Bcr’s Kgauhelo Bailie says ” The MEM Award nomination caught me off guard and really validates that any young person can join the industry with the right people and heart filled with passion”.
Kgauhelo Bailie is a high school debater and Pageant model who ventured under Face of Black Community Radio and later became Mr Teen Kagiso under the Naomi M Foundation
Well , I’d confidently say it’s my husky voice alongside my pace , additionally my love for news reciprocated with the duty I have when it comes to reading news”. He said.
Speaking to the publication about challenges in the industry he said “Well , since the pandemic striked – we were obliged to record news from home and with that , the late submissions became a strain due to lack of data and this reflected somewhat incompetence “.
Also pronunciations of other words kind of threw me off which opposed as a minor challenge ” . He expressed.
It’s believed his journey started in 2019. ” I remember this started in decber 2019 when my beautiful station manager , Eshdey Diphae, decided to put me under her mentorship even though I don’t have any qualifications , she saw something beyond my flaws and this really inspired me more especially hearing leading anchors in the industry “.
His greatest aspiration is Morena Mithupi (YFM Sports Reporter) .”His reseme hold great accolades more esp in TV presenting ; The reason why he is so influential to my forming radio career is because he delivers Bulletins in a conversational manner and is so at ease when doing such “. He sighed!
When asked what MemAwards nomination means to him he said “The MEM Award nomination caught me off guard and really validates that any young person can join the industry with the right people and heart filled with passion “.
According to Bailie News presenters are not given enough platform. “No, they don’t.In status quo , most Radio Stations or Companies prioritize qualification more tha passion and without realizing they are throwing spectacular presenters and anchors who’d uplift the company. So in conclusion , Talented Radio heads are not given much attention because they lack PR”. He explained.
In conclusion he said to aspiring news presenters “Listen to different news anchors on radio and find yourself in them , creat your own style in speaking , record demo’s or videos and finally send various managers and post on social media because your blow might be near and also don’t forget why you started !
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