The SABC won a total of 31 awards for its ‘cream of the crop’ on-air talent and content producing expertise in programming as well as two awards in the ‘Hall of Fame’ category at the recent MTN Radio Awards. Umhlobo Wenene FM was the biggest winner taking the award for PBS Radio Station of the year.
“It is particularly humbling for the station to be honoured and recognised through awards by the industry in which it operates. It means a lot to us as it is recognition of the good work the station is doing both in its programmes and the station’s overall performance. I would like to congratulate and thank the Breakfast Show team, drama producers and actors, Umhlobo Wenene FM management and the entire Umhlobo Wenene FM staff for their dedication and commitment to the success of the station. The Station of the Year Award is the biggest achievement in the history of the station and it is dedicated to all of them and Umhlobo Wenene FM Listeners. Enkosi, Enkosi, Enkosi , thank you,” says station manager Phumzile Mnci.
SABC’s Umhlobo Wenene FM presenter Putco Mafani and Angie Kapelianis (SAFM/SABC radio news, names made it to the awards’ Hall of Fame.
Thobela FM won the My Station award, voted for overwhelmingly by its listeners. It also won two other awards, Daytime show’ (PBS winner) for Sedibeng , and the Music Show award for Thobela FM Top 10 Le Thabo.
“We as Thobela FM are excited and proud of the My Station award,” says Moshongwa Matsena Thobela FM’s station manager. “The station is dedicating this award to all the Thobela FM staff members but most importantly to the listeners who voted for us.”
SABC Radio Station winners for the 5th Annual MTN Radio Awards are:
The AFTERNOON DRIVE PRESENTER
PBS Winner: LIGWALAGWALA FM – Dumisa Mavuso – Asembe Drive Show
AFTERNOON DRIVE SHOW
PBS Winner: RADIO 2000 – Drive Time Experience
Commercial Winner: GOOD HOPE FM – Ozone
BREAKFAST SHOW PRESENTER
PBS Winner: UMHLOBO WENENE FM – Putco Mafani – BEE Show
PBS Winner: UMHLOBO WENENE FM – BEE Breakfast Eyondlayo Ekuseni
PBS Winner: LOTUS FM – Warm Hearts Campaign
PBS Winner: MUNGHANA LONENE FM – Justice Shipalana
PBS Winner: THOBELA FM
DRAMA PROGRAMMEPBS Winner: UMHLOBO WENENE FM – Ithini Na Lento?
PBS Winner: THOBELA FM – Thobela FM Top 10 Le Thabo
Commercial Winner: METRO FM – Metro FM Experience
Most Votes Winner: THOBELA FM
NEWS AND ACTUALITY PRESENTER
PBS Winner: LOTUS FM – Taresh Harreeparshad
NEWS AND ACTUALITY PRODUCER
PBS Winner: UKHOZI FM – Busisiwe Mkhize – Ezanamuhla
NEWS AND ACTUALITY SHOW
PBS Winner: SAFM – AM Live
Commercial Winner: METRO FM – Talk with Sakina
NEWS BULLETIN READER
PBS Winner: UKHOZI FM – NokwaziMbhele
PBS Winner: MUNGHANA LONENE FM – MinkondzoyaTingwazi
PBS Winner: RSG My Wereld
Commercial Winner: 5FM
PROMOTIONS STUNT / EVENT
PBS Winner: LESEDI FM – Champions League Promo
RADIO ADVERTISEMENT OF THE YEAR – RAB- Crickey Dairy
Winner: SAFM – Nelson Mandela’s Soundtrack
Winner: LESEDI FM – Thabo Kofa
PBS Winner: UKHOZI FM – Ezemidlalo no Victor
Commercial Winner: METRO FM – 083Sports@6 with Marawa
Winner: METRO FM – Rob Byrne
WEEKEND RADIO SHOW
PBS Winner: SAFM – Media@SAFM
HALL OF FAME
Angie Kapelianis – SAFM/SABC RADIO NEWS
PutcoMafani – UMHLOBO WENENE FM
STATION OF THE YEAR
PBS Winner: UMHLOBO WENENE FM
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