METRO FM

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© SABC © 2011 METRO FM is a national radio station in South Africa owned by the SABC. The station broadcasts on FM Stereo as well as the DStv Bouquet Channel 181. The station started broadcasting in September, 1986 as Radio Metro to compete with the now defunct Radio Bop. Playing a mix of urban contemporary and bubblegum pop Radio Bop was able to reach black audiences in parts of the Transvaal by broadcasting on the AM band from the "independent" bantustan of Bophuthatswana where it was licensed. This prompted the SABC's then white management to launch Radio Metro which was put on air in about six months, from the planning stages.

The station launched the careers of many radio celebrities including Bob Mabena, Shado Twala and Lawrence Dube.

Lunch with Thomas & Pearl

87 EPISODES |  Podcast, ±29 min episode every 3 days
Lunch is served on a silver platter with Thomas and Pearl Modiadie, served with all the ingredients on the menu and leaves you asking for seconds and thirds.

The show has a fresh injection of fabulousness in Pearl Modiadie who brings a new approach and vibe to the show with a street smart yet elegant young lady who appeals to both male and female market. With features that are set to keep the listeners engaged yet connected whether in the office, in traffic, out of school or just pure listening pleasure the show will make you listen up.

Urban Jazz Experience

101 EPISODES |  Podcast, ±15 min episode every 1 week, 6 days
There is nothing like a bit of Sunday night jazz to beat the blues. The show features amongst other styles, contemporary and African jazz. Nothemba’s interviews and profiles on jazz artists will keep you clued up on all that you need to know. This show is aimed at allowing the listener to kick back and relax whilst summing up their weekend before entering into another busy week.

Absolute Hip Hop

99 EPISODES |  Podcast, ±14 min episode every 6 days
Absolute Hip Hop is everyone’s warm up to a night of the best music across the globe. Absolute Hip Hop gears listeners toward enjoying their favourite music whilst socialising, on their way out to a gig or just a night of chilling out.

Absolute Hip Hop's objective is to ensure listeners tune into METRO FM as their preferred “DJ” for the evening. From diverse genres of music to entertainment both locally and internationally, the show set’s the tone for a Saturday never to be forgotten.

The Bridge

54 EPISODES |  Podcast, ±11 min episode every 2 weeks, 3 days
A mid-morning which is not your average mid-morning show, anchored by the award winning Bonang, technical producer Naked DJ and producer JJ keeps South Africa entertained with their highly interactive and upbeat daily show. The show is filled with a mixture of METRO FM’s signature music sounds, listener music selection, Naked DJ mixes and JJ’s witty comments during the popular ‘ask a man’ feature which affords ladies the opportunity to ask men any question they want and seek advice. With a daily themed show, Money Mondays, fashion lifestyle Tuesdays, celebrity Wednesdays, urban Africa Thursdays and Travel Fridays, the show doesn’t offer the listener an opportunity to take a break with exciting, fun, witty interactions, daily listener music selections and high social media interaction – this show puts the listener on the front row of everything they need.

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