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Pippa Hudson

Philippa (Pippa) Hudson is no stranger to the airwaves and 567 Cape Talk is proud to announce that this seasoned broadcaster will be the new lunchtime host weekdays from 13:00 – 15:00. Hudson will be starting on Monday, 20 January while previous host, Africa Melane, will continue hosting the weekend breakfast show. After completing her Honours degree in English at the University of Witwatersrand, Hudson trained in radio news at Johannesburg’s ABC Ulwazi broadcasting school. Her on-air career started in 1998 as a news reporter at Classic FM, and a year later she moved to Cape Town to join P4 Radio (Heart fm) where she was later promoted first to News Editor and then in 2003, Station Manager, with responsibility for overseeing all elements of the station’s operations. Hudson opted for a short break from radio to raise her two young children, and during this period, developed a successful freelance business as a journalist and corporate writer. However she was lured back into radio in 2008 by the opportunity to work at Cape Talk/702 as part of the Eyewitness News team. “I have always considered these stations to be the premiere radio news suppliers in South Africa, and the opportunity to get back on the air and be part of this dynamic team was one I relished,” she says. “It is now a privilege and an exciting new challenge for me to take on the role of lunchtime host.” In addition to her radio and corporate work, Hudson also lectures Radio Journalism at City Varsity, where she strives to ignite a passion for radio in her students, as well as providing hands-on, industry-relevant training. Hudson hopes to integrate her background in radio journalism with the show’s lifestyle features, which closely mirror her own personal interests of family, reading, cooking, DIY, music and dance. “These are all subjects that are close to my heart, and I look forward to exploring them further with the Cape Talk listeners,” she concludes.

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What did you want to be when you were little?
Older, taller, better at sport, and less curly-haired! Profession-wise, a vet, a doctor, or an author.
What soothes you?
A SUP on a sparkling sea in Kommetjie or Buffels Bay. A NIA class. A long soak in a bath with a great book. The soundtrack to my all-time favourite movie, The Big Blue. The smell after a Highveld thunderstorm – almost the only thing I miss about Joburg. And a cuddle from my kids, as long as it’s not too early in the morning!
What irks you?
So many of the reader comments on News24…. Call centre agents who think it’s OK to phone me at 6pm. Bad service. Narcissism. Grammatical errors in news bullletins.
Is there a book you read that changed your life?
Changed my life, perhaps not. But had a huge influence – yes. I will be eternally grateful to the friend of my parents who handed me “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” in a bid to stop me interrupting her dinner party. It was the start of a life-long love affair with reading.
The music you listen to most often?
would make many people wince, some laugh, and a psychologist probably diagnose me as schizophrenic. I was a child of the 80’s so I have never lost my affection for a good synthesizer. I also love rock, and I’ve sang and listened to classical music my whole life. I travelled half way across the world to watch Van Morrison in concert. I guess my favourites overall would be Dvorak’s cello concerto in B minor, Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb”, and anything by the Pet Shop Boys or John Lennon.
Who would you go to the ends of the earth for?
My wonderful husband and our two lovely children.
Who is your greatest source of inspiration?
Same answer – my husband and kids. They inspire me daily to forge a fulfilling career while still maintaining the space for a happy home life - it’s a constant juggling act. Another big inspiration was my late granddad, who was the very definition of the word “gentleman”.
Do you have any 'show off' coffee table books in your home?
I think we were given one as a wedding present, but like so many other things in our house it was eaten by a bulldog…

Ever been left speechless on the air?

Not yet, but I have had to read the news during a bout of hiccups, and I think speechless would be easier!
Who is the one person you would love to interview, but haven't yet had the pleasure?
JK Rowling. Or Malala Yousafzai
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