#MyRadioPeople : Inanda FM’s Thulan Zondi

I can’t believe that this blog is finally turning 5 next month, yes F.I.V.E! Unbelievable, I know, but I couldn’t be more proud. There was a time when I felt like giving up, I felt I couldn’t do it anymore – but something in me kept on telling me that I should keep going. I will be launching a few new exciting blog series’ to balance the content and to reach a wider audience so you guys can get ready for that.

Today I am an introducing a weekly blog series #MyRadioPeople – where I will be featuring radio personalities from different radio stations across the country, now as you all know, everything must start at home… I decided to kick-off this series featuring Inanda FM‘s Programmes Manager, Thulan Zondi.

Thulani Zondi - Programmes Manager

Thulan Zondi

Why radio? From a young age I was  fascinated by what was coming out of the speaker , the love of radio grew when I left school.

Which other radio stations have you worked at? In 2001 I applied  for certain radio station that is based in Durban CBD Durban Youth Radio (DYR), I guess they liked my talent and decided  to hire me on the spot I worked for the till 2007.

Did you study radio? I studied radio broadcast in Durban North studio 88 (Bruno)

Besides Radio, which other side projects are you currently busy with or are involved in? I do voice overs and I also MC gigs

Who is your South African Radio Icon? Well that will have to be Bob Mabena, Dj Fresh and Vukani Masinga (Chill M)

What can we expect from you in the next 5 years? Mmmm a lot in fact – working on getting my entertainment off the ground, discover talent and teaching people about radio.

How often do you listen to other radio stations and which radio stations do you usually listen to? A lot – constantly one has to listen to the competitors, well I listen to my station first Inanda88.4fm  and East Coast.

What has working on radio taught you? Ooooo a lot hey, to understand different peopl, how to speak & deal with different personalities, the do’s and don’ts of radio, constructing sentences etc.

What advice can you give to aspiring radio broadcasters? Be patient, first learn about the industry and go for it!


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