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Good Hope FM celebrates 47 years

Posted by radio On July - 5 - 2012

Cape Town’s oldest radio station celebrated its 47th birthday on Sunday, the 1st of July. Station management decided to celebrate this birthday with its listeners in the mother city and had the station broadcast from some iconic spots across the city and also invited some Cape Town icons to visit and be interviewed during the various broadcasts.

On Sunday, 1 July, The Freekin Weekend team hosted an outside broadcast from 15:00 to 18:00 from the well-known Mzoli’s in Gugulethu. Proteas and Cobras star player Vernon Philander joined the on-air team via a telephonic interview.

The birthday celebrations continued on Monday morning with the Good Hope FM Breakfast Show with Guy McDonald broadcasting live from 06:00 to 09:00 from Moyo restaurant at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Cape Town music icons David Kramer and Zane Adams joined the breakfast team during the broadcast.

The Nigel Pierce show was hosted live from the Jewish Museum from 09:00 to 12:00 and Nigel Pierce was joined by Rabbi Feldman and the legendary Jane Raphaely. Ayanda Tini’s Lunchtime show was live and kicked off with a real bang from the Noon Gun Restaurant at 12:00. Comedian Kurt Schoonraad joined Ayanda and her team at the venue whilst Herchelle Gibbs and Matthew Booth phoned in during the show to wish the station well.

At 15:00 the station was off to iconic Green Market Square where the Ozone team, headed up by Seano was joined by the gorgeous Joanne Strauss and Mark Lottering at their mobile studio on the square. They also had telephonic interviews with other Cape Town icons like super chef Reuben Riffel and super swimmer and Olympic gold medallist Ryk Neetling who shared in the station’s birthday celebrations.

To end the day on a on a high note listeners were invited to join Ready D, broadcasting his show live from 19:00 to 22:00, from the iconic Wembley Roadhouse in Athlone, a popular hangout that has been around for over 20 years.

Throughout July 2012 the station will host many events where its loyal listeners can be part of this iconic station’s birthday celebrations. The Good Hope FM Birthday Bloch Party takes place on Friday, 6 July with four parties taking place on one night. Good Hope FM will broadcast 60 minutes live on Friday evening from each of these all night parties, starting with Nigel Pierce and a Kinky Afro party from the Galaxy, a Hip Hop party with Ready D live from 169 on Long, The 411 with Tyrone Paulsen from the Funky Buddha in Paarl and The Godfather’s House with Dino Michael from Vacca Matta.

To end the month’s celebrations the station will host a black tie charity dinner from Crystal Towers at Century City where the proceeds will go to a very worthy charity Saartjie Baartman Centre, based in Athlone.

There will surely be many more successful years for Good Hope FM as Cape Town’s hippest and most happening and iconic radio station. Good Hope FM – Connecting Cape Town.



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