For those who have not yet had the pleasure of crossing paths with one of Central SA’s most favourite sons, here’s a quick catch up…
Born in Phalaborwa on 18 April 1991, Shandor Potgieter grew up in Bloemfontein, Gonubi and Stellenbosch. While enrolled at the University of the Free State, he embarked on a music career and established the multi award-winning band, ‘Oros in ’n lang glas’.
While criss-crossing the country with the band, he also frequented the OFM studios ahead of performances. This eventually resulted in a tour of the region supported by OFM. During this time he also spent some time at the station as guest presenter and it was ‘over’ when the radio bug bit.
This proud father is married to his loving wife, Danya, who forgives his many hours of travelling. Shandor cherishes the moments that he get to spend with friends and family either at home, or exploring the beauty of South Africa.
With that being said, no coach potato-ing is allowed as this muso also loves running, adventuring, camping and getting up to some ‘crazy’, like fighting professional wrestlers, boxing matches and taking on ultra-marathons for a good cause. Shandor proudly supports Child Welfare and Childline in the Free State and the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA).
For Shandor, radio allows you to be anything and everything and it is ‘the most fun you will ever have’. He loves that each day is different and that sometimes never in your wildest dreams have you imagined that particular guest would be sitting across from you or from where you will be broadcasting. Radio can also empower people and improve their lives. And this is why Shandor gets up and gives 110% with everything he does.