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2012 MTN RADIO AWARDS ANNOUNCES WINNERS

Posted by radio On April - 18 - 2012

 

The much anticipated day came and left a bevy of very excited and equally deserving award winners.  The MTN Radio Awards 2012 were hosted on 14 April, 2012, at the Sandton Convention Centre. Radiobiz applauds the recognition of excellence in the radio industry. Here are the category winners.

 

  • BREAKFAST SHOW

 

COMMERCIAL

Winner: John Robbie Show Talk Radio 702

This show is constantly relevant and maintains an excellent balance between controversy and entertainment.

 

PBS

Winner: Vuka Mzansi — UKHOZI FM

This show stood head and shoulders above competitors in its category in terms of its ability to engage with- and inform- listeners.

 

COMMUNITY

Winner: Blewitt for Breakfast — Mix93.8FM

This show is amusing, light-hearted, entertaining and professionally presented.

 

CAMPUS

Winner: The FirstBeat — Tshwane FM

This is a new show presented by fresh talent. The judges felt that it has the potential to rival some of its commercial counterparts.

 

  • BREAKFAST PRESENTER

 

COMMERCIAL

Winner: Ryan O’Connor — 94.5 Kfm

Ryan presents the breakfast show with flair, stamping his own brand of fun and his unique warm personality on the show.

 

PBS

Winner: Linda Sibiya — Ukhozi FM

Linda makes a difference in people’s lives though his witty, fun and enthusiastic presentation style.

 

COMMUNITY

Winner: Tony Blewitt — Mix 93.8FM

Tony brings fun, entertainment and easy listening to the morning commute.

 

CAMPUS

Winner: Rob Forbes — TUKS FM

Rob’s style, energy, approachability and talent have seen him gain the attention and interest of commercial stations and he has now moved

on to a full-time slot on 5FM.

 

BUSINESS AND FINANCE PRESENTER

Winner: Bruce Whitfield — 567 Cape Talk and Talk Radio 702

Bruce has made this category his own over the past few years. His insightful interviews and his breadth of coverage of his subjects make him a

clear and worthy winner.

 

BUSINESS AND FINANCE SHOW

Winner — The Money Show – 567 Cape Talk and Talk Radio 702

This show has become the benchmark against which other Business and Finance Shows are measured.

 

COMMUNITY PRESENTER

Winner — Thabo Mdluli — Impact Radio 103FM

Thabo is still a relatively new and young presenter and yet he has his finger on the pulse of his community and speaks to their hearts.

 

COMMUNITY PROJECT

COMMERCIAL

Winner — Toy Story — East Coast Radio

This was a heart-warming project that brought joy to the lives of thousands of children. Judges commented that this was one that really touched them and had them reaching for their Kleenex.

 

COMMUNITY

Winner — Children of Heaven — Radio Islam

This was a campaign that told personal stories of special needs children in its broadcast community, highlighting their plight and raising awareness across the entire audience spectrum.

 

CONTENT PRODUCER

COMMERCIAL

Winner — Gary Oberholzer and JD Mostert (Joint Winners)

After intense debate, the judges were unable to come up with a single winner and for the first time in the MTN Radio Awards history, gave a joint accolade to individuals. Gary Oberholzer of Talk Radio 702 for the exceptional dexterity he demonstrates in sourcing relevant guests and making sure the show is topical and always interesting. JD Mostert of Algoa FM for his ability to manage and smoothly produce a broad range of content and consistently adding value to the

programme.

 

DAYTIME PRESENTER

COMMERCIAL

Winner — Saskia Falken — Heart 104.9FM

Fun, friendly and fast paced presentation, Saskia has a very engaging manner and is easy to listen to.

PBS

Winner — Dudu Khoza — Ukhozi FM

Dudu is entertaining and engaging, but most of all she is relevant and important to her listeners.

 

COMMUNITY

Winner — Helen Desbois — East Rand Stereo

Helen has an inviting, friendly and entertaining presentation style.

 

CAMPUS

Winner — Alex Caige — TUKS FM

Alex injects fun into his show and his enthusiasm and dedication to his show make him a worthy winner in this category.

 

DAYTIME SHOW

COMMERCIAL

Winner — Grant and Anele — 5FM

This show has fun, pace, wit, entertainment and above all, an X-factor that is one of the special properties of radio.

 

PBS

Winner — Afternoon Talk – SAfm

This show does not shy away from controversial issues and encourages listener participation and involvement.

 

COMMUNITY

Winner — Butterfly Corner — Radio Islam

Aimed at a young audience, this show is different in the way it engages with children.

 

DRAMA PROGRAMME

PBS

Winner — Radio Vuka – SAfm

A daily drama programme that seeks to highlight national imperatives in an entertaining manner.

 

COMMUNITY

Winner: Discrimination — Radio Khwezi

A compelling insight into an important recurring issue that affects all South Africans.

 

MUSIC PRESENTER

COMMERCIAL

Winner — Marian Nyako Lartey – OFM

Marian has an excellent approach to informing – whilst interacting with and entertaining – the listeners.

 

COMMUNITY

Winner — Cavall Burgess

Clear, entertaining and interesting presentation.

MUSIC SHOW

COMMERCIAL

Winner — Take 40 SA — 94.5 Kfm and 94.7 Highveld Stereo

The Take 40 programme is professionally produced and presented. It is an excellent example of production preparation that culminates in an excellent show.

 

PBS

Winner — The Bollywood Billboard — Lotus FM

Presented with enthusiasm and flair, this show is a star in the Lotus FM constellation.

 

COMMUNITY

Winner — Jubel en Juig — Radio Pulpit

True to its community roots, this show is honest and entertaining.

 

CAMPUS

Winner — Totally SA Show — TUKS FM

Campus radio has always played an important role in introducing listeners to new music and this show is even more important in that it focusses on SA Music.

 

NEWS AND ACTUALITY PRESENTER

COMMERCIAL

Winner — David O’ Sullivan — Talk Radio 702

David O’Sullivan handles the issues of the day in a professional and engaging manner. He is always on top of the news issues and ensures that he gets relevant and insightful answers from his interviewees.

 

COMMUNITY

Winner — Nothile Zwane — Radio Khwezi

Nothile presented political issues with balance, fairness and integrity in the run-up to the local government elections

 

NEWS AND ACTUALITY PRODUCER

COMMERCIAL

Winner — Glynis Crook — The Midday Report — 567 Cape Talk and Talk Radio 702

As the producer of The Midday Report, Glynis has an enviable contact book and is constantly able to source new voices for a variety of issues.

 

PBS

Winner — Veronica Fourie AM Live SAfm

Veronica is a producer who researches her subjects thoroughly and produces thought-provoking radio.

 

COMMUNITY

Winner — Ejaz Khan — Radio Islam

Ejaz is able to source content that is meaningful and of relevance to his audience.

 

NEWS AND ACTUALITY SHOW

COMMERCIAL

Winner — The Midday Report — 567 Cape Talk and Talk Radio 702

This is a show that consistently analyses and interprets the news of the day with professionalism, speed and authority.

 

PBS

Winner — 50 Jarige Herdenking van Umkonto we Sizwe – RSG

This special broadcast on the history of MK was dramatic, fascinating and professionally presented.

 

COMMUNITY

Winner – The Big Picture Programme — Radio Islam

A compelling radio programme that reports on the big issues of the day in a professional manner.

 

AFTERNOON DRIVE PRESENTER

COMMERCIAL

Winner — Martin Bester — Jacaranda 94.2

Martin reduces the stress of the drive home with his mixture of warmth, with and his overall professional presentation.

 

PBS

Winner — Ba2cada Leine — Lesedi FM

The pace and entertainment of this presentation and the way in which there are no sacred cows makes this an entertaining and

relevant show for the younger target audience.

 

COMMUNITY

Winner — Yusuf Moosagie — Radio Islam

Yusuf presents a variety of content and issues, keeping his audience company and ensuring that they are informed of the events of the day whilst commuting.

 

AFTERNOON DRIVE SHOW

COMMERCIAL

Winner — The Fresh Drive – 5FM

This show is fun, entertaining and exciting and will most certainly reduce the stress of commuting.

 

PBS

Winner — Sekunjalo the Exclusive Drive — Ukhozi FM

This show brings together many elements of social media, news and entertainment and has a huge degree of audience involvement making it an essential daily listening experience.

 

COMMUNITY

Winner — The Drive Show — Bay FM

This show is highly informative to its community.

NEWS BULLETIN READER

COMMERCIAL

Winner — Tessa van Staden — 567 Cape Talk

Tessa’s presentation is clear, competent and delivered with authority.

 

COMMUNITY

Winner — Karlien Kruger — Bok Radio

This entry won on the style, clarity and tone of the presentation

 

CAMPUS

Winner — Anton Meijer — TUKS FM

Anton presents the news in a professional manner and that his clarity and delivery make him a worthy winner.

 

NIGHT TIME PRESENTER

COMMERCIAL

Winner — Thabiso Sikwane — Kaya FM

Thabiso is professional, empathic, and welcoming and she selects topics and guests that add value to the listeners’ experience.

 

PBS

Winner — Ashraf Garda SAfm

Ashraf is a consummate radio professional who undertakes thorough research into his topics and provokes excellent debate amongst his listeners.

 

COMMUNITY

Winner — Sakha Isizwe — Radio Khwezi

This informative, entertaining and though-provoking presentation won the favour of the judges

 

NIGHT TIME SHOW

COMMERCIAL

Winner — That Show with Rian — Jacaranda 94.2

Controversial and sometimes confrontational style makes this a clear winner.

 

PBS

Winner — The Weekend Fix — Lotus FM

Innovative, cutting-edge show that has increased listenership by 900% due to its entertaining music and presentation.

 

COMMUNITY

Winner — Sakhisizwe — Radio Khwezi

Innovative and thought-provoking radio.

 

ON-AIR PACKAGING

COMMERCIAL

Winner — Sung Intros — 94.5Kfm

The scripting, the humour and the relevance of this entry found favour with the judges.

 

PBS

Winner — African Renaissance – SAfm

This was part of a broader series which sought to promote and increase awareness of African issues and to promote the concept of a unified Africa.

 

COMMUNITY

Winner — Jingles etc — Radio Islam

This entry won favour with the judges due to the attention-to-detail and the relevance to the station’s programming and audience.

 

PROMOTION/STUNT/EVENT

COMMERCIAL

Winner — Double up — Jacaranda 94.2

This promotion increased audience retention and participation and achieved exceptional results in terms of increasing time spent listening and RAMS numbers.

 

PBS

Winner — Wafa Wafa — Ukhozi FM

This high energy promotion uses music and sports to keep listeners locked onto the station. It includes a high level of audience involvement and participation.

 

COMMUNITY

Winner — Go Green — East Rand Stereo

This promotion exceeded the station’s expectations by creating maximum visible promotion for the Station in its’ broadcast area and encouraging community participation.

 

CAMPUS

Winner — 93.36 hour Marathon — PUKfm 93.6

This promotion and marathon broadcast on the station captured substantial attention amongst the target listeners and the broader connected community. It established the frequency of the station through the targeted time of the marathon.

 

SPORTS COMMENTATOR

PBS

Winner Jo Hudla — Ukhozi FM

Jo makes his commentary exciting and the game that he is calling comes alive in the eyes of his listeners.

 

SPORTS PRESENTER

COMMERCIAL

Winner — Sias du Plessis — 5FM

This is a competitive category and Sias does excellent preparation and presents with knowledge, authority and enthusiasm.

 

PBS

Winner — Feroz Shaik — Lotus FM

Feroz is knowledgeable and enthusiastic and this transmits through his reports

 

COMMUNITY

Winner — Josie Raath — Radio Pulpit

Josie had a great ability to communicate his passion and knowledge to his listener.

 

CAMPUS

Winner — Andrew Hope — UJFM 95.4

Andrew manages to get excellent content and shares this in an engaging and professional manner.

 

SPORTS SHOW

COMMERCIAL

Winner — The Discovery Sports Centre — Metro FM

Metro FM through Robert Marawa have made this their own award over the past three years. Robert is a sports fanatic and the show is a fine example of his passion and enthusiasm.

 

PBS

Winner — The Sports Show — Phalaphala FM

This award winning presenter makes the show interesting and compelling.

 

COMMUNITY

Winner — Sportsfire — Radio Today 1485AM

Clear consistent presentation by a real sports enthusiast make this an excellent show.

 

CAMPUS

Winner — The Sports Network — UJFM 95.4

As a comprehensive production from a small campus station, this show punches above its weight.

 

TRAFFIC PRESENTER

Winner — Kgomotso Meso — Kaya FM

Concise and straightforward traffic reports which take listener input into account. This is traffic reporting as it should be.

 

WEEKEND RADIO SHOW

COMMERCIAL

Winner — The Epic Rhythm — Kaya FM

This show is entertaining, informative and relevant. Listeners are left wanting more.

 

PBS

Winner — The Bollywood Billboard — Lotus FM

A delightfully presented look at the highlights of Bollywood. Interesting and entertaining radio.

 

COMMUNITY

Winner — Screaming Reels — Radio Islam

This fishing programme appeals to the pastime of a large selection of the audience and is captivating. One could say that an enthusiast could get hooked on this programme.

 

PROGRAMME INNOVATION AWARD

Winner — Sedibeng — Thobela FM

This is an empowering, informative and interesting show that covers a variety of topics without skirting controversial issues.

 

PROGRAMME CONCEPT AWARD

Winner — Phat Joe Morning Show — Heart 104.9FM

 

DOCUMENTARY – LONG

Winner — Gangsterism — The Voice of the Cape

A brave and dramatic insight into gangs in the Western Cape.

 

DOCUMENTARY – SHORT

Winner — Metered Taxis — 567 Cape Talk

Whistle blowing on the metered taxi industry in the City of Cape Town.

 

BURSARY AWARD

Winner — Most Number of Votes — Ukhozi FM

Winner — Most Loyal Listeners — Radio Islam

 

STATION OF THE YEAR

COMMERCIAL

Winner — 5 FM

 

PBS

Winner — Ukhozi FM

 

COMMUNITY

Winner — Radio Tygerberg

 

CAMPUS

Winner — TUKS FM

Visit www.mtnradioawards.co.za for more information.

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