Mio Khondleka – from breakfast jock to programme manager

13:42 (GMT+2) Tue, 19 Jun 2012

Popular presenter and radio all-rounder Mio Khondleka has joined Algoa FM as programme manager.

This follows the station’s recent internal restructuring, a strategy employed to meet the demands of its bigger broadcast and media footprint.

“I'm really excited about joining the team at Algoa FM,” says Khondleka. “The idea of working with some of the best in the business is a dream.

“Radio is always evolving, and I'm looking forward to learning and discovering new things with a mature Algoa FM team. “My motto: ‘Bringing Fun To Radio’ has always served me well, and I'll be working hard to bring that theme across.

“Algoa FM has consistently been performing at a high level for a number of years, and my goal is to continue to uphold that consistency. I'm looking forward to the challenges ahead in being part of a radio brand that has proven itself as the leader in the region”.

Khondleka launched his radio career with Melton FM in Australia. Upon returning home he worked as music compiler and programme manager at what was then CBFM in Port Elizabeth. He then moved to Kaya FM in Gauteng as music manager. The station experienced significant audience growth after Khondleka was tasked to re-packaged the music mix. Khondleka and Queenie Grootboom (his wife and on-air soul mate) also hosted mid-mornings at Kaya FM, and enjoyed a sizable audience before accepting an offer to join M-Power FM as the breakfast team.

“Mio’s approach is systematic and he has a dynamic skillset” says operations director Alfie Jay. “I have worked with him previously and have been monitoring his career. “We are delighted that he applied for the position and has accepted an offer to work with us” says Jay.