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Mishka Gounden booted out from Lotus FM

The controversial radio jock, Mishka Gounden was handed her marching orders as her contract was terminated effectively as of today 17 July 2018.

#DURBAN: Gounden whose tenure has been for just over a year at the station has been riddled with criticism for a varying number of reasons.

Since her appointment as the ‘traffic girl’ Gounden’s presentation skills on-air has raised eyebrows from the dwindling listenership of Lotus FM. Her rise at the station continued unquestioned as she moved from traffic to producer on various shows until she was handed her own late-night show on Saturday nights.

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The public and fellow Lotus FM staffer have questioned her ‘promotion’ that superseded some of the seasoned and veteran radio jocks at Lotus FM.

Her on-air skills have been questioned time and again by staffers & listeners however station management did not address these issues. The dwindling audience of the station lost their patience with station management after their reshuffle of programming, which saw Gounden take over the hot seat oft the highly rated Bollywood Billboard show.

The show that has been anchored by Varshan Sookhun for years was handed to Gounden who had just recently joined the station. South African Indian social media influencer, South African Desi wrote to station management on the matter however it was ignored.

It was then that Indian Spice was provided a copy of the letter which we made public that you can read here.

Dramatic events at Lotus FM

Over the past 4 weeks the station has been riddled with drama from the sextapes that went viral on social media. The implicated employee was allowed to keep her job and was demoted to a non-existent position of assistant producer.

A week ago, seasoned RJ Shirdika Pillai was suspended over a matter of an email that she sent to station manager Alvin Pillay cc’ing staffers and senior SABC executives.

It was then that veteran radio jock; Zakia Ahmed Siddiqui, Byron David and Alan Chetty were suspended for responding to the same email.

And as reported the programme manager, Santosh Beharie was given the marching orders after his contract was not renewed.


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One comment

  1. I won many prizes in LotusFm competitions
    False promises – take your details etc
    Did not receive book cd nor TV
    Tv was during coca cola competition awhile ago
    I phoned many times & given run around
    Then told to email Manager etc which I did many times & still given run around
    Finally Manager told me it’s out of Lotusfm hands & I yes I must contact coca cola for the tv prize
    Please advise

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