Celebrating Radio Excellence!

 

The adjudication process for the 2018 Liberty Radio Awards has been concluded.  The adjudication panel has sorted through the entries, allocated scores that have been further verified by Mazars, a Chartered Accounting firm, and the finalists for the various categories have been decided.

 

“The total audio of the entries, if played continuously, would amount to more than one week of non-stop listening,” says Lance Rothschild, CEO of the Liberty Radio Awards. “We are really grateful to the panel of adjudicators who gave their time and expertise freely towards this process of determining who is making the best radio in South Africa. I am confident that the results emanating from the adjudication process will show that the best of the entries rose to the top in each of the categories. It is my fervent hope that these awards continue to motivate and inspire the radio industry to continue raising the bar, setting ever higher standards that will keep listeners fulfilled through compelling programming. This in turn will secure the future of radio as a vital source of entertainment, education and information for years to come.”

 

Amongst the very positive feedback from members of the panel, was the following:

“Thanks for the opportunity. Judging Liberty Radio awards is a great honour, knowing the fact that these awards are well-recognised throughout the country.”

 

“We wish to congratulate all the category finalists.” says Rothschild. “Achieving finalist status earmarks you amongst the best-of-the-best. We’re grateful to all those who submitted entries into this year’s program and we encourage those who didn’t make it to finalist status to strive to raise the standard of radio to ensure a bright future for the industry.”

 

Killy Bacela, Divisional Director of Group Brand & Marketing at Liberty, says: “We congratulate the finalists and look forward to celebrating those who strive to make compelling radio; those who keep knowledge at close reach and those who continue to elevate the standards on what real, credible news and stories should be. Through our commitment to the Liberty Radio Awards, we hope to meaningfully contribute to the progression of the industry by applauding and rewarding those who continue to raise the bar through storytelling and entertainment.”

 

Congratulations to all the finalists, the winners will be announced and celebrated at the Sandton Convention Centre on Saturday 14th April.

 

Here is a comprehensive list of the finalists in order of category, and sorted in alphabetical order by station name:

 

AFTERNOON DRIVE PRESENTER

Afternoon Drive Presenter - Campus

STATION

PRESENTER

PUK FM 93.6

Niel Koegelenberg

TSHWANE FM

Katlego Monama

TUKS FM 107.2

Sila Odhuno

UCT Radio

Naushaad Maharaj

VOICE OF WITS

DJ KEYEZ

 

Afternoon Drive Presenter - Community

STATION

PRESENTER

HOT 91.9

Simon Parkinson

LINK FM

Gary Gerber

MKHONDO COMMUNITY RADIO

Blessing Mhlope

PRETORIA FM

Sarina Frauenstein

RADIO PULPIT

Johann Els

 

Afternoon Drive Presenter - Commercial

STATION

PRESENTER

EAST COAST RADIO

Bongani Mtolo

GAGASI FM

Sphesihle (SPHectacula) Ngwenya

KFM 94.5

Carl Wastie

OFM

Darren Scott

POWER 98.7

Thabo Mdluli

 

AFTERNOON DRIVE SHOW

 

Afternoon Drive Show - Campus

STATION

TITLE

PUK FM 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

 

Afternoon Drive Show - Community

STATION

TITLE

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

 

Afternoon Drive Show – Commercial

STATION

TITLE

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

 

BREAKFAST PRESENTER

 

Breakfast Presenter – Campus

STATION

PRESENTER

TSHWANE FM

Lerato Maila

TUKS FM 107.2

Nicholas Lawrence

TUKS FM 107.2

Nathi Dlhamini

UCT Radio

Sole Moerane

UJFM

Nick Explicit

 

Breakfast Presenter – Community

STATION

PRESENTER

HOT 91.9

Sasha Martinengo

MIX 93.8

Tony Blewitt

RADIO CAPE PULPIT

Brad Kirsten

RADIO ISLAM

Sulaimaan Ravat

RADIO TODAY

Tom London

 

Breakfast Presenter – Commercial

STATION

PRESENTER

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

 

BREAKFAST SHOW

 

Breakfast Show – Campus

STATION

TITLE

KOVSIE FM

Breakfast Run

PUK FM 93.6

Big Bang Breakfast

RHODES MUSIC RADIO

Wake Up Call

TUKS FM 107.2

The Wake Up

UJFM

UJFM Breakfast

 

Breakfast Show – Community

STATION

TITLE

EAST RAND STEREO 93.9 FM

Mars Music Morning Drive

EMALAHLENI FM

The Urban Rush

HOT 91.9

Joburgs Hottest Breakfast Show

NQUBEKO COMMUNITY RADIO

Hlalanathi Breakfast Show

RADIO PULPIT

Daybreak

RADIO TODAY

Tom London Breakfast

 

 

 

 

Breakfast Show - Commercial

STATION

TITLE

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 FM

Good to Go Morning Drive

 

BUSINESS AND FINANCE SHOW

 

Business and Finance Show

STATION

PRESENTER

TITLE

702 and CAPE TALK

Bruce Whitfield

The Money Show

KAYA FM

Gugulethu Cele

Kaya Bizz

KAYA FM

Thuli Magubane

My Money and Me with Thuli Magubane

MIX 93.8 FM

Tumisang Ndlovu

Money Talk with Tumisang Ndlovu

POWER 98.7

Ayabanga Cawe

POWER Hour

VOICE OF WITS

Mudiwa Gavaza and Onke Seremo

The Business Buzz

 

COMMUNITY PROJECT

 

Community Project – Campus, Community Combined

STATION

TITLE

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

 

Community Project - Commercial

STATION

TITLE

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

 

CONTENT PRODUCER

 

Content Producer – Campus Community Combined

STATION

PRODUCER

SHOW TITLE

ALEX FM

Juju Senyatsi

The Real Deal

ALEX FM

Moribego Madubanya

The Kingsway

HOT 91.9

William Scott

Joburgs Hottest Breakfast

HOT 91.9

John Walland

Hot Sport

RADIO PULPIT

Steven Botes

Something Els

VOICE OF WITS

DJ KEYEZ

The Lift Club

 

Content Producer – Commercial

STATION

PRODUCER

SHOW TITLE

CAPE TALK

Elliott Sylvester

Weekend Breakfast with Africa Melane

GAGASI FM

Mfundo Mabaso

Indaba

GAGASI FM

Sbongiseni “Keys” Mkhize

The Kings Drive

POWER 98.7

Bongekile Skosana

POWER Perspective

UMHLOBO WENENE FM

Nomond Vakalisa

Lelika Yehova Ihlbathi

UMHLOBO WENENE FM

Elvis Mali

Usagoduka Na?

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAYTIME SHOW

 

Daytime Show – Campus

STATION

TITLE

MFM 92.6

Lunch on MFM

MFM 92.6

AM2PM

PUK FM 93.6

PUKFM Lunch

PUK FM 93.6

International Top 40

UJFM

Ego Trip

 

Daytime Show – Community

STATION

TITLE

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

RADIO CAPE PULPIT

Leefstyl

 

Daytime Show - Commercial

STATION

TITLE

ALGOA FM

The Algoa FM Top 30

CAPE TALK

The Pippa Hudson Show

SAFM

Intune

SAFM

SAFM Overnight

VUMA 103 FM

Till Noon

 

DOCUMENTARY

 

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

 

DRAMA PROGRAM

 

Drama Programme

STATION

TITLE

MOTSWEDING FM (CREATRIX)

Bua Le Mmino – Makarapa City

MUNGHANA LONENE FM

Mina hi Mina

RADIO ISLAM

Heartbreak

TRUFM

Uhambo Lwethu

UKHOZI FM (CREATRIX)

Ndiza Nathi - Absaville

UMHLOBO WENENE FM

Ithini Na Lento?

 

FIELD NEWS REPORTER

 

Field News Reporter

STATION

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

 

INTERNET/ONLINE RADIO SHOW

 

Internet/Online Radio Show

STATION

PRESENTER

SHOW TITLE

GAY SA RADIO

Marinette Coertzen

Rainbow Talk

PULPIT MEDIA GROUP

Vicus Kruger, Marius de Randt and Ryno Turketti

I AM YOUTH

THE EYE

John Savage and Catherine Greffell

The Eye Presents …

TRANSAFRICARADIO.NET

Shaun Lukhele

Kizosada

TRANSAFRICARADIO.NET

Keabetswe Ncube

Utopia

 

MULTI-CHANNEL PROMOTION

 

Multi-Channel Promotion

STATION

TITLE

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

 

MUSIC SHOW

 

Music Show - Campus

STATION

TITLE

MFM 92.6

World Wide Top 40

MFM 92.6

MFM Top 40

PUK FM

RooiwynSondag

TSHWANE FM

The Night Pulse

TUKS FM 107.2

The SA Music Show

UCT RADIO

Top 30 Hitlist

 

Music Show - Community

STATION

TITLE

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

KHWEZI FM

Classic Music

RADIO KHWEZI

Night Time Crew

ZIBONELE FM

Uhadi Lwakho

 

Music Show - Commercial

STATION

TITLE

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

 

NEWS AND ACTUALITY SHOW

 

News and Actuality Show – Campus, Community Combined

STATION

TITLE

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

 

News and Actuality Show - Commercial

STATION

TITLE

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

 

NEWS BULLETIN READER

 

News Bulletin Reader - Campus

STATION

NEWS READER

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

 

News Bulletin Reader - Community

STATION

PRESENTER

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

 

News Bulletin Reader - Commercial

STATION

PRESENTER

702

Tara Penny

702

Aurelie Kalenga

KAYA FM

Nompumelelo Ngubeni

POWER 98.7

Mpho Sithole

RISE FM

Zingisa Chirwa

 

NIGHT-TIME SHOW

 

Night Time Show – Campus

STATION

TITLE

MFM 92.6

The Hitlist

PUK FM 93.6

RooiwynSondag

TUKS FM 107.2

The News Platform

UCT RADIO

Reserve Sound

VOICE OF WITS

Love Shack

VOICE OF WITS

Breaking Ground

 

Night time show - Community

STATION

TITLE

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

 

Night Time Show - Commercial

STATION

TITLE

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

 

PODCAST

 

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

 

PROMOTIONS STUNT/EVENT

 

Promotions Stunt/Event – Campus, Community Combined

STATION

TITLE

GROOT FM 90.5

#JouMenseMyMense

INANDA FM

INANDA FM

PUK FM 93.6

Can you Woman?

PULPIT MEDIA GROUP

Bags of Hope

TYGERBERG 104 FM

#VREESloos2017

 

Promotions Stunt/Event - Commercial

STATION

TITLE

ALGOA FM

ALGOA FM BIG WALK FOR CANCER

ALGOA FM

FINDERS KEEPERS

EAST COAST RADIO

EAST COAST BREAKFAST WATER WELL

JACARANDA FM

JACARANDA BILLBOARD

OFM

THE BIG BREAKFAST WITH MARTIN VAN DER MERWE

 

 

RADIO INNOVATION

 

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

1072 Countdown

 

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

 

SPORTS SHOW

 

Sports Show – Campus, Community Combined

STATION

TITLE

GROOT FM 90.5

#SlatDieSport

HOT 91.9

Hot Sport with John Walland

MFM 92.6

Half Time

MFM 92.6

Halftime

PUK FM 93.6

PUKfm Sport

 

Sports Show - Commercial

STATION

TITLE

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

 

STATION IMAGING

 

Station Imaging – Campus, Community Combined

STATION

GROOT FM 90.5

HOT 91.9

PUK FM 93.6

RADIO ISLAM

TUKS FM 107.2

 

Station Imaging - Commercial

STATION

JACARANDA FM

EAST COAST RADIO

CAPRICORN FM

OFM

KFM 94.5

POWER 98.7

947

 

TRAFFIC PRESENTER

 

Traffic Presenter

STATION

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

 

WEEKEND RADIO SHOW

 

Weekend Radio Show - Campus

STATION

TITLE

PUK FM 93.6

International Top 40

PUK FM 93.6

Rooiwyn Sondag

PUK FM 93.6

The Ultimate Turnup

TUKS FM 107.2

Retro Riffs

UCT RADIO

Top30 Hitlist

VOICE OF WITS

Kwaitokooler box

 

Weekend Radio Show - Community

STATION

TITLE

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

Laid Back Sunday

 

Weekend Radio Show - Commercial

STATION

TITLE

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

 

 

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