Last Saturday the 19th of September 2020, RX Radio celebrated its 3rd birthday with a special virtual broadcast where we interviewed guests, played music and hosted the first RX Radio Quiz since lockdown – we even sang an off-key rendition of Happy Birthday, virtually blew out some birthday candles and danced the Jerusalema!
RX Radio’s third anniversary of being on-air was actually on the 20th of May 2020, however, due to the COVID-19 lockdown, we were not able to host the birthday in our studio as planned. Instead, RX Radio Reporters came together on Zoom to make the birthday celebration broadcast – now moved to September – a huge success.
While the birthday celebration at RX Radio was a bit different this year, it was nothing short of spectacular. The RX Radio team – reporters and staff – joined in on this virtual celebration from opposite sides of the screen to honour this milestone. RX Radio Presenter Alex White led the broadcast from his home while the rest of the reporters tuned in via Zoom. The three-hour show was jam packed with some amazing guests including home-grown comedian and entertainer Marc Lottering, who is no stranger to RX Radio and has pledged his continued support to RX Radio and its cause. Another guest who also made headlines was Christina Nomdo who is the Western Cape Children’s Commissioner and talked about her journey as a Children’s Commissioner. RX Radio grandparent Jennifer Olivier was also interviewed and spoke about the important role RX Radio had played in her grandchildren’s lives. Station Manger Gabriel Urgoiti joined in as well to shed light on RX Radio’s future endeavours and many more. There were plenty of other special guests as well – including Head of the Western Cape Department of Health Dr Keith Cloete, RX Radio Board Member Sister Jane Booth, TV and Radio personality Zoe Brown, RX Radio Reporters Saadiq and Alaweyah, as well as a pre-recorded interview with RXH Medical Manager Dr Anita Parbhoo.[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/embed?listType=playlist&list=PLoeg5Khr1IBzGTL9qg6TX7fXuDMv39bAO&v=0bkNHkE_XBA&layout=gallery[/embedyt]
RX Radio launched a BackABuddy Campaign for the special day and managed to raise R8,200 and KFM, a well-known Cape Town radio station, also generously donated R48,100 with their appearance on Family Feud South Africa. Zoe Brown, a radio personality on the KFM Flash Drive, spoke about their Family Feud Experience including their reasons in choosing RX Radio as their charity to donate to. With the combined support through its donors RX Radio raised a whopping R 56,300.00!
RX Radio is sincerely thankful to everyone who contributed in making this virtual 3rd birthday a success – whether it was through donating to our BackABuddy campaign, or tuning into the live show and sending us wishes via Whatsapp voice notes, videos etc – we are sincerely grateful. A very big thank you also goes out to the RX Radio reporters, parents and guests we had on the show. We trust there are many more birthdays to come!