Bookkeeper and deejay combo

2017-11-22 06:00
Magda Timms in the Capital FM studio.PHOTO: supplied

Magda Timms in the Capital FM studio.PHOTO: supplied

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DURING the week she wears a Mason Incorporated Attorneys’ senior bookkeeper and office manager’s hat, but on Saturdays she puts on a KZN Capital FM radio jock hat.

Magda Timms from Bisley runs a 10am to 12pm show called Vinkel and Koljander on Saturdayswhere she plays Afrikaans music and interacts with listeners.

Speaking to Maritzburg Fever Timms says she has always loved music, but never thought that one day she would sit behind the mic in a radio station­.

Timms said in 2014 she and the late Frikkie Pretorius, a friend and her co-presenter, started a music show for the Afrikaans community in Pietermaritzburg.

“One day I went with Pretorius to the KZN Capital FM studio because I was helping him compile a CD of Afrikaans music.

“After the show, when the producer heard I had compiled the music, he told me he would like to assist me with producing a show.

“I told him I knew nothing about producing a show or being a radio presenter. He gave me a few lessons on how to produce a show, then he handed everything over to me.

“It has been an exciting journey for the past three years, but it comes with a lot of hard work. Radio presenting and production has become more than just a hobby - it is my voluntary service to the community because I believe everyone can do something for the community, no matter who you are or what you do for a living.”

Because Timms has a full-time job during the week, she has to juggle her schedule in order to spend time with family and her 15-year-old daughter.

“When I gtet home from work on a Friday, I prepare for my show. Sometimes I only get to bed at midnight.

“After my show I spend time with my daughter and on Sunday I go to church.

“It’s challenging but I have fallen so much in love with radio and I hope to remain with the radio station where I interact with my community.”

Timms says she has a dream that one day Pietermaritzburg will be the “music city of South Africa”.

“There are lot of talented musicians here, who sing different types of music. As community radio we want to help upcoming musicians and give them an opportunity to showcase their talent,” she said.

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