I’ve been so busy that I neglected this space for so long. I’m so glad that I decided to make time for this update. First things first, happy new year. Here’s to another amazing year of prosperity and more of that ka-ching!
To the business of the day: There’s been so much happening on the radio front. Former child star, Hulisani Ravele (formerly known as Cecelia ‘Cece’ Ravele) announced her departure from Limpopo-based radio station, Capricorn FM, it has since been announced and she’s been welcomed to the 947 family. She already has two shows under her belt at 947. She co-hosts the 947 Weekend Breakfast with Lusky.
Still on the 947 tip, remember the ridiculous 5 hour-show by Ayanda MVP? I’m so excited that Grant Nash (new Programme Manager at 947) came and stirred the pot, as a result, the station brought in a long time KFM presenter to the big city. Andy Maqondwana will take over the first half of what was Ayanda’s show for a good year. The new 947 kicks off on Monday (24 January 2019) and it looks a little something like this:
05h00 to 06h00: Alex Caige
06h00 to 09h00: 947 Breakfast Club
09h00 to 12h00: Andy Maqondwana
12h00 to 15h00: Ayanda MVP
15h00 to 19h00: Greg & Lucky
19h00 to 22h00: Zweli & Mantsoe
22h00 to 24h00: Date Night (Mon-Thu)
19h00 to 22h00: Karabo N (Fri)
22h00 to 24h00: Chrizz Beatz (Fri)
The weekday lineup is the only one that matters, really. There’s still a lot of automated shows, I’m hoping this will be changed in the next radio cycle.
The last part of 2018 saw the return of Xolani Gwala back on the airwaves at 702. Xolani disappeared while still anchoring the 702 Breakfast Show. It was later announced that he was suffering from colon cancer. Fast forward to a year later, he came back banging and stronger. I’m super excited and inspired by Xolani’s story of triumphant.
Elana Afrika made a Joburg and radio comeback last year. She moved back to the city of gold after she was announced as Mack Rapapali’s replacement on Jacaranda FM’s ‘Workzone’. The show is between 9am – noon every weekday. Welcome back, Elana!
Over at YFM, vlogger, Sibu Mpanza joined Carissa Cupido as a co-host on #RunThisTown between 7 – 10pm. Meanwhile, in Cape Town, CapeTalk welcomed seasoned broadcast journalist, Lester Kiewit in December. Lester started his new evening show on the 6th Jan 19.
As the big April radio fiasco approaches, I wonder what other stations have up their sleeves.