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Sensational: The Sandton Times Hour Celebrates 1-Year On Radio

The Sandton Times Hour, the podcast that became a radio show, has been on air with Mix 93.8 for one year, and what a year it has been!


  • Since its debut, The Sandton Times Hour has provided listeners with insightful interviews, expert analysis, and informative discussions on everything from business and finance to travel and entertainment.
  • The show’s guests have included prominent South African figures, such as CEO’s, entrepreneurs, artists, and newsmakers, who have shared their stories, insights, and experiences with listeners.
  • Listeners have praised the show for its informative and entertaining approach, and for its ability to capture the essence of Sandton’s unique culture and lifestyle.
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Marking a year on radio this May, having started as a podcast during the 2020 Covid-19 hard lockdown, the show, which is hosted by Founder and Managing Editor of The Sandton Times, Alexander Leibner, has become a staple for those who live, work, or simply enjoy the luxurious lifestyle of Sandton and beyond. The show’s popularity has been a testament to its quality, and to the relevance of its content.

As The Sandton Times Hour celebrates its one-year anniversary, it is clear that the show has become more than just a radio show. It has become a community of listeners, businesses, and decision makers who share an interest for Sandton’s unique lifestyle and culture. There is no other media quite like The Sandton Times in greater Sandton!

// The Sandton Times Founder and Managing Editor, Alexander Leibner


Guests on the show over the past year included Chef Ben Ungermann, Survivor South Africa host Nico Panagio, DJ and Producer TIMO ODV, Southern Sun CEO Marcel von Aulock, Liberty Two Degrees (L2D) CEO Amelia Beattie, Courvoisier Chief Blender Thibaut Hontanx, CEO of the Gautrain Management Agency William Dachs, CEO of Discovery Vitality Dinesh Govender, award-winning musician J’Something, South African comedian Schalk Bezuidenhout, actor and activist Pieter-Dirk Uys, Professor Gérard Labuschagne, CEO and Co-Founder of LIFT Airline Jonathan Ayache, Global CEO of Safilo Group Angelo Trocchia, Ocean Basket CEO Grace Harding and Chef Noor al Mazroei, just to name a few!


From New York Fashion Week to Miss Supranational in Poland, Cape Town to Qatar, Disney to Dubai, on a cruise ship off the coast of South Africa or at 30’000 feet in the sky, there has been no limit to the distance or range of topic The Sandton Times Hour will go to entertain and inform its audience. Blended with an upbeat selection of music that captures the energy of South Africa’s economic hub, The Sandton Times Hour brings a unique flavour to the Mix 93.8 listening line-up.


The show has also been a platform for promoting the best of Sandton’s businesses, events, and attractions. From high-end restaurants, entertainment and getaways to launches and topical news the show has been a reliable source of information for those looking to enjoy a slice of the Sandton life.


For businesses, The Sandton Times Hour has been an invaluable marketing tool, providing exposure and visibility to a broad audience. Those understanding the full value of the platform have aligned themselves with The Sandton Times Hour with more to come! The show’s expert guests have also shared valuable insights and advice on how businesses can thrive in Sandton, offering tips on marketing, branding, and networking.


The show’s success can be attributed to its host, Alexander, who has been a driving force behind its growth and popularity. With a deep understanding of Sandton’s culture and lifestyle, Alexander’s passion and enthusiasm for greater Sandton shines through in every edition.


In addition to hosting The Sandton Times Hour, Alexander also serves as a consultant in the marketing space, as well as being a sought after moderator, MC and keynote speaker for numerous companies. His expertise has been invaluable in helping businesses navigate a competitive landscape and build their brands. He is also in the final year of an MBA with Henley Business School Africa, as a recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity.


Looking ahead, The Sandton Times Hour is poised for even greater success. As Sandton continues to evolve and grow, the show will continue to be a leading voice and inspiration for those who live, work, or play in Africa’s square mile and beyond.


As the show enters its second year, listeners can expect more insightful interviews, expert analysis, and informative discussions on the issues that matter most to greater Sandton’s community. The show will also continue to be a platform for promoting Sandton’s businesses, events, and attractions, and for showcasing the destinations vibrant culture and lifestyle.


The Sandton Times Hour is available on Mix 93.8 in Johannesburg, Pretoria and through the station’s website, as well as DStv Channel 823, whilst delivering to its podcast audience on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.


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