Former Miss SA Liesl Laurie parts ways with Jacaranda FM

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Former Miss South Africa and radio presenter Liesl Laurie is closing the chapter with Jacaranda FM after seven years on the radio station. 

"Saying goodbye is never easy, I'm going to miss the morning family as well as Martin and the JacaBreakfast team, but I'm so thankful for this experience and to have grown in a medium I have so much love and respect for," Laurie said in a statement on Jacaranda FM.

She also confirmed her last show with her much-loved team on Breakfast with Martin Bester will be "this Thursday," 30 June.


The former pageant queen, started her journey at Jacaranda FM in 2016 after her reign as Miss SA in 2015. The team won the South African Radio Awards for Best Breakfast show on a commercial station in 2021. 

Laurie started out on Sunday evenings from 20:00 to midnight, went on to host her own show, The CTM Top 20 with Liesl Laurie, every Saturday, and eventually joined radio master, Martin Bester as part of the breakfast show on weekdays. 

Hennie Myburgh, Jacaranda FM Programme Manager, said in a statement: "Mid-year is the regular point for contract renewal in our business cycle, we spoke with Liesl about our collective priorities and made a decision to close this chapter together."

It is unclear where Laurie will be headed to next.

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