Anele leaving 5FM

2012-02-23 07:48
Cape Town - Another well-known 5FM DJ is moving on.

Anele Mdoda, who currently hosts the 12:00 to 15:00 slot with Grant Nash on the station, will be moving to 94.7 Highveld Stereo in the drive time slot in April.

94.7 Highveld Stereo posted the following update to their Twitter page on Wednesday:

"@Anele is coming back to @947Highveld to rev up Afternoon Drive!!! #greatnews"

Anele and Grant Nash hosted an evening show on 94.7 Highveld a few years before joining 5FM.

Anele responded to tweets of congratulations and sadness at her exit on Twitter: "5fm will be just fine ! More room to bring on New talent and grow radio as a whole !"

Current 94.7 drive time host Mark Pilgrim will still host the station's Kia Take 40 SA chart on Saturdays and co-host Bailey Schneider will also be moving on, according to the station's Twitter updates.

According to a statement released by 5FM, Anele's co-host Grant Nash "is retiring from radio in order to further himself spiritually".

Grant and Anele will reveal more regarding their plans on The Grant & Anele Show on Thursday between 12:00 -15:00.

Earlier this month it was announced that veteran 5FM jock Sasha Martinengo was also leaving the station.


  • official.muaz.mohamed - 2012-02-23 08:06

    good riddance

  • pholzman1 - 2012-02-23 08:12

    I was nearly excited until i read she is still going be on air, Anele and Grant really brought 5FM down with thier pathetic show

      pholzman1 - 2012-02-23 19:04


  • Dumisani - 2012-02-23 08:26

    Makes zero difference to me. I stopped listening to that retarded station when they started firing the good dj's and playing rubbish music (for the most part)

  • gregmcdavid - 2012-02-23 08:50

    oh happy days....

  • Roger - 2012-02-23 08:51

    what awesome news. Their show was really, really bad.

  • Brendon Alberts - 2012-02-23 08:52

    I wish she would take that childish idiot grant with her, then I can start listening to 5 again. Big mistake 94.7

  • Moss - 2012-02-23 08:53

    IF Anel and Grant where both on highfield presenting as pair then 5FM recruited them as pair to present asd a pair,that mean there is no creativity in 5FM program planning.

  • dumisiledee - 2012-02-23 08:58

    Welcome onboard Anele, lets see what you made of...

  • Christelle - 2012-02-23 08:59

    Replacing Mark with Anele for the drive time show? What the hell are they thinking? Mark and Bailey is probably the best pair on radio at the moment! Hopefully they will move them to the breakfast show!

      Freddie - 2012-02-23 10:20

      No such luck... we will be stuck with Darren, Sam & Anele all day!! Heaven forbid. Are there any decent radio stations left?

      morneoosthuizen - 2012-02-23 15:35

      Yes there is - MP3 player...

  • Barry - 2012-02-23 09:08

    Consider this all you naysayers. Now that Sasha and Anele are leaving, Grant will probably move to Sasha's slot. Who do think will replace him? The most likely candidate is KB, so yeah... good luck not b*tching about that...

      Justin - 2012-02-23 09:44

      Seriously - if KB or Nicole Da Silva take any of the weekday shows, I will definitely NOT be listening to 5FM. They belong on the weekends, or at 3am when no one is listening.

      Cathandra - 2012-02-23 11:19

      As the article says Grant is retire to further himself spiritually. What ever that means

      Martin - 2012-02-23 13:32

      Bring back Mark Gilman

  • Alan - 2012-02-23 09:10

    I am glad she is coming back to 94.7. I really enjoyed Grant and Anele when they were there before.

      nadine.hayward13 - 2012-02-23 10:13

      Well it seems you and i are the only ones who enjoyed the Grand and Anele show a couple of years ago on 94.7 in the evenings...

  • Ralph - 2012-02-23 09:19

    Yay! Couldn't stand listening to her, would switch stations to avoid that kark!!

  • Yolandè Rwaai - 2012-02-23 09:21

    So long! You won't be missed!

  • jeff.harcourt - 2012-02-23 09:40

    5fm thinks its the dj's fault for listenership dwindling , meantime its the pathetic and childish music that they repeat all day . stopped listening to 5fm completely ages ago .

      justin.pretorius - 2012-02-23 10:21

      I agree, I listen rather to streaming radio from overseas instead of this drivel

  • Nicolas - 2012-02-23 09:59

    Looks like someone listened to the cries of the fans and shifted them out. Cannot wait for the new line-up. Just keep Gareth and Fresh for the usual time slot. Please!!!

  • Aidan Berry - 2012-02-23 10:05

    Thank Goodness.

  • Zane - 2012-02-23 10:10

    If anyone bothered to read the entire article you would see that Grant is leaving as well.Thank goodness,they really were immature and never had anything intelligent to say.Now if 5FM would only take the decision to play real music instead of all this manufactured pop and hip-hop,then maybe the station could reclaim it's former glory,and actually do something productive by helping grow the local music scene again.

  • Freddie - 2012-02-23 10:14


      Freddie - 2012-02-23 10:15

      That is NOO to her joining Highveld, 5FM means nothing to me. With this useless thing on the drive show I will have to find another station. Any suggestions?

  • mouton.karen - 2012-02-23 10:22

    Is anybody actually reading the article? Anele is moving to 94.7 Highveld Stereo and Grant is retiring from Radio. Thank goodness, because their show sucked. I think they are both great people, but they don't have the flair that Gareth and Fresh have. 5fm should consider sacking KB and a few other DJs too, the quality of some of the current shows is really bad and I'm often forced to change stations. I'll only listen to Gareth and Fresh at the moment, nothing else on 5 is good enough for me, I'm afraid :(

  • Michelle - 2012-02-23 11:34

    Not happy about this either, Anele replacing Mark and Bailey. Very sad day. ! Gonna miss the baldy & bailz show :(

  • Bob - 2012-02-23 12:13

    Slightly off-topic, but does anyone know what happened to Mo G of Mo G's Big Breakfast Show? I enjoyed his taste in music.

  • Martin - 2012-02-23 12:15

    Now i can listen to 5 fm between 12 and 3 again.

  • Rudolph - 2012-02-23 13:29

    Ian F is on 94.7 now until 16H00. you can listen to him until 15H00, and then tune into Fresh if need be.

  • kerrimg - 2012-02-23 15:15

    not happy going to 94.7 the afternoon drive is the best show. whats wrong with 94.7

  • mornes2 - 2012-02-23 15:16

    If there is a god, i would like to thank him. what a pathetic dj, no verbal skills, lisping, and a really irritating laugh. first time i heard her i though "what the hell was 5fm thinking?" anyway... good riddance. ps. I listen to 5fm everyday all day, except between 12 and 3. then i will rather listen to RSG or Metro.

  • Heather - 2012-02-27 12:10

    This sucks big time

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