Ever since Sanyu FM started broadcasting as the first FM station in 1992 there have been mushrooming radios all over Uganda.The latest count reveals as of May 2011, Uganda boasts of approximately 260 stations.
Kampala tops the list with 47 stations while Mbale and Mbarara come second with 18 each.Jinja and Masaka followed with 14 each.Today,Tukyakale Magazine takes a look at the babes in the studios who take pleasure in commanding you not to 'touch that dial'
The reasons may range from mellow voices to the way they realy their content.
Crystal - Teaming up with the late Bangi(RIP), the dynamic duo made the evening show on Sanyu FM fast- paced. Val, her current co-host compliments her well too. They make a good team together.The only dampener to her good voice and smart presentation is that she laughs about anything; which in a way irritates some of her critics.
Bina Baby - She's a legend at Dembe FM and her mid-morning show is popular. however, her voice tempo is so "bedroomish,'something soothing for listeners between the sheets past mid-night, not 11 am when one is getting sticky in the Kampala heat.
Nvanungi Sheila - If you are looking for a female radio legend, then you can't look further than Sheila Nvanungi. She brought in a different colour at the vernacular speaking CBS FM.
The testament of how much guys love to listen to her is measured by how much they missed her during the period CBS was closed.
Cleopatra - The former Obssessions singer turned actress is also new on the radio.It's still to early to judge the impact she might make on radio but pundits believe so far not bad.
We can only hope she doesn't suffer the syndrome that caught up with the likes of Bebe Cool who quit after two months at Capital FM. She is currently on Radiocity.
Seanice - She is an old timer. During her breakfast show at Sanyu FM, She is equipped with a lot knowledge that makes her eloquent in her presentation. However, she sometimes takes arguments quite far, leaving listeners in the 'dark' and of course she is too argumentative.
Flavia - There's no question that Flavia Tumusiime is among the most talented female presenters in the country. Her judgement, selection of topics while on her AM-PM show on Capital FM is good and of course she gets a plus with her voice that is topped with good looks. She is a darling to many listeners.
Desire Luzinda - A new comer onto the radio world, the shapely singer is still grappling with the dynamics of radio presenting. Listening to her evening show with Emperor Orlando on Dembe, one needs extra attention to keep track with what she is saying.
But as a musician, she has brought on some of her fans aboard the show.
Melanie - On the Sanyu breakfast show, she exudes intelligence. She debates in a liberal manner and has away of 'shutting off' Fatboy who often assumes the role of Mr. Bully She is to argumentative at times though.
Lillian - Despite being a new entrant into the world of radio broadcasting, the former Blu3 singer has confidence. Her mid morning show on Radiocity is well packaged and the music is fabulous. All she has to do is improve her 'r' which she tries to pronounce with an accent.
Prossy Patra - Eki Lavu Lavu is probably one of the most famous Luganda night shows.Prossy Patra has been at its helm at Dembe FM and save for her maternity days and the reign of Bina Baby, she has done a great job.
Though the show requires a soft voice , she takes it anextra mile and sometimes listeners struggle to get her words. Who blames the guys who call in and lay their manifestos on air?