Date:02 July 2020 - By: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
Some on-air names of presenters have a way of making listeners fall in love with either the show or the radio station – but Empee Mr Media Voice on Air manages to achieve both.
Born Phumudzo Mainganya at Ha-Matidza village, Empee Mr Media Voice on Air is an accomplished radio presenter currently attached to Makhado FM, the community radio station in Louis Trichardt.
He feels he was born for the radio. "When I was nine years old, I had to relocate to my grandparents' place,” he said. “My late grandmother taught me a lot of poems, but my grandfather was a great fan of Phalaphala FM, so I learnt to love radio because of him.”
This information technology and computer science student at Vhembe TVET College said that he believed that radio presenters should be versatile in all their projects in order to broaden their personalities. "I spent a lot of my time studying, playing music and listening to other radio stations, such Zi Sterio FM and Gagazi FM,” he said. “As a radio man, I don’t ‘box’ myself in, or else I will end up suffering from stagnation; I need to grow and always come up with something new and fresh.”
He spent a stint at Nzhelele FM as a volunteer and eventually found his way to Makhado FM, where he has been hosting Community Diary on Saturdays (15:00-18:00) and “R&B Hits” on Sundays (09:00-12:00).
He revealed that his dream was to own a radio station. “I am looking forward to being a supportive husband to the woman I will marry and get to be the best dad ever to our children,” he said.
Empee Mr Media Voice on Air.
By: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho was born in 1984 in Madombidzha village, not far from Louis Trichardt in the Limpopo Province. After submitting articles for roughly a year for Limpopo Mirror's youth supplement, Makoya, he started writing for the main newspaper. He is a prolific writer who published his first book, titled A Traumatic Revenge in 2011. It focusses on life on the street and how to survive amidst poverty. His second book titled The Violent Gestures of Life was published in 2014.