Home-grown ta­lent joins Al­goa FM

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - NEWS - Week­end Post Re­porter

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.

SIYABONGA CITWA

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