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,

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