Gagasi FM Red Star Experience and new line-up announcements

24 May 2018: Gagasi FM launched the station’s 2018 Season on Thursday the 24th of May in Durban where two major announcements were made, namely the new on-air line-up and what’s in store at the 2nd Annual Gagasi FM Red Star Experience at this year’s Vodacom Durban July.

In terms of the new on-air line-up, there are no changes in the weekdays prime time slots. This is primarily because the station has been doing very well across all prime time shows. Both the breakfast show, I Love Mornings and the afternoon drive, The Kings Drive, have reached more than 1 million listeners each.

The new presenters that have joined the station are Khaya Dladla, popularly known as GC on SABC 1 telenovela Uzalo, Raphael Griffiths who plays the character of Zithulele Bhengu on the e.tv drama series Imbewu: The Seed, Lunique, Njinga Mpanza and Asante Chiliza. Dladla will co-host the new show, The Fix with DJ Vumar on Saturdays between 13h00 and 16h00. DJ Vumar has been standing in on the Urban Top 30 on Saturdays between 10h00 and 13h00, the show will now be hosted by Heazy. The 16h00 to 19h00 slot on Saturdays that Heazy was doing will now be co-hosted by King Sfiso and Zola Zee Lovin. Raphael and Lunique will co-host the 01h00 to 04h00 slot on Saturdays and Sundays while Mpanza will do the 01h00 to 04h00 slot on weekdays. Asante will officially join DJ Lab on The Fresh Cut on Saturdays between 19h00 and 22h00, she has been involved with the show as the contributor.

Other changes include DJ Sonic moving to the 22h00 to 01h00 slot weekdays, the new show is called Late Night Obsession. Manifest by Khulekani Mbambo is getting an additional hour and will now start at 04h00 until 06h00 weekdays and Nolwazi Magwaza is becoming the full time host for the 14h00 to 18h00 slot on Sundays and the new show is called Sunday Social.

Another on-air change announced was the appointment of Durban’s very own award-winning Hip-Hop artist, Zakwe as the new station voice. This means he will now do all voice over work for Gagasi FM’s on-air imaging.

The 2018 Season will also see the return of the Gagasi FM Red Star Experience at the Vodacom Durban July on the 07th of July at Greyville Racecource. This year the marquee will be an all indoor experiential affair, compared to the last year’s village which had an outdoor set-up in terms of the stage, general access area and beer garden. This year all these will be located inside the big marquee including other elements to be introduced to enhance the overall experience.

In terms of the artist line-up, performances will include Distruction Boyz, Dladla Mshunqisi, Tipcee, Unathi, Professor, OkMalumKoolKat, Branda Mtambo, Vusi Nova, Mondli Ngcobo & Merlon, Prince Kaybee, Busiswa, Zakwe, Zanda Zakuza, Shimza, Cici, Joocey, Amanda Mo, Max-Hoba, Beast, Morena Da Square, Thami, Tebogo and Nadia Nakai.

They will be supported by Gagasi FM DJs, Sphectacular & DJ Naves, Junior Da Rocka, DJ LeSoul, King Sfiso, DJ Vumar, DJ Sonic and DJ Mario. The MCs will be Mzokoloko, Felix Hlophe, Khaya Dladla, Raphael, Heazy, Zola Zee Lovin, Zisto and Collen Zondo.

Gates will open at 10h00 on the day and tickets are already available at Computickets and packages are as follows:

General Access – R400 (excludes Greyville Racecourse entry)

  • Cocktail Seating

  • Access to gourmet food village

  • Tote betting facilities and racecourse feed

  • Music concert and fashion show

  • Exclusive Gagasi FM Red Star Experience

VIP – R2300 (excludes Greyville Racecourse entry)

  • VIP lounge access

  • Complimentary bar (11am – 5pm) – premium beverages on sale

  • Sensory culinary experience for lunch dinner

  • Deluxe lounge furniture and décor

  • Private toilet facilities

  • Tote betting facilities and racecourse feed

  • Music Concert and fashion show

  • Exclusive Gagasi FM Red Star Experience

VVIP – R3300 (excludes Greyville Racecourse entry)

  • VVIP and VIP lounge access

  • Complimentary bar (11am – 7pm) – premium beverages on sale

  • Sensory culinary experience for lunch dinner

  • Superior deluxe lounge furniture and décor

  • Private toilet facilities

  • Tote betting facilities and racecourse feed

  • VVIP parking (R170 per parking space)

  • Music Concert and fashion show

  • Exclusive Gagasi FM Red Star Experience

Gagasi FM Managing Director Vukile Zondi said that the 2018 Season promises to be yet another success chapter for the station with all that is lined up for the year. “If you look at what we were able to achieve last season, from some of the big changes we made in the on line-up, to introducing our first ever Gagasi FM Red Star Experience at the Vodacom Durban July, our involvement with the Loeries Awards, all that was a great success and we saw some really positive results even with regards to the listenership. Now with our prime time shows being stable and doing very well, this season we decided to introduce the fresh talent in other time channels, some already recognisable names within the entertainment space, and some being more up and coming. We are confident that they will all add on a nice touch to our on-air offering and settle well within the team,” says Zondi.

Tune in to Gagasi FM and also follow social media pages for more information in the build-up to the GagasI FM Red Star Experience.

Issued by:
Gagasi FM
Khulekani Shandu