Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Morning Drive Show


Press Release
For Immediate Release
27 July 2012
Two former Lotus fm presenters join forces...Faradh Patel & Nichal Sarawan set to make waves...During Radio Al-Ansaar’s Ramadaan Broadcast – KZN’s only Islamic Community Radio Station -90.4fm

Radio Al-Ansaar is gearing up for another bumper month of projects and programmes set to enlighten and uplift the Muslim community, from Thurs 12 July to Fri 24 August 2012.

Seasoned broadcaster Faradh Patel is set to hit the airwaves with his ‘Morning Drive Show’, a live interactive current affairs show with local, national and international contributors. News and interviews are interspersed with traffic and weather updates and Nasheeds [Arabic word for song].

With his infectious laughter, quirky world-view and high energy levels, Patel is set to make waves this season with the rebranding of the Morning Drive Show- Aspirational, Inspirational, Motivational.
In a twist of broadcasting fate, another former Lotus fm presenter and local circuit jock and dynamic presenter, Nichal Sarawan joins Radio Al- Ansaar’s Morning Drive Show team.
Nichal started his career at Radio Phoenix, moving on to Radio Hindvani when Radio Phoenix’s doors closed and subsequently Lotus FM until 2 years ago.
He has spent the last 2 years pursuing business interests and trying his hand at running a DJ academy for young, budding enthusiasts wanting to enter the field, but he is now looking forward to being back on air with Radio Al Ansaar’s Breakfast show presenter Faradh Patel.
Nichal met Faradh while working at Radio Phoenix and joins him between 06h30 and 09h00 bringing the News, Weather, Traffic and Economic Indicators.

With more energy than a box of crickets, Patel is the upbeat man behind the voice in the morning, on the seasonal Islamic radio station, Radio Al-Ansaar, Durban’s only Muslim-based community radio station.
Pietermaritzburg-born Patel attended Woodlands Secondary School, matriculating in the mid-1990. While still at school he auditioned for a position on Lotus fm,
joined Lotus fm whilst reading for a BA at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
“Lotus was excellent grounding as there is such an excellent balance between commercial ethos and community involvement, and it gave me a taste of the world of media.”

Patel then moved to Gauteng, where he pursued his dream of becoming an actor, appearing in the M-Net soap Egoli, as the character Naveen Moodley.
He also appeared in various ads on TV, radio and in print as well as in a Russian television series, before joining the marketing team at Sun International. In an illustrious career within the marketing and communications and media sphere, Patel has worked on high profile events such as the launch of Saffron TV, the Sunday Times Food Show & the Sunday Times Literary Awards.

He has compered various events, including various beauty pageants, Miss India for some years, Face of India, Mr India SA and regional Miss SA contests.
Patel currently writes has his own columns Fashion with Faradh & Faradh on Fashion for the Post Newspaper and the Lifestyle Magazine with a syndicated column in the UAE.Well-travelled Patel balances his media life against the challenging task as of steering his own media and marketing company.
Nichal’s accolades include being the 1stRadio presenter ever to be aired on Radio Hindvani, being the 1st Indian Radio presenter with 3 nominations for the SATMA awards and whilst with Lotus FM, actively promoting the South African Music Industry. He has also been involved in the production and on-air Marketing of an Award winning Local CD in2007.
Nichal has always been extremely passionate and enthusiastic about the music/entertainment industry and after his 2 year absence from Radio, Nichal is now ready for this exciting new challenge which he hopes to be able to take, to positively new heights.

Radio Al-Ansaar’s Ramadaan broadcast will focus on the significance of auspicious days and nights during this important tenement of the Islamic faith.
Patel encourages listeners, irrespective of their faith and beliefs to tune in.
“We live in such a multicultural society that it is helpful to be aware of what is happening in our extended community and beyond.
Patel brings a breath of fresh air to the radio landscape in Kwa-Zulu Natal.

The Morning Drive Show has proven extremely popular, so much so that we even launched the Best of the Morning Drive Show, a compilation of the best Nasheeds and the proceeds from the sales were donated to impoverished schools and two charities.

Catch Faradh Patel, Nichal Sarawan and the Morning Drive Show Team every Monday to Friday from 6:30am to 9am on 90.4fm.
With audio-streaming on course, Radio Al-Ansaar may be enjoyed by listeners all over the world through the Al-Ansaar website www.alansaar.co.za.
Blackberry Link: http://infant.farm.co.za/alansaar/mplayer.asp
Twitter: @FaradhPatel

For more information, call Faradh Patel on 072 711 8338.


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