Johannesburg – Thursday, 01 April 2021 – 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 Holworthy. Lamiez 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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