Based: Cape Town
Winner of the 2012 MTN Radio Awards for Best Breakfast Show Host in South Africa, Ryan O’Connor has crept into the hearts of 94.5Kfm listeners since June 2008. As an up-beat personality, his show is always entertaining – with relevant content, great features, and exciting celebrity guests. Having broadcast from Hollywood to Hermanus weekdays from 6am – 9am, he’s ensured the 94.5 Kfm Breakfast show is always a dynamic, fast-paced wake up for listeners throughout the Western Cape.
Memorable interviews within the last year alone have included superstars William Shatner, Ricky Gervais, David Hasselhof, Ryan Seacrest, Adam Lambert, Ryan Reynolds, Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro and Karl Urban (Judge Dread) to name a few.
2012 Specific highlights –
MTN Radio Award, covering the Oscars live from Los Angeles, celebrating his 1000th breakfast show on 29 August 2012.
More on Ryan…
Ryan O’Connor is a born and bred Capetonian who loves the city and its people. He got his first job in radio at community station CCFM in 1995, shortly after matriculating from Edgemead High School. Ryan gained further radio experience by writing and presenting weekend sport on 94.5 Kfm, before moving to Good Hope FM, where he stayed for close to nine years presenting first the breakfast show and then afternoon drive. During this time he also did a short weekend stint at 5FM. Ryan says he always wanted to be a radio presenter. He grew up listening to the radio a lot and even as a kid he knew that he would be in radio one day.
He currently is an ambassador for Fairtrade South Africa as well as Nimue.
He has done work with the following charities, among others:
MS Western Cape
And has worked with the following companies recently: (mostly as MC roles)
Cricket South Africa
Growth Point Properties for the Growsmart initiative