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The Radio Awards announces finalists for special categories

The Radio Awards has announced the listener's choice finalists in the My Station category, along with the Bright Star and Hall of Fame inductees and the Station Manager's Choice finalists for 2020...
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The Bright Stars, Hall of Fame and Station Managers Choice categories have been voted for by The Radio Awards advisory panel consisting of 10 members including a representative from the NAB, and the results reviewed by BDO South Africa, the newly appointed auditors for The Radio Awards.

The Radio Awards announces 2020 finalists

Station of the Year finalists, as well as finalists in the general categories of the Radio Awards 2020, have been announced...

18 Mar 2020


My Station


The My Station category of The Radio Awards allowed listeners to support their favourite South African radio station by voting for them online. The results of the voting determined the finalists in two sections of the category.

My Station Most Votes are those stations who received the highest number of online votes. My Station Most Loyal Listeners are calculated as those stations with the most votes as a ratio against their RAMS figures. Finalists below are listed in alphabetical order:

My Station - Most Votes
Hot 91.9 FM
Ligwalagwala FM
LM Radio
Radio Khwezi
YFM

My Station - Most Loyal Listeners
Hot 91.9 FM
KFM
LM Radio
Tut FM
Vow FM

The lucky listener to win the My Station cash prize of R40,000 for voting for their favourite station online is Prince Vilakazi from Mpumalanga who voted for Ligwalagwala FM.

Bright Stars


Candidates for induction into the Bright Stars Club are 26 years or younger and work either on-air or behind the scenes to make their mark on the industry. The award aims to recognise individuals with an intrinsic understanding and love for the medium, with a respect for its past, but also with great ideas about its future.

Congratulations to the following Bright Stars award recipients for 2020:

NameStation
Alex WhiteRX Radio
Christopher BaloyiKaya Fm
Makhosandile MpunziTrufm
Mienke Van RooyenOFM
Siya MothaVoice of Wits
Thabang MalulekeKaya Fm
Wayne BoonzaaierRX Radio

The lucky listener to win the My Station cash prize of R40,000 for voting for their favourite station online is Prince Vilakazi from Mpumalanga who voted for Ligwalagwala FM.

Bright Stars


Candidates for induction into the Bright Stars Club are 26 years or younger and work either on-air or behind the scenes to make their mark on the industry. The award aims to recognise individuals with an intrinsic understanding and love for the medium, with a respect for its past, but also with great ideas about its future.

Congratulations to the following Bright Stars award recipients for 2020:

NameStation
Alex WhiteRX Radio
Christopher BaloyiKaya FM
Makhosandile MpunziTruFM
Mienke Van RooyenOFM
Siya MothaVoice of Wits
Thabang MalulekeKaya FM
Wayne BoonzaaierRX Radio

Hall of Fame


Whether they’ve been on-air or in management, the Hall of Fame inductees are selected from a group of individuals who are revered by the industry and have left an indelible contribution to radio over the past thirty years. Congratulations to the inductees into the Hall of Fame for 2020:

Name
Brian Oxley
Gabriel Urgoiti
Neil Johnson
Peter Wise
Rev. Prince Zulu

Station Manager’s Choice


Finalists for the inaugural Station Manager’s Choice Award were nominated by their respective station managers. The Station Manager’s Choice award recognises those individuals who work behind-the-scenes – the unsung heroes who are not on air. This year’s finalists are as follows (in alphabetical order):

NameStation
Tshwarelo Tshegofatso LesenyegoAganang Community Radio Station
Marika De JonghOFM
Linda Van SchalkwykPretoria FM

In light of the Government's declared state of disaster and the collective national efforts to combat the spread of coronavirus/Covid-19, The Radio Awards gala dinner which was initially scheduled to take place in Sandton on 18 April will be replaced with an online winners announcement to be aired via digital channels on Friday, 17 April at 14h00.

To be part of the online streaming event, sign-up here to add it to your calendar and receive the event reminder. Further information regarding the online announcement platform will be shared in due course.

To view the full list of finalists for The Radio Awards 2020, click here.
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