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Unathi Nkayi joins Star 91.9 FM from March

Unathi Nkayi, former Idols judge and Kaya FM radio presenter will join Star 91.9 FM from 1 March, according to various news sources.

The Sowetan reports that Nkayi will join Justin Toerien on the All Star Drive that airs from 3-6pm. Star 91.9 FM is a little known youth-driven community radio station that started in July last year. It broadcasts to Johannesburg’s northern suburbs.

In a statement, Nkayi says “I am looking forward to a fresh new format of radio that I have never before attempted. To be able to speak to my community, from my community and for my community — priceless! Being able to speak to a multicultural community is also something that I’m truly excited about because that’s the heart of radio — the heart of Joburg.”

News24 says that “the radio and TV personality abruptly parted ways with Kaya 959 in November 2021, following an incident between herself and her colleague, Sizwe Dhlomo. In January, it was announced that she would not return as a judge on the upcoming 18th season of Idols SA."

Star 91.9 FM station manager Caren du Preez has worked with Nkayi in the past and had this to say: “I’m honoured to give this Star the platform she deserves to shine brighter than ever! Listeners will get to hear her in a way they’ve never experienced before; free, liberated, motivated, focused and unlimited.”

Toerien adds: “I’m so excited about this new chapter and definitely ready for the wild ride that is going to be the All Star Drive. Expect loud, funny, passionate, bold — oh and did I mention loud? We are eager to make magic on the airwaves and guarantee a good laugh ... all the way home.”

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