Popular radio station Metro FM has announced its new line-up for 2022, notably bringing back Thabo Molefe, also known as Tbo Touch, to its stable of presenters.
The SABC station made the official announcement on Thursday (17 March), adding that the changes will take effect on 1 April 2022.
“The station is making a concerted effort in investing in the best talent that will carry its strategy forward. This investment will allow the station to carry out its mandate to both listeners, clients, and strategic stakeholders,” Metro FM‘s Business Manager Kina Nhlengethwa said.
“We remain committed to delivering exceptional content with a focus on creativity and cementing our leadership position in the market. The new line up reflects why we are South Africa’s coolest radio station and speaks to the greater heights the Metro FM brand is climbing to. At 5.4 million listeners, we are not done.”
Besides Tbo Touch (who will host The Touchdown With Tbo Touch), one of the most notable additions to the line-up is Khutso Theledi, who announced her departure from YFM earlier on Thursday. She joins Moeti ‘Moflava’ Tsiki as host of the Breakfast Show.
Mpumi Mlambo will host a new show called Hustlers Fix on weekdays between 02h00 and 05h00, while Tebogo “Proverb” Thekisho joins Lerato Kganyago on the Midday Link Up with LKG and Proverb.
Other changes will see Mpho “Mo G” Madise taking over the 21h00-00h00 slot from Monday to Thursday as host of Let’s Talk About It and Ryan “Ryan the DJ” Nair hosting The Urban Beat on Fridays and Saturdays at 22h00-00h00.
The station also has a new weekend breakfast show called Weekend Breakfast Sounds Good with Mat-Elle & Mantsoe. DJ Sabby will host the Metro FM Top 30 show on Saturdays.
Another new show is The Encore hosted by Kyeezi & Ms Cosmo on weekends between 12h00 and 15h00. “Khanya ‘Kyeezi’ Siyengo is an experienced broadcaster, DJ, MC and urban culture curator and Nonqaba ‘Ms Cosmo’ Rwaxa is a radio personality, DJ, MC and music producer. This dynamic duo will take you on a musical journey for three hours,” the station said.
Fans of Lounge will be pleased to learn of its return on Sundays with Marian Lartey as host, while Siphesihle “Sphe” Ngwenya and Lebohang “DJ Naves” Naves will host Kings of The Weekend on Saturdays.
New Metro FM line-up for 2022
Here’s the new 2022 Metro FM presenter line-up in full:
|Time slot||Show name||Hosts|
|Monday-Friday 00:00-02:00||Midnight with a Smile||Ismail Abrahams|
|Monday-Friday 02:00-05:00||Hustler Fix||Mpumi Mlambo|
|Monday-Friday 05:00-09:00||METRO FM Breakfast||Moeti “Moflava” Tsiki & Khutso Theledi. News: Lindi Serame. Sports: Owen Hannie|
|Monday-Friday 09:00-12:00||The Bridge||Dineo Ranaka. News: Kgopedi Lilokwe|
|Monday-Friday 12:00-15:00||The Midday Linkup||Lerato Kganyago and Proverb. News: Mel Bala|
|Monday-Friday 15:00-18:00||The Touchdown||Thabo Molefe “Tbo Touch.” News: Pearl Shongwe. Sports: Morena Mothupi|
|Monday-Friday 18:00-19:00||METRO FM Sports||Thomas Mlambo|
|Monday-Thursday 19:00-21:00||METRO FM Talk||Ayabonga Cawe|
|Monday-Thursday 21:00-00:00||Let’s Talk about it||Mpho Madise (MOG)|
|Friday 19:00-22:00||Audiogasm||Sikhululo Maliwa & Quinton Masina “Lulo Café & Naked DJ”|
|Friday & Saturday 22:00-00:00||The Urban Beat||Ryan Nair “Ryan The DJ”|
|Saturday & Sunday 00:00-03:00||The Boomerang||Marian Lartley Nyako|
|Saturday & Sunday 03:00-06:00||The Lift||Rorisang Thandekisho|
|Saturday 06:00-09:00||Weekend Breakfast Sounds Good||Nthabeleng Matela “Mat Elle” & Mantsoe Tsatsi. News: Zandile Hopa. Sports: Andile Ncube|
|Saturday 09:00-12:00||METRO FM TOP30||Sabelo Mtshali “DJ Sabby”|
|Saturday 12:00-15:00||The Encore||Khanya Siyengo & Nonqaba Rwaxa “Kyeezi & Ms Cosmo.” News: Zandile Hopa|
|Saturday 15:00-18:00||The Penthouse||Sikhululo Maliwa & Lamiez Holworthy “Lulo Café & Lamiez”|
|Saturday 18:00-19:00||I Believe||Oscar Mdlongwa “Oskido”|
|Saturday 19:00-22:00||Kings of the Weekend||Siphesihle Ngwenya & Lebohang Naves “Sphe & Naves”|
|Sunday 06:00-09:00||The Sacred Space||Thami Ngubeni. News: Zandile Hopa|
|Sunday 09:00-12:00||Sounds and Stuff Like||Wilson B Nkosi|
|Sunday 12:00-15:00||Sunday Soul Therapy||Msizi Shembe News: Zandile Hopa|
|Sunday 15:00-18:00||The Romantic Repertoire||Sentle Lehoko|
|Sunday 18:00-21:00||METRO FM Lounge||Marian Lartey|
|Sunday 21:00-00:00||Urban Jazz Experience||Nothemba Madumo|