It is no secret that the Coronavirus pandemic has left many of us wondering what the future holds and can leave us feeling scared and uneasy. During this uncertain time, RX Radio has been bringing you information, education and entertainment around this topic to boost morale and make everyone feel a bit more at ease during this time.

As you may know, two of the Young RX Radio Reporters have been able to broadcast their shows live from their homes: RX Radio Breakfast on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 09:00 to 11:00 and Qaqamba’s Inspiration during COVID-19 on Thursdays from 13:00 to 14:00. To help lift everyone’s spirits, RX Radio has started interviewing some stand-up comedians and religious leaders as part of a boosting morale series.

Boosting Morale with Comedy

Every Monday, a comedian is featured on RX Radio Breakfast with Alex. Mark Lottering, a popular stand-up Cape Town comedian, was the first to be interviewed by RX Radio Reporter Alex on Monday 18 May 2020, where he had discussed life as a comedian and how he is coping during the COVID- 19 pandemic – he even talks about what he’d do if he were a frontline worker! [CHECK OUT] his interview below.

The second interview on the 25th of May 2020 was with Crescendo Louw, a Video Journalist for etv and eNCA by day and a comedian by night. [CHECK OUT] his interview here where he talks about bringing jokes to front line workers, as well as how he’s been coping being a journalist during this time:

The third interview that was on Monday 1 June was with Yaaseen Barnes, a one-liner comedian who chats about what he’s found funny during the lockdown as well as his appreciation for all frontline workers.

Make sure you catch RX Radio Breakfast catch a new comedian featured every Monday at 10:30. You can also head over to our YouTube Channel to watch the videos as they are uploaded.

Interfaith Interviews

Over on Qaqamba’s Inspiration during COVID-19, there is a new interfaith feature where a different faith leader will be interviewed every week to give some spiritual support and guidance to all listeners. This feature started on 21 May 2020 where Qaqamba interviewed Pastor Melaney Klaasen, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital Chaplain. [LISTEN] to the interview here:

For the second interfaith interview on 28 May 2020, we had Imam Shaheed Gamieldien – who is a part of an imam group at the Claremont Main Road Mosque and is also a retired school teacher. [TAKE A LISTEN BELOW]:

The third interfaith interview took place on the 4th of June 2020 and featured Guru Krishna, the officiating priest at Siva Aalayam Temple in Rylands. He is also a member of the Western Cape Religious Leaders Forum and a part of the Cape Town Interfaith Initiative. [TAKE A LISTEN] to his interview below:

[TUNE IN] to RX Radio on Thursdays at 13:30 for more interviews with religious leaders in the interfaith feature – or find them on our Podbean.

Bringing our listeners all the necessary information, education and entertainment is always at the top of our list and during such trying times we all need a little motivation and inspiration. That is why you should keep an eye out for more interviews with comedians and faith leaders in the coming weeks. RX Radio hopes that everyone is staying safe, healthy and positive.