16 facts about Damon Beard

16 facts about Damon Beard

Did Damon Beard always want a career in radio? Or did young Damon have other aspirations? When he was growing up, were his parents strict with him? And what does he like most about getting older? Get to know Damon a little better in our Q&A here..

get to know damon beard

1.    Where were you born? 

I was born in Kitwe, Zambia

2.    What do you love about radio as a medium?

Knowing that you’re literally a part of someone’s life, whether that’s in their home, office or car.

Damon Beard on East Coast Gold

3.    Where do you listen to East Coast Gold?

Mostly in my car.

4.    Who has influenced you the most in your life?

My parents!

5.    If you were a musician, who would you most like to collaborate with?

Duran Duran.

6.    When you were little, what did you want to be?

I really wanted to be a pilot or a hotel manager.

Damon the pilot

7.    What motivates you to get up every morning?

New challenges and business opportunities.

8.    If you had to be on a reality TV show, which one would you choose?


9.    If you could live anywhere in the world for a year, where would it be?


10.    Where did you grow up?

I lived in Zambia until I was 7 and then moved to South Africa where I grew up in Amanzimtoti.

11.    Toilet paper, over or under?


12.    Were your parents strict?

They definitely put rules and regulations in place and my Dad was especially strict with us when it came to having good manners.

damon and dad pic

13.    What do you most like about getting older?

I enjoy the wisdom that comes with age and experience.

14.    What book are you currently reading?

Talking To Strangers – Malcolm Gladwell

15.    Who are your all-time favourite music artists?

U2, Bryan Adams, Tina Turner, Bon Jovi.

16.    Who are your top three real life heroes?

Richard Branson, Nelson Mandela and Thuli Madonsela.

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