Joburg’s youth radio station; YFM is losing 9 on-air hosts in a space of 1 month. Two presenters that have been with the station for 10years were announced to be exiting the show on Monday and Tuesday namely; DJ Sabby and DJ Da Kruk by Phil Mphela.
Then another shocking 7 more were announced to be leaving afterwards, namely; Lebza Da Villain, Anathi Seyisi, Altovise Lawrence, Jess B, Scoop Makhathini and DJ Zero.
YFM confirmed the news on Twitter in a statement that read: “The day time line-up will say farewell to DJ Sabby and Altovise Lawrence of the Best Drive, host of Anathi’s Nights On Y, Anathi Seyisi and traffic presenter for Y Mornings, Jess B.
Da Kruk, Lebza Da Villan, Mellotik and DJ Zero will be leaving the mis DJ slot, YTKO. The weekend line-up will see a change as The Rodeo’s Scoop Makhathii moves on from YFM.”
The stations MD, Haseena Cassiim further stated: “it has been an honour working with these talented personalities. I’d like to thank them for their commitment to YFM and wish them well in their respective career paths.”
The station also assured their listeners that a new line-up will be implemented from next month and the new line-up will be announced shortly with new personalities.
The news was welcomed by tweeps who felt that most of the presenters were too old to be with the youth station and the station needs fresh blood.
These were some reactions from the fans on social media:
“Thats the Youth Station it’s about time they spread their wings. Ankle Tab naye must Chepad the station needs new blood.”
“As long as khutso ,Nia brown And mthaux are still there…..ke happy.”
“What is going on at Yfm? Not long y’all be saying that the station will be closing.”
“You’r fav Dj must know Yfm is not old age Home.”
“Malome is the captain of the ship, I mean he’s the jack sparrow of Y.”
YFM Bids Farewell to On-Air Talent pic.twitter.com/uPhdC2C3bd
— #YFM (@Yfm) March 10, 2021
Hey Ntswaki did you hear that? Malume's time at Yfm is infinite🙌 pic.twitter.com/lmwBZnlUKy
— Papa Katli (@MolloPhomotso) March 11, 2021
— Ta,Bongs 🇿🇦 (@BongsTsh) March 10, 2021