KFM surprised followers with a major line-up shuffle, including the big news that Darren Simpson will be joining the Cape station from 3 July.
Darren is one of South Africa’s most prominent commercial broadcasters, having hosted 947’s Breakfast Xpress for seven years, and featuring on the breakfast show for seven years before that.
Darren achieved national fame through his notorious “Whackhead” pranks, which hit record sales year after year and have totalled over half a million units sold.
From July, Darren will take over the KFM breakfast show between 6:00 and 9:00, bringing his brand of fun, funny, relatable radio to listeners across the Cape – and yes, there will be a daily prank!
“This is a dream come true for me and my family. To do the breakfast show on KFM in Africa’s most beautiful city, is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I am incredibly excited,” said Darren.
The move will see current breakfast host, Ryan O’Connor moving into the weekday work slot, from 10:00 to 13:00.
Ryan is at the top of his game, having recently won the Best Breakfast Presenter title at the 2017 Liberty Radio Awards, becoming the only presenter to win this award twice.
Ryan will be followed by Sechaba G on early afternoons, 13:00 to 16:00.
The afternoon drive will be taken over by pint-sized dynamite Carl Wastie, whose energy will drive listeners through their homeward commute.
In another socking announcement the station says goodbye to Rob Vember, who has hosted the afternoon drive since 2014 as well as the Coca-Cola Top40SA.
The weekday line up from 3 July 2017 will be:
06:00 to 09:00 – Darren Simpson
09:00 to 10:00 – What’s up @ Work (all music requests)
10:00 to 13:00 – Ryan O’Connor
13:00 to 16:00 – Sechaba G
16:00 to 19:00 – Carl Wastie
19:00 to 22:00 – Brandon Leigh