BAY FM programme manager and Bay TV presenter Selwyn Willis was born for radio.
“If I was not in broadcast media I would be unemployed, although some of my friends say I could be a good motivational speaker,” Willis said.
His first radio job was with Nando’s Heatwave Radio, after a friend told him to go for the auditions.
“I used to do the in-flight announcements on South African Airways aircraft, and at a stopover in Cape Town, a lady from SABC approached me and told me I should be on radio as I have a good voice”.
Willis, who is from Cape Town, where he studied at Livingstone High School, places high importance on education in general.
He has a national diploma in versatile broadcasting and radio and television, which he obtained and passed with distinction at Tshwane University of Technology.
His favourite radio personality is 94.7 Highveld Stereo presenter Alex Jay. “Alex is one of the longest-serving radio presenters and still maintains good standard of presenting”, he said.
He added that a good presenter is someone who is an extrovert, witty and someone that can think on his feet.
His career highlight is when he interviewed international singer George Benson during his visit to the Bay.
During his 14 years in radio, Willis has worked for various other radio stations including Hypermarket and Radio Pick n Pay, 94.7 Highveld Stereo, Jacaranda FM and Algoa FM.
Asked where does he see himself in five years time the presenter/manager said that he hopes to be involved in a massive project where he can make a positive contribution to Nelson Mandela Bay and joked that he hopes he will still have a full head of hair.
Willis presents a business and finance segment on the Today Show on Bay TV every Tuesday at 6.30pm.