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.
She started her career in broadcasting as a sound engineer at the SABC, but after 10 years her thirst for knowledge and her love for the industry promted her to explore and expand to other areas in the field, such as production, eventing, marketing, advertising and sales.
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.