We only just heard about Paul Rotherham (a DJ from 94.7 Highveld Stereo) being sacked or “relieved” from his contract at 94.7 Highveld Stereo, yesterday (7 June 2011). If you don’t know already, he was allegedly informed yesterday that his contract would not be renewed at 94.7 Highveld Stereo.
It is said that Paul himself does not know why his contract was not renewed, but he thinks it may be because of a meeting a while back where he brought up a concern about content that is presented on air that may be harsh for children to listen to. (And I agree with Paul on this one if that was the case.)
I was honestly shocked at this news as he is the last person I would have got rid of! Since Jeremy Mansfield left 94.7 last year, the breakfast show has been a downward spiral. They should have got rid of the whole team then already and started all over again with something totally unique and fresh.
Sam still does the same old crap day after day along with Darren Simpson. It’s old, and stale now. 94,7 Highveld Stereo needs new blood! Change with the times, use your imagination, the sky is your limit! But you choose to stay with a format and people who have been with the radio station for years and are not doing anything to keep the entertainment value new and fresh. Don’t get rid of Paul! Why? He is not the main focus of the breakfast show. Sam and Darren are and they the ones that needs to go.
I hear a lot of people complaining about this same situation. People have changed their loyalties to Jacaranda 94.2 and 5FM among other stations. And then there are people like me who would simply not listen to the radio station anymore.
I really hope the 94.7 Highveld Stereo, stops and thinks just for a moment before ending contracts for no real reason. Rather end a contract to make the show better.
To Paul Rotherham, I trust you will get a great new job and never look back!