Cape Town’s longest-running talk radio station, CapeTalk’s shift to its daytime line-up sees the 21-year-old station welcome Mouille Point resident, finance, business and lifestyle maven Refilwe Moloto who will host a new mid-morning programme called “Upfront with Refilwe Moloto”.
Listeners will know Ms Moloto as a weekly finance and business contributor to the popular Afternoon Drive with John Maytham show in addition to her various stand-ins on other programmes including the Breakfast Show and The Money Show.
Upfront with Refilwe Moloto starts on Monday, March 11 and will serve the CapeTalk audience in Cape Town; replacing The Eusebius McKaiser Show which has been simulcast with sister station 702. The Eusebius McKaiser Show will continue broadcasting to its 702 audience in Johannesburg and beyond.
CapeTalk programme manager, Tessa van Staden, said research and a perpetual review of their offering have fuelled the decision to prioritise Cape Town-related news and issues during the mid-mornings.
“Upfront with Refilwe Moloto” will provide Capetonians with a healthy mix of current affairs, lifestyle, fashion and business. International news and trends will feature too,” she said.
Ms Van Staden said Refilwe’s passion for the city and her broad interests will be reflected.
“The show will also hold true to the station’s commitment to making information accessible. Refilwe won’t shy away from talking tough,” she said.
Ms Moloto said: “I am honoured to join the CapeTalk family in a permanent capacity. The station offers a world-class approach to broadcasting and when the opportunity came, to be involved on a more consistent basis, I could not resist. I look forward to creating meaningful conversations and forging a special relationship with our audience.”
In addition to discussing the news and information of the day, the show will engage high profile personalities about the lesser-known aspects of their lives, habits and major influences during the third hour of the show called Up Close & Personal. Listeners can look forward to in-depth discussions with, among others, rapper and actress Boity as well as National Geographic explorer-in-residence Professor Lee Berger in the first week.
The station has also announced the expansion of the role of popular late-night host, Sara-Jayne King. This author and former journalist will be moving to weekends.
From Saturday March 16 she will present a music show on Saturdays and Sundays, starting at 10am. Her brunch programme will follow The Weekend Breakfast Show, hosted by talk radio veteran Africa Melane.