I was home this past weekend thinking about everything Radio, how it is such mission these days to tune in to any radio station without thinking of being bored. I am one of those people that don’t listen to radio for music but content and entertainment obviously by the host’s and their features.
My memory lane took me to the Grant and Anele’s show on 5fm. I knew my lunch hour was well taken care of with Grant And Anels’s listeners dedication feature. Being a lover of Pop and commercial rock my musical needs for such would be satisfied.
Then there was the breakfast show on MetroFM ka Thomas Msengana, Lupi Ngcayisa, Flo and that sports guy whose name escaped me… the one that couldn’t say THIRTHY.YES, his name is BBK. I loved that show bandla, it comprised of craziness informative and all the other forms. Flo was the more sane person from the bunch, I think she was studying law or something. Thomas le-Lupi bona had that good/bad relationship, you could tell they knew a lot about each other. I would be mad at self for missing the bunch ekuseni… Can’t they re-unite babuye nje for two seconds, radio is a bore without them… ohh this is before the new ANC driven Lupi.
KC August show (minus the extras) on Umhlobo Wenene gave me more than just life. My afternoon’s were always perfection with him kwi-waves. Him with the extras sound so rehearsed yet disorganised that I can’t bare shem I just can’t…I was unable to load KC’s photo I opted for Lupi because they had a nice stint of dishing out dirt on KC’s show.
Dj Sbu on YFM was more than an inspiration. His breakfast show motivated me to a large extent, through his show I discovered Lelo Boyana of Just Curious.
Ice-T (Just Ice) was another show I miss, his sharp tongue made it more than just unique. (Metro FM)
Bertha and Azania on Metro Fm did their thing as well, as much as I enjoyed Bertha’s show but when Aza took over the spot the show was still relatable.
I miss Gareth Cliff on 5, his unapologetic sharp tongue was what I tuned in for. His opinionated self and not caring much about the world but proving his point attitude was what I enjoyed more. He was working with a nice group Mabale, Leigh-Ann (the reformed alcoholic) as co-hosts to the show.
Ursula (Brown Shuga) used to host a top something show Saturday’s, I loved that show. I really did! I was still in school at that time and I would make it a point I’m tuned in every Saturday.
Azania, Mel Bala and TT were also a cute bunch of intellectuals, much needed stimulation for the head in the morning. Yeah-yah!
What Radio shows/hosts do you miss?