Leon Economides

Leon first started on radio in March 1982, working with Tony Sanderson, on his Chuckle & Chat show, on Radio 5. Staying on Radio 5 (later to become 5fm), he worked with radio greats such as Rafe Lavine (RockIt Scientists), Chris Prior (Priority Feature), and Phil Wright (Dinosaur Days).

He was with 5fm for around 20 years. Hethen moved to SAfm, with Rafe Lavine, where we stayed for a few years. He then had the opportunity of starting The RockFest on Radio Today (now 1485am), and he was with that station for about four years. He joined Mix93.8fm (then known as Radio Midrand) in 2009.

Given the freedom to recruit a whole bunch of presenters, some of whom, such as Mike Tymvios, had never been on radio before, he continued with The RockFest, and The RockFest has been a part of the station since then, Tuesdays through Fridays.

Leon loves hard rock, blues, metal, fusion, jazz, Latin Rock, Southern Rock, Brass Rock, Progressive Rock, Rarities, etc, and these are the genres he features on his “RockIt Scientist’ show.

It’s a pretty open kind of show, and if listener’s requests fit in with the kind of music he features, they are gladly entertained. He also have interviews with up and coming, as well as established bands / artists, and I encourage / promote “lesser known” South African bands and artists.

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