YFM changes gears to dubstep

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:48 PM 

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If you find the wub-wubbing sounds of dubstep cringeworthy, you may want to avoid YFM this year. But fans of the musical genre, which has exploded in popularity over the past few years, will be delighted to hear that the radio station is making it a big focus in 2013.

“New, trending and emerging are just a few words that come to mind when you talk about Dubstep, YFM’s new musical direction,” Music and Digital manager, Mervyn Sigamoney, said in a press release. “YFM has always been known for ‘never playing it safe’ with anything we do. Our music offering has always been just that, and with Dubstep taking over the Hot 99 segment, we hope to yet again remain edgy giving the market what they want.”

One major change is the new Dubstep Hot 99 feature, which is replacing the Kwaito Hot 99. The station also plans to continue its YTKO feature, which showcases the hottest up-and-coming DJ talent in SA. YFM’s new lineup will take advantage of the fresh faces it has hired in the past year. DJs such as Mantsoe (co-presenter on Ankletap’s mid morning show), Sol Phenduka (co-presenter on the breakfast show with Mo Flava) and Smash Afrika (co-presenter of ‘The Afternoon Drive with Tholi B) will feature more on the station’s broadcasts.

Thando Thabethe has been promoted to her own weekend slot, while Bonang Matheba has moved to host a weekly R&B show, as well as produce and present segments for the  ‘Entertainment at Large’ feature.

The 2013 programming Line-up is as follows:



00h00-03h00 - Motso

03h00-06h00 - Mousse

06h00-09h00 - Mo Flava

09h00-10h00 - Hot99

Monday - B&E with Motso

Tuesday - R&B with Bonang

Wednesday - Dubstep with Doowap

Thursday - Hip Hop with Siz

Friday - Dance with Just Mo

10h00-12h00 - Zama Dube

12h00-15h00 - Ankletap

15h00-18h00 - Tholi B

18h00-18h30 - YTKO

18h30-21h00 - DJ Warras

21h00-22h00 - Hot99

22h00-24h00 - Speciality: 

Monday - Live n Rewired, Rotating DJ's

Tuesday - Up Close n Personal, Rotating DJ's

Wednesday - Ragga with Admiral and Jah Seed

Thursday - The Full Clip with Siz n Scoop

Friday - The Warehouse



00h00-03h00 - Thulisa K

03h00-06h00 - YFM Playground, Mostar, Corinne, Smash, Mantsoe

06h00-09h00 - Pearl

09h00-12h00 - Sabby

12h00-15h00 - Thando

15h00-18h00 - Linda Mbuso Top 40

18h00-21h00 Sundays - Mulo

21h00-24h00 Saturdays - Ankletap

21h00-24h00 - Pearl


By James Francis

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