After nearly two decades on radio, veteran radio presenter, Marcus Kwikiriza has finally called it quits.
“What started as a vocational job in S6 vac back in ‘98 (Sanyu Radio) has ended up giving me a very fulfilling career and opening more opportunities than I can care to admit. It’s been 18 years of active radio work taking to me to 3 countries and 7 different radio stations. The time has come to hung up the M.I.C….,” he states in his Tuesday message.
Currently a presenter on Capital FM’s Big Breakfast show, the biggest breakfast show in the country which he co-hosts with Jackie Lumbasi and comedian Oulanya Columbus, Marcus has confirmed that December 15 will be his last day on radio.
“To everyone that I have worked with in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, I thank you all for helping me improve my craft. Besides my home town Kla, I feel welcome in all 3 countries thanks to all of you,” he wrote.
Marcus’ career began at Sanyu FM (Friday night and Saturday night show) and then Radio One (Mid-morning show).
Form here, he moved to Rwanda- Radio 10, Flash FM (Programme director) before he moved to Kenya where he spent over 8 years (2004-2012), working at Capital Radio (Drive Show), Classic FM (Drive show), Nation FM/Easy FM (Breakfast show).
He then returned to Uganda to fill the gap at Capital FM that had been left by Allan Kasujja, who had joined BBC.
Meanwhile, this is not the last time that Marcus’ fans will be hearing from him, as he currently co-hosts with Gaetano Kaggwa.
He is also an MC for corporate events in addition to being a brand ambassador at Uganda Breweries Ltd.