There’s a new 5FM line up for 2023 starting Monday, 3 April. Naturally, fans of the popular South African youth radio station are interested to know if their favourite presenters are affected.
5FM announced the line up changes on Friday, 31 March, noting that they are “aimed at further bolstering its on-air, digital media and events offering.”
“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,” 5FM‘s Business Manager JD Mostert said.
“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 second to none.”
5FM line up changes
In one of the most notable 5FM line up changes this year, Karabo Ntshweng will be moving from 5 Early Mornings into the 5 Nights slot. Tshepi Seakamela will take the reins of 5 Weekend Breakfast from 5 Early Weekend Mornings, with Palesa Lemeke on news.
5 Weekend Afternoons news presenter, Yonaka Theledi, will move to the 5 Drive team’s traffic desk. Monique de Villiers will shift from 5 Weekend Breakfast to 5 Early Mornings, while Boipelo Mooketsi will take over 5 Weekend Afternoons with Nomama Dlamini manning the news desk.
Harrison Mkhize will be the new 5 Weekend Nights host. 5 Early Weekend Mornings fans can look forward to a new format on 8 April led by new presenters, Tshepang Moji on Saturdays and Jodell Tantij on Sundays.
CINIMIN DJ Austin Cassim will join his brother and legendary 5FM resident DJ Kyle Cassim at the station. Austin will perform on 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.
Among those leaving the station are Minnie Ntuli, who is pursuing another career opportunity in KwaZulu-Natal, and Smash Afrika, who says it is time to make a shift to the next phase of his career after more than five years at 5FM.
The new 2023 5FM line up in full
Here’s the new 5FM line up for 2023 in full:
Monday to Friday
- 04:00 – 06:00: 5 Early Mornings with Monique de Villiers.
- 06:00 – 9:00: 5 Breakfast with Dan Corder, Thabo Baloyi, Xoli Zondo and Marli van Eeden.
- 09:00 – 12:00: 5 Mid Mornings with Stephanie Be.
- 12:00 – 15:00: 5 Lunch with Zanele Potelwa and Yanga Mjoli.
- 15:00 – 18:00: 5 Drive with Nick Hamman, Nadia Romanos, Jude van Wyk and Yonaka Theledi.
- 18:00 – 19:00, Mon – Thurs | 18:00 – 22:00, Fri: The Roger Goode Show on 5 with Roger Goode.
- 19:00 – 22:00, Mon – Thurs: 5 Nights with Karabo Ntshweng.
- 22:00 – 01:00, Mon – Thurs: 5 After Hours with Leah Jazz.
- 22:00 – 01:00, Fri: In Das we trust with Das Kapital.
- 04:00 – 07:00, Sat & Sun: 5 Early Weekend Mornings with Tshepang Moji (Saturdays), Jodell Tantij (Sundays) and Palesa Lemeke.
- 07:00 – 10:00, Sat & Sun: 5 Weekend Breakfast with Tshepi Seakamela, Aaron Masemola and Palesa Lemeke.
- 10:00 – 14:00, Sat: Top 40 on 5 with Nick Archibald.
- 14:00 – 18:00, Sat: 5 Weekend Afternoons with Boipelo Mooketsi and Nomama Dlamini.
- 18:00 – 19:00, Sat: The 5 Saturday Sizzle with Austin Cassim.
- 19:00 – 22:00, Sat: The Kyle Cassim Show with Kyle Cassim.
- 10:00 – 14:00, Sun: 5 Takeover with Nick Archibald.
- 18:00 – 21:00, Sun: Sunday Sessions on 5 with Nutty Nys.
- 22:00 – 01:00 (Sat), 21:00 – 0:00 (Sun): 5 Weekend Nights with Harrison Mkhize.