After 14 years Darren Simpson leaves 947 to focus on KFM

2017-12-04 16:16


Darren Simpson
Darren Simpson (Photo: Supplied)

Johannesburg – Darren Simpson has announced that he will be saying goodbye to Joburg and 947 in December, to concentrate on the KFM 94.5 breakfast show in the Cape.

Darren has been hosting both the afternoon drive on 947 and the KFM breakfast show since July, but from January 2018 he will be focusing his energies on the Cape and entrenching KFM breakfast in this region.

“Darren has brought so much to 947 over the years – from being the fall guy who we could always rely on to do crazy things that would make the audience laugh, to his pranks, which are truly world class, and ultimately as a radio professional, who has worked more than his requisite 10 000 hours to achieve his followers and his success,” said 947 station manager Ravi Naidoo.

About the change Darren said: “I have loved the last six months getting to know the Cape - it has invigorated my love for radio. Cape Town is my new home and I am beyond excited by the challenge of building a new, successful show on KFM that listeners turn to, and they deserve my full attention.” 

947 listeners will be familiar with the station’s new afternoon drive show as Greg and Lucky will be taking over the drive time slot in January 2018.

The full weekday line-up on 947 from Monday 8 January will be:

05:00 to 06:00: Alex Caige
06:00 to 09:00: Anele’s Breakfast Club
09:00 to 10:00: Beats @ Work
10:00 to 15:00: Ayanda MVP
15:00 to 16:00: Beats @ Work
16:00 to 19:00: Greg & Lucky
19:00 to 22:00: Zweli & Mantsoe
22:00 to 00:00: Mac G