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John Walland
John Walland
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Category:
MC
Location:
Johannesburg South Africa
Preferred Language:
English
Tags:
Commentator,Journalist,MC,Radio Personality,TV & Radio
Profile:

John has a Sales and Marketing background and has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry specialising in anaesthetic products. 

He followed his lifelong passion to be involved in the electronic media and joined 5fm in 1989 on a freelance basis presenting news and sport. In 1994 he joined on a permanent basis worked alongside numerous top radio presenters, where his banter and humour made him a popular personality. He presented and set up sports interviews during Nashua Sports Trax, which had a huge following, and during his tenure built up and excellent rapore with sporting personalities both locally and internationally.

John was appointed Sports Anchor on SABC 2’s AM Today Breakfast Show in 1999 and has also appeared on Mnet’s Super Saturday as a Sports Show Participant. He is currently also a Supersport Blitz Channel presenter commentating on all live events broadcast across the station’s sport’s channels and also works part time on 702 as well as on ballz visual radio weekday’s.

John left 5fm and joined Jo’burgs no 1 hit music station 94.7 Highveld Stereo in 2003 as a Sports Presenter and worked with numerous personalities including Bob Mabena and Alex Jay.

During his tenure with 94.7 Highveld Stereo he has also become well known for his good humour and banter on Wackhead Simpson’s Prank calls. 

He left Highveld Stereo on a positive note to further gain experience in the industry and joined Jacaranda FM in January 2008 as a sports presenter and did interviews with local and international sporting personalities for the KFC Sports Cage.

John also MC’s and makes Guest Appearances at various corporate and private functions. His extensive sports knowledge and good sense of humour make the occasion memorable.

He is also a Motivational Speaker and DJ’s at corporate functions including the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City annually. He also DJ’S at Weddings, Birthdays and Parties and is recognised as a great ‘party maker’.

He is a keen sportsman and has completed 10 Comrades Marathons 11 Two Oceans Ultra Marathon’s, 8 London Marathon’s, 6 New York Marathons, 2 Iron Man Triathlons, 12 Argus Cycle tours and 6… 94.7 Cycle Challenges. 

John has a Sales and Marketing background and has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry specialising in anaesthetic products. 

He followed his lifelong passion to be involved in the electronic media and joined 5fm in 1989 on a freelance basis presenting news and sport. In 1994 he joined on a perman

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