- DJ Fresh has been on radio for the past 26 years
- He quit law school in order to follow his dream to be on radio
- The DJ, who recently won the best afternoon drive presenter award, said he has now won more than 10 awards in his career
DJ Fresh had to quit law school in order to follow his dream of being a radio presenter.
The veteran radio host took to social media to reflect on his radio career, which began in July 1992.
This is after his fans congratulated him for bagging the best afternoon drive presenter award at The Radio Awards 2020’s virtual ceremony last Friday.
In a new thread, Fresh told his listeners and fans his story.
He started the thread by appreciating his fans for their support.
"Thanks for all of your kind messages and well wishes. You might or might now know, but I never make a song and dance of awards. The first and last time I did so was in 1994. Let me explain..."
Fresh, who also doubles up as a club DJ, explained that he had been on radio from July 1992 when he "increasingly realised" that law school was not for him.
"Come winter 1994, I flunked out of law school. A month later, I applied to study Media at #BostonMediaHouse and #RAU! 3 months later I was voted Bots (Botshwana) Lemon Twist Radio DJ of the year!"
He remembered that Bob Mabena, another veteran radio presenter, won the South African edition of the very same awards that year.
"It was this radio award that became the light at the end of my very dark, law school drop out tunnel! I remember saying to my mom, 'If this award does not show y’all how serious I am about radio, then nothing ever will'!"
Twenty-six years later, he is still on radio and has won over 10 awards.
The Big Dawg, as he is affectionately known by many, thanked his radio station, 947, for their "amazing platform".
"Most importantly, thanks to every single listener to have walked this radio journey with me! I am, because of you!"
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