Thando bags Fresh’s job! Congratulations to her.

Thando bags Fresh’s job! Congratulations to her.

To say radio missed Thando Thabethe would be an understatement. The hysteria that was caused on social media following her announcement that she has returned to radio, is evident enough that many missed her voice. The actress and TV presenter has officially joined the 947 family and will take over the afternoon drive time slot. This was originally hosted by DJ Fresh before getting the boot from 947.

Last year, Thando shocked many of her radio fans when she announced that she has bowed out from radio after 11 years of excellence. DJ Fresh even expressed how disappointed he was when she dropped the mic and focused on acting. When Thando informed the masses that she has “tendered her resignation from 5FM,” Big Dawg responded by saying, “…and was sadly probably not the most difficult decision to make!!! Sad loss for radio!!”


After months of pondering back and forth, she finalised her resignation on Tuesday March 3, and her final Thabooty show was on Thursday, March 5. “We had to make a very difficult decision, something we’ve had to ponder over for many, many months. Basically, I’ve tendered my resignation at 5FM. And the idea is to focus on the things that I want to do,” she said told TshisaLive.

“I’ve been doing it for almost 11 years now, and I hope I’ve opened up the path for other young, black women to soar in that field.”

In a sudden change of heart, Thando has officially returned to radio. This morning she made the big announcement, and the congratulatory messages came flooding in. “It’s happening! So glad to finally announce I’m officially driving you home, Joburg.”

Thando said in a statement that she was approached by the 947 team and she could not say no, “I am really excited to be returning to radio and to have been approached by Joburg’s coolest frequency, 947, is just fantastic. I have always loved radio as a medium to genuinely connect with people through music and conversation.


“I believe music is a true leveler, bringing people together in a place and time that is about what they are hearing and how it makes them feel. I can’t wait to get behind the mic and contribute to our 947 audience’s listening experience.”


DJ Fresh and Euphonik parted ways with Primedia following recent rape accusations against them. “Unfortunately, we can’t find common ground with Primedia and have agreed a release from our obligations to the broadcaster, with immediate effect.”

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