Rob Vember | Springbreak DJ | Sun Cityon August 23, 2010
Introducing Rocking Rob Vember!
Rob Vember is Cape Town born and South African bred. After matriculating in 2003, Rob headed to the City of Saints in the Eastern Cape where he began reading his Bachelor of Journalism degree at Rhodes University. Rob’s first goal upon arrival in Grahamstown was to join campus radio and Rhodes Music Radio (RMR 89.7FM) became his home-away-from-res/digs for the remainder of his study years.
In December 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. He simply couldn’t refuse the offer and graduated from Rhodes University with his Bachelor of Arts degree and enrolled for his Honours in Political Studies at the University of The Western Cape.
By December 2007, Rob had grown his own listenership exponentially as well as 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, which 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 has now become the king of nighttime radio with The Rob Vember Show airing Monday-Thursday 19:00-22:00 giving him exposure to a potential audience of approximately 2 million!
Rob has also been involved with the Chaeli Campaign since 2007. He faced his biggest physical and mental challenge to date by cycling The Cape Argus Pick ‘n Pay Cycle Tour in order to raise awareness of the campaign. As luck would have it, Rob was confronted with the worst Cycle Tour in its history as the Cape Of Storms lived up to its name in 2009 but he finished the race successfully within time. Since his involvement with the campaign Rob has become the official Patron of the Chaeli Campaign. Be sure to see him doing what he does best as he rips up the decks during Springbreak 2010!