Q&A with Neil Ovens
How did you get started in radio broadcasting?
I got invited to co-host a talk show on hospitality with Kate Turkington on 702 Talk Radio
What drove you to get into radio broadcasting?
The fact that radio is immediate - and although the broadcast is to thousands and thousands of people - it is like and individual sharing with each listener - so it is nice and personal
What’s your favourite sport?
Who is your favourite international artist(s) or band?
Who is your favourite South African artist(s) or band?
MiCasa and Watershed
What’s your favourite pastime?
Fiddling with and mixing music, editing and making people feel good about themselves.
What’s your favourite hobbie?
Teaching other people my skills.
What is, in your opinion, the world’s biggest problem(s)?
The hysterical Waves that swell up on social media over issues that should not be that big, and politicians.
How can we change the world?
Get all religions to understand and accept that there is One God - regardless of the different routes one takes through them all to reach Him, and for Governments to spend military spending on their people instead.
Who would play you in the film of your life if it were a comedy?
Who would play you in the film of your life if it were a drama?
What is your favourite word – in Afrikaans, isiXhosa or English?
Afrikaans - BOKKE, isiXhosa - Eitah! and English - Please & Thank You
Amongst my friends, I am famous for/best known for?
Being so easy going.
Which team do you relentlessly support?
If I were an animal, I’d be…
big ol' bear
If I were a musical style or genre, I’d be…
I’d be…80's new wave
If I could go back in time, I’d…
I’d…be an adult in the 60's and 70's - living the hippie lifestyle - psychedelic rules baby, yeah!!
If I had a superpower it would be…
World Hypnosis to get everyone to stop all conflict, and remove corporate greed.
I am a die hard fan of…
I am a die hard fan of…Johnny Depp, Lady Gaga, the 70's and 80's music styles, anything that is anti-establishment greed and corruption.
If you had to choose: Oprah or Ellen?
Ellen - she gives from her heart - not her ego
If you had to choose: Superman or Batman?
Superman - I can do far more with my super powers.
If you had to choose: John Legend or Pharrell Williams?
John Legend - he is far more chilled.
If you had to choose: Beyonce or Rihanna?
Rihanna - she has a personality!
If you had to choose: Michael Buble or James Blunt?
Michael Buble. I think his music is oh so romantic!
If you had to choose: Madonna or Lady Gaga?
Definitely Gaga - she is really "out there".
If you had to choose: Cats or Dogs?
Dogs - cats are far too selfish
If you had to choose: Morning or night?
Night. I’m a social butterfly like that!
If you had to choose: Summer or Winter?
Definitely summer - love spending time in the pool - love floating.
If you had to choose: Android or Apple?
If you had to choose: Twitter or Facebook?
Facebook - you can say more and share more - nothing irritates me more than this "hash-tag" that has crept into our speech!
If you had to choose: Tea or coffee?
Tea - far more flavour
My life on a bumper sticker:
"Born to LIVE!!!"