Star FM replaces 'old' DJs

HARARE - After only a month of working as a part-time DJ on the Drive Time slot on Star FM, veteran broadcaster Tichafa Matambanadzo, popularly known as Tich Mataz by his followers has been removed from air, and slotted into the production side.

Mataz returned to the station in November last year as a presenter after having been fired as the radio station’s programmes manager over accusations of defrauding the station of $125 000. 

Mataz and several other DJs have been moved to the production side as part of the radio station’s push for fresh and new talent.

According to well-placed sources at the station, Tich’s record did not impress the Information ministry which requested the station to get him off air. “I am still at the station, just off air. Can you hold that story until the end of the week? I am working on something new,” he said.

Several changes were implemented soon after the station fired their first general manager, Admire Taderera.

And the changes are more of an “out with the old and in with the new” kind of approach.

Taderera had his own slot on Saturday afternoons titled Simbi Yamudhara and he has since been replaced by Richard Kohola.

The Breakfast Club was also shaken up with Comfort Mbofana and Bongai Zamchiya replaced by DJ Nikki and Napster.

Zamchiya left on his own accord to pursue personal interests.

Innocent Tshuma is now also working behind the scenes having been moved from The Hub and Saturday Breakfast.

DJ Munya, who had a serious brush with the law, is also behind the scenes and will not be returning on air anytime soon in an attempt to clean up the station’s image.

Mbofana, who is now Star FM’s new programmes manager, said all the changes were made as a way of bringing in new talent.

“Our new programming line-up is guided by the need to cultivate talent, to do what they were hired to do — talk and entertain. Our core mandate is to keep content local and relevant to the consumer.

“As a station, we have created a conducive environment where our young, talented and dynamic personalities can connect with the audience.

“Our talent has to thrive while being mindful of important constituencies including the shareholder and of course the listeners.”
 

Comments (16)

It's a good move to move them all. Richard Koholla is another self important one. Turn him loose. They started thinking that they are the artists these DJs. They grow big heads and chortle as they decide what we all listen to.

guluva - 21 January 2015

The station has gone to the dogs Comfort. If you bring back Innocent and Daywalker on Friday and Saturday morning that will only be my motivating factor to listen to you again. For the mean time i have switched to TK and Miss Red @ ZiFM station. Just sort your things out, dont just bring young talent for the sake of it. Some of these so called young talent are full of zvinyadzi and some play Nigerian music all the time. Hv u ever heard Nigerian radio stations playing Zim music

KingZaka|| - 22 January 2015

Star Fm is just a drab now,some of the Dj's dont even know what to say when on air.Bring back Mbofs,Blackbird,Zamuchiya for the breakfast club and Dj Munya on TXO,Innocent Tshuma was way better on the HUB

Sheikh - 22 January 2015

Are you trying to say StarFm is now a station for listeners under 16yrs ? who will the advertisers reaching out to then when its a station for school kids , the station was good as it was , a mixture of everything . Please don't just make changes for the sake of wanting to be felt !!!!!!!!, it was one of the best worldwide, now am back to DSTV radio stations too bad

MC Icee - 22 January 2015

guys like seriously, have you listened to the breakfast club recently....its crap....boo woo....l hate it...2/10...bring back mbofs and zam, the only reason am still listening to star fm in the morning is coz its the only default radio station in my car.

the watcher - 22 January 2015

guys wat is happening to OTIS,the other guys a just not upto scratch, maybe u want us to go bak to POWERFM...COME ON MBOFOS tipeiwo maDjS KWAVO

eddy - 22 January 2015

can you bring back the slot yemadhonza paradio we are tired of ever listening to naija music from these so called new chakadaro

shutto - 22 January 2015

star FM is now a boring station and I have since stopped listening to it .Why can'nt you bring back Innocent Tshuma,Mbofs,not these news guys who stammer on radio and do not possess the flair to hook up with the audience

mazoe - 22 January 2015

Whoever is in charge of STAR FM is on a mission to destroy the station ,how can he place Innocent Tshuma,Tich Mataz,Kelvin Soul Sifelani behind the scenes then you bring the young guys who lack experience surely its not good.It is wise to have a mixture of young blood and seasoned guys on radio to cater for the old and the young.I will not listen to STAR FM unless you correct that.STAR FM is now boring.

Dan - 22 January 2015

STAR FM is now a crap ma one and I cannot not listen to the new guys are boring last year we used to enjoy .Bring back Inno,Mbofs ,Kelvin Sifelani to serve us with the menu of the old and of the now.Not these new DJS WHO ARE FRESH from colleges.You are bound to lose listenership and advertisers.Forewarned is forearmed

jannn - 22 January 2015

Really what is happening at STAR FM,the station is now boring and l have since shifted to SA radio stations where there are mature guys like Otis,Innocent Tshuma not the young presenters who are boring

Sherrln - 22 January 2015

star FM is now a boring station and I have since stopped listening to it .Why can'nt you bring back Innocent Tshuma,Mbofs,not these news guys who stammer on radio and do not possess the flair to hook up with the audience

mazoe - 22 January 2015

star FM is now a boring station and I have since stopped listening to it .Why can'nt you bring back Innocent Tshuma,Mbofs,not these news guys who stammer on radio and do not possess the flair to hook up with the audience

mazoe - 22 January 2015

star FM is now a boring station and I have since stopped listening to it .Why can'nt you bring back Innocent Tshuma,Mbofs,not these news guys who stammer on radio and do not possess the flair to hook up with the audience

mazoe - 22 January 2015

Those were competent and talented DJ's. how much I miss Inno on Saturdays and Soul Sundays. Bring him back

bulawayo - 28 January 2015

umm i miss inno... amana esp on love life generation

ta - 21 April 2015

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