5FM last week announced the launch of their search for 5Squad – a team of five talented presenters from around the country who will become the stations’ ambassadors in their various provinces.

Each new ambassador will feature on a show one day a week from 01:00 -04:00 from Monday – Friday. The newbies will report live from events in the province, work as on-the-ground ambassadors and offer up gig guides to the coolest events.

The campaign to unearth new talent to work on the station kicks off today with entries calling on those between the ages of 18 -25 with radio experience and active social media accounts to send in a short demo, bios and social media handles to the station. 

Over the next few weeks 5FM will whittle down the competition until a top 10 who will head to Johannesburg for a boot camp mentorship week. It is here that the final 10 will go through an intense training week covering all bases of radio before the final five are revealed.

5FM is definitely the station to introduce new talent and we want to ensure that we develop and profile such talent from around the country.

“5Squad is just another way in which the station enforces the ethos of growing and nurturing new talent within the industry. As a national radio station, it’s imperative we have an ear to the ground in different provinces and with these ambassadors 5FM will enjoy greater interaction with listeners from around the country,” says Liesl Hefkie, acting Station Manager of 5FM.

Entries are open from today, 1 April until Friday, 12 April and can be sent to 5squad@5fm.co.za. For more information, please visit5fm.online/5squad.

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