How to start a Radio Broadcasting Career with Kaya FM

Last week, I had a the pleasure of being invited to Joburg’s top Afropolitan station, Kaya FM 95.9. My group of radio students took a tour of the station and essentially had the full attention of the programming head, promotions department and news editor, all of which engaged in interesting conversations with them about the industry they are busy learning about in my lectures.

Feeling like something special was busy going down, I decided to take some videos of one of the conversations, and this one in particular stood out for me, as it answers the burning question of how to look at a career in radio broadcasting, jingle development as well as the ethics and pressures of being in a news room. Have a listen below:

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To learn more about Kaya FM, make sure you visit their official website at www.kayafm.co.za.

– Chris

Next Entertainment: Deadpool 2 Review

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THE LOWDOWN
Deadpool 2 is the second in the franchise and the 11th in the X-men film series. Directed by David Leitch, with some stellar scripting by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, and Ryan Reynolds (who also plays Deadpool in the film – the story revolves around now fully fledged mercenary Wade Wilson, trying to deal with the loss of his girlfriend Vanessa, who was gunned down by one of Deadpool’s failed target hits). The X-men’s Colossus takes Wade in, recovering at the X-Mansion, but things quickly go south for the X-man in training, when Deadpool confronts an unstable youth called Firefist, both go to mutant lockup, and Firefist finds solace in the care of the unstoppable Juggernaut. Throw in future freedom fighter Cable, and team up with the beautiful Domino – and Deadpool 2, is one of the best films you will see in 2018.

THE GOOD
Firstly, I want to re-iterate that because I am a massive Marvel fan, most would think I would be completely biased in my opinion of a Marvel film. It’s quite the opposite. Because I am a big fanatic – I have a much higher expectation of the comic adaptations that come to our silver screens. And so you can definitely expect an raw and honest review.

Now that that’s out the way.

This film is great. It’s actually super-awesomely great.

D2 is brilliant from start to end. While the first in the franchise spent most of the film setting up the origin and premise of the character, we got a whole lot more time to spend with all these really likeable characters in the second.

Don’t worry, there is still the down side to the film coming up. But that can wait for a moment.

One. The humour is crazy. The action is everywhere (in a good way). And the acting is spot on. Ryan won us over in the first film, and he does it again in the sequel. The Deadpool franchise can get away with what the X-Men films can’t – so expect a lot of in your face, off the tangent cinematic moments.

Everyone in this film is amazing, but Zazie Beetz who plays Domino, takes the win in every scene. Not only is she breathtaking to look at, but even more breathtaking to watch encompass the role.

Also. Please. Celine Dion. On “Ashes”. Who does not love themselves a little Celine Dion coming out of the woodworks to perform your film’s movie title song (and more than likely Academy Award’s Song of the Year 2019)?

I could go on and on. Oh wait. A surprise appearance from Brad Pitt. Don’t blink. You will literally miss him.

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THE BAD
So, I did promise you the “bad”. And to be completely honest, Deadpool 2 (as hilarious as it is) does take the slapstick feel of humour too far in many scenes. You almost literally “lose the plot” through joke after joke after joke, and I must say, at points it can become rather tedious.

THE CHERRY ON TOP
The DVD release includes a gag reel that features all the heroes you love from the film. You will catch Wade, Domino and Cable cracking jokes and forgetting their lines, dropping some major F-bombs, and some general tomfoolery that happens on the set.

Deadpool 2 is now available on DVD from Next Entertainment. To stay up to date with their releases, check out and like their page on Facebook.

Must Listen Podcast – My Father’s Son

Two years ago I had the honour of teaching a very talented student named Wanda. Not only did he display immense broadcasting talent, but he is an incredibly impressive youth. Today, you will see an example of why that is true.

He recently started a podcast series called “My Father’s Son“. I am sitting here not knowing what to write about this podcast to do it sufficient justice. I am beaming. In fact, being able to feel like as much as I believe in the talent of Wanda Sokutu, I feel like even that was an underestimation.

Wanda lost his father in 2017, and subsequently his mother the year after. I watched him go through one of the most difficult times in his life. But I am glad I am listening to this story. I wish we all had a series like this to know our friends and family better.

The podcast is detailed. It is created with care and attention. It is truly phenomenal, and I would love to take some kind of credit in his explosive success – but I can’t. This is all Wanda. And the podcast that deals with the tumultuous relationships between fathers and sons – is not just about that. It is deep and insightful. It’s inspirational. And so, so honest. And absolutely worth every listened to minute.

Please follow the series at myfatherssonpodcast.com.

– Chris

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