Mark Pilgrim's final day on air as he quits radio to open frozen yoghurt store

2014-06-27 08:34
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Cape Town – Mark Pilgrim on Thursday announced that he will be saying goodbye to South African radio for good during his final show on Friday.

The well-known radio DJ made the news public on his blog with a post titled, "Time to say goodbye".

In the post Mark writes: "This is it. I'm about to do my final radio show tomorrow (Friday). After 19 years of being on air, I'm saying goodbye."

Why is he leaving?

Mark’s decision to leave radio wasn’t an easy one.

He writes: "Why leave? It's difficult to articulate, but I equate it to when you go to someone's party. There comes a point in the evening when you know it's time to go home. I'll never forget Shadow Stevens who used to host the American Top 40. At the height of his career, he bowed out."

Mark Pilgrim started his career on the Weekend Graveyard on 5FM. After 9 years he got fired from the station for "not sticking to the playlist", after which he joined 94.7 Highveld Stereo where he has been ever since.

Mark is the host of SA's biggest chart show, the KIA Take40sa, which in 2007 became the first music show to simulcast across 2 stations at the same time making Mark part of the 94.5KFM family as well.

Where is he going?

Mark’s new venture is a frozen yoghurt store. "My SMOOCH store opens at Forest Hill City in Centurion at the end of May and I'll be putting a lot of time and effort into making it a fantastic experience for every customer who wants a little bit of heaven in their mouth!"

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