The South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) biggest radio station, Ukhozi FM will be introducing some line-up changes effective 01 April 2021. The station was at 7 607 000 on the last RAMS release a year ago and believes that this new lineup will comfortably deliver the station’s target of 8 000 000 listeners by 2023.
The station’s breakfast show which broadcasts on Monday to Friday between 06h30 – 09h00 will see the return of seasoned presenter, Sipho Mbatha who comes with a wealth of broadcast experience. Sipho will be joined by Nonhlanhla “Mroza “Buthelezi. These two broadcasters will be remembered for the huge impact as co-presenters of the station’s Afternoon Drive in 2008.
Dudu “Lady D” Khoza, the Queen of the Airwaves maintains her 09h00-12h00 weekdays slot where she will continue to bring audiences what they have come to love over the past 27 years.
The 12h30 – 15h00 slot welcomes Bheka Beekay Mchunu who successfully grew his previous slot to a record breaking 3.1 million listeners. Siya Mhlongo and Selby “Selbeyonce” Mkhize are set to deliver the Afternoon Drive from 15h00 – 18h00 from Monday to Friday.
Zimiphi Biyela is returning to host the Saturday Maskandi show between 09h00 – 12h00 and one of the most exciting changes for the station is the introduction of the new talent, Zama Mseleku to the line-Up. Mseleku, the winner of the Winnie Mahlangu Female Presenter Search will be hosting the new developmental slot on Sunday 03h00 – 06h00. Sbu Buthelezi will continue to host the Sunday Gospel Show which will now broadcast from 09h00 – 12h00.
The Station’s Business Manager, Sbongi Ngcobo elatedly stated that “Ukhozi FM continues to dominate and be a leader in the radio broadcasting space and believes that this will continue in the 2021/2022 fiscal year as we prepare to deliver quality programming and listener engagements through exciting marketing campaigns”.
Below is the updated line-up.
|03:00 – 05:00||Monday||Lucky Nkosi|
|03:00 – 05:00||Tuesday – Friday||Phindile “PhindiP” Phewa|
|06:30 – 09:00||Monday – Friday||Sipho Mbatha
|09:00 – 12:00||Monday – Friday||Dudu Khoza|
|12:30 – 15:00||Monday – Friday||Bheka Mnchunu|
|15:00 – 18:00||Monday – Friday||Siya Mhlongo
|20:00 – 00:00||Monday – Thursday||Noncebo Mckenzie|
|20:00 – 00:00||Fridays||King Sfiso|
|00:00-03:00||Monday – Wednesday||Tshatha Ngobe|
|00:00-03:00||Thursday – Friday||Zim Dollar|
|12h00 – 15h00||Saturday||Tshatha Ngobe|
|07h00 – 09h00||Sunday||Phindi P|
|09h00 – 12h00||Sunday||Sbu Buthelezi|
|12h00 – 15h00||Sunday||Nkosinathi Mshengu|
|17:00-20:00||Sunday||Thokozani MaMkhize Ndlovu|
|20h00 – 21h00||Sunday||Boniswa Moto|
|00:00-03:00||Sunday||Zandile “Zeal” Dladla|