Popular sportscaster Robert Marawa’s radio sports show‚ ‘Marawa Sports Worldwide’‚ was pulled off air by Metro FM on Tuesday on what was supposed be the programme's 100th episode celebration.
Marawa's show is simulcast on both Metro FM and Radio 2000 on week days and the seemingly upset sportscaster took to social media to share his unhappiness after a decision that was apparently communicated just hours before the show was to go on air.
The show's 100th episode was only aired on Radio 2000.
"The #MSW 100th Show will now ONLY be on @Radio2000ZA and NOT Radio Metro!!! 18H00-20H00…. Join us now!! Too tiring to explain!!!‚" Marawa tweeted.
The #MSW 100th Show will now ONLY be on @Radio2000ZA and NOT Radio Metro!!!
Join us now!!
Too tiring to explain!!!
— robertmarawa (@robertmarawa) December 18, 2018
The weekly sports show‚ which explores talking points in local and international sport‚ reached its 100th episode five months since its launch in August this year.
SABC spokesperson Neo Momodu could not confirm to SowetanLIVE why Metro FM failed to acknowledge Marawa’s 100th episode of MSW.
"Metro FM effected its festive season schedule effective Monday‚ 17 December 2018 until Sunday‚ 6 January 2019‚" she said in a written reply.
"All talk shows‚ including Sports and Current Affairs‚ are on recess in line with the festive season schedule."
But Marawa's show was broadcast on both stations on Monday and it was after an email that was sent just after 1pm on Tuesday afternoon that things changed.
An insider said the change to the programming was only communicated after 1pm on Tuesday.
And contrary to Momodu's assertion that the sport show will resume on January 7‚ the email says Marawa will only return on Metro FM on January 14.