Radio veterans Nicole Fox, Phat Joe and Mark Gillman.
Image via Facebook: Nicole Fox/Twitter TheRealPhatJoe/ @@markgillmansa

Kings & queens of the airwaves: Remember these radio legends?

These celebrated radio veterans hung up their headphones to pursue other ventures. But where in the world are they?


Radio veterans Nicole Fox, Phat Joe and Mark Gillman.
Image via Facebook: Nicole Fox/Twitter TheRealPhatJoe/ @@markgillmansa

Radio is a big part of South African culture, and if you remember these legends of the airwaves, you’re probably a big fan!

Sadly, these radio veterans have left a void in the industry after hanging up their headphones for good. Here’s what they’re up to now…

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Mark Gillman

The shock jock had his listeners entertained throughout his stint on 5FM and Good Hope FM.

But in 2006, he dropped a bombshell that he would be leaving the airwaves to pursue other ventures. Mark Gillman now works as a media consultant in the UK


Known for her chameleon hair colours, the 5FM DJ left radio and TV to relocate to the US with her husband.

The mom-of-four now lives in Texas and enjoys ultramarathons and growing her own vegetables.

Phat Joe

Another shock jock of note – Phat Joe had stints on some of the biggest stations in SA – including Metro FM, Radio 2000, Radio Bop, YFM, Kaya FM and Heart 104.9 FM.- most of which he was sacked from!

These days, Phat Joe is busy with gigs on the small screen – like hosting Temptation Island SA – as well as being a hands-on dad and husband.

Nicole Fox

Like Koula, Nicole Fox left radio – and South Africa – to follow her husband; businessman Ramzi Mansour.

The couple moved to Nigeria, where they welcomed their son Deen. They split their time between Lagos, Cape Town, Dubai, and Beirut.

Nicole Fox (Mansoor) and her husband Ramzi and son Deen. Image via Facebook

Ian F

The bubbly presenter – who had shows on 5FM, Highveld Stereo and Hot 91.9 left radio in 2016 to travel the world and start his own audio and video content company, specialising in voice-over work.

Jeremy Mansfield

Jeremy Mansfield has a long, celebrated history in the hall of fame with stints on 702, Hot 91.9fm, and his popular breakfast show “The Rude Awakening” on 94.7 Highveld Stereo

Sadly, Jeremy is now battling stage 3 liver cancer and is currently undergoing palliative care in hospice.

Jeremy Mansfield
Jeremy Mansfield is a celebrated radio icon. Image via Facebook @Jem.Mansfield