IS BUSUULWA REPLACING MEDDIE NSEREKO ON CBS FM RADIO?
By Mulengera Reporters
As he resigned from his Top Radio roles (where he served as Manager & political talk show host), youthful Steven Dunstan Busuulwa told his listeners to remain calm assuring them this departure didn’t mean the end of him in the radio broadcasting business. “You will know where I will be doing this same job from and that will be very soon,” he announced on the evening of Monday 8th June after hosting Tamale Mirundi. This actually was Busuulwa’s last day working on the airwaves as a presenter for his mentor Ps Jackson Senyonga’s Top Radio. This was at the start of last month and since that time Busuulwa, who famously hosted Mirundi every Monday besides the equally popular Negwozadde political program on Saturdays, was appearing on Top to host his longtime friend Tamale Mirundi for whom things have since soured.
He had worked for modestly-paying Senyonga for 15 solid years since 2005 under Top Media Group comprising of Top Radio and Kampala FM. Busuulwa started out here as a reporter before growing to become presenter, Station Manager and General Manager. He also held several other roles for the Top Media Group and in the process became vastly experienced. In his resignation, Busuulwa thanked Senyonga and his wife Eva Senyonga for the platform they gave him to exhibit his talent as a capable broadcaster. “I’m not where I want to be [as yet] but I thank God that I’m not where I used to be. [Quoting Shakespeare] The world is a stage where we are all actors. Everyone plays their role and when time comes you leave the stage for others,” the Mitala Maria OB wrote in his public notice calling it quits with Top Media Group.
The youthful broadcaster also used the occasion to popularize his Mengo-owned BBS TV “Amaaso ku Gwanga” program that airs 8-9pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Now the investigative information Mulengera News has obtained is that Busuulwa made this move in order to make his guarantors at Mengo more comfortable to expedite his integration into the very popular CBS radio that is a bigger stage and better-run than Top Media Group whose proprietor Senyonga doesn’t pay his employees promptly. The ruling NRM-leaning Busuulwa, who has never denounced his dream to become Busiro South MP, will eventually use the additional time available to him to take up political show hosting on one of the CBSs. It will either be 88.8fm (eyóbujajja) or 89.2fm (emanduso).
On the two radios the political talk shows are currently being hosted/moderated by Dr. Samuel Kazibwe and Meddie Nsereko Sebuliba, the pioneering veteran who has done his thing for 26 years counting from 1996 when the entire CBS broadcasting had just started. Nsereko used to work with Mulindwa Muwonge (now deceased). This clearly makes the gracefully-ageing dude from Masulita one of the longest serving broadcasters at Mengo yet according to Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga (aka CPM), the transition from veterans to younger office holders has gradually been on at Mengo and will continue to be rolled out smoothly without hurting operations.
Additionally the Katikkiro (who just like Busulwa is a Busiro South resident along Entebbe Road) says the gradual process for the veteran employees at Mengo to pave way for the younger blood will continue to evolve because that is how even himself became the Kingdom Prime Minister at a relative younger age replacing elderly JB Walusimbi. Mayiga’s other equally elderly predecessors include Joseph Mulwanyamuli Semwogerere and Dan Muliika. That is the context into which Busuulwa is being inducted into Mengo broadcasting services.
Gratefully, Busuulwa (a man from Kajjansi town council) is already doing very well growing the viewership for BBS TV’s Amaaso Ku Gwanga and there is appetite among influencers at Mengo, including Katikkiro Mayiga, to make use of him even more by hiring him onto CBS too. Our reliable sources at Mengo say that preparations are on and that in the not-so-distant future, Busuulwa will be unveiled to begin broadcasting political shows on the mighty CBS FM Radio Buganda. “The negotiations have been long and protracted and it’s now the final touches that are being put on the deal whereafter, Busuulwa will be unveiled to CBS listeners,” says a knowledgeable insider adding that in the ultimate end, the vastly-networked Busuulwa is perceived as one with credentials to gradually replace the legendary Meddie Nsereko Sebuliba (his fellow Kobe clan member). And all this impending transition has the full backing of the workaholic Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga who is one of the key people that have always inspired Busuulwa’s public broadcasting journey.
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