After three-and-a-half years on SA’s biggest digital station, 2Oceansvibe Radio, Bailey Schneider returns to commercial radio on Smile 90.4 FM. Many people will remember the vanilla blonde – also the name of her blog – from her time at 94.7, but when the station didn’t renew her contract in 2012, she looked for something else. 2oceansvibe Radio was the perfect platform. Not only did she have her own show, but the fearless businesswomen moved to Cape Town.
Although she’s sad to be leaving the station, which was like a second home, Schneider looks forward to growing as a person and furthering her career, knowledge and understanding of radio.
“Smile 90.4 FM gave me an exciting offer I just couldn’t refuse,” she says.
From next month she’ll be co-hosting the Afternoon Drive with Maurice Carpede from 3pm to 6pm every Monday to Friday.
She says: “It is sad for me to leave 2oceansvibe Radio after three-and-a-half years. It’s been an incredible experience and I’m glad I got to be involved in digital radio. But to receive an offer for Afternoon Drive on Cape Town’s fastest-growing radio station is just fantastic.”
“This purpose governs everything we do, especially what comes out of the speakers, right down to the news, which is amplifying the good news in the Mother City,” Schneider says.
“It’s all about bringing you great music, interesting information and entertainment to ensure you continually have a smile on your face.”
What is she going to miss most about 2Oceansvibe Radio?
“Choosing the music. It was always fun to play crazy, different song choices for listeners, but I have to admit I absolutely love the music on Smile 90.4 FM – it’s the best mix of the ’80s, ’90s and now. I’m going to miss my hour interviews with SA celebs, businessmen and women, but I’ll find a way to incorporate that somehow into my new show.”
Is she living life to the full?
“I feel really proud to say absolutely. I’m proud of everything I have achieved in my life so far and still have so many exciting new goals in place. My twenties were certainly a journey and today I feel comfortable in my own skin at the age of 32.”