Metro FM squirms over 'explicit' sex talk

2013-05-23 09:24
Johannesburg - The Touchdown show on Metro FM was pulled from the national radio station's schedule after the drive time show team conducted an interview on Wednesday with erotica writer and sex coach Jade Zwane which was deemed too explicit by management, reports Times Live.

The Touchdown team lead by T-Bo Touch (real name Thabo Molefe), Refiloe Mpakanyane and sports reader Joe Mann reportedly received SMSes from station programming manager Caren Olsen to cut the interview short, as it was getting too "steamy".

Zwane, the author of erotic novel aDICKted, was talking about the importance of masturbation and parents' role in educating their children about sex.

'Not suspended'

"I explained [to listeners] how my talk with my parents from puberty encouraged me to wait," Zwane told Times Live.

"I didn't feel like I needed to rush into it because I had read books about it, and my mom took me to a gynae before my first sexual experience, which was at 23 years."

Zwane advocates "sexual liberation" for women on her website and offers sexual coaching, advice and workshops.

Metro FM spokesperson Happy Ngidi confirmed that The Touchdown show and its three presenters have been pulled from the schedule, while "internal process" were ongoing.

"They are not suspended, but are just not scheduled, because of the unfortunate interview that was of an explicit nature. It goes against the broadcast policy and our mandate as a station," she said.

DJ Sbu will host the show until the station's investigation into the alleged misconduct is concluded.


  • Piet Ramza - 2013-05-23 09:39

    the three should be fired, they dont bring any value to the station.

      Thabang Segoai - 2013-05-23 10:01

      I thought metro fm catered from young adults, people who most of the time think and talk about sex. What a better way to educate the Nation than through a public broadcaster do we have? If schools can engage in sex education, why should it be a problem to listen to such through radio? Just my humble opinion. The three should be brought back to their slot.

  • Jack Masterp - 2013-05-23 09:54

    To be honest the interview was not on and the questions that were asked by the host were out, its like he was leading the guest to the answers he wanted to hear.

  • Shadrack Bila-Chola - 2013-05-23 09:57

    so talking about sex is a sin, c'mon nw,

  • Micky D Mack - 2013-05-23 10:15

    wow the same woman was on Y-fm just the other day, there was no outcry there guess Y-fm is more liberal.

  • Tshepo Ditshego - 2013-05-23 10:21

    Suppose T'bo touch gets sacked, is there a radio station in SA that will cater for him. #ponder

  • Zandisile Klaas - 2013-05-23 10:24

    Lol I was listening and it was the 1st time I heard about three types of orgasms women have ,damn it was realy steamy .

  • Bra N'Darkie - 2013-05-23 11:06

    They can't afford to fired them, they probably have the highest ratings in the station, if not the country

  • Matthew Jones - 2013-05-23 11:21

    Look,the fact that they're talking about it on the radio now is great in the sense,its giving anyone who listens (youth) perhaps some perspective,and if anything wasnt that the intention. to spread awareness,that its okay to ask questions,its better to wait and all that jazz. So i think its great to get the conversation out and encourage parents to be more invlolved etc. But then it plain and simply comes down to Who will host/run that session. And very clearly this DJ was the wrong guy for that. No filter from what i gather,and he rambles alot. Just make sure its done carefully so as not to offend people. make it clear its a mature conversation now and anyone put off,should change channels for the next 30mins. and point out that its purpose is for awareness. Lets hope that a lesson is learnt and metro can move swiftly forward

      Dooga Mosento - 2013-05-26 09:40

      yah dat is right bt we have 2 let a sleeping dog lyies.dis issue should be under d sun benet d ealth surface.

  • Lungile Ndyibithi - 2013-05-23 13:48

    Diyabuya Mos ko Metrofm

  • Allison Warries - 2013-05-23 14:34

    I cringe at the topics that Touch and his colleagues touch. I am an open minded person but get upset time and time again when I get into my car and switch on Metro fm in the afternoon. This is my favourite radio station but the topics are disgusting. A couple of weeks ago they were making fun of the bible. You do not play with God's word. I say scrap their show, there are more respectful dj's capable of presenting the afternoon drive.As the saying goes small things amuses small minds .

  • Ricky Singh - 2013-05-23 14:42

    I suppose this was beamed too early in the afternoon when the younger children might have been listening.I guess they wanted to test the glass ceiling and it cracked.

  • Moruakgomo Sandy Masibi - 2013-05-23 17:12

    fire the manager Caren Olsen because of her short sightedness....

  • Pelgrin Pg Themane - 2013-05-24 08:44

    Sum1 needs to buy T-bo touch a 1 way ticket back to the USA, and he can take his pathetically fake accent and his horibble grammar with him.He is such a foney! Hopefully the ancestors will turn this suspension into an expulsion #praying hard!

  • Sibusiso Zungu - 2013-05-26 19:46

    I am still shocked, why would such a thing be allowed by a public broadcaster? I thought they had the public's interest at heart. I guess not, and this is why they made a knee jack reaction to a complain by those few who want their babies lied to about sex. I pity the parent who is hoping ans praying that their offsprings get to 21 without asking the question about babies, sex, masturbation, etc. Touch mfo, they hated your spritual Mondays now its the sex topic and they cringe. We can almost say that your employer enjoys the community mediocrity and even regression vs progression.

  • Bongani Moyo - 2013-06-04 19:46

    I think this is bull nowadays is talking abt sex in public still regarded as explicit really.who doesn't know abt sex l think it was just a lesson 2 our kids anyway good luck on this one touch lm with u on this one n l know u did nothing wrong big up 2 u man

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