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Bonolo “BEE STING” Molosiwa joins KAYA 959

Posted by radio On July - 26 - 2021 ADD COMMENTS

Kaya 959 has announced Bonolo “Bee Sting” Molosiwa as the latest personality to join the station’s new weekend line-up. She will present “The Hive”, Fridays and Saturdays 18:00 – 21:00.


Molosiwa is no stranger to the microphone. Best known as a successful recording artist, she has until now also held down a successful radio show in the North West. How does she feel about the move to Gauteng’s Kaya 959?


“This is an opportunity of a lifetime!” says Molosiwa. “I’ve been a fan of Kaya 959 for a long time. Their weekend sound is iconic and I’m feeling so blessed to be a part of it”.


Kaya 959 has recently added several fresh voices to their new weekend line-up, including MaBlerh, Kgomotso Meso, Andy Maqondwana and DJ Keyez, as well as radio stalwart Sammy T. 


“Kaya 959 is the destination for listeners looking to enjoy the best weekend music mix,” says Commercial Programming Manager, Maekanya Morotoba. “Adding Bonolo to our line-up is part of the on-going focus to keep Kaya 959 the market leader.” 


Over recent months Kaya 959 has also introduced a new morning show with Thomas & Skhumba, more focus on talk programming at night with the addition of Point of View with Phemelo Motene and an extra hour with Gugulethu Mfuphi on her award-winning show Kaya Biz.


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Bonolo “Bee Sting” Molosiwa is a South African singer who was the 11th-placed contestant on the reality show Mnet Idols III, in 2005.

She was born and raised in the capital of the North West Province, Mahikeng. As an Afro-Jazz singer she has shared the stage with Letta Mbulu, Caiphus Semenya, Thandiswa Mazwai, Amanda Black, as well as the late Busi Mhlongo, Thandi Klaasen, Sipho Gumede, Sibongile Khumalo, to name but a few.

Bonolo Molosiwa aka “Bee Sting” co-wrote and recorded the song Tselatshweu on KB Motsilanyane’s album El Musica, collaborated with HHP, Speedy and Ishmael on the album Mafikeng and worked with various house DJ’s including DJ Clock. 

In 2015 she released her debut album Platinum Product, recorded with a six-piece live band.

Her bubbly personality is infectious, and she radiates a positive energy effortlessly to all those close to her.

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Sechaba Gqeba joins SAfm

Posted by radio On July - 25 - 2021 ADD COMMENTS

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) radio station SAfm, is pleased to announce that Ms. Sechaba Gqeba will be the new host of its midday lifestyle show, Living Redefined with Sechaba Gqeba 13:00-15:00 on weekdays following the resignation of Ms. Phemelo Motene at the end of June.


Ms. Gqeba has over a decade of broadcast experience and her commercial radio breakthrough came up when she won a region-wide annual talent search hosted one of the country’s commercial radio stations and subsequently worked for another commercial radio shortly after. She has also worked as a news reader for some of South Africa’s two leading national radio platforms; SAfm & Radio 2000, which were overtaken by her desire to host her own radio show. She is also a television presenter, a seasoned MC and speaker. She also presented Motswako on SABC 2.

Ms Gqeba will start presenting the show from 01 August 2021. “We are excited to welcome Ms. Sechaba Gqeba to the SAfm family.  Based on her experience, the station is happy to have her as the new show host for the Living Redefined with Sechaba Gqeba”, said Fortune Combo Acting Business Manager, Ms. Kina Nhlengethwa.

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Every Sunday, Thabo ‘T-Bose’ Mokwele casts a wide-angled lens and connects music that has influenced Soul; and is influenced by it.  Touch of Soul takes listeners into an audio journey of classics and musical gems to deepen their appreciation of good music.

In every episode, T-Bose shares a unique selection of soul-infused genres like R&B, neo-soul, nu-soul, afro-soul and more. While the choice of musicians will be familiar, listeners will be pleasantly surprised at the selection of gems not usually heard on Sunday radio.


“Bringing Touch of Soul back is basically about taking back Sundays, reflecting and matching the listener’s mood, because that is what radio should do. We want to give people what they want to hear more of and restore the things that were lost along the way. ”


Touch of Soul promises to expand our listener’s musical horizons while bringing back memories through music that the whole family can relate to. The show covers a comprehensive catalogue ranging from the 70s with musicians like the O’Jays and Teddy Pendergrass to current artists like H.E.R, Brenda Mtambo and Jordan Rakei.


T-Bose has over two decades of radio experience and has hosted seminal shows on YFM and Metro FM before joining Kaya FM in 2006. Listeners will be familiar with hearing him on weekdays on The Best T in the City (Monday-Thursday, 09:00-12:00) and Platinum Fridays (Fridays, 09:00-12:00). T-Bose’s sharp-witted nature and impeccable knowledge of music have garnered him an impressive following with ordinary South Africans around the country. He is often the driver of trending topics on social media.


Listen to Touch of Soul with Thabo ‘T-Bose’ Mokwele every Sunday, 2 pm-6 pm on Kaya 959.

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Jacaranda FM launches

Posted by radio On April - 13 - 2021 ADD COMMENTS
#341LiftOff aims to boost South African businesses in current economic climate
Jacaranda FM launches

Jacaranda FM wants to help business owners turn the economic tide by leveraging its two million-strong audience across Gauteng, North West, Mpumalanga and Limpopo province.


Together with its media sales arm Mediamark, the station launched #341LiftOff, a multi-channel, mass-reach campaign offering all businesses three(3) radio spots for(4) the price of one(1) during the months of April, May and June.





“As an immediate platform, radio is the single-best channel for short-term brand awareness to help recover lost revenue. We created this campaign to help businesses achieve immediate ‘lift-off’ and bottom-line results,” says Deirdre King, Jacaranda FM managing director. “Our business has been built from the advertising spend of our clients ranging from large multinationals to small local store-owners. We see it as our responsibility to be there for them when times are tough and keep them top of mind in their markets,” adds King.


Businesses, particularly in hospitality, beverage and entertainment, have been crippled as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, leading to advertising revenues being cut, cancelled or put on ice.

As the country slowly starts to recover, businesses are looking for more value and return on investment in terms of marketing and advertising – without breaking the bank.


By tailoring messaging, hand-in-hand with Jacaranda FM, and getting more frequency on the country’s top station, businesses can cut through the clutter, claim audience attention and meet sales and revenue goals.


The #341LiftOff campaign is aimed at boosting SMMEs, often considered the silver bullet that can help bridge the unemployment gap, which as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, currently sits at 32%, according to Statistics SA.


Visit to make enquiries or book three radio spots in the same time zone for the price of one spot. Jacaranda FM has the majority share of the economically active market (SEM nine to 10) in Gauteng, Mpumalanga and the North West, and the #341LiftOff offering represents an easy win for businesses that need an immediate and measurable approach in this new trading environment.

Radio’s role is not only providing credible news but also reaching and engaging meaningfully with diverse audiences and strengthening and mobilising communities for a greater good.

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Munghana Lonene FM refreshes its line-up

Posted by radio On April - 1 - 2021 ADD COMMENTS

SABC Radio station, Munghana Lonene FM is pleased to announce its line-up changes effective Monday 5 April 2021.

The weekday line-up will see Radio and TV presenter Khensani Nyango take over the 09:00 to 12:00 Monday to Friday slot, a show she previously presented for several years. The show will now be called Swa Risima.


Muvhango actor and seasoned presenter, Ike “G-Funk” Ngobeni returns to the station to host a whole new Afternoon Drive Show. G-Funk will be joined by Lindiwe “Lind-diva” Makhubele as co-host and Bongani ‘DJ Soulcrusher’ Sithole will deliver the traffic updates and handle the production. Khoma Ndlela! will also feature multi-talented comedian Solly Makamu who will be the show’s contributor on Thursdays.



Chiechie Rikhotso will present the public mandate slot between 20:00 and 22:00 weekdays which will still maintain the SABC Education Hour from 21:00 to 22:00.

On Friday evenings Xitsonga Hip Hop Pioneer Mchangani starts the weekend with Emanembenembeni ya Hip Hop from 22:00 to 01:00.



On Saturday, teen presenter Mpfuxelelo Makaringe will host all the weekend youth educational shows State your mind and Teen Zone back to back from 12:00 to 13:00. Mchangani will now handle the Nkatsakanyo from 13:00 to 15:00.


On Saturdays and Sundays between 15:00 to 18:00Rhandzu Optimus will deliver the Sports Show Etimbaleni ta Mintlangu.


Saturday evenings on the station’s flagship sound Xitsonga Top 10 music has been strengthened by the introduction of our seasoned presenter Quinton ‘The Quintonizer’ Baloyi. House music show Ta Duma in a new time slot will never be the same. The show will still be hosted by Rooitjie Tshukeleni from 22:00 to 01:00.   Rooitjie Tshukeleni completes the station line up with the station’s student orientated show Campus Connection on Sunday evenings 22:00 to 01:00.


Munghana Lonene FM also welcomes two seasoned contributors for the religious programmes, Dr. Esrom Mathumbu joins the station as a Christian contributor and traditional healer Dr. Mashele known as “J Mashale-Mashale” also joins the team as an African Tradition expect.



Tebogo Magubane, Munghana Lonene FM’s Programmes Manager stated “our new line-up and exciting fresh features will reflect the station strategy of being a brand which stays abreast and cement a place as one of the Top 10 Radio brand in South Africa.  It will also serve the Vatsonga nation, speak to younger listeners, whilst retaining our mandate programming content that will resonate with loyal listeners”.


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Metro FM changes see LKG getting her own show

Posted by radio On April - 1 - 2021 ADD COMMENTS

METRO FM is proud to announce its lineup for the 2021-22 financial radio year. With the changes experienced in the industry and radio broadcasting environment within the past twelve months, the station has worked to consistently be relevant and engage its audience on different platforms through its on-air personalities.


In line with the stations strategy of remaining relevant to its listeners, as well as affording its talent the opportunity to grow, METRO FM is delighted to announce that Lerato Kganyago will be moving from The Bridge which broadcast between 09:00 – 12:00 to anchor the 12:00 – 15:00 show, ‘The Midday Link Up’ with LKG.  LKG as she is fondly known has been with METRO FM over the past five years and has grown as a broadcaster in her own right. Together with Dineo Ranaka and Somizi Mhlongo, they have been able to grow The Bridge show exponentially over the past years. This move gives her the opportunity to show more of herself and engage further with her growing audience and commercial base. Well known medium Taz Singh who has been featuring on the Morning Flava and the #TheWkndr for almost two years will be sharing her gift with our listeners weekly for an extended one hour session due to popular demand. On air with Taz will be featured exclusively on The Midday Link Up every Friday 14:00 – 15:00.



The seasoned and much loved broadcaster Dineo Ranaka will host ‘The Bridge’ between 09:00 – and 12:00 on her own. This move will see two of the stations pioneering female presenters anchoring their own respective shows and giving listeners the ability to enjoy more of their individual personalities and broadcast styles. Somizi Mhlongo will return as a contributor to add his weight and wealth of advice to the very famous ‘Ask a Man’ feature on The Bridge daily.


In another exciting change to the station, METROFM’s Saturdays is envisaged to carry on its growth trajectory with the introduction of well-known presenter Sabelo ‘DJ Sabby’ Mtshali, who after 10 Years at YFM will be joining METROFM to host the iconic METROFM Top40 Chart Show between 09:00 – 13:00. He studied Radio Production before joining Cape Town station KFM, 94.7Highveld Stereo (Now 947) and was part of the Y-Academy as an intern and later spent 10 years at YFM.



In keeping with its reputation as the home of the stars, the station is excited to launch a brand new dance show on Saturdays at 16:00  until 19:00 to be hosted by the renowned Sikhululo ‘Lulo Café’ Maliwa and trail blazing, dancing DJ aka ‘the tattooed lady’ – leader of the new school Lamiez HolworthyLamiez is no stranger to the METROFM family and has been spinning the mornings with top mixes on the Morning Flava over the past two years and presenting  Live Amp on our sister television station, SABC1. Lulo Café is an authority in the music industry as a soul house music DJ, producer and presenter on METROFM and this show gives him further opportunity to carry on the foundation laid in the past 12 months on the #StayHomeMixHour that he hosted. The two musical authorities will combine to keep our listeners dancing every Saturday on ‘The Penthouse Sessions’, changing the world one BEAT at a time.



Oscar ‘Oskido’ Mdlongwa will be taking over the 19:00 – 20:00 time channel to start a newly curated talent development show. As a pioneer in the music industry Oskido has given a platform to many new artists and as a music radio station, METROFM has the responsibility to grow the music industry for everyone – thus Oskido will be tasked with finding new talent in the industry who will be featured on the show every Saturday in all different genres.



The rest of the shows remain unchanged with Moeti ‘Moflava’ Tsiki anchoring the Morning Flava between 06:00 and 09:00 weekdays with his team, Siphesihle ‘Sphectacula’ Ngwenya and Lebogang ‘DJ Naves’ Naves return for the Kings Suite, Ayabonga Cawe carries on anchoring METROFM Talk and the day is rounded off with Sentle Lehoko.



South Africa’s favourite Sunday shows remain unchanged with our Gospel, Soul & Jazz inspired Sundays hosted by Thami Ngubeni, Khaya Mthethwa, The Love Movement Brothers and Nothemba Madumo bringing in the soothing sounds of Jazz to bring your weekend to an end.



The station has parted ways with Thomas Msengana, Pearl Modiadie, Lebo Motsoeli, Bujy Bikwa, Luthando Shosha, Khanya Siyengo, Mduduzi Khumalo.

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Brand new 5FM line-up is here!

Posted by radio On April - 1 - 2021 ADD COMMENTS

5FM has announced their line-up changes for 2021, which includes a brand-new breakfast show, among other exciting changes. This year the station looks to inject new energy with plenty of fresh talent in keeping with its ethos to bring together South African youth through the power of radio.


Dan Corder from sister station Good Hope FM takes over the reins of weekday breakfast, and the Capetonian, who cut his teeth at campus radio, is joined by Mathapelo Moloi on News, Xoli Zondo on Sport, and Marli van Eeden on Traffic. News presenter Mathapelo is a passionate broadcaster from the Eastern Cape whose love for news and current affairs saw her work in various newsrooms around the country. Xoli got her start in the industry on community TV, followed by her win of the 2013 National SABC Sports Presenter Search, which led her to work on SA FM’s weekend breakfast show for the past few years. Marli also has community radio experience gained while co-hosting a breakfast show on a campus radio station in Stellenbosch.

On his gig as breakfast show presenter, Dan says, “5FM has always been the coolest radio station in my world. It is the station of the future where, together with our loyal 5FM fans across the country, I can make the radio of my dreams.”


Stephanie B will hold the fort of mid-mornings (Mon. – Fri. 09:00 -12:00) while Zanele Potelwa takes over the afternoon slot (Mon. – Fri. 12:00 – 15:00). Zanele joined 5FM as a member of the 5Squad before reading traffic on the breakfast show for the past year. An accomplished presenter for both television and radio, Zanele is known for her effervescent personality and is sure to bring something special with her own weekday show. Zanele is joined by newsreader Yanga Mjoli.


Roger Goode takes his special brand of on-air craziness to weekday nights, taking over the Monday – Friday 18:00 – 19:00 slots as well as an extended version of the show on Fridays 19:00 – 22:00. Leah Jazz, another success story of the 5Squadwill take over the late-night slot Monday – Thursday 22:00 – 01:00 and, with her edgy personality, will bring life to after hours.


The stations’ weekend breakfast show Saturday & Sunday, 07:00 – 10:00, will see Nicole da Silva continue as the presenter and gain a new news presenter and sports presenter. Self-proclaimed radio-head Edah Setati joins Nicole da Silva on news while Wesley Gabriels, who has worked at multiple stations in Cape Town, is on sport.


Hosting the Top 40 on 5 on Saturday (10:00 – 14:00) as well as 5 Takeover on Sunday at the same time is broadcaster Nick Archibald, who describes himself as an entertainer at heart and looks forward to joining the national radio station.


Award-winning presenter Kea Boya joins the station to host two shows on Saturday and Sunday, 14:00 – 17:00. Kea joined campus radio in 2018 and has since won a Radio Award for a drive show and looks to bring her brand of engaging and relatable radio to a broader audience.


  • Television graduate Boipelo Mooketsi has been working on campus radio for the past 4 years and will host two new weekend shows on 5FM on Saturday and Sunday, 22:00 – 01:00.


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trufm announce line-up changes

Posted by radio On April - 1 - 2021 ADD COMMENTS

trufm will effect slight changes to its line-up on 1 April 2021. The station’s energetic and informative breakfast show truMornings hosted by Reggie Solani and AJ Maclean will start from 06h00-0900 followed by the truExperience hosted by Blaq Maci from 09h00 -11h30 weekdays.


Joining the truMornings show (06h00-09h00) and Drive326EC between 15h00 – 18h00 sports desk is Lunga Mantakana and Luyolo Mkalipi respectively.



The 2020/2021 truTalent winner Hlumela Qabo will replace Asive Sotashe who won the 2019 truTalent and host a new show called, The Grind between 03h00-06h00 weekdays.



Zizipho “Zips” Mpopoma will take over the 06h30 – 09h00 weekend breakfast slot on Saturdays, now called, The Saturday Showdown with Sanele Nongauza as Sport Contributor.

The Urban Exchange, the Hip Hop edition hosted by Yahkeem Mavulakuvaliwe will be extended by an hour and now be broadcast between 12h00-15h00 on Saturdays.



The station is also excited to announce that a new SABC Education slot has been introduced between 21h00 -22h00 on Sundays to focus on Science & Technology and Teenzone  followed by After Hours hosted by Dee Luks between 22h00- 01h00.



Masi Mdingane, Acting Station Manager alluded that; “These changes will entrench the station’s regional peri-urban positioning and ensure that it remains relevant to a youthful audience. The weekend schedule has been given a facelift which will see young talent scheduled on prime time.”


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Putco Mafani returns to Umhlobo Wenene FM

Posted by radio On April - 1 - 2021 ADD COMMENTS

Umhlobo Wenene FM will be making minor changes to its current line-up, which has successfully served the station’s audience in the past year. The station is proud to announce that Mr. Putco Mafani and Ms Ongeziwe Mjana will be joining the station’s superb line-up as Sports presenters from Thursday, 01 April 2021.

Putco Mafani is not new to the station and has vast experience in the world of sport, including sports sponsorship, marketing and communications. He is a well-known broadcaster across South Africa and beyond its borders.   Putco brings his immense talent and creativity into the shows that he will be presenting.


He has been entrusted with presenting a popular sports show, Ezemidlalo, Mondays to Thursdays, from 19h00-20h00. He will also present an exciting Saturday morning sports show, Ezemidlalo Nolonwabo breakfast sport, from 07h00-09h00.


Ms. Ongeziwe Mjana is also not new to the world of radio broadcasting as she has been a sports commentator and standby presenter in one of Umhlobo Wenene FM’s sister stations.  She brings an exciting flavour to the weekend sports shows on Saturday and Sunday afternoons between 15h00-18h00. Her impressive experience will add to the station’s already talented female presenters and commentators.


Umhlobo Wenene FM management welcomes Putco and Ongeziwe to the station’s winning team and wishes them well.


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Ukhozi FM reshuffle its line-up

Posted by radio On April - 1 - 2021 ADD COMMENTS

The South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) biggest radio station, Ukhozi FM will be introducing some line-up changes effective 01 April 2021. The station was at 7 607 000 on the last RAMS release a year ago and believes that this new lineup will comfortably deliver the station’s target of 8 000 000 listeners by 2023.


The station’s breakfast show which broadcasts on Monday to Friday between 06h30 – 09h00 will see the return of seasoned presenter, Sipho Mbatha who comes with a wealth of broadcast experience. Sipho will be joined by Nonhlanhla “Mroza “Buthelezi. These two broadcasters will be remembered for the huge impact as co-presenters of the station’s Afternoon Drive in 2008.

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

The 12h30 – 15h00 slot welcomes Bheka Beekay Mchunu who successfully grew his previous slot to a record breaking 3.1 million listeners. Siya Mhlongo and Selby “Selbeyonce” Mkhize are set to deliver the Afternoon Drive from 15h00 – 18h00 from Monday to Friday.


Zimiphi Biyela is returning to host the Saturday Maskandi show between 09h00 – 12h00 and one of the most exciting changes for the station is the introduction of the new talent, Zama Mseleku to the line-Up. Mseleku, the winner of the Winnie Mahlangu Female Presenter Search will be hosting the new developmental slot on Sunday 03h00 – 06h00. Sbu Buthelezi will continue to host the Sunday Gospel Show which will now broadcast from 09h00 – 12h00.



The Station’s Business Manager, Sbongi Ngcobo elatedly stated that “Ukhozi FM continues to dominate and be a leader in the radio broadcasting space and believes that this will continue in the 2021/2022 fiscal year as we prepare to deliver quality programming and listener engagements through exciting marketing campaigns”.

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