Popular radio host, Phat Joe, has officially marked his return to the airwaves with a seat at the coveted Radio 200’s breakfast slot.
As reported by SA Breaking News, Majota “Phat Joe” Khambule was called in to replace Justice “Just-Ice” Ramohlola after the radio host left his popular Planet Haaibo breakfast slot.
Phat Joe trends on first day back on radio duty
Bringing the controversial radio host to the station was not an easy decision.
It took months of squabbles but the station manager, Puleng Thulo, finally got her way after bidding for Joe to cross over to the Johannesburg-based station.
On his first day on the job, he did what he has always been great at — trending.
Joe’s breakfast show shot up to the top of South Africa’s trend list on Monday.
Since then, people have said that listening to the radio in the morning will never be the same.
DJ Fresh congratulates Joe on new venture
Currently, DJ Fresh’s breakfast show has kept many South Africans at ease on their way to work.
However, the playing fields will surely change now that Joe is back on the airwaves.
However, the rivalry between the two has not taken off the way people have expected it to.
Fresh, on Monday morning, gave Joe a ring to congratulate him on his new position.
The legendary DJ-turned-radio-personality pleaded with Joe to keep this gig for longer than 12 months this time, referring to the controversial personality’s infamous reputation of getting booted from radio.
Joe shared a lot of optimism after his debut at Radio 2000. He and his wife are expecting their second child so taking on this gig will be a challenge worth confronting, Joe told Fresh.
“I don’t know, I have actually been telling the guys it’s been 2 – 3 year since I’ve been to the studio, I’m still trying to find my way around and I’ve forgotten how tough it is to wake up in this early in the morning,” he said.
We love a little friendly competition between two powerhouse personalities. Having the option to choose between Fresh and Joe just gave us another reason to wake up in the morning.