DJ Fresh buys votes for new radio show

ENRICHING AIRWAVES: DJ Fresh greets motorists and hands out R100 notes to 5fm listeners at the busy intersection of Cape Road and William Moffatt Expressway while live on the air.  Here Arthur Phillips shows off his R100 note. Picture: MIKE HOLMES
ENRICHING AIRWAVES: DJ Fresh greets motorists and hands out R100 notes to 5fm listeners at the busy intersection of Cape Road and William Moffatt Expressway while live on the air. Here Arthur Phillips shows off his R100 note. Picture: MIKE HOLMES

POPULAR 5fm jock DJ Fresh did a bit of his own campaigning yesterday – dishing out R100 notes to lucky listeners around Nelson Mandela Bay.

DJ Fresh took over the breakfast show from Gareth Cliff this week and is going around the country as part of a drive to promote his new slot.

His Port Elizabeth tour started at 5am when he visited the Collegiate and Grey schools’ hostels for surprise wake-up calls.

“We started our breakfast show on Monday and we decided to take it to the people.

[After the schools], I went to the corner of Cape Road and William Moffett Expressway where I gave R1500 to 15 listeners of 5fm. While political officials are busy giving away free T-shirts and food vouchers, we decided to give out R100 notes to anyone listening to 5fm,” DJ Fresh said.

“I have always enjoyed doing morning radio and the move back to the morning drive is a great opportunity to create content and entertain in a new space.

“I am excited about the new additions to my team and guarantee the audience will be part of my journey in every aspect of the show.”

DJ Fresh, who previously presented the afternoon drive show, said the 5fm team wanted to give people something to remember by giving them the opportunity to “meet the person who will be presenting their favourite show”.

“I also went to the beach to chat to people who prefer to swim in the early hours. I met about 20 of them and I must say it was really fascinating.

“I ended my visit at Alexander Road High School where I met their brass band and also took some pictures with some parents,” he said.

He will be joined in the morning slot by his long- standing colleagues, Catherine Grenfell (executive producer) and Duran Collett (sport). Newcomers include Carmen Reddy (news) who has an extensive TV and radio background, and Sol Phenduka (traffic) who was recently in the Big Brother Mzansi House and has extensive morning radio experience. The team heads to Johannesburg today, Bloemfontein tomorrow and Cape Town on Friday. – Yoliswa Sobuwa

 

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