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AJ Maclean

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AJ Maclean is a vibrant, opinionated co-host on trufm’s truMornings. She started her radio career 13 years ago on a weekend Teenager’s slot as a 16year old novice on the CKI FM – and has since grown and evolved as a broadcaster, communicator and thought leader. In 2019 she was nominated for a Liberty Radio Award in the category of Best Daytime Show (PBS). She is well known for her enthusiasm and professionalism as she forges a path for other young, black female radio personalities that will come after her. She is a proud product of the Eastern Cape and strives to develop and enrich her beloved province in any way she can.

What do you value most?

Family. Family is the foundation of the community, which inturn makes our nation. The preservation and promotion of African family values is very important to me.

What do you find inspirational?

Young people who bring their ideas to life – despite the odds and challenges. There is something about a young person who takes the first step and persistently works towards their goals that is so inspirational to me!

What are your long term goals and dreams?

To continue to discover, rediscover and live my purpose. I have dreams to enroll for an LLB in the very near future.

What would you do with your life if you had no restrictions?

I would start a female led revolution to end oppression, poverty, ignorance, injustice!!

How would you like to be remembered?

As Sidney Poitier once said: “If I’m remembered for having done a few good things; and if my presence here has sparked a few good energies – then that is plenty!”

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