Rob Vember

Based: Johannesburg

After successfully attempting to break the Guinness World Record (although not formerly recognized – long story which he’ll explain over coffee if you like) for the longest broadcast by an individual (125 hours) in September 2006, Rob walked into the Heart 104.9FM offices in Cape Town to enquire about a vacation internship and instead was offered the Weekend Breakfast show.

By December 2007 Rob had also held the position of Afternoon Drive show Producer, making Heart 104.9FM his home 7 days a week. Rob had bigger plans though… Soon came the offer from South Africa’s number one Top 40 Commercial Youth Station 5FM. The move to Johannesburg also saw Rob complete a year stint at Super Sport Blitz as a sport journalist, that unfortunately came to an end due to his demanding radio career.

Having started on 5FM’s weekend afternoon slot Rob has gone on to host the flagship 5FM Top 40, and become the king of nighttime radio with The Rob Vember Show airing Monday-Thursday 19:00-22:00 for which he won the 2011 MTN Radio Award for ‘Best Night-Time Presenter’. His last years on the station saw him move to daytime hosting 12:00 – 15:00 (for which he also received a Radio Award Nomination) until the end of April 2014 when he and the SABC parted ways.

On 5 May 2014, much like Oprah, Rob started his ‘Next Chapter’ as host of the iconic Afternoon Drive Show on The Cape’s No.1 Hit Music Station, 94.5 KFM.

Rob has been involved with the Chaeli Campaign since 2007. Rob has since faced his biggest physical challenge by cycling the Cape Argus Pick ‘n Pay Cycle not once but twice in aid of the organization. Since his involvement with the campaign Rob has become the official Patron of the NGO.

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