After a long stint on Jacaranda FM, Frankie Du Toit announced last year that he was leaving the station to join 5FM on their new evening show ‘5FM Nights’. However, after less than a year at the commercial youth station, Frankie announced that he will be leaving the station and joining 947’s new breakfast show with Anele early next month.
What’s cool is that Frankie and Anele have a history. The two were part of the same intake at their campus station, Tuks FM many years ago and have both come a long way in radio. “Our shows used to overlap so we saw each other everyday, and we ran a very successful promotion together that stood out for me in my early career,” said Anele. “I remember going to support his band when they played – even when they sucked! But those days are long gone and he’s done so well since then – I’m very excited to be working with Frankie again.”
Since then, Frankie’s career has gone from strength to strength. Like Anele, Frankie has dabbled in other forms of entertainment. He has dabbled on TV where he presented the music show Hoor Hoor on KykNet for two seasons and currently writes and produces the Afrikaans channel’s Top 20 show, he has his own production company and still records and performs as a musician.
“I have been following Anele’s career keenly, and with a great deal of pride, to see how successful she has been,” said Frankie. “It’s going to be a big honour to be a part of 947 and to sit across from her every morning.”
Frankie joins The 947 Breakfast Club as co-presenter while Anele plays host, Alex Caige is on traffic, Thembekile Mrototo on news and Cindy Poluta on sport. I do hope, however, Alex still plays a major role in the show. He works hard and his chemistry with Anele is a pleasure to listen to. However, fresh blood is always great and I have a feeling Frankie will shine in his new role.
The station believes that the new show will be able to deliver the mix of powerful personalities who invite listeners into their club; with the hottest music and all the entertainment and information that listeners across Joburg need, to get their days started. “At 947 we like to give our audiences access to big name personalities and a playlist that offers what’s hot, right now, and we think this show will deliver on both,” said 947 station manager, Ravi Naidoo. “Anele has real star quality and she is remarkably authentic and funny on radio. We think that the addition of Frankie, who is also a force to be reckoned with is going to create something that brings out the best in the whole team, and appeals to a broad audience.”
The 947 Breakfast Club goes live at 6am on Monday 3rd April.
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