Media personality Thando Thabethe

Media personality Thando Thabethe. Image via Instagram @thando_thabethe

947’s Thando says she felt no pressure after DJ Fresh’s exit

Thando Thabethe who took over DJ Fresh’s afternoon drive show on 947 says she didn’t think she was filling someone’s shoes.

Media personality Thando Thabethe

Media personality Thando Thabethe. Image via Instagram @thando_thabethe

31-year-old actress and radio personality Thando Thabethe has opened up about taking over the 947 drive time show after DJ Fresh’s exit.

The media personality who currently co-hosts the show with Alex Caige told Sowetan that she felt no pressure as she was approached and didn’t apply for the position. 

“I didn’t think I was filling someone’s shoes, maybe if the person before me wore stiletto’s.”

“I felt no pressure. I have paid my dues, I have put in the time and I do not doubt my abilities. 

“If they doubted that I couldn’t do the job they wouldn’t have asked me.”

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Thabethe also says the biggest misconception about her is that she is an overnight success but she doesn’t care what people think about her anymore.

The actress slash radio personality said she’d given up on radio after her dramatic exit from 5FM.

She hosted the popular afternoon drive show, The Thando Thabooty Show, and is grateful that she had a year to heal before joining 947.

The media personality says 947 is home and there’s a sense of family there.

Thabethe explains that she got into radio during her first year of studying BCom accounting at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) in 2008.

She hated news reading which she did at the campus station UJFM for a year but fell in love with radio when she moved into presenting. 

“Initially, radio wasn’t part of the plan.”

It just happened to me, like when you are looking for love and it finds you, then you can’t imagine your life without that love.” 

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