Just like other radio stations, including Kaya FM, Metro FM, 947 and 702, 5FM has announced changes to its presenter line-up. The changes include brand new drive time shows, as Roger Goode and his team make the switch to mornings from afternoon, and Thando Thabethe and former East Coast Radio personality Msizi James head up the uniquely named The Thabooty Drive afternoon show.
The station reassured fans that Roger Goode would retain his current team, with Sureshnie Rider on news, Ms Cosmo on traffic and Robbie Kruse on sport. Sibs Matiyela will present news and Duran Collett sport in the afternoon. Goode will be taking over from DJ Fresh, who recently made the move to Metro FM’s breakfast drive time show.
Speaking of these moves, 5FM programme manager Grant Nash says, “5FM has always promised to bring new music, new presenters and new innovative content to the youth of this country and this line-up change is no different. This is huge for Roger and Thando who are phenomenal presenters who listeners, clients and artists alike have fallen in love with over the years. Msizi is one of the freshest new talents around and I’m very excited for our new drive shows.”
Thabete’s former co-host, Justin Toerien, is not moving to the afternoon drive time show with her, instead joining Stephanie B as co-host of the show, which airs Mondays to Thursdays from 22:00 – 01:00. He will also be taking over as host of the weekend breakfast show, from 07:00-10:00, alongside Nadia Romanos on news and Jude van Wyk on sport.
Two other shows are getting new time slots as Nick Hamman’s Hamman Time moves to 09:00 – 12:00 while The Forbes and Fix Show will run from 12:00 – 15:00. Carmen Reddy and Kim Schulze will respectively join these shows on news.
The station is also introducing a new Ultimix feature from 18:00 – 19:00 Monday to Friday with the Weekender5. This will feature DJ Loyd on Mondays, Kyle Cassim on Tuesdays, Ms Cosmo on Wednesdays, Das Kapital on Thursdays and a Legends mix on Fridays.
Of these presenter changes, 5FM’s marketing manager and acting station manager Liesl Hefkie says, “The competitive radio environment challenges one all the time to think out the box, come up with amazing content, complement that with great music and all for the sake of an overall pleasurable listening experience.” She adds that the new and exciting plans the station has in store is testament to the stations’ tenacity to continue to deliver the best.
The changes come into effect on 1 May 2017.