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News - April 2012


MTN Radio awards 2012 - Winners announced

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The 2012 MTN Radio Awards were presented at a gala banquet at the Sandton Convention Centre last night. This is the MTN Radio Awards’ third year of existence and the competition attracted 866 entries, in excess of double the number of entries received in 2011.

The MTN Radio Awards, conceptualised and founded by Future Group’s Jeremy Maggs and Richard Lendrum, aims to promote excellence in radio – the medium that reaches more people in South Africa than any other medium. Lance Rothschild, CEO of the MTN Radio Awards says: “The awards banquet is the radio industry’s chance to get together as an extended family and to celebrate success, to highlight achievement and to ultimately honour those within the greater radio family whose great work ensures the longevity of this industry about which we are all so extremely passionate.”

“At MTN, radio has always played a key role in our media communications mix,” says Serame Taukobong, Chief Ayobaness Officer of MTN. “We launched the brand on radio, we have grown the brand on radio, and today we still use radio as one of the key influencers in communicating our messages to our customers. Our support for the MTN Radio Awards exemplifies our commitment to radio and underlines our intention to continue to use radio well into the future. We see the MTN Radio Awards as a driver for excellence in radio and as a motivator for stations to make increasingly compelling programmes that ensure listener enjoyment. After all, happy and fulfilled listeners remain loyal to their station.”

Entries in the MTN Radio Awards are reviewed by a panel of industry experts who score each entry individually. These scores are then centrally collated in order to determine the various winners. Rich Mkhondo, Chairman of the MTN Radio Awards says: “We received a bumper crop of entries this year and the quality of submissions was of a very high standard. I know that the adjudicators had their work cut out for them in listening to so many entries, but I am delighted with the outcome of the awards and believe that we have exemplary winners this year. I congratulate the broader radio industry on the depth and breadth of talent within the industry and I am enthused by the passion and dedication which shone through in the body of entries.”

MTN Radio Awards congratulate the respective category winners:

BREAKFAST SHOW

COMMERCIAL:

John Robbie Show Talk Radio 702

PBS:

Vuka Mzansi – Ukhozi FM

COMMUNITY:

Blewitt for Breakfast – Mix93.8FM

CAMPUS:

The FirstBeat – Tshwane FM

 

BREAKFAST PRESENTER

COMMERCIAL:

Ryan O’Connor – 94.5 Kfm

PBS:

Linda Sibiya – Ukhozi FM

COMMUNITY:

Tony Blewitt – Mix 93.8FM

CAMPUS:

Rob Forbes – TUKS FM

 

BUSINESS AND FINANCE PRESENTER

Bruce Whitfield – 567 Cape Talk and Talk Radio 702

 

BUSINESS AND FINANCE SHOW

The Money Show - 567 Cape Talk and Talk Radio 702

 

COMMUNITY PRESENTER

Thabo Mdluli – Impact Radio 103FM

 

COMMUNITY PROJECT

COMMERCIAL:

Toy Story – East Coast Radio

COMMUNITY:

Children of Heaven – Radio Islam

 

CONTENT PRODUCER

COMMERCIAL:

Joint Winners: Gary Oberholzer and JD Mostert

 

DAYTIME PRESENTER

COMMERCIAL:

Saskia Falken – Heart 104.9FM

PBS:

Dudu Khoza – Ukhozi FM

COMMUNITY:

Helen Desbois – East Rand Stereo

CAMPUS:

Alex Caige – TUKS FM

 

DAYTIME SHOW

COMMERCIAL:

Grant and Anele – 5FM

PBS:

Afternoon Talk - SAfm

COMMUNITY:

Butterfly Corner – Radio Islam

 

DRAMA PROGRAMME

PBS:

Radio Vuka - SAfm

COMMUNITY:

Discrimination – Radio Khwezi

 

MUSIC PRESENTER

COMMERCIAL:

Marian Nyako Lartey – OFM

COMMUNITY:

Cavall Burgess – Radio Today

 

MUSIC SHOW

COMMERCIAL:

Take 40 SA – 94.5 Kfm and 94.7 Highveld Stereo

PBS:

The Bollywood Billboard – Lotus FM

COMMUNITY:

Jubel en Juig – Radio Pulpit

CAMPUS:

Totally SA Show – TUKS FM

 

NEWS AND ACTUALITY PRESENTER

COMMERCIAL:

David O’ Sullivan – Talk Radio 702

COMMUNITY:

Nothile Zwane – Radio Khwezi

 

NEWS AND ACTUALITY PRODUCER

COMMERCIAL:

Glynis Crook – The Midday Report – 567 Cape Talk and Talk Radio 702

PBS:

Veronica Fourie - AM Live SAfm

COMMUNITY:

Ejaz Khan – Radio Islam

 

NEWS AND ACTUALITY SHOW

COMMERCIAL: 

The Midday Report – 567 Cape Talk and Talk Radio 702

PBS:

50 Jarige Herdenking van Umkonto we Sizwe - RSG

COMMUNITY:

The Big Picture Programme – Radio Islam

 

AFTERNOON DRIVE PRESENTER

COMMERCIAL:

Martin Bester – Jacaranda 94.2

PBS:

Ba2cada Leine – Lesedi FM

COMMUNITY:

Yusuf Moosagie – Radio Islam

 

AFTERNOON DRIVE SHOW

COMMERCIAL:

The Fresh Drive – 5FM

PBS:

Sekunjalo the Exclusive Drive – Ukhozi FM

COMMUNITY:

The Drive Show – Bay FM

 

NEWS BULLETIN READER

COMMERCIAL:

Tessa van Staden – 567 Cape Talk

COMMUNITY:

Karlien Kruger – Bok Radio

CAMPUS:

Anton Meijer – TUKS FM

 

NIGHT TIME PRESENTER

COMMERCIAL:

Thabiso Sikwane – Kaya FM

PBS:

Ashraf Garda SAfm

COMMUNITY:

Sakha Isizwe – Radio Khwezi

 

NIGHT TIME SHOW

COMMERCIAL:

That Show with Rian – Jacaranda 94.2

PBS:

The Weekend Fix – Lotus FM

COMMUNITY:

Sakhisizwe – Radio Khwezi

 

ON-AIR PACKAGING

COMMERCIAL:

Sung Intros – 94.5Kfm

PBS:

African Renaissance - SAfm

COMMUNITY:

Jingles etc – Radio Islam

 

PROMOTION/STUNT/EVENT

COMMERCIAL:

Double up – Jacaranda 94.2

PBS:

Wafa Wafa – Ukhozi FM

COMMUNITY:

Go Green – East Rand Stereo

CAMPUS:

93.36 hour Marathon – PUKfm 93.6

 

SPORTS COMMENTATOR

PBS:

Jo Hudla – Ukhozi FM

 

SPORTS PRESENTER

COMMERCIAL:

Sias du Plessis – 5FM

PBS:

Feroz Shaik – Lotus FM

COMMUNITY:

Josie Raath – Radio Pulpit

CAMPUS:

Andrew Hope – UJFM 95.4

 

SPORTS SHOW

COMMERCIAL:

The Discovery Sports Centre – Metro FM

PBS:

The Sports Show – Phalaphala FM

COMMUNITY:

Sportsfire – Radio Today 1485AM

CAMPUS:

The Sports Network – UJFM 95.4

 

TRAFFIC PRESENTER

Kgomotso Meso – Kaya FM

 

WEEKEND RADIO SHOW

COMMERCIAL:

The Epic Rhythm – Kaya FM

PBS:

The Bollywood Billboard – Lotus FM

COMMUNITY:

Screaming Reels – Radio Islam

 

PROGRAMME INNOVATION AWARD

Sedibeng – Thobela FM

 

PROGRAMME CONCEPT AWARD

Phat Joe Morning Show – Heart 104.9FM

 

DOCUMENTARY – LONG

Gangsterism – The Voice of the Cape

 

DOCUMENTARY – SHORT

Metered Taxis – 567 Cape Talk

 

BURSARY WINNER

Mfanafuthi Khumalo

 

BRIGHT STARS CLUB

Amoré Truter

PUKfm 93.6

Motseki Mabuya

Thetha FM

Zaid Bhoola

Lotus FM

Zeenat Abdool

SABC Radio Channel Africa

Tim Zunkel

OFM

 

HALL OF FAME

Stan Katz

Peter de Nobrega

Robin Alexander

Cocky “Two Bull” Tlotlalemaje

Martin Rattle

Cyril Mchunu

Lindi Nthuli

Bob Mabena

Dan Setshedi

Dumile Mateza

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Pietie Lotriet

 

MY STATION AWARD (as voted for by the public)

 

 

Most number of votes: 

Ukhozi FM

Most loyal listeners:

Radio Islam

 

STATION OF THE YEAR

CAMPUS:

TUKS FM

COMMUNITY:

Radio Tygerberg

PBS:

Ukhozi FM

COMMERCIAL:

5 FM

 

 

For further information about the judges’ comments, photographs of the winners and other interesting radio articles, please visit www.mtnradioawards.com and read the latest issue of On Air magazine.

ENDS


For more information, please contact:

  1. 1.    Lance Rothschild – CEO: MTN Radio Awards
    082 443 1530 / lance@mtnradioawards.com
    www.mtnradioawards.com
  2. 2.    Lesiba Langa – MTN SA Public Relations and Communications Manager : Sponsorships
    083 212 4053 / lesiba@mtn.co.za
  3. 3.    Joy Makwela - PR Manager: EXP Agency
    078 270 9556 /joy.makwela@expagency.biz
 
 
 
 

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