Yarona FM has risen from its humble beginnings and established a niche in the local radio market and among their top achievements, they pride themselves in grooming one of the most vibrant and celebrated presenters, Tumie Ramsden.
Tumie joined Yarona FM first as a weekend presenter, then mid morning presenter and ended an illustrious career on air with “T.R.E”, a show she hosted with Thato Scar Matlhabaphiri, and helped grow into the biggest breakfast show on commercial radio today.
Tumie’s broadcast career is peppered with multiple awards and key milestones, some of which include having been a part of African Youth Leaders chosen to meet U.S President, Barak Obama in August 2010 at the White House in Washington DC. At this meeting, The U.S President singled out Tumie and described her as an example of how young people can be mobilized to build a better future through the media. He said that “ Africa’ s future belongs to its young people, including a woman who inspires young people across Botswana with her popular radio show called “The Real Enchilada” and that’s Tumie Ramsden.”
As recent as 24th June of this year, Tumie realized another milestone as one of the select women given the opportunity to interact with one of the world’s most admired First Ladies, Michelle Obama when she came to Botswana. On the 28th June, Tumie was again selected to be a part of the Young African Women Leaders forum between young women across the world. The forum happened between young women leaders and State Department Officials the White House in Washington DC.
Tumie has now switched of her microphone and is set to chart a new path in the field of Public Relations, as Manager with a local cellular network company. Yarona FM proudly celebrates and shares Tumie’s success and wishes her a positive and meaningful journey.