TV47 Shakes Up Programming After Poaching Betty Kyallo

The media house has unveiled a new programming guide set to feature top journalists and entertainers

TV47 Shakes Up Programming After Poaching Betty Kyallo
Betty Kyallo at TV47 studios on May 3, 2024. /BETTY KYALLO

Cape Media Limited, which owns TV47 and Radio 47 has in the past few months embarked on a relentless recruiting spree targeting celebrated journalists such as Willis Raburu and Betty Kyallo.

Kyallo, the most recent entry to the TV station, had announced that she joined as a news anchor and will host the Friday edition with the show named, 'This Friday With Betty,' which will be a replica of the show she hosted at K24 some years back.

Every Friday from 9 pm, she would anchor the Friday news bulletin and then transition to an entertainment segment hosting artists, politicians and other notable personalities.

ICT CS Eliud Owalo commissioning the new TV47 studios in Muthaiga on July 18, 2023. /ELIUD OWALO

"After close to four years. I'm back. TV47 is now my home. I can't wait to see you my lovely audience. This is my favourite stage! I missed it. Yaaaay! See you soon. The show is "This Friday With Betty" Big Surprises coming. Grateful to God," she stated on Friday, May 3.

Now, the media house has unveiled a new programming guide set to feature top journalists and entertainers in a bid to strengthen itself among the media players to keep a close watch on.

"TV47 is presenting a fresh new look and a line-up of new enhanced programming set to elevate our audiences' viewing experience."

"We commit to deliver quality content that resonates with our primary youthful audience, while at the same time appealing to the mass market," read part of the notice.

In the line-up, radio personality Steve Jacob Maunda popularly known as Shatta Bway will now host 'TV47 Irie Vibes' a new segment set to air on Saturdays at 10 pm.

Investigative journalist Franklin Wallah, who joined from K24, will take over a new show at the media house dubbed 'Crime Untold' which will feature various cases offering in-depth analysis to the viewers.

The new faces join a string of seasoned journalists at TV47 already hosting different shows, news or otherwise. Notable names at the TV station include George Maringa, Lindah Alela, Victor Muyakane, Hibaq Said, Stanley Nyaringita, Paul Kirobi, Anne Odida and Eva Rugal.

Others include Joash Onsare and Andrine Kilemi, with Tony Kwalanda and Fred Arocho also part of the team as lead presenters in the sports department.

Some notable exits from TV47 included Flora Limukii, Grace Kuria Kanja and most recently Willis Raburu, with the new faces expected to fill the void left by the top presenters.

Besides the daily shows and news segments, the media house also has a few features for its viewers including, Documentary; Face of Africa, DW Documentaries, and kids shows.

There are also a few new shows on the station including The Legal Show and TV47 Kilimo whose airing times and dates will be communicated soon.

Aside from the poaching, the TV station recently produced the country's best journalist this year; Elizabeth Ochieng, who was crowned Journalist of the Year at the 12th edition of the Annual Journalism Excellence Awards (AJEA) by the Media Council of Kenya.

Elizabeth Ochieng' posing with her Journalist of the Year award on May 3, 2024. Flanking her are AG Justin Muturi, MP John Kiarie & MCK CEO David Omwoyo. /MEDIA COUNCIL OF KENYA