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Stan Mars joins the Breakfast show on Good Hope FM

2020-03-19 19:27
Good Hope FM
Good Hope FM Breakfast Show (Johann Botha)

Iconic radio personality Stan Mars has been announced as the new Breakfast show host on Good Hope FM. The line-up change is effective 1 April. 

He currently hosts the 9:00 - 12:00 weekday show.

"I am over the moon," says Stan. "I love our Good Hope FM listeners and am very excited to start their daily journey with them at 6:00"

Stan Mars is born and bred in Cape Town. Raised in Kuils River, he's been on the radio since 1997, and his experience on local radio is unparalleled in the morning show market in Cape Town. He cut his teeth on grass-roots radio stations including Radio C-Flat and UWC Radio. 

"Cape Town is in my blood, and the connection with Capetonians is precisely what my morning show will be about. Life in the Cape is very special, and I'm so happy to continue this radio show on the Breakfast show! This is my town. I get you. I understand your morning commute, the school rush with kids, the backed-up highways. The new Good Hope FM morning show will be a real and fun true connection between yourself, the listener, and this radio show."

Due to his parents still living in Kuils River to this day, Stan still returns there on a daily basis, back to the roots where he was raised. During those early days of Stan's life, his dad worked as a foreman and carpenter and his mom, in turn, worked as a dispatch clerk. Stan never looked at obstacles in life as something that would prevent him from making his dreams come true, but rather as challenges that he would without a doubt overcome.

Stan Mars is also an entrepreneur and businessperson, and his TV work includes live boxing commentary. 

Stan's passions include cars, and he is a massive fan of quarter-mile and top-end racing, explaining that "cars have always been my passion for as long as I can remember - I really enjoy the classics of the 80's". From there, his passions also extend to food, especially those that "come from Rylands and Gatesville; the type you want to get at 3:00 just before the sunrises," he says.