Longtime radio personality, Rob Vember is leaving KFM. The witty host of the drive time show hasn’t stated why he’s leaving the Primedia Broadcasting-owned station. It is rumoured that Vember was not happy and had been for a while.
From the 3rd of July, the 947 Breakfast Xpress presenter and stand-up comedian, Darren “Whackhead” Simpson will take over the KFM breakfast show. At the same time, Simpson will remain at the drive show slot at 947.
Why doesn’t KFM/Primedia Broadcasting get someone deserving for either 947 drive or KFM breakfast? I mean to me it doesn’t make sense that Darren will be hosting 2 shows on two sister stations. I’m almost certain there’s a presenter(s) who was eyeing and deserving of the slot.
Carl Wastie will take over from Rob Vember, while Ryan O’Connor will be moved to the 10:00 – 13:00 time slot. Sechaba G will host the show after Ryan’s.
Rob Vember left SABC’s 5FM in 2013 when he moved down to Cape Town, he then joined KFM the following year.
While on the radio and Primedia Broadcasting tip, 947 stand-in presenter, Poppy Ntshongwana recently joined Touch HD, while former YFM presenter Ayanda MVP replaced Zama Dube at Primedia’s money-spinner station.