The Bright Stars, Hall of Fame and Station Managers Choice categories have been voted for by The Radio Awards advisory panel consisting of 10 members including a representative from the NAB, and the results reviewed by BDO South Africa, the newly appointed auditors for The Radio Awards.
The My Station category of The Radio Awards allowed listeners to support their favourite South African radio station by voting for them online at www.radioawards.co.za. The results of the voting determined the finalists in two sections of the category.
My Station Most Votes are the stations that received the highest number of online votes. My Station Most Loyal Listeners are calculated as those stations with the most votes as a ratio against their RAMS figures. Finalists below are listed in alphabetical order:
The listener to win the My Station
cash prize of R40 000 for voting for their favourite station online is Prince Vilakazi from Mpumalanga who voted for Ligwalagwala FM
Candidates for induction into the Bright Stars Club
are 26 years or younger and work either on-air or behind the scenes to make their mark on the industry. The award aims to recognise individuals with an intrinsic understanding and love for the medium, with a respect for its past, but also with great ideas about its future.
The Bright Stars
award recipients for 2020 are:
Hall of Fame
Whether they’ve been on-air or in management, the Hall of Fame
inductees are selected from a group of individuals who are revered by the industry and have left an indelible contribution to radio over the past thirty years. The inductees into the Hall of Fame
for 2020 are:
Station Manager’s Choice
Finalists for the Station Manager’s Choice Award
were nominated by their respective station managers. The Station Manager’s Choice Award
recognises those individuals who work behind-the-scenes — the unsung heroes who are not on air. This year’s finalists are as follows (in alphabetical order):
In light of the government's declared state of disaster and the collective national efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19, The Radio Awards gala dinner, which was initially scheduled to take place in Sandton on Saturday, 18 April, will be replaced with an online winners announcement to be aired via digital channels on Friday, 17 April at 14:00.
To be part of the online streaming event, sign-up at www.radioawards.co.za to add it to your calendar and receive the event reminder. Further information regarding the online announcement platform will be shared in due course.
For more information, visit www.radioawards.co.za. You can also follow The Radio Awards on Facebook, Twitter or on Instagram.