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Darren Simpson joins KFM

Posted by radio On May - 21 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

KFM has surprised followers with a major line up remix, including the big news that Darren Simpson will be joining the Cape station from 3 July.

Darren is one of South Africa’s most prominent commercial broadcasters, having hosted 947’s Breakfast Xpress for 7 years, and featuring on the breakfast show for 7 years before that.

 

Despite his young age, Darren has already been in the industry for 24 years as he started working at Capital Radio when he was only 16, and went on to broadcast in the United Kingdom for three years and Australia for a year. He’s won numerous awards including multiple nods for ‘Best local radio personality’ in the Best of Joburg Awards.

 

Darren achieved national fame through his notorious “Whackhead” pranks, which hit record sales year after year and have totalled over half a million units sold. The prank also featured on KFM breakfast so there is an existing connection between Darren and the Western Cape audience. The success of his pranks, plus his TV work and stand-up comedy have made him a household name in South African entertainment.

 

In April 2017 he moved to the afternoon drive slot on 947 for lifestyle reasons, and in another lifestyle motivated move, he will be fulfilling a long-term goal of relocating his young family to the fair Cape.

 

From July, Darren will take over the KFM breakfast show between 6am and 9am, bringing his brand of fun, funny, relatable radio to listeners across the Cape – and yes, there will be a daily prank!

 

This is a dream come true for me and my family. To do the breakfast show on KFM in Africa’s most beautiful city, is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I am incredibly excited,”

Darren Simpson

 

Joburgers will still get their fix as the two stations are both in the Primedia Broadcasting stable, and Darren will remain on Xpress Drive on 947, which he will broadcast from the Cape Town studios, from 4pm to 7pm.

 

Darren has earned his reputation as a heavyweight in the South African radio industry and we are thrilled to be able to share his radio magic with audiences in both of our broadcast regions

 

Primedia Broadcasting CEO, Omar Essack

 

 

The move will see current breakfast host, Ryan O’Connor moving into the weekday work slot, from 10am to 1pm.

The weekday work slot has been a major focus area for KFM as it offers the station a chance to connect with audiences in the busy part of their day whether they are in their cars, offices, homes, or wherever they are going about their business.

 

Ryan is at the top of his game, having recently won the Best Breakfast Presenter title at the 2017 Liberty Radio Awards, becoming the only presenter to win this award twice. A born and bred Capetonian, he’s got an innate understanding of what makes this region tick.

 

Ryan has a fantastic connection with listeners. We believe that he’s going to turn this show into ‘can’t-miss-it’ radio and are thrilled to have such a dynamic broadcaster steering us through this new chapter as we shake up daytime radio.

 

CEO Primedia Broadcasting Western Cape, Trish Taylor

Ryan will be followed by Sechaba G on early afternoons, 1pm to 4pm, a time channel which suits her easygoing style.

 

The afternoon drive will be taken over by pint-sized dynamite: Carl Wastie, whose energy will drive listeners through their homeward commute. Carl joined KFM in mid-2016 and his infectious enthusiasm quickly made him a hit with listeners. Wastie will also host a regional chart show on Saturdays.

 

The station says goodbye to Rob Vember, who has hosted the afternoon drive since 2014 as well as the Coca-Cola Top40SA.

We thank Rob for his contribution to the station, and wish him the very best for the next part of his journey.

CEO Primedia Broadcasting Western Cape, Trish Taylor

 

These are bold moves and with this line up, KFM will become a bold voice in the Cape media landscape

Primedia Broadcasting CEO, Omar Essack

 

Details of the supporting casts of the shows as well as formats and features will be finalised and announced in due course.

We are currently speaking to Deon, Liezel and Jeremy about new opportunities in the business.

 

THE WEEKDAY LINE UP FROM 3 JULY 2017 WILL BE:

06h00 to 09h00: Darren Simpson

09h00 to 10h00: What’s Up @ Work

10h00 to 13h00: Ryan O’Connor

13h00 to 16h00: Sechaba G

16h00 to 19h00: Carl Wastie

19h00 to 22h00: Brandon Leigh

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Metro FM listeners are in for a treat this weekend. The station is introducing three new shows as part of its new weekend line up.

 

Hip-hop enthusiasts will be in the company of DJ Speedsta and LootLove on Saturdays between 18:00 – 22:00.  The show, Absolute Hip-hop, looks at among other things, trends, fashion and breaking hip hop news.

 

Metro FM’s popular Sunday Love Movement is extending its hours from 9am – 6pm to 9am- 9pm.  The Love Movement was built around the station’s Sunday sound of embracing and celebrating love.

 

It now features on-air personalities; Wilson B Nkosi, Msizi Shembe, Sentle and Mo G.

 

Speaking with Dineo Ranaka on the The Bridge earlier, Shembe, who will be hosting the Sunday Soul Therapy between 12:00 -15:00, promised listeners good radio.

 

“It is going to be amazing, I think it is one of the hottest line-ups on radio and as you say we are reclaiming Sundays. It is going to be absolutely fantastic.”

 

Mo G, who joined the station three weeks ago, says he is excited to host the Metro FM Sunday Night Love between 12:00 – 15:00. “ It is going to be a new challenge, the style of presenting that I normally do is quite fast paced but now one is going to see another soft side of me which I am quite excited about. “

 

Metro FM recently won the Coolest Radio Station award for the 5th time in a row at the Sunday Times Generation Next Awards. Click below to listen to Mo G’s full interview:

 

According to a statement released by the station, the new line-up aims to ensure that the brand stays at the forefront. “The station deemed it important to refresh the station to strengthen its position in the market and further stay relevant and rotate its talent to get maximum output.”

 

 

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Henley Business School , last week  announced the launch of a new podcasting channel. #HBR will produce two weekly podcasts, designed to bring intelligent, informative, provocative and entertaining insights to a wide variety of topical subjects for the business world and beyond.

 

#HBR will be broadcast via podcasts on its website and available for download via iTunes,  or your favourite podcasting software.

 

 

 

“Podcasting in South Africa is growing fast, and providing listeners with a wide range of niche options beyond the limits of commercial radio,” says Dean of Henley Business School Africa, Jon Foster-Pedley, “Internationally, some of the best journalism and entertainment in the world is being produced in podcasts such as Radio Lab, Freakonomics Radio, Serial and so on, and we believe that Henley is uniquely positioned as a business school to offer interesting and entertaining angles on subjects that will delight as well as inform.”

 

The first podcast from #HBR, #WhatsTrending, will be a topical look at important issues of the week. Hosted by Foster-Pedley, #WhatsTrending will offer listeners the opportunity to develop a comprehensive, 360 view of what is going on in the world, and will feature analysis from top leaders across the fields of business, education, arts, culture, and science as guests.

 

The second weekly podcast is #AskAnExpert. This will tie-in with regular breakfast discussions such as the Africa Series and Leaders for a Future World, which are held at Henley’s Sunninghill, Johannesburg campus. Speakers at previous events include comedian John Vlismas and entrepreneur Stafford Masie. Listeners will be encouraged to submit questions to experts via social media which will be answered during the podcast.

 

Henley’s programmes extend far beyond the traditional MBA syllabus, and seek to empower young professionals with the leadership skills they need to transform corporate culture through innovation and critical thinking. Its new MBA+ is specifically targeted at individuals and businesses who want to harness the power of design thinking to enhance the process of innovation in their organisations.

 

“Through #HBR and our associated social media channels, we want to encourage intelligent and vibrant debates around important topics,” says Foster-Pedley, “We’ll be aiming to explore all angles around a theme, from the frivolous to the deadly serious, and work with our listeners to achieve new insights.”

 

The podcasts will be produced by Gareth Armstrong, who also produces the Future CEOs podcast, which is currently the second most popular feature show on CliffCentral.com.

 

“Our goal fits to establish Henley as the place to go to for thought leadership on any subject, not just those you might associate with a traditional business school,” Armstrong says, “We really want to engage people, to educate, inform and entertain.”

 

The launch of this digital radio is a first for Henley Business School Africa.

 

 

[Source: Henley Business School]

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Kaya FM 95.9 and Old Mutual present two luxurious evenings of the finest wines and malt whiskies for the second year running at Hyde Park Corner. This association between the two brands for the Kaya FM Wine & Malt Whisky Affair was established five years ago. The Kaya FM Wine & Malt Whisky Affair showcases a selection from over 25 Wine Farms & 20 Whisky Houses. This year we introduce four Gin Tables to suit the palates of connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike presented by Wade Bales.

 

In staying true to our previous events, we will be focusing on upcoming wine farms, Aslina Wines (Ntsiki Biyela), M’Hudi Wines (Malmsey Rangaka) and Sesfikile Wines (Nondumiso Pikashe) and some of South Africa’s more established wine farms.

 

Whisky enthusiasts will have the opportunity to sample Diageo Brands, Paul John, and The Pogues Irish Whiskey who are showcasing for the first time. To enhance the experience, an exclusive Whisky Forum facilitated by the WhiskyBrother (Hyde Park Corner) on each evening from 6.45pm to 7.15pm, will again cater for 20-25 guests at no extra charge.

 

Afropolitans can expect to engage with the winemakers and whisky aficionados, discovering the unique insights into the secrets of the grape as well as the golden dram. A combination of both fine wine and malt whisky under one roof.

Hyde Park Corner is a sophisticated and luxurious shopping centre, boasting over 130 iconic speciality stores and is home to over 500 international brands.

Listen out for the Half-Time Bell from 7.30pm to 7.45pm, where for a limited period of 15 minutes, guests will be able to sample rare and limited editions of wine and whisky from “under the table”.

To complete the evening a selection of gourmet cheese, antipasti deli and artisanal breads will be on offer for the guests as they sample the various brands.

 

Tickets are priced at R250 per person and includes a complimentary tasting glass, access to all wine and whisky products featured on the night, and the fine food.. Tickets are on sale at Webticket.

 

Kaya FM and Old Mutual are proud to be associated with this event. Crafting an award-winning wine or whiskey needs the skill of a seasoned connoisseur. Similarly, when it comes to money, and planning your financial future, you need great financial advice from the right people you can trust.

 

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Commencing the first Saturday of May from 1400 to 1800, Kaya FM launches an authentic Saturday mix show themed Sound Supreme. The name and the concept of the show was inspired by John Coltrane’s genius four-part seminal jazz work, A Love Supreme. The album was Coltrane’s display of supreme musical excellence and this show aims to offer Afropolitans four hours of highly specialized, carefully curated supreme music for the discerning ear. The esteemed line-up is made up of Tha_Muzik, Kenzhero, Just Themba, and The Rhythm Sessions.

 

Kenneth Nzama, popularly known as Kenzhero, began his journey through an events company called Organix. They put together the Open Mind Sessions that brought bands such as Tumi and the Volume and Kwani Experience. Kenzhero went on to Deejay in Cape Town where he became a household name for music listeners that valued good music. His career as the musical maestro led him to play across the country and eventually showcased his trait at the high-end corporate events.

 

Muzi Mtshali has a unique jazz-inspired appreciation of music, that has influenced the inception of what would become Tha_Muzik. Tha_Muzik has wowed crowds with the best of Hip-Hop blended flawlessly in mind-blowing sets. Throughout the years, his sets evolved and moved towards his first love, jazz. Today he has coined his style of music as #JazzyFunkadelik. It is in this space that he has found his true sound and purpose as a DeeJay. The highlight of his career was performing to a crowd of 8000 in Niteroi, Brazil in April 2016.

 

Edgar Mfaba (Edsoul) and Hlalefang Nomganga (Fang DaRhythm), make up what is known as The Rhythm Sessions.. Prior to 2008, they were just individuals who loved to DeeJay and had a great love for sound engineering. Little did they know their passion, experience, and coming together to start The Rhythm Sessions would build this fresh brand 8 years later. Today, Traxsource has listed their first track in the top 100 list for 2016. The Rhythm Sessions have had music they made remixed by Grammy award winning Deejay – Louie Vega and released on Vega records, are dressed by fine brand houses, are the only Deejays in South Africa to play using Isolators, and have featured seasoned artists on their songs including – Portia Monique, Sheldon so Goode, Wanda Baloyi, and Brutha Basil.

 

Themba Mbelu also known as JustThemba fell in love with Deejaying in high school. His career began in 2008 as part of the Music Atlast DJ collective. His sets remain deeply rooted in Hip Hop, also containing an eclectic mix of Soul, Jazz, Latin, House, Acid Jazz and Funk. He’s opened for renowned international acts such as K’Naan, DJ Babu, Louie Vega, Masta Ace, Bahamadia, Eric Lau, Freddie Joachim and The Foreign Exchange. JustThemba is a sort-after “mood-creator”. You will find him performing in venues which range from small intimate settings to big stages like the Joburg Craft Beer Festival, Back To The City Festival, Jameson Cult Film Club, Summer Shakedown (Lesotho) and The Annual DSTV Delicious Festival.

 

“The musical make-up of the show will be: Nu Jazz, Lounge, Afro Beat, House, Hip Hop, Samba, Salsa, World Music and Bossa Nova, an exciting combination, that will set the mood for memorable Saturday afternoon.” says Kaya FM Music Manager Nkosinathi Nutty Mbelu. Sound Supreme launches live on Kaya FM 95.9 on Saturday 6th of May 2017 from 1400 – 1800. To tie in with the show on Kaya FM, every first Saturday of the month, Kaya FM will broadcast live from MESH Members Club & Bar in Rosebank. Open to the public from 4PM.

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5FM’s New Line-up announced

Posted by radio On April - 27 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

5FM is excited to announce a few line-up changes that come into effect on 1 May 2017.  Listeners will be pleased to know they have brand-new drive time shows with Roger Goode and team taking over the reins for breakfast from 06:00 – 09:00 and Thando Thabethe and Msizi James commanding the afternoon drive spot, 15:00 – 18:00.

 

 

Roger will retain his team – and their high-octane energy – with Sureshnie Rider on news, Ms Cosmo on traffic and Robbie Kruse on sport. The afternoon drive show welcomes a brand-new member to 5FM, Durban-born Msizi James (who makes Johannesburg his new home), as Thando’s co-host alongside Sibs Matiyela on news and Duran Collett on sport on The Thabooty Drive.

 

 

Grant Nash, Programme Manager for 5FM says, “5FM has always promised to bring new music, new presenters and new innovative content to the youth of this country and this line-up change is no different. This is huge for Roger and Thando who are phenomenal presenters who listeners, clients and artists alike have fallen in love with over the years. Msizi is one of the freshest new talents around and I’m very excited for our new drive shows.”

 

Justin Toerien, Thando’s former co-host will move to co-host with Stephanie B from 22:00 – 01:00 Mondays to Thursdays as well as take over weekend breakfast from 07:00-10:00 alongside Nadia Romanos on news and Jude van Wyk on sport.

 

Nick Hamman’s Hamman Time moves to a new time slot, 09:00 – 12:00, and the show gains Carmen Reddy on news, while The Forbes and Fix Show moves to 12:00 – 15:00 with Kim Schulze on news.

 

5FM introduces a new Ultimix feature from 18:00 – 19:00 Monday to Friday with the Weekender5.  The Ultimix by The Weekender5 will feature DJ Loyd on Mondays, Kyle Cassim on Tuesdays, Ms Cosmo on Wednesdays, Das Kapital on Thursdays and a Legends mix on Fridays.

 

On the station’s changes, 5FM Marketing Manager and acting Station Manager Liesl Hefkie says, “The competitive radio environment challenges one all the time to think out the box, come up with amazing content, complement that with great music and all for the sake of an overall pleasurable listening experience.” She adds that the new and exciting plans the station has in store is testament to the stations’ tenacity to continue to deliver the best.

 

 

[Source:5FM.co.za]

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LotusFM announces line-up tweaks for 2017

Posted by radio On April - 26 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Joining the Lotus FM team are a few new bees from the 1st of May 2017.

The latest addition to the Lotus FM family is former Miss India South Africa Krsna Priya Dasa, who will be joining Zakia Ahmed as producer on the Life ‘n Style Show, weekdays, from 10:00 to 12:00.  Mishka Gounden will be our new traffic presenter on the Morning Rush Show, weekdays, 07:00 to 10:00.

 

Ryan Naicker will now be the official host of the Morning Rush Show, Shaastra Nagesar the producer, and Althaf Suleman as sport presenter.  Shirdika Pillai will present the Midday Spice Show, with Byron David as producer every weekday, from 12:00 to 15:00. The drive time show has been renamed as the     “Afternoon Takeover”, the show will be presented by Varshan Sookhun with Pravina Maharaj the producer, Feroz Shaik as sport presenter and Sanobar Khan the traffic presenter. Enrico Pillay will now be joining Alan Khan as the producer on Walk the Talk from Monday to Thursday, 19:00 to 20:00. Apart from listening to him on the Jungle Fever, you can also catch Avin Moorley every Friday, from 21:00 to 24:00 on In–Da Mix.

 

“We are excited about the line-up; it was a much needed refreshed rotation of on-air presenters within the station. I would also like to welcome those who have joined the station and I have full confidence in the entire line-up”, says Station Manager Alvin Pillay.

 

We encourage listeners to tune in to LotusFM 87.7 -106.8 from the 1st May 2017, and enjoy the fresh take of a fantastic line-up.  The station will continue to fulfil its public broadcasting mandate, to entertain, inform and educate its listeners.

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A number of the South African Broadcasting Corporations (SABC) radio stations along with their presenters and programmes were recognised and awarded across various genres for excellence in local programming, during the Liberty Radio Awards, which were held over the weekend at the Sandton Convention Centre.

 

 

Umhlobo Wenene FM led the SABC stable by collecting six awards including the coveted Station of the Year award for Public Broadcasting Services (PBS). The Station broadcasts in IsiXhosa, 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout all nine Provinces and reaches over 5million listeners every week. Several other SABC Radio Stations took home two awards each, these included:

 

  • Tru FM
  • Thobela FM
  • Ukhozi FM
  • SAfm
  • Radio 2000

Not to be outdone, Lotus FM, Ligwalagwala FM, and 5FM bagged an award each.

Other highlights included a TruFM Bright Star inductee, Lwazi Mpofu. This category recognises the future leaders in the broadcasting industry and the SABC expects great things from Lwazi. In the Best News Reader category, Nomsa Mdhluli was recognised as the best news reader across the radio platform, lending credence to the SABC position as the developer of new talent. In addition to the awards, three of the six people who were inducted to the Hall of Fame included Umhlobo Wenene Rev. Nomathamsanqa Rweqana and two former employees Mr Fakir Hassen and Mr Zola Yeye.

 

SABC’s Head of Radio Marketing, Mr Siphelele Sixaso, was exuberant when he said, “These awards are indicative of the SABC’s dominance in South Africa’s radio landscape. It’s wonderful to have our fellow industry peers and competitors recognise this. This is a tremendous accolade to the hard working SABC radio teams who deliver on our mandate and touch the lives of millions of South Africans from all walks of life, every day. The performance of the SABC Radio brands at the Liberty Radio awards confirms that our brands are here to stay and chart the way forward for radio globally. The Liberty Radio awards also play a huge role in reaffirming to our clients and listeners that SABC is home to the country’s biggest radio brands”.

 

 

The Liberty Radio Awards aim to present a credible, well-judged and transparent programme that promotes and recognises excellence in radio, with the objective of ensuring that radio remains one of South Africa’s leading media choices. The awards are about rewarding those individuals and organisations who combine talent, hard work and skill to ensure that their listeners are compelled and it is important for the SABC to be part of it.

 

SABC WINNERS AT THE LIBERTY RADIO AWARDS AND CATEGORIES INCLUDE:

Weekend Breakfast Show:

Umhlobo Wenene – Ibuzwa Kwabaphambili

Afternoon Drive Show:

TruFM- Tru Afternoon

Breakfast Presenter: PBS

Thobela FM- Nkgadimeng Kekana

Station of the Year PBS:

Umhlobo Wenene

My Station Listeners Choice:

Radio 2000

Station Imaging:

Umhlobo Wenene

Promotions Stunt/ Event: PBS

Ukhozi FM- Vuka Mzansi Breakfast Show

Music Show: PBS

Umhlobo Wenene- Ikwayala Eziphambili

Night-Time Show: PBS

Radio 2000- Talk on 2000

Traffic Presenter: Combined

5FM- Ms Cosmo

News Reader: PBS

SAFM- Nomsa Mdhluli

 

Daytime Show: PBS

Umhlobo Wenene- SJL (Sijik’ Langa)

Community Project: PBS

Thobela FM-Ex-convicts Empowerment

Bright Stars:

TruFM- Lwazi Mpofu

Drama Programme: Combined All

RSG- Bloedlyn

Afternoon Drive Presenter: PBS

Ligwalagwala FM – Dumisa ‘Dj Shabbisto’ Mavuso

News and Actuality Show: PBS

Lotus FM- Walk the Talk with Alan Khan

Sports Show: PBS

SAFM- Disappointment for Blitzboks in Rio

Content Producer: PBS

Umhlobo Wenene- Mpumelelo Mali

Hall of Fame:

Rev Nomathamsanqa Rweqana

Mr Fakir Hassen

Mr Zola Yeye

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POWER 98.7 bags six at the Liberty Radio Awards

Posted by radio On April - 24 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Gauteng’s newest talk radio station, POWER 98.7 dominated the 2017 Liberty Radio Awards by collecting the highest number of awards for any commercial radio station in South Africa. At a classy ceremony in Sandton, the three-year old newcomer was the talk of the night after scooping six awards in key categories, upstaging more established and older competition. POWER Drive, which was previously hosted by Thabiso Tema and produced by Neo Leeuw won Best Afternoon Drive Show, while POWER Talk, hosted by Iman Rappetti and produced by Mava Kuselo won Best Day Time Show.

 

“Thabiso and Neo delivered a brilliant product all through 2016 and this prompted us to move Thabiso to host POWER Breakfast in 2017, a move that has now been vindicated even by those outside of POWER House. Iman is away on a short holiday in the US, after stepping down from here television role and we were on the phone with her as soon as she and Mava were announced. She was very excited to win her first award in radio. She is in love with radio and radio is in love with Iman, so I’m certain there will be many more such awards for her and her partner Mava” says Andile Khumalo, Managing Director of POWER 98.7

 

The popular weekly sports show, POWER Sports Extra, hosted by the SAB Sports Journalist of the Year 2016, Thabiso Mosia and produced by Katlego Modiba won Best Sports Show, against some very tough and established competition.

 

“If you consider that POWER Sports Extra which airs once a week, on a Friday afternoon was in competition with daily shows from some of the biggest commercial radio stations throughout South Africa, you can’t help but be proud of this winning combination of Thabiso and Katlego. Their success bodes well not just for POWER 98.7 but the broader MSG Afrika group, especially with the launch of the two additional stations in the Eastern Cape and Free State – an opportunity I am confident the two of them will grab with both hands” added Khumalo.

Another highlight of the evening was the announcement of POWER 98.7 winning the Best Station Imaging Award, which was duly collected by Head of Production at POWER House, Linda Manganye. The award represents the full on air identity and personality of the radio station. The POWER Update, presented by Jeremy Maggs and produced by Neo Leeuw scooped the Best News and Actuality Show. In addition to the show awards, Neo Leeuw also won the hotly contested Best Content Producer award for POWER Update.

 

“There is not a single person at POWER House who is surprised by young Neo Leeuw’s success at the radio awards this year. Her work ethic is second to none. She is constantly pushing boundaries and wanting only the best of her work going on air. She deserves all these accolades and we are very proud of her” concluded Khumalo.

 

 

The full list of POWER 98.7 winners:

 

Best Commercial Drive Show POWER Drive
Best Commercial Day Show POWER Talk
Best Commercial Sports Show POWER Sport Extra
Best Station Imaging Award POWER 98.7
Best News and Actuality Show POWER Update
Best Content Producer Neo Leeuw

 

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Liberty Radio Awards – and the Winners are…

Posted by radio On April - 23 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

The flame of excellence in the radio industry burned especially bright last night at the Sandton Convention Centre when the winners of the 2017 Liberty Radio Awards were announced. The Awards programme celebrates and acknowledges excellence in radio and brings the entire industry together for a night of celebration.

“Radio plays a critical role in the lives of almost 94% of all South Africans – it is their primary source of information and entertainment – sponsoring these awards enables us to contribute towards raising the standard of radio broadcasting, ultimately resulting in stations providing more compelling fare for their listeners,” says Sydney Mbhele, Chief Marketing Officer of Liberty. “This, in turn, leads to better dissemination of valuable knowledge that empowers listeners with vital information; we trust that building on the successes of the radio industry will help us on building on our successes as a society – which is one of Liberty’s core values.”

 

“I was particularly pleased with the number of entries that we received,” says Lance Rothschild, CEO of the Liberty Radio Awards. “Thanks to Liberty’s foresight in sponsoring the awards, radio stations and personalities have a platform to benchmark their performance and to strive to meet higher standards of excellence in their craft. The quality and depth of entries was remarkable and the adjudicators had a difficult time sorting out the best of the best, all of which bodes well for the future of radio.”

 

John Robbie, who hung up his headphones at 702 after a distinguished career spanning 30 years with the station, was presented with a Lifetime Achiever Award. Robbie’s career and his achievements paved the way for many broadcasters to follow and the Lifetime Achiever Award is a fitting tribute to his outstanding contribution to the radio industry.

Please click here for a list of the respective category finalists and winners: (Winners in bold type).

 

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