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DJs are upbeat and on the ball

By unknown | 2006-11-03 00:00:00.0 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Michael Tlhakudi

Michael Tlhakudi

Shaxe Khumalo and Vincent Lehata are two young disc jockeys who are passionate about radio.

The duo started their radio careers with the now improved Kovsie FM a couple of years ago and have since become a force to be reckoned with in the broadcasting industry.

The pair, together with DJ 2Biaz, co-host the Shaxe and Vince LIVE show.

This is an upbeat, unrestricted, up-to-date, trend-setting and fun-filled weekend drive- time show on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 4pm to 7pm on Kovsie FM.

The show promotes local DJs through its 30-minuteGuest DJs initiative, which showcases mixes by local DJs.

Shaxe said: "We don't work only with local DJs but also feature some of the well-known national ones as guests on our show whenever they have gigs in Bloem.

"We also set up interviews with artists."

One of the big attractions on Shaxe and Vince LIVE is the Night-time Experience featuring film clips of popular party spots.

The content is 80percent local and prioritises events in the Bloemfontein, Botshabelo and Thaba Nchu area.

Shaxe and Vince LIVE has chosen the road less travelled by introducing house music to Bloemfontein's masses on Sunday afternoons.

A lot of people were sceptical about this decision at first but it has paid off in a big way.

Shaxe and Vince LIVE is the most popular show among Bloemfonteiners between the ages of 15 and 35, both in the suburbs and in the township.

Vince said: "People need to realise that the station has moved from being a campus radio to a community radio.

"Some of the issues we deal with extensively include love and we have programmes that touch on teenage sexuality and HIV- Aids."

According to Shaxe, even the sky is not the limit.

"Our aim is to make the station a household brand in the near future. The love that we have for radio is enormous.

"But we are trying to improve our programming and bring more listeners to the show and the station.

"The show has certainly grown by leaps and bounds since its introduction," he said

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