5FM serves up new lunchtime DJ

2012-03-08 07:41
Sam Brighton
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.


  • Peter - 2012-03-08 07:52

    What have we done to deserve Captain Obvious?? I suppose it could be worse, I could be stuck with 94.7 driving home. And Rob, don't worry about being thought of as serious, most people think you are a bit of a joke.

      Lynne - 2012-03-08 08:12

      Peter, judging by your avatar you moved out of 5FM's target in the 1980s. Move on bud!

      Peter - 2012-03-08 09:33

      @Lynne - good chirp!!

  • karen.vdnest - 2012-03-08 08:07

    Wow, glad for Rob. I like him and never thought of him as serious. Soooo glad they got rid of those two idiots Grant & Anele, it was long overdue!! I hope Angela gets a better slot too.

      Chris - 2012-03-08 08:38

      I think he's one the very few DJ's on 5FM still worth listening to, good move I think.

      richard.hipkin - 2012-03-08 09:25

      @Chris, agree on the good move.. Good time slot for him.

      Pieter890 - 2012-03-08 10:24

      Sure glad they got rid of Grant & Anele! The amount of crap they could talk in 3 hours could clog the entire country's sewerage system.

  • Moss - 2012-03-08 08:28

    Nash will be leaving radio to undertake a spiritual journey ....... ===================================================================== Most Black celebreties also left their career to follow spiritual journey (spiritual calling) to be come sangoma etc any way it sems spiritual is getting serious these days As Mr Nash Good luck

  • Louis - 2012-03-08 08:41

    Rather give us LM Radio on FM or DAB throughout South Africa.

  • Nicole - 2012-03-08 08:51

    Im pretty chuffed about this! was bleak when heard he wasnt doing the evening spot anymore!!! yay Rob - sure its gonna be pretty awsome!!!

  • Se-a Spencer Ikeremm - 2012-03-08 09:53

    Is 5fm paying the news people to still be reporting on this?

  • finplanning - 2012-03-08 11:36

    Oh God we go from bad to worse on this radio station

      whutamo - 2012-03-08 14:15

      I eventually tolerated grand and anele. Rob Vember WHAT? as much as he thinks he is not serious, he is stiff very.. and boring.

  • finplanning - 2012-03-08 11:37

    We go from bad to worse on this station!

  • Mark - 2012-03-08 12:14

    All radio stations are a joke in SA, the DJ's have no idea how to present their shows and all they do is talk about themselves and don't even get me started on the music !! Radio 5 used to be a great station now it's just talking up precious airwaves.

      Lynne - 2012-03-08 13:28

      The fact that you still refer to it as "Radio 5" says enough. I don't think they want you listening!

      whutamo - 2012-03-08 14:17

      auhmm... how old are you? Move with the row. pfss Radio 5.. kwaaa

      Mark - 2012-03-08 14:24

      @ Lynne I was refering to what a great station it was but you're obviously to young to know better. @ whutamo dude learn to write and spell and check WTF you've typed.

      Lynne - 2012-03-08 15:18

      No Mark I got your point, old age clearly prevented you from getting mine, which was simply: stop bitching, what's the point? Pop in your iPod, or cd or cassette tape or vinyl. Times have changed, move on. So tired of South African's complaining about everything including something as stupid as this. It's radio, bottom line, nobody forces you to listen! They're clearly still providing a service to a lot of people and not simply "talking up precious airwaves"

  • Hendrik - 2012-03-08 12:59

    I do not enjoy listening to Rob Vember - I vehemently dislike Gareth Cliff. A simple mathematical equation = more time on my 94.7 dial.

  • whutamo - 2012-03-08 14:18

    Bathong!!! Rob Vember? I guess all I can say is at least its not KB, Right?

  • seanhcape - 2012-03-08 14:59

    What is 5FM?

      Louis - 2012-03-08 15:40

      5FM is that radio station that is trying to be as good as Capital 604 or LM Radio. The government even had to close down Capital 604 to get 5FM listeners.

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  • Vinny - 2012-03-12 11:01

    KB will obviously be leaving 5FM because listeners have been complaining about his lack of talent and that he is annoying.Dont be suprised if he joins Kaya FM despite his lack of talent because his friend Bob Mabena will convince Greg Maloka to take him.

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