Lee Downs is the new voice for Cape Town’s Hearty Breakfast Show but his voice has not only been limited to Cape Town - he has had a history of Broadcasting across the whole of South Africa too.
Lee Downs started his career as a 17-year-old at Capitol Radio 604 in Durban. At 17, he heard about a talent search that Capitol had launched called “Give It a Go”, so he did. Of over 5000 applicants, Lee was chosen to host a programme once a week at the station.
Lee went from strength to strength and was nominated for both the Protea and Artes awards for excellence in radio.
From 1997 he owned the afternoon drive shows in Cape Town and is now taking on a new challenge to dish out an all new morning experience for Hearty Breakfast Show listeners.
"It's everything you need to jumpstart your mornings, a complete course delivered fast and fresh. The show is all about opinions and issues relevant to Capetonians. I'm really excited to take up the challenge, building on the solid foundation set by my colleague, Saskia Falken," says Downs.
Saskia will now be taking over after the Hearty Breakfast to host her own Lifestyle based show from 9am to 12 noon which promises to focus on Cape Town, its people, its communities and its lush way of living life.
Nick Feinberg and Leanne Arendse stay on the Hearty Breakfast Show as the sports and news anchors respectively, whilst Marguerita moves with Lee to the morning drive.
Catch the Hearty Breakfast Show every Monday to Friday between 06.00am and 09.00am, its guaranteed to make you Get up and Go.