The finalists for the 12th Radio Awards 2022 have been announced.
The Radio Awards recognize outstanding achievement in campus, community, public broadcasting (PBS), advertising, podcasts, and Internet radio, setting benchmarks for all stations and professionals.
Entries were judged by a panel of 37 judges and reviewed by BDO South Africa, the official auditors of the Radio Awards. Entries for this year’s awards had to be broadcast on FM or AM (and there is an internet radio category) between January 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022.
“We congratulate all finalists and inductees for their hard work, resilience and dedication to the radio medium in South Africa, and we look forward to honoring and announcing the winners on November 26, 2022,” said Taryn Westoby, General Manager of Events for Arena. Holdings, owner of the Radio Awards.
The Station of the Year finalists (in alphabetical order) are:
Commercial: 702, 947, East Coast Radio, Hot 102.7FM, Jacaranda FM, Kaya 959
PSB: Lotus FM, Munghana Lonene FM, Radio 2000, SAFM, Umhlobo Wenene FM
Community: Fine Music Radio, Groot FM 90.5, Helderberg FM, Mix 93.8 FM, Radio Khwezi, Radio Tygerberg
Campus: Cut FM, Puk FM 93.6, Tuks FM 107.2, UJFM, Vow FM
Finalists for Station of the Year were determined by the number of times they appeared as finalists in all general Radio Awards categories. To stay in the running for the prestigious Resort of the Year award, category finalists will need to submit additional motivation to be rated by the advisory board.
Motivation should talk about the station’s innovation, audience growth, community outreach, overall accomplishments, as well as its “x-factor” or unique selling point. This score will count for the first half of a station’s final score. The second half of the final score will be determined by a station’s success in the general Radio Awards categories.
To view the full list of 2022 finalists in the following general categories, go to here.
Hall of Fame inductees are selected from a pool of individuals who are nominated by their peers, who are revered by the industry and who have made indelible contributions to radio for at least 30 years. This year’s inductees are Benjy Mudie, Hennie Koortzen, Mark Jennings, Nadia Bulbulia, Siphiwo Magoda and Trish Taylor.
Bright Star inductees must be 26 years of age or younger and working on air or behind the scenes to make their mark in the industry. The Bright Star award aims to reward people with an intrinsic understanding and love for the medium – with respect for its past, but also with big ideas about its future. This year’s inductees are Aaron Masimola, Asakhe Ngxonono, Dylan Pepler, Mihlali Matyana, Owen Crafford, Simthande Myeza, Siphelele Nzuza, Talitha Counter and Tshegofatso Seleke.
The Station Manager’s Choice award recognizes the people who work behind the scenes – the unsung heroes off the air.
This year’s finalists are: Conley Fife (CapeTalk567 AM/MW), Keshia Jordaan (KFM 94.5) and Christa Mostert (MalutiI FM).
The scholarship will be awarded to Rorisang Mkhumbeni.
89 awards will be presented at the Radio Awards ceremony on November 26, 2022 in Parktown, Johannesburg and tickets will be available for purchase from September 22.