#MyRadioPeople : Metro FM’s Msizi Shembe

This week’s feature is rather inspirational, I am really humbled to have a down-to-earth human being, Msizi Shembe on this blog today. Having experienced working with him when I was still with Vuma FM and seeing his work ethic, I didn’t even have to think twice to ask him to share his radio journey with me and you. Enjoy!

Why radio? I guess its about music and the love to talk with people without them seeing me as they would say radio is the Theatre of the mind.
Which other radio stations have you worked at? First radio gig was with Capital radio, Cani FM, YFm, P4 radio, Gagasi FM, Vuma FM and now Metro FM

Did you study radio?  Yes I did study radio under a guy called Bruno who ran a broadcasting school in Durban north and also with Ghana Hearting as well with Wits broadcasting school under Malcolm Russell to broaden more knowledge about radio.
Besides Radio, which other side projects are you currently busy with or are involved in? I’m an events planner and currently working on opening my own kitchen as I have passion for cooking and food.
Who is your South African Radio Icon? It has to the late Bongani “Kansas City” Mchunu
What can we expect from you in the next 5 years? To be honest to you I can never predict the future but I’m hoping to be more of a better person then I am and successful.
How often do you listen to other radio stations and which radio stations do you usually listen to Maybe 3 times a day I listen to other stations, its good to know whats happening next door including Metro FM sister stations Radio 2000 and 5fm.
What has working on radio taught you? To be grounded, humble and strong because this industry can be dirty at times plus keep level headed and never forget where you come from.
What advice can you give to aspiring radio broadcasters? Get that education first my brother and sister so to have something in hand if radio don’t work for you… that’s one tip of advise I can pass on.

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

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