Tony Blewitt started his radio career in England where he worked for several commercial stations, including a “great spell” in Luxembourg from where he broadcast to the U.K. on Radio Luxembourg 208.
He was head-hunted (along with the rest of his body) in 1988 by Capital Radio, Transkei, and having transferred to South Africa, he became that station’s prime-time presenter, which stints included 21⁄2 years as music manager and Breakfast Show host.
5fm lured him away to front the nationwide PM drive, increasing the audience by 47% in his first survey there. He then took over the Breakfast Show and the morning 09h00–12h00 show, representing, all-in-all, 7 years on the country’s biggest National.
For over four years, Tony Blewitt hosted the highly popular PM drive show on 94.7 Highveld Stereo, after which he joined Classic fm to anchor the audience-catching Afternoon Drive and in August 2004, Tony assumed the mantle of the station’s biggest daily programme, “Classic Breakfast”.
Now presenting “Breakfast with Blewitt” on Mix 93.8 FM. Which has won 4 MTN Radio Awards and 1 Liberty Radio Awards. Also inducted into “The Hall of Fame” in 2015.
Best Breakfast Presenter and Best Breakfast Show, for 2012 and Best Breakfast Show 2014. Finalist in all categories since inception of the awards. Best Breakfast Show Presenter 2018.
Tony also presents “That Absolute 80’s Radio Show” on OFM, broadcasting to Central South Africa every Sunday at 9am.
Weekly shows on 2 Radio Stations in the U.K.
Tony’s foray onto “the box” has included presentation for Revue Plus, Blewitt’s Music Biz Quiz and Blewitt’s Movie Biz Quiz on SABC TV; 2 Grammies specials on M-Net; “Where In The World Is Tony?” on SABC and “What a Lovely Pair on M-Net”.
Tony Blewitt presented “Tech Talk” on Summit TV and CNBC Africa presenting “The Gadget Man”, which featured all aspects of technology, new developments and product launches in the world of IT, “Blewitt’s Bits and Bytes” was on BBC World every Saturday morning at 8:40 during “Click”.