After a great festive season, RX Radio is back on the airwaves! Last Saturday, the 13th of January, we had our first live broadcast of 2018 – with plenty of great shows and entertaining guests.

Dr Sindiwe Magona poses with RX Radio Young Reporters on the first live broadcast for 2018. Dr Magona spoke with the kids to find out what stories they want to hear.

Starting our hectic line-up was the Top 20 with Alex – as he counted down the top tracks of January 2018. On his show, he also hosted Dr Sindiwe Magona – an acclaimed writer, creative coach and all round life-teacher – and KFM presenters (and Alex’s personal heroes), Ryan O’Connor and Sechaba G.

Sechaba G and Ryan O’Connor chat to Alex about what it’s like being in radio

We then had a great interview with Professor Njabulo Ndebele, Chairperson of Nelson Mandela Foundation, that was conducted by our own RX Radio Young Reporter Athule on Tackling the Outdoors with Hakeem. This was followed up by an important discussion about sun protection with Naasiha Dada – Social Auxiliary Worker and Community Mobiliser at CANSA Cape Metro.

This week, Qaqamba’s Inspiration Corner was hosted by Young RX Reporter Talitha where she talked about the anxiety of starting a new school grade. She also interviewed Melissa Platt, co-founder of Footprints4Sam.

On Amirah’s Hot Playlist, presenter Amirah talked about World Braille Day with Vincent Daniels, the Public Awareness Officer from the Cape Town Society for the Blind. She then had a lively interview with the musical duo Alter Ego.

Rounding up the first live broadcast of 2018, we had Zaarha’s Kitchen – your favourite show about the culinary world. On this show, Talitha interviewed Ramabina Mahapa, former RX Radio Project Officer, about his experience with our radio station. Zaarha also got to chat to 9 and 7 year-old Mini Chefs from The Table Bay Sun International, Madison and Isabella Henry. Finally, Talitha spoke with the Madison and Isabella’s chef mentor, Daren Everts.

Mini Chefs Madison and Isabelle Henry made us a lovely gingerbread house to share!

Our first live broadcast day of 2018 was clearly a busy one with so many guests, kids, and presenters coming in to chat and jive to some music. It looks like this is a great sign for things to come as we make 2018 our best year yet! So stay tuned…