Algoa FM listeners will be greeted with a fresh new sound and a new line-up from November 2 this year. “A number of changes have been planned with a view to refresh the sound of Algoa FM ahead of summer 2015. These changes include our music, our on-air imaging and line-up,” says Algoa FM operations director Alfie Jay.
New voices to be heard on-air at Algoa FM include Jeff Moloi, who will present a new 7pm to 10pm show from East London during weekdays. A lecturer in Broadcast Journalism at Walter Sisulu University, the seasoned Mthatha-born radio and television presenter says he is excited to be back behind the microphone in his home province. He will be followed by Vinny Nogemane, who continues to present his 10pm to 2am show Sunday through Friday.
In addition to the popular Sounds of Time, broadcast between 9am and mid-day on Sundays, Lance Du Plessis will be setting the tone ahead of the Daron Mann Breakfast (DMB).
Returning to Algoa FM is Port Elizabeth-born, Victoria High School graduate Shereez Govender, who will be hosting Saturday lunch as well as the Sunday evening show between 7pm and 10pm. “It is great to have Shereez back. She cut her teeth with us in 2004 before being snapped up by Metro FM for about five years,” says Jay. Govender lived in Johannesburg, Dubai and Mauritius before returning to her hometown at the beginning of the year.
Another new voice on Algoa FM is the multi award-winning Luvuyo (Star) Nyembezi, who presents the 10pm to 2am show on Saturday nights. The Motherwell resident joins Algoa FM from community radio. “It’s been a dream of mine to join Algoa FM,” he says.
“When searching for new on-air talent we always start by looking in the Eastern Cape and Garden Route and it really is wonderful to see just how much talent we have here,” says Jay.
Existing presenters are also being given the opportunity to provide listeners with their own unique shows. KayCee Rossouw will host mid-mornings during weekdays, and will “also be presenting an exciting new Sunday afternoon show filled with soul-fulfilling tunes. Mio and Queenie continue with their successful lunchtime show during weekdays and introduce a new show at lunch on Sundays,” says Jay.
Other changes include Daron Mann and Charlton Tobias keeping listeners informed and entertained on the DMB from six to nine during weekdays, as Carol-Ann Kelleher tackles a new and challenging operational portfolio,” says Jay. Both Tové Kane and Lauren Mungur are leaving the airwaves of Algoa FM to explore other options, which leaves Wayne Hart to fly solo from 3pm to 7pm.
“Change is inevitable and moving forward is part and parcel of the business we’re in. We welcome the new members to our team and look forward to the 2nd of November. We wish everyone facing new and exciting challenges all the best as their careers take on new directions,” says Jay.