The return of the Legendary Bheki Nxumalo on the airwaves

Date: Mar 26, 2020

African Sounds & Jazz show

Ligwalagwala FM brings back the African Sounds & Jazz show

The radio station has been broadcasting for 37 years, previously known as radio Swazi; it was positioned based on language targeting the SiSwati speaking people. The name ligwalagwala which means “loerie bird” was adopted in 1996, after the SABC repositioned Public service radio stations. African language service radio stations have always suffered a negative perception of being backwards, rural and not innovative.

Ligwalagwala FM which broadcast in Mpumalanga, Limpopo, KZN, North West, Gauteng, eSwatini and Mozambique boarder, boasts a listenership of over 1 million people. The station has become a catalyst in the daily lives of listeners and currently sitting at position 11 nationally and remain number one in the province. (latest BRC Ram Jan 19 - Dec 19)

The 1st of April 2020 Ligwalagwala FM will be celebrating 38 years of broadcasting. Your Sunday night will never be the same, this marks the return of the legendary Bheki Nxumalo with the African Sounds & Jazz on the airwaves and the introduction of the smooth Jazz and Fusion hour on Sweetmike’s show Sinetsetekile12h00-13h00 on Sunday.” Weekdays, Hlengiwe Sindane joins SweetMike as a co-host on Khibika Natsi 12h00 - 15H00.

“We have full confidence in the current crop of talented Presenters we have hence the consistency of the line- up, we expect exponential growth in the year ahead and beyond. The social contract we have with our key stakeholder, the listener, is of paramount importance, that is why we have reintroduced the African Sounds Show on Sunday.” Says Rio Madunda, Station Manager

Sunday Night Time Channels

Temakwaya -  Hashtag #Temakwaya -  18h00 – 19h00 Presenter: Vusimusizi “DJ Choraal” Manana

 Sidla Ngaloludzala Hashtag: #Sidla - 19h00 – 20h00 Presenter: Shakes Nkuna   

African Sounds & Jazz Hashtag: #ASJ - 20h00 – 22h00 Presenter: Bheki Nxumalo 

The Weekend Wrap Hashtag: #TWR - 22h00 – 00h00 Presenter: Sifiso Kingdom Mkhabela 




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