2016 was a challenging year for Metro FM when it came to keeping staff, we watched the SABC introduce the 90% local music rule, which clearly flopped then we witnessed Metro FM and a couple of DJ's go their seperate ways.
Here's a list of the number of radio DJ's who chucked up the deuces and bid farewell to Metro FM.
This was probably the most shocking break up that some Metro FM listeners haven't gotten over. In June, Tbo Touch released his resignation letter to the public stating that he had officially resigned from his drive-time show on Metro FM after having spent 11-years there.
After a few months of resigning, Tbo Touch surprised many when he revealed that he was collaborating with Gareth Cliff to create what we now know as Touch Central. Tbo Touch's own digital radio station that is doing extremely well.
Remember his resignation letter?
Please accept this letter as my formal resignation from Metro FM. After 11 years of professional radio and a great journey, I want to take this opportunity to thank SABC for the time and efforts in building my radio and TV career. I pride myself to be counted among a great team of broadcasters that has graced this corporation.
will forever be grateful for all the lessons and accomplishments Metro FM has afforded me. I wish to leave Metro FM on good terms with no animosity within 30 days of this submission. I wish management well and best in all they pursue. I pride myself to be counted amongst a great team of broadcasters that has graced this corporation.
I wish management well and best in all they pursue.
Sincerely, your Boy,
Mr Thabo T-Bo Touch Molefe
Phat Joe x Pearl Thusi
A lot of people started speculating that Phat Joe and Metro FM had broken up after him and Pearl Thusi abruptly stopped airing their show on weekends.
It was clear that Phat Joe had left the Metro FM building when he joined KZN radio station East Coast radio, then he pulled that stunt of him resigning from East Coast Radio just hours after joining the radio station.
Pearl Thusi also left for greener pastures as she went overseas to act on American drama series - Quantico.
A fan had mentioned how much their Saturdays were no longer the same without Phat Joe and Pearl Thusi, to which Pearl replied that them staying was not worth the trouble.
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