REGAN THAW

Though he dreamed of becoming a firefighter-ninja-mercenary-rock star- cosmonaut with great hair and a sharp wit while growing up in Kimberley, Regan Thaw grew up to be a radiojournalist at Talk Radio 702. He started his career at Rhodes University, where he worked at Rhodes Music Radio during the National Arts Festival. After completing his degree at Rhodes, Thaw joined Johannesburg-based radio station Talk Radio 702, where he has worked for well over six years. He has become an expert in conflict reporting and investigative journalism in radio and has covered natural disasters in Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan, and human disasters in Sudan. Thaw also covered elections in Zimbabwe and he has reported on miscellaneous events in Mozambique and Lesotho. He has also donereporting for other Primedia � owner of Talk Radio 702 � companies such as 94.7 Highveld Stereo CapeTalk and Kfm. Thaw is a freelance music writer for youth magazine SL and contributes to a popular BBC programme called The World in Your Ears.

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