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#LibertyRadioAwards2018: All the winners!

On Saturday, 14 April 2018, winners of the eighth rendition of the country's radio awards, held at the Sandton Convention Centre, were deemed examples of excellent in radio and fine-tuned talent.

David Kau again served as MC for the evening, which was the top trending topic on Twitter in the country at the time. Both Liberty Radio Awards CEO Lance Rothschild and Liberty group divisional director of group communications, Nerina Bodasing, welcoming attendees to the gala dinner.

Rothschild commended the custodians of the vibrant radio industry for the work they do in our diverse country, while Bodasing commented on radio's ability to connect people from different communities, gender and age groups.

Celebrating radio excellence


With this year's theme 'raising the bar, celebrating those who keep us informed and entertained,' the awards were preceded by a conference featuring radio-specific topics discussed by top names in the industry held earlier in the day.



At the time of judging, Rothschild confirmed:
The total audio of the entries, if played continuously, would amount to more than one week of non-stop listening.
The Station of the Year, described by Killy Bacela, divisional director of group brand and marketing at awards sponsor Liberty as “the Grand Prix of the Liberty Radio Awards”, went to PukFM in the campaus category, Algoa FM in the commercial category and to Hot 91.9FM in the community category Hot 91.9FM also scooped up both of the 2018 My Station Listeners' Choice Awards - for picking up the most votes and for having the most loyal listeners.



Here are all the 2018 Liberty Radio Awards winners…

Afternoon Drive Presenter


Campus
  • Pukfm 93.6 Niel Koegelenberg
  • Tshwane Fm Katlego Monama
  • Tuks Fm 107.2 Sila Odhuno
  • Uct Radio Naushaad Maharaj
  • Voice Of Wits Dj Keyez
  • Winner: Uct Radio Naushaad Maharaj

Community
  • Hot 91.9 Simon Parkinson
  • Link Fm Gary Gerber
  • Mkhondo Community Radio Blessing Mhlope
  • Pretoria Fm Sarina Frauenstein
  • Radio Pulpit Johann Els
  • Winner: Hot 91.9 Simon Parkinson

Commercial
  • East Coast Radio Bongani Mtolo
  • Gagasi Fm Sphesihle (Sphectacula) Ngwenya
  • Kfm 94.5 Carl Wastie
  • Ofm Darren Scott
  • Power 98.7 Thabo Mdluli
  • Winner: East Coast Radio Bongani Mtolo

Afternoon Drive Show


Campus
  • Pukfm 93.6 Pukfm Drive
  • Tuks Fm 107.2 The Drive Way
  • Uct Radio The Society
  • Ujfm The Ujfm Drive
  • Voice Of Wits The Lift Club
  • Winner: Tuks Fm 107.2 The Drive Way

Community
  • Hot 91.9 The Big Joburg Drive
  • Link Fm Buffalo Toyota Afternoon Drive
  • Radio Helderberg 93.6fm The Homerun/Hol Huistoe
  • Radio Pulpit Spektrum
  • Radio Pulpit Something Els
  • Winner: Hot 91.9 The Big Joburg Drive

Commercial
  • Cape Talk Afternoon Drive With John Maytham
  • East Coast Radio East Coast Drive With Bongani And Mags
  • Gagasi Fm The Kings Drive
  • Metro Fm The Drive
  • Ofm Just Plain Drive With Darren Scott On Ofm
  • Winner: Metro Fm The Drive

Breakfast Presenter


Campus
  • Tshwane Fm Lerato Maila
  • Tuks Fm 107.2 Nicholas Lawrence
  • Tuks Fm 107.2 Nathi Dlhamini
  • Uct Radio Sole Moerane
  • Ujfm Nick Explicit
  • Winner: Tuks Fm 107.2 Nicholas Lawrence

Community
  • Hot 91.9 Sasha Martinengo
  • Mix 93.8 Fm Tony Blewitt
  • Radio Cape Pulpit Brad Kirsten
  • Radio Islam Sulaimaan Ravat
  • Radio Today Tom London
  • Winner: Mix 93.8 Tony Blewitt

Commercial
  • Algoa Fm Daron Mann
  • Cape Talk Kieno Kammies
  • East Coast Radio Darren Maule
  • Jacaranda Fm Martin Bester And Tumi Morake
  • Kaya Fm David O’sullivan
  • Radio 2000 Just Ice Ramohlola
  • Thobela Fm Sebasa Mogale
  • Winner: Kaya Fm David O’sullivan

Breakfast Show


Campus
  • Kovsie Fm Breakfast Run
  • Pukfm 93.6 Big Bang Breakfast
  • Rhodes Music Radio Wake Up Call
  • Tuks Fm 107.2 The Wake Up
  • Ujfm Ujfm Breakfast
  • Winner: Pukfm 93.6 Big Bang Breakfast

Community
  • East Rand Stereo 93.9 Fm Mars Music Morning Drive
  • Emalahleni Fm The Urban Rush
  • Hot 91.9 Joburg’s Hottest Breakfast Show
  • Nqubeko Community Radio Hlalanathi Breakfast Show
  • Radio Pulpit Daybreak
  • Radio Today Tom London Breakfast
  • Winner: Radio Today Tom London Breakfast

Commercial
  • Algoa Fm The Daron Mann Breakfast
  • Jacaranda Fm Breakfast With Martin Bester And Tumi Morake
  • Kaya Fm Breakfast With David
  • Kfm 94.5 Kfm Mornings With Darren, Sherlin And Sibs
  • Magic 828 Am Magic Breakfast
  • Vuma 103 Fm Good To Go Morning Drive
  • Winner: Kfm 94.5 Kfm Mornings With Darren, Sherlin And Sibs

Business And Finance Show

  • 702 And Cape Talk The Money Show
  • Kaya Fm Kaya Bizz
  • Kaya Fm My Money And Me With Thuli Magubane
  • Mix 93.8 Fm Money Talk With Tumisang Ndlovu
  • Power 98.7 Power Hour
  • Voice Of Wits The Business Buzz
  • Winner: Kaya Fm Kaya Bizz

Community Project


Campus and Community
  • Hot 91.9 Hot Cares
  • Impact Radio 103 Fm My World Needs You
  • Mix 93.8 Fm One Wingz Of Change
  • Pretoria Fm Oggendkuier
  • Pulpit Media Group Bags Of Hope
  • Winner: Pretoria Fm Oggendkuier

Commercial
  • 947 Lydia’s Matric Dance
  • Algoa Fm Big Walk For Cancer
  • Algoa Fm Youth Run The Station
  • East Coast Radio East Coast Breakfast
  • Jacaranda Fm Good Morning Angels
  • Winner: Algoa Fm Big Walk For Cancer

Content Producer


Campus And Community
  • Alex Fm Juju Senyatsi
  • Alex Fm Moribego Madubanya
  • Hot 91.9 William Scott
  • Hot 91.9 John Walland
  • Radio Pulpit Steven Botes
  • Voice Of Wits Dj Keyez
  • Winner: Voice Of Wits Dj Keyez

Commercial
  • Cape Talk Elliott Sylvester
  • Gagasi Fm Mfundo Mabaso
  • Gagasi Fm Sbongiseni “Keys” Mkhize
  • Power 98.7 Bongekile Skosana
  • Umhlobo Wenene Fm Nomonde Vakalisa
  • Umhlobo Wenene Fm Elvis Mali
  • Winner: Gagasi Fm Mfundo Mabaso

Daytime Show


Campus
  • Mfm 92.6 Lunch On Mfm
  • Mfm 92.6 Am2pm
  • Pukfm 93.6 Pukfm Lunch
  • Pukfm 93.6 International Top 40
  • Ujfm Ego Trip
  • Winner: Pukfm 93.6 Pukfm Lunch

Community
  • Aganang Fm Itsoseng
  • Alex Fm The Real Deal
  • Alex Fm Midday Cruise
  • Groot Fm 90.5 #Suanensoaan
  • Groot Fm 90.5 Kom Ons Praat Daaroor
  • Hot 91.9 Mark Pilgrim Show
  • Cape Pulpit Leefstyl
  • Winner: Alex Fm The Real Deal

Commercial
  • Algoa Fm The Algoa Fm Top 30
  • Cape Talk The Pippa Hudson Show
  • Safm Intune
  • Vuma 103 Fm Till Noon
  • Winner: Algoa Fm The Algoa Fm Top 30

Documentary

  • East Coast Radio #Get Real – With Vanessa Goosen
  • Kaya Fm Marikana – 5 Years On
  • Power 98.7 A Different Country
  • Rsg Monitor – Vroue Tronk
  • Trufm Music In The Time Of Struggle
  • Winner: Rsg Monitor – Vroue Tronk

Drama Programme

  • Motsweding Fm (Ogilvy Public Relations & Creatrix) Bua Le Mmino – Makarapa City
  • Munghana Lonene Fm Mina Hi Mina
  • Radio Islam Heartbreak
  • Trufm Uhambo Lwethu
  • Ukhozi Fm (Ogilvy Public
  • Relations & Creatrix)
  • Ndiza Nathi - Absaville
  • Umhlobo Wenene Fm Ithini Na Lento?
  • Winner: Motsweding Fm (Ogilvy Public Relations & Creatrix) Bua Le Mmino – Makarapa City

Field News Reporter

  • 702 And 947 Mia Lindeque
  • Kaya Fm Tunicia Phillips
  • Kaya Fm Nompumelelo Ngubeni
  • Power 98.7 Tshegohaco Moagi
  • Rise Fm Zandile Ngubeni
  • Voice Of Wits Amogelang Maledu
  • Winner: 702 And 947 Mia Lindeque

Internet/Online Radio Show

  • Gay Sa Radio Rainbow Talk
  • Pulpit Media Group I Am Youth
  • The Eye The Eye Presents …
  • Transafricaradio.Net Kizosada
  • Transafricaradio.Net Utopia
  • Winner: Pulpit Media Group I Am Youth

Multi-Channel Promotion

  • Algoa Fm Youth Day
  • Algoa Fm Finders Keepers
  • Jacaranda Fm Singing Billboard
  • Kaya Fm The Jazzuary Masterclass
  • Ofm Kom Ons Fees
  • Pulpit Media Group Bags Of Hope
  • Winner: Jacaranda Fm Singing Billboard

Music Show


Campus
  • Mfm 92.6 World Wide Top 40
  • Mfm 92.6 Mfm Top 40
  • Puk Fm 93.6 Rooiwynsondag
  • Tshwane Fm The Night Pulse
  • Tuks Fm 107.2 The Sa Music Show
  • Uct Radio Top 30 Hitlist
  • Winner: Tshwane Fm The Night Pulse

Community
  • Groot Fm 90.5 Gister Se Grotes
  • Hot 91.9 Club Classics With Lloyd
  • Hot 91.9 The Sound Of Sa
  • Hot 91.9 The Classic Countdown
  • Radio Khwezi Classic Music
  • Radio Khwezi Night Time Crew
  • Zibonele Fm Uhadi Lwakho
  • Winner: Radio Khwezi Night Time Crew

Commercial
  • Heart Fm Heart Top 40
  • Jacaranda Fm The Chamberlains Top 20
  • Kaya Fm The World Show
  • Metro Fm Absolute Hip Hop
  • Vuma 103 Fm Sunday 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 90.5 Kom Ons Praat Daaroor
  • Kangala Community Radio 13h00 – 14h00
  • Radio Islam Sabahuul Muslim
  • Radio Islam The Daily Round Up
  • Radio Today Tom London Breakfast
  • Winner: Radio Islam Sabahuul Muslim

Commercial
  • Kaya Fm The Law Report
  • Kaya Fm Today With John Perlman
  • Power 98.7 Power Update
  • Rise Fm #Risefmin60minutes
  • Safm Media@Safm
  • Smile 90.4 Fm The Honest Truth On Smile 90.4 Fm
  • Trufm Incoko
  • Winner: Kaya Fm The Law Report

News Bulletin Reader


Campus
  • Cut Fm Elizabeth Moleboheng
  • Mfm 92.6 Monique De Villiers
  • Tshwane Fm Lerato Maile
  • Tuks Fm 107.2 Marelize Wolmarans
  • Tuks Fm 107.2 Dimpho Lekgeu
  • Uct Radio Naushaad Maharaj
  • Ujfm Bolele Polisa
  • Winner: Uct Radio Naushaad Maharaj

Community
  • Hot 91.9 Kwanele Kunene
  • Hot 91.9 Gladys Sithole
  • Kumkani Fm Lihle Dlova
  • Kumkani Fm Vuyolwethu Ngcofe
  • Mix 93.8 Fm Helen Desbois
  • Pretoria Fm Pienaar Lochner
  • Radio Islam Mohammed Ameen Dabhella
  • Winner: Mix 93.8 Fm Helen Desbois

Commercial
  • 702 Tara Penny
  • 702 Aurelie Kalenga
  • Kaya Fm Nompumelelo Ngubeni
  • Power 98.7 Mpho Sithole
  • Rise Fm Zingisa Chirwa
  • Winner: 702 Tara Penny

Night-Time Show


Campus
  • Mfm 92.6 The Hitlist
  • Pukfm 93.6 Rooiwynsondag
  • Tuks Fm 107.2 The News Platform
  • Uct Radio Reserve Sound
  • Voice Of Wits Love Shack
  • Voice Of Wits Breaking Ground
  • Winner: Pukfm 93.6 Rooiwynsondag

Community
  • Hot 91.9 Fm Late Night With Treasure
  • Kingfisher Fm Masabelane With Tasco
  • Radio Alansaar Medical Files
  • Radio Khwezi Sakha Isizwe
  • Radio Pulpit Intimate Moment
  • Zibonele Fm Ingcambu Zevangeli
  • Winner: Kingfisher Fm Masabelane With Tasco

Commercial
  • Jacaranda Fm The House Party With Dj Jazzy D
  • Kaya Fm The Law Report
  • Lotus Fm The Night Café Radio Show
  • Ofm A Touch Of Thabang
  • Power 98.7 Power Perspective
  • Vuma 103 Fm The Lift Off
  • Winner: Ofm A Touch Of Thabang

Podcast

  • East Coast Radio #Getreal – With Vanessa Goosen
  • Gagasi Fm The Kings Drive - Proposal
  • Power 98.7 Ahmed Kathrada
  • Quintessential Sa Quintessential Engineering
  • Wits Journalism/Safm Alibi
  • Winner: East Coast Radio #Getreal – With Vanessa Goosen

Promotions Stunt/Event


Campus And Community
  • Groot Fm 90.5 #Joumensemymense
  • Inanda Fm Inanda Fm
  • Pukfm 93.6 Can You Woman?
  • Pulpit Media Group Bags Of Hope
  • Tygerberg 104 Fm #Vreesloos2017
  • Winner: Tygerberg 104 Fm #Vreesloos2017

Commercial
  • Algoa Fm Algoa Fm Big Walk For Cancer
  • Algoa Fm Finders Keepers
  • East Coast Radio East Coast Breakfast Water Well
  • Jacaranda Fm Jacaranda Fm Billboard
  • Ofm The Big Breakfast With Martin Van Der Merwe
  • Joint Winners: Algoa Fm Algoa Fm Big Walk For Cancer And Jacaranda Fm Jacaranda Fm Billboard

Radio Innovation

  • Algoa Fm Finders Keepers
  • Jacaranda Fm Billboard
  • Power 98.7 Power 98.7 #Powerwoman
  • Smile 90.4 Fm Amplifying The Good News In The Mother City
  • The Eye The World’s First Portable Radio Station In A Case
  • Tuks Fm 107.2 107.2 Countdown
  • Winner: Smile 90.4 Fm Amplifying The Good News In The Mother City

Sports Presenter

  • Ligwalagwala Fm Senzo’s
  • Ofm Darren Scott
  • Phalaphala Fm Thina “Chittagong” Ramantswana
  • Power 98.7 Thabiso Mosia
  • Umhlobo Wenene Fm Sthembiso Stherra Ngqezana
  • Winner: Power 98.7 Thabiso Mosia

Sports Show


Campus And Community
  • Groot Fm 90.5 #Slatdiesport
  • Hot 91.9 Hot Sport With John Walland
  • Mfm 92.6 Half Time
  • Pukfm 93.6 Pukfm Sport
  • Winner: Hot 91.9 Hot Sport With John Walland

Commercial
  • Heart Fm Feinberg On Football
  • Ligwalagwala Fm Inkundzi Tsematfolweni And Lasuka Lahala
  • Metro Fm The Ultimate Sports Show
  • Ofm Extra Time With Darren Scott
  • Power 98.7 Power 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

  • 702 Aki Anastassiou
  • Kaya Fm Mvangeli Nzuza
  • Kfm 95.4 Zoe Brown
  • Metro Fm Rob Byrne
  • Phalaphala Fm Rendy S
  • Power 98.7 Lebohang Phokela
  • Power 98.7 Jadene Tager
  • Winner: Phalaphala Fm Rendy S

Weekend Radio Show


Campus
  • Pukfm 93.6 International Top 40
  • Pukfm 93.6 Rooiwyn Sondag
  • Pukfm 93.6 The Ultimate Turnup
  • Tuks Fm 107.2 Retro Riffs
  • Uct Radio Top30 Hitlist
  • Voice Of Wits Kwaitokooler Box
  • Winner: Pukfm 93.6 International Top 40

Community
  • Hot 91.9 The Tony Murrell Show
  • Hot 91.9 The Mark Pilgrim Show
  • Hot 91.9 Classic Countdown
  • Pe Fm 87.6 The Breakfast Hub
  • Radio Helderberg 93.6 Fm Laid Back Sunday
  • Winner: Hot 91.9 The Tony Murrell Show

Commercial
  • Metro Fm Sunday Soul Therapy
  • Munghana Lonene Switshongo – Top 30
  • Ofm Saturday Express With Wr Van Der Merwe
  • Ofm The Absolute 80’s Radio Show
  • Ofm The Saturday Sport Show
  • Winner: Munghana Lonene Switshongo – Top 30

Station Of The Year


Campus
  • Mfm 92.6
  • Pukfm 93.6
  • Tuks Fm 107.2
  • Uct Radio
  • Voice Of Wits
  • Winner: Pukfm 93.6

Community
  • Alex Fm
  • Groot Fm 90.5
  • Hot 91.9
  • Mix 93.8 Fm
  • Radio Islam
  • Radio Pulpit
  • Winner: Hot 91.9fm

Commercial
  • Algoa Fm
  • East Coast Radio
  • Jacaranda Fm
  • Kaya Fm
  • Metro Fm
  • Ofm
  • Power 98.7
  • Winner: Algoa Fm


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Inductees for the Bright Star and Hall of Fame


For the ‘young ones’ who still have sparkly eyes and bushy tails when it comes to their day job, the Bright Star Award celebrates those 35 years old or younger making a mark on the industry through their understanding, respect and passion for the medium, either on-air, or behind-the-scenes.



This year, the Liberty Radio Awards Bright Stars are:
  • Aganang FM: Nthabiseng Motlhodi
  • ECR: Jason McCall
  • ECR: Simon Carter
  • Gagasi FM: Langalethu Cele
  • KFM: Carl Wastie
  • Magic 828 AM: Byron McDonald
  • OFM: Lerato Lelia
  • Tru FM: Simamkele Mguga
  • Tuks FM: Quintus Potgieter
  • Tuks FM: Layla Welch
  • Umhlobo Wenene FM: Zukiswa Mqumbisa
The bursary award went to Adadume Mgadlela.

On the other end of the experience scale, the Hall of Fame recognises persons who have been in the industry for over 15 years, either still in the business, or since retired, who have left a positive legacy.



This year, the Liberty Radio Awards Hall of Fame inducts the following:
  • Dave Tiltmann
  • Dudu "Lady D" Khoza
  • Haider Ali Dhorat
  • Kevin Savage
  • Lloyd Madurai
  • Mel Gahler
  • Phumzile Mnci
  • Thuso Motaung
  • Wilson B Nkosi
  • Zweli Nokhatywa

Watch out for the Sunday Times’ winners’ page tomorrow, 15 April and the Financial Mail Redzone Radio Feature on 11 May.

You can also follow #LibertyRadioAwards on Twitter or Facebook for the latest updates.

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