The love for radio is real in Kenya. In the matatu, in the house after work, or even when working in your shamba, your radio will always be the best companion. This explains why we have many Kenya radio stations.
Most people living in urban centers may be wondering how one can listen to radio continuously when there is TV. But if you travel to rural areas, you can't help but marvel at how popular radio is in these areas and how many people depend on their radios for information. The following are some of the top most radio shows in Kenya.
Citizen Radio series, Mambo Mseto is a famous show throughout East and Central Africa. Willy. M is the producer of the series. As his fans name him, Tuva or "Mzazi" packed the concert to cover Eastern African songs.
He is known to present a platform for new and upcoming artists in a segment of his show. It is popular in the region because the show is presented in Kiswahili as almost everyone speaks and listens to Swahili.
The series, therefore, transcends the boundaries of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda. His nickname "Mzazi" comes from his reputation as one of the first showers to recognize new musical talent, nurture it and promote it.
The popularity of this series has become an equally successful television show "Mseto East Africa,". He is also blessed by a voice and Swahili fluency that allowed it to deliver so easily. Likely, Tuva is the most paid radio presenter at Royal Media Services because of this popular show.
Maina Kageni and Churchill Kingangi
You can and almost be confident that your next public service ride will be programmed for the breakfast show on Classic FM early in the morning. This is where the name of Churchill, as the title, is "Mwalimu Kingangi."
He makes everyone to enjoy everyday events and events, and his "Kasheshe" segment shows a humorous feeling.
He mainly tells things that can be related to every "Mwananchi." Maina Kageni is the bubbly radio host, on the other hand, who can get your energy from zero up to good enough to last for you the whole day. No wonder Maina has a Kikuyu exclamation like "Gai Fafa." It's no wonder.
The most interesting aspect of the series is the call-in episode, where the topics of ties and family are particularly complicated and divisive. It is the callers who trust to
"say it like it is" whom more hearers turn in to listen, like "Wakanai," a caller who does not keep back the choice of women or caste. In fact, with Churchill having fun in it too, the topic of the day is still fascinating.
Goteana is the drive show of Ghetto Radio by Bonoko, once street urchin. The status of the crew is more than 500 comments, three minutes after the crew announces their arrival on the Facebook Ghetto Radio fan page.
After the series, the amount raises and crosses over 1000. In certain instances, he even adapted Jamaican patois during the series, Mbusii uses sheng and phrases to explain the series.
Some of Nairobi's most popular street phrases were also derived from the show, such as 'Hakuna mbbrcha.' Goteana, meaning greetings in sheng, has developed into the most common radio ghetto name.
His kind of delivery in the freestyle is well known to the listeners of Nairobi's Upper- and Lower Group. Goteana is the largest center in the Eastlands with the youngest people in Nairobi.
He was named for the best radio program recently at the Chaguo La Teeniz awards. A spot test revealed that in the following afternoon four of the 10 public service vehicles were placed on Goteana.
The Jam- Capital FM -Cess and Maqbul
The Jam on Capital FM was a good company for many people always in the afternoon. Chris Kyrubi from the days of Marcus and Leo Faya, Chris, and Allan, to the present pair of Cess and Maqbul has been able to attain successful hosts for the series somehow. Every day of the week, this show consecrates a different kind of music, like Neo soul, the old school soul. The Jam plays demographic-cutting music, especially between urban and soft listeners.
It plays a big role to make it popular because the station streams online and has the benefit of time difference. The show appears in the afternoon that often takes place during the night in the Diasporas.
Following the out of the world comedy of Cess Mutungi, many have to listen to the series. You'll see people posting in social media about "TheJam" or the office radio is tuned to the capital. more often than not. Also, the combinations of Deejay Joe Mfalme and Deejay Adrian have a loyal follow-up.
The Big Breakfast- Caroline
The 'Big Breakfast' is a morning show by Kiss FM, presented by Caroline Mutoko. Caroline was railed in the world-famous CNN segment of African Voices as Kenyan Radio Queen.
The host does a decent job incorporating light into the series and having it relevant to everyone. Every morning, Kiss FM has national coverage and a fair amount of country tunes. The show is known for advocating development issues and addressing issues of concern to various people, including job seekers.
Overdrive- Shiku Muiruri and Nick Odhiambo
This show is host to one of Kenya's most famous radio shows. Overdrive is the drive of Classic FM that is at night. The "busted" section of the show is popular because it involves the plots of "bushing" a cheating spouse by telephoning his / her pants down.
A lady, which was caught with a flat-footed, is remembered by many people and her only reaction was 'Oh, my God.'
Nonetheless, Nick and Shiku, a synergy between the two personalities, delivers a mix of fun and suspense for every radio audience. The willingness of Shiku and Nick to make nice calls to criminals and the funny responses made the series all the more entertaining.
They also encourage listeners to talk and address relationship issues in particular. The weird tales from the telephone call are very bubbles and hold viewers glued to the series.
G Money in the Morning- Homeboyz Radio 91.5
The young city lads from Nairobi may not be identified by numerous breakfast shows, but they chord "G Money in The Morning." Due to the different segments of the show that differ in nature, this show has its loyal following.
There is a segment where he plays songs by the same artist and reggae Segway which shows the curtain. The presenter also saves his readers a couple of minutes for some very necessary inspiration. G Money aka Conrad Gray brings Kenyan radio foreign flavors, something in which many young listeners are involved.
IZ Vipi- Radio Maisha – Peter Adams
This is a live music series showcasing popular musicians as well. Peter Adams, who has a strong grasp of the language, is also addressed in Kiswahili. Peter Adams brought this show together with Swahili fluency and disk jockey skills, which was highlighted by other big shows such as Mammo Mseto by Citizen Radio.
The station's global scope renders it worthy of drawing more tourists. Clear comprehension that Peter Adam and the links play a significant part in the film field. A phone interview with a major shot artist across the border surprises listeners occasionally.
Roga Roga-– Citizen Radio – Fred Obachi
Roga roga is a weekend show curated by Fred Obachi. This exhibition is meant for elderly citizens, the ones who were there when the heat of the city became Franco and Madilu.
He also lets people in his target group play modern or new songs that gel well with listeners. He plays African songs, which is sung mainly in Swahili or in Lingala. But it is the way he presents the show that attracts much attention, he has an assertive voice and has gained him the credibility of the audience for quite some time to come.
He is also distinguished from other radio presenters targeting senior citizens he used to name "vijana wa jana"-youth yesterday. His comprehension of Lingala and appreciation of "rhumba" songs. The scope of Citizen Radio has played a role in making this one of Kenya's most noticed series. The rural community of this series is the majority in Kenya, so why Roga roga has the figures.
Throughout Kenya, there are more villages than there are cities, which are meant to drive home. The series needed to be spent more time with this Rhumba maestro because audiences wanted more attention.
One Drive Adelle Onyango One FM
One drive is the Adelle Onyango drive show of One FM. Music from Kenya and Africa is featured on the show. It has become popular and one of the first stops in Kenya for new music.
You are more likely than any other place to hear a Naija hit from One Drive first. One FM is also streaming online, which makes the whole continent listen. As long as this series starts, the twitter stations will be in existence and flow.
Social networking screams and the artist from artists throughout Africa testify to the credibility of the show in the region.
Radio stations in Kenya and their frequencies – the favorites
The following is a list of the most listened to radio stations in Kenya. There could be more FM radio Kenya stations but the ones given below top the list. Get the frequencies right and listen to your favorite presenters all day long. Kenya Radio Kameme
FM This is one of the most famous Kenya stations. It is considered a giant in the radio industry especially when it comes to Kikuyu stations. Kameme FM has been a leader in the industry ever since its inception in 2000.
It is a MediaMax owned station and has turned from just being a radio station into a lifestyle movement. It continues to be ahead of the others probably because it pioneered the vernacular stations. It is available on the frequency of 101.1fm in Nairobi.
1 FM Kenya
One FM broadcasts on a frequency of 97.1fm live from Nairobi. It is your go-to station if you are looking for great local content since the radio station plays a lot of local Kenyan music.
The independent radio station is dedicated to providing local African content with a touch of some international news. The question of who owns one FM Kenya was answered after its ownership was transferred from Homeboyz. Its new owner is KosgeiAlex.
98.4 capital FM
Capital FM is one of the most favorite radio stations, especially for music lovers. This station has a vast coverage with clear signals. It has a wide listenership throughout the country.
It is loved by many because of its variety of music genres and entertaining talk shows. If you are looking for a station with the best top 40 pop, hip-hop or soul music, then tune into 98.4 capital FM.
Classic 105 FM
Many people, especially urban dwellers know about Classic 105. The station is famous for its morning talk show host, Maina Kageni alongside Mwalimu King'and' i. Maina has a way of keeping listeners engaged with his controversial topics on women and issues affecting women in general.
Classic is available at a frequency of 105 FM. It airs in English and offers education to entertaining programs. It touches on stocks exchange, loans, business news, and current affairs. Classic 105 offers you a mixture of everything.
This is a leading radio station that broadcasts in Kenya. It controls a quarter of the listenership in Kenya which is almost 21 percent. It is available in all parts of the country and owned by royal media services. It is available in Nairobi at a frequency of 106.7. In Nakuru, it airs at 100.5fm, Mombasa 97.3 FM, and in Kisumu at 97.6fm.
Athaini FM is available on 99.2 FM. This local Kamba station is a commercial medium for entertainment and information. It has a large age group of both informed and informed audiences aged between 18 years and 50 years.
It is one of the leading gospel radio stations in Kenya. Just as the name suggests, Hope FM is a station that brings hope to believers. It has a huge following, especially of Christian believers. It is available on 93.3fm Nairobi.
This is a Swahili radio station available on a frequency of 93.6fm. It is a very famous station broadcasting interesting programs. This private station has some of the best radio presenters who attract a huge following.
This is an English radio station in Kenya owned by Royal Media. It’s available on 96 Mhz and is a favorite with most listeners in urban areas.
It is available on 97.5 FM frequency. It is owned by Radio Africa group which is a major media giant in Kenya.
This is the official national radio station that airs in sawahili.92.9fm. It has listenership in all parts of the country considering that it was the first radio station in Kenya.
Available on97.9 FM. It is a Luhya vernacular radio station with a massive following in the western part of Kenya. It is the leading radio station in this region With so many radio stations to choose from, there is no reason to stay bored.
Some of the most talented radio presenters in Kenya
The presenter is not new on radio airwaves. She features in the Evening Drive, a show that she hosts alongside her co-presenter, Mike Mondo, airing every Monday to Friday. She has also served as a presenter in several media houses, including alongside Willis Raburu at Hot 96.
test. She is an alumnus of Bishop Gatimu Ngandu Girls high school, and graduated from the University of Nairobi in 2015, with a Bachelor of Laws. The media personality is the firstborn in their family. Terry Muikamba is not married and has no children. She, however, is a proud aunt.
Maina arguably tops the list of the most popular Classic 105 presenters and is also among the country's leading radio personalities. He, alongside the comical Mwalimu King' ang' i, has captured the hearts (and ears) of many listeners in Kenya and beyond.
Their show titled "Maina and King' ang' i in the morning" is among the most listened to and plays in almost every private vehicle or matatu transporting people to their respective destinations or work. He is one talented presenter, known for sharing dating tips with listeners.
Over the years, he has risen through the ranks to establish himself as a radio guru. He is also known for his unique ability to charm female listeners by taking a sensitive approach to matters of gender. If you listen to the die-hard Manchester United fan, you will realize just how much he loves Bongo music.
Also known as Daniel Ndambuki, the Machakos-born comedian may arguably hold the title of the country's king of comedy. The imaginative presenter is a theater master, skillful artist, and brilliant radio moderator.
He hosts the radio station's breakfast show alongside co-presenter, Maina Kageni. Outside radio, he hosts the famous Churchill Show while also taking part in endeavors across the entertainment scene.
Mwalimu King' ang' i is an alumnus of Mumbuni High School and Daystar University. He is a proud husband to the stunning Mwongeli, and dad to a six-year-old son.