Several Tuks FM alumni joined the radio station’s training camp, held on 24 February at LC de Villiers Sports Centre.
Ayanda MVP (947) and Rob Forbes (5FM) were among the alumni who shared their knowledge with 57 newbies who joined the Tuks FM family. The new recruits will be joining the presenter; news, sports and traffic; content production; technical and audio production; voice over; marketing and graphic design departments in a bid to hone their skills in these areas.
Tuks FM has produced some of the biggest names in the broadcasting industry to date, including the likes of Anele Mdoda, Gareth Cliff and Rian van Heerden, to name but three.
With a new station manager at the helm, Tuks FM will this year focus on realigning itself with its core market: the youth in the greater Tshwane area, as well as students of the University of Pretoria.
“Tuks FM will essentially rebrand itself to become a vibrant, relevant multimedia platform for the youth of Tshwane,” says Leanne Kunz, station manager.
“This training camp was the start of many great things to come this year for Tuks FM,” says Kunz.
“An entirely new music format is on the cards, so in the next month or so, listeners will start to hear a brand new Tuks FM. This along with a renewed effort to provide volunteers with the best possible training so they, in turn, can provide the community with quality, relevant content, is a major focus at the moment.”
Other Tuks FM alumni who joined the training camp were Hennie Myburgh (JacarandaFM), Marietta Dercksen and Andre Kunz (5FM), who trained the teams on music scheduling, social media, and presenting and content production respectively.
A new programme manager, Mike Bower, also an alumni, will join the team in March.