On Air Personalities
SAfm presenter Profile
Ernest Pillay is a television and radio personality who appreciates lifestyle, fashion, music and the finer things in life. He has established himself as a trendsetter during his early days in broadcasting and he remains one of the leading men in South African radio.
He is one of the founding members of Kaya FM, the first independent black radio station. Ernest has also worked with various other radio stations including the strategic repositioning of Radio 2000.
In a strategic position at the SABC as Public Broadcasting Services Specialist Mr. Pillay was responsible for 19 Radio Stations within the portfolio from a programming perspective therefore ensuring that SABC Radio made the initial digital transition by November 2008. Digital Radio is nothing new to this passionate Radio personality who has been in the broadcasting industry for 28 years.
Ernest who was part of World Space Digital Satellite Radio Network which consists of 62 channels and broadcasts to over 130 countries that reached over four billion listeners was programming director to two of the broadcaster's stations.
Ernest's radio career started at Metro FM in the early nineties. He has anchored many shows from morning to afternoon drive-time shows including the Coca Cola Top 40 which was the biggest show at the time. One show that stood out from the rest was Pillay’s Mood on Sundays. He then moved on to Kaya FM at its inception. He hosted the Afternoon Drive Show as well as The Top 40 and later Breakfast with Ernest Pillay. He is also a Radio Consultant
Ernest has a total of 25 radio stations under his belt. He is currently presenting SAfm Home Run between 15:00-18:00 Monday to Friday.