Lotus FM is blazing ahead now that the 90/10 music quota has been reversed, international Bollywood music has returned to the airwaves but the question is will the listeners be convinced to tune in again.
On the evening of 26 April, replicating the night time cabinet reshuffle announcement by President Jacob Zuma, the management of the station released a press statement outlining new changes to the station’s programming including new additions to the team effective 01 May 2017.
The Morning Rush which was previously anchored by radio veteran, Neville Pillay took a massive knock when Pillay was forced to resign after an altercation with the currently Marketing Manager of the station.
Producer of the breakfast show, Ryan Naicker was was handed the reins as the host with Shaastra Nagesar taking over as producer. However, things have taken a turn where Naicker has been kicked off the breakfast show, ‘Morning Rush’ and has been moved to a late night show on Saturday.
The station has not responded to questions over Naicker’s exit, Shaastra Nagesar has taken over the reigns for now as the anchor until the next reshuffle.
Naicker was called out for a light-hearted conversation over the movie Fast & Furious 8 amongst the co-anchors which led to Naicker suggesting the other option instead of paying for a movie ticket would be to wait and pay fifteen rands for a copy. click here
The station lost about a third of its listeners, with its average listener numbers falling by about 130,000, from 390,000 to 260,000 last year losing 40% of it listenership.
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