Is Classic Losing Maina?

Word is Maina could be leaving Classic 105. Where to? We have no idea – but sources tells us he’s been talking to a certain media owner known for his deep pockets! We asked Maina, NO RESPONSE.


19 responses to this post.

  1. that will be the beginning of the end of Classic 105 as we know it!

  2. Posted by sonko on February 4, 2010 at 6:53 am

    Cant wait! Radio Royalty at its best!

  3. Posted by Lentils on February 4, 2010 at 7:27 am

    Losing maina makes way for new improved talent. Not these 2 bob expats. Legit talent. Let’s not build coffins yet.

  4. Posted by Godfrey on February 4, 2010 at 7:36 am

    If I were Maina, I wouldn’t leave. After all, at Classic 105, he’s not exactly starving for lack of money. Maina be careful because these media barons will flash big bucks only to dump you after a couple of months. It has happened before …

  5. Posted by eve6 on February 4, 2010 at 8:37 am

    No response means yes most times.

  6. Posted by mjuaji on February 4, 2010 at 9:00 am

    Leaving is not always the answer, case in point Nyambane who now does rounds in western with his TPF clande

  7. Posted by Godfrey on February 4, 2010 at 10:53 am

    This is how it works: somebody makes it big in radio or TV, drawing huge audiences that are the envy of competing stations. The competition makes an irresistible to the star personality who then changes employers. After a few months, the new employer dumps the star personality.

    Seems senseless, doesn’t it? However, the objective all along was to cripple the station where the star made big. It was never about the personality but part of the struggle for domination among the corporate media giants. Kenyan media companies can spend millions stealing talent from their opponents. Of course, once the star personality realizes he/she was duped, it is by then impossible to go back. A lot of careers have been laid to waste in this way.

    Maina has been around long enough to know this is how the game is playing. But if he is willing to go for the big bucks, then I can only wish him luck – because he’ll need it.

  8. Posted by memyselfni on February 4, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    only Maina knows exactly whats going down plus of course those rumoured to be ‘eying’ him….Let them be.For a secret this big to stay under wraps,several people must be ‘dead’ after all dead men tell no tales

  9. Posted by Baines on February 4, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Maina Kageni is by far the most talented male radio presenter in Kenya. What Nyambane did was not necessarily bad, he was trying to reinvent, the only way to survive and be relevant for everyday emerging challenges. That it did not work out might be because he did not try to reinvent, he just tried to change his old antics to a different theatrical stage.
    Maina knows that even if he is at the top, he will not always remain there–history however shows that it worked for him before. When Quarco created Classic FM and separated Maina Kageni and Caroline Mutoko, I think the clear winner in terms of growth and popularity was Maina Kageni.
    So let Maina play his cards well, he might just emerge on top like it worked for him before….

  10. Posted by MIKE on February 5, 2010 at 8:46 am

    realible sources indicate Maina Kageni is mooving to Soon to be Relaunched
    HOT96 Sources also the station will be Renamed Mau FM

  11. Posted by K Otina on February 17, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Maina dont leave, look at Louis otieno and many other who were poached?

  12. Posted by Ikonye on February 18, 2010 at 9:22 am

    The bugger is just on leave. Give him a break! He’ll be back. And if he doesn’t well, you got to use your talent before it expires. Just look around and see what beautiful girls do before they hit the expiry date. Am also using my brains before I become a grizzled old man with no brains like most of our politicians! And taking risks is part of human nature.

  13. Posted by Radio one on February 18, 2010 at 10:24 am

    Maina is the most predictable radio presenter in town. His presentation style has not changed for years.. same lines, same quotes… same rhythm… nothing new or improved whatsoever. The only reason why i listen to classic in the morning is because i never get to know what Mwalimu will say next!! now he is the a gifted presenter…. when he is on leave, then i also take leave from classic!
    Classic is King’angi!

    • Posted by Mukio on March 22, 2010 at 8:44 am

      It’s people like you who make ma day. Whatever you’ve said is absolutely true.

  14. Posted by mike on March 18, 2010 at 7:51 am


  15. Posted by nomasana on March 19, 2010 at 2:37 am

    Radio One, I av to agree…Maina is what you may want to call an announcer, not really a continuity presenter, that’s why it’s so predictable what he’s going to mouth next. Case and point…How many people listen to him after Mwalimu leaves? Personally, I don’t..well, I did once and realized it was a waste of time. But, the thing about Maina is he can dandia any good presenter real well and create chemistry

  16. Mwalimu has just rubbished the defections rumours peddled here.
    I guess this time bwana ED umenoa bigtime!
    Maina aint going nowhere

  17. Posted by pumba on March 24, 2010 at 10:16 am

    We all take a break from citizen when mwalimu is on leave.

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