Radio 1 on 1: My personality on-air has changed. Isn’t this growth?

Radio 1 on 1: My personality on-air has changed. Isn’t this growth? The short version of that answer is “No”.  But it’s all in the interpretation of that statement. If you have this change happen because you changed a slot on air, it is most probable that the answer is “no”.  I’ve heard presenters change their Read more about Radio 1 on 1: My personality on-air has changed. Isn’t this growth?[…]

Radio 1 on 1 Preview: I know the basics. I don’t have to waste my time with relearning them.

Radio 1 on 1 Preview: I know the basics. I don’t have to waste my time with relearning them. The basics concepts of radio broadcasting are mandatory.  No one will pat your back for getting them right.  This is more of a reason to keep them sharp and fresh. Remember: Deliver promos and competitions with Read more about Radio 1 on 1 Preview: I know the basics. I don’t have to waste my time with relearning them.[…]

Radio 1 on 1 Preview: But I don’t know where my broadcasting career is going?

Radio 1 on 1 Preview: But I don’t know where my broadcasting career is going? Firstly, let me calm you by saying, this is very normal.  To get to a point, or a few points, in your on-air career where your doubts about the future are reigning supreme, this happens to every broadcaster.  But those Read more about Radio 1 on 1 Preview: But I don’t know where my broadcasting career is going?[…]

Radio 1 on 1 Preview: Constructive Criticism of Your Programming Performance

Radio 1 on 1 Preview: Constructive Criticism of Your Programming Performance Pay attention when you are being trained in broadcasting, because that training comes few and far between.  This makes the industry sound cold, but your programme manager will only have regular snoop sessions that have to do with feedback on your show.  The rest Read more about Radio 1 on 1 Preview: Constructive Criticism of Your Programming Performance[…]

The Liberty Radio Awards 2019 – All the Winners

The 2019 Liberty Radio Awards was held last night at the Sandton Convention Centre, and all the hopefuls in the best of the best of South Africa’s radio industry attended. Lead by radio veteran Lance Rothschild, the team who organise all the logistics of the eventful and well-run evening, have to be congratulated firstly for Read more about The Liberty Radio Awards 2019 – All the Winners[…]

Radio: You don’t care about your listeners

I see this write up not going down to well with you already.   But give me a chance to extend on the title of this blog post, and hopefully come to see the highlights of asking ourselves this important question:  does your radio station care about me? “Care” about you.  This a free public Read more about Radio: You don’t care about your listeners[…]

Matwetwe (Wizard) – An Interview with Kagiso Legadi (Director), Sibusiso Khwinana (lead) and Tebatso Mashishi (lead)

For immediate release: Matwetwe is a coming of age adventure following Lefa and Papi, best friends and recent high school graduates, on the hustle of their young lives.  Over the course of an action packed New Year’s Eve in the iconic township of Atteridgeville, the boys try to score a huge deal, dodge a kingpin Read more about Matwetwe (Wizard) – An Interview with Kagiso Legadi (Director), Sibusiso Khwinana (lead) and Tebatso Mashishi (lead)[…]

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 Read more about How to start a Radio Broadcasting Career with Kaya FM[…]

Next Entertainment: Deadpool 2 Review

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 Read more about Next Entertainment: Deadpool 2 Review[…]

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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