Following his lifelong passion to be involved in the electronic media, John Walland joined 5FM in 1989 on a freelance basis presenting news and sport. In 1994 he joined on a permanent basis working alongside numerous top radio presenters, where his banter and humour made him a popular personality. Presenting and co-ordinating sports interviews during Nashua Sports Trax, he built up an excellent relationship with sporting personalities both locally and internationally.
John was appointed as Sports Anchor on SABC 2`s AM Today Breakfast Show in 1999 and also appeared on Mnet`s Super Saturday as a Sports Show Participant. In 2003 John left 5FM, joining 94.7 Highveld Stereo as a Sports Presenter. In 2008, in order to further gain experience in the industry, John lent his warmth and sports journalistic prowess conducting interviews with local and international sporting personalities for the KFC Sports Cage on Jacaranda FM.
John Walland is currently a Supersport Blitz Channel presenter, commentating on all live events broadcasting across the stations sport channels. He is also a beloved and valuable part of Joburg`s Hottest Breakfast Team on Hot91.9FM.