h00 to16h00 and Veena Lutchman will bring the Lotusfm weekend to a close with Bhakthi Sangeet from 16h00 to 18h00. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet the Lotusfm DJ’s up close and personal and be part of the Lotusfm Experience at the Durban Diwali Festival 2008!