#MyRadioPeople : East Coast Radio’s Bongani Mtolo

A father of two, a husband and community builder, host of The East Coast Urban Monday to Thursday 6-9pm on East Coast Radio, Bongani Mtolo is the featured radio personality this week. This is his radio story;

Why radio? From the first time I heard Bhodloza on Ukhozi FM, which was known as Radio Zulu back in the day – I knew this is what I wanted to do .

Which other radio stations have you worked at? I Started where I am East Coast Radio
Did you study radio? No I didn’t, actually studied Sports Management at DUT and Cape Tech.
Besides Radio, which other side projects are you currently busy with or are involved in? I MC at events, I DJ, I also have the Bongani Mtolo Foundation that I run. My 2 boys also keep me busy.
Who is your South African Radio Icon? The old school guys, Bob Mabena, the late Kansas, Tich Mataz, DJ Fresh.
What can we expect from you in the next 5 years? I’m going to be the host of the Number One Breakfast show in the country.
How often do you listen to other radio stations and which radio stations do you usually listen to? I don’t listen to radio now but I listen to a lot of podcasts, I’m really interested in interviews and conversations. The Breakfast Club is my favorite.
What has working on radio taught you? Not to take people’s opinions about me too seriously
What advice can you give to aspiring radio broadcasters? Respect your listeners, don’t put the mike on unless you’ve got something worth listening to.

Thanks so much for reading, hope to see you again :)

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