Image: Facebook.com, @Rebeccah CherotichSource: UGC. Business news presenters Having a more in-depth view of the business world is crucial for any society, and KTN’s presenters know just what to do. She is a host for the show Tafrija and one of the female presenters in Kenya who loves to keep her personal life private. That doesn't make him a bad presenter though. The pioneer broadcasters post independence were Maurice Mwendah (TV), Simeon Ndesanjo (Radio), Dalail Mzee (Radio), Aziz Yakub, (Radio & TV), and Aish Jenneby (TV). Image: Facebook.com, @kbcradiotaifaSource: UGC. 1961: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation was formed to take over broadcasting services from the government controlled Kenya Broadcasting Services. Karimi Knaust – 4% The dazzling K24’s screen siren Karen Knaust Karimi is one of the sexiest news anchors on TV hosting prime-time news on K24, owned by the Kenyatta Family. Apart from being a diploma holder, she is also a Moi alumna. The two year old Mwendantu fm owned by an aspiring governor has in t... hose two years lost more than ten talented journalists after the management failed to pay the presenters and reporters or dismissed them for petty … December 2000: KBC started Coro FM, transmitting in Kikuyu language to Nairobi and Mount Kenya Region. Image: twitter.com, @carolinemurambaSource: UGC. He is also a musician, father to two daughters, and husband to Betty Musambi. He is also highly educated as he has a degree in Communication and Public Relations from Daystar University. The list of KBC presenter's names would not be complete without mentioning Bonnie Musambi. Inspekta Mwala disclosed that it wasn’t all rosy at the start of his acting career at KBC. She decided to show her followers what lies beneath her clothes. “I appeared in one show that month, and since that was the amount payable to part time actors, that is what I went home with that month.It was tough,” Mwala recalled. The KBC radio Taifa presenter was born in 1981 in Kitui County and studied journalism in Mombasa Polytechnic university. The first radio broadcasts targeting Africans came during the. image: Facebook.com, @Cynthy cynthySource: UGC. Many have been asking this question and we admit we are also not clear on whether or not she intends to return to your screens or has given up on working Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) is the state-run media organisation of Kenya. The story left many netizens shocked considering Akothee has a luxurious lifestyle and assets worth millions. In the early 1920s, the only radio station that Kenyans could listen to was Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC), formerly known as the Voice of Kenya (VOK). In 1989, the Kenyan parliament reverted the corporation's name from Voice of Kenya to Kenya Broadcasting Corporation. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. She is witty, entertaining, and one of the most popular female radio presenters in Kenya. It is known to have produced some of the most talented male and female legends such as Omuga Kabisae, Jacqueline Kamonya, Khadija Ali Mohamed, Jeff Mwangemi, and Leonard Mambombotela. Mwinyi started working at KBC in 2006, where he had the role of presenting business news, and two years later was hired as a presenter for the show Ketau Express. However, as more radio stations were formed, KBC had to up their game to remain relevant to the old generation and millennials. He spent his early childhood in Coast, where he went to Ng'ombeni secondary school and studied mass media at Technical University of Mombasa. They have played a significant role in shaping the media industry. Where did former TV presenter Elizabeth Irungu disappear to? KBC radio also has upcoming presenters that are making a name for themselves in this industry. [1] It broadcasts in English and Swahili, as well as in most local languages of Kenya. READ: WHY TOP CITIZEN RADIO PRESENTERS QUIT Apart from Mdoe and Lempaa, KBC Editor-in-Chief Samwel Maina is also said to have applied, signalling a growing trend by practicing and former journalists to enter into executive management roles. 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Prior to that she hosted the breakfast show “Good Morning Kenya” for five years until 2014 July when KBC re-launched the station. As presenters, they are all good and engaging but James O'Brien tends to make me tune away as our politics obviously differ. Image: Facebook.com, @Mathias MomanyiSource: UGC. 1996: KBC commissioned Metro FM as a 90% music radio. FORMER KBC NEWS ANCHOR AND TALKSHOWS HOST FRANCIS KIMANI NOW ON GIKUYU T.V 1980: a new television station opened in Mombasa to relay programmes and produce local dramas, music, cultural and other programmes. During the rule of president Daniel arap Moi, KBC became the mouthpiece of the government. He interviews and presents musicians from all over Kenya and informs fans of what is currently trending. 1989: the Voice of Kenya changed back to Kenya Broadcasting Corporation through an Act of Parliament. English service broadcasters who pioneered the service were Peter Clare, David Kelly, Hassan Mazoa, Sammy Lui, Norbert Okare, and Martin Billy Mutta, followed later by Peter Njoroge Mwaura, Elizabeth Omolo, Esther Kanyago, Yakub Ishaq, Amos Njogu amongst many. September 2000: KBC commissioned Metro Television as a sports and entertainment channel. Each broadcast opened with a piece on what the president had been doing that day. Left to right: Former K24 TV presenters Daniel Kariuki, Mwanaisha Chidzuga and Ahmed Bhalo. He loves to play music requests by fans and use his words to educate listeners. Leading Britain's Conversation LBC - talk radio for the UK, letting you have your say on the big issues of the day and affecting London and the UK, with breaking news and opinion. If you are an avid fan of local radio stations, then you Know KBC Sauti ya Kenya presenter Caroline Mramba. Former KBC presenter Mr Ndichu, who was known for the ‘Yours For The Asking’ program on KBC English Service in the late 1980s and early 1990s, died in his sleep at his Umoja home in Nairobi on Tuesday 12. A number of journalists took to social media to express their sadness at his sudden demise and sent condolence messages to his family. 1978: Kenya television transitioned to color. This works to educate fellow Kenyans. His show Mashariki Express is one of the most popular at KBC radio, and because of that, he was able to host it to television at KBC Channel 1. 1989: a contract was signed between KBC and Japan Telecommunications Engineering consultancy service (JETC) for improvement and expansion of the national medium wave frequency radio broadcasting network. Additionally, if you a fan of Swahili, then by listening to presenters at KBC radio Taifa, you can learn from Kenyans who are proficient in that language. Maria Ressa, former ABS-CBN, CNN Southeast Asia News Bureau Chief, now Rappler head Cheryl Cosim, Aksyon sa Umaga, TV5 and AksyonTV Raffy Tulfo, Aksyon sa Tanghali, TV5 Luchi Cruz-Valdez, Aksyon, TV5 Head of , , Since then, Cherotich has been a presenter for various shows, including Taifa Freestyle Sunday, Club Nation Saturday edition, Serebuka, and many others. Joyce is a KCB presenter famous for the show The Rock of Blessing, which airs on Sundays. Apart from being a talented radio presenter, when he is not entertaining and educating fans on KBC radio, he does voice-overs at the XYZ show by imitating Raila Odinga, Moses Wetangula, and deputy president William Ruto. KBC aired the popular Vitimbi comedy and drama show for more than 30 years before the show was taken off air on the national broadcaster in 2015. Regardless of the drama, Akothee has decided to love them from afar. He also delivers great Rhumba music in the show Raba Raba where he talks to fans and takes their music requests. While he keeps his life very private, there is no denying that Waka is a great presenter with a likeable persona and amazing speaking skills. Leading Britain's Conversation LBC - talk radio for the UK, letting you have your say on the big issues of the day and affecting London and the UK, with breaking news and opinion. John Karani KBC English Service was one of the most popular radio channels of those times, and then, voices of people such as John Karani used to … Before becoming a radio host at KBC, he worked as a presenter at Radio Salaam. Waka is among the male radio presenters at KBC that broadcast sports news. Former KBC presenter is dead By Simon Ngure on March 7, 2017 Relatives of fallen veteran Nakuru based sports correspondent, Michael Wandera have described the deceased as an inspiration in the wake of his demise on Monday morning as they appealed for help to give him a fitting send off. However, there is more to KBC radio than listening to music or the latest news; you can call or text and share your views about a particular topic. Opinion - There is a certain air of nostalgia that grips you whenever you pass by Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) on Uhuru Highway and Harry Thuku Road. 1954: Kenya Broadcasting Services was established. Liz MacKean – former Newsnight correspondent who presented the earliest reports about the widespread abuse perpetrated by former TV star Jimmy Savile Donny MacLeod – presenter on Nationwide from 1970 until 1972, before becoming one of the first presenters on Pebble Mill at One , which he hosted until his death in 1984. It is known to have produced some of the most talented male and female legends such as Omuga Kabisae, Jacqueline Kamonya, Khadija Ali Mohamed, Jeff Mwangemi, and Leonard Mambombotela. Her journalism career started in Biblia Husema, where her roles included voicing commercials, news anchoring, and presenting morning shows. 1991: KBC signed a contract with Marubeni Corporation of Tokyo, Japan for upgrading of medium wave transmitting stations and construction of new ones. However, she went to Molo secondary and studied journalism at Daystar University. 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The numerous programs put in place work to entertain and inform listeners from all over Kenya and beyond. Can you tell KBC radio presenters names just by listening to their voice or do you rank amongst the people that use radio call-in sessions to send greetings to relatives or loved ones? It was the first station in Kenya. KIMANI IS NOW PRESENTING NEWS TOGETHER WITH FORMER NJATA T.V'S ANCHOR WANJIRU MWAURA. African Broadcasting Services carried programmes in Kiswahili, Dholuo, Kikuyu, Kinandi, Kiluhya, Kikib and Arabic. Despite the evolution of television, most Kenyans listen to presenters at KBC radio Taifa Sauti ya Mkenya (voice of the people) just to send greetings or request their favourite songs. 1 July 1964: Kenya Broadcasting Corporation was nationalised into Voice of Kenya through an Act of Parliament. Do you know all the male radio presenters in KBC? The multi-talented presenter also hosts the Top East Defender with Mwinyi Kazungu. During that time, a radio would be placed in a strategic place to make it easier to listen to news, music, entertainment, sports, or local programmes. She is also a fashion designer who sells Ankara and Vitenge outfits as well as curtains and fabrics under the name CyKy collections. The list also comprises of individuals that host different shows in Kenya’s National Televisions. Ever since it started, KBC has been home to some of the best journalists in Kenya. KBC BEŽANIJSKA KOSA I ZEMUN DOBILI KREVETE ZA INTENZIVNU NEGU! John Karani Wanjiru Kago Johnstone Omurunga, also opportunities were accorded to other KBC employees such as Ike Mulembo, Larry Wambua and others on the English Service. Image: Facebook.com, @Bonnie Musambi KBCSource: UGC. He studied journalism at Kenya Institute of Mass Communication (KIMC), and in 2008 he got a job working as a presenter at KBC. Thanks to their unique presenting skills, they leave listeners glued to the station. 1924: English radio broadcasting began. List of Radio Jambo presenters Edmond hosts the popular KBC radio show Tafrija with Caroline Muramba. Below is a list of Kenyan News Anchors and Reporters. Kazungu is another talented radio presenter at KBC who hosts Top Mashariki. Under the then president, Mwai Kibaki, KBC took a more objective approach. Club nation Saturday edition, Reggae Vibes, Ipikali, Mashariki East, Shida za Dunia are other entertaining shows. Joyce is also famous for hosting the show Pambo la Radio Taifa with Mathias Momanyi, which was renamed Vuvuzela. Former KBC presenter Elizabeth Irungu who is known for sharing her lifetime experiences today shocked her fans after she talked about … The first transmitting station was set on a farm house in Limuru and the station transmitted to a radius of 24 kilometres (15 mi). Reports are in that over 20 journalists have been sacked and one of the big […] Her eloquence for Swahili language and impressive communication skills has enabled her to win the audience's heart. The broadcasts targeted white settlers who monitored news from their home and other parts of the world. Prior to his demise, he had a show on Ramogi FM where he had a legion of followers. If not, add Mohamed Rashid Mwamkondo to the list. He has been the host for the show Zinga la Asubuhi since 2008. [1] It broadcasts in English and Swahili, as well as in most local languages of Kenya. We are in the process of updating the profile of each news anchor The corporation started its life in 1928 when Kenya was a British colony. The corporation started its life in 1928 when Kenya was a British colony. Regional stations were set up in Mombasa (Sauti ya Mvita), Nyeri (Mount Kenya Station) and Kisumu (Lake Station). In 1964, when Kenya became an independent country, the corporation's name was changed to Voice of Kenya. In other news, Tuko.co.ke reported on 25th July that Esther Akoth who is famously known as Akothee was allegedly struggling financially. Apart from being a great radio host, she is also a mother and wife. Fans of KBC radio know Momanyi as Double M. He studied journalism at Moi university and went to work for KBC radio as a presenter for various shows like Vuvuzela, Ramani ya Kiswahili and Kaulimbiu. With a talented pool of presenters, listeners can get updates on what is going on not just in politics but also in sports and entertainment. The story came about after Edgar Obare shared chat screenshots of Akothee's sister Cebbie Nyasego claiming that the singer was broke. (Last Updated On: October 27, 2016) Earlier today Royal Media Services issued an announcement on redundancy of its employees which meant some of them would be fired. This page was last edited on 15 January 2021, at 00:18. KBC TV Shows Podcasts Cars Features Editorial Lifestyle Watch & Listen! However, the Oyoyo singer quickly shut the rumours down by explaining that she hardly gets any love from her relatives because she stopped giving them money. That doesn't make him a bad presenter though. By following her social media handles, you are likely to see more KBC presenters photos of your favourite hosts as she often posts them. The corporation helped most of Kenya's notable journalists especially before the liberalisation of the airwaves in Kenya. Apart from informing listeners on multiple issues, Momanyi is also a producer at KBC. As he hosts shows such as Club Taifa in Kiswahili from 8-11 pm and Serebuka, it is clear that he is fluent in the language, which is one reason fans from all over Kenya tune it to his shows. If local programmes are what motivate you to switch on the radio then some of the shows presented by the most popular presenters at KBC include Tafrija, Zinga, and Taifa Freestyle Sunday edition. This is because the company isn’t making enough money to sustain the payroll. As a KCB radio Taifa presenter, she hosts the show Zinga where her fans have given her the nickname Cinthy. 1953: The first broadcast service was created for Africans. He said that he used to earn sh150 per month leaving his followers surprised. When the Late Nzau Kalulu also a former KBC presenter died last year (2013) Karani was asked to team up with the Sundowner host to run a show in tribute of the fallen presenter. Twitter A journalist who was dismissed from K24 TV has made a comeback on the Standard Group's KTN News . Channel1 TV RADIO Elections 2020 Tanzania Elections 2020 US Elections 2020 Home Presenters Presenters … The Kenya Broadcasting Cooperation (KBC) and the entire media fraternity are mourning the demise of veteran radio presenter, Michael Ndichu. He attended high school at Mazeras High and studied Mass communication at Nairobi Aviation College. You will also enjoy local music, news, entertainment, sports, Rhumba, and Lingala. 6. 1962: Television was introduced in Kenya. It was the first station in Kenya. 1993: KBC embarked on a major modernisation project to upgrade its transmitting station, construct new ones and improve on switching and rooting network. Former KBC presenter Mr Ndichu, who was known for the ‘Yours For The Asking’ program on KBC English Service in the late 1980s and early 1990s, died in his sleep at his Umoja home in Nairobi on Tuesday 12. In the 80s and 90s names such as Khamisi Themor, Omuga Kabisae, Ngulamu Mwaviro, and Enacled Araba, were also heard. Pepa Afrika is another show Edmond has been known to host. READ ALSO: List of all KTN presenters (with photos). He began his career at the State's broadcaster, KBC where he hosted the famous Sundowner programme, an evening radio show which played mellow music from days of yore to help one unwind after a long day’ and won Kenyan hearts. She started working for KBC radio Taifa in 2012. READ ALSO: List of all BBC World Service presenters. Rebecca often called by her fans as Becky Cherotich is a female radio presenter in Kenya who has over eight years' experience in radio broadcasting. When he is not working, he is spending time with his family as he is a father. By knowing KBC radio presenters names and matching them to their photos, you will recognize faces behind voices. Because of his boldness in tackling various issues and unapologetic character fans have given multiple names such as Bonnie Bonnie, and Kijana Mtall. Employing educated radio presenters that could attract hundreds if not thousands of listeners from across the country is one of the strategies that has paid off for this station. As a result, he has lived and worked in both Mombasa and Nairobi. If you are an avid listener of Swahili station then some of your favourite radio hosts must be from KBC. Before joining KBC TV, Ms. Kaltun worked for a Coast based radio station, Radio Salaam. 2001: Pwani FM was started to cater to the Coast Region. The only radio station at the time was KBC and as a result presenters became legends, Nzau Kalulu was one of them. Image: twitter.com, @joyce_kahigaSource: UGC. After his stint at KBC, Papa joined Royal Media Services as a presenter and news anchor. The Kenya Broadcasting Cooperation (KBC) and the entire media fraternity are mourning the demise of veteran radio presenter, Michael Ndichu. Swaleh Salim joins NTV from Citizen TV, where he was Swahili anchor and host. 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