The Good Morning Breakfast show
Central South Africa wakes up to The Good Morning Breakfast show with Shandor Potgieter, Lesley Piet, Sam Ludidi and Lebogang Kotsi. Weekday mornings get a fresh start with get-you-ready-to-go music, the latest local news, traffic, sport and loads of fun to give new meaning to the old adage - “rise and shine”.
Shandor, well-known as OFM’s former Mid-Morning Magic presenter, his antics on Wild Weekend, and vocalist for the SA band, ‘Oros in ’n lang glas’, heads up the team along with Capetonian radio personality, Lesley, leading the way with traffic and SuperSport presenter, Sam, keeping score with sports news. Lebogang keeps them all ‘in line’ from the producer booth.
Stay in the know with ‘In Other News’ at 06:45, participate in the ‘Money for Nothing Quiz’ at 07:20 and vote for ‘Your Song’ at 08:45.
Catch the Good Morning Breakfast show, weekdays, 06:00 – 09:00, on OFM, the sound of your life!
Shandor Potgieter’s Bio
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.
Lesley Piet’s Bio
A “new” voice to Central South Africa, Lesley Piet, was born in Cape Town on 15 January 1991. After matriculating from Malibu High School in 2009, she studied Journalism at Rosebank College. After working at Ackermans, Shoprite and even a call center, Lesley made her start at campus radio station, MFM 92.6 in Stellenbosch where she completed a three year stint. After a foray in retail radio for Pep Stores - Feelgood FM, producing CapeTalk and Traffic at Heart FM and Smile 90.4 FM, she now keeps road users informed on OFM, the sound of your life!
For her the best thing about radio is that it lets you engage with people from all walks of life.
When she’s not behind the mic, Lesley loves spending time with her fur baby, a Boston Terrier named, ‘Tuesday’, as well as hiking, catching up on series, and watching YouTube tutorials.
While she would probably roll her eyes at this description, there is definitely truth in the adage that ‘dynamite comes in small packages’. Lesley, the second eldest of four sisters, definitely has the gift of the gab and will quickly win heart with her absolute honesty and sass.
Her favourite quote? “Work in silence; let your success be your noise.” And, it is this ‘noise’ that will be resonating throughout the airwaves for years to come.
Sam Ludidi’s Bio
A teenage dream being lived and breathed humbly with gratitude each day while adding enjoyment to the lives of others. This is the work ethic Sam Ludidi brings to OFM, the sound of your life each day.
Familiar as the voice of OFM Sport, weekdays, 06:00-09:00, Sam, is also the handsome face in the studio or next to the field for SuperSport.
Born in the Eastern Cape on 21 April 1994, Sam is in love with all things sport. While captaining various sports sides throughout his school career, the radio bug also bit.
He fondly recalls how at the age of 15 he spent one morning listening to a breakfast show while his father drove him to school.
This new found curiosity led him to choosing the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein to further his studies as they had an active radio station he could participate in.
Sam spent six years at campus radio station KovsieFm, two of them as sports editor and another two as programing manager, while still being behind the microphone.
Back on the sports field Sam played first team cricket for Kovsies for four years and also served as a senior provision hockey umpire for the South African Hockey Association.
All this happened while perusing and landing a job as a new talent on SuperSport as a rugby presenter. In his time at SuperSport he’s covered various tournaments including the Varsity Cup, SuperSport Rugby Challenge, the Currie Cup and the Guinness Pro14.
In 2019, Sam was the natural choice to fill the vacancy left by the departure of the Sport presenter on OFM’s breakfast show.
Now, Sam is not only ‘famous’ throughout Central South Africa for his infectious laugh, but also the energy and savvy he brings to OFM’s flagship programme.
Lebogang Kotsi’s Bio
Born and raised in Thaba Nchu, east of Bloemfontein, his radio journey already began back in high school. As small town life mostly only provided entertainment in the form of books and radio, Lebogang immediately grasped the opportunity when a local community radio station opened in Botshabelo. It was then he decided that he would one day make radio his career and enrolled for Media Studies at the University of the Free State (UFS) after matric.
During his time at UFS, he joined KovsieFM and headed to Lesedi FM as an intern after completing his studies.
In 2012, Lebogang joined OFM as a producer and has since occupied various positions over the years.
His favourite thing about radio is that if gives one the ability to paint a picture using words. Besides his talent for doing exactly that, Lebogang’s enthusiasm for life and positive energy also resonates throughout his work.
This proud father, who celebrates his birthday on April 5th, is married to his best friend, Thabisa. Some of his passions include entrepreneurship, cycling and running. He hopes to one day complete the Comrades Marathon and Absa Epic.
When he is not pushing buttons, directing calls, editing audio and making arrangements for the breakfast show, you can find him relaxing with a book or inspirational video. On weekends, he prefers spending time with family and friends enjoying a special meal, which is usually a wood-fired braai or potjie! And save some space for dessert. Lebo admits he has a very sweet tooth and will even have pudding for breakfast!
Laid back, but definitely not lazy, Lebogang Kotsi takes inspiration from his favourite quote: "A bend in the road is not the end of the road... unless you fail to make the turn” (Unknown).