Nation Partners Ex-Capital FM Presenter With Bernard Ndong
The radio show took over Carol Radull's Game Plan show in a silent fashion after it was on air for nearly a year.
The Nation Media Group (NMG) has poached veteran radio presenter James Wokabi, three days after he announced his resignation from Capital FM.
Wokabi announced on Wednesday, September 28 that he had bagged a deal with one of NMG's brands, Nation FM, and will host a show dubbed Sport On.
Sport On will air every Saturday at 3 pm on 96.3 Nation FM and just like its TV show on NTV, it will cover the latest in local and international sports ranging from football to rugby, golf, athletics, and chess among others.
NTV's Bernard Ndong watching two presenters play chess at Nation FM studios. /NTV DIGITAL
Wokabi will host the show alongside NTV sports anchor Bernard Ndong, who has been hosting the TV show since Monday, September 19.
The radio show took over Carol Radull's Game Plan show in a silent fashion after it was on air for nearly a year. Radull hosted the show alongside Roy Karuhize and Kieni Githinji and had aired every Saturday from 3-6 pm, a continuation of a similar show they hosted at Kiss FM under Radio Africa Group.
Many of Wokabi's followers and colleagues congratulated him for the new move, which comes after he left Capital FM after 18 years.
"I feel melancholic as this has been my home since my early twenties. I've grown so much and all of it is anchored to Capital FM. Part of me feels sad because it's the end of a journey. I cannot take it for granted as it gave a villager from Nyeri a chance, for that, I'm forever grateful."
"I will miss the camaraderie in this place. The colleagues became family. Think about the conversations we had off-air," he revealed while hosting his last Football Sunday mix show on Sunday, September 25.
Over his career, Wokabi has travelled the world while covering great sporting spectacles like the London and Rio Olympics, Cricket World Cup, Commonwealth Games and the Africa Cup of Nations.
He previously worked for SuperSport, International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF), Capital FM Kenya, Standard Newspaper and the People Daily as well as contributing to various sporting discussions on the BBC, Al Jazeera and Citi FM of Ghana.
He won two awards for his work; the 2007 BBC Africa Radio Award for sports and the Sport Award at the 2007 CNN/Multichoice African Journalist of the Year Awards.
Wokabi's arrival at NMG continues the media house's relentless hunting of top talent from rival media houses to maintain its presence in the media industry.
The Twin Towers at Nation Media Group (NMG). /FILE