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Monday, 30 January 2023 13:03

Legendary sportcaster Robert Marawa joins Primedia's 947.

By Lehlohonolo Lehana.

The legendary sports anchor and media personality Robert Marawa, is joining 947.

Marawa will be live on air daily at 6pm from Primedia's studio on 947 from Wednesday, 1 February 2023. Marawa Sports Worldwide (#MSW) will also be syndicated to Vuma FM, Rise FM, Sowetanlive and to millions of listeners worldwide on Primedia's audio stream and catch-up services.

Lindile Xoko, Primedia Broadcasting CEO, said "I am delighted that Primedia has joined forces with Robert Marawa who is recognised worldwide as a sports authority and is a respected broadcaster. The massive reach that the 947 audiences deliver to our clients is now complemented by us hosting Robert’s premier sports show."

Marawa is a sportscaster, a media personality and an author who has interviewed heads of state, international sports stars, prominent sports icons, and club owners. Among notable personalities he has interviewed are, Patrice Motsepe, President Nelson Mandela, former FIFA President Sepp Blatter, Usain Bolt, Serena Williams, soccer superstar Pele, renowned boxing champion Floyd Mayweather and tennis legend Boris Becker.

The new pace-setting show will be broadcast Mondays to Fridays from 6pm to 7pm on 947. Station manager, Ravi Naidoo, says "We have heard our listeners appeal for sports news and so we will be easing drive-time frustrations with a stretch of compelling high-quality sports radio. Listeners can look forward to sixty minutes filled to the brim with the very latest sports news, exclusive exposés and interviews, with real-time updates and insights".

Naidoo says "MSW on 947 is a perfect fit for a station which revolves around and unifies its listeners on power hits and power sport. Robert fits the profile of super-talented, socially aware and impactful people we want as part of the Primedia family".

Marawa accolades include Sports Journalist of the Year, and the Radio Excellence, Awards.

Marawa said: "My move to Primedia is both historic and exciting in creating a wider reach for all MSW fans, especially for Gauteng residents who have been complaining about being left out. I'm grateful to both Arena and Primedia for seeing things in a futuristic manner by creating what will now be four unique platforms thus creating radio history with this unparalleled simulcast offering. With this move, we are raising the game for sport enthusiasts in SA and beyond. For me professionally, this is the best moment in my radio career".