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"His formula's simple
and his format's big"
from Rex Bob Lowenstein by Mark Germino, 1989


SOLID BLONDE

Melanie Walker and Nicole de Gruchy




Melanie and Nicole first met in 1993 working together as sports and continuity presenters respectively on NNTV (now SABC3). They struck up a firm and lasting friendship, which endures till today. This has led to many interesting (stange??) situations over the years, as both are blonde, sometimes inebriated, full-on rock chicks.

While Melanie is taking it easier these days as mother to three-year-old identical twin girls (with her first-born ie. the husband taking up a fair amount of time too!), Nicole has been performing as a singer/musician in and around South Africa, with her newly formed band, Nixx.

Melanie and Nicole intend to bring the 'lighter' side of blonde umm, rock music to the listeners of 1485 Radio Today with a range of rock from the 70's and 80's specifically, but not leaving out later genres. A fairly strong emphasis on South African rock will be included. They believe that rock music is very overlooked, and are glad to be part of the movement to rectify this situation!!!

Solid Blonde will be sometimes irreverent, sometimes fun, but never irrelevant! We will be looking at the possibility of going out to some music venues live. We will also be getting local artists into the studio for interviews, and we'll play their new material too.

Joico

Bijan


Interviews on Solid Blonde


Nixx with singer, songwriter, producer, Donovan Knox
Nixx with singer, songwriter, producer, Donovan Knox

Mel, Nixx and Lindsay McGuire
Mel, Nixx and Lindsay McGuire

Mel, Nixx and Nathan Waywood from Cassette
Mel, Nixx and Nathan Waywood from "Cassette"

Louis du Pisant from the band Knave, Nixx 1485am's Solid Blonde,
Christopher, and Mike from Knave
Louis du Pisant from the band "Knave", Nixx 1485am's "Solid Blonde", Christopher, and Mike from "Knave"

Louis du Pisant from the band Knave, Nixx 1485am's Solid Blonde,
Christopher, and Mike from Knave
Louis du Pisant from the band "Knave", Nixx 1485am's Solid Blonde", Christopher, and Mike from "Knave"

Nixx and Clint Cunningham
Nixx and Clint Cunningham

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