Nakuru based controversial Hero radio station, owned by singer Vivian’s fiance Sam ‘West’ Gitonga, has not shut down.
The controversial radio station, known for running sensational stories such the audio confession of a lady who allegedly sleeps with corpses for money, is simply rebranding.
It was reported by several outlets that the station was shutting down its operations after an internal memo announcing its closure surfaced online.
“In every journey, there must be stopovers. Unfortunately, Hero Radio has come to one. We have decided to break so many beautiful hearts who have worked tirelessly to ensure we remain afloat, but the tide has proven to be stronger than us.
We wish to announce that we are with immediate effect halting all your services as we shut down to strategise on our next move,” read the memo.
But according to the station’s Twitter handle, the memo is fake.
Several sources within the station have also denied the fake news and confirmed the rebranding.
The rebranding has seen the station upgrade its studio ahead of the relaunch on September 1st.
— Hero Radio 99.0 Fm (@Hero_Radio) August 14, 2017
— Sam West (@SamWestKe) August 14, 2017
— Lean_Mwangi™ (@DeejayLean) August 14, 2017