Khaya Mthethwa joins Kaya 959 line-up

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  • Khaya Mthethwa will host a new show on Kaya 959 on Sundays.
  • Earlier in the month, Kaya 959 announced that Dineo Ranaka and Sol Phenduka had joined the radio station.
  • Thomas Msengana and Skhumba Hlophe will host the station's late-night weekday show.

Award-winning musician and radio personality Khaya Mthethwa is one of the newest additions to the Kaya 959 lineup.

The Idols season 8 winner will host a new show, Noted, from 09:00 to 12:00 on Saturdays. According to the radio station, Mthethwa will "showcase his immense capability and versatility" in the show.

Earlier in the month, the station announced that reality TV star, media personality, and entrepreneur Dineo Ranaka and media personality and podcaster Sol Phenduka had also joined the radio station. The pair will host the 959 Breakfast on weekdays from 06:00 to 09:00.

Mzansi Magic For better or worse, hosts and relationship and marriage coaches Mo and Phindi will also host The Family on Sundays from 09:00 to 12:00. Veteran broadcaster George Manyosi will jazz up Sunday evenings with his show, Jazz it Up from 21:00 to midnight.

Popular morning show host pair Thomas Msengana and Skhumba Hlophe were confirmed not to be leaving the station. Msengana and Hlophe "have been tasked with running nighttime radio on its head."

The pair will host the Last Call on weeknights. From Monday to Thursday, they will be on air from 22:00 to midnight and from 21:00 to midnight on Fridays.

Kgomotso Meso, who has already been with the station for 11 years, will host the early morning breakfast show on weekdays. Early Breakfast will be on air from 05:00 to 06:00.

Meanwhile, Thabo ‘Tbose’ Mokwele retains his mid-morning weekday and Sunday afternoon slots. Other radio personalities who will still be on the Kaya 959 airwaves are Sizwe Dhlomo, Andy Magondwana, Phemelo Motene, Sammy T, and more.

The station also extended thanks to Sotho Lenkow and Collin Kgari for contributing to the station during their tenure.

"Radio as a medium continues to remain a strong platform for connecting people, and radio stations the world over have to constantly assess and adjust to changing needs and lifestyles," Kaya 959 managing director Sibongile Mtyali says in a press statement.

"These adjustments to the lineup are proof that 25 years since its founding, Kaya 959 is still alive to market demands to consistently provide quality programming. The addition of established names such as Dineo Ranaka, Sol Phenduka, Khaya Mthethwa, and Mo and Phindi, as well as the realigning of our magnificent existing talent, are bold steps that Kaya 959 is undertaking to grow the radio station to even greater heights."

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