Behold! There Is Beauty On South African Radio

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Ok, eish! Yazi nearly forgot. Izolo, the celebration of World Radio Day was here and there. Well, archives say the first radio station in South Africa got put up by the South African Railways in Johannesburg on December 29, 1923. 

Although local radio broadcasting somewhat got made hollow over the years due to the invasion of nonsensical noisemakers and the faces of radio, there is still some good theatre of the mind voices on the air. We mention few in this piece but briefly zoom in on one. Ergo, he goes by the name Thabiso, with an extra O. From White City, Jabavu is Soweto – he is the son of abakwa Kotane, is’bongo esikhulu impela, ehe ikakhulukazi kwezepolotiki? Kahle wena! You do not know there is a Kotane of the liberation struggle hero things? Shem! Thus let us take you out of your misery. The struggle hero is Moses Mauane Kotane. Pay attention now, please, to www.sahistory.org.za because, among others, they have this to say about umkhulu uMoses Kotane…,

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 “In 1928, he (Moses Kotane) joined the African National Congress (ANC) but found it disappointingly ineffectual organisation.”

There… 1928, the ANC – ineffective. Hay kabi, ng’cela uk’buza, ne, has anything changed…,  How effective in government has the movie-ment been during the last 29 years? 

Anyway, khese nisiyeke nge ANC …, Today, we salute the hero of narration, marvelous storytelling and master of listener interaction on SA radio. Bakwethu, indeed, Thabiso Kotane is the man to listen to on talk radio. Sithetha nge weekly afternoons 3-6 pm, Power FM Drive, 98.7. Got the dial? Yeah! Look, the writer is biased here because Kotane is a brother in story telling. He is so marvelous, he makes it easy to wax lyrical about a fellow storyteller.

A couple of years back, Denzil Taylor (a fine radio documentary specialist and narrator) replace Kotane on the 8 pm to 12-midnight Power Perspective show. In December 2022, Taylor hangs a picture of himself and Kotane on socials. Of course, in tandem with a caption is a confession that Kotane is fine broadcasting material. We don’t know, but like aaah…! As far as radio broadcasting is concerned, we concur with master Taylor. Kotane is the Khabzela of talk radio. He is the best, Simply the…, Sing it Tina and let them radio people turn on the volume when Kotane is on-air.

 

Heey! Bafeethu, uTinaTurner is 83 years old.

Konje besikuphi? O!…, Cala mos of you see, with Kotane, you experience and feel the ishashalazi lomsakazo experience at play. Awa! Nokho, umsakazi is often up to date with local and global news happenings. He is amiable and tends to ask relevant questions. Plus, the chemistry with Refiloe Charmaine Matsela is charming. Of course, i-smomothela sakwa Matsela siyay’shaya into yaso ye traffic reporting. The social conversation contribution she makes on the show tends to excite.

Come now! You ought to also know Kotane edited the news desk of Capricorn FM in Limpopo and hosted a talk show there, including handling station managing duties. We are talking about a man who entered the university of radio broadcasting before he was a teen. At the feet of his reserved grandmama, Mary Kotane, his attention got caught by Izindaba and umdlalo osigcawu-gcawo othi…, 

Well, we are talking forgotten radio dramas or soap operas of old. Ngane zika mma!  Kotane also has experience as a radio show producer for abo Lawrence Dube, Bob Mabena, Given Mkhari…,  Pause, because that is all we had to say in this piece. Since World Radio Day things yesterday, it is necessary to quickly alert the nation about a national human asset on radio broadcasting from here, eMzansi – fo sho!  

Ladies and Gentleman, Thabiso Kotane!!!!

Eish! nearly forgot, again. Therefore…, We-o! Do check out Ntombi Phiri on Radio 2000 9am to noon. She sounds like she is on something – that is on to something radio good😝😜. You can feel her enthusiasm…, The Fire🔥Passion and Ecstasy things of Stimela. Shem! UAndile Maqongwana, phaya e Khaya FM…, She is a sweet 12 to 3pm lovelymenti-yo! Because her energy can have a listener feeling she is smitten with the radio thing. A bliss the other day was catching the Jazz Jazz show by Thokozani Ndlovu on Ukhozi FM from 5 to 8 pm. The music selection tends to be Wonderfulimenti-Yo! And the presenter is S’good is Nice on the ear. Eish, yaz’, the writer misses Aphelele Somi, mara why, he?  Anyway…,

Oldies still enjoyable on the radio include Wilson B Nkosi on Metro FM’s Sounds and Stuff Like that – Sundays 9 am to noon. There is the evergreen Dudu Lady D Khoza on Jabul’ujule things of uKhozi FM from 9 am to noon weekdays. Just Ice on Radio 2000 is about Mmino Mmino from 9 pm to midnight on Monday to Thursday. Yeah! Thabo T-Bose Mokwele, you qualify as a good oldie now 😜 plus unempandla. It has been long man…, But you still sound radio lovely with your kinky-interesting topics 9 am to noon weekdays on Kaya. On Lesedi FM, Thuso Motaung still holds it down with his drama and antics, thank you very much. Catch him from 12.30 to 3pm as he does Jwale Ke Nako.

Zinqunywa amakhanda ziyekwe bakwethu. Indeed, ha enye boloko kamoka.

THE ROOTS OF RADIO IN BRIEF

Simon Winchester, author of The Men Who United The States, says…,

“It was not until Christmas eve 1906 that from Brant Rock, Massachusetts came over the ether a cacophony of sounds announcing the arrival of a new star on the radio scene – Reginald Aubrey Fessenden, a Canadian-born former chemistry professor and electrical engineer. While it was in Europe that the idea of radio germinated, the technology got employed first in America to transmit the human voice and allow people to begin to talk to one another en masse. Guglielmo Marconi cracked the final technical problems (of radio broadcasting) and can be called the true inventor of wireless telegraphy.”

Ah!! The act of transmitting information invisibly through the air.

The United Nations Radio kicks off on 13 February 1946 and World Radio Day is proclaimed at UNESCO’s General Conference in 2011, following an initial proposal by Spain. The objective of World Radio Day is to raise public awareness of the importance of radio and to encourage decision makers to use it to provide access to information, and to improve international co-operation among broadcasters.

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