Meet Radio’s Most Outspoken DJs

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Some celebs have personalities that are larger than life, which often lands them in trouble.

Phat Joe

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Real name Majota Khambule, the RGB host is a radio legend in his own right and it seems there’s no topic he’s scared to tackle which sometimes lands him in trouble with both listeners and management at the various stations he’s worked at which include: YFM, Metro FM, Kaya FM and currently East Coast Radio resulting in suspensions, resignations and being fired.

Tbo Touch

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Flamboyant and outspoken, Touch, real name Thabo Molefe and owner of an online music streaming radio station, Touch Central, isn’t scared to let everyone what he thinks. Who can forget his infamous resignation from Metro FM signed off: “Sincerely Your Boy” at the end? Seems he butted heads with Metro FM management leading to several suspensions before he eventually resigned. Speaking to Timeslive he revealed the real reason he left: “Molefe said he had quit over the SABC’s refusal to deny reports that he had been taken off air for a week for refusing to read a Hyundai advert, which subsequently lost SABC R15-million in advertising.”

DJ Sbu

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The radio hopper - YFM, Ukhozi FM, Metro FM and regional radio station, Vuma which he recently left – is infamous for his outspokenness which at times lands him in hot water. After a three week suspension, Metro FM fired him for promoting his Mo Faya energy drink at the 15th Metro FM Awards .

Chilli M

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He was one of the most recognized drive-time DJs when he hosted Essential Rush on YFM with Dineo Ranaka. Last year he was let go by Ukhozi FM and admitted to Daily Sun that he accepted money to play list songs and explained financial troubles after the death of his daughter forced him to take the bribes. “Every company has its own policies. I went against SABC policy and I paid the price. I was tempted because I had lost my daughter and was in financial distress.” He also told the publication: "I have lost my job, but I am glad I was part of the biggest radio station in the country. I thank the station’s management for giving me the opportunity. I will now be focusing on other interests and spending time with my family."

Pictures: Instagram 

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