Yfm’s Stoep992 host DJ @ Large tells his tale #Stoep992. Everyone was wondering who this energetic new DJ on YFM was and thanks to technology we managed to find him… He was nice enough to send us an article to introduce himself… Here is his story.
The radio Journey: In 2011 I joined Voice of wits (VOW) FM, after an intense recruitment process. Curiosity of the medium and its power to touch listeners drew me in. I quickly learnt as much as I could, from radio presenting, to content production and voice over’s. My hard work, energy and rawness had earned me a premium slot on lunch in 2013. I continued to hone my skill, knowing that commercial radio was the next step in my radio journey. At the beginning of 2015 I sent an unorthodox and crazy-ass radio demo to Yfm. I knew that my personality could fit well with the brand and listeners could easy relate to me. Soon after that, I joined GP’s hottest frequency as part of the new 2015 line-up.
The belief and confidence: Ultimately I believe that I’m in the front row of the next generation and wave of young, influential and talented Radio broadcasters. I’ve planted that seed through hard work and determination, and one of these days I will reap, what I have sowed. My deep and energetic voice, heavy build, simple style, positive attitude and addictive personality make me unique. I’m right in the centre of what it means to truly be “yourself” and not afraid. I’m @LARGE in every aspect.
The Stoep: Coming into Yfm as a new presenter, I knew I had to make an impact. It all started with the shows name; Stoep992. Its local, its vanac. The show is the pre-party to the weekend on a Saturday and a chillas on a Sunday. While all the features are driven by listener participation.
The future: Radio is my first love, But ultimately I want to become a brand that people can relate to, understand and look up to. Tv, motivational speaking, media and music business are part of my overall plan. I’d also love to be on drive or breakfast on Yfm one day (Watch out Thulisa and AnkleTap lol)
Love: I’ve been single for over a year now, hai kunzima. I’m currently focusing on my career and building a brand. Love will come later.
Show name: Stoep992
Show time and days: Saturday and Sunday, 6-9pm
Outside of radio: Outside of radio im doing my Post graduate diploma in management and next year I’ll start pursuing my MBA. I’m also the co-founder of a social media marketing start-up called Authentic Brandlove. I’m also interested in property development.
Find him on social media:
Twitter: @large_thedj Facebook: Tshepo At-Large Instagram: Large_thedj