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Liberty Radio Awards 2018 winners announced

14 Apr 2018

There was great excitement at the Sandton Convention Centre at the 2018 Liberty Radio Awards Gala Banquet. All the winners of the various categories were announced. The theme of the 2018 Liberty Radio Awards – "Raising the bar – celebrating those who inform and entertain us" strongly resonated in the announcement of the category winners.

"Competition in each category was extremely fierce this year," says Lance Rothschild, CEO of the Liberty Radio Awards. "Nominees who were awarded finalist status had already shown excellence in their work, and the winners truly stood tall amongst their peers. It is really great to see the on- going commitment to entertaining and informing listeners from radio professionals. I believe that this will go a long way to ensuring the future of radio as the primary media of choice in an increasingly competitive marketplace."

Huge excitement greeted the announcement of the Station of the Year in each of the sectors – Campus, Community and Commercial (which included PBS this year). For a station to win this coveted award, the adjudication panel takes into account: The quality and depth of the station's entries; the on-air innovation demonstrated by the station; Audience trends; Community Outreach; and the station's focus on its target audience and whether it is meeting this audience adequately. The stations that took home the spoils and which have bragging rights for an entire year, won against extremely stiff opposition.

Killy Bacela, Divisional Director of Group Brand and Marketing at Liberty says: "The awards bear testimony to the fact that raising the bar and creating excellent radio is an imperative not only driven by radio but also through partnerships such as Liberty. The awards prove the important role radio plays in our country as it is more far-reaching than any other medium. It truly is a medium that celebrates the diversity in language, culture and the uniqueness of our nation. "

The winners are listed in the tables below.

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Issued by:

Lance Rothschild, CEO, Liberty Radio Awards
e: lance@libertyradioawards.co.za
c: 082 443 1530

For Liberty information kindly contact:
Xola Duze
+27(0)072 601 6291
xola.duze@liberty.co.za

About Liberty

Liberty is an established and growing Pan-African financial services group, with a presence in 18 countries. It offers an extensive, market-leading range of productions and services to help retail and corporate customers build and protect their wealth and lifestyle. These include life and health related insurance, financial support for retirement; and investment management, provided through its sub-brand STANLIB. Liberty is part of the Standard Bank Group, which has a 53.6% stake, and has been operational for nearly 60 years. Liberty Holdings is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchanges as well as the Nairobi Stock Exchange in Kenya.

2018 LIBERTY RADIO AWARDS WINNERS

AFTERNOON DRIVE PRESENTER

CAMPUS

PUKFM 93.6NIEL KOEGELENBERG
TSHWANE FMKATLEGO MONAMA
TUKS FM 107.2SILA ODHUNO
UCT RADIONAUSHAAD MAHARAJ
VOICE OF WITSDJ KEYEZ
WINNER:
UCT RADIO NAUSHAAD MAHARAJ

COMMUNITY


HOT 91.9SIMON PARKINSON
LINK FMGARY GERBER
MKHONDO COMMUNITY RADIOBLESSING MHLOPE
PRETORIA FMSARINA FRAUENSTEIN
RADIO PULPITJOHANN ELS
WINNER:
HOT 91.9 SIMON PARKINSON

COMMERCIAL


EAST COAST RADIOBONGANI MTOLO
GAGASI FMSPHESIHLE (SPHECTACULA) NGWENYA
KFM 94.5CARL WASTIE
OFMDARREN SCOTT
POWER 98.7THABO MDLULI
WINNER:
EAST COAST RADIO BONGANI MTOLO

AFTERNOON DRIVE SHOW

CAMPUS

PUKFM 93.6PUKFM DRIVE
TUKS FM 107.2THE DRIVE WAY
UCT RADIOTHE SOCIETY
UJFMTHE UJFM DRIVE
VOICE OF WITSTHE LIFT CLUB
WINNER:
TUKS FM 107.2 THE DRIVE WAY

COMMUNITY

HOT 91.9THE BIG JOBURG DRIVE
LINK FMBUFFALO TOYOTA AFTERNOON DRIVE
RADIO HELDERBERG 93.6FMTHE HOMERUN/HOL HUISTOE
RADIO PULPITSPEKTRUM
RADIO PULPITSOMETHING ELS
WINNER:
HOT 91.9 THE BIG JOBURG DRIVE

COMMERCIAL

CAPE TALKAFTERNOON DRIVE WITH JOHN MAYTHAM
EAST COAST RADIOEAST COAST DRIVE WITH BONGANI AND MAGS
GAGASI FMTHE KINGS DRIVE
METRO FMTHE DRIVE
OFMJUST PLAIN DRIVE WITH DARREN SCOTT ON OFM
WINNER:
METRO FM THE DRIVE

BREAKFAST PRESENTER

CAMPUS

TSHWANE FMLERATO MAILA
TUKS FM 107.2NICHOLAS LAWRENCE
TUKS FM 107.2NATHI DLHAMINI
UCT RADIOSOLE MOERANE
UJFMNICK EXPLICIT
WINNER:
TUKS FM 107.2 NICHOLAS LAWRENCE

COMMUNITY

HOT 91.9SASHA MARTINENGO
MIX 93.8 FMTONY BLEWITT
RADIO CAPE PULPITBRAD KIRSTEN
RADIO ISLAMSULAIMAAN RAVAT
RADIO TODAYTOM LONDON
WINNER:
MIX 93.8 TONY BLEWITT

COMMERCIAL

ALGOA FMDARON MANN
CAPE TALKKIENO KAMMIES
EAST COAST RADIODARREN MAULE
JACARANDA FMMARTIN BESTER AND TUMI MORAKE
KAYA FMDAVID O'SULLIVAN
RADIO 2000JUST ICE RAMOHLOLA
THOBELA FMSEBASA MOGALE
WINNER:
KAYA FM DAVID O'SULLIVAN

BREAKFAST SHOW

CAMPUS

KOVSIE FMBREAKFAST RUN
PUKFM 93.6BIG BANG BREAKFAST
RHODES MUSIC RADIOWAKE UP CALL
TUKS FM 107.2THE WAKE UP
UJFMUJFM BREAKFAST
WINNER:
PUKFM 93.6 BIG BANG BREAKFAST

COMMUNITY

EAST RAND STEREO 93.9 FMMARS MUSIC MORNING DRIVE
EMALAHLENI FMTHE URBAN RUSH
HOT 91.9JOBURG'S HOTTEST BREAKFAST SHOW
NQUBEKO COMMUNITY RADIOHLALANATHI BREAKFAST SHOW
RADIO PULPITDAYBREAK
RADIO TODAYTOM LONDON BREAKFAST
WINNER:
RADIO TODAY TOM LONDON BREAKFAST

COMMERCIAL

ALGOA FMTHE DARON MANN BREAKFAST
JACARANDA FMBREAKFAST WITH MARTIN BESTER AND TUMI MORAKE
KAYA FMBREAKFAST WITH DAVID
KFM 94.5KFM MORNINGS WITH DARREN, SHERLIN AND SIBS
MAGIC 828 AMMAGIC BREAKFAST
VUMA 103 FMGOOD TO GO MORNING DRIVE
WINNER:
KFM 94.5 KFM MORNINGS WITH DARREN, SHERLIN AND SIBS

BUSINESS AND FINANCE SHOW

COMBINED

702 AND CAPE TALKTHE MONEY SHOW
KAYA FMKAYA BIZZ
KAYA FMMY MONEY AND ME WITH THULI MAGUBANE
MIX 93.8 FMMONEY TALK WITH TUMISANG NDLOVU
POWER 98.7POWER HOUR
VOICE OF WITSTHE BUSINESS BUZZ
WINNER:
KAYA FM KAYA BIZZ

COMMUNITY PROJECT


CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY

HOT 91.9HOT CARES
IMPACT RADIO 103 FMMY WORLD NEEDS YOU
MIX 93.8 FMONE WINGZ OF CHANGE
PRETORIA FMOGGENDKUIER
PULPIT MEDIA GROUPBAGS OF HOPE
WINNER:
PRETORIA FM OGGENDKUIER

COMMERCIAL

947LYDIA'S MATRIC DANCE
ALGOA FMBIG WALK FOR CANCER
ALGOA FMYOUTH RUN THE STATION
EAST COAST RADIOEAST COAST BREAKFAST
JACARANDA FMGOOD MORNING ANGELS
WINNER:
ALGOA FM BIG WALK FOR CANCER

CONTENT PRODUCER

CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY

ALEX FMJUJU SENYATSI
ALEX FMMORIBEGO MADUBANYA
HOT 91.9WILLIAM SCOTT
HOT 91.9JOHN WALLAND
RADIO PULPITSTEVEN BOTES
VOICE OF WITSDJ KEYEZ
WINNER:
VOICE OF WITS DJ KEYEZ

COMMERCIAL

CAPE TALKELLIOTT SYLVESTER
GAGASI FMMFUNDO MABASO
GAGASI FMSBONGISENI "KEYS" MKHIZE
POWER 98.7BONGEKILE SKOSANA
UMHLOBO WENENE FMNOMONDE VAKALISA
UMHLOBO WENENE FMELVIS MALI
WINNER:
GAGASI FM MFUNDO MABASO

DAYTIME SHOW


CAMPUS

MFM 92.6LUNCH ON MFM
MFM 92.6AM2PM
PUKFM 93.6PUKFM LUNCH
PUKFM 93.6INTERNATIONAL TOP 40
UJFMEGO TRIP
WINNER:
PUKFM 93.6 PUKFM LUNCH

COMMUNITY

AGANANG FMITSOSENG
ALEX FMTHE REAL DEAL
ALEX FMMIDDAY CRUISE
GROOT FM 90.5#SUANENSOAAN
GROOT FM 90.5KOM ONS PRAAT DAAROOR
HOT 91.9MARK PILGRIM SHOW
CAPE PULPITLEEFSTYL
WINNER:
ALEX FM THE REAL DEAL

COMMERCIAL

ALGOA FMTHE ALGOA FM TOP 30
CAPE TALKTHE PIPPA HUDSON SHOW
SAFMINTUNE
VUMA 103 FMTILL NOON
WINNER:
ALGOA FM THE ALGOA FM TOP 30

DOCUMENTARY


COMBINED

EAST COAST RADIO#GET REAL – WITH VANESSA GOOSEN
KAYA FMMARIKANA – 5 YEARS ON
POWER 98.7A DIFFERENT COUNTRY
RSGMONITOR – VROUE TRONK
TRUFMMUSIC IN THE TIME OF STRUGGLE
WINNER:
RSG MONITOR – VROUE TRONK

DRAMA PROGRAMME

COMBINED

MOTSWEDING FM (OGILVY PUBLIC RELATIONS & CREATRIX)BUA LE MMINO – MAKARAPA CITY
MUNGHANA LONENE FMMINA HI MINA
RADIO ISLAMHEARTBREAK
TRUFMUHAMBO LWETHU
UKHOZI FM (OGILVY PUBLIC RELATIONS & CREATRIX)NDIZA NATHI - ABSAVILLE
UMHLOBO WENENE FMITHINI NA LENTO?
WINNER:
MOTSWEDING FM (OGILVY PUBLIC RELATIONS & CREATRIX) BUA LE MMINO – MAKARAPA CITY

FIELD NEWS REPORTER

COMBINED

702 AND 947MIA LINDEQUE
KAYA FMTUNICIA PHILLIPS
KAYA FMNOMPUMELELO NGUBENI
POWER 98.7TSHEGOHACO MOAGI
RISE FMZANDILE NGUBENI
VOICE OF WITSAMOGELANG MALEDU
WINNER:
702 AND 947 MIA LINDEQUE

INTERNET/ONLINE RADIO SHOW

COMBINED
GAY SA RADIORAINBOW TALK
PULPIT MEDIA GROUPI AM YOUTH
THE EYETHE EYE PRESENTS …
TRANSAFRICARADIO.NETKIZOSADA
TRANSAFRICARADIO.NETUTOPIA
WINNER:
PULPIT MEDIA GROUP I AM YOUTH

MULTI-CHANNEL PROMOTION

COMBINED

ALGOA FMYOUTH DAY
ALGOA FMFINDERS KEEPERS
JACARANDA FMSINGING BILLBOARD
KAYA FMTHE JAZZUARY MASTERCLASS
OFMKOM ONS FEES
PULPIT MEDIA GROUPBAGS OF HOPE
WINNER:
JACARANDA FM SINGING BILLBOARD

MUSIC SHOW

CAMPUS
MFM 92.6WORLD WIDE TOP 40
MFM 92.6MFM TOP 40
PUK FM 93.6ROOIWYNSONDAG
TSHWANE FMTHE NIGHT PULSE
TUKS FM 107.2THE SA MUSIC SHOW
UCT RADIOTOP 30 HITLIST
WINNER:
TSHWANE FM THE NIGHT PULSE

COMMUNITY

GROOT FM 90.5GISTER SE GROTES
HOT 91.9CLUB CLASSICS WITH LLOYD
HOT 91.9THE SOUND OF SA
HOT 91.9THE CLASSIC COUNTDOWN
RADIO KHWEZICLASSIC MUSIC
RADIO KHWEZINIGHT TIME CREW
ZIBONELE FMUHADI LWAKHO
WINNER:
RADIO KHWEZI NIGHT TIME CREW

COMMERCIAL

HEART FMHEART TOP 40
JACARANDA FMTHE CHAMBERLAINS TOP 20
KAYA FMTHE WORLD SHOW
METRO FMABSOLUTE HIP HOP
VUMA 103 FMSUNDAY GOSPEL SHOW
YFM#THEPLAYERSCLUB
WINNER:
VUMA 103 FM SUNDAY GOSPEL SHOW

MY STATION

MOST VOTES
HOT 91.9
KAYA FM
METRO FM
MIX 93.8 FM
PRETORIA FM
RADIO KHWEZI
ZIBONELE FM

WINNER:
HOT 91.9
MOST LOYAL LISTENERS
ALEX FM
HOT 91.9
LM RADIO
MIX 93.8 FM
RADIO KHWEZI
PRETORIA FM
RISE FM

WINNER:
HOT 91.9

NEWS AND ACTUALITY SHOW

CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY

GROOT FM 90.5KOM ONS PRAAT DAAROOR
KANGALA COMMUNITY RADIO13H00 – 14H00
RADIO ISLAMSABAHUUL MUSLIM
RADIO ISLAMTHE DAILY ROUND UP
RADIO TODAYTOM LONDON BREAKFAST
WINNER:
RADIO ISLAM SABAHUUL MUSLIM

COMMERCIAL

KAYA FMTHE LAW REPORT
KAYA FMTODAY WITH JOHN PERLMAN
POWER 98.7POWER UPDATE
RISE FM#RISEFMIN60MINUTES
SAFMMEDIA@SAFM
SMILE 90.4 FMTHE HONEST TRUTH ON SMILE 90.4 FM
TRUFMINCOKO
WINNER:
KAYA FM THE LAW REPORT

NEWS BULLETIN READER

CAMPUS

CUT FMELIZABETH MOLEBOHENG
MFM 92.6MONIQUE DE VILLIERS
TSHWANE FMLERATO MAILE
TUKS FM 107.2MARELIZE WOLMARANS
TUKS FM 107.2DIMPHO LEKGEU
UCT RADIONAUSHAAD MAHARAJ
UJFMBOLELE POLISA
WINNER:
UCT RADIO NAUSHAAD MAHARAJ

COMMUNITY

HOT 91.9KWANELE KUNENE
HOT 91.9GLADYS SITHOLE
KUMKANI FMLIHLE DLOVA
KUMKANI FMVUYOLWETHU NGCOFE
MIX 93.8 FMHELEN DESBOIS
PRETORIA FMPIENAAR LOCHNER
RADIO ISLAMMOHAMMED AMEEN DABHELLA
WINNER:
MIX 93.8 FM HELEN DESBOIS

COMMERCIAL

702TARA PENNY
702AURELIE KALENGA
KAYA FMNOMPUMELELO NGUBENI
POWER 98.7MPHO SITHOLE
RISE FMZINGISA CHIRWA
WINNER:
702 TARA PENNY

NIGHT-TIME SHOW

CAMPUS

MFM 92.6THE HITLIST
PUKFM 93.6ROOIWYNSONDAG
TUKS FM 107.2THE NEWS PLATFORM
UCT RADIORESERVE SOUND
VOICE OF WITSLOVE SHACK
VOICE OF WITSBREAKING GROUND
WINNER:
PUKFM 93.6 ROOIWYNSONDAG

COMMUNITY

HOT 91.9 FMLATE NIGHT WITH TREASURE
KINGFISHER FMMASABELANE WITH TASCO
RADIO ALANSAARMEDICAL FILES
RADIO KHWEZISAKHA ISIZWE
RADIO PULPITINTIMATE MOMENT
ZIBONELE FMINGCAMBU ZEVANGELI
WINNER:
KINGFISHER FM MASABELANE WITH TASCO

COMMERCIAL

JACARANDA FMTHE HOUSE PARTY WITH DJ JAZZY D
KAYA FMTHE LAW REPORT
LOTUS FMTHE NIGHT CAFÉ RADIO SHOW
OFMA TOUCH OF THABANG
POWER 98.7POWER PERSPECTIVE
VUMA 103 FMTHE LIFT OFF
WINNER:
OFM A TOUCH OF THABANG

PODCAST

COMBINED

EAST COAST RADIO#GETREAL – WITH VANESSA GOOSEN
GAGASI FMTHE KINGS DRIVE - PROPOSAL
POWER 98.7AHMED KATHRADA
QUINTESSENTIAL SAQUINTESSENTIAL ENGINEERING
WITS JOURNALISM/SAFMALIBI
WINNER:
EAST COAST RADIO #GETREAL – WITH VANESSA GOOSEN

PROMOTIONS STUNT/EVENT

CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY

GROOT FM 90.5#JOUMENSEMYMENSE
INANDA FMINANDA FM
PUKFM 93.6CAN YOU WOMAN?
PULPIT MEDIA GROUPBAGS OF HOPE
TYGERBERG 104 FM#VREESLOOS2017
WINNER:
TYGERBERG 104 FM #VREESLOOS2017

COMMERCIAL

ALGOA FMALGOA FM BIG WALK FOR CANCER
ALGOA FMFINDERS KEEPERS
EAST COAST RADIOEAST COAST BREAKFAST WATER WELL
JACARANDA FMJACARANDA FM BILLBOARD
OFMTHE BIG BREAKFAST WITH MARTIN VAN DER MERWE
JOINT WINNERS:
ALGOA FM ALGOA FM BIG WALK FOR CANCER
JACARANDA FM JACARANDA FM BILLBOARD

RADIO INNOVATION


COMBINED

ALGOA FMFINDERS KEEPERS
JACARANDA FMBILLBOARD
POWER 98.7POWER 98.7 #POWERWOMAN
SMILE 90.4 FMAMPLIFYING THE GOOD NEWS IN THE MOTHER CITY
THE EYETHE WORLD'S FIRST PORTABLE RADIO STATION IN A CASE
TUKS FM 107.2107.2 COUNTDOWN
WINNER:
SMILE 90.4 FM AMPLIFYING THE GOOD NEWS IN THE MOTHER CITY

SPORTS PRESENTER

COMBINED

LIGWALAGWALA FMSENZO'S
OFMDARREN SCOTT
PHALAPHALA FMTHINA "CHITTAGONG" RAMANTSWANA
POWER 98.7THABISO MOSIA
UMHLOBO WENENE FMSTHEMBISO STHERRA NGQEZANA
WINNER:
POWER 98.7 THABISO MOSIA

SPORTS SHOW

CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY

GROOT FM 90.5#SLATDIESPORT
HOT 91.9HOT SPORT WITH JOHN WALLAND
MFM 92.6HALF TIME
PUKFM 93.6PUKFM SPORT
WINNER:
HOT 91.9 HOT SPORT WITH JOHN WALLAND

COMMERCIAL

HEART FMFEINBERG ON FOOTBALL
LIGWALAGWALA FMINKUNDZI TSEMATFOLWENI AND LASUKA LAHALA
METRO FMTHE ULTIMATE SPORTS SHOW
OFMEXTRA TIME WITH DARREN SCOTT
POWER 98.7POWER SPORTS EXTRA
WINNER:
METRO FM THE ULTIMATE SPORTS SHOW

STATION IMAGING

CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY

GROOT FM 90.5
HOT 91.9
PUKFM 93.6
RADIO ISLAM
TUKS FM 107.2
WINNER:
HOT 91.9

COMMERCIAL

JACARANDA FM
EAST COAST RADIO
CAPRICORN FM
OFM
KFM 94.5
POWER 98.7
947
WINNER:
POWER 98.7

TRAFFIC PRESENTER


COMBINED

702AKI ANASTASSIOU
KAYA FMMVANGELI NZUZA
KFM 95.4ZOE BROWN
METRO FMROB BYRNE
PHALAPHALA FMRENDY S
POWER 98.7LEBOHANG PHOKELA
POWER 98.7JADENE TAGER
WINNER:
PHALAPHALA FM RENDY S

WEEKEND RADIO SHOW

CAMPUS

PUKFM 93.6INTERNATIONAL TOP 40
PUKFM 93.6ROOIWYN SONDAG
PUKFM 93.6THE ULTIMATE TURNUP
TUKS FM 107.2RETRO RIFFS
UCT RADIOTOP30 HITLIST
VOICE OF WITSKWAITOKOOLER BOX
WINNER:
PUKFM 93.6 INTERNATIONAL TOP 40

COMMUNITY

HOT 91.9THE TONY MURRELL SHOW
HOT 91.9THE MARK PILGRIM SHOW
HOT 91.9CLASSIC COUNTDOWN
PE FM 87.6THE BREAKFAST HUB
RADIO HELDERBERG 93.6 FMLAID BACK SUNDAY
WINNER:
HOT 91.9 THE TONY MURRELL SHOW

COMMERCIAL

METRO FMSUNDAY SOUL THERAPY
MUNGHANA LONENESWITSHONGO – TOP 30
OFMSATURDAY EXPRESS WITH WR VAN DER MERWE
OFMTHE ABSOLUTE 80'S RADIO SHOW
OFMTHE SATURDAY SPORT SHOW
WINNER:
MUNGHANA LONENE SWITSHONGO – TOP 30

BURSARY AWARD


WINNER:
ADADUME MGADLELA

BRIGHT STARS


INDUCTEES:
AGANANG FM
EAST COAST RADIO
EAST COAST RADIO
GAGASI FM
KFM 94.5
MAGIC 828 AM
OFM
TRU FM
TUKS FM 107.2
TUKS FM 107.2
UMHLOBO WENENE FM

NTHABISENG MOTLHODI
JASON MCCALL
SIMON CARTER

HALL OF FAME

INDUCTEES:
DAVE TILTMANN
DUDU 'LADY D' KHOZA
HAIDER ALI DHORAT
KEVIN SAVAGE
LLOYD MADURAI
MEL GAHLER
PHUMZILE MNCI
THUSO MOTAUNG
WILSON B NKOSI
ZWELI NOKHATYWA

STATION OF THE YEAR

CAMPUS
MFM 92.6
PUKFM 93.6
TUKS FM 107.2
UCT RADIO
VOICE OF WITS

COMMUNITY
ALEX FM
GROOT FM 90.5
HOT 91.9
MIX 93.8 FM
RADIO ISLAM
RADIO PULPIT
COMMERCIAL
ALGOA FM
EAST COAST RADIO
JACARANDA FM
KAYA FM
METRO FM
OFM
POWER 98.7
WINNER:
PUKFM 93.6
WINNER:
HOT 91.9
WINNER:
ALGOA FM
  

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