Carly Fields, who became a household name after making her broadcasting debut on YOTV in 1996, followed by award-winning stints on radio, has joined Algoa FM.
“I’m extremely excited to be joining the Algoa FM family!” says Fields, who hosted her first show on Friday, March 10.
She presents “Carly on Algoa FM” Friday evenings from 10pm to 2am and Saturday evenings 7pm to 10 pm.
“I’ve had my eye on the building and an ear tuned into the station since I moved to GQ (Gqeberha), and now my dreams have come true!
“Algoa FM already feels like home. You know that feeling when you walk through your front door after being away for a while?
“That’s the feeling,” says the former “blonde chick from YOTV”.
“We are delighted to welcome Carly to the Algoa FM family. She adds huge energy and fun to Friday and Saturday nights,” says Algoa FM programme manager Mio Khondleka.
Carly’s radio debut came after winning a female DJ search on 5FM.
The prize included training by radio legend, Barney Simon.
Carly then went on to do traffic reports on DJ Sbu’s drive time show on YFM in Johannesburg.
She then took a break from radio to focus on her BA Audio visual communications degree from RAU (UJ) and went into TV production for several years, while still maintaining an on-air presence on various media channels.
Carly moved to Gqeberha (then Port Elizabeth) with her family in 2017, after hosting two shows on the Cliff Central podcast platform, titled “Chicks Dig it” and “Rookies & Rockstars”.
Asked what Algoa FM listeners will experience, she says “I’m here to be your bestie, your plus one, and a virtual guest at your party. Saturday nights are all about YOU – what song you want to hear, who you want to dedicate it to, you can have your say, control the playlist, and hear yourself on Algoa FM!”
Off air, Carly is a proud mother of two teenage daughters and an avid runner, with over 30 marathons and ultra-marathons, including four Comrades Marathon races under her belt.