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Liberty Radio Awards finalists are announced

19 Mar 2018

The adjudication process for the 2018 Liberty Radio Awards has been concluded.  The adjudication panel has sorted through the entries, allocated scores that have been further verified by Mazars, a Chartered Accounting firm, and the finalists for the various categories have been decided.

"The total audio of the entries, if played continuously, would amount to more than one week of non-stop listening," says Lance Rothschild, CEO of the Liberty Radio Awards. "We are really grateful to the panel of adjudicators who gave their time and expertise freely towards this process of determining who is making the best radio in South Africa. I am confident that the results emanating from the adjudication process will show that the best of the entries rose to the top in each of the categories. It is my fervent hope that these awards continue to motivate and inspire the radio industry to continue raising the bar, setting ever higher standards that will keep listeners fulfilled through compelling programming. This in turn will secure the future of radio as a vital source of entertainment, education and information for years to come."

Amongst the very positive feedback from members of the panel, was the following:

"Thanks for the opportunity. Judging Liberty Radio awards is a great honour, knowing the fact that these awards are well-recognised throughout the country."

"We wish to congratulate all the category finalists." says Rothschild. "Achieving finalist status earmarks you amongst the best-of-the-best. We're grateful to all those who submitted entries into this year's program and we encourage those who didn't make it to finalist status to strive to raise the standard of radio to ensure a bright future for the industry."

Killy Bacela, Divisional Director of Group Brand & Marketing at Liberty, says: "We congratulate the finalists and look forward to celebrating those who strive to make compelling radio; those who keep knowledge at close reach and those who continue to elevate the standards on what real, credible news and stories should be. Through our commitment to the Liberty Radio Awards, we hope to meaningfully contribute to the progression of the industry by applauding and rewarding those who continue to raise the bar through storytelling and entertainment."

Congratulations to all the finalists, the winners will be announced and celebrated at the Sandton Convention Centre on Saturday 14th April.  

Here is a comprehensive list of the finalists in order of category, and sorted in alphabetical order by station name:

AFTERNOON DRIVE PRESENTER

Afternoon Drive Presenter - Campus

STATION PRESENTER
PUK FM 93.6Niel Koegelenberg
TSHWANE FMKatlego Monama
TUKS FM 107.2Sila Odhuno
UCT RadioNaushaad Maharaj
VOICE OF WITSDJ KEYEZ


Afternoon Drive Presenter - Community

STATION PRESENTER
HOT 91.9Simon Parkinson
LINK FMGary Gerber
MKHONDO COMMUNITY RADIOBlessing Mhlope
PRETORIA FMSarina Frauenstein
RADIO PULPITJohann Els


Afternoon Drive Presenter - Commercial

STATION PRESENTER
EAST COAST RADIOBongani Mtolo
GAGASI FMSphesihle (SPHectacula) Ngwenya
KFM 94.5Carl Wastie
OFMDarren Scott
POWER 98.7Thabo Mdluli


AFTERNOON DRIVE SHOW

Afternoon Drive Show - Campus

STATION TITLE
PUK FM 93.6PUKFM Drive
TUKS FM 107.2The Drive Way
UCT RADIOThe Society
UJFMThe UJFM Drive
VOICE OF WITSThe Lift Club


Afternoon Drive Show - Community

STATION TITLE
HOT 91.9The Big Joburg Drive
LINK FMBuffalo Toyota Afternoon Drive
RADIO HELDERBERG 93.6FMThe Homerun/Hol Huistoe
RADIO PULPITSpektrum
RADIO PULPITSomething Els


Afternoon Drive Show – Commercial

STATION TITLE
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


BREAKFAST PRESENTER

Breakfast Presenter – Campus

STATION PRESENTER
TSHWANE FMLerato Maila
TUKS FM 107.2Nicholas Lawrence
TUKS FM 107.2Nathi Dlhamini
UCT RadioSole Moerane
UJFMNick Explicit


Breakfast Presenter – Community

STATION PRESENTER
HOT 91.9Sasha Martinengo
MIX 93.8Tony Blewitt
RADIO CAPE PULPITBrad Kirsten
RADIO ISLAMSulaimaan Ravat
RADIO TODAYTom London


Breakfast Presenter – Commercial

STATION PRESENTER
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


BREAKFAST SHOW

Breakfast Show – Campus

STATION TITLE
KOVSIE FMBreakfast Run
PUK FM 93.6Big Bang Breakfast
RHODES MUSIC RADIOWake Up Call
TUKS FM 107.2The Wake Up
UJFMUJFM Breakfast


Breakfast Show – Community

STATION TITLE
EAST RAND STEREO 93.9 FMMars Music Morning Drive
EMALAHLENI FMThe Urban Rush
HOT 91.9Joburgs Hottest Breakfast Show
NQUBEKO COMMUNITY RADIOHlalanathi Breakfast Show
RADIO PULPITDaybreak
RADIO TODAYTom London Breakfast


Breakfast Show - Commercial

STATION TITLE
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 FMGood to Go Morning Drive


BUSINESS AND FINANCE SHOW

Business and Finance Show

STATION PRESENTER TITLE
702 and CAPE TALKBruce WhitfieldThe Money Show
KAYA FMGugulethu CeleKaya Bizz
KAYA FMThuli MagubaneMy Money and Me with Thuli Magubane
MIX 93.8 FMTumisang NdlovuMoney Talk with Tumisang Ndlovu
POWER 98.7Ayabanga CawePOWER Hour
VOICE OF WITSMudiwa Gavaza and Onke SeremoThe Business Buzz


COMMUNITY PROJECT

Community Project – Campus, Community Combined

STATION TITLE
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

 
Community Project - Commercial

STATION TITLE
947Lydia's Matric Dance
ALGOA FMBig Walk for Cancer
ALGOA FMYouth Run the Station
EAST COAST RADIOEast Coast Breakfast
JACARANDA FMGood Morning Angels

 

CONTENT PRODUCER

Content Producer – Campus Community Combined

STATION PRODUCER SHOW TITLE
ALEX FMJuju SenyatsiThe Real Deal
ALEX FMMoribego MadubanyaThe Kingsway
HOT 91.9 William ScottJoburgs Hottest Breakfast
HOT 91.9John WallandHot Sport
RADIO PULPITSteven BotesSomething Els
VOICE OF WITSDJ KEYEZThe Lift Club

 

Content Producer – Commercial

STATION PRODUCER SHOW TITLE
CAPE TALKElliott SylvesterWeekend Breakfast with Africa Melane
GAGASI FMMfundo MabasoIndaba
GAGASI FMSbongiseni "Keys" MkhizeThe Kings Drive
POWER 98.7Bongekile SkosanaPOWER Perspective
UMHLOBO WENENE FMNomond VakalisaLelika Yehova Ihlbathi
UMHLOBO WENENE FMElvis MaliUsagoduka Na?

 

    

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