YFM is definitely a radio station that knows how to keep us on our toes. And let’s face it, with its ever-changing line-up, it can be a little difficult to keep up sometimes.
YFM’s recently appointed Programming Manager, Tshepo Pule, has announced the changes that have been made to the station for 2015, which includes saying goodbye to some of our favourites, and hello a few surprising new ones.
So here’s a breakdown of some of the changes that will take place as of Today, 1 April 2015.
Giving a drive-time slot (which is one of the most coveted slots in radio) to a relatively new presenter might seem like risky business, but Pule seems to have a lot of confidence in his choice, “His [Kanzi] style of radio is raw and edgy, he will bring a much-needed disruption to the afternoon drive space, and the radio landscape in general.”
Once again the station has strayed from the norm and refused to recruit presenters from other commercial stations. Instead, they have decided to give other famous faces an opportunity to shine behind the YFM desk. Among the new recruits taking charge of the mic this year are popular hip-hop DJ/producer Lesego “Speedsta” Nkaiseng, etv’s Club 808 host Cyprian Ndlovu, and the one and only Khanyi Mbau.
“Khanyi Mbau is about real talk and has never been afraid to confront issues in a bold and transparent way,” Pule commented. Well, there’s no arguing with that.
YFM is known for giving the best in up-and-coming talent the opportunity to shine, and this year is no different. The station has once more recruited fresh talent from campus radio including Lesego Ngapo, who will host a new weekday slot alongside Lusanda “Lusky” Nkohla, and Ayanda “MVP” Mdluli who will now host weekdays 10h00-12h00.
Along with the new recruits, the station has to bid farewell to some of our favourites – Zama Dube, Cliff ‘Mulo’ Hlongwane and Samantha ‘Sammy Sosa’ Lehoko will all be leaving the station.
Pule believes that the new 2015 line-up is “a perfect combination of the best and sexiest young radio talent, sprinkled with seasoned personalities.”
He adds, “We have a very successful formula that ensures that our station will always remain leaders of the game.”
Considering that just a couple of years ago Pule himself was just a Y-Academy student, guess we’ll have to believe that the Y formula definitely works.