About 5FM

Station Profile

5FM is a South African radio station, broadcasting nationwide and streaming to the world.


We are the entertainment powerhouse for South African youth, offering the most popular contemporary music and entertainment.
5FM is known for its music, DJs and events. The station is on the pulse of global music and content trends, thereby offering audiences access and opportunity to be part of the energy and dynamism of the fast-changing youthful global community.

Our inclusive youthful mindset, combined with our passionate innovative attitude, allow the station to deliver an environment where the diverse youth of South Africa meet and amplify their experiences.

5FM is headquartered at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) in Auckland Park, Johannesburg.

Latest Stats

  • 866 000 Weekly cume (BRT RAM) listeners - listen live
  •  322 128 likes on Facebook - Like us on Facebook
  • 868 633 followers on Twitter - Follow us on Twitter
  • 1 600 000 following 5FM DJs on Twitter

Latest Achievements

2014 Best of Joburg

 

  • 2015 37th Annual Loerie Awards

Silver Loerie in the TV main category for Without 5 advert, a Craft Certificate for sound design and a Craft Certificate for best use of licensed music.

 

  • 2015 Best of Joburg

Sias du Plessis for Best Sports Presenter

  • 2014 Best of Joburg
    Best Radio Show - Fresh At 5
    Best Radio DJ - DJ Fresh
    Best Sports Presenter - Sias Du Plessis

    2013 South African Hip Hop Awards
    The Stir-Up (MsCosmo) nominated. Winners announced 20 November 2013
  • 2013 National Business Awards
    Young Executive of the Year Award (5FM Station Manager, Aisha Mohammed) nominated. Winners announced 15 November.
  • 2013 Mokoya Awards
    Campaign with the Biggest Social Conscience (Youngblood5 - for mobilising students to give back to the community and not benefit the brand directly)
  • 2013 MTN Radio Awards:
    Best Radio Station
    Best Afternoon Drive Show (The Fresh Drive)
    Best Weekend Radio Show (The 5FM Top 40 with Sureshnie Rider)
  • 2012 MTN Radio Awards:
    Best Afternoon Drive Show (The Fresh Drive)
    Best Sports Presenter (Sias du Plessis on 5FM Mornings)
  • 2012 Leisure Options ‘Best of Joburg’ Awards
    Best Radio Station
    Best Radio Show (Gareth Cliff on 5FM Mornings)
    Best Local Radio Personality (Gareth Cliff)
    Best Sports Presenter (Sias du Plessis on 5FM Mornings)
  • 2012 YOU Spectacular Awards
    Favourite Radio Personality (Gareth Cliff)
  • 2012 Sunday Times Generation Next Awards
    Coolest Radio Station (7th year running)
  • 2012 MTN Radio Awards
    Station of the Year
    Best Afternoon Drive Show (The Fresh Drive)
    Best Daytime Show (Grant & Anele)
    Best Sports Presenter (Sias du Plessis on 5FM Mornings)
  • 2012 World Radio Summit Awards
    Most Influential International Station (nomination)
  • 2011 Leisure Options ‘Best of Joburg’ Awards 2011
    Best Radio Station
    Best Radio Show (The Fresh Drive)
    Best Radio Personality (Gareth Cliff)
  • 2011 Bookmark Awards
    Best Social Media Marketer (for Melissa Attree)
  • 2011 Sunday Times Generation Next Awards
    Coolest Radio Station (6th year running)
  • 2011 MTN Radio Awards
    Best Daytime Presenter (DJ Fresh)
    Best Nighttime Presenter (Rob Vember)
  • 2011 YOU Spectacular Awards
    Favourite Radio Personality (Gareth Cliff)
  • 2010 MTN Radio Awards
    Gold Award for Best Breakfast Show (Gareth Cliff on 5FM Mornings)
    Best Daytime Music Presenter (DJ Fresh)
  • 2010 Sunday Times Generation Next Awards
    Coolest Radio Station (5th year running)
  • 2009 Sunday Times Generation Next Awards
    Coolest Radio Station (4th year running)
  • SA Radio Awards
    Best On-Air Radio Promotion for Michael Jackson's 50th Birthday
  • Marketing Mix Awards
    Outstanding Content
  • 2008 Loeries
    Gold Award for Best Microsite - Youngblood5
    Silver Award for Best Use of Multiple Channels - Youngblood5
    First ever Design Grand Prix - Youngblood5
  • 2008 Sunday Times Generation Next Awards
    Coolest Radio Station (3rd year running)
  • 2007 Sunday Times Generation Next Awards
    Coolest Radio Station (2nd year running)
  • 2006 Sunday Times Generation Next Awards
    Coolest Radio Station

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Young  males & females who are proudly South African. Seeking to make a difference in the world in which they live. In the throws of education; highly aspirational.

 

Founded 13 October 1975.

 

 

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