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As the needs of the East Coast Radio (ECR) audience constantly change and evolves, so too does the product that the station brings to its listeners. This includes the best in music, local news, and information with relatable, fun presenters to blend it all together.


East Coast Radio is switching up its weekend and evening line-up. Kicking off weekend mornings will be a brand-new breakfast show hosted by the winner of the 2021 ECR Presenter Search, Styles Mbatha. His warm and energising personality is the perfect way to get listeners out of bed and ready for a great day. Styles is a natural radio presenter and has fast become a fan favourite on the station.

The bubbly Jane Linley-Thomas brings with her a wealth of radio presenting experience and takes over the 2pm to 6pm slot. She will be playing lots of KZN’s No.1 hits and adding her vibrant, kind-hearted approach to weekend afternoon listening.

Tee Xaba moves from her weekend slot and joins the weekday line-up, hosting Monday to Thursday from 7pm to 10pm. Tee is a trendsetter and influencer on social media, and a well-known actress and TV personality. She will be the perfect companion as our audience unwinds.

Deon Govender will present the Friday evening 7pm to 10pm party show, bringing you the best party hits and setting the perfect mood for a great weekend. He will also bring his wealth of radio experience to the late-night weekday slot from 10pm to 1am. Deon is one of the country’s top DJs and a motoring specialist. He will keep our audience entertained into the early hours of the morning.

Sam Cele, who previously hosted the weeknight 10pm to 1am show, will now host Friday to Sunday from 10pm to 2am. He will bring his cool, calm style to late-night weekends, giving our audience the perfect playlist to sit back and take it easy to.

Our SA music focus, #PlayLocal, will be hosted by the talented Mike V, who in addition to his early breakfast show, will now bring a new focus to local artists and their music, featuring the best from South Africa and creating a springboard for up-and-coming KZN artists, too. The show is on air on Sunday evenings from 6pm to 10pm.

Danny Guselli remains in his popular weekend 10am to 2pm slot and the man with the golden voice, Gordon Graham, entertains on Saturdays from 6pm to 10pm.

ECR’s managing director, Boni Mchunu, says: “I am excited about the changes to the line-up where we are bringing a mix of experience and exciting new talent. I wish the presenters all the best in their new time slots and look forward to them delivering excellent content and music for our listeners and delivering audience numbers in the months to come.”

Programming manager, Zane Derbyshire, mentions that creating a line-up with a broad appeal is important to the ECR strategy. This is to ensure the offering speaks to the diverse ECR audience. “I am thrilled that we can create new shows that will deliver on the needs and lifestyles of our audience, while creating platforms for our presenters to shine.”

These changes to the weekend and evening line-up commence on Saturday, 2 July 2022.

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Anele Mdoda renews her contract with 94.7

Posted by radio On May - 10 - 2022 ADD COMMENTS

Despite Anele Mdoda being away from her show, Anele and the Breakfast Club, to do an eight-week international trip to learn about radio trends worldwide, she has signed a new five-year deal with 947.

“2022 is my 20th anniversary as a broadcaster. I have been with the company for 14 years, Primedia formed part of my personal and professional growth. They are like family to me,” said Mdoda.

In April, Mdoda announced that she was taking a two-month break from the Anele and the Breakfast Club to explore new and emerging broadcasting and entertainment trends while also interrogating the global best practices that will invigorate the show on her return.

“Signing a five-year contract with Primedia is testament to the new vision of new Group CEO Jonathan Procter. Jonathan brings with him global standards and perspectives to broadcasting and entertainment,” said Mdoda.

Mdoda and 947’s long-standing commitment was celebrated through a power shoot, featuring the breakfast radio darling and Phumzile Langeni, the chairperson of Primedia Broadcasting.

“We are fortunate to be driven by the crystal clear and contagiously compelling vision of Jonathan, whose stewardship heralds bigger and greater ideas for the future of our business,” said Langeni.

The radio personality returns to ‘Anele and the Club on 947’ on 1 July.

“At Primedia, it is all about validating our people. When our people succeed, we succeed… There is so much more that we need to still see from Anele,” said Langeni.

Until her return, listeners can catch Thando Thabethe, who joins regular Club members Frankie, Thembekile and Cindy from 6 to 9am weekdays.

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YFM welcomes back Ayanda MVP

Posted by radio On April - 25 - 2022 ADD COMMENTS

Commercial youth radio station, YFM, has officially welcomed Ayanda MVP as the afternoon drive show’s ‘power hitter’ for the Home Run show. The show debuts on 3 May and runs from Monday to Friday, 3pm to 6pm.


Known for her street cred and vibrant personality, Ayanda Mdluli, who was with the station in 2016, will host the afternoon drive show with Y’s DJ Flax, as producer and one of the contributors to the show.

Mdluli said, “I’m beyond excited to be back at Y. I’m a music driven broadcaster; most of my content is about artists and their tracks that are fire.”
“This new show gives me the platform to continue being purposeful and intentional with my love for music both on radio and the decks. I’ve been working towards an opportunity like this. And the time has finally arrived for me to host drive on Y. It’s time to hear what AyandaMVP is really made of. Molifeng!” she continued.


DJ Flax added, “Having built my name at Y on weekends, I now look forward to this incredible next chapter of content creation. Home Run with Ayanda MVP is all about entertainment and pushing boundaries.”


Phindi Ziqubu, content manager at Y said, “Ayanda’s return to the station is a true full-circle moment. Over the last few years, she has truly honed her broadcasting skill, her personal brand has gone from strength to strength and she remains a true embodiment of youth culture. We are confident that our audience will be just as thrilled about her return as we are.”


“The addition of Flax’s passion and love for creating great radio, added to Ayanda’s magnetic personality and unrivalled broadcasting acumen will create magic. I am elated to have Ayanda’s energy back in the Y studio and know that clients and our audience can expect nothing but amazing from Y this year,” concluded Haseena Cassim, MD of Y.

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Gagasi FM sets aside R1m for KZN floods victims

Posted by radio On April - 23 - 2022 ADD COMMENTS

As part of the #GagasiFMCares4KZN campaign, South Africa’s biggest regional radio station has embarked on a drive to assist victims of the recent floods in KwaZulu-Natal. Gagasi FM has allocated R1m towards relief packages aimed at providing immediate assistance to the floods victims.



These relief packages are being distributed mostly to community halls and centres that are currently accommodating families whose homes were destroyed by floods and are currently in desperate need of essential items.

“KZN is the heart of Gagasi FM, and we are truly heartbroken by the devastation that the floods have brought to our province. Our contribution towards the relief of KZN’s flood victims is a protraction of our ongoing commitment towards rebuilding KZN,” says Gagasi FM managing director, Minenhle Dlamini.

Gagasi FM has already visited some of the community halls in areas such as Umlazi V and G sections, as well as Entshongweni to hand over relief packages. The drive will continue with more visits in the upcoming days and weeks across various areas with people that were affected by floods.

“We want to reach as many areas as possible across the province, and we have been using our different government networks to help us identify areas that need immediate assistance. We’d like to call upon NGOs to reach out to us so that we can partner in our relief efforts. We’d also like to make a plea to corporates and to our audience to please assist us by offering a helping hand or by donating towards this worthy cause,” adds Dlamini.

For those who would like to make contributions to the #GagasiFMCares4KZN campaign for floods victims, the Gagasi FM CSI banking details are as follows:

Bank: Standard Bank
Account name: RADIO IGAGASI 99.5 PTY LTD CSI
Account number: 252837495
Branch code: 057829
Branch code (electronic payments): 051001

For more updates and activities in terms of what the station is doing to assist floods victims, stay tuned to Gagasi FM and also check out social media pages.

Facebook: GagasiWorld | Twitter: @GagasiFM | Instagram: @gagasifm

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Y launches its first audio drama series

Posted by radio On April - 23 - 2022 ADD COMMENTS

South Africa’s largest commercial youth radio station introduces its audience to an audio-only drama, speaking to the essence of ‘theatre of the mind’.

Tequila AF, created and directed by Y content producer Lumko Johnson, brings a storyline of murder, and explores themes of friendship, loyalty and mental illness.


Says Johnson: “My late great grandmother introduced me to radio through radio dramas she loved and followed. We didn’t have a TV at the time, I must’ve been four or five and we would gather and listen to the Xhosa stories every night before bed. I trust and believe in this story and commend Y for introducing something so cool to its audience.”

“Y is more than a radio offering. After the success of The Banques and Venom Show, we are confident in our abilities to produce content for all platforms and Tequila AF is our second project, with more following soon,” said Phindi Ziqubu, Y’s content manager.


“Our research has shown an undeniable demand amongst younger audiences for this kind of content. Y has been deliberate in ensuring we enter the podcast space with something unique and which is not simply a repurposing of what we produce on-air. Content produced by the station will be available exclusively on the YFM app, before it is released on other platforms,” says Hilton Tarrant, Y’s digital manager.


The drama stars up-and-coming actors Andisiwe Mpinda (as Sibu), Makoto Phumodi (as Pasi), Mmathapelo Bodibe (as Pearl), Tshepo Ramasia (as Thabiso) and Freddy Mabitsela (as Zee).


Tequila AF is available from 20 April on the YFM app, with new episodes releasing every Wednesday. Download the app in the App Store or Google Play.


Episodes will also be available on Thursdays on all major podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts.

Listen here:

21 Apr 2022 13:44


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NY Festival Radio Awards shortlist announced

Posted by radio On April - 4 - 2022 ADD COMMENTS

The New York Festivals® Radio Awards competition has announced the 2022 Radio Awards shortlist across 14 category groups.

World-class audio entries created by storytellers from 24 countries around the globe were judged online by the 2022 New York Festivals Radio Awards Grand Jury. Shortlisted entries include audiobooks, dramas, documentaries, breaking news coverage, entertainment, and music specials from radio stations, networks, prominent production companies and independent producers.


The United Kingdom led with 75 entries shortlisted followed by the United States with 57, Ireland with 56 and Canada saw 35 entries.

Shortlisted global broadcasters include BBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, CBS News Radio, NBC News, RTÉ Ireland, Deutsche Welle (DW), Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and Mediacorp.


Prominent companies making the shortlist include HarperCollins Publishers, TBI Media, Radio New Zealand, ABC Radio National, Bloomberg, Intelligence Squared U.S., Lockdown Productions, Fresh Air Productions, SiriusXM, Penguin Random House UK, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Swedish Radio, Unusual Productions, Colorado Public Radio, DCP Entertainment, FM Club, JAZZ.FM91, GoLoud, Magnum Opus Broadcasting, Media 24, Radio Free Asia, Radio-Canada, Religion of Sports, Sky News Radio, Sveriges Radio, USG Audio, Virgin Radio UK, and Wondery.



New York Festivals Radio Awards honors storytellers from around the globe. Since 1957 NYF has celebrated excellence and innovation across all genres and platforms, keeping pace with industry-wide developments and global trends. The mission of the competition is to honor the achievements of the men and women who make up the global audio storytelling community. To view the 2022 shortlist, visit HERE.



All Entries in the 2022 competition were judged online by NYF’s Radio Awards Grand Jury of 200+ producers, directors, writers, and other creative media professionals from around the globe and judged on the following set of criteria: production values, creativity, content presentation, direction, writing, achievement of purpose and audience suitability.



Award-winning entries will be announced during the New York Festivals 2022 Storytellers Gala virtual event on April 26th. All winners will be showcased on the Radio Awards winners gallery.



About New York Festivals: New York Festivals ® Celebrating the World’s Best Work since 1957

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Researcher, Content Producer, Policy Academic and MSG Afrika’s Commercial & Stakeholder Relations Manager Sibongile Gangxa has officially joined Power FM’s on-air lineup, hosting Power Life every Sunday from 21:00 to 00:00. 


A powerhouse, Sibongile holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law & Politics from Rhodes University and an honours in Public Policy and Development Management from the University of the Witwatersrand’s School of Governance. She is currently training towards a Neuro- Linguistic Programming Certification.

She is a media practitioner who has extensive experience in the public relations and media industries. Boasting a media career that spans almost 10 years, having started as a Drive time news anchor on YFM, after successfully completing the 6- month Y-Academy programme. With a two-year stint as an articles clerk at two prestigious commercial law firms, Sibongile returned to her first love, radio and went on to produce successful night-time and daytime talk radio shows at Gauteng-based radio station, Power 98.7. She spent three years as an Executive Producer, responsible for the content and execution direction the station took across programming. During her time in Programming, she was responsible for some memorable radio moments that gave POWER 98.7 a competitive edge in the talk radio space.


Her creative rigour and deep understanding of the intersectionalities at play in South Africa’s socio-economic landscape, directed her into a space where she could use these insights in the innovation and commercial environment of POWER 98.7 where she has been Commercial & Stakeholder Relations Manager since 2020. She is a proponent of humanizing radio concepts in ways that don’t only create talkability, but that do so in ways that connect brands with audiences in authentic, sincere and creative ways – ultimately shifting perspectives and action.



Sibongile is also currently in the development phase of a mental wellness software/app, Safe Space which seeks to respond to the prevalence of mental illnesses in South Africa. This was inspired by her participation in Alexander Forbes’ 2018 installment of the Benefits Barometer which was themed around the wellbeing economy, illustrating the causal link between a strained economy and the wellness of its workforce.

She also sits as an advisory board member of Iziko Connect, an Eastern Cape based public Wi-Fi network, insights and digital marketing platform that seeks to bridge the digital divide – bringing content and access to opportunities through digital literacy initiatives in the rural outskirts of the Eastern Cape.

She is also a thought leader contributor for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) training, assessment and advisory firm, Cohesion Collective, delving into issues of organizational culture change, transformation and other nuanced lived experiences of marginalized members of society within the institutions they work for. In her capacity as a researcher and as a writer, she adds to this EDI world of knowledge with compelling long format articles that speak to both human realities and technical insights on how organisations can mirror the aspirations of the society they exist within, tangibly.

Using research and creative content solutions, Sibongile’s body of work seeks to address developmental challenges in a human-centered fashion and captures the zeitgeist in ways that compel introspection, reflection and meaningful action.

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SA Radio Awards 2022 entries open

Posted by radio On March - 19 - 2022 ADD COMMENTS

Entries have officially opened for the 2022 Radio Awards.   It will be the 12th year that the Radio Awards has honoured outstanding achievements in the radio industry, setting benchmarks for all stations and professionals to strive towards. Stations have until 31 May 2022 to submit their entries.


Taryn Westoby, Head of Arena Events which owns the Radio Awards, says: “We are delighted to once again host the premier awards programme celebrating the country’s finest talent in radio broadcasting. Radio has played such an important part in keeping people informed and feeling connected during what has been an extremely hard time during the pandemic. Radio remains one of the most accessible platforms for engaging millions of South Africans.”

How to enter

  • STEP 1 – REGISTER:  CLICK HERE to register your profile for the 2022 entry system.  All previous profile registrations have been cleared, so stations will need to re-register and create a new profile in order to gain access to the entry system. When registering your profile, stations will need to select the respective licence category (Campus, Community, PBS, Commercial or Internet).
  •  STEP 2 – LOGIN: CLICK HERE to log in to the Radio Awards entry system once you have registered and verified your profile, and access has been approved by the Radio Awards administration. Use your registered username and password to log in to the entry system. You will then be redirected to the Radio Awards dashboard. Use the toolbar on the left side to navigate your way around the entry system.
  • STEP 3 – SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY: Select and complete the appropriate entry form for the category you wish to enter by clicking the ‘New Entry’ button on the side toolbar. Ensure that you complete all of the fields required for each entry you wish to make.

Stations have until 31 May 2022 to submit their entries.

Twenty-nine categories will be awarded in 2022, and full category descriptions are available here.

There is no fee for entering, and all category and entry guidelines are available via the link on the Radio Awards website:

Mark these dates

  • Entries open: 16 March 2022

  • Entries close: 31 May 2022

  • Awards hybrid event: 1 October 2022

For enquiries about the Radio Awards 2022 entries, please contact Zandi Nhlapo at

Stay tuned for the latest updates and news on social media by following @SARadioAwards on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, using #SARadioAwards.

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Umhlobo Wenene FM new line-up announced

Posted by radio On March - 18 - 2022 ADD COMMENTS

Umhlobo Wenene FM, is the number one radio station in both the Eastern Cape and the Western Cape. To consolidate its dominance in the Western Cape the drive time show will broadcast from Cape Town with award-winning hosts Luks Gidane and Zinhle Mbusi, as well as Phethu Soga as producer and Tando Gqamane on sport bulletins.

The station’s Current Affairs programme, Laphum’ Ikhwezi will broadcast from 05h00 to 06h00, with the country’s second largest breakfast show, iBrakfesi Eyondlayo Ekuseni (BEE), hosted by Pastor Nozewu, Mafa Bavuma, and Mluleki Ntsabo, starting at 06h00 and providing listeners with an early start to the morning. Comedian, Ntosh Madlingozi will be joining the BEE show as a content contributor once a week.


Seasoned radio host, Nokubonga “Blaq” Maci, will host the 09h00 to 12h00 show every Monday to Wednesday and Fridays. Amaza Ntshanga will be the host of the station’s first exclusive online podcast, delivering bespoke and curated content, as he takes over the 13h00 to 15h00 weekday slot.

Following the Female Presenter Search in honour of Mama ka Ma-Asi who is retiring, Nomonde Vakalisa will be accompanied by the winner of the Female Presenter Search as the host of the Thursday 09h00 to 12h00 religious programme titled Ngenani Emasangweni Ngendumiso.


Lali Tokwe will be the new host of the Monday to Thursday 03h00 to 05h00 programme called Beka Ithemba Lakho Kuye, replacing Rev Nomathamsanqa Rweqane who retires at the end of this month.

To ensure that all religious groups are fairly represented on the station, Inkolo Yemveli with Onke Cetywayo will also broadcast on Thursdays from 21h00 to 24h00.

Taking centre stage on Saturdays is Vuka Mzantsi from 07h00 to 09h00 with Siphiwo “Spitch” Nzawumbi and radio personality and actress, Lusanda Mbane, as the co-host. The rest of Saturday will get a shake up with the introduction of Umhlobo Wenene Top 20hosted by Luckeez Matyholweni from 13h00 to 15h00, and Samora Mangesi takes over Iqonga Labatsha from 18h00 to 20h00.


On Sundays, the station will welcome Bathandwa “Mam K” Khwatsha as the new host of Inkolo Nengqiqo from 05h30 to 07h00, Linda Nzuzo as the new host of a new RnB and soul show from 11h00 to 13h00, and Jazz Artist, Dumza Maswana as the host of the Jazz show from 22h00 to midnight.


The station’s Business Manager, Loyiso Bala, said, “Umhlobo Wenene FM is a household brand in our country, particularly in the Eastern and Western Cape. The new line-up ensures that the station remains relevant to its diverse audiences, while also keeping it at the forefront of innovative programming.”

The stations programme line-up is as follows:


00h00 – 03h00


UMXHOLO KU MHLOBO(Talk slot: Social issues)


Siphiwo Magoda


03h00 – 05h00


BEKA ITHEMBA LAKHO KUYE (Mon – Thurs)03h30 – 03h45 Drama Programme Repeat (Mon – Fri)

(Interactive Spiritual Programme)

Nobulali Tokwe


03h00 – 05h00 SIYABAKHUMBULA (Fri) Elvis Mali
05h00 – 06h00 LAPHUM ‘KHWEZI – SABC News Current Affairs Current Affairs Team
06h00 – 09h00




Pastor Nozewu,Mafa Bavuma (Co-host)

Mluleki Ntsabo (Sport)

Lusizo Canda
09h00 – 12h00 KHANYISA KUKHANYE MHLOBO(Mon, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday)

(Lifestyle & Empowerment programme)

Nokubonga Maci


Sinegugu Shibase
09h00 – 12h00 NGENANI EMASANGWENI NGENDUMISO(Thursday only – religious programmes) Nomonde Vakalisa & Presenter Search Winner Sibongile James
12h00 – 13h00 ZIBUZWA KUTHI Current Affairs Team
13h00 – 15h00 SIJIK ‘ILANGA (Arts, Music & Entertainment)13:30 Drama: Ithini na Lento? Amaza Ntshanga Oyama Buso (Prod)Bongani Nqinqi (Tech)
15h00 -18h00


UMHLOBO WENENE FM DRIVE(Afternoon drive show)


Luyanda GidaneZintle Mbusi (Co-host)

Tando Gqamane (Sport)

Phethu Soga – Content ProducerLiyabona Mangali – Tech
18h00 – 19h00 APHA NAPHAYA – SABC News Current Affairs Show Current Affairs Team
19h05 – 19h15 IMIPHANGA (Mon – Thurs) Bulelani Koyo
19h15 – 20h00 EZEMIDLALO – Sport Programme / Sports Hour Putco Mafani Phyllius Ntwanambi
20h00 – 21h00




SABC Education Team


21h00 – 24h00


EMFULENI WOTHANDO / MASIXOLELANE (Mon & Wed) – Music Show21:30 Drama Repeat

22:00 Ufundo lwencwadi – Dumisani Maswana

Tsidi Monteiro


21h00 – 24h00


AFRO CAFÉ (Tues)21:30 Drama Repeat

(Afro music Show)

Linda Nzuzo


21h00 – 24h00


INKOLO YEMVELI          (Thurs)21:30 Drama Repeat

(African Religion, Music & Talk Show)

Onke Cetywayo


Dr Nokuzola Mndende
20h00 – 22h00 ZIYAWA KUMHLOBO (Fri)(Dance Music Mix Show) Sizwe Saliso
22h00 – 01h00


JAIVA MZANTSI(Fri) –(Weekend music show)


Yanga Mabhokela


01h00 – 03h00 MASONWABE – Weekend Music Show Onke Sotshongaye
03h00 – 04:30 KUZE KUSE KUMHLOBO – Weekend Music Show T.B.C – Presenter Search
04h30 – 06h00 IBUZWA KWABAPHAMBILI – Culture and tradition show/discussion Onke Cetywayo Dr Mndende
06h00 – 07h00 ZIYAWOYIKA UMBETHE – SABC News Current Affairs
07h00 – 09h00


VUKA MZANTSI – Weekend Breakfast Show 


Sphiwo NzawumbiLusanda Mbane

Noloyiso Bonga

09h00 -09h30 IZIMVO ZABANTWANA – Kids Show T.B.C – Presenter Search
09h30-10h00 TEEN ZONE – Teen Show Asakhe Ngxonono
10h00 – 13h00 LAVUTH’IBHAYI –  Maskandi Music Show Gudla Bangi
13h00 – 15h00 UMHLOBO WENENE FM Top 20 Luckeez Matyholweni
15h00 – 18h00 EZEMIDLALO WEEKEND – Sport / ball by ball commentary Ongeziwe Mjana Noloyiso Bonga
18h00 – 20h00 IQONGA LABATSHA – Youth Lifestyle programme Samora Mangesi
20h00 – 22h00 ZIYAWA KUMHLOBO – Music Mix Show Sizwe Saliso
22h00 – 01h00 JAIVA MZANTSI – Weekend Music Show Yanga Mabhokela
01h00 – 03h00 MASONWABE – Weekend Music Show Onke Sotshongaye
03h00 – 04h30 KUZE KUSE KUMHLOBO T.B.C – Presenter Search
04h30 – 05h00 INKOLO YE BAHAI Sonwabile Faku
05h00 – 05h30 INKOLO YE ISLAM Nceba Salamntu
05h30 – 07h00 INKOLO NENGQIQO – Christian Religion and other Insights (Talk) Bathandwa Khwatsha Leka Gaji
07h00 – 08h00



SAKH’ABANTWANA – Religious Children’s show



Tozama Ngcongolo



Tozama Ngcongolo
08h00 – 09h00 ISANDULELA SENKONZO – Morning Devotion & Sermon Rev Mzukisi Faleni Leka Gaji
09h00 – 11h00 SEZA UMPHEFUMLO – Contemporary Gospel music Show Nobulali Tokwe
11h00 – 13h00 EZIYOLISAYO KUMHLOBO – Old School R&B music Show Linda Nzuzo
13h00 – 15h00 IIKWAYALA EZIPHAMBILI – Choral Music Show Bulelani Koyo
15h00 – 18h00 EZEMIDLALO WEEKEND – Sport Ongeziwe Mjana
18h00 – 19h00 UPHENDLO NDABA ZEVEKI – Current Affairs Current Affairs Team
19h00 – 22h00 IMVUSELELO – Christian Revival Music Show Rev FaleniNomonde Vakalisa
22h00 – 00h00 UMCULO WE-JAZZ – Jazz Music Show Dumza Maswana


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Ukhozi FM to introduce a refreshed line-up

Posted by radio On March - 18 - 2022 ADD COMMENTS

Ukhozi FM, South Africa’s largest radio station by listenership will be introducing some line-up changes effective from 1 of April 2022 in line with SABC radio’s strategy.

Ukhozi FM will be introducing some line-up changes effective from the 01st of April 2022. The station reached a milestone of 8 million listeners in 2021 as per the October RAMS release and believes that this new lineup will comfortably catapult the station to the next level. The station had initially aimed to reach 8 million by 2023, but this came earlier than anticipated due to its popular personalities, strong campaigns both on and off air.

The station’s breakfast show gains an additional 30 minutes and will now broadcast from Monday to Friday between 06h00-09h00 and no longer 06h30-09h00. Sipho “DJ Sgqemeza” Mbatha and Nonhlanhla “Mroza “Buthelezi will continue to host this show following its success in the past year. The breakfast team will be joined by Mhlonishwa Sibisi who will be responsible for sport content.


Dudu “Lady D” Khoza, the Queen of the Airwaves maintains her 09h00-12h00 slot where she will continue to bring audiences what they have come to love for the past 27 years.


The 12h30-15h00 slot welcomes Sfiso “King Sfiso” Sibiya as well as Zimiphi “Zim-Dollar” Biyela. Khathide “Tshatha” Ngobe rejoins Selby “Selbeyonce” Mkhize in the afternoon drive between 15h00-18h00 in the popular drive time slot.


The station is very excited to welcome new talent Bingelela Mpanza to the line-Up. Mpanza, the winner of the Winnie Mahlangu Female Presenter Search in 2021, will be taking over the developmental slot on Sundays between 03h00 and 06h00, which was specifically designed for winner of this competition.


Bheka “Beekay” Mchunu will be making a much-anticipated return to host the popular Saturday Maskandi show, Sigiya Ngengoma, between 09h00 and 12h00. Sbu Buthelezi will continue to host the Sunday Gospel Show in the same time slot.


The station is very excited to launch its first ever vodcast from 1 April 2022 which will be called Ukhozi fm TV. This vodcast will be hosted by popular and seasoned presenter Siyabonga Mhlongo. Mhlongo brings a wealth of broadcast experience as well as his exceptional interview skills to the vodcast which will be released Mondays to Fridays covering various topics that are bound to contribute to our listeners’ well-being. Digital migration as well as audience patterns of consuming video on demand contributed immensely to the station’s decision to launch a vodcast. A large portion of the station’s audience consume digital platforms daily and with the station’s 360-degree approach to targeting its audiences, launching a vodcast was a natural move for the station.


“Ukhozi FM continues to dominate and be a leader in the radio space. A combination of innovative campaigns, relevant and nation building topics and features as well as the station’s popular presenters, ensure that the station attracts and retains the large audience that it commands while satisfying client needs. We look forward to another exciting year that will further display why Ukhozi FM ‘Luhamba Phambili’”,  said Sbongi Ngcobo, Ukhozi FM Business Manager.


See below for the updated 2022-23 Ukhozi FM Line-Up:




Show Time Day of the Week Presenters
00h00 –   03h00 Monday – Thursday Nkosinathi Mshengu
00h00 –   03h00 Friday Thokozani “Mafresh” Mpungose
03:00 –     05:00 Mondays Lucky Nkosi
03:00  –    05:00 Tuesday – Friday Phindi P Phewa
05h00 –    06h00 Monday – Friday CURRENT AFFAIRS
06:00  –    09:00 Monday – Friday Sipho “DJ Sgqemeza” MbathaNonhlanhla “Mroza” Buthelezi
09:00 –   12:00 Monday – Friday Dudu “Lady D” Khoza
12h00  –  12h30 Monday – Friday CURRENT AFFAIRS
12:30 – 15:00 Monday – Friday Sfiso “King Sfiso” SibiyaZimiphi “Zim-Dollar” Biyela
15:00 – 18:00 Monday – Friday Khathide ‘Tshatha” NgobeSelby “Selbeyonce“ Mkhize
18h00  –  19h00 Monday – Friday CURRENT AFFAIRS
19h00  –  20h00 Monday – Friday PRIME TIME SPORT
20:00 – 00:00 Monday-Thursday Nongcebo Mckenzie
20:00 –  00:00 Fridays Zandile “Zeal” Dladla
00:00-03:00 Saturday Thokozani “Mafresh” Mpungose
03:00-06:00 Saturday Lindani “Leeh” Hlophe
06:00-07:00 Saturday CURRENT AFFAIRS
07:00-09:00 Saturday Lucky Nkosi
09:00-12:00 Saturday Bheka “Beekay” Mchunu
12h00 – 15h00 Saturday Mandla Magwaza
15h00 – 18h00 Saturday Khetha Gwala
18:00–21:00 Saturday SPORT
21h00 – 00h00 Saturday Lee Hlophe
00h00 – 03h00 Sunday Zandile “Zeal” Dladla
03:00  –  06:00 Sunday Bingelela Mpanza
06:00  –   07:00 Sunday CURRENT AFFAIRS
07h00 – 09h00 Sunday Thokozani “MaMkhize” Ndlovu
09h00 – 12h00 Sunday Sbu Buthelezi
12h00 – 15h00 Sunday Nkosinathi Mshengu
15:00  –   17:00 Sunday SPORT
17:00  –   20:00 Sunday Thokozani MaMkhize Ndlovu
20h00 –  21h00 Sunday Boniswa Moto
21:00  –  00:00 Sunday Lucky Nkosi
00:00  –   03:00 Sunday Thokozani “Mafresh” Mpungose
VODCASTS Monday – Friday Siyabonga Mhlongo


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