Styles Mbatha named winner of the #ECRPresenterSearch 2021

Styles Mbatha named winner of the #ECRPresenterSearch 2021

The East Coast Radio Presenter Search came to a nail-biting end when Styles Mbatha was named the winner during a live broadcast of the Stacey and J Sbu show at the ECR headquarters in Umhlanga.

Styles Mbatha named winner of the #ECRPresenterSearch 2021
East Coast Radio

The five-week journey began with a nationwide online search where radio presenter hopefuls posted their virtual auditions on social media. After over one thousand entries, the judges had the tough decision of selecting a top six.

The top six went through several challenges on-air at a live broadcast to test their skills and really separate the natural-born stars from the amateurs.

ECR then let the listeners vote for who they wanted to hear on KZN’s NO.1 Hit Music Station, where Kaydee Timm, Styles Mbatha and Ndabe Zondi were revealed as the final three.

After tough deliberations, the grand finale saw Kay Dee named 2nd runner up, winning R5 000 and a weekend away holiday. Ndabe named 1st runner up winning R10 000 and a weekend away holiday, and Styles Mbatha named the winner of #ECRPresenterSearch walking away with his own show and a cash prize of R20 000, along with Beats by Dre headphones to kick off his radio career in style.

Styles says he is elated that his dreams have finally become a reality.

Styles was born in Dundee and raised in the Pietermaritzburg, who was unemployed will now take on the world in the job of his dreams; broadcasting live on KZN’s NO.1 Hit Music Station on his brand-new show.

East Coast Radio’s Programming manager says he is looking forward to welcoming a new voice to the line-up.

“Finding an all-rounder like Styles is rare. While his natural talent to communicate and engage is what led to his selection, he not only sounds and looks the part, but understands the need to create compelling content across platforms. His audition video was by far the best one that we received, and this made him a strong contender from early on! I am excited about working with him in his new show to develop his skills as a radio presenter, and I hope our audience will closely follow his growth with the station,” Derbyshire said.

East Coast Radio would like to thank everyone who entered the #ECRPresenterSearch.

Tune in to hear Styles Mbatha and your favourite ECR presenters via, the ECR App and DStv Channel 836 for more updates.

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