On Kgomotso’s Radio Gig
Seeing that “getting stuck in traffic” is becoming the norm in my life, yesterday I decided to put that time to good use so I stopped my usual breakfast channel hopping, took a deep breath (wouldn’t you if you were at risk of hearing that awful Stevie B?) and tuned into Kaya FM to check out Kgomotso. I’ve heard her show before but I had tuned out soon after so this time I decided I’d stick it out long enough to have an informed (well, sorta) opinion.
First of all, I admit you have to listen to a show more than once before you can decide whether it’s good or not. Secondly, I absolutely love Kgomotso so I doubt that any “form of review” I do about her or her shows can ever be balanced. Thirdly, well, there’s no thirdly, so let me get to the point.
What I love about Kgomotso is that ke motho wa batho maan, she’s a people’s person. There is nothing pretentious about her and you can tell just by watching her on Late Night With Kgomotso ukuba she’s genuine. Her laugh irritates me but I tolerate it coz I know it comes from a “real” place.
Kgomotso co-hosts “Good Morning Gauteng” with Ndumiso Ngcobo…eish actually before we get to Ndumiso, can we please talk about this GMG? Who the hell names their show “Good Morning Gauteng” in 2010? Inspired by “Good Morning South Africa?” *rolling my eyes*
Hayi, the name has got to go shem and vele what’s up with these 90′s names these days? Good Morning Gauteng, The Morning Jam, kwenzenjani? Besides, Kaya FM is available to the rest of the country on the DSTV audio bouquet so if you’re gonna have shows directed only to “Gauteng”, does that mean everybody else who isn’t in Gauteng should not listen?
Back to the co-host, or is it sidekick, Ndumiso Ngcobo. You can’t help but like the guy… even Mamadou Gaye, who finds fault in everything & everyone would love Ndumiso. He is just as funny on radio as he is in his written work and I think he played a huge role in making it possible for me to listen to “GMG” for a whole hour, without being tempted to tune out.
I first discovered Ndumiso in December 2007 when he was blogging about the ANC’s Polokwane conference on Thoughtleader and I’ve been a fan since then so it was really a pleasure to hear him on radio and actually hear the same “sound” I had imagined reading his work. Eish, uJoji is messing with me but I’m sure you hear what I’m trying to say. LOL
Now back to the show, hayi actually, sengiyatswafa nokuyenza na le review yakhona…lemme just say this:
Bheka, as you’ve heard, I love both these guys but I’m not going to start listening to their show. Yes, they were talking about weaves when I listened and it was interesting (in a way ) but generally, they do not talk to me. I am not a Kaya FM type and I mean, not even Phat Joe, who is supposedly great on radio, could get me to stay tuned in for long so it’s nothing personal.
There’s just something very boring bout Kaya FM as a station…their signature tune (is that what it’s called?) puts me to sleep, their playlist does not appeal to me and let’s just say I’m not part of their target audience. Well, maybe I will be, one day when I start embracing my real age but for now, hayikhona…I’ll stick to my morning channel hopping. Maybe I’ll include them in the channels I hop from now on but I don’t wanna risk “accidentally” hearing Stevie B so that’s a no!
uSis Kgomotso yena, I like her more on Television than Radio but she is still 5 times better than than the oh-so-loud Masechaba Moshoeshoe.
I’m not sure if GMG is on some sort of test run because 3 months after their first day on air, Ndumiso and Kgomotso still do not appear anywhere on the KAYA FM DJ’s List on their site. The little announcement that was placed there when they first went live says “profiles to follow” & I guess zisafollowisha nangoku.
So have you guys heard the show? Would love to hear what you think !