Have you enjoyed a ‘cuppa’ with Pieter, yet?
Born in Pretoria on 24 April 1978, Pieter Venter, relocated to Bloemfontein with his family at the age of three and has called the City of Roses, home ever since. Although one of his childhood dreams was to play tennis in Wimbledon, it is now his family, wife and six-year-old son, who fulfills his wildest dreams.
A financial adviser by day, motorcycle enthusiast heeding the call of the open road when time allows, and the familiar voice Central South Africa wakes up to on weekends, Pieter knows how to truly live the real good life.
His radio career took off in 2012 after he joined a community radio station. Before then, he did outside broadcast work with radio veteran Brian Emmenis. He joined the OFM family in 2015 and has hosted various shows on the sound of your life.
Pieter enjoys broadcasting because “radio is immediate and it is the ‘true you’ that comes out when you broadcast. Several people have told me that they can hear my excitement on air. This is exactly what makes broadcasting unique”.
A round of quick-fire questions reveal that there is more to Pieter bubbling under the surface. He prefers dogs to cats because “they have personality”. He likes driving his motorcycle more than his car as this “clears his head”. Pieter is a summer person and loves to wear slops, they also go with the beach house he prefers to the cabin in the woods. The way to Pieter’s heart is through the main course (and it seems like it will be chicken here) because it forms a “beautiful layer for the dessert”. And for those interested to know where he stands on the wood versus charcoal debate, Pieter believes in a wood fire because he is “learning to take life slower”.
Catch Pieter Venter on The Real Good Weekend, Saturday & Sunday, 06:00 – 09:00.