Standard Group has been hit by the mass exit of its talented journalists largely because of the firm’s financial woes woes.
Since announcing plans to trim its payroll in November 2022, the listed company became a poaching ground for the competition.
KTN News, The Standard Newspaper and Radio Maisha were the most affected brands even as the management seemed unmoved by the exodus.
For Radio Maisha, news that Radio 47 was on the way came at the wrong time. Owners of the station which is set to hit the airwaves in March are leaving nothing to chance, as they assembly popular names on radio. The radio station is a sister company to TV 47 owned by Cape Media Company. They have been on a recruitment spree snapping up top talent across established media houses as it gears for it’s launch on Monday 13th March 2023. Here are some big names you should expect:
Hassan Mwana wa Ali is a veteran Kiswahili sports commentator and presenter, who has been appointed Swahili Sports Editor at Radio 47, Eva Mwalili, Emmanuel Mwahumbe, Mkamburi Chigogo, Billy Miya, Mbaruk Mwalimu, Manucho the Young Turk, Liz Mutuku, Eric Wambugu the O.G, Ali Hassan, and Lucky. Mwanaisha Chidzuga; who is among the top host of media personalities unveiled and Dr. Ofweneke.
“Malkia Chidzuga is here to give you the best mix of entertainment as you go through your work day,” the station announced.
Radio 47, which is set to launch any time, has assembled a team of power presenters. Cape Media, the company running the radio station and TV 47, has poached big names in radio hoping to pull audiences and help grow the station into a leading source of news and information.
The company has taken a number of presenters from Radio Maisha, owned by Standard Group as well Milele FM, which is run by Mediamax Network. Radio 47 will broadcast mainly in Kiswahili with the national language taking 80% of the programming and English taking a small portion.
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