Kingfisher FM listeners woke up to a brand new line-up this week, as the station expands its service to Nelson Mandela Bay & surrounding country towns once again.
With the new line-up, the family lifestyle product which has been created over the past three years remains unchanged, but an exciting presenter shake-up improves listeners’ experience, said Kingfisher FM General Manager, Theunis Pienaar.
In the new mix Luthando Shosha, who has been on the early evening slot, joins Barry Lottering on the Breakfast Show. Lize-Mari Arthur moves from Cassies Lekker Lunch to the Radison Blu Lifestyle Show and Gareth Burley, who has been Kingfisher FM’s sports-guy, joins the station full-time providing not only sporting information for both the Breakfast Show’s and the Coastal Cruise’s Maritime Motors SportsFix, but also hosting the station’s lunch-time show.
In an interesting move, Clair Arthur, who has been the station’s program manager in addition to hosting the daily Coastal Cruise, is moved into full-time program management. ‘This gives me the opportunity to consistently build an awesome product which fits families perfectly’, she said. “In fact, with our new line-up, we’ve done away with multi-tasking. Our DJ’s are all full-time professionals and our management has the time to focus on growing Family Lifestyle Radio.”
Dee Lukes and Susan Simpson are the new Coastal Cruise-team taking Kingfisher FM listeners home in the afternoons.
Kingfisher FM has been on a growth spree since 2007, upgrading studios & implementing the latest broadcast technology, adding a second call-sign (107.5 FM) in 2009 and growing their team of radio professionals consistently, said Pienaar.
In a statement released to the media today he said: “Our intention is to be the best in family andlifestyle radio for the people of Nelson Mandela Bay and surrounding country towns. We provide a radio product to which families can listen without blushing when they have kids in the car. Our product is positive, encouraging it adds value to the lives of our listeners.
“Kingfisher FM is serious about relationships, believing life in relationship with God transforms every aspect of life. Words carry meaning and we’d like to fill the word ‘family’ with new meaning as we do radio. Family is about God setting us free, about living in relationships which are healthy and about connecting in new ways, not by default, but inspired by our relationship with God.
“We’re grateful to the people and the businesses of Nelson Mandela Bay and surrounding country towns without whom our growth would just not be possible,’ said Theunis Pienaar. ‘We’re excited about collaborating as we show just how big small can be. We have the unique opportunity to connect people to the place they work & live and play and as more people choose Kingfisher FM they’ll find it is an awesome family-product, with an invaluable Kingdom focus.