Liberty Radio Awards 2018

Paul Gray

The Liberty Radio Awards took place on 14 April at the Sandton Convention Centre. TuksFM received two Awards.These included best afternoon drive show for a campus radio station awarded to “The Drive Way”, as well as the best breakfast presenter award, given to Nicholas Lawrence.

The Liberty Radio Awards, formerly named the MTN radio awards, are one of the South African radio industry’s most prestigious accolades, which celebrate some of the most talented and respected members and shows in the radio community. Some well known members of the community such as David O’Sullivan, Thabo Musiya as well as Programme Managers from Hot 91.9FM, Jacaranda FM and KFM, amongst others were in attendance. The awards are separated into three categories: commercial, community and campus. TuksFM was nominated for 12 awards in the campus category. The best campus radio station of the year went to PUK FM.

The afternoon drive show award winners are presenters Sila Odhuno, who currently studies a Masters in African-European Cultural Relations and has been at the station for three years; Caitlin Weber, who has just finished a degree in Publishing and has been at the station for three and a half years, and Gregory Symington, who currently studies Engineering and has been at the station for six months. The second award for TuksFM, under the breakfast presenter for a campus radio show went to Nicholas Lawrence, who has recently finished his BCom Law degree. Nicholas has left the station to pursue work in Johannesburg. These two awards add to TuksFM’s impressive collection of titles. It remains the most awarded campus radio station in South Africa.

Sila Odhuno from “The Drive Way” show said that, “after working at the radio station for three years, it was great to win an award and be recognized for all the hard work that myself and my team put in”. If you want to listen to the award winning drive team, they now host the breakfast show between 06:00 and 9:00 in the morning.


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