The ‘spiritual compass’ of HOT 102.7FM and the owner of the biggest heart, always ready to lend an ear and bring perspective to any dilemma, this lover of sunrises and nature brings inspiration and comfort to the station’s audience through a presentation style that is warm and authentic. But don’t let the calm demeanour fool you – this is an adrenaline junkie with a love for speed and all things fast-paced! When she eventually takes her foot off the accelerator, though, Shona likes to relax by walking, reading, spending time with her parrots and fur babies and just talking to people and learning. Speaking about learning, something you may not know is that Shona has two degrees – one in theology(cum laude) and a medical BSc as well as a diploma in education(cum laude). When it comes to music, Shona loves The Carpenters, Abba and club classics. Add a nice plate of Moussaka – now that’s a spiritual awakening of a different kind for our Shona!
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You’ll love his silky-smooth voice on a Sunday afternoon and the relaxed vibes he puts out at the end of the week, with a show that’s all about easy listening and great tunes, whilst he keeps a beady eye on the latest sports events! That’s just the way he likes it, which, incidentally, is the name of his all-time favourite song by The S.O..S Band, and that kinda sums up our Tony – a chilled dude, a lover of sport and all things South African. But, did you know this son of Nyanga in Zimbabwe is a collector of vinyl, old school radios and stereo systems? You can obviously add ‘radio stations’, as well, with Tony finding a home at HOT 102.7FM and slotting in seamlessly. If he’s not in the studio, you’ll find this tall foody in the kitchen, taking every opportunity to whip up something delicious, including the sweet and distinctive taste of his favourite Bream fish!
Say the name ‘Nzinga Qunta’ and immediately you think, ‘hard-hitting business anchor’. But, whilst that may certainly be the case, there’s definitely more than meets the eye for the host of HOT Business – a carb-loving runner, yoga enthusiast and watcher of “slightly cheesy crime dramas”. Sure, she likes to take a close look at the South African economy and grill the country’s business leaders, but that doesn’t stop her from heading home after a long day, putting on some Whitney Houston, Donny Hathaway or Spice Girls, whipping up her “life-changing prawn curry”, and sitting down to write. Yes, that’s right – there are many strings to our Nzinga’s bow, including being a published author of a children’s literacy book, with more books in the pipeline! Otherwise, you’ll find her singing along to You Are My Heaven by Hathaway and Roberta Flack and exploring creative ways to solve the literacy problem in South Africa. Anyone say ‘over-achiever’?
This well-travelled Virgo and snappy dresser is a little relieved that social media wasn’t around in his early days, saving him from “a life full of explanations” and leaving him to his music, with Simple Minds, erm, top of mind, along with Sowing the Seeds of Love from Tears for Fears. That’s the kinda stuff that gets him going, but you can also find a way to Steve’s heart with some prawn dim sum and anything containing meat and potatoes! Otherwise, you’ll find him curled up with his three Border Collies - Ringo, Sgt. Pepper and Star – or taking in the footie, as he torments himself as a long-suffering Spurs fan! Steve brings all facets of a colourful personality to a countdown show that is a racy, energetic, no-time-to-breathe three hours, where he likes to remind listeners to “remember the time”, just as Michael Jackson did. That’s because it’s a trip down memory lane like no other, with Steve adding an uncanny knack of timing and tons of energy to a show full of the magic of ‘Old Skool’ music radio.