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Hot Cares on Hot 91.9FM reach out to assist fellow presenter Neville Pillay

On Thursday, 25 July, award-winning Hot 91.9FM's Managing Director, Lloyd Madurai, was informed by Sheena Sewpersadh, a listener in Durban who streams Hot 91.9FM, about fellow radio presenter Neville Pillay's critical medical situation and his desperate need of financial assistance to pay medical bills. Immediately Lloyd reached out to the station's presenters and it was agreed that Hot 91.9FM would help a friend and fellow deejay.

Neville Pillay (48), a former ECR and Lotus FM presenter and comedian, recently suffered a heart attack and mild stroke. In addition, the blood vessels in his eyes burst, which has resulted in him being left with partial vision and his kidneys have started to fail.

Neville’s wife, Carol, has said their lives have been turned upset down. “We do not have medical aid so are relying on the government hospitals which in itself has many challenges. We have used up all our savings and are now looking for financial assistance with medical costs.”

Neville and Carol have two girls, 17 and 8. Carol adds, “Neville is just surviving. Our kids are at their lowest, seeing their dad this way. Our youngest refuses to go to school because she is afraid something will happen to him and the older one, out of desperation, posted about our plight on her dad’s Facebook page.”

Speaking on behalf of Hot 91.9FM, Lloyd Madurai said, “Hot Cares will cover their medical aid contributions for one year – up to the value of R50,000. We at Hot 91.9FM believe in the power of community, especially community coming together to help others. With this in mind, we would appreciate any assistance that our South African Community can give to Neville Pillay and his family - you can make a difference!”

If you are able to assist the Pillay family, please email az.oc.919toh@seractoh.

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About Hot 91.9FM

Hot 91.9FM is a community radio station based in Northriding and broadcasting to Johannesburg North and surrounding areas. Since its launch on the 17th of November 2014, Hot 91.9FM has managed to propel itself, with lightning speed, straight into a radio gap that existed in Gauteng.

Playing the best ‘Old Skool’ and R&B music, with the most popular radio personalities as well as the most spectacular on-air promotions and off-air presence, it’s been a thrilling journey of change for radio and the station, which is driving innovation and leading change in the industry. “Hot 91.9FM is about fun radio with the purpose of making a meaningful difference in the lives of those around us,” says founder and station Managing Director, Lloyd Madurai.


2019 has seen Hot 91.9FM go down in the history of the Liberty Radio Awards as being the first station to win the coveted ‘Station of the Year’ award three years in a row. Having won 10 Liberty Radio Awards in 2017 and 10 in 2018, 2019 saw Hot 91.9FM scooping a whopping 12 awards. Lloyd Madurai, Managing Director and Founder of Hot 91.9FM is the youngest ever radio personality to be inducted into the Liberty Radio Awards Hall of Fame.

31 Jul 2019 13:20