Cape Town’s Good Hope FM has gone live with a new line-up, featuring more presenters and more entertainment.
“The way to get the attention of a predominantly youth-based audience is to offer them more entertainment than they can get elsewhere. Our decision to jam-pack our line-up with more shows and more presenters is based on our desire to get a bigger slice of the Cape Town audience, tuned into Good Hope FM,” says station manager, Brendan Ficks.
Ficks said in a statement that the new line-up would “connect Good Hope FM listeners to more of everything that the Cape Town radio station has to offer, as they make the circle bigger and invite the Mother City and beyond to tune in and get involved”.
Ficks said as South Africa’s oldest commercial music and lifestyle radio station, by introducing an even bigger line-up Good Hope FM was taking a strategic step towards growing listenership.
The addition of a new weekly show ‘Happy Hour’ (11h00-12h00), presented by two of Cape Town’s popular funny men, comedians Dalin Oliver (Good Hope FM Sports Presenter on The Nigel Pierce Show) and Carl Weber, is expected to be the hour of laughs everyone needs on a Monday.
Other changes to the weekday presenter circle include Sherlin Barends teaming up with Stan Mars to co-present ‘The Works with Stan and Sherlin’ (09h00 – 12h00) and the addition of ‘Beats by Dan’ (12h00 – 14h00) presented by Dan Corder.
The Nigel Pierce Show moves an hour later (06h00 – 09h00) while Khanya Siyengo stays where he is (14h00-16h00), presenting ‘On the Grind with Kyeezi’ and Sean Loots continues to take Cape Town home every weekday with his popular afternoon drive show ‘Fast Forward with Sean’, followed by ‘The Ayanda Dlamini Show’ (19h00 – 21h00 Monday to Thursday) and Good Hope FM legend DJ, Grand Master Ready D (21h00-23h00 Monday to Thursday). On Fridays DJ Dr Jules gets listeners into weekend mode on ‘Dr’s in the House’ (19h00 – 22h00).