According to the memo, the stations that will offer the best rates if the changes are implemented are Metro FM, Ukhozi FM, Umhlobo Wenene FM, Lesedi FM and 5 fm, which all bring in more than R150m in revenue.
At these stations, for example, the hourly rate for a freelancer presenting a 6am-9am morning show would range from R1,500 to R2,300, while the same show at a station that makes between R80m and R150m in revenue would offer a rate of R1,000 and R1,800 an hour. Stations in that range include Radio Sonder Grense (RSG), Motsweding FM and Thobela FM.
Morning show presenters at stations such as Ligwalagwala FM, Good Hope FM, SAfm, Phalaphala FM, Ikwekwezi FM and Munghana Lonene FM would earn between R600 and R1,200 per hour.
The least-paid radio presenters, according to the memo, would be presenters who work for stations such as Radio 2000, Tru FM and Lotus FM.