How much do you think that your favourite radio star makes at the end of the month? Six figures, hundreds of thousands or pennies?
Well, according to sources, some of Kenya’s biggest radio presenters rake in millions every month as they drive their various radio shows beyond the clouds.
The radio stations owners understand the multitudes these presenters hold in their armpit and do whatever it takes to keep them in their portfolios including awarding them huge salaries in order to retain them.
Take for instance Hot 96 radio host Jeff Koinange. When he made his switch to Citizen TV where part of his new job description included signing up for radio, he is said to have inked a mouth-watering deal for the job.
A local newspaper was quoted at the time as saying that his salary was a cool Sh2 million a month. His vast experience at CNN, NBC and the popularity of his TV show Jeff Koinange Live brought in the perks when it mattered.
Koinange’s co-host Felix Oduor alias Jalang’o drives a Bentley worth over Sh17 million.
Need to say his salary? It mirrors slightly above that of President Uhuru Kenyatta according to sources.