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Winners of the 2017 Liberty Radio Awards announced

The flame of excellence in the radio industry burned especially bright last night at the Sandton Convention Centre when the winners of the 2017 Liberty Radio Awards were announced. The Awards programmecelebrates and acknowledges excellence in radio and brings the entire industry together for a night of celebration.

“Radio plays a critical role in the lives of almost 94% of all South Africans – it is their primary source of information and entertainment – sponsoring these awards enables us to contribute towards raising the standard of radio broadcasting, ultimately resulting in stations providing more compelling fare for their listeners,” says Sydney Mbhele, Chief Marketing Officer of Liberty. “This, in turn, leads to better dissemination of valuable knowledge that empowers listeners with vital information; we trust that building on the successes of the radio industry will help us on building on our successes as a society – which is one of Liberty’s core values.”

“I was particularly pleased with the number of entries that we received,” says Lance Rothschild, CEO of the Liberty Radio Awards. “Thanks to Liberty’s foresight in sponsoring the awards, radio stations and personalities have a platform to benchmark their performance and to strive to meet higher standards of excellence in their craft. The quality and depth of entries was remarkable and the adjudicators had a difficult time sorting out the best of the best, all of which bodes well for the future of radio.”

John Robbie, who hung up his headphones at 702 after a distinguished career spanning 30 years with the station, was presented with a Lifetime Achiever Award. Robbie’s career and his achievements paved the way for many broadcasters to follow and the Lifetime Achiever Award is a fitting tribute to his outstanding contribution to the radio industry.

Here is a list of the respective category finalists and winners: (Winners in bold type)

AFTERNOON DRIVE PRESENTER
CAMPUS
VOW FM DJ KEYEZ

COMMUNITY
HOT 91.9 SIMON PARKINSON

PBS
LIGWALAGWALA FM DUMISA “DJ SHABBISTO” MAVUSO

COMMERCIAL
JACARANDA FM MARTIN BESTER

AFTERNOON DRIVE SHOW
CAMPUS
VOW FM THE LIFT CLUB

COMMUNITY
RADIO ISLAM YOUR WORLD TODAY

PBS
TRUFM TRU AFTERNOON

COMMERCIAL
POWER FM POWER DRIVE

BREAKFAST PRESENTER
CAMPUS
TUKS FM DUANE VAN WYK

COMMUNITY
HOT 91.9 FM DARREN SCOTT

PBS
THOBELA FM NKGADIMENG KEKANA

COMMERCIAL
KFM RYAN O’CONNOR


BREAKFAST SHOW
CAMPUS
MFM 92.6 MFM BREAKFAST SHOW

COMMUNITY
HOT 91.9 FM JOBURGS HOTTEST BREAKFAST SHOW

PBS
UKHOZI FM VUKA MZANSI BREAKFAST SHOW

COMMERCIAL
JACARANDAFM THE COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST

BUSINESS AND FINANCE SHOW
TALK RADIO 702 AND 567 CAPE TALK THE MONEY SHOW

COMMUNITY PROJECT
CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY
HOT 91.9 FM A HOUSE IN 67 MINUTES IN HONOUR OF MADIBA

PBS
THOBELA FM EX-CONVICTS EMPOWERMENT

COMMERCIAL
947 947 GETS BABY CAYLUM TO BOSTON

CONTENT PRODUCER
CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY
HOT 91.9 FM JOHN WALLAND

PBS
UMHLOBO WENENE FM MPUMELELO MALI

COMMERCIAL
POWER FM POWER UPDATE – NEO LEEUW


DAYTIME SHOW
CAMPUS
PUKFM 93.6 PUKFM INTERNATIONAL TOP 40

COMMUNITY
101.9 CHAIFM CORRUPTION BUSTERS

PBS
UMHLOBO WENENE FM SJL (SIJIK’ ILANGA)

COMMERCIAL
POWER FM POWER TALK

DRAMA PROGRAMME
RSG BLOEDLYN

FIELD NEWS REPORTER
KAYAFM95.9 TUNICIA PHILLIPS

MULTI-CHANNEL PROMOTION
ALGOA FM LAUNCHING THE ALGOA FM APP

MUSIC SHOW
CAMPUS
PUKFM 93.6 ROOIWYNSONDAG

COMMUNITY
HOT 91.9 FM THE BEST MUSIC IN THE WORLD EVER

PBS
UMHLOBO WENENE FM IKWAYALA EZIPHAMBILI

COMMERCIAL
KFM AND 947 THE COCA-COLA TOP40SA


NEWS AND ACTUALITY SHOW
CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY
INANDA 88.4 FM IZWE NEZALO

PBS
LOTUS FM WALK THE TALK WITH ALAN KHAN

COMMERCIAL
POWER FM POWER UPDATE

NEWS READER
CAMPUS
VOW FM KATLEHO SEKHOTHO

COMMUNITY
HOT 91.9FM GLADYS SITHOLE

PBS
SAFM NOMSA MDHLULI

COMMERCIAL
EWN TARA PENNY

NIGHT-TIME SHOW
CAMPUS
TUKS FM ALT LA FEMME

COMMUNITY
RADIO ISLAM REV IT UP

PBS
RADIO 2000 TALK ON 2000

COMMERCIAL
JACARANDA FM HOUSE PARTY WITH JAZZY D


PROMOTIONS STUNT/EVENT
CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY
GROOTFM 90.5 #SKOOLMETDIEBESTEGEES

PBS
UKHOZI FM VUKA MZANSI BREAKFAST SHOW

COMMERCIAL – NB – JOINT WINNERS
ALGOA FM LAUNCHING THE ALGOA FM APP
KFM HUAWEI KDAY BUS

RADIO DOCUMENTARY
EWN THROUGH THE CRACKS – THE UNTOLD STORY OF MBUYISA MAKHUBU

RADIO INNOVATION
EAST COAST RADIO THE EAST COAST RADIO FUGITIVE

SPORTS PRESENTER
KAYA FM SANDILE VAN HEERDEN

SPORTS SHOW
CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY
HOT 91.9 FM JOBURG PM WITH DAVID O’SULLIVAN

PBS
SABC / SAFM DISAPPOINTMENT FOR BLITZBOKS IN RIO

COMMERCIAL
POWER FM POWER SPORTEXTRA

STATION IMAGING
CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY
HOT 91.9 STATION IMAGING – HOT 919

PBS
UMHLOBO WENENE FM IMAGING

COMMERCIAL
POWER FM STATION IMAGING


TRAFFIC PRESENTER
5FM MS COSMO

WEEKEND SHOW
CAMPUS
PUKFM 93.6 ROOIWYNSONDAG

COMMUNITY
EMALAHLENI FM RAISE YOUR VOICE

PBS
UMHLOBO WENENE FM IBUZWA KWABAPHAMBILI

COMMERCIAL
KFM AND 947 THE COCA-COLA TOP40SA

NOMINATION CATEGORIES
BRIGHT STARS
CHARONIKE NEL PUK FM
HERMAN HUMAN EAST RAND STEREO
KATLEGO MAHLANGU VOW FM
KENEILWE MOHAPI CAPRICORN FM
LWAZI MPOFU TRUFM
MBALENHLE SHANDU NQUBEKO FM
NONJABULO “NJABS” ZWANE GAGASI FM
STHABISO NYABA INANDA FM

HALL OF FAME
FAKIR HASSEN
JEREMY MAGGS
LYNN JOFFE
REV NOMATHAMSANQA RWEQANA
TONY SANDERSON
ZOLA YEYE

LIFETIME ACHIEVER
JOHN ROBBIE


LISTENER VOTES
MY STATION LISTENERS CHOICE – MOST VOTES
HOT 91.9 FM
MIX 93.8 FM
NQUBEKO FM
RADIO 2000
RISE FM

MY STATION LISTENERS CHOICE – MOST LOYAL LISTENERS
HOT 91.9 FM
MIX 93.8 FM
NQUBEKO FM
RISE FM
UJFM 95.4

STATION OF THE YEAR

CAMPUS
MFM 92.6

COMMUNITY
HOT 91.9 FM

PBS
UMHLOBO WENENE FM

COMMERCIAL
KAYA FM






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