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Liberty Radio Awards announces nominees for 2017

The Liberty Radio Awards has announced this year's finalists. The winners of each category will be announced at the Awards Gala Banquet at the Sandton Convention Centre on 22 April.
The adjudication process saw a panel of 65 judges review and evaluate more than 1,600 hours of audio entries received from over 110 radio stations. The adjudication results of which have been reviewed by chartered accountancy firm Mazars.

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“We congratulate the nominees and look forward to celebrating excellence in a few weeks’ time when the winners are finally announced. It being the first year that we’re involved with the Radio Awards, we are happy with the results thus far. The overwhelming response following the call to entry, to the quality of the submissions, and the industry’s genuine excitement about the Awards, we’re proud to be the title sponsor of the Liberty Radio Awards,” says Sydney Mbhele, CMO of Liberty Group.

“For the past 60 years, Liberty has built a legacy of changing the realities of millions of South Africans and pioneering financial freedom for them. We hope that by using South Africa’s most ubiquitous medium, we can continue to share knowledge for social transformation in the country.”

CEO of the Liberty Radio Awards, Lance Rothschild says, “It really is gratifying to have access to the expertise of many seasoned radio experts who so generously gave of their time to adjudicate the entries. I am quite confident that the best of the entries rose to the top in each of the categories and that they will motivate and inspire the industry to keep on improving their programming and content to ensure that listeners remain committed to their respective stations, and almost more importantly, to the medium of radio.”

From the onset, the Liberty Radio Awards was designed to acknowledge the talent and innovation in the radio broadcasting space, with the underlying intent to maintain and elevate the quality. The panel of adjudicators have identified this during their reviews, and one of the adjudicators shared the following feedback: “It’s been a superb journey adjudicating my bit for the radio awards. I don’t think I had this much fun in a long while. I enjoyed listening to the vast number of SA Radio stations and learning about the potential talent and future on-air voices. Trust me, I will keep an ear out for them. What fascinates me most are the number of young South Africans who have a passion for radio. It’s also quite comforting to know that South Africans have a wonderful relationship with radio – the kind of relationship that will never wane. Radio’s reach and 'friend-appeal' makes it such an apt, immediate medium for the SA market. Lots of potential here and a bright future.”

Congratulations to all the finalists. The organisers say these entries are amongst the best of the best. They thank all those who entered and encourage those who didn’t make it through to continue to raise the standard of radio to ensure a bright future for the industry.

Click here for a list of the finalists.

FINALISTS


AFTERNOON DRIVE PRESENTER
STATIONTITLE
Campus
MFM 92.6Cher
PUKfm 93.6Niel Koegelenberg
Tshwane FMGiven
UJFMNthle Matlatsi
VOW FMDJ Keyez
Commercial
5FMRoger Goode
Algoa FMWayne Hart
Jacaranda FMMartin Bester
OFMMartin van der Merwe
POWER FMThabiso Thema
Community
Barberton Community Radio (BCR FM )DJ Dops
GROOTfm 90.5Ruben Delmage
Hot 91.9Simon Parkinson
Radio IslamYusuf Moosagie
Voice of the CapeShafiq Morton
PBS
IKwekwezi FMBongani Mahlangu
LigwalagwalafmDumisa “DJ Shabbisto” Mavuso
LotusFMByron Oliver David
Motsweding FMLucky Komanisi
 
AFTERNOON DRIVE SHOW
Campus
MFM 92.6MFM Afternoon Drive Show Entry
PUKfm 93.6PUKfm Drive Show
Tshwane FMCapCity Drive
UCT RadioThe Weekend Drive
VOW FMThe Lift Club
Commercial
5FMThe Roger Goode Show
CapeTalkThe John Maytham Show
Jacaranda FMThe Martin Bester Drive Show (MBD)
OFMAfternoon Delight
POWER FMPOWER Drive
YfmThe Best Drive
Community
GROOTfm 90.5#SlatDiePad
Hot 91.9The Big Joburg Drive
Radio IslamYour World Today
Radio PulpitSpektrum
Tygerberg104FMVuurvas
PBS
IKwekwezi FMAmathunzi Anabile Afternoon Drive Show
Lesedi fmAfternoon Drive Show
LotusFMDesi Drive
Motsweding FMAfternoon Drivetime
trufmtru Afternoon
 
BREAKFAST PRESENTER
Campus
PUKfm 93.6Annelu le Roux
Tuks FMDuane van Wyk
UJFM 95.4AB DaCosta
Commercial
Algoa FMDaron Mann
JacarandaFMRian van Heerden
Kaya FMBob Mabena
KFMRyan O'Connor
Magic 828 AM Cape TownGuy McDonald
OFMMartin van der Merwe
Community
Emalahleni fmTshireletso Phasha
Hot 91.9 FMDarren Scott
Mix 93.8Tony Blewitt
Radio Cape PulpitBrad Kirsten
Radio Islam MW 1548Suhaib Lasanya
PBS
Ligwalagwala FMDumi Simelane-Madumane
THOBELA FMNkgadimeng Kekana
THOBELA FMSebasa Mogale
 
BREAKFAST SHOW
Campus
MFM 92.6MFM Campus Breakfast Show
PUKfm 93.6Big Bang Breakfast
Tshwane FMCapital Breakfast
UJFMUJFM Breakfast
VOW FMThe Mainswitch
Community
Hot 91.9 FMJoburgs Hottest Breakfast Show
Mix 93.8Breakfast with Blewitt
Radio Islam MW 1548Sabaahul Muslim
Zibonele FMIltiha Lakho
Commercial
5FMFresh@5
Algoa FMThe Daron Mann Breakfast Show
CapeTalkBreakfast on CapeTalk
JacarandaFMThe Complimentary Breakfast
POWER FMPOWER Breakfast
PBS
Ukhozi FmVuka Mzansi Breakfast Show
Umhlobo Wenene FMBEE Breakfast Eyondlayo Ekseni
Ligwalagwala FMKusile Mzansi
RADIO 2000Planet Haaibo
Radio 2000TRIBE- Weekend Breakfast
 
BUSINESS AND FINANCE SHOW (Combined Category)
Business and Finance Show – All Combined
702 and Cape TalkMoney Show
POWER 98.7POWER Business
Umhlobo Wenene FMEzorhwebo Nezimali
KayaFMMy Money and Me
VOW FMBusiness Buzz
Vuma 103 FMMind Your Business
 
COMMUNITY PROJECT
Campus and Community Combined
GrootfmBaadjie vir `n maatjie
Hot 91.9 FMA House In 67 Minutes In Honour of Madiba
MFM 92.6Safety Campaign
MFM 92.6MFM Summer School
Soshanguve Community RadioSoshafm Community Projects
Commercial
947947 gets Baby Caylum to Boston
Algoa FMThe Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer
CapeTalkFire Relief Fund
East Coast RadioDamon Beard - The Big Favour
JacarandaFMProject Water Drop
JacarandaFMGood Morning Angels
Smile 90.4FMBreakfast for Beds - on Smile Breakfast with Bobby and Lindy
PBS
Ligwalagwala FMMasakhane
SABC / MOTSWEDING FM24/7 CHOMZA PLACE
THOBELA FMEX-CONVICTS EMPOWERMENT
Thobela FMMoshate Documentary
Thobela fmSchool Motivational Drive
 
CONTENT PRODUCER
Campus and Community Combined
Hot 91.9 FMJohn Walland
Hot 91.9 FMWilliam Scott
Mix 93.8 FMHein Kaiser
Radio IslamHesley Harmse
UJFM 95.4AB DaCosta
Commercial
Jacaranda FMDenise Rapitsi
Kaya FM 95.9Ncebakazi Manzi
Kaya FM 95.9Masego Tlhakanye
POWER FMPOWER Update – Neo Leeuw
POWER FMPOWER Talk – Mavo Kuselo
PBS
Ligwalagwala FMSfiso Malisa
Lotus FMYashika Ramautar
Ukhozi FmHlengiwe Mbatha
Umhlobo WenenePastor Pastor
Umhlobo Wenene FMMpumelelo Mali
 
DAYTIME SHOW
Campus
MFM 92.6Lunch with Sethu
MFM 92.6AM 2 PM
PUKfm 93.6PUKfm International Top 40
Tshwane FMRoom 912
Tuks FMTravel Platform
Commercial
5FMThe Forbes & Fix Show
Algoa FMThe Algoa FM Top 30 With Wayne Hart
KFMThe Switch with Carl Wastie
KFMWhat's Up at Work
POWER FMPOWER Talk
Community
101.9 ChaiFMCorruption Busters
GROOTfm 90.5Su-an and so on / Su-an en so aan
Radio Cape Pulpit729 Lifestyle
Radio Pulpit 657 AMSomething Els
Radio Pulpit 657 AMJust for you
PBS
Umhlobo Wenene FMSJL (Sijik' ilanga)
Umhlobo Wenene FMKhanya Gqiyazana
RSGOggend op RSG `The Masai of Tanzania`
Lotus FMMidday Spice
Ligwalagwala FMMid-Morning Show (Tfokomala Nami)
 
DRAMA PROGRAMME
Combined All
CAPRICORN FMMakarapa City
Gagasi FMThe Golden Circle
RSGBloedlyn
SABC / UMHLOBO WENENE FM24/7 CHOMZA PLACE
SAfmThe Saturday Play: Beatty And Billie
 
FIELD NEWS REPORTER
Combined All
EWNThando Khubeka
Jacaranda FMMaryke Vermaak
Kaya FMNomsa Zwane
KayaFM95.9Tunicia Phillips
Pretoria FMEsmarie Pretorius
VOW FMSwankie Mafoko
 
MULTI-CHANNEL PROMOTION
Combined All
5FMThe Forbes & Fix Show
Algoa FMLaunching the Algoa FM App
KayaFMThe Walker Wager (Brandhouse) in association with Kaya FM; RadioHeads
KFMSamsung Unlock the Box on KFM
KFM#KFMSpurBirthdays
Primedia BroadcastingHistory for the Future: TRC Reflections
Radio Pulpit 657AMIt's AM not FM!
 
MUSIC SHOW
Campus
MFM 92.6The MFM Top 40
PUKfm 93.6RooiwynSondag
PUKfm 93.6GatskopMaandag
UCT RadioMusic Specialist
VOW FMThe Kwaito KoolerBox
Commercial
5FM5FM Charts
Algoa FMThe Algoa FM Top 30 With Wayne Hart
Kaya FMThe World Show
KFM and 947 (simulcast across both stations)The Coca-Cola Top40SA
POWER FMSoul POWER
Community
GrootfmDie Tydmasjien
GrootfmiTunes Show
Hot 91.9 FMThe Best Music In The World Ever
Mix 93.8 FMDerek The Bandit
ONE FM 94.0The Not So Regular Music Show
Radio KhweziThe Night Time Crew with Saziso Dlamini
PBS
Lotus FMBollywood Billboard
Radio 2000Top 30 Countdown
SAfmThe Mash Up
Thobela fmTop 20
Umhlobo Wenene FMIkwayala Eziphambili
 
NEWS AND ACTUALITY SHOW
Campus and Community Combined
Inanda 88.4 FMIzwe Nezalo
Radio KhweziAmabalengwe
Tuks FMTuks FM - News Platform
VOW FMLaw Focus - Militarisation on Campus
Zibonele fmInkqubo-Ndaba yEzabahlali
Commercial
5FM5Talks
Gagasi FMIndaba
Kaya FM 95.9Today with John Perlman
POWER FMPOWER Update
Radio 702/567 Cape TalkThe Midday Report 2016
PBS
Lotus FMWalk the Talk with Alan Khan
Lotus fmNEWSBREAK: AIDS CONFERENCE
Radio 2000Talk on 2000
RSGGekaapte Geboue
SABCBlack students protested against the hair issues at a Model C school In PE
SABC NEWSTragic drowning of children in municipal sewage pit
 
NEWS READER
Campus
MFM 92.6Francois Abrahams
UJFMDominic Majola
UJFMBolele Polisa
UJFM 95.4Zinhle Nako
VOW FMKatleho Sekhotho
Commercial
Jacaranda FMGerda de Sousa
POWER FMAndrea van Wyk
EWNTara Penny
EWNAurelie Kalenga
EWNMasego Rahlaga
Community
Groot FM 90.5Susan Botha
Grootfm 90.5Annelie Bouwer
Hot 91.9fmGladys Sithole
Mix 93.8 FMHelen Desbois
The Voice of the CapeTasneem Adams
VCR 90.6fm StereoLiezel van der Walt
PBS
RSGMartelize Brink
SA fmJwalane Thulo
SAFMNomsa Mdhluli
Umhlobo WeneneDikeledi Mbanga
Umhlobo Wenene FMThandile Skeyi
Umhlobo Wenene fmBukiwe Zide
 
NIGHT-TIME SHOW
Campus
PUKfm 93.6GatskopMaandag
Tuks FMAlt La Femme
UCT RadioThe Chasedown
UJFM 95.4The NightCap
UJFM 95.4The Chill Out Spot
Commercial
5FM5FM Nights
East coast RadioNight Time Show with Danny Guselli
Jacaranda FMHouse Party with Jazzy D
Kaya FMThe World Show
Kaya FMLate Nights with Bridget Masinga
Community
AganangfmThabiso Moate
Groot FM#VanaandMetPieterCloete
Mix 93.8 FMMedia & Marketing
Radio IslamRev It Up
Radio KhweziSakha Isizwe
PBS
Lotus FMWalk the Talk with Alan Khan
Motsweding FMGaabo Motho
Radio 2000Talk on 2000
RSGSeks en Jy
trufmHlalani kum Mna Ndihlale kuni
 
PROMOTIONS STUNT/EVENT
Campus and Community Combined
101.9 ChaiFMChaiFM CHOC Radiothon
GROOTfm 90.5#SKOOLMETDIEBESTEGEES
PUKfm 93.6PUKfm Birthday Week
Radio KhweziIkhwezi liza kuwe
Radio Pulpit 657AMI AM Youth Movement
Commercial
Algoa FMLaunching the Algoa FM App
Algoa FMThe Algoa FM Big Walk for Cancer
CapeTalkFire Relief Fund
JacarandaFM42 Hour Party Marathon
KFMHuawei KDay Bus
PBS
LESEDI FMMakumane Sport Promo
Lotus FMLFM Superfan UK Trip Promotion
Motsweding FMBirthday Countdown
Thobela FMMahlakung Promotion
Ukhozi FMVuka Mzansi Breakfast Show
 
RADIO DOCUMENTARY
Combined All
EWNThrough The Cracks - The Untold Story of Mbuyisa Makhubu
RSGChristopher Kindo: Voete soos vlerke
RSGDie slag van Delville-bos
The Voice of the Cape RadioRamadan: Behind the bars with Pollsmoor’s fasting inmates
VOW FMShelter
 
RADIO INNOVATION
Combined All
5FM & MetroFMSavanna (Distell) #GotApples on MetroFM & 5FM; RadioHeads
all Primedia stationsFace to Face Show
East Coast RadioThe East Coast Radio Fugitive
Good Hope FMFInding the Hype
Jacaranda FMMBD Tour
POWER 98.7Station Innovation
 
SPORTS PRESENTER
Combined All
East Coast RadioSky Tshabalala
Kaya FMSandile van Heerden
METRO FMRobert Marawa
POWER FMThabiso Mosia
RSG radioJody Hendricks
 
SPORTS SHOW
Campus and Community Combined
101.9 ChaiFMTraining session
GROOTfm 90.5GROOT Rugby
Hot 91.9 FMJoburg PM with David O’Sullivan
VOW FMThe Sports Hub
Zibonele FMSport Programme
Commercial
Heart FMFeinberg on Football
Heart FMOn The Couch (OTC)
POWER FMPOWER SportExtra
Radio 702EWN Sport on Afternoon Drive
EWNSports Talk
PBS
Ikwekwezi FMSivukile Breakfast
LESEDI FMMakumane Sport
Ligwalagwala FmChad Le Clos
Munghana Lonene FMTa Mintlangu
Sabc / SAfmDisappointment for Blitzboks in Rio
 
STATION IMAGING
Campus and Community Combined
GrootfmGroot FM Station Imaging
Hot 91.9Station Imaging - Hot 919
Mix 93.8 FMStation Imaging
Tuks FMTuks FM - Station Imaging
UCT RadioStation Imaging
Commercial
East Coast RadioEast Coast Breakfast Imaging
East Coast RadioEast Coast Radio Station Imaging
Good Hope FMOn-Air Imaging
Good Hope FMStation Imaging
POWER FMStation Imaging
PBS
Motsweding FMWomen's History Promo
Motsweding FMAIDS Day Station Promo
Radio 2000Radio 2000
RSGRSG Imaging
Umhlobo Wenene FMImaging
 
TRAFFIC PRESENTER
Combined All
5FMMs Cosmo
702 Talk RadioKarabo Tjale
Hot 91.9fmGladys Sithole
Kaya FMMvangele Nzuza
Kaya FMKgomotso Meso
POWER FMJadene Tager
 
WEEKEND RADIO SHOW
Campus
PUKfm 93.6RooiwynSondag
Tuks FMTuks FM – Top 30 Chart
UCT RadioThe Top 30 Hitlist
UJFM 95.4The Villa
VOW FMThe Full Throttle
Commercial
Algoa FMThe Algoa FM Top 30 With Wayne Hart
Kaya FMThe Art of Sunday
Kaya FMThe World Show
KFM and 947 (simulcast across both stations)The Coca-Cola Top40SA
POWER FMPOWER Buro
Community
Alex FMBigger than Life
Eden fmFyn Trap
Emalahleni FMRaise Your Voice
Hot 91.9 FMThe Best Music In The World Ever
Hot919The Mark Pilgrim Show
Mix 93.8 FMWeekend Breakfast
PBS
Lesedi FmTop 30 with Ba2cada Leine
Motsweding FmKe Moteng
SAfmSAfm Lifestyle Show
SAfmMedia@SAfm
Thobela FMMoshate Documentary
trufmGround Zero
Umhlobo Wenene FMIbuzwa Kwabaphambili
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