Siya Mhlongo’s inclusion in the new lineups of both Ukhozi FM and Metro FM, which were both announced at the same time, led to some consternation among listeners of both stations. This is due to the fact that beginning April 1st, 2023, Siya will begin hosting a morning show on Metro FM from 5am to 6am on weekdays. In addition, she will begin hosting a show on Ukhozi FM from 8pm to midnight on Mondays through Thursdays.
DJ LeSoul has found a new place to call home in the radio world! Siya is the only radio presenter in the history of either Ukhozi or Metro to simultaneously work for both of these radio stations.
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has certified that Metro FM and Ukhozi FM have established the necessary operating conditions for Siya to be able to provide service to both stations from any of the SABC’s locations. Because his weekday shows for the two stations are staggered by a few hours, he will be unable to use the studios at Ukhozi in Durban and the studio at Metro FM in Joburg simultaneously. As a result, he will be forced to choose between being in the studios in either Durban or Joburg.
During the previous season, Siya co-hosted the Sunday morning show known as The Sacred Space alongside Thami Ngubeni. At the same time, she did a vodcast for Ukhozi known as Ukhozi FM TV, which was introduced during the previous year. Prior to that, Siya was the host of the Ukhozi drivetime show; however, he was taken off the air so that she could concentrate on the vodcast. Siya informed the Daily Sun that he was under strict instructions not to comment to the media.
Mmoni Seapolelo, acting group executive for Corporate Affairs and Marketing at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), acknowledged that both radio stations had worked out Siya’s working arrangements.
“The SABC can corroborate that Metro FM and Ukhozi FM managers have worked out working conditions for Siya Mhlongo to be capable of serving both stations from any of the SABC premises,” she said.
“SABC facilities are designed to enable broadcasting from various parts of the country.”