Ex-Milele FM Presenter Surprised With New Radio Job on Her Birthday

  • A control station at a radio studio.
    A control station at a radio studio.
  • Former Milele FM boss Joyce Gituro on Tuesday, June 2, announced her comeback with a new show on Radio Jambo.

    She is set to host a new show dubbed Injili Jumapili (Gospel Sunday), with her debut slated for June 7.

    "Some birthday gifts are straight from God! See you on 7th June God willing," an ecstatic Joyce stated, revealing that she learned of the good news on her birthday.

    Her new 5-hour show is scheduled to run every Sunday from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m.

    New Radio Jambo presenter Joyce Gituro's poster.
    New Radio Jambo presenter Joyce Gituro's poster.

    Fans took to her Facebook page to share the joy of her return to the airwaves. "Happy for you. You've got an amazing voice which I have missed a lot. May God continue using you as His vessel," one of her listeners posted.

    The sultry-voiced presenter's announcement comes almost a year after she parted ways with Milele FM, where she was overall Head of Radio.

    Reports say that the former Radio Division boss resigned over an alleged fallout with the acting Mediamax CEO Kenneth Ngaruiya.

    However, on her part, she maintained that she left the media group because of personal reasons.

    She was among the top tier radio journalists who joined Mediamax in August 2018 from Royal Media Services as Milele FM recruited talent to grow its audience and advertising revenue.

    Following her resignation, Joshua arap Sang, who was hired by the company’s Kalenjin radio station Emoo, was appointed deputy head of radio and will run the show until a substantive head is appointed.

    Mediamax has since gone through a lot of changes since her departure, with two senior executives tendering their resignations on May 11, as the drama occasioned by an unprecedented 50% pay cut over Covid-19 takes a new twist. 

    The two, Head of TV and Digital, Peter Opondo, and Head of Commercial, Caroline Mwangi had served their notices, with Opondo expected to leave the Kijabe Street-based broadcaster for the second time after another stint that ended in 2015. 

    Ex-K24 TV Editor in Cheif Peter Opondo
    Ex-K24 TV Editor in Cheif Peter Opondo