Creative Teen Talk on FMRFine Music Radio is excited to launch a seven-part series, Creative Teen Talk, aimed at exploring and nurturing creativity and literacy in teenagers. These will be broadcast as five minute on-air inserts during Classic Breakfast at 7.15 am and then available as a 30-minute podcast on FMR’s website, from 30 June 2022.

The series is presented by Herzlia High School headmaster, educator and parent Marc Falconer.

There is also a competition element with a total of R14 000 in cash prizes. Each week FMR will be giving away R1 000 in cash to a learner plus an additional R1000 in cash for their school.

To stand a chance to win, visit  and click Creative Teen Talk. Listen to Classic Breakfast every Thursday morning from 30 June to 11 August, where each winner will be announced.

The podcasts and on-air talking points will be launched on the same day:

  • 30 June: Episode One: Damon Galgut, winner of the 2021 Booker Prize.
  • 7 July: Episode Two: Mia Arderne, novelist, columnist and screenwriter.
  • 14 July: Episode Three: Nangamso Mtsatse, CEO of Funda Wande.
  • 21 July: Episode Four: François Du Toit, leading concert pianist and associate professor at UCT.
  • 28 July: Episode Five: Malcolm Purkey, an award-winning theatre director and playwright.
  • 4 August: Episode Six: Kate Shand, author and community arts counsellor.
  • 11 August: Episode Seven: Bernhard Gueller, The Cape Town Philharmonic’s principal guest conductor.

What: Creative Teen Talk

Where and when: Fine Music Radio from 30 June to 11 August 2022