Award-winning radio presenter Ryan O’Connor, or “ROC’ as he is affectionately known, has joined the HEART FM team to bring listeners an all new Drive show on weekdays from 3pm to 6pm.

O’ Connor’s is well-known to Capetonians and has dominated the airwaves for twenty-one years on some of the Mother City’s best loved radio stations. If you live in Cape Town and aren’t familiar with his smooth voice, infectious laugh and generous heart, surely, you’ve been living under a ROC after all these years!

His appointment to HEART FM is part of the station’s “shake-up” to the line up with some exciting changes as of March 1.

“Magic happens when change occurs, and I can’t wait to bring something new to Heart FM”, says O’Connor about his move.

For those who were fans of the Drive show, O’Connor promises to ensure a sense of familiarity – he wants listeners to feel the show is familiar but different. The co-hosts of the Drive show stay the same, with Jeremy Harris reporting on sports updates and Jo-Dee Butler reporting on traffic news.

Ryan takes over from the effervescent host, SUGA, who will now ‘own’ the mid-morning time slot from 9am-12pm. This promises to be an exciting backdrop to the workday with regular features and lifestyle content to keep the energy levels elevated. The latest in entertainment news, fashion crazes, gourmet trends and feel good stories, as brought to you by this gorgeous radio veteran.

In other changes, JP Carelse will host the “Wake-Up”, from Monday to Friday, between 4am and 6am. His energy and love for life, music and talk will get the morning started and keep listeners energised for the day ahead.

The ever popular Lunga Singama entertains listeners from 6pm-10pm, Monday to Thursday where he delivers on his musical promise of great hits and recaps hot topics of the day. Diggy Bongz ends off the day with his “Late night” show from 10pm-1am.

Picture: Supplied

Article written by


We love this place! Cape Town Etc features news, reviews, entertainment and lifestyle in the Mother City.