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All the 2020 Radio Awards winners announced!

All the winners of the 2020 Radio Awards were announced online by host and comedian Loyiso Madinga on Friday, 17 April 2020.
Comedian Loyiso Madinga, hosting the Awards live from his couch.
Comedian Loyiso Madinga, hosting the Awards live from his couch.

The Radio Awards, now in its tenth year, is the leading recognition platform for celebrating outstanding talent in the South African radio industry.

This year’s Station of the Year Awards went to Kaya 95.9 FM (Commercial), Hot 91.9 FM (Community), Radio 2000 (PBS), and Tuks FM (Campus).

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. 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.

Record number of entries

“Congratulations to all of the finalists, and especially the winners for producing dynamic, captivating radio for the South African listening audience,” says Taryn Westoby, head of Arena Events which manages the Radio Awards.

It’s been a challenging period in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, and making the Radio Awards happen this year – albeit on an online platform – has meant that the tireless work of radio stations around the country can be highlighted at a time when good news is really welcomed.
A record number of entries (more than 2,000) were received from a record number of stations (more than 160) in this year’s edition of the Radio Awards. Entries were adjudicated by a team of 54 judges and reviewed by BDO South Africa, the newly appointed auditors for the Radio Awards.

More than 80 award winners were celebrated across 25 categories. Seven Bright Stars were announced, and five industry stalwarts were inducted into the Hall of Fame, including Brian Oxley, Gabriel Urgoiti, Neil Johnson, Peter Wise and Rev. Prince Zulu.

In the two listener’s choice categories, the My Station Most Votes Award went to Ligwalagwala FM, which received the most online votes from the listening public. 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.

Inaugural Station Manager’s Choice Award

This was also the first year for the Station Manager’s Choice Award – an award recognising the contributions made by behind-the-scenes station employees. The inaugural award was presented to two individuals: Marika de Jongh of OFM, and Linda van Schalkwyk of Pretoria FM.

The recipient of the Radio Awards Bursary Award is Nthapeleng “Tsholo” Moteka.

“This year’s awards would not have happened as successfully without the firm commitment from numerous individuals. We’d like to thank the members of our advisory board, the adjudication panel, BDO South Africa and the NAB for giving of their time to ensure the Radio Awards remain relevant, credible and independent. A high bar has been set for 2021, and we look forward to the year ahead,” concludes Westoby.

Station of the Year
CampusTuks FM 107.2 
CommunityHot 91.9 FM 
PBSRadio 2000 
CommercialKaya FM 95.9 
Bright Star
Alex WhiteRX Radio 
Christopher BaloyiKaya FM 95.9 
Makhosandile MpunziTruFM 
Mienke Van RooyenOFM 
Siya MothaVoice of Wits 
Thabang MalulekeKaya FM 95.9 
Wayne BoonzaaierRX Radio 
Hall of Fame
Brian Oxley  
Gabriel Urgoiti  
Neil Johnson  
Peter Wise  
Rev. Prince Zulu  
Station Managers Choice
OFMMarika De Jongh 
Pretoria FMLinda Van Schalkwyk 
My Station – Most Votes
Ligwalagwla FM  
My Station – Most Loyal Listener
Hot 91.9 FM  
Afternoon Drive Presenter
CampusTuks FM 107.2Nthabeleng Matela
CommunityRadio KhweziSaziso Dlamini
PBSMotsweding FMLucky "LTK" Komanisi
Commercial947Thato 'DJ Fresh' Sikwane
Afternoon Drive Show
CampusPukFM 93.6PukFM Drive
CommunityGrootFM 90.5#Slatdiepad
PBSLesedi FMRea Kubeletsa Afternoon Drive Show
CommercialCapeTalk 567 AMAfternoon Drive With John Maytham
Breakfast Show Presenter
CampusMFM 92.6Nicholas Archibald
CommunityHot 91.9 FMJeremy Mansfield
PBSLotus FMO'neil Nair
CommercialKFM 94.5Darren Simpson
Breakfast Show
CampusTuks FM 107.2The Tuks FM Breakfast Show
CommunityHot 91.9 FMMansfield in the Morning
PBSMotsweding FMDi Rage
CommercialJacaranda FMBreakfast with Martin Bester
Best Internet Radio Show
CombinedEast Coast GoldThe More Music Breakfast Show
Business And Finance Show
CombinedCapeTalk & 702The Money Show
Community Project
CampusTuks FM 107.2Tuks FM's See the Sounds - A Radio Broadcast for the Deaf
CommunityNqubeko FMAfrica Day Event
PBSThobela FMDitlalemeso
CommercialJacaranda FMGood Morning Angels - Hearts of Hope
Content Producer
Campus and Community CombinedHot 91.9 FMMansfield In the Morning: William Scott and Sam Cowen
PBSRadio 2000The Touchline Show: Timmy T Maranda
CommercialKFM 94.5KFM Mornings with Darren, Sherlin And Sibs: Jeanne Michel, Brad O'regan And Rameez Khan
Daytime Show
CampusPukFM 93.6International Top 40
CommunityGroot FM 90.5Kom ons praat daaroor (Let's talk about it)
PBSRadio 2000Kings And Queens
CommercialMetro FMLunch with Thomas & Pearl
Drama Programme
CombinedKFM 94.5KFM Mornings with Darren, Sherlin And Sibs
Field News Reporter
CombinedKaya FM 95.9Gavin Emmanuel
Multi-Channel Promotion
CombinedSmile 90.4FMThe Smile 90.4fm Two Million Rand Competition
Music Show
CampusTuks FM 107.2The Tuks FM Top 40
CommunityGroot FM 90.5Gister se Grotes
PBSTruFMTruFM Top 30
CommercialKFM 94.5The Coke Top40 Sa With Carl Wastie
News and Actuality Show
Campus and Community CombinedGroot FM 90.5Reg of Verkeerd
PBSRSGSutherland Droogte - Monitor
CommercialKaya FM 95.9Today with John Perlman
News Bulletin Reader
CampusVoice of WitsLindiwe Mpanza
CommunityHot 91.9 FMNobuhle Nkhoma
PBSSaFMJwalane Thulo
CommercialMetro FMRelebogile Mabotja
Night-Time Show
CampusPukFM 93.6Local Top 30
CommunityRadio KhweziSakha Isizwe
PBSUmhlobo Wenene FMUmxholo Kumhlobo
CommercialEast Coast RadioThe Damon Beard Show
CombinedKaya FM 95.925 Years of Democracy
Promotions Stunt/Event
CampusTuks FM 107.2Tuks FM's See the Sounds - A Radio Broadcast for the Deaf
CommunityHot 91.9 FMHot 91.9fm Teddython
PBSThobela FMMoswa Le Bokamoso
CommercialKaya FM 95.9The B Side
Radio Documentary
CombinedPower 98.7‘Justice Before We Die’
Radio Innovation
CombinedKFM 94.5Big September
Sports Presenter
CombinedHeart FMNick Feinberg
Sports Show
Campus and CommunityHot 91.9 FMHot Sport
PBSRadio 2000The Touchline Show
CommercialEast Coast RadioRugby World Cup Updates With G-Dog
Station Imaging
Campus and CommunityUJFM 
PBSRadio 2000 
CommercialKaya FM 95.9 
Traffic Presenter
CombinedYFMJessica Bouverie
Weekend Radio Show
CampusUCT RadioTop 30
CommunityHot 91.9 FMThe Classic Countdown with Kevin Savage
PBSRadio 2000The Weekend Favour
CommercialKFM 94.5The Coke Top40 SA With Carl Wastie

In case you missed it, you can watch the online awards ceremony here:

Business Day TV on DStv 412 will also re-broadcast the ceremony on television this Saturday and Sunday at 4 and 9pm on both days.

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