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Breakfast
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Martin
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Weekdays: 06h00 - 09h00

Liesl Laurie Martin Bester Elma Smit

Martin Bester

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He will start your morning off with something completely fresh and new. He is real, fun and unapologetically South African. He is intelligent, inspiring, professional and full of passion for his job.

Martin’s philosophy is “Rather regret the things you have done than the things you didn’t do,” so it’s safer to have no regrets and tune into the Breakfast with Martin Bester weekdays 06h00 to 09h00.

Being multi-talented like Martin means you’ve acted in one of SA’s top soaps, you are no stranger to the theatre stage, presented well-known and loved television shows, are a sought after MC, and the lead vocalist of one of SA’s favourite alternative rock bands, Kinky Robot.

Martin Bester

Host - Play My Bio Video

He will start your morning off with something completely fresh and new. He is real, fun and unapologetically South African. He is intelligent, inspiring, professional and full of passion for his job.

Martin’s philosophy is “Rather regret the things you have done than the things you didn’t do,” so it’s safer to have no regrets and tune into the Breakfast with Martin Bester weekdays 06h00 to 09h00.

Being multi-talented like Martin means you’ve acted in one of SA’s top soaps, you are no stranger to the theatre stage, presented well-known and loved television shows, are a sought after MC, and the lead vocalist of one of SA’s favourite alternative rock bands, Kinky Robot.

Liesl Laurie

Traffic Presenter

Known for her strong work-ethic, humility, positive spirit and philanthropy; Accountant, Radio DJ, Brand Ambassador, Television Presenter, MC, Model, former Miss World Africa & former Miss South Africa – Liesl Laurie, has set herself apart from her peers.

She was seen on campaigns and spreads for the likes of Edgars, Jet, Avon, MTN, True Love Magazine, Destiny Magazine to name but a few.

Within months of handing over her crown in 2016, Liesl landed a role as of one of the brand ambassadors for Discovery Insure SA, became a presenter on South Africa’s biggest independent radio station – Jacaranda FM and later on secured an amazing deal with international brand L'Oréal - Vichy Laboratories as the ambassador for South Africa, USA & Brazil.

Elma Smit

Sports Presenter

A law degree holder from the university of Stellenbosch, and a post graduate Honours in Journalism from the University of the Witwatersrand, Elma started her career in broadcasting at the tender age of 18, at the community radio station in her home town. News is her first love.

Elma worked as a national breakfast TV anchor on a news and actuality-focused show for 2 and a half years (until March 2015) during which time she also anchored a series of live, daily one-on-one's with a variety of South African political party leaders in the run up to the 2015 national elections.

She has interviewed everyone from Jared Leto, to Dan Carter, Edwin Cameron, Mmusi Maimane, Bantu Holomisa and Jodi Picoult.

Demographics

for the Breakfast Show (Weekdays: 06h00 - 09h00)

794 000 Listeners

53% Male Listeners

47% Female Listeners

Average Household Income: R26 248

79% of Listeners Matric+ Education

488 000 Exclusive Listeners

600 000 Listeners in SEM 8-10

70% of Listeners are Employed

63% Couples
36% Single

Age Breakdown:
15-24: 12% | 25-34: 25%
35-49: 36% | 50+: 27%

Digital Ecosystem

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172 712 followers

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140 999 Podcast followers

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Good Morning Angels

Weekdays: 06h00 - 09h00

JACARANDA FM GOOD MORNING ANGELS – MOBILISING OUR AUDIENCE THROUGH RADIO TO OFFER HELP WHERE ITS NEEDED MOST

On air since 2004, Jacaranda FM’s Good Morning Angels (GMA) showcases the power of the human spirit, community, kindness, and the power of radio as a media platform.

Annually, Jacaranda FM also broadcasts a special GMA Festive Edition, with one GMA project per day just before Christmas.

Honouring Jacaranda FM’s commitment to actively building a better society, GMA identifies people and organisations in need through requests sent to angels@jacarandafm.com, and rallies the help of everyday angels (individuals, companies, celebrities and more) to provide help where it is needed most.

GMA provides an opportunity to collaborate on issues of national significance, and to drive positive changes with direct contributions from our audiences. Whether it’s a family in need after tragedy, a deserving young talent in need of a helping hand, a life-saving operation, or anything in between, Jacaranda FM’s Good Morning Angels, with the help of what Martin Bester refers to as “the most generous listener base in South Africa”, will be there to help.

In 2019 alone, GMA raised more than R13 million, assisting 60 different communities and their causes. Highlights include a Mandela Day drive where R1.8 million was raised during a single morning broadcast (culminating in a total of R2.7 million) to save 67 children with heart defects.

In recognition of these efforts, GMA received three of the five nominations for the 2020 SA Radio awards in the Commercial Stations: Community Project category.

Catch Jacaranda FM Good Morning Angels on Breakfast with Martin Bester, every Wednesday morning between 7 and 8am.

Covid-19 Updates

Bringing the listeners closer than ever during the lockdown

Educating the audience

Only real news will do. Click here to see why...

Authenticity and showing solidarity

The moment Martin's dogs realised he was working from home...

Radio is stronger than ever

New research shows radio is stonger than ever over this time.

Jacaranda FM App downloads double in 7 days!

Live streaming sees 128 000 unique connections added

Since the first announcement of SA’s first Covid-19 infection Jacaranda FM have seen 128 000 more unique live streaming connections.

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