Benito Vergotine is simply too nice to be a lawyer. This is probably why he changed tack midway through his law degree at UCT to study the Arts. After a post-graduate diploma in Journalism at Rhodes University, Benito worked for a small period as an education consultant before his radio career began with a stint at community station, C-Flat. He says this sealed his passion for the media and after two years he sent a demo tape to 94.5 Kfm. That was more than a decade ago. He's been at the station ever since, making his way from the "graveyard" shift through to his current 9 to 12 noon slot.
Although born in Port Elizabeth, Benito has called Cape Town home since he was a child. He now lives in Observatory and says it has “a bohemian and cosmopolitan appeal.” Benito loves keeping in touch with what's happening in the city and the world and when time permits, writes freelance articles ranging from business to social issues. He's also in demand as an MC and spends most Saturday mornings on the King David Golf Course playing in club competitions and trying to improve his handicap, which hovers between 16 and 19. He describes himself as bubbly and warm, compassionate and energetic, but also a little moody at times.
Benito is passionate about people, music, sport, cooking and...Cape Town!