Tbo Touch returns to Metro FM six years after he quit his R2.4m pay slot

Tbo Touch returns to Metro FM six years after he quit his R2.4m pay slot

Seasoned broadcaster Tbo Touch has moved back to Metro FM and will be back on the airwaves from 1 April.

Molefe resigned from the station six years ago following an alleged fallout with the SABC.

A source from the radio station informed City Press that the star will man the popular afternoon drive slot on Metro FM.

The afternoon drive slot is currently manned by Sphe “DJ Sphectacula” Ngwenya and Lebogang “DJ Naves” Naves – known by radio lovers as Kings of the Weekend.

The article adds that the station has seen a decline in listeners since the exits of fan-favourite radio personalities such as Pearl Modiadie, Bad Boy T, and so forth.

“Metro FM’s seen a decline since the departure of some big names in the past few years, so they had to bring in a big fish to bring listeners back to the station.”

“Touch wanted the morning slot because he has other things going on during the day, but I think he got the [afternoon] one.”

Touch previously revealed in an interview with Thabo T-bose Mokwele at Kaya FM that he left the station as a matter of principle and that he was getting paid R200k monthly when he left Metro FM.

“I was getting about R200 000 a month when I left. It was a nice cheque.”

“No one’s ever left in their prime. If you look at where I was there, you’ll know what I’ve done.”

“You don’t make that kind of decision when you’re earning the biggest cheque in the building. [I said] ‘I’m out!’ on principle.”

METRO FM LISTENERS REACT  

@Saneleb26:

“Touchdown 326 let’s go!”

@HonourableHloni:

“What happened to his online radio?”

@gezanimax:

“He failed in his campaign to convince networks on data must and people decide to listen where you do not pay anything.”

@MavalelaTimothy:

“While touch is good at his work, Metro needs new management because they are playing with people’s feelings.”

@SNjotini:

“It’s the new management that’s bringing him back.”

@Viwe36159569:

“Radio will never be the same.”

“Sabby and Mat Elle can do 12 to 3 pm while Lerato can join Mo in the mornings.”

 

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