When you’re the person tasked with compiling and programming all the music at HOT 102.7FM, you better know your ‘Old Skool’ music, and fortunately our Shawny B does. In fact, he knows it backwards, so if you’re ever looking for a chinwag about the hits of ‘yesteryear’ or can’t remember the name of a track you used to shake a leg to in the club, then he’s your man. That’s because he’s been a professional club, corporate and mobile DJ for over 30 years and is still very active on the scene. So, if you’re throwing a milestone ‘Old Skool’ party, look no further than Shawny B! Just don’t ask him to get into an aircraft – he absolutely hates flying, even though he lists flying radio-controlled helicopters as one of his hobbies! Otherwise, you’ll find this ‘Old Skool’ music anorak trawling through his musical archives, putting on some Depeche Mode, and tucking into yet another helping of sushi. That’s Shawny B!
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You would have to go a long way to beat the passion HOT 102.7FM’s Founder and Managing Director has for radio. That’s due to the longstanding relationship Lloyd has with the medium – a relationship extending back over 30 years to when he was a little boy growing in Durban and discovering radio for the very first time.
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’?