Gerben van Niekerk's Biography

Born and schooled in Bloemfontein, Gerben already embarked on his radio career as production assistant for a community radio station at the tender age of 12. 

After ‘miraculously’ completing matric, he registered for a degree in Media Studies. He joined Kovsie FM in 2003 as the Breakfast presenter, a position he held for three years. One year later, he met his wife during a reassessment exam at the University of the Free State (UFS). 

Thereafter, he joined another community radio station in 2009 before, in 2011, being employed as Student Media Manager at the UFS. 

In 2016 he completed his Master's degree in Media Studies. After hours, he enjoys motorcycling but not DIY quite as much... 

In 2017 he joined the OFM team as anchor of the Before Dawn Show and co-host of the Saturday brunch show. 

Gerben is very passionate about the media and about nurturing future media professionals. 

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