Sam Roy began his career at Audwax Music Radio (A University of Durban-Westville Auditory eXperience) in 1982.

Sam has spent time at a variety of radio stations over the years, including, Good Hope FM, KFM and Heart 104.9 FM, before joining Smile 90.4FM as a Presenter in 2013.

Sam currently hosts The Smile All 80’s Show, weekdays from 6pm – 8pm, with features such as the EPIC 80’S INTRO, 8 OUT OF 8 (IN 80 SECONDS), WHAT MADE THE 80’S AWESOME and the all-new SAM’S GREATEST 80s LOVE SONGS. In addition to this, he also hosts The Friday Party Edition from 6pm – 10pm.

In his spare time, Sam manages music playlists for retail environments, MC’s and DJ’s in both the Corporate and Club Environment, and… being the avid sports fan he is… announces at Newlands and Boland park Cricket Grounds.


That’s me in a tweet
Call me ‘ever-ready Freddy’ – always ready for anything!

If I were an animal, I’d be …
… a Jack Russell.

If I were a musical style or genre, I’d be …
… pop.

If I could go back in time, I’d …
… want to live in the future.

If I could change one thing in the world, I would …
… teach Cape Town drivers how to merge in traffic.

What super power would you most like to have?
I would want to be able to fly – to avoid traffic.

Who would play you in the film of your life if it were a comedy?
Seth Rogen.

Who would play you in the film of your life if it were a drama?
Kevin Spacey.

What is your favourite word – in Afrikaans and in English?
In Afrikaans: “onbeskof”.
In English: “hope”.

If you had to choose:
Oprah or Ellen?

Superman or Batman?

John Legend or Pharrell Williams?

Beyoncé or Rihanna?

Michael Bublé or James Blunt?
Michael Bublé.

Madonna or Lady Gaga?

Cats or dogs?

Morning or night?

Summer or winter?
Swinter (sic).

Less is more or more is more?
More is more. It at least gives you option to scale down if needs be.

Android or Apple?

Twitter or Facebook?

High or low maintenance?
Low maintenance.

Writer or fighter?
Definitely a writer.

Tea or coffee?