Chatting to Umgungundlovu FM jock

2018-01-31 06:00
Thembinkosi ‘Faniza Fish’Vidma dreams of owning a radio station one day.PHOTO: Supplied

Thembinkosi ‘Faniza Fish’Vidma dreams of owning a radio station one day.PHOTO: Supplied

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THE Maritzburg Echo chatted to Umgungundlovu FM presenter, Thembinkosi Vidma, known as “Faniza Fish”.

The disc jockey from Snathing hosts Indumiso, which airs at 12 pm and 3 am, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The show is about praise and worship and all things spiritual and Godly.

Vidma is also the technical producer of the station’s affairs show, which airs weekdays.

The 35-year-old said he started as a technical producer in 2013 before his voice surfaced on the airwaves in 2014 when he was given the nightly slot.

Echo: What made you decide to become a radio presenter?

Fish: I love radio and am passionate about it.

Echo: What path did you take to become a radio presenter?

Fish: In 2011 I studied sound technology at Damelin College in Durban because of my love for radio.

Echo: Where did you work before Umgungundlovu FM?

Fish: I was a sound engineer for a jazz band called Rise for three years. I’ve also been a club deejay.

Echo: Describe yourself?

Fish: I’m a hard worker, disciplined, I have good communication skills, I get along with people, I am punctual and I love what I do.

Echo: What would you like to accomplish?

Fish: I want to have my own radio sta- tion.

Echo: What do you love the most about your job?

Fish: Preaching the word of God, playing gospel music and promoting up-and-coming artists from Pietermaritzburg.

E cho: What are some of your challenges in your line of work?

Fish: People think we are different because we are radio presenters. They expect us to drive big cars and live a fancy life and sometimes it’s difficult to deal with because that is not the reality as presenters.

Echo: What’s your most memorable moment on the job?

Fish: When I was promoted from a technical producer to a presenter.

Echo: What advice have you got for young people who dream of becoming a radio jock?

Fish: Education is very important because it opens doors for you. Talent is just an advantage, but most importantly, do not use drugs and follow your dreams.

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