SA's only 'married on-air duo' returns home

South African radio's power couple Mio and Queenie have returned home to the Eastern Cape to join Algoa FM.
SA's only 'married on-air duo' returns home
Mio Khondleka and Queenie Grootboom are the only married couple presenting a show together on commercial radio in South Africa, according to Algoa FM operations director, Alfie Jay.

"It is wonderful to welcome such great talent back into the province. Listeners will soon be hearing them fill in for other presenters all over Algoa FM and can look forward to meeting them in person at outside broadcasts and other places where we as Algoa FM meet our listeners," says Jay.

Mio and Queenie can be heard between 2am and 5am on weekdays, where they replace popular presenter, Slyso, who was looking for a break from the early morning slot in order to free up time for other business interests.

Slyso will continue to host his show on Saturday evenings from seven to 10, according to Jay.

Mio and Queenie helped launch M-Power FM in Mpumalanga, and have hosted the morning show for the past four-and-a-half years.

They met in Port Elizabeth, when Mio was programme manager on what was then Bay FM, where Queenie started hosting shows.

The two started presenting together on Kaya FM from nine to 12 in the mornings before they moved to M-Power.

During her stay in the province, Queenie received The Most Influential Woman in the Media in Mpumalanga award.

She also runs a NGO, "The Pig Project", that helps to facilitate funding for children who've been selected to represent South Africa in sports, arts and cultural activities.

Mio started his radio career in 1996, while in Australia as an exchange student.

He became one of the youngest presenters on the daytime line up at Melton Fm, a community radio station which served the greater area of Melton in Victoria.

10 May 2012 13:54