Jacaranda FM, one of South Africa’s most popular radio stations, is looking to hire a new presenter to join its regional broadcast team in Limpopo.
“With its strong presence across Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and the North West province, Jacaranda FM is looking to develop local talent and deliver hyper-local content that resonates with the region,” the station said in a statement on Monday (17 October).
Jacaranda FM’s Limpopo presenter search
The station’s Programming Manager, Hennie Myburgh, said they are “looking for someone unique, a curious storyteller who can connect with our diverse listener landscape, and someone driven to be part of an extraordinary team.”
“Limpopo is such an interesting province; we want to develop a local voice that can connect authentically with our extremely loyal and engaging community there,” he added.
“We’re also looking for someone who can bring some new listeners into the fold with a distinct style of presenting to complement our dynamic mix of music and on-air content.”
How to apply
To have a shot at joining radio favourites Barney Simon and Sascha Van Gelder, simply come through to Jacaranda FM‘s studio at The Mall of The North in Polokwane on 22 and 29 October.
Aspiring radio presenters will have two opportunities to record a demo that could be shortlisted for the finals taking place on 4 November. The most impressive presenter will be announced as the latest addition to the Jacaranda FM team on 7 November during Breakfast with Martin Bester between 06:00 and 09:00.
Applicants should live in Limpopo or be willing to be Limpopo-based, must speak English and Afrikaans, demonstrate a deep love for the Limpopo province and Jacaranda FM, and must love music.
“If you can demonstrate captivating storytelling and how to use the intimacy that radio offers to keep our listeners tuned in daily, we’d really love to hear from you,” adds Myburgh.
Earlier this year, Martin Bester shared five tips for aspiring radio presenters which could be massively useful for this gig’s applicants.
His tips range from knowing your industry well, creating content even if your audience is still small and having the courage to break the “right rules.”
Bookmark the audition details:
- Venue: Jacaranda FM Studio at The Mall of The North – Polokwane (next to Game Stores)
- Date: 22 and 29 October
- Time: 09:00 to 18:00