Radio Presenter Insult S.A Musicians And Says He Won’t Give Them Airplay. S.A musicians have been consoling a lot for radio stations failing to give then airplay, what has now come as a surprise is that certain Radio Presenters play what THEY like and don’t what they despise and regard as gibberish.
To make headlines for such news is Thobela FM gospel show presenter Rudolph Letsoalo who according SundayWorld has been accused by the Limpopo Artist Movement (LAM) of using freedom in compiling music of his own liking.
The show Letsoalo run is called A Re Tumisheng Morena which airs every Sunday on Thobela FM. The movement said its complaint was ignited by an outcry from local artists who alleged that Letsoalo insulted them on air.
“… comments made by gospel presenter Rudolph Letsoalo on the 20 May 2018 that he does not play maudu [rubbish] music.
“He is claiming some artists are submitting rubbish CDs and [therefore] he cannot give them airplay and interviews. He further says some artists are not good singers …” reads the letter conducted by the LAM.
The movement demanded Letsoalo apologise or resign from the show, and threatened to report him to the Broadcasting Complaints Commission if he failed to do so within 14 days.
Letsoalo declined to comment.
“You know that in terms of procedure you are supposed to speak to the SABC spokesperson [Kaizer Kganyago] because I don’t talk about those things. Please talk to him, thanks.”
Kganyago confirmed they were investigating complaints by LAM but refuted claims that Letsoalo enjoyed free rein at the station.
“The station manager Mosh Matsena and the programme manager Mmankwe Sebola had a meeting on Tuesday with LAM to address some complaints from them.
“The LAM raised a lot of allegations which the station management is still investigating,” he said.