Raw, uncensored and uncut. And with Gareth Cliff at the helm, you can pretty much imagine the content. With albeit way more freedom of speech than what was ever allowed on his previous mainstream-media broadcasting platform.
When Gareth Cliff announced his departure from 5FM, many people hoped it was but a April Fools’ joke. For those who have been having Gareth Cliff withdrawal, here’s the promo for his new venture.
Gareth Cliff was outspoken as ever in this weekend’s issue of the Sunday Times. In the article, Cliff gave his thoughts on the careers of legendary South African FM radio DJs, Alex Jay and Barney Simon.
A few hours ago, Gareth Cliff announced via Twitter that today’s show on 5fm would be his last. That’s correct – if you missed the show, then you will never hear Gareth Cliff on 5fm ever again. But you’ll probably hear him via his own thing that he’s setting up. Here’s the statement from his website:
Radio presenter Gareth Cliff was arrested last night after caught driving at 182km/h. He did not spend the night in jail, and is scheduled to appear in court today. Cliff had an interview on his own radio show this morning – hear it after the jump!
When Gareth Cliff said on his show that “most 22-year-olds are laying on their backs with their legs open at 22, or else they are drinking” he wasn’t being a hater. This after the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA) found him innocent of hate speech, following a complaint by a listener.
When I was handed Gareth Cliff’s book to read, I realised immediately what was going on. I’m not talking about the darkened underground chamber I was locked in, surrounded by sadistic publicists, or the hot coals that were being applied to my singed nipples. I refer to the words stuck between two sheets of stiff paperback.
A DA councillor has reported 5fm morning DJ Gareth Cliff to the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA). The councillor, Tex Collins, was outraged at a sexist comment which he claims Gareth made to a female interviewee on air.
“And you can tell everybody, he is your boyfriend.” See what I did there? Kids today can’t actually remember a time when Elton John still pretended to be straight. But times have changed, and this list of the Top 50 Gay Male Musicians includes members of Vampire Weekend, Bloc Party, and Sigur Rós.
It seems that popular culture has found Lee Ann Liebenberg and fiance Nicky van der Walt guilty of poor behaviour by consensus. National opinion leaders Gareth Cliff and Sasha Martinengo have weighed in on the matter via microblogging platform, Twitter.
5fm’s Gareth Cliff’s letter to the government has attracted quite a bit of attention over the past few days, with only an excerpt published here and there. We have managed to get hold of the entire letter and thought you would like to see it in its entirety – especially those of you who struggle with searching on the internet. Bless you. Gareth’s letter after the jump.
Monday evening’s episode of Idols SA was the standard mix of tepid content, low production values, and a small group of talented vocalists vainly struggling against a tide of disinterested public, average backing tracks, and of course, inebriated judges.