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All The Radio Awards 2021 winners!

The winners of the 11th edition of The Radio Awards were announced on Friday 30 July 2021, in an online awards ceremony hosted by comedian Loyiso Madinga. A total of 80 winners were celebrated across 30 categories.
All The Radio Awards 2021 winners!

The prestigious Station of the Year awards went to Jacaranda FM (Commercial), Lotus FM (Public Broadcast Service), Hot 91.9FM (Community), and Tuks FM 107.2 (Campus).

This is the first year that Lotus FM has won the Station of the Year (SoTY) award, claiming five wins across various PBS categories. Similarly, five wins across the Commercial categories saw Jacaranda FM win its second SoTY award. Tuks FM 107.2 celebrated its seventh SoTY award in the Campus category, while Hot 91.9FM took home a fifth consecutive SoTY award in the Community radio category.

“In a year that has been marked by tremendous upheaval because of the Covid-19 pandemic, and where innovation and a can-do attitude has been a prerequisite for success, it’s been incredible to see how radio has brought communities together and kept them engaged. The on-going support and participation by radio stations in The Radio Awards has been overwhelming, and we congratulate all the winners and finalists who have played such an important part in keeping the nation informed and entertained with high-quality broadcasting,” says Taryn Westoby, Head of Arena Events which manages The Radio Awards.

Station of the Year winners were determined by the number of times they appeared as a finalist across all general categories of The Radio Awards, for the broadcast period of 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020. Each of the finalists submitted a further motivation which spoke to the station’s innovation, audience growth, community outreach, general achievements, as well as their “x-factor”. This motivation was then scored by The Radio Awards advisory panel. This score accounted for the first half of a station’s final score, and the second half of the final score was determined by a station’s success in the other categories.

Annelu Le Roux, Delucia Daniels, and J SBU were announced as Bright Star inductees, while Alfie Jay, Brenda Sisane, Lance Rothschild and Mark Pilgrim were inducted into the Hall of Fame for their indelible contributions to radio for more than thirty years.

In the two listener’s choice categories, the My Station Most Votes Award went to Pretoria FM, which received the most online votes from the listening public. Pretoria FM previously received the award in 2015. The My Station Loyal Listeners Award went to Hot 91.9 FM for receiving the most public votes as a ratio against its RAMS figures. This is the third My Station Loyal Listeners award for Hot 91.9 FM, following wins in 2018 and 2020.

The recipient of The Radio Awards Bursary Award is Thulani Mashiya.

“We would like to thank the members of The Radio Awards advisory board, members of the NAB, our adjudication panel of esteemed radio professionals, the listening public, and auditors BDO for their commitment to ensuring the radio industry is acknowledged for the hard work it does,” concludes Westoby.

Here are all the 2021 winners:

Station of The Year

  • Campus: Tuks FM 107.2
  • Community: Hot 91.9FM
  • PBS: Lotus FM
  • Commercial: Jacaranda FM

AFTERNOON DRIVE PRESENTER
CAMPUS
STATIONPRESENTER
UJFM 95.4BOLELE POLISA
COMMUNITY
STATIONPRESENTER
GROOTFM 90.5RUBEN DELMAGE
PBS
STATIONPRESENTER
MOTSWEDING FMLUCKY LTK KOMANISI
COMMERCIAL
STATIONPRESENTER
RADIO 702JOHN PERLMAN
AFTERNOON DRIVE SHOW
CAMPUS
STATIONSHOW
UJFM 95.4UJFM DRIVE
COMMUNITY
STATIONSHOW
RADIO HELDERBERG 93.6FMCRUISE CONTROL
PBS
STATIONSHOW
IKWEKWEZI FMAMATHUNZI ANABILE AFTERNOON DRIVE SHOW(AAADS)
COMMERCIAL
STATIONSHOW
JACARANDA FMTHE SCENIC DRIVE WITH RIAN
BREAKFAST SHOW PRESENTER
CAMPUS
STATIONPRESENTER
PUKFM 93.6CHARONIKE NEL
COMMUNITY
STATIONPRESENTER
HOT 91.9FMJEREMY MANSFIELD
PBS
STATIONPRESENTER
LOTUS FMO'NEIL NAIR
COMMERCIAL
STATIONPRESENTER
947ANELE MDODA
BREAKFAST SHOW
CAMPUS
STATIONSHOW
UJFM 95.4UJFM BREAKFAST WITH NICK EXPLICIT
COMMUNITY
STATIONSHOW
HOT 91.9FMMANSFIELD IN THE MORNING
PBS
STATIONSHOW
RADIO 2000THE TAKE OFF
COMMERCIAL
STATIONSHOW
JACARANDA FMBREAKFAST WITH MARTIN BESTER
BEST INTERNET RADIO SHOW
COMBINED
STATIONSHOW
EAST COAST GOLDDAMON BEARD ON EAST COAST GOLD
BUSINESS AND FINANCE SHOW
COMBINED
STATIONSHOW
TUKS FM 107.2THE BLACK UMBRELLAS BUSINESS SHOW
COMMUNITY PROJECT
CAMPUS
STATIONPROJECT
TUKS FM 107.2MENTAL MATTERS
COMMUNITY
STATIONPROJECT
HOT 91.9FMHOT 91.9FM TEDDYTHON
PBS
STATIONSHOW/PROJECT
LOTUS FMTHE BREAKFAST EXPRESS
COMMERCIAL
STATIONPROJECT
JACARANDA FMGOOD MORNING ANGELS - BREAKFAST WITH MARTIN BESTER
CONTENT PRODUCER
CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY COMBINED
STATIONSHOW
VOICE OF WITS FMTHE COVID REPORT
PBS
STATIONSHOW
LOTUS FMTHE BREAKFAST EXPRESS
COMMERCIAL
STATIONSHOW
JACARANDA FMBREAKFAST WITH MARTIN BESTER
DAYTIME SHOW
CAMPUS
STATIONSHOW
VOICE OF WITS FMTHAT LUNCH SHOW
COMMUNITY
STATIONSHOW
HOT 91.9FMTHE MARK PILGRIM SHOW
PBS
STATIONSHOW
UMHLOBO WENENE FMSJL (SIJIK'ILANGA)
COMMERCIAL
STATIONSHOW
EAST COAST RADIOVIC NAIDOO ON EAST COAST RADIO
DRAMA PROGRAMME
COMBINED
STATIONSHOW
RSGBLOEDMAAN
FIELD NEWS REPORTER
COMBINED
STATIONREPORTER
EYEWITNESS NEWSSPECIAL ANTI-ROBBERY SQUAD FIELD REPORTER - VERONICA MAKHOALI
MULTI-CHANNEL PROMOTION
COMBINED
STATIONCAMPAIGN
TUKS FM 107.2TUKS FM SENDS A DREAM TO SPACE.
MUSIC SHOW
CAMPUS
STATIONSHOW
TUKS FM 107.2TUKS FM HOUSE CULTURE
COMMUNITY
STATIONSHOW
PHELI FMEZODUMO
PBS
STATIONSHOW
RADIO 2000BETTER TOGETHER
COMMERCIAL
STATIONSHOW
947947 TOP 40
NEWS AND ACTUALITY SHOW
CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY COMBINED
STATIONSHOW
VOICE OF WITS FMITALK YOUTH
PBS
STATIONSHOW
SAFMSAFM FACTS OF FAITH
COMMERCIAL
STATIONSHOW
GAGASI FMINDABA WITH ALEX
NEWS BULLETIN READER
CAMPUS
STATIONNEWSREADER
MADIBAZ RADIOBULELANI NONYUKELA
COMMUNITY
STATIONNEWSREADER
HOT 91.9FMRAGANI ARCHERY
PBS
STATIONNEWSREADER
MOTSWEDING FMDIMAKATSO MOTAUNG
COMMERCIAL
STATIONNEWSREADER
947THEMBEKILE MROTOTO
NIGHT-TIME SHOW
CAMPUS
STATIONSHOW
VOICE OF WITS FMRECRUITMENT AGENCY
COMMUNITY
STATIONSHOW
RADIO HELDERBERG 93.6FMWEEKNIGHTS WITH LINDI
PBS
STATIONSHOW
SAFMSAFM FACTS OF FAITH
COMMERCIAL
STATIONSHOW
GAGASI FMINDABA LIFESTYLE
PODCAST
COMBINED
STATIONSHOW
HOT 91.9FMMANSFIELD IN THE MORNING
PROMOTIONS STUNT/EVENT
CAMPUS
STATIONCAMPAIGN
TUKS FM 107.2TUKS FM'S GLOBAL NETWORK OUTREACH PROGRAM.
COMMUNITY
STATIONCAMPAIGN
PRETORIA FMKLANKKOERANT BYLAAG
RADIO TYGERBERG 104FMJERUSALEMA DANCE AND BIRTHDAY
PBS
STATIONCAMPAIGN
UKHOZI FMUKHOZI 60 YEAR CELEBRATION
COMMERCIAL
STATIONCAMPAIGN
ALGOA FMALGOA FM GREAT DEAL PROMOTION
RADIO DOCUMENTARY
COMBINED
STATIONSHOW
RADIO 702INSIDE EWN
RADIO INNOVATION
COMBINED
STATIONSHOW
CAPETALK 567BIG BREAKFAST BROADCAST WITH REFILWE MOLOTO
SPORTS PRESENTER
COMBINED
STATIONPRESENTER
LOTUS FMO'NEIL NAIR
SPORTS SHOW
CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY
STATIONSHOW
HOT 91.9FMHOT SPORT
PBS
STATIONSHOW
RADIO 2000THE TOUCHLINE WITH ROMY TITUS
COMMERCIAL
STATIONSHOW
METRO FMMARAWA SPORTS WORLDWIDE

Station Imaging

  • Campus and Community Station: Inanda 88.4 FM
  • PBS Station: Lesedi FM
  • Commercial Station: Metro FM

TRAFFIC PRESENTER
COMBINED
STATIONPRESENTER
GAGASI FMCLARISSA MFEKA
WEEKEND RADIO SHOW
CAMPUS
STATIONSHOW
VOICE OF WITS FMTHE GLOBAL LOVE EXPERIENCE
COMMUNITY
STATIONSHOW
HOT 91.9FMSATURDAY BREAKFAST WITH ROB VEGA
PBS
STATIONSHOW
LOTUS FMBOLLYWOOD BILLBOARD
COMMERCIAL
STATIONSHOW
JACARANDA FMWEEKENDS WITH KENZY


MY STATION
MOST VOTES: PRETORIA FM
MOST LOYAL: HOT 91.9FM

Bright Star Inductees

  • Annelu Le Roux
  • Delucia Daniels
  • JSBU

Hall of Fame Inductees

  • Alfier Jay
  • Brenda Sisane
  • Lance Rothschild
  • Mark Pilgrim

Station Managers Choice: Siyethemba Shozi
Bursary Award: Thulani Mashiya

To view the complete list of 2021 winners, go to www.radioawards.co.za
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