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Mark Pilgrim

With his distinctive bald head, charismatic personality and easy-going demeanour, Mark Pilgrim is one of South Africa’s most recognisable radio and TV personalities. He has spent over 21 years entertaining millions of listeners on radio.

He’s also hosted many television shows over the years, including the country’s first ever reality show — Big Brother SA. Mark is a well-polished master of ceremonies, corporate deejay, as well as motivational speaker.

Simon Parkinson

Simon started his broadcasting career at a community radio station before joining the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation’s Radio Three as a breakfast show presenter in 1990. In 1999, he and his wife Caren, decided to move to SA, whereupon he was appointed anchor of the sports desk on 567 CapeTalk.

He subsequently moved to East Coast Radio in Durban, and then on to 94.7 Highveld Stereo in Joburg where he became the weekend breakfast show host.

Sasha Martinengo

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Proudly Italian with an ancestral racing gene in his blood, Sasha Martinengo was destined to take South Africa by storm by becoming one of the faces and voices of Formula One and Motor sport in general. A radio and club DJ, television sports presenter, MC, restaurateur and a father of two, Sasha’s energy and enthusiasm for life knows no bounds.
In 1994 Sasha was offered a position as a DJ on 5FM. He started off on the 1-4AM slot, climbing his way up to where he is today. Sasha’s quick wit, in-depth knowledge of Formula One and effervescence has made him a local and international icon. From the adrenaline rush of cars racing at unimaginable speeds to the thrill of live broadcasting, Sasha lives with one rule: Keep the passion!

Paul Almeida

Paul Almeida has been deejaying for 30 years in a number of nightclubs around South Africa. Paul’s passion has always been music, going to the in-famous Italian Club and watching the legend Maurizio play gave Paul the inspiration to become a club DJ. Starting his deejaying career in the late 80s at the Carlton Ice rink, Paul quickly established himself as one of the top commercial deejays in South Africa.
His love for the 80s sound elevated his passion for music and clubbing. Paul got his first DJ gig at San Lorenzo in Hillbrow in 1987, but the magic didn’t stop there, Paul has played at all the top clubs in Johannesburg and around Southern Africa including, Q’s, The Thunder Dome, The Dome, Emporer’s Palace, Berlins, Chillers and the White Horse Inn.
 He has been involved in 240 released albums including worldwide brands such as Ministry of Sound, Hed Kandi and many others. Paul has collaborated with legendary South African music icon David Gresham on the “Back to the Eighties” album. Paul is responsible for discovering South Africa’s big talent ChianoSky, who has signed the very first ever 360 degree deal with EMI Records South Africa.

Lloyd Madurai

Lloyd has been in the radio industry for over two decades.  He started his radio career at the age of 13 working as a DJ at two of Durban’s largest shopping centres.  At the age of 15, while still in high school, he made his break in commercial radio as a weekend DJ on Radio Port Natal, now known as East Coast Radio. At the time Lloyd was the youngest commercial radio DJ on air in South Africa. Lloyd, then moved on to 103FM, hosting the 12 – 3pm weekday shows.
At 19, he was the weekday breakfast show host and first voice ever heard on-air at P4 99.5FM, Durban’s newest commercial smooth jazz station. Lloyd moved to Gauteng to take up a position at 94.7 Highveld Stereo. He was the station’s Friday night party DJ as well as Highveld’s new Music Manager. At the age of 26, Lloyd was appointed as the Programme Manager at Jacaranda 94.2FM. That role grew to include the station’s Head of Talent, Content and Programming.
In 2010, Lloyd headed up the commercial FM radio license bid for Capital 103FM in KZN with African General Equity (Pty) Ltd. Today, Lloyd is the founder of the Gauteng Media Development Project and Managing Director at Hot 91.9FM.

John Walland

Following his lifelong passion to be involved in the electronic media, John Walland joined 5FM in 1989 on a freelance basis presenting news and sport.  In 1994 he joined on a permanent basis working alongside numerous top radio presenters, where his banter and humour made him a popular personality.  Presenting and co-ordinating sports interviews during Nashua Sports Trax, he built up an excellent relationship with sporting personalities both locally and internationally.
John was appointed as Sports Anchor on SABC 2`s AM Today Breakfast Show in 1999 and also appeared on Mnet`s Super Saturday as a Sports Show Participant. In 2003 John left 5FM, joined 94.7 Highveld Stereo as a Sports Presenter where he worked with numerous radio personalities. He left Highveld Stereo to further gain experience in the industry and joined Jacaranda FM in January 2008 as a sports presenter conducting interviews with local and international sporting personalities for the KFC Sports Cage.
John Walland is currently a Supersport Blitz Channel presenter, commentating on all live events broadcasting across the stations sport channels.  He is also on Ballz visual radio and is part of Joburg`s Hottest Breakfast Team.

Simon Hill

Simon Hill started his radio career down in the Cape back in 2008 after studying and majoring in radio journalism at Rhodes University. His love for sports initially saw him lean towards the more ‘active’ side of radio broadcasting, which resulted in him doing sport on shows featuring the likes of Ryan O’ Connor and John Maytham. However, a phone call from Darren Scott back in April 2009 changed all that. Soon Simon began writing and voicing numerous parodies and skits for Darren’s Just Plain Breakfast.  One such skit was The Rugby Panel, which, over the years has endeared and alienated (mainly alienated) Simon to many.

In 2011 Simon swapped his ‘hey bru’ for ‘ja, china’ and made the move from Cape Town to Johannesburg to take up a full – time career in radio.  The journey continued in 2012 when Simon formed part of the founding group that started Ballz Visual Radio: South Africa’s first dedicated sports – only internet radio station.  It is this team that joined Hot 91.9FM in November 2014 to re-voice the South African radio landscape. These days you can hear Simon trying to find a role for himself on Joburg’s Hottest Breakfast.

Andy Leve

Andy Leve cut her teeth in radio at the age of 18, when she started working at Rhodes Music Radio. Over the 4 years working at the station she co-hosted the Breakfast show, The RMR Top 40 and also had her own specialist South African rock music show. After graduating from Rhodes University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Journalism Degree Majoring in Television, Documentary Making and Political and International Relations, Andy Leve also became Rhodes Music Radio`s Programming Manager.
Andy`s personality and her gift of the gab were not being maximised behind the scenes. After a string of voice over`s , some of which aired on national radio including Metro FM and landing the role of `Smarty Cat` on the kids production `Cool Catz`, she soon found herself in front of the mic once again. In 2014 Andy joined the `home of legends` Hot 91.9. Here she is the traffic presenter on `Joburg`s Hottest Breakfast Show` with Darren Scott.
Andy has interviewed many of South Africa`s household names over the years, miss Leve is slowly but surely making ground as both a television creative and a commercial radio personality in the making.

Shane “The Duke” Wellington

His career in broadcasting began in 1994 when he began presenting and hosting programmes like, “Pace Magazine” on Bop TV, Countdown (SABC 3), Intertainment (ETV), and Ziwamo (SABC 3).

In 2005, he began ring announcing for boxing with SABC Sport, and continued until 2011, when he joined EFC Africa as the announcer for their globally televised MMA events. Along with a television career, Shane has also hosted several radio shows on 5FM, Solid Gold FM and Can-I Community Radio. He’s hosted numerous corporate promotions, conferences, award shows, including the 2006 FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour, as well as the opening ceremony for the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Shane has acted on stage (Dreamgirls SA), in several movies (Mr Bones, Styxx, XJ-1), and in TV dramas (Strike Back, The Lab, Surviving Katrina). Currently Shane is the hexagon announcer for the Extreme Fighting Championship which is broadcast LIVE in over 100 countries worldwide. For Hot 91.9FM, Shane presents “The Weekend Party with The Duke” from 8pm – midnight on Fridays.

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