Cape Town’s Beat, Heart FM has announced a new lineup of radio personality.
The station will be introducing additional personalities and new shows that listeners can listen. Additionally, it is also saying goodbye to a former radio presenter.
Monday to Friday breakfast at Heart FM has added seasoned sports fanatic Tara-Lee, alongside duo Aden and Julian.
On Thursdays, food extraordinaire Jenny Morris will remain at the breakfast table amidst the new changes.
The mother city’s Suga remains as the host of Mornings with Suga from 09:00 to midday, bringing listeners new topics.
Lunga Singama will be hosting a new show titled The Move, which will aim to highlight the finer things in life from midday to 15:00.
The O’Connor drive will be hosted from 15:00 to 18:00 by Ryan, Jeremy and Jo-Dee.
TV presenter Jamie-Lee Domburg will make her debut on her show Overdrive with Jamie from 18:00 to 20:00 from Monday to Thursday. She will focus on catching up with top industry professionals and intriguing influencers.
Luwayne Wonder aka ‘Wonder Boy’ will continue to elevate musical tastes on Vibology from 20:00 to midnight, between Mondays and Thursdays.
JP Carelse remains in his weekday slot from 04:00 to 06:00 titled The Early Wake-Up. Nick Feinberg will continue hosting his weekly Feinberg on Football feature.
On Fridays, Tyrone Paulsen will host the slot between 18:00 to 22:00.
Another addition to the station, Dylan and Kim-Lee will host a new show The Switch-UP, which will air between 22:00 and 01:00 on Friday and Saturday nights. Kim-Lee and Dylan will remain an extension of the brand.
On Sundays, Paul Playdon will host the All Request Breakfast from 06:00 to 10:00, where listeners get to pick their favorite songs. This will be followed by all the feels on iHeart Sundays with Lunga Singama from 10:00 to 14:00 and Suga from 14:00 to 18:00.
The new duo, Lloyd Jansen and Keeno-Lee, will host their show SunDaze with Lloyd and Keeno. This is followed by Olwethu Nodada on her new show The O Factor.
On Saturday mornings, the station will feature its sports offering with Super Saturday 8:00 to 10:00 with host Jeremy Harris.
Jo-Dee Butler will host the show B-Side with Butler every Saturday between 14:00 and 18:00.
Additionally, the radio station has announced that it will be saying goodbye to Diggy Bongz, who is heading for academia, among other things.
“The time has come for me to move on and explore my potential in other avenues. I have had an amazing journey and as I take my final bow out of the Cape Town radio scene, I am filled with immense gratitude,” says Bongz.
“The radio listeners in Cape Town received me with such great love and continued to show me that love from 1998 until now — and for that, I will be eternally grateful,” adds Bongz.
“Heart FM’s management has also been so supportive and understanding. I thank the Heart FM listeners for their love and support throughout my time on Cape Town’s Beat and I shall truly miss the interaction and the positive vibes I always received from them,” says Bongz.
Heart FM managing director Renee Redelinghuys says Bongz’s tenacity, coupled with his big bold personality, will be sorely missed. “We thank Bongz for his tenure at the station and wish him all the best with his new projects,” says Redelinghuys.
Redelinghuys concludes, “With respect to the rest of our line-up, we are excited to announce our new on-air schedule and we are enormously proud to be introducing new talent to accompany some of the biggest names in radio, and the best playlist in the city.”