OFM has announced that one of its biggest competitions of the year, the ‘#OFMFanWall’, has been won by Marghalet van der Linde.
Marghalet van der Linde was awarded a grand prize of R20 000 cash on Friday, July1, which marked the station’s 36th anniversary.
The station said listeners entered the competition by visiting any of its outdoor broadcasts to have their photos taken from March until the end of June.
It added that the photos now form part of a digital photo album and will also be featured on highway billboards, as well as prominent places in Central South Africa.
During the last phase of the campaign, 16 semi-finalists were selected in a random draw, and four finalists randomly drawn during the last week of the competition.
The four semi-finalists were Patrick Rose from Upington, Riana Oosthuizen from Vanderbijlpark, Taytum Adonis from Klerksdorp, and Marghalet van der Linde from Wesselsbron.
On the morning of Friday, 1 July, during the Good Morning Breakfast show finalists were eliminated throughout the morning.
According to the station, Rose and Van der Linde were the final contestants left standing. Van der Linde was announced as the grand prize winner.
The station says that she entered the competition when her photo was taken at OFM’s outdoor broadcast at Grain SA’s NAMPO Harvest Day in May.
“I can’t believe it, it feels unreal,” said Van der Linde. “Thank you OFM and have a great birthday. It feels like my birthday as well!”
Van der Linde added, “You mean so much to us (listeners), encouraging us, playing songs that make your day, giving us interesting stories… my radio is constantly on OFM. You travel everywhere with me!”
According to OFM content manager Elzette Boucher-Krüger, this was another amazing ‘#OFMTwenty20You’ campaign from The Sound of Your Life.
“Towards the end of 2021 already, OFM endeavored to create opportunities for our listeners to turn 2022 into ‘Twenty-20-You’. Our first campaign saw a deserving student win a year’s tuition at Potchefstroom Academy and SAAST. We also established our monthly Bucks for Bills competition to help listeners pay their bills in these trying times,” Boucher-Krüger said.
“Then, The Real Good Travel Book competition awarded R15 000 cash for a bucket list travel story. Now, the big one, the Fan Wall has concluded. We not only made an OFM fan R20 000 richer but through this campaign we’ve crisscrossed our broadcast region, meeting the people who tune in and collecting a myriad of friendly faces, representing the beautiful people of our special broadcast region,”