The Metro FM new Line-up which follows the annual ritual of reshuffling presenters has left fans a bit shocked as they didn’t anticipate the outcome.
The SABC confirmed that Metro FM listeners should gear up for a few surprises.
SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago confirmed that while Khanyi Mbau is getting her own show, Lerato Kganyago will team up with Bonang Matheba on The Front Row as co-host.
Also, the Metro FM new line-up will see DJ Fresh, who just joined the broadcaster take over the reins as the breakfast show host. He will be bringing fresh-hot breakfast to listeners with Somizi Mhlongo as his co-host.
Reshuffle of presenters at the station is a yearly event which allows the broadcaster to shake things up.
“I know the word ‘reshuffle’ is a good word to use, as with the current news in our country, but the changes on Metro are no surprise. They are changes we effect for a new financial year, the only difference is we have not shared them publicly as we usually do,” he said.
However, Kaizer refused to let the cat out of the bag, adding that it was their strategy to surprise listeners with the changes. Thus, if you want to know who is hosting which show, you need to listen to Metro FM.
“You need to listen to the Metro, that’s how you will know what is going on. That is our strategy to keep our listeners engaged,” he said.
Khanyi Mbau also refused to comment on her new show, saying it’s not her place.
Meanwhile, the changes come in the wake of the surprise resignation of Glen Lewis and Unathi Msengana from the station after so many years.
Lewis joined DJ Sbu’s online radio Touch HD while Unathi has gone to take care of other projects.