Kingfisher FM launches new line-up

(from left to right): Clair Arthur (Program Manager), Ranique Hendricks (Axxess 6-9 presenter), Luthando Shosha (Breakfast Show co-host), Dee Lukes (Coastal Cruise presenter), Barry Lottering (Breakfast Show presenter), Susan Simpson (Coastal Cruise co-host) Lize-Mari (Radison Blu Lifestyle Show presenter) en Gareth Burley (presenter of Cassies Lekker Lunch)

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.

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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.


  1. Ek geniet King Fisher vreeslik baie, dis ‘n insperasie vir my as assessor by een vd grootste oogkundige mediese maatskapy in suid afrika en luister via my oorfone van my selfoon.Ek is gaga oor julle gospel musiek en waardeer ook die program Insight wat Luzanne aangebied het wat insig bied vir gestremde mense.Wat het van haar geword?Mag julle groei groter word elke dag, die mense is honger na God, Shalom aan ‘n fantastiese Radio Stasie en sy personeel.

  2. Odwa Given Mhlonyane

    Thanx god for Kingfisher FM I wish to join that family one day am from East London.

  3. Linda Dabids-Machi

    This is interesting,I’ve listened to the breakfast show it’s full of life and innovative,there’s really nothing freaky about it all,people should learn to let reality(mind imagination)flow,people are just too fake in their conservative hide out,most of them are not real,get to know their lives…uuuh,I’m in town house with 12 homes!they are as fake,even to play a radio is a crime Eish!But they burn concoctions around midnite until 4 am(this has been happening for 24/7/365 for the past 4 years)yhoo!then wear the Godly clothes and neck white priest uniform in the day!Please allow life to be,the world is falling apart because of such,they are intolerant to other people views,opinions and creativity