After many years of waking up with Gauteng residents, radio veteran, John Robbie is hanging up his headphones. According to the 702 website, the jock that has been steering the Talk Radio 702 breakfast show for over 15 years is set to retire after turning 61. John Robbie has been with Primedia’s 702 for more than 30 years.
The 702 line-up has seen numerous changes over the past few years, and recently, the station bid farewell to long time presenter, Sam Cowen. This saw former actress and producer (Azania Mosaka Show, The Midday Report With Stephen Grootes and many others), Phemelo Motene taking over the station’s weekend breakfast, while actress and personality, Relebogile Mabotja took over the pre-breakfast show.
From the 9th of January 2017, the much experienced, long time journalist and drive time host, Xolani Gwala will take over the breakfast show, while the very opinionated and feisty host, Redi Tlhabi will take over the drive time slot. Columnist, analyst and author, Eusebius Mckaiser will stay on, to permanently fill in Redi’s shoes.
Interesting times on the horizon await for 702 listeners and presenters. I’m yet to digest the Xolani move, i think he is perfect for the drive time slot. I guess we’ll have to wait and see how all this pans out.