What Is Live N ReYired

Live N ReYired is a live music broadcast show which takes place at the YLounge every Friday night from 10PM until 12AM. The objective of LNR is to allow up-and-coming artists to show off their music repertoire to the public on a commercial platform. YFM’s open-minded and ever-engaging audience, affectionately known as the Yires, ensures that each artist will be warmly welcomed and afforded with feedback of the performance. This allows the artist to use the platform as research into their progress as a band.

Live N ReYired is not restricted to any specific genre of music and is thus able to venture into music that does not fall within YFM’s core genrés. In order to ensure that the art of musicianship is maintained- and constantly supported- all performing artists that feature on LNR are required to play with a full live band. If an artist requires a back-track to be used, there still exists the prerequisite of other live elements, i.e.: guitar, saxophone, piano/ keyboard, percussion.

Show Duration

All performing artists have a full two hours to perform on Live N ReYired. It is not compulsory to utilize the full two hours, but it is an option which we we encourage to all artists that are interested in performing on the YLounge stage. The artist is able to perform cover songs of the music that influenced him/ her to follow the music profession. This is an opportunity for the artist to have an intimate connection to the listener by revealing the truth behind each song and what their music is all about. It’s a time to focus on the music and also an opportunity for fans, and listeners alike, to get to know the artist on a personal level.

How Do I Feature On LNR?

Send an email with the following to nk@yfm.co.za

  • Artist biography / profile
  • Download link to the artist's music
  • Links to any live footage of the artist performing (if applicable)


Live N ReYired takes place at the YFM studio in Hyde Park. The live venue YLounge was built in 2012 and was designed for live broadcasting.


Nkosinathi Ngubeni

Senior Producer

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