“We feel that as the oldest commercial radio station in the Western Cape, Good Hope FM has reached iconic status, and to stay in line with the usual twist of excitement we add on our birthday each year, there was just no better way to celebrate our birthday than to visit iconic locations during the day and also by inviting some of the city’s icons to join in the day’s celebrations,” says station manager, Natano Brache, “many of them playing a part in making Good Hope FM an icon over the last 46 years.”
The birthday celebrations day will kick off at 06:00 with the Good Hope FM Breakfast Show broadcasting until 09:00 from the Company Gardens in Cape Town. Breakfast Show presenter, Guy McDonald, and his team will be joined by radio icon, Dmitri Jegels, and actor, comedian, satirist, author and social activist, Pieter-Dirk Uys, born, bred and, as he describes himself, 'invented' in Cape Town. The lovely Evita Bezuidenhout, Ambassador without Portfolio will also join the breakfast team at the Company Gardens.
The Nigel Pierce show will follow between 09:00 and 12:00 from the District Six Museum in Buitenkant Street. A truly iconic South African activist and cleric who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, who will be celebrating his 80th birthday later this year, has agreed to join Good Hope FM at the District Six Museum.
Icons joining Ayanda Tini during her show from 12:00 to 15:00 will be very popular presenter on the station in the nineties, Bongani Njoli, and former South African cricketer, Herschelle Gibbs.
After lunch, SeanO and his team mates will host The O-Zone from 15:00 to 19:00 from Mzoli’s (also known as Mzoli's Place), in Gugulethu with special guests, Graeme White, fondly known as the 'Vanilla Thriller' during the nineties on Good Hope FM and Mzoli Ngcawuzele, owner of this iconic spot on the outskirts of Cape Town. Since Mzoli's opened in early 2003, the restaurant has become a popular gathering spot for Cape Town residents and a tourist attraction.
To end the day’s birthday celebrations on a high note, it just seemed fit to take Tyrone Paulsen and The 411 show to the centre of the culinary universe of take-aways in Cape Town, The Wembley Roadhouse in Belgravia Road, Athlone. Tyrone will be joined by some of Cape Town’s iconic deejays like DJ Oscar, DJ Codax, The House Doctor aka Calvin Peters, Mark Grainger and Dr Jules who will all play mixes from 19:00 to 22:00.
Ten lucky listeners staying tuned during the course of July will also have the opportunity to win their share in R46 000 cash. Good Hope FM – celebrating 46 years and connecting Cape Town!
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