Metro Fm Dj Tbo Touch was suspended last week because he was allegedly embroiled with one of his producers and his employers lost R15 million in advertising because he refused to rad a hyundai advert on air.
The versatile DJ, who represents the Touch Down on the SABC commercial radio station every weekday from 3 to 6 pm, also allegedly put the phone down on his b0ss Sbongile Mtyali when she confronted him about his alleged insubordination and defiance. T-Bo Touch also introduced a new segment Gospel Replenish on Monday, allegedly without consulting or obtaining permission from Mtyali.
He also faces accusations of violating the station’s playlist policy when he allegedly personally selected and refused to play that which the music compiler instructed him to play. it was also alleged that T Bo Touch sneezed at his bosses’ orders to do at least two interviews on his popular show saying that would sap his energy. He was alleged to have also cocked a snook at Mtyali’s instruction that the duration of Gospel Replenish inset on Mondays be reduced from an hour to 30 minutes
Touch refused to comment and referred all questions to SABC spokesman Kaizer Kganyago who refused to comment in the allegations and charges leveled against the award winning DJ. “Mr Molefe has got issues with the management that he needs to resolve with them” , he said.
Two senior SABC officials confirmed the station lost at least R15 million in advertising when the DJ refused to do a live read. One official, who did not want to be named because he was not allowed to speak to the media, said the station signed a R15 million contract with the car maker to sponsor Molefe’s Rush Hour slot which was changed to Hyundai Rush Hour. The contact decreed that Molefe constantly refer to the show as “Hyundai Rush Hour” but he refused to do so and chose to refer to it as just Rush Hour. “As a result of his attitude and refusal to mention them as the segment sponsor Hyundai terminated the contract and the station lost R15 million,” said the official.
The official also confirmed that Touch and one of his producers were involved in a ‘physical confrontation’ days before the suspension.
Source : Online