Sports personality Carol Radull has unveiled details of her new deal with NTV just days after resigning from Radio Africa’s Kiss FM.
In a new development, Radull is set to host a new show on NTV referred to as Gameplan that will be airing every Monday night. The show will be all about sports locally and internationally.
“Nation will reveal (the show) from tomorrow, they will run teasers so if you see the teasers on tv, it’s pretty obvious…The deal is for the foreseeable future, if you tune in, we’ll be there for a long time, if you don’t we will be gone,” Radull told a local publication.
Last week, through a Facebook post, Radull announced her exit after serving at Rdio Africa for 21 years.
She has been at the station since August 8, 2000, when she joined the group as a news reporter before she was promoted to be the head of News at Kiss 100. In 2008, she launched Radio Jambo and was the station’s first Programme Controller.
“I pride myself in hiring Gidi Ogidi (who had no belief in himself as a presenter, Jacob Ghost Mulee, (who questioned me during his job interview whether he could really be a radio presenter), Bramwell Mwololo, Fred Arocho who I scouted while he was being a hooligan at Nyayo Stadium and many others; and together we built an amazing brand,” said Radull in her farewell message.
In 2012 she launched the RAL Digital department (including Mpasho), which she says was not “exactly her cup of tea”.
“2016 and Bamba Sport was born. This was an exciting project and I got to hire amazing talent like Ida Waringa and Mukami Wambora (both of who had never been on TV and both of who have become sports broadcasting Superstars), Mohamed Abu such a sports journalist extraordinaire,” she adds.
Radull who seems to have fallen out with a section of the management has been out of radio for over 18 months said that she was not “designed to push papers and write reports”.
She however has promised to be back on radio alongside the “Great Roy” and Kieni to continue to push the sports agenda.
“While I respect all the opportunities I got at Radio Africa; most of the management opportunities; I never believed I was designed to push papers and write reports. I haven’t been on radio for a year and a half for reasons I choose not to share but in two weeks’ time. I will be back on your airwaves; with the “Great Roy” and Kieni to continue to push the sports agenda,” she said.
Before her tenure at Radio Africa, she worked as the East Africa Producer for the BBC World Service between July 1997 – April 1999. She was also the producer for Reuters Television.