Listeners across the city may know the name EB Inglis from his various stints at radio stations in Cape Town.
The seasoned broadcaster, father and musician will become a household name when he joins the Kfm 94.5 heavyweight line-up as of 24 February 2020.
We asked EB 10 questions to help our listeners get to know him!
What 3 songs best describe your personality?
Rag ‘n Bone Man - Giant: I like some of the lyrics of this because it highlights the dichotomy that exists within me. I'm strong for my family yet I can be vulnerable. I embrace the vulnerability and within it, I find the strength to lift myself and others up. Especially when it comes to my kids. I want to be a giant for them to always lean on for support.
Rihanna - Please Don’t Stop The Music: This song speaks to my creative nature and my relationship with music. I don't want it to stop because it is a part of who I am.
Salt ‘n Pepa - What A Man: I've always been husband material lol. I like how the ladies in this song talk about how well they're treated by their men. I love putting my wife on a pedestal. I know it's what I'm supposed to do but I really do love it.
Mary J. Blige - Family Affair: I'm very family orientated and I'm not here for drama and hating
Jidenna - Classic Man: I'm an old soul with some classic values. Hard-working, diligent, respectful and principled.
Where’s your favourite place in Cape Town?
To be totally honest, my favourite place isn't in Cape Town itself but further up the Garden Route. Places such as Knysna, Sedgefield and George. I can see myself retiring there one day.
In Cape Town, there are obviously a lot of eating places I could name like Wembley Roadhouse but if I had to choose a spot in CPT that gives me the same serenity as the Garden Route, it would have to be my garden. It's quiet. The birds love to fly in and rest on our trees, our animals love to run around and for me, it's the closest to being one with nature without leaving the house.
What’s your secret talent that no one knows about?
I might not always have the time but I actually love to cook and I'm not a bad one either. But I've recently gotten into making desserts and I must say I make pretty mean bread pudding as well as pancakes from scratch.
What’s your favourite sport to watch?
Can’t choose one. It has to be football and rugby. I grew up playing football in the street or on the local sports field with my friends. But when I got to The Settlers High, I played rugby and fell in love with the game even though my dad watched it for years. Now I watch both as much as I can.
Which local and international sports teams do you support?
My dad has always been an ardent supporter of Western Province Rugby, later the Stormers and always a Springbok fan and so am I.
As far as overseas teams, it's Manchester United Football Club. Growing up, all my friends were Liverpool fans and I wanted to be different. Then I saw a match in the early '90s where Man Utd played. I saw the likes of Eric Cantona, Paul Ince and Mark Hughs and I loved the way they played and the passion of the manager, Sir Alex Ferguson and ever since then, I was a Man Utd fan.
What fashion trend do you hope makes a comeback?
I'm almost embarrassed to say this but back in the day, I loved Pepe Dungarees and I secretly wish it makes a comeback. It's a pain when you need to go to the toilet though.
If you could only have three apps on your smartphone, which would you pick?
I am an avid YouTube watcher. Any tips and tutorials I need, I can find on there. I taught myself how to use Photoshop and video editing software by watching YouTube tutorials.
Twitter is where I get all my news from and Whatsapp is to stay in communication with everyone.
If you could only eat one item for every meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Home-cooked roast chicken, vegetables and yellow rice. The standard Sunday lunch meal!
I was going to say my wife's butter chicken and roti but then I might develop gout after a month of eating it every day. The Sunday lunch meal would at least be a bit more balanced.
What is your go-to karaoke song?
My go-to karaoke song is Billy Paul’s - Me and Mrs Jones.
When I was younger, my sister loved listening to music while studying or when busy with assignments. One of the songs that came on one day was Me and Mrs Jones.
I fell in love with the song and learnt the lyrics then at my very first karaoke that I attended, the track was on the list and I gave it a go. Since then whenever the family has a karaoke, I have to do it!
What can we expect on your show?
A unique perspective on everyday life. My dad is from District 6, my mom is from Bloemfontein and I grew up in the Northern Suburbs with family scattered all over the Cape.
I’m a father and a husband myself so all of those experiences have had a profound impact on my life and it’ll be an amazing opportunity to connect with the Western Cape on shared life experiences. All while playing the most music to make you feel great!
Tune into EB Inglis’ show, Weekdays from 12 – 3pm!