Broadcaster and sports journalist Robert Marawa is back on radio on both Rise FM in Mpumalanga, Vuma FM in Kwazulu Natal (KZN) and Sowetan Live.
According to Sowetan Mawara partnered with Arena Holdings, the owners of both radio stations and Sowetan to syndicate his award winning sports programme, Marawa Sport Worldwide (MSW). The sports show will kick off this coming Monday between 5.30pm and 7pm on both Rise FM, Vuma FM and Sowetan Live.
This move comes after he left both SABC’s radio stations Metro FM and Radio 2000 couple of months back.
The awards winning broadcaster is excited by the move.
“I am not sure if I am looking forward or I am just nervous. This is a different approach, a new union of different entities. I am nervously excited and I am looking to a new journey. I am particularly looking forward to providing my inquisitive loyal support base with both global and local quality content in the field of sports,” he said.
Arena Holdings MD Pule Molebeledi said, “Securing Marawa, the undisputed king of sports airwaves, and his hugely popular show onto the Sowetan, Vuma FM and Rise FM platforms is a coup for Arena Holdings.”
In a statement, Pule said, “Marawa is a legend in his own right. He brings to Arena decades of experience and longstanding relationships with many of the top sports personalities in the world. Sowetan is a known and well-respected news brand all around the country. Sowetan has always had a strong association with sport, particularly football, with many still referring to it as the soccer bible of the country. This deal brings together two strong brands and two of the country’s youngest and fastest growing radio stations. We hope that our customers will see this as adding value to their lives.”
Marawa says his happy with the love and positive messages his been getting from social media since the news broke out about his return on the airwaves and online.
“I am aware of the campaign and have been receiving messages of support from my timelines on social media. I am grateful for all the love that people have been showing me. It humbles me because I never sat down and reflected on my achievements.”