on 01 February 2016
SOWETO TV EXTENDS ‘TONIGHT WITH TIM MODISE SHOW’
SowetoTV has announced that it is extending the “Tonight With Tim Modise Show’ to fourdays a week starting 1st February 2016. The current affairs/news magazine talk show covers a variety of topics from politics, economy, business, community, personal development and personality interviews.
The station manager Mr Wandi Nzimande says the show has been on air for only eight weeks but has created a buzz and interest among the viewers in Soweto and across the nation. Nzimande says in a very short time, the show has hosted a variety of influential guests from the Premier of Gauteng David Makhura, EFF leader Julius Malema, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, Eskom CEO Brian Molefe to Khabonina Qubeka, Thenjiwe Mosely and Khanyi Mbau as well as a host of other influential South Africanas. “ The show has been a phenomenal success and it happens at a time when we are currently revamping our programming, so we are happy to have a flagship show of this nature on our channel’, says Nzimande.
‘I am thrilled to be part of SowetoTV line-up as the station’s vision is in line with personal mission to help advance our national aspirations, to help make a difference in our communities and definitely to share my professional experience with my younger colleagues at SowetoTV” says Tim Modise.
Modise is a veteran broadcaster with extensive experience of talk shows and current affairs who has worked for a variety of leading TV and radio stations in South Africa. Currently he presents the breakfast show on the talk station Power FM and contributes to the business website BIZNEWS.Com. He has also had stints with the BBC and the US National Public Radio. He is a celebrated media personality and recipient of a variety of media and public service awards in South Africa and the Jaime Brunet Human Rights Award in Spain. Modise lists among his highlights the participation in the debate between former Presidents Nelson Mandela and FW de Klerk that was broadcast to a global audience of 800 million viewers.
The chairman of SowetoTV Meshack Mosiya says the new development will help grow and diversify the channel’s audience of 3 million and has already generated interest from other partners.
Mosiya says the channel has received enquiries from companies and sponsors who want to participate in the show and will be making announcements soon. He particularly singled out Fatima Vawda, founder of 27four Investment Managers for being the first to forge a long-term relationship with the show. Ms Vawda says her company is pleased to have a platform that is aimed at serving people and will help empower the community of Soweto and elsewhere with economic and financial literacy. TONIGHT WITH TIM MODISE show will air on SowetoTV free to air in Johannesburg and DSTV 251 at 7h30 evenings Monday to Thursday starting Monday 1st February.