29 July 2016 – FORMER MetroFM DJ, Tbo Touch, (today) on Friday announced a surprise partnership with Gareth Cliff that will see the two veteran presenters launch a new HD radio channel in August, called Touch Central.
Tbo Touch, real name Thabo Molefe, said Touch Central would be a 24-hour online music channel focusing on local music which would be free to subscribers.
The flamboyant DJ, who is also a serial entrepreneur, merged his new radio business venture with Gareth Cliff, who also owns a two-year-old online radio station, Cliff Central.
Tbo Touch said he would host the daily afternoon drive show on the station every weekday from 3pm to 7pm, with the name of the show still being called “The Touchdown”.
Tbo Touch refused to reveal the line up of his DJs, but said it would not be the typical fare.
“I cannot disclose the names of those who are in the line-up, but I can tell you it’s nothing like the usual,” Tbo Touch said.
“We are going to work with the underestimated people in the game.”
The radio channel is set to launch on 29 August, with the live countdown already up on the station’s website.
Tbo Touch further said he was giving first one million subscribers free data and membership.
Tbo Touch resigned in a huff from MetroFM at the end of last month after 11 years of professional radio, thanking the SABC station for the time and efforts in building his radio and TV careers. ANA