Metro FM’s risky stunt pays off

2017-08-27 07:31
IN UNFAMILIAR TERRITORY Metro FM presenters Lerato Kganyago and Dineo Ranaka

Metro FM’s popular morning show, The Bridge, took a risk this week by staging a live broadcast in front of an audience.

Although most guests were invited, to minimise the risk of attracting an unruly bunch I suspect, there were those who heard about the event and just showed up.

The show’s hosts, Dineo Ranaka and Lerato Kganyago, were spared headaches by the 300 guests who were on their best behaviour.

The show squeezed in a selection of hit songs which got the audience nodding their heads and tapping their feet while an interactive discussion around educational issues was held.

To keep the attention of the audience, celebrity guests were invited to comment on trending social issues.

The broadcast also featured one of the show’s mainstays, the segment Ask A Man, during which callers ask for advice on their relationship troubles from presenters and pretend experts Jay Jay and the Naked DJ.

The studio audience went berserk when they were treated to live performances by singers Afrotraction, Khoisan Maxy, Cici and Soul Kulture.

Cici had guests crying when she performed her new single, Iqiniso, a song about women and children abuse.

“I am so excited that our show has attracted so many listeners,” said Kganyago, adding that they planned to host more such live shows in the near future.

The show was dedicated to Women’s Month and Ranaka celebrated its success.

“I believe women have the power to change the world and also lead in various ways,” she said.

Ranaka said they were happy that they had a good experience on the show which trended under #AskAManLive.

For their trouble, guests had a moment to mingle with celebrities and take selfies. They also enjoyed snacks and soft drinks throughout the show.

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