Tbo Touch Excited About His Return To Metro FM

This has been a long time coming

By  | Mar 23, 2022, 01:57 PM  | Tbo Touch  | Drama

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Fans of Tbo Touch were overly excited when it was announced that he would return to radio presenting after 6 years. The radio jock also expressed his excitement over re-joining the station to host the afternoon drive time show.

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A lot of people speculated that he was fired from the show, however according to TshisaLive, he resigned after 11 years. The name of his show 6 years ago was called Touch Down 326 but he has renamed it The Touchdown with Tbo Touch.

Taking to Instagram, he shared a picture of himself warming up his seat and testing the mics. “Just testing mic. Check mic, check. Testing 1, 2, 3. April 1 your boy is in the building. Just popped in at Metro FM to check if my horns are intact. Can't believe it's been six years since I last sat on this chair.”

Tbo Touch topped the trends list last week when it was announced that he would be taking listeners home at around 3PM to 6PM weekdays at Metro FM. His speculated salary was also a heated topic of discussion as well.

Conforming his return as well as other station line-ups, the broadcaster said they are pleased to welcome him back.

"The station is pleased to announce the new afternoon drive show, The Touchdown with Tbo Touch which will be presented by Thabo ‘Tbo Touch’ Molefe who is back and better than ever. The show will broadcast weekdays from 15:00 -18:00.  A well experienced sports presenter, Morena Mothupi will be joining the team to do the sports segment. This new show promises to be high energy, fast paced and engaging."

Before announcing his return, the station denied willing to pay Tbo Touch R500K. They added that any freelancer would not earn a salary that is even close to R200K.

“The public broadcaster rejects this deliberate misinformation as it is misleading and factually incorrect. The SABC’s GCEO does not get involved in lineup negotiations, as that is the job of program managers and business managers. In addition, the SABC does not pay car allowances and other fringe benefits to freelancers.

“Lastly independent contractors do not get involved in soliciting sales and sponsorship, as the SABC does not have a commission scheme that covers individuals outside of Sales staff,” reads the statement.

Bonang even congratulated Touch and said things are no back to regular programming. She did however slam the station for their lack of professionalism and respect for black people, as black people themselves. 

"Yup. That place is run like a circus. All they wanna do is embarrass you for no good reason. Black people." She even added, "It must be a South African thing. Very little respect for talent, plus no professionalism. It’s weird," when Sizwe Dlomo said it's tacky to inform people of such changes on Twitter. 

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