East Coast Radio says goodbye to Johann Von Bargen


After 33 years in radio, and having been with East Coast Radio since it was born, Johann Von Bargen, also known as JVB, has decided to retire.

Zane Derbyshire, East Coast Radio programming manager, says, “JVB has been reporting on the roads since before East Coast Radio came about. He is widely recognised as one of the top traffic guys in the country and he is also a world-renowned defensive driving specialist.”

Derbyshire adds, “We’d like to thank JVB for all his years of service and for reliably guiding our listeners to and from work every day for so many years. He has been a pleasure to work with, and the team, including our listeners, will miss him.”

Boni Mchunu, the station’s general manager, adds, “JVB has been a good friend to the station and our listeners. Therefore, we can never say goodbye. We will simply say see you soon on the KwaZulu-Natal roads. Thank you for your reliable reporting, and all the best for your new chapter.”

Von Bargen will deliver his last traffic report during the Drive with Bongani and Mags on Friday, 3 November between 16:00 and 18:00.

For more information, visit www.ecr.co.za.

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