According to the radio station, listeners across Johannesburg are familiar with Whackhead's authentic humour, as he pioneered one of the most successful radio prank series on 947 — including one in which he convinced an Australian radio station that he was Tom Cruise.

Simpson bid farewell to 947 after 14 years to join its sister station Kfm 94.5 on Kfm Mornings with Darren, Sherlin and Sibs.

"We are excited to have the legendary Whackhead Simpson's pranks back on 947. While Darren is based in Cape Town, he still connects with Johannesburg listeners and encompasses all that the city is about," says 947 station manager Thando Makhunga.

The team comprising Whackhead and Andy will strive to bring 'endless laughter and fun' to the unsuspecting listeners who will be the subjects of the pranks. 

Whackhead concludes, "Being back at 947 is great as I'll be creating fun memories with new listeners and reconnecting with old ones. I am looking forward to working with Andy and interacting with all the unsuspecting listeners who will be part of all the laughs and pranks."

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