South Africa: Kevin Savage for OFM

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Central South African radio station OFM has signed broadcasting legend Kevin Savage to host the weekend mid-morning slot 9am - 1pm, as well as Lindsay Batteson to co-host the youth show with Divan de le Guerre, weeknights, 9pm until midnight. Savage and Batteson join the station on 1 May 2007.

Savage described his move to OFM as a sort of homecoming. "When Capitol Radio started in 1979, it could only be heard in Bloemfontein and Welkom. I'm looking forward to the challenge of joining a dynamic team at OFM," says Savage.

Savage has an enviable broadcasting pedigree that dates back 30 years. Having worked in his hometown of London and then Canada in the '70s, he arrived on SA shores in 1979. Since then he has been a constant voice on stations like Capital 604 and 702. He is perhaps best known for his slot on 5FM where he presented the lunchtime show for a decade. He established the "Music Power Half Hour" request show in that time, a feature which still exists in a different guise.

In the late '90s he served as Programme Director at KFM in Cape Town. In recent years he has worked exclusively as a voiceover artist. There is a great demand for his voice on radio and television and he currently contributes to the entertainment magazine show "Top Billing".

(Biz-Community (Cape Town), 4 December 2007)