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CATHERINE GRENFELL
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CATHERINE GRENFELL

AUDIO MILITIA

Executive Producer

South Africa

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Catherine joined 5FM as a producer in 2001 following several years in the live arena (she studied lighting, sound and stage management). She has worked with Mark Gillman, DJ Fresh and Warrick Stock (the Shady Lurker) as an Executive Producer on their shows as well as doing the Traffic. She also had her own Live how on 5FM, with a live band and live studio audience; one of the first of it’s kind in South Africa.

In 2016, Catherine decided to leave 5FM and start a new adventure, freelancing as a radio and field producer and social media content director. Catherine was also involved as the Program Manager and Presenter on a new internet radio station called The Eye.

Catherine was also a lecturer at Boston Media House for 5 years, where she taught Radio Theory. Teaching has become a huge passion in Catherine’s life and it is very important that she shares her knowledge and helps pave the way for new talent.

Catherine started as Head Producer at Audio Militia in 2018 (An all-encompassing Music Agency) and has found her happy place with this amazing team. In 2020, Catherine was promoted to Executive Producer.

Over the years, Catherine has had an extensive interviewing track record (from Kwesta, AKA, Charlize Theron, Pieter Dirk Uys, Pink, Arctic Monkeys, Violent Femmes, 3 Doors Down, Groove Armada, Staind, Metallica, Korn, Muse, Chris Cornell, Kaiser Chiefs, 30 seconds To Mars, Good Charlotte, and many more). Her love of great music, both South African and international, has given her the opportunity to travel to different music festivals around South Africa and the World. Catherine has extended her love of music to DJ’ing and plays a wide variety of genres from Rock, Deep House, Electro House, Pop, Kwaito and Amapiano. Catherine has MC’d many festivals and corporate events, including SAMA’s, Oppikoppi, Mieliepop. Rocking The Daisies, Synergy, Lush Festival as well as School graduations and the IAB 2018 Digital Summit.

Catherine has been a judge for The South African Music Awards for the past 10 years. Was a judge for Converse, Get out of the Garage for 3 years and a Loeries judge in 2019.