Fine Business Radio (FBR) is the Fine Music Radio exclusive and independent business programme.
The show’s host, Lindsay Williams, presents individual features that are aimed to broaden the target audience and distinguish FBR from the present clutch of shows that follow similar formats, and that target the same interviews, with the same people, on the same night. FBR will broadcast from the Artscape theatre complex, Monday to Friday, 6-7pm.
While there’ll be absolutely NO disadvantages resulting from being in the Cape, there will be so many pluses. The big brains and the big bucks are all here. Lindsay will have the pick of the institutional money managing talent and an increasing number of brokers who will populate our prestigiously positioned studios.
A WORD FROM LINDSAY ….. “A bewildering array of business and news programmes assault us all day, with a noisy crescendo being reached during the early evening. I’d like to think that we at FBR have distinguished ourselves somewhat by making what is (quite frankly) a potentially tedious subject, a little more lively, accessible and entertaining. One of the many things that irritate me as a journalist and broadcaster is being shackled, whether it be by the big cheeses upstairs, or by my own inertia. There has long been a perception that business and financial stuff should be treated with reverence, and punctuated with jargon and clichés. ‘EBITDA’ is a classic example of the type of nonsense that makes me want to chuck it all in and open a pub up the West Coast. Why do the smug suits assume that the listener knows that it stands for ‘earnings before interest tax depreciation and amortisation’. Then there’s EBIT-A, but don’t get me started. Business is a serious business. Markets affect all our lives every day in some way, and I’ll carry on reporting the big stories that matter and talk to the top names behind those stories. The difference is I’ll be assuming nothing, and if the interviewee gets too technical, I’ll gently ask for plain language please before the listener switches to Egoli. There’ll be no dumbing down the subject, but more of my usual forthright goal of entertaining, educating, and informing, and across all levels. Jeremy Clarkson’s is the closest to my ideal presentation style. Motoring programmes of yesteryear were essentially made to satisfy the irritating bloke next door who spent his Sunday mornings with his head stuck under the bonnet and who made me look stupid in front of the family. Clarkson has taken a subject, again one that can be tedious as all hell, and made it terrifically interesting and at the same time highly entertaining. There you have it. That’s what I’m going to do with Fine Business Radio. Serious stuff with a hint of humanity.” _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Monday 30 May- Click here to listen
Guests: Greg Davies, Kevin Hedderwick, David Shapiro, Peter Staude, Joanne Baynham and Keith Viera.
Friday 27 May - Click here to listen
Guests: Greg Davies, Bulelwa Mabasa, Gerrie Fourie, The Weekly Wrap with Izak Odendaal & Kimon Boyiatjis, Ian Cruickshanks (repeat).
Thursday 26 May- Click here to listen
Guests: Greg Davies, Doug Murray, John Biccard, Magda Wierzycka, Wessel van Zyl and Jean Hamman.
Wednesday 25 May – Click here to listen
Guests: Greg Davies, Marcel van Aulock, Wayne McCurrie, Jackie van Niekerk and Brian Butchart.
Tuesday 24 May- Click here to listen
Guests: Greg Davies, Karsten Wellner, Ian Cruickshanks, Simon Peile and Ethan Dube.
Monday 23 May – Click here to listen
Guests: Greg Davies, Chris Hart, Armin Diem, Michael van Straaten, David Shapiro and Stephen Brookes.
Friday 20 May – Click here to listen
Guests: Greg Davies, Markets, The Weekly Wrap with Jeleze Hattingh and Joanne Baynham, Peter Major and Stephen Kossef (repeat).
Thursday 19 May – Click here to listen
Guests: Greg Davies, Nazmeera Moola, Stephen Kossef, Graeme Korner, Willie Myburgh and Peter Attard-Montalto (repeat).
Wednesday 18 May- Click here to listen
Guests: Greg Davies, Graham O’Connor, Cees Bruggemans, Wayne McCurrie, Imraan Suleiman and Richus Nel.
Tuesday 17 May- Click here to listen
Guests: Greg Davies, Anton Pillay, Nastascha Harduth, Simon Peile, Sean Pretorius.
Monday 16 May- Click here to listen
Guests: Greg Davies, Peter Attard-Montalto, Clive Thompson, Joanne Baynham, David Shapiro and Sandile Nomvete.
Friday 13 May – Click here to listen
Guests: The Weekly Wrap with Jacques Botha and Eugene Goosen, Iraj Ebedian (repeat) and Loane Sharpe (repeat).
Thursday 12 May – Click here to listen
Guests: Greg Davies, Michael Power, Ian Cruickshanks, Nerina Visser, Franz de Klerk and Jean Hamman.
Wednesday 11 May – Click here to listen
Guests: Greg Davies, Wikus Lategan, Terry Kaplan Geoff Blount and Richus Nel
Tuesday 10 May – Click here to listen
Guests: Greg Davies, David Hurwitz, Iraj Ebedian, Loane Sharp and Nic Brown.