OFM, the Sound of your Life in Central South Africa, will once again flex its muscles at the Liberty Radio Awards in Johannesburg on Saturday 13 April 2019.
Two of OFM’S presenters, WR van der Merwe and Thabang Moselane, will both receive a Liberty Bright Star Award at the event.
According to Lindiwe Mtwentula, OFM marketing manager, WR has been with OFM for a number of years. He first joined the station as a member of the Street Squad while studying in Potchefstroom. After his studies he moved to Bloemfontein to produce the Afternoon Delight Drive Show for André Kunz.
At present, WR produces the Just Plain Drive Show for Darren Scott and hosts his own show, Saturday Express, every Saturday from 13:00 to 16:00. He is also the voice of two features, Market Place and North West University Innovation, and is the Executive Producer of Grain SA Radio.
“Like most radio presenters, I sort of fell into the industry. Fortunately, I love it and I think this award shows that it kind of likes me too!” said WR.
Mtwentula said Thabang joined OFM in 2016 as a trainee and after four months was given his first job on air. Three months later, he started hosting A Touch of Thabang, for which he won Best Night Show in the commercial category at the 2018 Liberty Radio Awards.
Thabang recently left OFM and currently works as an independent voice-artist. He also works as a freelance screenwriter and director for a film production house.
“My radio path has been quite an experience so far and it is something I hold dear to my heart. There has been challenges, but I remind myself daily that challenges are inevitable. As for being inducted as a Bright Star, I am quite proud of myself,” said Thabang. – Pieter Delport