5FM has announced its brand new 2020 line-up
Zanele Potelwa (PHOTO: Zanele Potelwa Instagram)
Local radio station 5FM has finally
announced their brand new line-up.
Last month, the radio station lost its
drive-time host, Thando Thabethe, after she resigned from the station following
disagreements with management at the station. She later went onto social media
where she detailed her reasons for leaving the station after almost six years.
On Thursday evening, the station has
announced its new line-up, for its new radio year. The station said it would continue to focus on
strong music, in addition to nurturing all current on-air talent listeners have
grown to love.
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“The changes reflect the 5FM teams’
tenacity to maintain the station as an entertainment powerhouse and multimedia
brand through incredibly talented presenters, carefully curated on-air and
digital content. All while remaining on
trend and with its’ finger on the pulse,” they said in a statement.
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Roger Goode Show (Monday – Friday, 6am– 9am) has already introduced Zanele
Potelwa, (a.k.a. Young Boomerang) to listeners. Zanele, who’s been the digital
expert within the team, will take on a permanent role as the show’s traffic
reporter as well as continue as one of the station’s digital producers.
drive listeners will hear familiar voices - Nick Hamman along with Nadia
Romanos on news, Jude van Wyk on sport, and newcomer Bibi Mbangula on traffic –
who has been part of the station’s digital team - will accompany listeners home
on 5 Drive, weekdays 3pm – 6pm.
over from Nick (weekdays, 9am – 12pm) is Stephanie B and Msizi James. This
means that Justin Toerien will continue to host Music Capital (Monday -
Thursday, 10pm – 1am) on his own.
Afrika gets an additional hour to his show 5FM Nights, as he takes over from
6pm – 10pm. The ever popular and now legendary Ultimix at 6 will get the Smash
treatment and have new life breathed into it. Programme manager Siyanda
Fikelephi says that this decision was taken because as a youthful brand 5FM
wants to continue being trendsetters in both current and relevant content to
Thabethe leaves 5FM: 'I've tendered my resignation
the 5Squad was announced last year, the station introduced listeners to a host
of young people from various parts of the country who each held down one day of
the week on the 1am – 4am slot. “We are proud that a year later we have
identified potential in young radio broadcasters, absorbing them into our
line-up to address other regional strategies,” Siyanda says.
Madala was one of those talented five and will be taking over the slot for the
whole week, while his Cape Town counterpart Marilize du Plessis takes over All
Night Music (1am – 4am) on the weekends. Durban-based 5Squad member Leah Jazz
takes over The Recovery Zone on weekends 4am – 7am.
sport reporter Duran Collett finds a new home on the weekends alongside host
Nicole da Silva and newsreader Sibs Matiyela on 5FM XL Mornings, 7am – 10am.
5FM Weekender5 who maintain the strong and cutting-edge music offering will see
some minor show changes which include a new show for Ms Cosmo. She gets an
additional show on Saturdays from 5pm – 7pm, which means that Ryan the DJ’s
show 5tarting from 5cratch moves up an hour from 7pm – 10pm. The Kyle Cassim
Show then follows on from 10pm – 1am.
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release from 5FM.