On 1 July 2021, HOT 102.7FM takes to the airwaves on a powerful FM transmitter that will ensure blanket coverage of the greater Johannesburg area. “A powerful transmitter is nothing without powerful, compelling programming and we are pleased to reveal our weekday line-up,” says Lloyd Madurai, Managing Director of the new HOT 102.7FM. “Our presenters and the professionalism that they bring to the airwaves, underpinned by the best in Old Skool and R&B music, are sure to attract and retain a substantial fan-base.”
Joburg’s Hottest Breakfast (weekdays 06:00 – 09:00) featuring Tony Murrell, Bunny Majaja, Simon Hill, John Walland and Ragani Achary is the ideal way to get your day started. The Show will keep you smiling from wake-up, through breakfast, and through your morning commute. The team will ensure that you have all the vital information to navigate your way through the current affairs of the day, with an irreverent take on life and world events.
At 09:00, multi-radio award winner Mark Pilgrim, takes over from Joburg’s Hottest Breakfast with The Mark Pilgrim Show. The show opens with “The Hot Rewind” featuring 30 minutes of great hits from a mystery year. This feature is a firm favourite as listeners are invited to guess the mystery year. At 10:30 Mark plays the 1-second challenge where he plays 1-second of a great Old Skool tune and asks listeners to guess the tune.
At 12:00 it’s the turn of newcomer to HOT, Ursula Chikane. Ursula (also known as Brown Sugar) has been on the airwaves for many years and has established an enviable reputation as a true professional for her work on radio and television. Her show is full of interesting content, enlightening interviews, and the best in Old Skool and R&B.
At 15:00 to 18:30, it’s the turn of The Big Joburg Drive with the Parky Squad – Simon Parkinson, Keorapetse Hlope and Dylan Rogers. Filled with fun facts from Parky’s quirky Fact Files, amusing banter, and the survey of the day, this is a great show to lift your mood after a hard day.
At 18:30 on Mondays to Thursdays, it’s time to get serious about Business for a while with well-respected business journalist Michael Avery. This high-paced business show will ensure that you know all about the big moves and trends in the economy and that you are abreast of the business news of the day.
“You have to agree that this is a stellar line-up,” enthuses Madurai. “Our formula has already been very successful in the past and now, with improved reach and coverage and the best talent line-up we look forward to gaining many new listeners.”