METRO FM is having its fair share of issues lately.
First they were flanked with many questions when a blogger Namhla wrote a letter complaining about Breakfast show co-host Unathi Msengana, which she posted on her blog on the noon of May 21. Then yesterday, another incident happened when Life and Sex Coach Jade Zwane was muted off the air – for what was dubbed too “explicit” show done by afternoon show host Thabo “Tbo Touch” Molefe.
And as always MetroFM and it’s mother board SABC are refusing to say the pair have been suspended but are using their famous words “not scheduled” to explain why the two haven’t been heard on air yet. And they claim to be investigating both matters.
READ THE STATEMENT:
METRO FM Station Management would like to address two unfortunate programming incidents that have happened on-air in two of our shows respectively, ie. The First Avenue as well as the The Touch Down Show. The stance that we as a station are taking on both the issues is as follows:
OPEN LETTER TO UNATHI MSENGANA
An open letter addressed to the host of METRO FM’s First Avenue breakfast show Unathi Msengana has been doing the rounds on social Networks and this particular letter is now in the possession of the station. It is written by a clearly disgruntled listener of the show and we as a Station hold the contents of the letter in high esteem. Each and every listener of any of our Show’s on METRO FM is respected and appreciated by the station, hence our stance.
We would like to request that the public at large, our audiences as well as the media allow us as the Station’s Management to investigate the strongly worded letter and the contents thereof accordingly. Over and above that allow us the time to engage our presenter Unathi Msengana on her views and outlook in the matter at hand, after which we will make our findings as a Station known accordingly. We trust that our request will be viewed favorably.
UNSAVORY INTERVIEW ON “THE TOUCH DOWN” SHOW ON 21st May 2013
As of today, the entire team of the Touch Down Show will not be scheduled on-air until further notice by Management. Yesterday afternoon the team unfortunately conducted an interview which was a clear contravention/transgression of Radio Policy. The interview was regrettably that of explicit nature which is an unfortunate violation of our mandate. We are a station that informs, educates, entertains and that operates within strict confines of Broadcasting Regulations and we intend to do just that in a professional and respectful manner.
Please note that team has not been suspended, but are merely not scheduled until we have gone through our internal processes and procedures. A decision will then be made following the findings of the investigation and we will then communicate these accordingly. Once again, we request that the public, our audiences, as well as the media allow us as a station to manage this process the best way we can and revert back to you once this is complete. We trust that our request in this regard will receive your favorable understanding.
Unathi is a MONSTER!
I guess radio DJ’s are not allowed to have bad days. It sucks being in the public eye, in this case, public ear.
I like uNathi. But I’m sure it must be true what they if so many people responded. I wonder why they didn’t write letters to the radio stations just to privately advice her.
Unathi is a great fun woman who is proud and has made a success out of her life,so I suggest u change your mean attitudes towards her!
Shut up u bunch of losers and bow down for Unathi,”empty vessels make a lot of noise” its good to speak your mind so that people will not get in your pocket. If u hate Unathi then why bother to listen to her ***** off. I LOVE U UNATHI mwaaaaahhh……..<3