The Secret Sound is the biggest competition on radio and the easiest way to win large cash prizes. The previous sound has been cracked and we have upped the stakes to a cool R50 000!

All you need to do to claim the money on offer is to correctly identify the Smile Secret Sound on-air with Bobby and Lindy.

Tune in to Smile Breakfast every weekday morning at 07:20 and 08:20 and call the studio on 0861 99 00 44 when Bobby and Lindy open the telephone lines.

The Smile Secret Sound Referee is the ONLY person who knows what the Smile Secret Sound is and will be the adjudicator every morning, telling listeners whether they are correct, or whether they are off-target and need to go back to the drawing board.

The Referee will also give Bobby and Lindy some clues from time to time, to help their listeners to crack the Smile Secret Sound.



Previous guesses for the Smile Secret Sound…



Thursday 13 August

  • A small office guillotine

  • The locking mechanism on the door of a walk-in fridge when being closed



Wednesday 12 August

  • Throwing a cooldrink can in a metal pedal bin and closing it afterward

  • A punch in time-clock card at work

  • A petrol attendant putting the petrol hose back into the petrol pump

  • Tapping on a desk with four fingers from each hand while wearing rings

  • Adjusting the headrest on a car seat

  • Replacing a clothing hanger back onto the rail in a closet

  • Putting the lid back on a stainless steel toilet roll holder after taking out a roll

  • A lotto ball falling from the machine into the little cube

  • Slamming shut a padlock that opens with a key

  • A slot machine payout



Tuesday 11 August

  • Breaking an egg into a bowl

  • Opening a can of beans



Friday 07 August

  • Shutting a shower door

  • Switching on a kettle



Thursday 06 August

  • A deadbolt lock on a hotel door being unlocked

  • A magnetic lock on a door when it closes



Wednesday 05 August

  • Opening and closing the lid of a travel mug by pressing the button

  • A ping-pong ball when you hit it and it drops

  • A cassette player’s button being pressed

  • Cutting nails with a nail clipper

  • A cooldrink can when it drops out of a vending machine

  • Closing a microwave oven

  • A toaster popping up

  • The clink sound of the weight machine in the gym when you put it down

  • Dominoes falling over

  • Opening up a microwave oven door



Tuesday 04 August

  • Getting an ice cube from an ice maker

  • Sinking the cue ball in the corner pocket of a pool table



Monday 03 August

  • Opening and closing a refrigerator door

  • Pulling up window blinds and locking them in








To all the phenomenal women in our lives, for holding it together while we are apart – THANK YOU.

Happy Women’s Day from your Smile 90.4fm family!

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Divas Long Weekend

Their lives, their fame, their music, the highs and lows that have made them superstars. This WOMEN’S MONTH, Smile 90.4fm is celebrating the greatest divas of all time over the Women’s Day long weekend of August 8th – 10th!

We bring you artists from Taylor Swift to Chaka Khan in a tribute to the female form, girl power and phenomenal women in music!

Better DIVAS and more of them, powered by La Parada.


Divas On The Timeline

Join Sam Roy every Tuesday and Thursday between 7pm – 8pm for The Timeline, where he will profile one diva for every week of Woman’s Month.

All their biggest hits, the stories behind the music, their accolades, their biggest challenges in the industry and their legacies


1st Week     04th – 6th    – Cher

2nd Week    11th – 13th – Beyonce

3rd Week     18th – 20th – Madonna

4th Week    25th – 27th – Whitney Houston


Listen out for his question and send your name + answer to our Whatsapp number to stand a chance to win a Chateau Del Rei Sparkling Wine Hamper



Toasted cheese is nostalgic for me. While it’s still appropriate for a 6-year-old, it can also be a pretty sophisticated treat for us grown-ups. It certainly doesn’t have to be boring.


1. I’ll start with something that reminds me of my childhood. It was the kid version of toasted cheese and tomato…Toasted cheese and tomato sauce. You simply add your cheese – cheddar or Gouda is best, and put a little tomato sauce on and toast as usual. Delicious.

2. Blackberry and Cheese Toasted Sarmies: Toast some Swiss Emmental cheese or even Goats cheese with some blueberries and it’s a creamy, sweet and salty flavour combo.

3. Rainbow grilled cheese. I mean I realise these are amazing for kids, but I don’t think any adult will scoff at these unicorn looking toasted sammies. Separate handfuls of shredded cheese Mozzarella or white Cheddar/Gouda into 4 individual bowls. Add a few drops of food colouring into each bowl. One bowl could be yellow, one could be green, one could be pink, one blue… Gently mix the food colouring into the cheese bowls with a fork. Arrange the different coloured cheeses in wide vertical stripes on one slice of bread, then place the second slice on top to secure and toast. The cheese melts in those colours and mix together to bring a rainbow. It’s so much fun.

4. Cheesy Roasted Mushroom Melts. Crusty Italian bread, cooked Portobello mushrooms placed on top of a cheesy combo of Mozzarella, Ricotta and Cream cheese all toasted together – YUM!

5. Turkey, cranberry and Brie cheese toasty: Layer slices of turkey meat, canned cranberries (or you can even try dried cranberries) and Brie cheese onto your bread and toast. It will taste a little of Christmas.


If you decide to try any of these, pop Bailey an email with your tasty pics:

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The 29th of July is National Lipstick Day and lipstick is the easiest way to change your look from “office professional” to “downtown loft party” and then back to “Sunday brunch.”  But in the middle of a pandemic which requires us to wear masks to protect ourselves, lipstick could be temporarily redundant while we prioritize our health and safety. Lipstick lovers, don’t fret , here are 6 ways to use lipstick which doesn’t involve your mouth.

Your lipstick can double as a long-lasting cream blush on your cheeks.

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This may be one of the most common alternative uses for lipstick, and for good reason.  When you’re in a makeup bind, your lipstick can double as a long-lasting cream blush on your cheeks.

Even better, you’ll get to use your entire range of lipstick shades as multiple colors can work for this — you can use a deep red for a more dramatic look or try a rosy pink for a nice, flirty flush. Corals also work well if you’re going for a more summery look.

Blend using a stiff brush, or try with your fingers for a more precise application.

Try swiping some lipstick on your eyelids for a high-fashion, glossy eyeshadow look.

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Try swiping some lipstick on your eyelids for a very high-fashion, glossy eyeshadow look. It’s a less common practice than lipstick as blush but achieves the editorial “straight off the runway” look.

For a subtle, sun-kissed look, try a sheer and shimmery brown, but if you’re willing to go bold and unexpected, go for pink.  That’s right, a bright hot pink on your lids will give you a super edgy look for a festive night out.

If you’re afraid of looking like you have pink eye, make sure you tone down any redness in your face with concealer and foundation, then do two bold swipes of pink lipstick on your eyelids and blend where necessary.  It’s a risky look, but there’s absolutely nothing wrong with taking a risk.

Red or orange lipstick can do double duty as under-eye concealer.

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Green concealer for acne was popularized a couple years ago, thanks to our good friend the color wheel.  Green acts as the opposite of the color red, which means the opposite is true as well.

Dark circles under our eyes are typically blue or green in color tone, so try using a red or orange lipstick to combat that.  Apply a very light amount on your under-eye circles and blend, wait for a minute for the product to set, then apply your regular concealer.  You should see a marked difference.

Get that contoured look with a brown lipstick.

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You’ve probably heard of it. But if you haven’t tried it, it may seem like the stuff of nightmares. A great trick that simplifies contouring comes from, not surprisingly, the contour queen Kim Kardashian.

When her contouring sticks first came out, she released several videos on the KKW Beauty Instagram page detailing her contouring hacks.  The most relevant video is the one where she shows that she draws a 3 across the side of her face — starting from the center of her forehead, down the side of her face, through to just beneath her cheekbones but not past the edge of the eye, and then down the side of the bottom half of her face to her chin.

She then repeats on the same “3” figure on the other side of her face and blends everything with a stiff brush.  Copy her same hack with a brown lipstick that’s a couple shades darker than your skin tone, and if you want to go for a super bronze-y loo, go a couple more shades darker. Just make sure you blend away well or the result will probably not be what you were looking for.

Treat a frosted lipstick like a highlight stick and swipe it anywhere you’d normally highlight.

Woman Applying Highlighter


Where contouring is around, highlighting is not too far to be found.  Got a lot of frosted lipsticks from the early 2000s?  Well if you haven’t tossed them like most beauty blogs (very rightly) suggest you should, or if you have just continued to lawlessly ride the frosted lip trend into the current day, you’ll be happy to hear that they make a great highlighter.

Treat a frosted lipstick like a highlight stick and swipe it anywhere you’d normally highlight – your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, your cupid’s bow, under your eyebrow arch, and the tip of your chin.  Blend and you’ll be all set and glowy.

If it doesn’t crush your soul, lipstick can make a fun art project.

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Lastly, here’s a fun non-makeup use for lipsticks.  If it doesn’t crush your soul to see a perfectly pristine tube of lipstick crudely crushed against a firm canvas, lipstick can make a fun art project.

Try it as an alternative medium to paint by pressing it directly on the canvas, or melting it first and using a paintbrush to paint more exact strokes.  Get inspired by Houston-based artist Natalie Irish, who uses lipstick kisses to create large portraits of popular figures.  You could be the next big name in the art world.