Home-grown talent joins Algoa FM
NEW Brighton-born Siyabonga Citwa has been given the green light in commercial radio by joining Algoa FM as a presenter on the early morning show.
“It is always exciting to welcome new home-grown talent,” Algoa FM operations director Alfie Jay said.
Reacting to the opportunity, Citwa said: “Wow, wow, wow! This is so unreal. The late Viv Bozack always told me to believe in myself and now my dream has become a reality.”
Citwa is studying radio production and presenting at RAPP Studios in Newton Park.
“On and off, Siya has spent about six years behind the mic in community radio,” Jay said.
“He has commenced training with us and we should have him flying solo on air sometime next month.”
Citwa matriculated from Ithembelihle High School in New Brighton before spending two years at Rhodes University studying journalism and media studies, followed by a year at NMMU to continue his media studies.
The early morning show, which airs just before the Daron Mann breakfast show, becomes available soon as Lance du Plessis will be presenting the afternoon drive show in the Garden Route.
This followed Jacques Arendt’s decision to leave Algoa FM to pursue other interests, Jay said. “We are still on good terms with Jacques and wish him every success.”
“Lance is the perfect choice for afternoons in the Garden Route as he has always held a great rapport with our audience.
“His wealth of experience will assist us to build on the fantastic foundation we have created in the Southern Cape.”
Du Plessis will continue to present his Sounds of Time on Sunday mornings.
“This has given us the opportunity to expand our lineup by introducing a fresh voice between 5am and 6am weekdays,” Jay said.