English Service

 

 

The KBC English Service is the oldest Radio Station in the country, going back to 1928 when it was set up by the white settlers.
Over the decades, the station has been able to stand the test of time by finding the perfect balance between paying homage to the past while maintaining relevance to the present.
The Station reaches over 8 million Kenyans and provides an array of programs that cater for everyone. From Children’s Programs to Radio Theater shows, from the timeless Sundowner to The Breakfast Show, from Late Date to Midday Melodies the Station has a wide range of products to ensure that our mission statement to entertain, inform and educate is fulfilled.
In partnership with the Kenya Institute of Education, The KBC English Service has schools’ programs which are transmitted to schools all over the country on weekdays from 8.30- 4.40pm.
Headed by Bill Odidi, a veteran of broadcasting with over 12 years experience in media, the Station brings together a team of creative, witty and dedicated presenters and producers.
Catch us on the following frequencies, wherever you are in the country!
95.6FM – Nairobi, Machakos and the Eastern Region, Nyeri and the Mt. Kenya Region.
91.5FM – Kakamega and Western Region, Kisumu and Nyanza Region
Mombasa and the Coast Region – 100.4FM
Malindi – 93.3FM

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Larry Wambua
Currently I present Sundowner on English Service.
There is a lot of variety in R&B music played in the programme but one cannot satisfy all the listeners because the audience comprises different age groups. What I do as a professional broadcaster is to target an individual. If one does not like what is being played in a particular show, it does not mean all listeners feel the same because people have different preferences. I believe all the music presented by announcers in Sundowner is good. If one does not like the music played in a particular show, then that is an individual right where as we do our best to ensure listeners get to listen to what they cherish most.
I like criticism especially from my listeners as it makes me even a better presenter. When am on Air I like handling my listeners with humility and using good broadcast language. Let credit come from a listener but not yourself.
Sundowner is a great classic musical show which features the evergreen ballads and our challenge is to live in the present while respecting the past.
Our past is filled with riches. The music played then was pure and heartfelt.
It brought joy to listeners…….
It was not about race or colour but sounds of times!
Trained as a radio producer at the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication {KIMC} prior to joining KBC, then Voice of Kenya {VOK} in Jan, 1979.
During my career as a radio producer have worked in English service as a presenter, a business news editor in business unit and currently in Radio Operations as a senior programme officer.

 

 

Catherine Ndonye
Radio producer/presenter
Hosts the Sundowner show on KBC English Service. Has trained on Radio production at  K.I.M.C, and also by Radio Duetch Welle in Addis Ababa Ethiopia among others. Besides entertainment on radio she has a keen interest on international justice issues and is among Kenyan journalists currently reporting for a media development programme by IWPR (Institute for war and peace reporting) and Wayamo communication foundation in partnership with KBC and in collaboration with other Kenyan media houses.
Sundowner speaks for itself, with the golden and easy listening evergreens of the 60s 70s 80s 90s and a little bit of ‘not so old”. We take a step back in time musically and literally take an evening walk down memory lane every evening.
It prides itself of its love-rendering laid back presentation style that has stood the test of time. Sundowner is fundamentally a matter of music, personality and presentation and how these are artistically interwoven with the nostalgia of the setting sun.

Sundowner reminds you of a certain time, place or age.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julia Wanjiku 
Presenter and Producer
As a Producer, she does Feature Programs on topical issues ranging from Politics, Health, Gender issues and Leadership and Governance.
She has undergone numerous trainings from Institutions such as Inter-News on Free and Fair Media, The International Committee of The Red Cross on Conflict Sensitive Journalism among others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Jackline Manyaga
Now settled on LATEDATE, this Moi University graduate moved her way into the presenting chair for many shows before standing the test of time and sticking to the night show.
She admits to loving the show as it allows her to develop a relationship with listener like no other show does. Her passion for what she does has made the late night show a real appointment to listen; a Laaaate Date. She enjoys late-night conversations and great soothing music. In the show, almost anything goes, which means you always go to bed with a smile on your face.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DANIEL WAHOME
Producer/presenter and commentator with the Sports Desk of KBC Radio Services. He has a passion for cricket, motorsport, golf, boxing, basketball, rugby, athletics, and football. You can add volleyball and tennis to make his basket larger. He has been a commentator for KBC Channel 1 since the year 2000 and served radio since 2008. Some of his commentary experience is: 1. Kenyan International matches at club and national team level since 2003 2. All National Athletics Championships in Kenya 3. The Senior Athletics Championships hosted in Nairobi in 2010 4. The 2009 CECAFA Senior Challenege Cup 5. Pro-boxing – 2005 to 2008 6. The Africa Military Games – 2002  – covered athletics, basketball and football 7. Been a reporter at the 2011 World Cross Country Championships Daniel has been a radio anchor since 2008 with various radio services before being assigned to Sports Arena in 2011.

 

 

 

 

Jared Ombui
Presenter and producer
In 2009, he began as the morning show and the Beat Time presenter. His interests are current affairs, art and books.
Currently, he produces The Books Café, a programme that captures literal issues in Kenya and Africa.
Before joining KBC, he headed Campus 107 FM at Makerere University and was the Managing Editor of The Ivory Post, a students’ initiated online newspaper