Power adds new voices
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POWER FM has once again moved up one gear in their quest to become Gauteng s number one talk radio.
The station has roped in some big guns for their new revamped line-up, which kickstarted on Friday.
Among the impressive new voices, including former SABC anchor Ayanda Allie-Paine and feisty TV host and former Metro FM DJ Sammy Sosa, the station has enlisted the services of radio veteran David O Sullivan.
With nearly 30 years of radio industry experience, O Sullivan will take over the reigns from Jeremy Maggs as host of
every Sunday morning. The show looks at the week s news and political events, and O Sullivan will host his first slot this morning.
Jeremy is a good friend of mine. He s a professional and I want to look at how he was doing the show and see how I can build on it,” said O Sullivan.
The battle-scarred O Sullivan parted ways with Talk Radio 702 after almost 20 years in 2014.
There were no more challenges at 702 for me,” said O Sullivan. I got moved toward things I did not enjoy.”
After his departure from 702, he went on a sabbatical, enjoying time with his family and doing corporate jobs.
He worked as a media consultant for various companies and behind the scenes for M-Net s Oscar Pistorius trial channel during the muchpublicised athlete s murder trial.
I also worked for Sunday Times radio, which was a year s project,” he said. It ended in October.”
O Sullivan said he got a personal call from Power FM founder Given Mkhari, offering him the job.
Mkhari said the addition of O Sullivan was their way of showing the public they were serious about quality programming.
Maggs will still be with the station as host of
airing between noon and 1pm on week days.
Thabiso Tema, also editor of
will host alone as former co-host and senior political journalist Hajra Omarjee will focus on her duties as political editor.
Sexy Sosa, real name Sam Lehoko, is the new host of airing every Saturday evening. She was fired from Metro FM following her absence without leave to shoot her show on Vuzu Amp,