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This hardworking and dedicated Mossel-Bay born started his radio career at Radio Graaff-Reinet in 1999 when he was still doing grade eleven. After finishing his matric he went to PE Technickon (NMMU) to persue his higher education, while at PE tech he entered a Bay Fm jock search competion (The winner got Weekend Breakfast Show). He came second but the station manager gave him a call a week later to tell him they want him for their week nights 9-12. In April 2005 he joined Trufm. 

ON THE LOW DOWN WITH REGGIE SOLANI


What show do you do? 

Fast Forward Monday-Friday 6am-9am

What is the personality of your show, favourite features? 

It’s a terrific breakfast show that spreads cheer, information, clever humour and addresses social issues that are relevant to the youth of the Eastern Cape. Features like Xhosa 101 seek to inform the youth on Xhosa idioms ngoba sizama ukukhuthaza ulutsha not to forget olulwimi lunemvelaphi eluqilima kangaka nokubaluleka kwalo. We also have SOYA (State Of Your Area) which is about service delivery.

Who does your show speak to?

Youth from all walks of life, mostly in rural, township and urban areas of this lovely province.

Who inspired you to join radio and how did you join?

I started at Radio Graaff-Reinet when I was in grade eleven. After finishing matric I went to Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University to pursue my higher education, while I was in PE studying I entered a Bay Fm jock search competition (The winner got Weekend Breakfast Show). I came in second but the station manager gave me a call a week later telling me they want me for their week nights 9-12. Then in April 2005 I joined Trufm.

What else do you do besides radio, your hobbies?

Gym 

Besides your own show, which is your favourite trufm show?

Playroom by Zee. She’s a brilliant presenter. 

Where would one find you on your weekend, what would you be doing and with whom? 

I rest on weekends ‘cause waking up at 04h30 every day of the week is hectic, so I catch up on weekends. I’m also into movies so my Saturday afternoons are about that, then later I chill with some friends. Sundays, it’s church and more rest. 

What do you like most about Eastern Cape and its people?

Ubuntu and loyalty. Anyone that votes for a political party that doesn’t care about their needs is a loyalist. 

If you could be anyone else who would it be and why? 

I already have identity issues so ask me that question when I’m 40.

If not radio, what would you be doing? 

Rooting out corruption.

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