#MyRadioPeople : Yezulu Dube

Why radio? I got hooked to radio in my preteens, I heard Linda “Mr Magic Sibiya on the radio one afternoon and I loved radio ever since. I loved and I was intrigued by the way he made me feel happy and I told my young self then that I want to do the same.

Which other radio stations have you worked at? I’ve been team #InandaFM ever since.

Did you study radio? Before getting into radio I did a course with Dinneocomms. It was quite informative and it interesting being taught by one of the best in the industry Makhosi Khoza and Boni Xaba.*

Besides Radio, which other side projects are you currently busy with or are involved in? I have a “9 to 5” which consumes more of my time than I would like, with the rest of the time I put in the effort to become the best radio personality I can be.

Who is your South African Radio Icon? Yoh! Can I name a few? In no particular order Phat Joe, Fresh, Ntombikayise Phiri, Mroza and Tbo Touch.

What can we expect from you in the next 5 years? Definitely doing more than just radio. My passion is seeing people heal and thrive so that is the direction of my aspirations*

How often do you listen to other radio stations and which radio stations do you usually listen to? Not as often as I would like to. I listen mostly to Radio 2000. Listening to other radio stations helps me learn and grow.

What has working on radio taught you? To respect my craft/profession, always be open to learning and that it’s not about me, it’s just through me*

What advice can you give to aspiring radio broadcasters? Don’t wait to be hired by a radio station to start practicing your craft. Trust me when I say those links do in front of the mirror or when you alone will help you in the long run. Never stop learning, never stop trying. Volunteer if you can. And most importantly, ZAZI (know they self).


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