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Nation FM’s Cate Rira Quits, Replaced By Returning Tina Kaggia

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NTV cum Nation FM presenter Cate Rira on Monday September 7 parted ways with the Nation Media Group owned media house after a year.

Rira, who joined Nation FM to host the Breakfast show “Morning Fix” alongside Comedian Dr. King’ori in September last year, announced her exit via her social media pages stating her time at the urban radio station came to an end.


“Hey guys. My time with Nation FM is done. I’m glad had a run with NTV, Daily Nation and Nation FM. The journey continues Team Cate!!” shared Cate Rira.

Cate Rira departed Nation FM on September 7, 2020. Source: Instagram

Her replacement is no surprise as former Classic 105 presenter Tina Kaggia left fans excited after returning to radio on Monday, September 7.

After more than a year away from the airwaves, Kaggia was unveiled as the host of The Morning Fix, the morning show on Nation FM.

Kaggia had joined sports betting firm SportPesa until the company ceased operations in Kenya in 2019 citing a punitive tax regime. She also launched her own content venture Nyumbani Radio and has been busy publishing video podcasts during the COVID-19 period.

Her new interactive morning show will broadcast on weekday mornings from 6 a.m.

Tina Kaggia will be hosting the Morning Fix on Nation FM. Source: File

Other than music, it features Kaggia lending an ear to listeners sharing their dramatic real-life stories.

Fans had feared that they heard the last of her when she left Classic 105, but Kaggia made it clear that she had an undying passion for being on air.

She stated that a return to radio was always on the cards, referencing the more than ten years she spent on radio.

“It is like being in a relationship with someone for 10 years and then you break up, you can still have feelings so I can never be done with radio,” Kaggia asserted.

Before joining Nation FM, Cate hosted NTV’s entertainment show dubbed Lit360.

“The radio revolution will be televised!! Cate and Kingori will be giving you the best and hottest breakfast show in Kenya!!! Make sure you tune your cars, matatus, airplanes, tuktuks, nduthis to 96.3!!!” she wrote back in September last year.

Recently, she also joined the Udaku Sasa crew that consists of Sameer Bry and Jane Ngoiri.

Rira boasts years of experience in the media industry. Before landing at Nation Media Group she had worked with 1 FM.

Cate Rira with her colleagues at 1 FM. Source: Twitter

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