Our shows cover relevant topics around business and lifestyle. Listen in for expert opinions and advice from some of our renowned presenters.
Peter Terry’s Breakfast Show is the perfect way to start your day; he’ll get you up and raring to go at six in the morning and will motivate you to have a wonderful day by playing you the world’s most beautiful music. He describes Classic 1027 as “the ultimate feel-good station”, and his own special brand of slightly mischievous humour should keep you smiling, whether you’re at home, in your car, or at your desk. By the time he says goodbye at 10:00, you should be in the right mood to tackle the rest of your day!
Nastassia Arendse and Arabile Gumede
Classic Business Breakfast with Moneyweb with Nastassia Arendse and Arabile Gumede weekday mornings, from 7:00am-8:00am, only on Classic 1027.
Kutlwano describes his upbringing as “blessed with the magic of music”. Born into a family of professional and amateur musicians, classical music radio fascinated him as early as the 1980s. Kutlwano is himself an esteemed musician and he brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of the performing arts to Classic Living. Classic Living focuses on bringing you music, interspersed with content about Health, Wellness, The Arts and much more.
It was Casey Kasem, the legendary American broadcaster, that first got Deano interested in radio. “I was struck by the way in which he treated the music as something that he and the listener could enjoy together. That’s what appeals to me most – a shared enjoyment centered around classical music. ”Before presenting Classic Drive, Deano presented Classic Breakfast for 6 years. Deano enjoys documentaries, data analysis, jazz guitar and Cuban music.
Michael Avery is a financial journalist and broadcaster with over a decade’s experience covering financial markets. First, with the late veteran financial columnist and publisher David Gleason, and most recently his daily business show, Classic Business, broadcast on Classic 1027. His wooden spoon stirs up debate in the studio and he’s equally at home using it in his kitchen as an avid foody. Classic Business focuses on Law, Sustainability, Entrepreneurship, Small Business Development and much more.
With a BA (HONS) graduate in Dramatic Art in 1981 (Wits), Carolyn moved to the U.S for 10 years, where she studied at the Beverly Hills Playhouse under acting guru, Milton Katselas along with fellow students, Kate Hudson, Giovanni Ribisi to name a few. Carolyn is also the founder of 67 blankets; an initiative used for rehabilitation and skills development which enables those incarcerated to integrate within broader society, knitting in the name of the greatest prisoner of them all – Nelson Mandela.
South Africa has many People of Note, and many also visit our shores. In this three-hour show which is broadcast on a Sunday from 18h00 to 21h00, we look in-depth at the career and life of notable / influential people, and people who contribute to make our lives richer and more interesting…they could be business people, politicians, philanthropists, artists……in fact anyone who has a story to tell!
With no particular interest in radio initially, Penny stumbled into a broadcasting career as a presenter at Impact Radio in 2013 and went on to win Community Presenter of the year in 2015 at the South African Radio Awards (now known as The Liberty Radio Awards).
Since then Penny has gained a great love for radio and believes that radio broadcasting is still one of the most significant and relevant forms of communication and has a desire to make a difference in peoples lives through this platform.
Michael Porter played the cello as a member of the East Rand Youth Orchestra for many years in his youth, and has always had a love for classical music. Although Michael chose to make a career in television production and broadcast, Classic 1027 continues to keep him connected to the music. To balance the intensity of the world of media, Michael is a dedicated yoga practitioner and teacher. If he’s not making television, in the radio studio or finding his zen on his yoga mat, he’ll likely be doing something outside in the sunshine. Michael has a passion for South African travel and loves to get in touch with nature while hiking or adventuring in the bush.
Anne is a familiar name in the arts and entertainment industry – she is a multi-camera television director, producer and television consultant and has considerable experience in front of the camera and microphone too.
Television directing career highlights include Opening & Closing Ceremonies All Africa Games, Paul Simon In South Africa, Miss World, Jean Michel Jarre At The Lost City, Aida – Operama and South Africa 2000 Millennium Broadcast. She has been the recipient of two Artes awards, two Star Tonight awards and an NTVA Award, in addition to nine other award nominations.
She was one of South Africa’s first television continuity announcers and has presented numerous television magazine programmes. In the medium of radio, she has worked for SAfm as arts reviewer and programme presenter as well as a longstanding newscaster and entertainment reviewer for 5fm.
Anne has lectured at the University of the Witwatersrand School of Arts in both Drama and Television divisions and is a sessional lecturer at the University of Johannesburg.
Educated in Grahamstown, South Africa, Anne holds BA (Speech and Drama/ English) from Rhodes University and teaching qualifications from Trinity College, London.
Shireen began her professional career presenting set works and life skills to school pupils of all ages. During this time she worked for PACT (Performing Arts Council of the Transvaal). Because she was always around the theatre, she got jobs in some mainstream productions, among others ‘The Taming of the Shrew’, ‘Aladdin’, ‘Sleeping Beauty’ and ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’.
She works extensively as a voice artist, and also presents business training, for which she holds a level1First Aid certificate. (Useful if you need bandaging for a sprained wrist.)