New Brighton-born Siyabonga (Siya) Citwa has been given the green light in commercial radio by joining Algoa FM as presenter on the early morning show before the Daron Mann Breakfast (DMB).
“It is always exciting to welcome new home-grown talent,” says Algoa FM operations director Alfie Jay.
“Wow, wow, wow! This is so unreal. The late Viv Bozack always told me to believe in myself and now my dream has become a reality,” says Citwa.
Citwa is currently studying radio production and presenting at RAPP Studios in Newton Park.
“On and off, Siya has spent about six years behind the mike in community radio. He has commenced training with us and we should have him flying solo on-air in June,” says Jay.
Citwa, matriculated from Ithembelihle High School in New Brighton before spending two years at Rhodes University studying journalism and media studies, followed by a year at NMMU to continue his media studies.
The early morning show becomes available soon as Lance du Plessis will be presenting the afternoon drive show in the Garden Route. This follows Jacques Arendt’s decision to leave Algoa FM in order to pursue other interests, according to Jay. “We are still on good terms with Jacques and wish him every success.”
“Lance is the perfect choice for afternoons in the Garden Route as has always held a great rapport with our audience. His wealth of experience will assist us to build on the fantastic foundation we have created in the Southern Cape,” he says.
Du Plessis will continue to present his “Sounds of Time” on Sunday mornings.
“This has provided us the opportunity to expand our line-up by introducing a fresh new voice between 5 and 6 am weekdays,” says Jay.
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