I served my broadcasting apprenticeship at FMR under Leslie McKenzie for 8 years, being appointed Station Manager upon his retirement. I eschew the microphone and prefer to perform my administrative and bureaucratic functions in the shadows. The spotlight should be always on the wonderful FMR team (staff and volunteers) who create and broadcast the “FMR sound.”
I’ve been working at FMR for about 9 years. I love listening to all kinds of music, it’s my way of escaping into my own little space. I may not play any type of sport but really enjoy watching most kinds of sport, especially cricket, which is quite funny because I’ve attempted playing it before and ended up with a black eye.
Hello to all Opus followers and Fine Music Radio listeners. I am excited to be the newest staff member of the Fine Music Radio team, taking over as Sales and Marketing Manager. I am honoured to be working for such a fantastic radio station and am grateful to everyone I have met so far for truly making me feel so at home.
I started working at FMR as a sound engineer about 5 years ago whilst studying law at UWC as a part-time student, and would therefore like to use both these skills in the Entertainment Law arena in the future. I am also a classically trained percussionist which may explain my inability to sit still for too long. As a proud Capetonian, I cannot resist a braai but I do also enjoy Thai and Japanese cuisine.
Originally from Johannesburg I came to Cape Town in my early 20s for what should have been three months and, like a lot of people who visit this city, never left. I was sucked into a lifestyle of mountain exploration, rock climbing and the kind of adventure that wouldn’t have been possible in my previous flat, featureless home.
Born to 18-year-old parents, my musical influences were the likes of Black Sabbath, Led Zepplin and Jon Anderson. I’m a music lover but have to say after all these years at FMR they have yet to convert me into a classical listener. I’ve recently added another little girl to my growing netball team and am loving all that it has to offer.
Carla is on the administrative staff, taking care of accounts, among other things.
After completing a BMus (Hons) majoring in composition at UCT, in 1985 I began my career as a sound engineer at the SABC, Auckland Park. A year later I moved to the SABC's Music Department, where I was music compiler for classical music programmes. In 1989, I moved to Cape Town to take up the post of classical music producer. I compiled, scripted and produced programmes and was involved in recording local performances. In 1996 I received an SABC Radio Artes Award for a documentary programme, ‘The Great Divide’.