Both were well known on radio for many years, while Ronge was known for his numerous newspaper and magazine articles.

Photo: Barry Ronge/Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG – Tributes continue to pour in for two late South African media icons – broadcasters Kevin Savage and Barry Ronge.

Both were well known on radio for many years, while Ronge was known for his numerous newspaper and magazine articles. Ronge also entertained audiences with his simulcast Sunday breakfast show on 702 and CapeTalk for many years.

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Kevin Savage was known for his golden voice during an extensive career spanning decades.

He will be remembered for his early career on Capital 604 loved by many in a difficult time for this country. Savage then moved on to 5FM and beyond, known for his extensive knowledge of music and he was a mentor to many young broadcasters.

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Columnist and broadcaster Barry Ronge was known for his film reviews, his weekly column in the then Star Tonight – where he had been editor – and his former Sunday Times column, Spit ‘n Polish.

Ronge, 74, was also known for his Sunday breakfast show on 702 and CapeTalk, where audiences enjoyed his take on movies and lifestyle features.

In 2014 he received a special lifetime achievement award from The Sunday Times honoring his contribution to the cultural life of South Africa, and in 2015 The Sunday Times announced that the fiction award would be known as the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize.

The two media personalities left their mark on the country.