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Gareth Cliff quits 5FM

5FM has just announced that, after 10 years on air, Gareth Cliff will be leaving the station at the end of March 2014 - today.
(Image extracted from the 5FM website)
Cliff and 5FM are parting ways after "an exceptional journey" says the station, as Cliff will be pursuing further opportunities in his personal capacity.

"5FM is enormously appreciative of Gareth's incredible work ethic, his dedication to his listeners and support of the 5FM brand. The station thanks Gareth for his exceptional ten years of on-air presence as well as being an ambassador for the station, we wish him the very best in future," says 5FM's programming manager Tim Zunckel.

Cliff commented, "I've had an amazing decade at 5FM together with my "one-of-kind" team and I have loved every minute. The journey has been an unforgettable one but I'm excited about the future".

Adds 5FM's Zunckel, "It has been a pleasure working with Gareth. He has been a huge asset to the 5FM team and we will miss him as an on-air personality and part of the brand. We're excited about the new line-up and will be announcing as to what listeners can expect in the near future."
Eco Activist
Good riddance. He was the reason why intelligent South Africans switched to intelligent radio stations.He didn't serve much of purpose other than entertain the uninformed.Social change activist – not much.Bye bye Gareth!
Posted on 31 Mar 2014 15:03
Hey Eco Activist,You're probably one of those people that wakes up angry for no reason and spend your time complaining about everything and everyone around you. Gareth, regardless of what anyone says, played a big part in the way radio has changed. He was able to engage with any listener, regardless of age, race, social or political standing. His presence will be missed and that is a fact.
Posted on 31 Mar 2014 15:26
Eco ActivistI am pretty sure you are one of those morbid people that wake up angry and complain about everything and everyone for no good reason.It is a fact that Gareth influenced radio in South Africa. He is one of the only DJ's that was and is able to engage with anyone, regardless of race, age, social or political standing. He will be missed and your irrelevant comments do nothing to make the blow of him leaving 5FM any less impactful. Bye-bye Eco Activist
Posted on 31 Mar 2014 15:40
Angelina Michael
Very sad indeed, Gareth we will miss you bud :( I am sure its water of the ducks back listening to some of the silly comments 'eco activist' you were the station in the mornings and those that loved you (there are many) will miss you x
Posted on 3 Apr 2014 17:51