Aubrey: I was born for this

Date:03 February 2020 - By: Mbulaheni Ridovhona

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From a very young age, Aubrey Malovhele, always wanted to be behind a radio microphone.

The former Makhado FM reporter is currently working as a newsreader and reporter at Choice FM. He joined the station last year in February.

He told Limpopo Mirror that his love of radio started at an early age when he was at secondary school. He explained that a great deal of his inspiration came from Phalaphala FM radio presenters such as Fhatuwani Calvin Munyangane and the late Mbulungeni Mafenya Mphaphuli.

"I fell in love with radio during my high school days, listening to the best news readers at Phalaphala FM. Since then, I have known that was what I wanted to do, because it is a good career. I have always been passionate about radio."

The 30-year-old from Tshirolwe village in Nzhelele is determined to work hard to realise his dream. "My goal is to end up working at bigger radio stations as well as to be the best news reader that I could possibly be, but I have to put in the hard work. Dreams come true if you put more effort into them and believe that the sky is the limit," he said.

He said when he started working at Choice FM things had been a bit challenging, but "when you do something that you love and are passionate about, you start to enjoy everything about it".

When asked what qualities a radio presenter should have, he said: "Be authentic, because people love to listen to presenters who are genuine, and be proud of who you are and where you come from. You must be creative and know how to manage time."

He further said: "As a radio presenter, you have to leave your bad mood behind before you go on air. The most difficult challenge is controlling your mood."



Choice FM newsreader Aubrey Malovhele. Photo suppplied


By: Mbulaheni Ridovhona

The 22-year-old Mbulaheni (Gary) Ridovhona has been passionate about journalism to the extent that he would buy himself a copy of weekly Univen students' newsletter, Our Voice. After reading, he would write stories about his rural village, Mamvuka, and submit them to the very newsletter for publication. His deep-rooted love for words and writing saw him register for a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies at the University of Venda, and joined the Limpopo Mirror team in February 2016 as a journalism intern.