MTN Radio Awards reports there has been “substantial growth” in the number of entries into this years awards; in excess of 1600 entries were received from more than 90 stations.
“It’s always gratifying to see growth in the number of entries, but what we targeted was increased participation across the entire radio sector and we are thrilled to have seen this number grow from 68 stations last year,” says Lance Rothschild CEO of the MTN Radio Awards. “With this being the fifth year of the MTN Radio Awards, I was a little nervous that we had been somewhat ambitious in setting a target of 80 stations, so I am really knocked out to see such fantastic growth.”
Sponsor MTN’s chief marketing officer, Brian Gouldie, says the positive growth reflected massive recognition from the radio industry. “We’re thrilled that the industry has responded so positively and participated so broadly. I’m looking forward to seeing the output of the adjudicators and to finding out who the respective category winners are on 12 April.”
The entries will be distributed to the panel of over 50 adjudicators through the course of this week and adjudication will close on Wednesday 12 March. The results will then be audited before finalists are announced on 19 March.
The MTN Radio Awards gala event will be held on the 12 April 2014 at the Sandton Convention Centre. Tickets are available by contacting Michelle McBride on 011 803 2040 / firstname.lastname@example.org