Seasoned broadcaster and media personality Matai Smith has been appointed interim station manager of Turanga FM.
Turanga FM Chair Ronald Nepe says Matai brings a wealth of expertise and creative vision that will ensure the station thrives in a new broadcasting landscape.
“Matai has a rare mix of technical skills, passion for te reo Maori, and
commitment to the people of Turanga”, Mr Nepe said.
Matai paid tribute to his predecessor Fred Maynard at a welcome attended by staff and local kaumatua Temple Isaacs and Turanga FM board member Wirangi Pera.
“I’m honoured and excited to take on a broadcasting role that puts me at the heart of our people”, said Matai Smith.
“It’s my first week and I already have the huge task of helping the team prepare for a live broadcast of the Tamararo Senior Competitions at Houhoupiko this Saturday.”
Matai Smith is available for interviews on 0212264698.