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Getting to know Carlo Borg Bonaci

Stephen Calleja Sunday, 5 February 2023, 11:00 Last update: about 2 years ago

Carlo Borg Bonaci is a Maltese Broadcaster, Radio and TV personality. He started his career at Radju_Malta and moved on to Bay Radio. He joined XFM 100.2 followed by short period at Radio_101.

Since 2011, Carlo has been at the PBS taking over Magic Malta’s Breakfast Show plus carrying the responsibility of the coordination of all three radio stations which form part of the company’s portfolio. Late in the 1990s he was introduced to television and since then he hosted and produced a long string of game shows/quizzes and other shows related to art and culture.

He is heavily involved with organisation of the annual Malta Music Awards and is a frequent host of various event celebrations and award ceremonies in Malta.

What was the last book you read?

I’m more into articles & blogs

Who is your favourite author?

No particular author in mind

What was the last film you watched?


Which film have you seen multiple times and enjoyed every time you saw it?

A few epic movies: 300, Pearl Harbour and Braveheart

Who is your favourite actor/actress?

Denzel Washington/Sandra bullock

What is your favourite TV series?

Friends & lately Vikings

What is your favourite game or sport to watch and play?

Football (not active in sports)

Which team do you support?

Hamrun Spartans and Juventus

Which song would you sing at a karaoke night?

Oops! That’s pretty risky….I don’t consider myself a talented singer, but would go for any fun song to join the party.

Who is your favourite singer/band?

There are loads and no particular artist. Good music from different genres works for me.

Which show/event would you like to attend/have attended? 

Cirque du Soleil (abroad)

What three items would you take with you on a deserted island?

Glasses, a knife and a box of matches

Which of the five senses would you say is your strongest?

Hearing… got sharp ears for detail in audio.

What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?

Frog Legs, I play it pretty safe with food.

What is that one thing you could not go a day without?

A good dessert

Which fictional character do you relate to most?

Han Solo (Star Wars)

Do you check your horoscope?


What age would you choose if you could be one age forever?


What invention would you erase from history?

Atomic bombs

Would you like to know the day when you will die?

Not interested


What's your favourite animal?


What's your favourite type of foreign food? 


What is your favourite hobby?


What's your favourite season?

End of Winter/Spring period

What's your favourite ice cream topping?


What's your favourite board game?

Mohhok Hemm 

What is your favourite pizza?

Quattro Stagioni

What is your favourite colour?


What is your favourite pasta dish?


What is your favourite cartoon show?

Scooby Doo/Captain Harlock


What did you like to do most during the summer holidays?

Fishing with my Nannu at Marsamxett Valletta

What career did you see yourself in when you were young?

I am lucky to have managed to achieve my childhood dream of becoming a club DJ & Radio host

What is your best childhood memory?

My summer holidays visiting my grand grandma in Qala Gozo.

Did you learn how to ride a bike?


Who was your super hero?

Nannu Toni

Which toy do you wish to have kept?

Still got most of them…various figure scale soldiers

What subject did you excel in at school?

Languages and history

What subject did you dislike the most in school?

Definitely algebra  

Was there some family tradition that was never missed?

Nothing in particular

What are the best values you owe to your parents?

Be a doer 


What would you change about yourself if you could?

I struggled to answer this question 

What really makes you angry?

Procrastination and lack of consistency

Is your glass half full or half empty?

Definitely half full

Are you a sore loser?

Not really, but I always aim for a win.

What is your biggest regret?

Not studying music and play an instrument

What’s the first thing you look for in a partner and/or friend?


What is your greatest fear?


What is your life motto?

Every day counts

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

Caution …this human is not compatible to time wasters

What's one thing that can instantly make your day better?

That morning I avoid pressing the snooze button


If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you do or buy?

If it’s a mega win I would buy off Juventus FC

If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be?

Family apart…it’s a tough one….emmm….ok not mentioning names here…BUT…..I  would love to bring back to this planet four friends who departed  unexpectedly and share with them one last meal

If you could bring one person back from the dead who’d it be?

Michael Jackson

If you could time travel, when and where would you go?

Malta during the Knights of Saint John period

If you could relive one moment in your life, which would it be?

My first radio broadcast

If you could live anywhere outside Malta, where would it be?

Italy or Spain

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?


If you could know the truth behind a secret or mystery, which would it be?

UFO’s existence

If you could eliminate one of the seven deadly sins, which one would it be?


If you had to be given a superpower, what would you choose?

To become an invisible man

Coffee or tea?


Walk or swim?


Summer or winter?


Italy or England?


Restaurant or delivery?


Early bird or night owl?

Early Bird

Fish or meat?


Mobile phone or TV?


Black or white?


Film or TV series?





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