“It is particularly humbling for the station to be honoured and recognized 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 Umhlobo Wenene FM 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.
Umhlobo Wenene FM presenter Putco Mafani says," Being inducted into the SA Radio Hall of Fame is the biggest honour ever for me personally, Umhlobo Wenene FM and my family. What went through my mind at the MTN Awards function was the fact that the night belonged to people with a voice of gold and brains of platinum but I considered it unbelievable that my name would be mentioned alongside those of great radio stalwarts.
Today ushers a new chapter in my career, classified a radio legend on the same list as those who inspired me, John Becks, Alex Jay, DambileTuswa, Given Ntlebi, Peter Bacela to mention but a few."
Thobela FM won the "My station" award, voted overwhelmingly by the Radio station listeners and also won two other awards, "Daytime show" (PBS winner) for Sedibeng , and the Music Show award "Thobela FM Top 10 Le Thabo."
Moshongwa Matsena (Thobela FM Station Manager) said, "We as Thobela FM are excited and proud of the "My Station" award. The station is dedicating this award to all the Thobela FM staff members but most importantly to the listeners who voted for us. This award is emphasizing the fact that we are the real Royalty "Moshate" We are also happy with the other two awards that we received in the Music Show and Daytime categories."
General Manager for SABC PBS Radio Stations: Mr. Zolisile Mapipa sees the relationship between a Radio Station and its listeners as a partnership: "One of the things I enjoy most about working in Radio is its immediacy – you’re always challenged to think on your feet. Radio makes use of sound to create meaning, and the audience is an important part of that process. Radio is, quite literally, the theatre of the mind", he said.
He concluded that SABC Radio remains committed to entertain and provide meaningful and developmental content through a mix of programming genres including music, drama, documentaries, magazine and variety shows.
The list of SABC Radio Station winners for the 5th Annual MTN Radio Awards includes:
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
Winner: SAFM - Nelson Mandela's Soundtrack
Winner: LESEDI FM - Thabo Kofa
SPORTS SHOWWinner: METRO FM - 083Sports@6 with Marawa
Winner: METRO FM – Rob Byrne
WEEKEND RADIO SHOW Winner: SAFM – Media@SAFM
STATION OF THE YEAR
PBS Winner: UMHLOBO WENENE FM