With the advent of the internet, radio has shifted from analogue to digital. The change has advantages like the freedom to stream your favourite shows from anywhere. Radio stations and presenters who did not embrace the shift are no longer on the scene. However, you cannot say the same for Alex Jay. He is one of the well-known voices in South Africa. Let’s dive into his biography.
This presenter is a classic example of longevity. As radio was changing through the years, Jay has managed to adapt to the latest trends. His journey started at 702 radio when it was a station for playing music only. Since then, he has transitioned many times to different stations that you will read about below. Besides his professional life, what more do you know about Alex Jay?
Alex Jay profile summary
- Full name: Alex Jay
- Date of birth: June 4, 1961
- Nationality: South African
- Marital status: Married
- Wife: Fiona
- Profession: Radio and TV presenter
- Body build: Medium
Alex Jay age
He is 57 years old. That is so because he was born on June 4th, 1961, and he is about to celebrate his 58th birthday.
Alex Jay education
The educational background and history weave through his primary education at Eastleigh Primary School in Edenvale to Wits Tech college. In between that period, he attended Potch Boys High School in Potchefstroom. While in college, he undertook a diploma program in Theater Technology then moved to the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to do their audio technology modules.
Alex Jay marriage
This famous radio personality is married to a beautiful wife called Fiona. They have been married for 30 years, but have been together for more than three decades. Together, the couple has two children although Alex has three because he had one daughter called Elektra from a previous relationship. The names of the other children are Maxine and Connor.
Alex Jay work history
At the moment, Jay hosts a daily show on Jacaranda FM. The show which is called The Workzone runs from 12:00 to 16:00 on weekdays. The Workzone is about playing top songs, quirky news from around the globe, and traffic updates.
Besides his current job, here is a list of his past work.
- 2003: Radio presenter at Highveld Stereo, PRIMEDIA.
- 2001 – 2002: Presenter of Looks2Live which aired on SABC TV.
- 1987 – 1989: Presenter of Fast Forward that aired on SABC TV.
- 1986 – 2002: Radio DJ on Radio 5/5FM
- 1985 – 2003: Presenter on 5FM
- 1982 – 1985: Presenter at 702 Talk Radio
- Light engineer at Academy and Brooke Theatres in Johannesburg in South Africa.
- Presenter of Graffiti on SABC TV
- Presenter on AM2Day on SABC TV
Alex Jay latest news
The latest news revolving around this presenter is that Jacaranda FM in early March 2019 announced that the Workzone, which is hosted by Elana or Alex Jay wants to take over Europcar's office. That is, they will come and host the show from there.
Interest people need to send an email to Jacaranda FM.
You cannot deny the longevity and consistency of Alex Jay in the entertainment industry in South Africa. On his end, he has learned the art of adapting to the changing trends to remain relevant and updated. Such dynamism of welcoming change is clear from the latest idea of hosting the show from people’s offices.