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Phat Joe joins Heart 104.9FM

He's one of the most controversial on-air radio personalities in the country and has had numerous newspaper headlines for his downright outspokenness. His “tell it like it is” personality will guarantee that mornings will never be the same again in Cape Town. Tune in this December for Phat Joe as he takes over the Bokomo Hearty Breakfast show.
Phat Joe joins Heart 104.9FM
“Heart 104.9FM's acquisition of Phat Joe shows that the station is serious about representing the richness and diversity of culture in the Mother City. This calibre radio personality with a national profile further elevates the station beyond the borders of Cape Town,” says Gavin Meiring, Managing Director at Heart 104.9FM.

He continues by saying that “with more than 14 years broadcasting experience behind him, Joe comes with a broadcasting pedigree and comedic background you won't find anywhere else in South Africa. He is outspoken, witty, entertaining and will no doubt make sure you get your dose of good laughs every morning,” says Meiring.

Phat Joe was one of the pioneering DJs at YFM who contributed to the success of the station. This led to the launch of “Phat Joe Live” on and SABC 1 after which he moved on to Metro FM and most recently Kaya FM where he dominated the Gauteng airwaves. He is no stranger to Cape Town either as he was based here whilst studying at the University of Cape Town. Phat Joe is very excited about the prospect of this move to Cape Town. “I am looking forward to kicking ass and contributing to people's lives by getting into exciting dialogue with Cape Town. I have always had wonderful support from the Mother City since my days on and this gives me an opportunity to reconnect."

Phat Joe (Majota Kambule) will be joined by the equally outspoken Nick Feinberg as sports anchor and traffic anchor Julian Naidoo. This team will no doubt have a chemistry second to none, offering listeners only the best in Cape Town breakfast radio.

Other changes in store for the station include Lee Downs moving back to the Afternoon Drive show in which he dominated Cape Town afternoons in 2007, and Clarence Ford moving to the midday slot from 12 - 3pm.

13 Nov 2009 10:57


Welcome back-
Welcome to the Mothercity Phat...cant wait to hear what you have instore for us.Remember ke Cape Town audience is not as easyly pleased as Jhb.
Posted on 13 Nov 2009 12:26
gonna miss him.....-
im really gonna miss him......he was just misunderstood!!!
Posted on 13 Nov 2009 13:32
Radio fundi**
lets see how long he lasts-
i dont mean to be a wet blanket, but it will be very interesting to see how long he will last, seeing as he gets himself fired at every station. And Phat Joe and Heart ?...i'm not too sure about that marriage. Is heart changing their strategy? interesting to see......Other than that - welcome Joe to the Cape and good luck.
Posted on 13 Nov 2009 14:56
Joe Joe-
arguably one of the best radio jocks, his creativity is always misunderstood which is a pity, gud luck Hellen Zille Joe comes with a bag full of punching bags
Posted on 13 Nov 2009 15:04
Radio lover
Good luck, add some flavour in cpt morning radio...
Posted on 13 Nov 2009 17:06
not good-
I`m really dissappointed at this move. He should`ve been banned from South African airwaves. His brand of radio is old and there are so many better people that heart could`v used.
Posted on 13 Nov 2009 18:15
not good-
I`m really dissappointed at this move. He should`ve been banned from South African airwaves. His brand of radio is old and there are so many better people that heart could`v used.
Posted on 13 Nov 2009 18:15
Good for you Joe, Cape Town needs you. Please represent-it's a whole other country out there
Posted on 13 Nov 2009 20:08
Phat who?-
Lord knows Heart fm needed to make this change...desperate times calls for desperate measures...Now, can Mr Joe relate to people on the Cape Flats??..I think not...Nigel Pierce's ratings should soar in the coming months....
Posted on 15 Nov 2009 11:00
you kidding right?-
Phat lips sink ships....
Posted on 15 Nov 2009 19:14
julian the court jester-
why is julian allowed airtime beyond the traffic report. and thinking that he is oprah to boot? it is dangerous to have someone spewing advice to listeners if he has no training in that field. i tune out every time i hear him pushing himself up to the mic to have a say. clarence is brilliant, nick is an absolute treat. why do they need the court jester?
Posted on 16 Nov 2009 13:34
i wish..-
I wish I could afford the luxury of satellite radio to give me a pleasurable listening experience. I wish i had the choice of tuning into a specific station which caters for my musical tastes. I wish i had the pleasure of listening to new talent taking broadcasting to the next level...instead, I've got to listen to the same dull, boring voices hop from one station to the next...third world radio. Thank God for cd players.
Posted on 16 Nov 2009 14:12
class act-
phat Joe you are a class act i cant wait to listen to you ,that station you left is not the same anymore without you. i hope you are not going to change who you are
Posted on 16 Nov 2009 17:13
what the F##k-
Phat joe ,phat lips,phat ego,phat dumb,phat immatue,phat stupid, lastly PHAT DOM ons se so in die Kaap, verstaaan jy jou ma se kind!
Posted on 16 Nov 2009 19:08
Lets see how long the Bokomo Sponsorship lasts!-
Bokomo hearty breakfast show and Phat Joe???? Wholesome family brand and fabulously funny Phat Joe? This I gotta see??
Posted on 17 Nov 2009 08:35
No doubt one of the most overrated radio dj ever-
The guy simple sucks and too childish
Posted on 17 Nov 2009 11:49
definately overrated.what happened to the republic of ct campaign?another failed attempt at boosting they got a real phony with an equally phony American accent to connect with cape flats people hahahahah what a joke!!!!phake joe is more of an appropriate name.geez
Posted on 17 Nov 2009 12:37
cant put a gudman down-
the controversy has followed Joe everywhere he has been , he speaks his mind and sticks to his gut . hate him or love him he is the best in the game. he will wake-up the sleepy mother city...gudluck ..its a pity Kaya has gone to the dogs since his departure
Posted on 17 Nov 2009 14:10
Phat Joe is phat, anywhere anytime. Love his antics, wit and freshness, quite liberating actually, but clearly not for everyone, so is everything in life. Wishing him all the best.
Posted on 19 Nov 2009 10:16
Ramon Thomas
Congratulations Joe-
Congratulations to Phat Joe and Heart 104.9FM for having the guts to hire the top radio personality in South Africa. The Management from KayaFM in Johannesburg do not know what they lost when they responded in the usual politically correct manner we have grown accustomed to most broadcast media in this country. Yawn! Boring - I stopped listening a long time ago.
Posted on 27 Nov 2009 07:00
A Question to the Cape Flats Resident-
I didn't know that heart was only targeting cape flats population. Jeez no wonder I couldn’t connect with the station. Maybe bcoz im not the cape flats ou?? Anyway might as well brand Metro Fm as a Soweto station and 5FM as randburg station too. Anyway Heart has finally realised that a station is not viable if you're targeting a small group over the other in Metroplotan city. The strategy to embrace DIVESITY is a good one. I’m black and none of the station in Cape Town caters for me.
Posted on 7 Dec 2009 08:30
flo joe-
what a waste of airtime. so i decided to tune in and listen for myself. took me all of 2 minutes to switch off completely. firstly, that fake American accent is most annoying and what the hell do i care what celebrities in the US are up to? heart fm and flo joe can go fly a kite.
Posted on 8 Dec 2009 08:31
ashamed to be a heart listener
comment on phone call regarding cheap women-
Heart I am extremely saddened by what happened on Air yesterday by allowing Phat to phone a woman to prove that women in Cape Town are cheap. 16 days of violence against women and you support this initiative and no-one was there to intervene. Please get this guy off the station. I know losing me as a listener makes no difference but I would not say that down the line when you get protests outside your radio station and lose your sponsorship. Shame on you Heart. Who is going to put this guy on his place. CAnnot believe that a guy who was fired from his job for his comments especially about Caster can be hired by Heart. Come on Women of the Cape unite and fight for your dignity do not laught it off .
Posted on 9 Dec 2009 11:57
Clarence Fan
Clarence Ford chagne-
changing Clarence's afternoon drive slot was the biggest mistake on radio history! and getting rid of Aden Thomas was another sorry move!!
Posted on 16 Feb 2010 17:40
no chemistry-
no chemistry between the brkfast team, not happening Phat Joe the playa should stop referring to people as MAN, it leaves a bad taste in my mouth!
Posted on 16 Feb 2010 17:49
M F Meyer
I refer to this morning's (24/02/2010) show and feel that the topic as discussed (massaging your [prostrate and masturbating ) is not appropriate for a breakfast show, we have kids in our cars in the mornings.If the purpose for appointing PHAT JOE was to be controversial then you have certainly achieved that, but then don't call yourself a FAMILY RADIO STATION.As for Nick, he can keep his sexual experiences to himself or he can tell his kids about it. Hats off to Julian Naidoo who made an attempt to steer these two sickos away from this discussion I hope the management of this FAMILY RADIO STATION is going to act in the interest of the listening public and also the image of HEART 104.9FM.Note an apology from PHAT JOE will not do as we know that does not hold any water with PJ.
Posted on 24 Feb 2010 09:53
can you help-
Hi Phat Joe Heart has had the same playlist for years. It is boring and repetative and driving some of us crazy. Can you get some good music on the playlist? Just check it out and you will see what what I mean. Thanks Gerry
Posted on 11 Mar 2010 13:43
Nick,Julian & Joe this morning-
It was pathetic , no-one wants to listen to your ridiculous bickering about crap - I eventually changed the channel to listen to some MUSIC!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted on 17 Mar 2010 08:22
I think its about bloody time the breakfast show is jazzed up a bit,I HATED SARAH B in the morning.Nick,Julian and Joe i think you guys r the best.Joe ilove you so much that my husband get very irritated with me hahaha,If i wasnt married oooohhhh the things i would love to do to those LIPS mmmmmmm.
Posted on 18 Aug 2010 21:29
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