The Big Joburg Drive
Presented by Tony, Dylan & Tara
|Mon – Thurs
The Big Joburg Drive sees you home every afternoon, with Tony, Dyl and Tara delivering the best ‘Old Skool’ music, light banter, plenty of laughs, and fun facts, guaranteed to take the edge off a long workday and put a smile on your face! Catch The Big Joburg Drive, weekdays from 3-6pm Monday to Thursday and from 3-6:30pm on Fridays on your radio dial on 102.7FM, on DStv audio channel 822 and streaming on www.hot1027.co.za.
The Big Joburg Drive
The Big Joburg Drive crew
As the host of The Big Joburg Drive, Tony considers it his social responsibility project to keep Dylan under control and out of trouble, but throw in Tara as another of his ‘children’ to look after, and you can see why this veteran of the South African radio scene likes to wind down his days with a large glass of red wine, ideally paired with some of his favourite French food! He’s come a long way has our Tony – literally – taking in the likes of the bright lights of the UK and Ireland, where he once broadcast his show from a caravan, next to a carpet warehouse in Waterford! No surprise, then, that he likes travelling, with Italy top of his list, and he knows his ‘Old Skool’ music backwards, making it difficult to pick out some favourites. But throw on some Doobie Brothers, crank up ‘What A Fool Believes’, and that’ll get his foot tapping.
A dryer sense of humour you’ll struggle to find, but that’s what Dylan brings to The Big Joburg Drive, dovetailing nicely with Tony and Tara, along with, obviously, delivering the day’s sports news – a long-held passion for this experienced sports journalist, who feels like he’s found his groove in radio, having dabbled in all mediums over the years and played most ball sports, with varying degrees of success. He’s a die-hard REM fan, but equally happy listening to most things from Elton John, Queen, Bruce Springsteen, and Johnny Clegg, which is what Isabella and Sophie – the apples of his eye – get to listen to on the way to school every day! He’s a proud Dad and husband, likes a cold beer and a chat, and makes a mean ‘Spag Bol’, and when he’s not needed at home, you’ll find him on the golf course or pounding the roads of Joburg!
Who’s never tried tomato sauce?? Well, apparently our cat-loving Head of News and experienced news journalist – otherwise known as ‘Dotey’ - who also hates raisins, but loves chocolate. Just don’t ask her about cigarettes, to go camping, or to re-visit Venice or Luderitz – “learnt my lesson the first time!” Otherwise, she’s a fan of the movie ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’, the journalist and author Douglas Murray, and the book ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’. Our Tara also has quite a philosophical outlook on life and believes that “happiness is a choice, not a destination” and that “worrying only means you suffer twice”. No surprise, then, that she values her integrity, resilience and optimism, and hates it when people promise to do something, then don’t. If she’s not at home looking after her little guy, you’ll find her beavering away in the newsroom and cooking up the next great idea for the HOT 102.7FM news team.