Videos: Bob Mabena Receives Hero’s Farewell As He Leaves Kaya FM


As promised, radio veteran Bob Mabena has hung up his mic at Kaya FM for the last time on Friday morning.

The veteran bid farewell to the station after more than a decade of bringing fresh breakfast to his audience. Bob’s decision to leave the station was borne out of the need to expand his horizon.

Subsequently, he is joining media company MSG Afrika Group to take up a leading role.

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Bob’s last day at Kaya was an emotional one for his colleagues and fans. Notwithstanding he received a hero’s farewell which was in fact, well deserved.

On his final show, Bob had a chat with his successor on the Breakfast Show, David O’Sullivan about his time on the slot. He also also bid farewell to other colleagues who wished him well in his future endeavours.

And to make sure he’s not forgotten in a jiffy, Bob and his co-host Kuli Roberts started their own wall of fame.

As a parting gift, the veteran also treated fans to a live set in appreciation for all the love.

And here comes the legend in all his glory.

Staff came out to say last farewell to radio veteran Bob Mabena;

Bob is starting his new job as MSG Afrika Group’s group head of programming for their MSG Broadcasting subsidiary, effective 1 May 2017. A press statement released by MSG, revealed that Bob will present his breakfast show, 180 with Bob at Kaya FM until the end of April before dropping the mic.

Speaking on his new job, Bob said he’s full of anticipation for what’s to come. He said he can’t wait to apply his experience in broadcasting to achieve greater heights.

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“I am looking forward to working with entrepreneurs who are committed to the radio medium and who understand its power in shaping the social and business landscape of our country. I have lived radio throughout my career and believe my new role will allow me to apply my extensive broadcast experience in the boardroom,” Bob said in the statement.

We wish him all the best in this new adventure.