#WorldRadioDay: Our favorite radio shows from the past

We list down some of the best radio shows we've had the pleasure of listening to.

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:45 PM  | Top of The


There are a lot of radio shows that have come and gone, but none influenced the South African pop culture like these shows.

Here are a few radio line-ups we shall never forget.

The Unrestricted Breakfast Show


Our mornings were never the same when big Thato Sikwane (DJ Fresh) and small Thato (Thato Mataboge) presented the Unrestricted Breakfast Show, which began back in 2001. Not only was this show hilarious, but very controversial as well. We remember how the two presenters had a huge YFM billboard of the both of them all over Joburg.

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Considered to be one of the best duo on radio, the late Khabzela and Dreshni made sure our frequency stayed on 99.2 FM.

Our fondest memories of the show were when Khabzela used to attempt to teach Dreshni Zulu, and, of course, when Dreshni announced that Khabzela had passed on.

The Romantic Repertoire with Eddie Zondi


After Eddie Zondi passed on in 2014, Sundays on Metro FM were no longer the same. Eddie's charisma was so captivating he'd make you want to fall in love again even after coming out of bad relationship. His playlists were so smooth and really set the tone for an easy going Sunday afternoon.

Here are Eddie Zondi's last words on Metro FM.

Rest in peace Eddie.

Gareth Cliff on 5FM Mornings


Gareth, Mabale Moloi, Leigh-Ann Mol and the rest of the 5FM breakfast team made our mornings worth going to work. Some listeners might've had a love/hate relationship with the team, but we can't deny that they made a lot of memorable moments on the airwaves.

The Essential Rush


This duo was probably the most entertaining yet controversial drivetime tag-team we've ever had the pleasure of listening to. Chilli M & Dineo Ranaka were nicknamed Bab'- daddy and Mom-daddy by the masses and every afternoon was bound to be yet another roller-coaster ride with them on the radio. 

The Front Row with Bonang

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The Front Row with Bonang was also quite entertaining; we remember the early days of the show's feature - Ask A Man, the feature would trend almost every day on social media as callers dished out their relationship woes.

Which was your favorite radio show from the past? 

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