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Sharp Wit A Welcome Light For Weary Saffers

Weary Saffers

Durban – On a typical day, Rory Petzer wears many hats, from executive radio producer at East Coast Radio, lecturer at Boston Media House, 100% South African load shedding T-shirt entrepreneur and still finds time to drop a few tweets that make some forget their troubles for a second. He said satire was his favourite type of comedy and thinks South African Twitter is the best in the world because we can laugh at ourselves, even as we try to fix things.

Having tackled the problem of milk costing R120 for a six-pack, he also likes to joke about load shedding, peering into the darkness to try to find light in it.

His top tips for anyone wanting to get into radio: “Decide that you want to get into radio and never forget that because your subconscious decisions will lead you in that direction. Do it religiously and never give up. Become a nuisance ‒ continue to send your demo to your favourite station’s programme manager. Listen to the radio all the time. The same goes if you are a writer: you need to read and write. When I listen to my students’ assignments I can tell that some of them do not listen to the radio because of their sound,” said Petzer. Read the full article here:

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