Radio Africa opens vernacular station, poaches Kameme FM influential presenters
Radio Africa has raided President Uhuru-owned radio station Kameme FM and poached the most influential Gikuyu presenter, Njogu Wa Njoroge.
Njogu Wa Njoroge is arguably the most influential vernacular presenter in Kenya.The move saw the President Uhuru owned station suffer a massive blow.
Njogu influence on masses was demonstrated in 2015 when he raised Kes Sh6.4 million in a record two hours for TV anchor Anjlee Gadvi to fund her treatment for liver cancer.
This came after an appeal from Gadvi family narrating her struggle with cancer, she revealed she had depleted her finances following the battle with the chronic disease which she was diagnosed with in 2013.
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Njogu wa Njoroge na Nyawira as he is fondly referred marked 15 years in the radio industry with a ceremony at Kasarani Stadium. Also in the exodus is Kameme FM’s
Also in the exodus is Kameme FM’s mid-morning host, Njoki Mburu, has also exited the station; she had worked for Kameme since 2004.
The vocal and most loved presenter will be presenting the same show in Gukena Fm, the name of the new station.
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Sources say that seven other presenters are also exciting Kameme FM; inside sources revealed that the presenters are still silent about their exit.
We won’t name names for the sake of not compromising their intended moves.
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RADIO Africa Group launches, Gukena FM
Gukena 92.8 FM started airing from Nyeri town on Saturday, general manager Martin Khafafa said.
Before it was unveiled, Radio Africa Group sponsored the Mutahi Kagwe Golf Tournament at Nyeri Golf Club on Saturday.
Khafafa told the Star it was a “special day for us”.
“There is much about this county, the people, and their heritage, and somehow no one tells that story to the rest of the rest of the world,” he said.
“We did a lot of research and got support from Senator Mutahi Kagwe, and decided that we are going to be different.”
Khafafa said the response has been “tremendous”.
He said the county is stable and peaceful enough to guarantee the station’s success.
“We are confident that under the current leadership, we will realize a big return on our investment.”
Khafafa said the company will hold a formal launch of the station for its advertisers.
Kagwe thanked Radio Africa Group for choosing the county to host the station.
“We want more industries and big business ventures, so our people and especially the youth can get jobs,” he said.
Residents welcomed the station, saying it is clear and audible.
It offers good entertainment to residents and is different from the other stations, she said.
The station is also being received in Kiambu, Laikipia, Meru, Murang’a and Nyandarua counties.