Liberty Radio Awards finalist nominees announced for 2017

The Liberty Radio Awards have announced this year’s finalists. The winners of each category will be announced at the Awards Gala Banquet at the Sandton Convention Centre on 22 April.

The adjudication process saw a panel of 65 judges review and evaluate more than 1,600 hours of audio entries received from over 110 radio stations. The adjudication results of which have been reviewed by chartered accountancy firm Mazars.

“We congratulate the nominees and look forward to celebrating excellence in a few weeks’ time when the winners are finally announced. It being the first year that we’re involved with the Radio Awards, we are happy with the results thus far. The overwhelming response following the call to entry, to the quality of the submissions, and the industry’s genuine excitement about the Awards, we’re proud to be the title sponsor of the Liberty Radio Awards,” says Sydney Mbhele, CMO of Liberty Group.

“For the past 60 years, Liberty has built a legacy of changing the realities of millions of South Africans and pioneering financial freedom for them. We hope that by using South Africa’s most ubiquitous medium, we can continue to share knowledge for social transformation in the country.”

CEO of the Liberty Radio Awards, Lance Rothschild says, “It really is gratifying to have access to the expertise of many seasoned radio experts who so generously gave of their time to adjudicate the entries. I am quite confident that the best of the entries rose to the top in each of the categories and that they will motivate and inspire the industry to keep on improving their programming and content to ensure that listeners remain committed to their respective stations, and almost more importantly, to the medium of radio.”

From the onset, the Liberty Radio Awards was designed to acknowledge the talent and innovation in the radio broadcasting space, with the underlying intent to maintain and elevate the quality. The panel of adjudicators have identified this during their reviews, and one of the adjudicators shared the following feedback: “It’s been a superb journey adjudicating my bit for the radio awards. I don’t think I had this much fun in a long while. I enjoyed listening to the vast number of SA Radio stations and learning about the potential talent and future on-air voices. Trust me, I will keep an ear out for them. What fascinates me most are the number of young South Africans who have a passion for radio. It’s also quite comforting to know that South Africans have a wonderful relationship with radio – the kind of relationship that will never wane. Radio’s reach and ‘friend-appeal’ makes it such an apt, immediate medium for the SA market. Lots of potential here and a bright future.”

Congratulations to all the finalists. The organisers say these entries are amongst the best of the best. They thank all those who entered and encourage those who didn’t make it through to continue to raise the standard of radio to ensure a bright future for the industry.

AFTERNOON DRIVE PRESENTER

STATION TITLE CAMPUS
MFM 92.6 Cher
PUKfm 93.6 Niel Koegelenberg
Tshwane FM Given
UJFM Nthle Matlatsi
VOW FM DJ Keyez

COMMERCIAL

5FM Roger Goode
Algoa FM Wayne Hart
Jacaranda FM Martin Bester
OFM Martin van der Merwe
POWER FM Thabiso Thema

COMMUNITY

Barberton Community Radio (BCR FM ) DJ Dops
GROOTfm 90.5 Ruben Delmage
Hot 91.9 Simon Parkinson
Radio Islam Yusuf Moosagie
Voice of the Cape Shafiq Morton
PBS
IKwekwezi FM Bongani Mahlangu
Ligwalagwalafm Dumisa “DJ Shabbisto” Mavuso
LotusFM Byron Oliver David
Motsweding FM Lucky Komanisi

AFTERNOON DRIVE SHOW CAMPUS
MFM 92.6 MFM Afternoon Drive Show Entry
PUKfm 93.6 PUKfm Drive Show
Tshwane FM CapCity Drive
UCT Radio The Weekend Drive
VOW FM The Lift Club

COMMERCIAL

5FM The Roger Goode Show
CapeTalk The John Maytham Show
Jacaranda FM The Martin Bester Drive Show (MBD)
OFM Afternoon Delight
POWER FM POWER Drive
Yfm The Best Drive

COMMUNITY

GROOTfm 90.5 #SlatDiePad
Hot 91.9 The Big Joburg Drive
Radio Islam Your World Today
Radio Pulpit Spektrum
Tygerberg104FM Vuurvas
PBS
IKwekwezi FM Amathunzi Anabile Afternoon Drive Show
Lesedi fm Afternoon Drive Show
LotusFM Desi Drive
Motsweding FM Afternoon Drivetime
trufm tru Afternoon

BREAKFAST PRESENTER CAMPUS
PUKfm 93.6 Annelu le Roux
Tuks FM Duane van Wyk
UJFM 95.4 AB DaCosta

COMMERCIAL

Algoa FM Daron Mann
JacarandaFM Rian van Heerden
Kaya FM Bob Mabena
KFM Ryan O’Connor
Magic 828 AM Cape Town Guy McDonald
OFM Martin van der Merwe

COMMUNITY

Emalahleni fm Tshireletso Phasha
Hot 91.9 FM Darren Scott
Mix 93.8 Tony Blewitt
Radio Cape Pulpit Brad Kirsten
Radio Islam MW 1548 Suhaib Lasanya
PBS
Ligwalagwala FM Dumi Simelane-Madumane
THOBELA FM Nkgadimeng Kekana
THOBELA FM Sebasa Mogale

BREAKFAST SHOW CAMPUS
MFM 92.6 MFM Campus Breakfast Show
PUKfm 93.6 Big Bang Breakfast
Tshwane FM Capital Breakfast
UJFM UJFM Breakfast
VOW FM The Mainswitch

COMMUNITY
Hot 91.9 FM Joburgs Hottest Breakfast Show
Mix 93.8 Breakfast with Blewitt
Radio Islam MW 1548 Sabaahul Muslim
Zibonele FM Iltiha Lakho

COMMERCIAL
5FM Fresh@5
Algoa FM The Daron Mann Breakfast Show
CapeTalk Breakfast on CapeTalk
JacarandaFM The Complimentary Breakfast
POWER FM POWER Breakfast
PBS
Ukhozi Fm Vuka Mzansi Breakfast Show
Umhlobo Wenene FM BEE Breakfast Eyondlayo Ekseni
Ligwalagwala FM Kusile Mzansi
RADIO 2000 Planet Haaibo
Radio 2000 TRIBE- Weekend Breakfast

BUSINESS AND FINANCE SHOW (Combined Category)
BUSINESS AND FINANCE SHOW – ALL COMBINED

702 and Cape Talk Money Show
POWER 98.7 POWER Business
Umhlobo Wenene FM Ezorhwebo Nezimali
KayaFM My Money and Me
VOW FM Business Buzz
Vuma 103 FM Mind Your Business

COMMUNITY PROJECT
CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY COMBINED

Grootfm Baadjie vir `n maatjie
Hot 91.9 FM A House In 67 Minutes In Honour of Madiba
MFM 92.6 Safety Campaign
MFM 92.6 MFM Summer School
Soshanguve Community Radio Soshafm Community Projects

COMMERCIAL
947 947 gets Baby Caylum to Boston
Algoa FM The Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer
CapeTalk Fire Relief Fund
East Coast Radio Damon Beard – The Big Favour
JacarandaFM Project Water Drop
JacarandaFM Good Morning Angels
Smile 90.4FM Breakfast for Beds – on Smile Breakfast with Bobby and Lindy
PBS
Ligwalagwala FM Masakhane
SABC / MOTSWEDING FM 24/7 CHOMZA PLACE
THOBELA FM EX-CONVICTS EMPOWERMENT
Thobela FM Moshate Documentary
Thobela fm School Motivational Drive

CONTENT PRODUCER
CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY COMBINED

Hot 91.9 FM John Walland
Hot 91.9 FM William Scott
Mix 93.8 FM Hein Kaiser
Radio Islam Hesley Harmse
UJFM 95.4 AB DaCosta

COMMERCIAL
Jacaranda FM Denise Rapitsi
Kaya FM 95.9 Ncebakazi Manzi
Kaya FM 95.9 Masego Tlhakanye
POWER FM POWER Update – Neo Leeuw
POWER FM POWER Talk – Mavo Kuselo
PBS
Ligwalagwala FM Sfiso Malisa
Lotus FM Yashika Ramautar
Ukhozi Fm Hlengiwe Mbatha
Umhlobo Wenene Pastor Pastor
Umhlobo Wenene FM Mpumelelo Mali

DAYTIME SHOW CAMPUS
MFM 92.6 Lunch with Sethu
MFM 92.6 AM 2 PM
PUKfm 93.6 PUKfm International Top 40
Tshwane FM Room 912
Tuks FM Travel Platform

COMMERCIAL
5FM The Forbes & Fix Show
Algoa FM The Algoa FM Top 30 With Wayne Hart
KFM The Switch with Carl Wastie
KFM What’s Up at Work
POWER FM POWER Talk

COMMUNITY
101.9 ChaiFM Corruption Busters
GROOTfm 90.5 Su-an and so on / Su-an en so aan
Radio Cape Pulpit 729 Lifestyle
Radio Pulpit 657 AM Something Els
Radio Pulpit 657 AM Just for you
PBS
Umhlobo Wenene FM SJL (Sijik’ ilanga)
Umhlobo Wenene FM Khanya Gqiyazana
RSG Oggend op RSG `The Masai of Tanzania`
Lotus FM Midday Spice
Ligwalagwala FM Mid-Morning Show (Tfokomala Nami)

DRAMA PROGRAMME
COMBINED ALL

CAPRICORN FM Makarapa City
Gagasi FM The Golden Circle
RSG Bloedlyn
SABC / UMHLOBO WENENE FM 24/7 CHOMZA PLACE
SAfm The Saturday Play: Beatty And Billie

FIELD NEWS REPORTER
COMBINED ALL

EWN Thando Khubeka
Jacaranda FM Maryke Vermaak
Kaya FM Nomsa Zwane
KayaFM95.9 Tunicia Phillips
Pretoria FM Esmarie Pretorius
VOW FM Swankie Mafoko

MULTI-CHANNEL PROMOTION
COMBINED ALL

5FM The Forbes & Fix Show
Algoa FM Launching the Algoa FM App
KayaFM The Walker Wager (Brandhouse) in association with Kaya FM; RadioHeads
KFM Samsung Unlock the Box on KFM
KFM #KFMSpurBirthdays
Primedia Broadcasting History for the Future: TRC Reflections
Radio Pulpit 657AM It’s AM not FM!

MUSIC SHOW
CAMPUS

MFM 92.6 The MFM Top 40
PUKfm 93.6 RooiwynSondag
PUKfm 93.6 GatskopMaandag
UCT Radio Music Specialist
VOW FM The Kwaito KoolerBox

COMMERCIAL
5FM 5FM Charts
Algoa FM The Algoa FM Top 30 With Wayne Hart
Kaya FM The World Show
KFM and 947 (simulcast across both stations) The Coca-Cola Top40SA
POWER FM Soul POWER

COMMUNITY
Grootfm Die Tydmasjien
Grootfm iTunes Show
Hot 91.9 FM The Best Music In The World Ever
Mix 93.8 FM Derek The Bandit
ONE FM 94.0 The Not So Regular Music Show
Radio Khwezi The Night Time Crew with Saziso Dlamini
PBS
Lotus FM Bollywood Billboard
Radio 2000 Top 30 Countdown
SAfm The Mash Up
Thobela fm Top 20
Umhlobo Wenene FM Ikwayala Eziphambili

NEWS AND ACTUALITY SHOW
CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY COMBINED

Inanda 88.4 FM Izwe Nezalo
Radio Khwezi Amabalengwe
Tuks FM Tuks FM – News Platform
VOW FM Law Focus – Militarisation on Campus
Zibonele fm Inkqubo-Ndaba yEzabahlali

COMMERCIAL
5FM 5Talks
Gagasi FM Indaba
Kaya FM 95.9 Today with John Perlman
POWER FM POWER Update
Radio 702/567 Cape Talk The Midday Report 2016
PBS
Lotus FM Walk the Talk with Alan Khan
Lotus fm NEWSBREAK: AIDS CONFERENCE
Radio 2000 Talk on 2000
RSG Gekaapte Geboue
SABC Black students protested against the hair issues at a Model C school In PE
SABC NEWS Tragic drowning of children in municipal sewage pit

NEWS READER
CAMPUS

MFM 92.6 Francois Abrahams
UJFM Dominic Majola
UJFM Bolele Polisa
UJFM 95.4 Zinhle Nako
VOW FM Katleho Sekhotho

COMMERCIAL
Jacaranda FM Gerda de Sousa
POWER FM Andrea van Wyk
EWN Tara Penny
EWN Aurelie Kalenga
EWN Masego Rahlaga

COMMUNITY
Groot FM 90.5 Susan Botha
Grootfm 90.5 Annelie Bouwer
Hot 91.9fm Gladys Sithole
Mix 93.8 FM Helen Desbois
The Voice of the Cape Tasneem Adams
VCR 90.6fm Stereo Liezel van der Walt
PBS
RSG Martelize Brink
SA fm Jwalane Thulo
SAFM Nomsa Mdhluli
Umhlobo Wenene Dikeledi Mbanga
Umhlobo Wenene FM Thandile Skeyi
Umhlobo Wenene fm Bukiwe Zide

NIGHT-TIME SHOW
CAMPUS

PUKfm 93.6 GatskopMaandag
Tuks FM Alt La Femme
UCT Radio The Chasedown
UJFM 95.4 The NightCap
UJFM 95.4 The Chill Out Spot

COMMERCIAL
5FM 5FM Nights
East coast Radio Night Time Show with Danny Guselli
Jacaranda FM House Party with Jazzy D
Kaya FM The World Show
Kaya FM Late Nights with Bridget Masinga

COMMUNITY
Aganangfm Thabiso Moate
Groot FM #VanaandMetPieterCloete
Mix 93.8 FM Media & Marketing
Radio Islam Rev It Up
Radio Khwezi Sakha Isizwe
PBS
Lotus FM Walk the Talk with Alan Khan
Motsweding FM Gaabo Motho
Radio 2000 Talk on 2000
RSG Seks en Jy
trufm Hlalani kum Mna Ndihlale kuni

PROMOTIONS STUNT/EVENT
CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY COMBINED

101.9 ChaiFM ChaiFM CHOC Radiothon
GROOTfm 90.5 #SKOOLMETDIEBESTEGEES
PUKfm 93.6 PUKfm Birthday Week
Radio Khwezi Ikhwezi liza kuwe
Radio Pulpit 657AM I AM Youth Movement

COMMERCIAL
Algoa FM Launching the Algoa FM App
Algoa FM The Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer
CapeTalk Fire Relief Fund
JacarandaFM 42 Hour Party Marathon
KFM Huawei KDay Bus
PBS
LESEDI FM Makumane Sport Promo
Lotus FM LFM Superfan UK Trip Promotion
Motsweding FM Birthday Countdown
Thobela FM Mahlakung Promotion
Ukhozi FM Vuka Mzansi Breakfast Show

RADIO DOCUMENTARY
COMBINED ALL

EWN Through The Cracks – The Untold Story of Mbuyisa Makhubu
RSG Christopher Kindo: Voete soos vlerke
RSG Die slag van Delville-bos
The Voice of the Cape Radio Ramadan: Behind the bars with Pollsmoor’s fasting inmates
VOW FM Shelter

RADIO INNOVATION
COMBINED ALL

5FM & MetroFM Savanna (Distell) #GotApples on MetroFM & 5FM; RadioHeads
all Primedia stations Face to Face Show
East Coast Radio The East Coast Radio Fugitive
Good Hope FM FInding the Hype
Jacaranda FM MBD Tour
POWER 98.7 Station Innovation

SPORTS PRESENTER
COMBINED ALL

East Coast Radio Sky Tshabalala
Kaya FM Sandile van Heerden
METRO FM Robert Marawa
POWER FM Thabiso Mosia
RSG radio Jody Hendricks

SPORTS SHOW
CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY COMBINED

101.9 ChaiFM Training session
GROOTfm 90.5 GROOT Rugby
Hot 91.9 FM Joburg PM with David O’Sullivan
VOW FM The Sports Hub
Zibonele FM Sport Programme

COMMERCIAL
Heart FM Feinberg on Football
Heart FM On The Couch (OTC)
POWER FM POWER SportExtra
Radio 702 EWN Sport on Afternoon Drive
EWN Sports Talk
PBS
Ikwekwezi FM Sivukile Breakfast
LESEDI FM Makumane Sport
Ligwalagwala Fm Chad Le Clos
Munghana Lonene FM Ta Mintlangu
Sabc / SAfm Disappointment for Blitzboks in Rio

STATION IMAGING
CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY COMBINED

Grootfm Groot FM Station Imaging
Hot 91.9 Station Imaging – Hot 919
Mix 93.8 FM Station Imaging
Tuks FM Tuks FM – Station Imaging
UCT Radio Station Imaging

COMMERCIAL
East Coast Radio East Coast Breakfast Imaging
East Coast Radio East Coast Radio Station Imaging
Good Hope FM On-Air Imaging
Good Hope FM Station Imaging
POWER FM Station Imaging
PBS
Motsweding FM Women’s History Promo
Motsweding FM AIDS Day Station Promo
Radio 2000 Radio 2000
RSG RSG Imaging
Umhlobo Wenene FM Imaging

TRAFFIC PRESENTER
COMBINED ALL

5FM Ms Cosmo
702 Talk Radio Karabo Tjale
Hot 91.9fm Gladys Sithole
Kaya FM Mvangele Nzuza
Kaya FM Kgomotso Meso
POWER FM Jadene Tager

WEEKEND RADIO SHOW
CAMPUS

PUKfm 93.6 RooiwynSondag
Tuks FM Tuks FM – Top 30 Chart
UCT Radio The Top 30 Hitlist
UJFM 95.4 The Villa
VOW FM The Full Throttle

COMMERCIAL
Algoa FM The Algoa FM Top 30 With Wayne Hart
Kaya FM The Art of Sunday
Kaya FM The World Show
KFM and 947 (simulcast across both stations) The Coca-Cola Top40SA
POWER FM POWER Buro

COMMUNITY
Alex FM Bigger than Life
Eden fm Fyn Trap
Emalahleni FM Raise Your Voice
Hot 91.9 FM The Best Music In The World Ever
Hot919 The Mark Pilgrim Show
Mix 93.8 FM Weekend Breakfast
PBS
Lesedi Fm Top 30 with Ba2cada Leine
Motsweding Fm Ke Moteng
SAfm SAfm Lifestyle Show
SAfm Media@SAfm
Thobela FM Moshate Documentary
trufm Ground Zero
Umhlobo Wenene FM Ibuzwa Kwabaphambili


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