Sandton Times Hour

Sandton Times Hour Game Show Edition I Podcast Show Notes

The weekly Sandton Times Hour is a Sandton magazine show that brings the wanted online pages of The Sandton Times to life.


  • Johan Stemmet, host of the long-running TV game show ‘Noot Vir Noot’.
  • Mike Mills, host of game show ‘Win & Spin’.
  • Glenn Hicks, executive producer and presenter of ‘MTN Gladiators’.
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As the only radio show and podcast dedicated to Africa’s richest square mile, this Sandton magazine show is packed with an array of entertaining and informative interviews blended with the best music, every week on Mix 93.8, Mondays at 7pm.


The Sandton Times offers readers all they ever wanted online, and The Sandton Times Hour is the go-to weekly magazine show broadcast from greater Sandton. The Sandton magazine show features fabulous food spots, luxurious lifestyle bits, first-hand travel tips, motoring notes, and world-class entertainment, business and so much more beyond the borders of greater Sandton. In 2023, the radio show and podcast was selected by Feedspot panellists at #15 on a ranking of Top 40 South Africa Podcasts on the web.


In this week’s show, The Sandton Times covers an array of topical news as well as these interviews:


‘Noot Vir Noot’ With TV Game Show Host Johan Stemmet

South Africa has a treasure that’s been entertaining audiences for over three decades, and it goes by the name of ‘Noot vir Noot’. This iconic TV musical quiz game show has not only stood the test of time but has also cemented its place as SABC 2’s longest-running game show. What’s more, it was presented by none other than the charismatic Johan Stemmet, who also holds the titles of Executive Producer and Director.


‘Noot vir Noot’ made its television debut in 1991, and since then, it continued to captivate viewers with its unique blend of music, quiz questions, and, of course, the charm of Johan Stemmet. Over the years, it has become a beloved staple in South African households.


Johan Stemmet’s contribution to the show is nothing short of remarkable. Hosting an incredible 42 seasons and a whopping 700 episodes, he has become synonymous with ‘Noot vir Noot’. His affable personality, passion for music, and knack for engaging with contestants and audiences alike have made him a household name.


Even after all these years, ‘Noot vir Noot’ remains one of SABC’s most-watched programs, a testament to its enduring popularity. It has not only entertained but has also fostered a sense of community among viewers, who eagerly participate in the musical challenges presented on the show.


As South Africa’s longest-running television game show, ‘Noot vir Noot’ is a testament to the power of music, quiz, and the enduring appeal of Johan Stemmet, who has made it a cherished part of the country’s cultural landscape. With each episode, it continues to strike a harmonious chord with audiences, leaving them eagerly anticipating more musical magic.


‘Win & Spin’ With Game Show Host Mike Mills

In the world of South African broadcasting, Mike Mills is a name that resonates with both nostalgia and enduring talent. While many may remember him as the charismatic host of the ’90s game show ‘Win ‘n Spin’, his journey through the realms of radio and television has been equally fascinating.


Mike Mills embarked on his career after earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in drama and English. His initial foray into the world of radio began with the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation, where his voice found its first home. However, television beckoned, and he ventured into the bright lights of the small screen with Bop TV and the budding M-Net.


Despite the allure of television, Mike Mills remained dedicated to radio, where his voice truly thrived. He spent an impressive 13 years at 702, a testament to his prowess as a radio personality. Along the way, he made notable pit-stops at SAFM and Highveld Stereo, further honing his craft and connecting with audiences across the airwaves.


In 1997, Mike Mills found his home at Classic FM, where his passion for music and radio converged seamlessly. His tenure at the station solidified his reputation as a radio veteran, known for his distinctive voice and engaging presence.


While ‘Win ‘n Spin’ showcased his versatility as a television host, it’s in the world of radio where Mike Mills has truly left an indelible mark. His enduring commitment to the medium has endeared him to listeners, making him a beloved figure in the South African broadcasting landscape.


‘MTN Gladiators’ With Executive Producer And Presenter Glenn Hicks

‘Gladiators’, the beloved television show known for its action-packed challenges, began its South African journey with a unique backstory.


Originally presented by Glenn Hicks and Ursula Stapelfeldt, the show made its debut in the international arena during the second International Gladiators series filmed in Birmingham, England. Surprisingly, the South African Gladiators hadn’t even recorded a domestic series at that point.


In 1999, the show finally found its footing in South Africa, thanks to the resounding success of the Springbok Challenge series. The domestic journey began with a unique twist, as ‘Gladiators’ embarked on a tour of South Africa.


The first four series were presented by Glenn Hicks and Ursula Stapelfeldt, with Cyril Mitchley serving as the referee and Ingrid Chantler as the timekeeper. This team of hosts and officials became synonymous with the show’s early years.


In 2000, ‘Gladiators’ underwent a significant revamp for its fifth season, moving to a new home in Carnival City. This transition marked a new chapter in the show’s history, solidifying its place as a beloved and enduring part of South African television. The journey of ‘Gladiators’ is a testament to the show’s ability to captivate audiences and evolve with the times.


Sandton Times Hour Music Playlist

  • The Supermen Lovers – Starlight
  • Joel Corry & Tom Grennan – Lionheart (Fearless)
  • Nathan Dawe x Ella Henderson – 21 Reasons


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