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DJ Sabby’s big move at Metro FM: ‘I worked 14 years for this moment’

DJ Sabby. Picture: Instagram

DJ Sabby. Picture: Instagram

Published Jun 30, 2022

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Seasoned radio personality Sabelo “DJ Sabby” Mtshali has announced his big move at Metro FM - he is the new host of the popular mid-morning show “The Bridge” from July 1.

The announcement comes after Dineo Ranaka’s exit from the station earlier this month.

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Ranaka, who hosted “The Bridge” for more than five years, bid her listeners farewell on June 17, following her move to Gauteng-based commercial radio station Kaya 959.

DJ Sabby, who joined the public broadcaster last year as the host of the weekend show “Metro FM Top 40”, which was later renamed the ”Metro FM Top 30“, says he’s thrilled to move to the weekday slot.

“I'm FINALLY a weekday DJ on METRO FM. Ngathi ngiyaphupha (It feels so surreal) 🙌🏽🙌🏽 Worked for 14 years for this moment! God is great! 🏆,” he tweeted.

“I’m honoured to be trusted with such a show and looking forward to delivering amazing brunch time radio,” the star added on Instagram.

The star will keep his Saturday slot as the Metro Top 30 host.

Fans and industry friends, including Mo Flava, Naked DJ, Robert Marawa, Melanie Bala and Moshe Ndiki, took to social media to congratulate DJ Sabby on his achievement.

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In a statement shared with IOL Entertainment, Metro FM’s business manager Kina Nhlengethwa congratulated DJ Sabby on his new role.

“At just 32 years old, DJ Sabby has achieved what many dream of achieving and, with so many ahead of him, he together with the station are excited about where the journey is headed,” Nhlengethwa said.

In her statement, Nhlengethwa explained that the new and improved “The Bridge” would bring listeners a variety of inspirational, fun, engaging content and music to ensure the delivery of an entertaining as well as insightful mid-morning show.

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“The daily lifestyle show is the bridge between one’s reality, opportunities and endless possibilities, and it isn’t complete without the famous ‘Ask a Man’ feature,” she added.

DJ Sabby left YFM in 2021, after 10 years at the popular youth station.

He joined YFM in April 2010 through the Y-Academy and, six months later, he was offered a trainee slot and traffic reporter position, and that was the start of his journey as a radio host.

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His drive-time show made history as the longest-running drive show ever within YFM as well as on all urban radio in South Africa.

The “Best Drive” received critical acclaim, racking up multiple “Best Drive Time Show” radio nominations during its five-year run.

In late 2019, DJ Sabby joined BBC’s radio show called #ThisIsAfrica, hosted by DJ Edu, as a correspondent profiling African acts within the music space.

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