About Us

5fm Radio is an adult contemporary radio station with a menu revolving around serious talk shows and community targeted programmes on governance issues, socio-economic subjects and health.


5fm Radio was granted a full broadcasting license on 1st April 2004 to broadcast 24 hours within a radius of 250 kilometres. We have a 500 watts transmitter. The radio station is the brain child of legendary and award winning veteran broadcaster Mr. Matteo Johnson Phiri a.k.a. “Mattippi”.


Station is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
News headlines – on the hour daily
Main news bulletins – 06:15; 12:45 and 18:30hrs daily.

Our content policy

“Freedom of Expression for Good”– no inflammatory broadcasts or propaganda.
• Independent news bulletins.
• Quality adult music of yesteryears, such as, jazz, Congolese rumba and old school Zambian music.
• Health programmes with a focus on HIV/AIDS.
• Religious programmes on Sundays.
• ‘Problem corner’- interactive discussion programme attempting to find solutions to various problems of a social nature.
All talk shows and other discussion programmes are presented as live phone-ins to achieve broader community engagement and participation.
All programmes are prepared in English although commercial adverts in vernacular are accepted.

Our audience

  • Ranges from 500 to 1,000 people per 15 minute segment
  • Young and old
  • High profile businesses
    • Banks
    • Government offices
    • Supermarkets
  • Public transportation; minibuses and taxis


Choose us for:

  • Studio facilities:

generating commercials and programmes for broadcast on any other station. The on air studio is for live programmes only.

  • Brand building:
    • We Build Brand Business by stimulating Brand Passion through the airwaves.
    • We galvanise consumer and public interest in socio-economic and civic agendas.
    • We Transform Brand Mind-Share into Brand Market-Share.


On Air