By Jane Nambi
Dembe FM sports commentator, Aldrine Nsubuga has resigned from the radio station as he heads for greener pastures in South Africa.
Aldrine has been a sports commentator at Dembe FM’s Ekyoto Kye Mizannyo sports program for the last eight years. He is now relocating to South Africa where he got a job as a writer with Soccer Report, a football news portal.
“Here’s a time for everything. Time to say bye to my fans on radio. Friends, every Sunday for 8 years on radio is a long time. During this time, I’ve had plenty of fan with my fans on Dembe FM Sunday sports show ‘Ekyoto Kye Mizannyo’ Saying it as is; annoying some, pleasing many more. Calling it a spade, where others prefer using ‘spoon.’ Laughing, joking. Some calling in to say they ‘hate’ me but always being the first to tune in the following weekend; others calling in to to say, they love me to death. In the end, all meaning one thing – that they love me. My style splitting the audience right down the middle – some calling it controversial, others saying: they love to be kept on the edge As I always say – I love you more and thank each one of you who has made my radio journey be an adventure full of fun, laughter and education,” he said.
He went on to add saying, “You all made my time worthwhile. You made me. Thank you all people, thank you Dembe FM. As much as I inspired many, I was inspired by your loyalty and support. Without you the fans, I would not have been. Thank you. Will miss you but my career demands are only getting higher and need to pursue higher interests. Am sure I will move with you still…”
Despite leaving the radio station, Aldrine has assured his fans that it is not yet over. “Am not abandoning you. I am still with you on television (NBS – 442), print (New Vision) and of course internet (Soccer report) & facebook (Fly on the wall). Am sure this, plus my day to day office work as a career professional, is more than enough to fill my plate. Make sure you catch me still. In future, if it’s God’s wish that I return to radio, you will be the first to know. Now – stay with me on my next journey. The fun won’t stop here. Thank you Dembe FM. Thank you all. It’s been a privilege to serve you,” he concluded.