After Gareth Cliff made an unexpected announcement on leaving 5FM, a question was posed as to who will take over the breakfast show?. Grant Nash was hosting the breakfast show as a stand-in, Today we can confirm that Thato “DJ Fresh” Sikwane is now in the driving seat of 5FM’s breakfast show. Fresh replaces Roger Goode who will now be doing the drive-show slot. DJ Fresh will be joined by his long standing colleagues Catherine Grenfell (Executive Producer) and Duran Collett (Sport). Newbies include Carmen Reddy (News) who has extensive TV and radio background and Sol Phenduka (Traffic) who has recently been in the Big Brother Mzansi House and has extensive morning radio experience.
“I have always enjoyed doing morning radio and the move back to AM drive is a great opportunity to create content and entertain in a new space. I am excited about the new additions to my team and guarantee the audience will be part of my journey in every aspect of the show and P.S no prisoners will be taken” DJ Fresh commented.
Tim Zunckel Programme Manager commented “I am particularly excited about DJ Fresh’s move to the early part of the morning and look forward to offering the audience a varied combination of entertainment to start their day. With DJ Fresh leaving the PM drive slot, it creates a great opportunity for Roger Goode to inject some of his crazy antics from 4PM in the afternoon. “
Roger says, “Finally, they have let me out the basement of the SABC. I have had an amazing journey with 5FM and to entertain audiences during the afternoon drive time show is going to be such an epic adventure!”
Zunckel further added; “Both drive time DJs are an absolute asset to 5FM. DJ Fresh and Roger Goode will redefine drive time radio and with a new time channel offering 5FM will offer audiences across South Africa a more varied, fast paced and appropriate listening option throughout the day.”
As a pioneering brand, 5FM implements a first to market programme schedule with new timeslots. The 5FM weekday time channels will be as follows:
05:00 – 08:00
08:00 – 10:00
10:00 – 13:00
13:00 – 16:00
16:00 – 19:00
19:00 – 22:00