Just in: Mark Pilgrim quits radio to open frozen yoghurt shop
After being on radio for what seems like a century, radio host Mark Pilgram has decided to leave 94.7 Highveld Stereo and KFM to open a Smooch frozen yoghurt shop in Pretoria.
Mark announced the decision on his blog, talking about the joys of his nearly twenty years on radio before announcing he would be leaving the mic behind.
"When I started back in 1995 I was hoping to be in the industry a few years. I've been blessed in that I was able to adapt to the times, from being the deejay that was initially known as the "classic man" on 5FM and then the guy playing all the new hits on Take40. Now, 19 years later, it's time now for new blood to take over the chart show. My final show will be at the end of June 2014", he announced.
But it seems Mark won't be sitting on his bum. He has an exciting new venture.
"Part of my focus now will be on my new venture, frozen yoghurt. 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!" he said, "Who knows, in a few years time I could pick up my radio headphones again. Never say never."
It seems Mark really really loves Yoghurt!