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2012-03-08 07:41
Cape Town - Gareth Cliff has announced that Rob Vember is moving to daytime radio.

The 5FM jock, who currently hosts the 19:00 to 22:00 slot on the station, will be moving The Rob Vember Show into daylight when he takes over the 12:00 to 15:00 slot from April 1.

Vember told Channel24: "I'm excited about it! It's obviously cool to be moving into daytime, there's no denying that, I can get my life back, I mean I love what I do but my personal life has been non-existent for the past few years.

Kim Schulze, who currently presents the news on Sasha Martinengo's show, will join Vember's show in its new slot.

While elements such as MyTunes, a feature which allows listeners to send in their list of favourite tracks, will remain on the show, Vember says it will be a brand new offering and they're "still working on a couple of new things".

Why so serious?

Vember says over his four years with the station, he has been perceived to be "this serious, almost sour-puss kind of guy" and insists that's in fact not the type of DJ he is.

"It's been weird and frustrating for me that I've been perceived to be serious, which is a whole lot of bullshit because anyone who listens to my show knows that I literally, once a show, give my two cents' worth on what's been happening in the world, I have my little rant of the day, and then it's done," says Vember.

So how will Vember adapt to his new timeslot?

"Look I'm definitely not going to lose the opinion, at all, but it's going to be very light."

The 12:00 to 15:00 slot is currently hosted by Grant Nash and Anele Mdoda. Nash will be leaving radio to undertake a spiritual journey while Mdoda is moving to the drivetime slot on 94.7 Highveld Stereo.

Sasha Martinengo is also leaving the station. It is not yet known who will fill his 09:00 to 12:00 slot in April.

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