On-air spat gets listeners going

SPARRING PARTNERS:  Luks Gidane, left,  and KCI August of Umhlobo Wenene FM -
SPARRING PARTNERS: Luks Gidane, left, and KCI August of Umhlobo Wenene FM –

Ongoing tensions between the two popular hosts of Umhlobo Wenene’s Masigoduke afternoon drive show spilled over this week, with listeners jumping to the defence of the presenter they felt was constantly embarrassed on air.

Listeners jumped to Luyanda “Luks” Gidane’s aid after co-host Mothobeli “KCI” August “rudely and disrespectfully” dismissed a topic the former tried to raise about the difference between Facebook and Twitter users.

When Luks brought up the topic, KCI is said to have shut him off, saying he would not entertain it – sending listeners into a social media frenzy, accusing KCI of being mean to Luks on air.

Zoleka Maya wrote: “Umhlobo Wenene is not KCI’s house. He is there to work and he should stop being unprofessional. I no longer enjoy the things he is saying.”

Zola Mdzeke said KCI was not a team player. “He should adjust or face being unemployed like he was in 2007.”

Milisa Piko said she had gone back to listening to SAfm because of the tension.

-Yoliswa Sobuwa

For the full story read The Herald, or get the complete newspaper, including comics, classifieds, crosswords and back editions in our e-Edition.


3 thoughts on “On-air spat gets listeners going

  • February 27, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    They need to sort their differences. But I love kci anyway

  • February 9, 2015 at 12:01 am

    Mthobeli August of Umhlobo Wenene should act proffessionally and work as a team with Luks Gidani. He is not a brand in that radio station,Umhlobo Wenene fm is a brand that made KCI.

    Umhlobo Wenene management should look at this and disciplie KCI for such treament to other coleague.

  • February 6, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Mthobeli from Umhlobo Wenene is no longer loved by the listeners anymore due to his unproffessionalism.Umhlobo Wenene management should now consider of keeping or get rid of such person. Luyanda’dj Luks’ is a very talented dj and loved by many. This radio station will slowly loose the park from the listeners bit by bit if they dont deal with this animosity going on between the two presenters.


Leave a Reply