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East Coast Radio adds fresh talent to its line-up

East Coast Radio is pleased to announce two new additions to its line-up.
Seasoned radio personality Carol Ofori will be joining the station as the new host of the 9am-1pm daytime slot, while Lucky du Plessis will be taking over the 6-10am Weekend Breakfast slot.

Carol is no stranger to the East Coast. KZN first fell in love with her seven years ago when she hosted the ECR Top 40 for five years.

She is well known in South Africa for her outstanding radio, TV and voice over work. Carol says she is excited to be returning “home”.

“When I left East Coast Radio two years ago, I knew that our paths would cross again, I just never thought it would be this soon. The Almighty's timing is always the best timing. Not only is Durban the best place to be but East Coast Radio is an awesome place to work.

“Deciding to come back was easy because I left on great terms and I love the brand so much. I am so excited to be back! So, expect loads of fun features and loads of laughs, passion for African travel, and what is a day without a little bit of gossip,” she said.

Carol replaces Thandolwethu who mutually parted ways with East Coast Radio for health reasons.

Lucky du Plessis is looking forward to bringing his flavour and charisma to KZN. “I am very excited to join KZN’s No. 1 Hit Music Station! I cannot wait to meet the amazing personalities at East Coast Radio and work with passionate and fun people. I love a new challenge and I am very excited to connect with the people of KZN, to hear their stories, share mine and together we can start this long beautiful journey,” he said.

The early morning slot is also getting a new voice.

Jane Linley-Thomas will be gracing the airwaves Weekdays between 1-4am.

East Coast Radio prides itself in growing its own talent and giving budding presenters a springboard to elevate their careers and brands. Minnie Ntuli is one of those talents.

She joined the station two years ago and moved up the ranks from overnight to weekend hosting duties.

Minnie will now host the 7-10pm Weekday show. She takes over the slot from Neil Green who has relocated to Ireland with his family.

ECR’s Programming Manager Zane Derbyshire says the line-up changes will provide a balanced mix of entertainment and presenter talent.

“Adding a presenter of Jane’s talent to our weekday overnight line-up is a massive coup for the station. Her impact on our streaming station, East Coast Gold, has been impressive and to still find a slot on East Coast Radio that suits her is a win for the business. I’m so thrilled to welcome Lucky du Plessis to the team.

“He is an experienced presenter, great storyteller and will start KZN off on the right note each weekend. Working alongside him will be the talented Gareth ‘G-Dog’ Jenkinson, who will provide sport updates. The vivacious Minnie Ntuli will be a treat for our listeners on weeknights from 7pm. She will bring fun and excitement to night radio and we look forward to watching her grow in that slot.”

Catch these exciting changes on East Coast Radio by tuning in on FM, on the ECR App, via ecr.co.za and on DStv Channel 836.

East Coast Radio’s full line-up:

Weekdays:
Jane Linley-Thomas: 1-4am
Mike V: 4-6am
Darren, Keri and Sky: 6-9am
Carol Ofori: 9am-1pm
Vic Naidoo: 1-4pm
Stacey & JSbu: 4-7pm
Minnie Ntuli: 7-10pm (Mon–Thurs)
Sam Cele: 10pm-1am (Mon–Thurs)
East Coast Party Central with Mike V: 7-10pm (Friday)
Owen Crafford: 10pm-1am (Friday)

Saturday:
Lucky du Plessis: 6-10am
ECR Top 40 with Danny and Tee: 10am-2pm
Deon Govender: 2-6pm
Gordon Graham: 6-10pm
Owen Crafford: 10pm-2am
Jayshree Parasuramen: 2-4am

Sunday:
Lucky du Plessis: 6-10am
Danny and Tee: 10am-2pm
Deon Govender: 2-6pm
Play Local with Gordon Graham: 6-10pm
Owen Crafford: 10pm-2am
Jayshree Parasuramen: 2-4am
All new shows will commence on 16 November 2020.

For media queries and inquiries contact az.oc.rce@ennasil.

East Coast Radio
East Coast Radio is KwaZulu-Natal's number one; for hit music, for inspiring content, for updated information and for making memories. East Coast Radio is a brand as energetic and vibrant as the people from the East Coast of South Africa.
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