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SA’s youth radio station, 5FM, has announced some exciting changes to its line-up.

This comes as the station celebrates continued growth in listenership, time spent listening and revenue, with changes aimed at further bolstering its on-air, digital media and events offering.

Karabo Ntshweng will be moving from 5 Early Mornings into the 5 Nights slot, giving you your weeknight an energy punch, where youth lifestyle, art, fashion, cool research findings and unbeatable music meets starting on 3 April 2023. 

The super sassy Tshepi Seakamela will take the reins of 5 Weekend Breakfast, moving over from 5 Early Weekend Mornings from 1 April, with new 5 addition, Palesa Lemeke, on news from 8 April. 

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5 Weekend Afternoons news presenter, Yonaka Theledi, joins the 5 Drive team, manning the traffic desk, Monique de Villiers will be making a move from 5 Weekend Breakfast to 5 Early Mornings, kicking off her

1st show on the 3rd of April, and 5 Weekend Afternoons will see Boipelo Mooketsi take the wheel from 1

April, moving from 5 Weekend Nights, with new addition, Nomama Dlamini, manning the newsdesk.

5 Weekend Nights will welcome the hugely popular Harrison Mkhize, a brand-new addition to the 5FM team – bringing you a vibrant, light-hearted, fun and super entertaining night-time show Saturday from 22:00 to 01:00 and Sundays from 21:00 to midnight, with the best in local and international music content, conversations around all the topics that cause a stir.

5 Early Weekend Mornings, kicks off its new format on 8 April led by new presenters, Tshepang Moji on Saturdays and Jodell Tantij on Sundays, which will create space for SA’s upcoming presenter talent to join the 5FM on-air team and further hone their skills,  another innovative step by the station to invest in youth development in South Africa.

5FM will also be welcoming the other half of the CINIMIN powerhouse DJ duo, Austin Cassim, brother and partner in crime to legendary 5FM resident DJ, Kyle Cassim. Austin will be spicing up Saturday nights with the 5 Saturday Sizzle between 18:00 and 19:00 , with the Kyle Cassim show now starting at  19:00  and ending at 22:00  his first show will be on 1 April.

Minnie Ntuli, who joined 5FM in 2022, will be saying goodbye to the station to pursue another career opportunity in her home province of KZN.  

After more than 5 years with the station, Smash Afrika will also be bidding 5FM farewell, stating that it is time to make a shift to the next phase of his career.  

JD Mostert, 5FM’s Business Manager, says: “We’re deeply grateful to those who have helped us to build this brand, including those who are taking a step in a different direction. We wish them every success for their future endeavours.”

“We are also super stoked about our new line-up, one that will  keep 5FM at the forefront of all the biggest tunes, the hottest news, the coolest interviews, the most insane stunts and the biggest life-changing community initiatives. It will make sure that we continue to grow as we have in recent times, bringing our listeners and advertisers a multi-platform offering that is massively engaging and 2nd to none.” 

5FM Line-up:

Monday to Friday:

04:00 – 06:00: 5 Early Mornings with Monique de Villiers

5 Early Mornings is the early, interactive wake-up up call for the #earlyriser – getting you up to speed and ahead of the curve while the sleepers are still snoozing away, playing you top tunes to set the tone for your day.

06:00 – 9:00: 5 Breakfast with Dan Corder, Thabo Baloyi, Xoli Zondo and Marli van Eeden

Everyone’s favourite radio breakfast this side of… ANYWHERE! This show has more energy, more laughs, and more delight than any other. It’s what South Africa needs to get their day going. It’s better than coffee!

Its roaring, memorable radio every single day: the biggest news, hottest debates, craziest scandals, and the weirdest and most wonderful of South Africa, plus the kind of original creative radio that you just don’t get anywhere else. It’s one of a kind in the best way.

09:00 – 12:00: 5 Mid Mornings with Stephanie Be

5 Mid Mornings is the best way to ease into your workday – keeping your finger on the pulse with the news, tackling some super engaging topics, interesting world views and keeping the good music flowing. It focuses strongly on uplifting and empowering young women, but is definitely also something for the guys!

12:00 – 15:00: 5 Lunch with Zanele Potelwa and Yanga Mjoli

Easy listening vibes with news hot off the press and interactive chats about everything that matters to you. Whether you’re in the office, on campus or on the go, this is where you grab lunch!

15:00 – 18:00: 5 Drive with Nick Hamman, Nadia Romanos, Jude van Wyk and Yonaka Theledi

Fast-paced, in-the-know, opinionated, trendy, mischievous and more than just a tad tongue in cheek, 5 Drive is the most fun you can have with your pants on – we get you home in style!

18:00 – 19:00, Mon – Thurs | 18:00 – 22:00 Fri: The Roger Goode Show on 5 with Roger Goode

Get your party on with all the biggest beats from the worlds of dance, pop, hip-hop and house. A chart-topping show with breaking news, music debuts and awesome exclusive plays where listeners are the MCs. It’s electric!

19:00 – 22:00, Mon – Thurs: 5 Nights with Karabo Ntshweng

Your weeknight energy punch – where youth lifestyle, art, fashion, the talk of the town, advice, cool research findings and unbeatable music meet!

22:00 – 01:00, Mon – Thurs: 5 After Hours with Leah Jazz

A fun and fearless music show dedicated to uplifting the next generation of creative thinkers. Love, sex, mental health, artistic development, pressing questions, comedy and more – nothing and no one is too weird… and no topic is off limits!

22:00 – 01:00, Fri: In Das we trust with Das Kapital

THE place to be for all the latest and greatest from the globe’s music A-list! Exclusive, charismatic and unapologetic, we bring you the best in anything from the deepest House, Midtempo and Amapiano, all the way up to Psychedelic Trance, Drum & Bass, and Warehouse Rave – from Techno’s founding fathers, to Grammy winners, to champions of the underground!



04:00 – 07:00, Sat & Sun: 5 Early Weekend Mornings with Tshepang Moji (Saturdays), Jodell

Tantij (Sundays) and Palesa Lemeke

The weekend’s early morning hotspot for early birds, late partiers and night shift workers! News from SA and abroad, along with engaging chats, features, advice and games related to the life situations that we all encounter – from what happens at jols that frustrates you, to relationships and heartbreak, to buying an apartment and more – with a good dose of fun (and FUNNY) in the mix!

07:00 – 10:00, Sat & Sun: 5 Weekend Breakfast with Tshepi Seakamela, Aaron Masemola and Palesa Lemeke

A show that is fun, energetic and full of surprises! We get you up to speed with all things careers, pop culture, sport, music and any other hip & happening trends globally. THE breakfast to have with your favourite cuppa something!

10:00 – 14:00, Sat: Top 40 on 5 with Nick Archibald

The Top 40 on 5 is the home of ALL the biggest hits in SA and the world!

It’s the most diverse chart show in South Africa – not only showcasing international and South African music at its best, but also celebrating the African continent. We take a look at the magic moments we create with music, share the awesome stories we have to tell and have the biggest, party, on, RADIO.

If all the hottest, most banging tunes are what you’re after, THIS is the place to be!

14:00 – 18:00, Sat: 5 Weekend Afternoons with Boipelo Mooketsi and Nomama Dlamini

A show with a cool and powerful “girl next door” energy – focusing on stories that are making major waves, but also those that aren’t necessarily making headlines or trending, but are super important to tackle.

We bring you awesome content – with an accent on personal development and self-care – all with a constant flow of all your favourite music. If you want to chillax into your weekend afternoons, this is the spot to hang out!

18:00 – 19:00, Sat: The 5 Saturday Sizzle with Austin Cassim

The ideal cocktail of tunes, chats and good vibes to launch any EPIC Saturday night!

19:00 – 22:00, Sat: The Kyle Cassim Show with Kyle Cassim

Your gateway to DANCE!

This is the biggest roster in the country of local celebrity DJs who are also residents on the show, with weekly guest appearances by top international acts. It’s the only show in SA that premiers exclusive local and international dance music BEFORE it gets released.

The hottest dance decks in all of SA – your first spin HQ!

10:00 – 14:00, Sun: 5 Takeover with Nick Archibald

You ARE the DJ! 

SA’s favourite radio request show where the listeners – “DJ Mzansi” – call the shots on which tunes they’d like to hear. But it’s not your normal “Hey DJ, play this song” kind of show – there are games and challenges throughout, keeping every request spicy. We connect people across the world through music… and it’s EPIC!

18:00 – 21:00, Sun: Sunday Sessions on 5 with Nutty Nys

The radio show that’s ALWAYS on trend, keeping you at the cutting edge of the biggest tunes in SA and abroad! Breaking fresh new music and artists, profiling labels and DJs and chatting with iconic figures in the music space. Connecting with niche music collectives, movements and societies around the country, because they are at the forefront of edgy music lifestyle.

You miss it, you miss out!

22:00 – 01:00 (Sat), 21:00 – 0:00 (Sun): 5 Weekend Nights with Harrison Mkhize

                              The only way to close out weekend nights!        

A vibrant, light-hearted, fun and super entertaining night-time show, with the best in local and international music content, conversations around all the topics that are causing a stir, entertainment news first off the press and much more!

For more, visit www.5FM.co.za , download the 5FM App, or follow 5FM on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok.

About 5FM

5FM is not just a radio station. 5FM is a multimedia brand that builds and shares content across digital and on-air media channels informed by the youth. 5FM’s purpose is to bring together the youth of South Africans through the power of music. As an entertainment powerhouse 5FM features some of the most well-known media personalities and music DJs in South Africa.  The station embraces content that is relevant, youth driven and co-created with the 5FM community while proudly supporting the South African music industry. 5FM is an multi award-winning station that lives loud!


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