I know this is the time of the year where the on air radio shuffling happens, but I didn’t expect this news today. 5FM Station Manager Aisha Mohamed has resigned from the station. Aisha has been associated to the station for over a decade now and has been running the highly successful station since 2010. She will take up a position in the commercial section at the SABC and I’m pretty sure she’ll keep a close eye on the station from time to time 😉 Wishing her the best of luck in her new position and ventures. It’s a sad day, but a good innings too. (Salute)5!
Full press release:
5fm is sad to confirm the resignation of Station Manager, Aisha Mohamed.
Appointed to the position of Station Manager at the age of 29, breaking records for the youngest Station Manager 5FM has ever had. 5FM’s Aisha Mohamed is and was a pioneer in the greater steps of moving the brand forward. Her long and enduring history at 5FM first started when she joined the station’s marketing team from 2003 to 2008. Aisha worked her way up as the Marketing Manager, before accepting an offer to work for MTV Networks Africa as Marketing Manager for MTV Base, MTV Europe in Africa, VH1 and Nickelodeon. Aisha then returned to 5FM in 2010 as the Station Manager which entailed looking after a team of over sixty on-air talent, management, operational and behind-the-scenes staff.
Under Aisha’s careful guidance, vision and continued contribution as first, Marketing Manager and then Station Manager; 5FM grew from strength to strength and that was reflected in its extraordinary cross-cultural listenership appeal. The station also experienced a growth by over a million new loyal listeners to its highest audience to date of 2,355 million listeners (RAMS, December 2011) Aisha was instrumental in rolling out the 2010 FIFA World Cup programming on 5FM, the around the clock programming and coverage of the death of Former President Nelson Mandela as well as the strategic delivery of a fresh youthful offering in the Stations content and line-up year on year. 5FM has won a variety of prestigious awards locally and has been nominated for a number of awards internationally during this time.
Aisha Mohamed says “5FM is a brand that I am truly passionate about. I’ve been blessed over the last four years to have held the title of Station Manager. The brand remains dynamic and competitive. I have had many amazing experiences with the station, and have had the opportunity to work with some extraordinary people. Whilst I leave the station, the brand will always remain in my heart. It has been an exceptionally rewarding challenge and I look forward to the next chapter in my career at the SABC. ”
Aisha leaves 5FM to grow within the SABC stable for a senior position within the commercial portfolio at SABC TV.
The 5FM team wishes Aisha the very best in her new role.