RADIO presenter Quizy will on Saturday start a three-months training for prospective radio presenters.
The training will be conducted with assistance of presenters like PC FM’s DJ Boots and other personalities from stations like Y FM, 5 FM, Kofifi FM and some from South Africa.
Born Khotso Moletsane, Quizy has been a radio presenter for the past eight years and says he was inspired to host the training after receiving complements form listeners while fellow presenters flocked to him for advice.
His career started at TK FM in 2012 before he moved to Ultimate FM a year later. Initially, he started off behind the scenes before he started presenting his own shows in 2014.
In a recent interview with the Xpress People, Quizy said he has always loved radio and started research on a radio career long before he became one.
He said the training would cover areas like basics of radio presenting, how to host a good radio programme, the importance of preparation, choosing music that corresponds with the show and background music among others
“I have seen a lot of common mistakes being made by radio presenters and I wish to help correct those with the upcoming training,” Quizy said.
“My time on radio has taught me that one must not just host a show because they are expected to do so but instead, they must put all their energy and love.
Most presenters do not know the importance of song selection and how one bad song can ruin your listenership. Jingles, just like background music, are so important and we will train participants on such issues.”
Although this will be the first such training, Quizy said he hopes to conduct more to help both aspirants and some who are already in the field.
Quizy however, said the training would not substitute accreditation as it is just meant to develop skills.
He also said he is holding the training in his personal capacity.
Interested participants are required to register before 29 February 2020.
“The digital registration is a non-refundable M100 for all applicants. Once registration is complete the trainees will further pay M300 for 3 months.”
Among the trainers will some industry professionals who will either be present or will make presentations online.
The training is for individual aged from 16 to 25 years and can speak fluent English.
“The participants will be offered an opportunity to guest present with me on Ultimate FM on a date set by the management,” Quizy said.