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702 says farewell to Stephen Grootes

15 March 2018 7:58 PM

Stephen Grootes will be leaving his role as 702’s afternoon drive host in mid-April to take up a new opportunity.

Stephen Grootes will be leaving his role as 702’s afternoon drive host in mid-April to take up a new opportunity.

Stephen has been with Primedia Broadcasting for 16 years, bringing audiences the latest political insights and analysis on EWN, and then moving into various talk show host roles on 702, including The Midday Report, the Breakfast Show and most recently the Afternoon Drive.

Stephen’s political acumen and enviable contacts, combined with his ability to present South African political stories in a way that the rest of us can understand, makes him an exceptional current affairs broadcaster. We wish him all the very best in his new chapter.

Thabisile Mbete, 702 Station Manager

Stephen reflected fondly on his time with the station:

It’s an incredibly sad day for me to leave 702. I’ve been with the station and EWN for so long, it’s been my home, my family and so much of my life. I’ve learnt so much and watched so much history happen. But I’m excited about the future, and my place in it.

Stephen Grootes

The new 702 afternoon drive host will be announced shortly, as will details of Stephen’s next chapter.


15 March 2018 7:58 PM