“Heart 104.9FM's unique programming mix attracts media talents like Dr Eve and Derek van Dam,” says Vernon Adams, program manager. He adds that “we are very pleased to make them part of our valued offering further increasing our listeners experience of a great radio product.”
In terms of her role at Heart 104.9FM, Dr Eve had the following to say: “We will be creating a professional safe forum in which people will feel comfortable to join in discussions. The aim is to educate, inform and entertain listeners and the content will focus on sexuality, sexual health, relationships and loving.” She added that “the principles underlying the content are rights, responsibilities and respect and the rewards of healthy loving.” The show will also be focussing on broader issues and provide information on safer sex, HIV and violence which will be threaded through each show. Dr Eve writes for magazines and newspapers country wide and contributes to international publications and academic journals.
Derek van Dam
While those heated discussions happen, we'll also talk temperature variations with Derek van Dam as he provides the Mother City with its very own personalised weather forecast. He will be joining the Hearty Breakfast team daily and help listeners plan their day better.
He has had a strange fascination with the weather from an early age. “I wanted to become a weather man on TV. A different choice for most boys at a young age, but I followed my passion and studied meteorology, broadcast and cinematic arts and mathematics at Central Michigan University,” says van Dam. He continues that “all Capetonians know that you can catch a beautiful suntan on Camps Bay at the exact time that Bellville is flooding. This is familiar territory for me as I was an on-air meteorologist before, so as I understand what it takes to get your morning started right.”
You can catch Dr Eve every Wednesday from 20h00 - 21h00 with Diggy Bongz and Derek van Dam weekdays from 06h00 - 09h00 with Lee Downs. For more information visit our website at www.1049.fm