Penny Ntuli Finds New Radio Home After Cutting Ties with Gagasi FM

In the dynamic world of radio broadcasting, recent events have brought to light the journey of Penny Ntuli, a prominent radio personality who has made headlines for her transition from Gagasi FM to Jozi FM. The saga began with a pay dispute over a meager R2,800 salary for four shows per month at Gagasi FM, leading to Penny Ntuli’s departure from the station.

This decision sparked a significant shift in her career trajectory, ultimately culminating in her finding a new home at Jozi FM.

Following speculation about her move, Ntuli confirmed on Tuesday that it was her first day at the community radio station.

The Pay Dispute and Departure from Gagasi FM

 

Penny Ntuli’s departure from Gagasi FM was marked by a pay dispute that highlighted the challenges faced by radio personalities in negotiating fair compensation for their work. The controversy surrounding the R2,800 contract for four shows per month underscored the importance of equitable remuneration in the media industry.

Despite the challenges faced at Gagasi FM, Penny Ntuli’s decision to part ways with the station paved the way for a new chapter in her career.

“I awoke at 5 a.m. today. I’m looking forward to starting my first day at work today. Please welcome me to Jozi FM 105.8 [channel 878 on DStv]. She wrote.

“I’ll be on your radio every Monday to Friday on the Mid-Morning Chat Show between 9am and 12pm.”

Last Monday, Ntuli announced her departure from Gagasi FM, a commercial radio station based in Durban.

A pitiful monthly pay offer

She posted shocking information on her social media accounts, revealing that Gagasi FM had offered her R2 800 per month for a three-hour show.

Following the revelation, a number of radio hosts backed Ntuli.

Penny Lebyane, a veteran media personality, took to her X account to say that because it was contract negotiation season and they were afraid of losing their jobs, many radio broadcasters would not support Ntuli.

Others are too shrewd and hypocritical to say anything.

Lebyane went on to say that radio, regardless of talent, is unpleasant for women, particularly on black radio stations.

Ntuli also addressed an article written about her and rumours that she was leaving the radio station.

Ntuli felt unappreciated and disrespected. She accepted a new show but was told her monthly salary would be R2,800.

“I felt unappreciated and disrespected but calmed myself down and went back to negotiate with my superiors to ask for a salary review, but they refused,” she wrote in a blog post last week.

“Ayanda Melansi suggested [during the negotiations] that I consider other things other than being on air; I then took the decision to ask them not to renew my contract this year.”

 

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