Central South Africa’s favourite radio station, OFM has released its new line-up changes taking effect from 1 April 2013. And, awkwardly, they assure us it’s no April fool’s joke…
Okay… While there are no major changes to its 2013 line-up, OFM welcomes two great radio talents in April with Martin van der Merwe and Isabel Venter joining the team. Martin van der Merwe previously hosted the afternoon drive show on TuksFM in Pretoria. Martin is a great creative and his out-of-the-box creative thinking will add to the already high quality content offering on the station. Martin is said to present the afternoon drive show from 15:00 to 18:00, Monday to Friday.
While Isabel Venter joins the OFM team after years of broadcasting at Vaal community radio in Vanderbijlpark. She will be on the air from midnight to 04:00, Monday to Friday. She will also present the popular Saturday Party Zone from 19:00 to 22:00.
Major moves are scheduled for Johrné van Huyssteen as he takes over the mid-morning timeslot (09:00 to 12:00) Monday to Friday. Johrné says he is “excited to take on the new challenge”. This also sees Johrné present his new Sunday show, Kom Praat Met My, Johrné, Sunday 22:00 to midnight. This show is a two-hour talk show where Johrné will use his years of television talk experience in making radio magic.
In a bold move OFM will open its airwaves; encouraging the next generation radio presenter to train and learn on Central South Africa’s number one commercial radio station. Midnight to 03:00 and 03:00 to 06:00 on Saturdays and Sundays will not have permanent presenters. According to Nick Efstathiou, General Manager, OFM; “These shows have been earmarked to train and teach the next generation radio presenter who have a desire to want to play good music all day, to make a difference in someone’s life and to work in an industry that is forever changing, dynamic and challenging,”
(Update) 5FM confirms line-up
On the subject of bald moves, 5FM just announced its stirred line-up. From Monday 1 April 2013, you’ll hear the voices of 3 new 5FM DJs; Stephanie B, Ms Cosmo and Justin Toerien join the music powerhouse.
With the new voices, this bids farewell to some loved shows such as the Power Nites. Stephanie B, joins 5FM to host the 10pm–1am slot from Mondays to Thursdays.
Known for her unbelievably awesome hip-hop sets on Channel O’s bassment, Ms Cosmo is arguably the hottest up-and-coming hip hop DJ in South Africa. She’ll be delivering a unique hip hop experience to you on Sunday nights, 10pm – 1am. While Justin Torien will take the morning slot on weekends from 1am-4am.
The Rest of the shows stays the same both at Ofm and 5FM