IT’S that time of the year again when radio personalities face uncertain futures, because of the contract renewal negotiations that will be happening this week.
This means that from the 1st of April, there will be new radio hosts across all SABC radio stations, but that question is – who will survive the chop? This is the reason that former Metro FM personality Penny Lebyane has appealed to fans on her Twitter account to pray for their favourite radio hosts, because this time of the year is stressful for them.
"Beware the ides of March. it’s SABC radio madness season. Spare a prayer for your favorite radio personality shame they are going through the most...the sidekicks are peddling the news the most, lobbing is worse than ANC conference, iNyanga’s are on FaceTime. Kubi this week,” she wrote.
She added: “Contract renewals are the works of Satan”. This she said, because there is no legal framework that protects radio personalities, as they are employed on a freelance basis, which means they can be removed at any time.