The festive season is a time to take a break and it’s no different for our Kaya 959 presenters. The 14th of December was the last day of Kaya 959 Talk for the year. And this week was the last week of Kaya 959 Music as you know it until the new year. But don’t despair because while your favourite presenters are away, we have a few stand-in presenters lined up to keep you company this festive season.
One of our festive season stand-in presenters will be broadcast veteran, Bondo Ntuli whom you might know as Big Black. Bondo Ntuli has a radio career that has spanned over 20 years.
About Bondo Ntuli
Born in Diepkloof, Soweto – Bondo Ntuli also know as Big Black started his broadcast career at the Voice of Soweto community radio station in 1995. He received training in radio journalism and broadcasting from (RFI) Radio France International. He anchored a few shows at VoS FM including the breakfast show, midday show and the evening talk show. In 1998, he was invited to join youth radio station – YFM as a weekend presenter. During this period he anchored a few shows including the weekend breakfast and the soulful Sunday afternoon 3 PM – 6 PM slot. Big Black later became the resident ‘love doctor’ on the station’s midweek evening programme “GPs’ Wild Nights” which aired from 9 PM till midnight.
In 2002 he had a short stint at TransAfrica Radio where he presented the top 40 chart show, broadcasting to over 20 African countries via satellite. Big Black was appointed as YFM’s Programme Manager in 2005 and some of his responsibilities included identifying and growing new on-air talent.
In 2007 Big Black was appointed as Managing Director of Mpumalanga’s first commercial radio station – MpowerFM now known as Sunrise FM.
Big Black has a passion for life, people and music. He describes himself as an eclectic – “I listen to anything from the 70’s soul to the latest music styles. From Stevie Wonder, Brenda Fassie, Lira, JayZ to LaSauce and Amanda Black. A good song is a good song, it does not matter the artist, genre or era.”
On his Kaya 959 takeover this festive season, Ntuli says “The Kaya 959 listener will be taken on a musical journey. It’s the festive season – a time to relax, have fun and connect with friends and family.
He added, “The Afropolitans can expect all their favourite music beautifully wrapped in a velvet voice. It is going to be a festive to remember.”
Don’t miss Bondo Ntuli, along with stand-ins you are familiar with, including Bridget Masinga, Dj Keyez and Sotho Meyer, this festive season on Kaya 959.