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Ligwalagwala FM revamps lineup

It has become a norm that radio reinvents itself continuously, hence the changes that are implemented in April every year. Ligwalagwala FM listeners can expect some changes to the programme line up mainly on the Midday and Graveyard shows this year. Up the sleeve is a couple of presenter shifts aimed at bringing some flair into the on air offering of Mpumalanga's leading radio station.
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Night time radio will not be the same again as the station introduces automation from midnight to the early hours of the morning. The shift to automation has necessitated an adjustment to the lengths on some shows (12am – 4am on Monday to Friday and 12am – 5am on weekends).

Listeners can however rest assured that daytime slots will retain their duration and show names.

Changes


Introduced changes will see Sweet-Mike bidding farewell to the Midday Show (12pm – 3pm) headed to the ‘Hit Parade’ on Saturdays from 7am - 9am. He will also continue doing what he does best, serenading audiences with soulful sounds every Sunday from 12pm – 3pm.

Hlengiwe Sindane, who has a traceable career path in radio, will drive the midday show, with ‘The Prince’ as her producer, together they are tasked with bringing fresh and innovative content ideas to serve the needs and interests of consumers.

The station has had to release the Midnight duo ‘Afrotellus’ after they have served nine years following their scooping the ‘MP’s Finest DJ Competition’ in 2011.

“We are repackaging the brand in line with operational cost containment measures to attain financial sustainability. The past year has been hard globally due to the covid-19 pandemic and its impact on businesses; the station is no exception, hence the basis for rationalising some time channels and exploring automation for the first time. This will definitely not impact our on-air delivery; listeners can still rely on the station for credible content, news and everything entertainment” said Thembi Madubandlela, acting station manager at Ligwalagwala FM.

With the exception of the shows listed below; all other shows remain as they are.

Shows and changes to be effected:

Weekdays
Show & TimeCurrent PresenterChange/s
Asikalali Silalele
00h00-03h00
Carol MalumaneAutomation
00h00-04h00
Vuka Sambe
03h00-05h30
T-BoyCarol Malumane
04h00-05h30
Khibika Natsi
12h00-15h00
Co-hosted by
Hlengiwe & Sweet-Mike
Producer: The Prince
Presenter: Hlengiwe Sindane
Producer: The Prince
12h00-15h00
Saturday
Akulalwa
00h00-03h00
DJ Afro
Sir-Tellus
Together as: ‘Afrotellus’
Automation
00h00-05h00
Kusa Kusa
03h00-06h00
Thandeka ‘TDK’ TongaThandeka ‘TDK’ Tonga
05h00-06h00
Hit Parade
07h00-09h00
The PrinceSweet-Mike
07h00-09h00
Sunday
Akulalwa
00h00-03h00
DJ Afro
Sir-Tellus
Together as: ‘Afrotellus’
Automation
00h00-05h00
Kusa Kusa
03h00-06h00
Thandeka ‘TDK’ TongaThandeka ‘TDK’ Tonga
05h00-06h00
Siyadvumisa
07h00-09h00
Pastor PortiaThandeka ‘TDK’ Tonga
07h00-09h00
Weekend Wrap
22h00-00h00
Mawethu NT-Boy
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