The 2013 MTN Radio awards are about honouring those with sense of humour and at times those with irritating gestures!
Talk of power behind the MIC…
The grand finale takes place this week at Sandton Convention Center, and already stakes are too high which station or who will walk away with the prize (s).
“With the growth interest in the MTN Radio Awards, we have substantially overshot our objective of attracting 1 000 entries,” says Lance Rothschild, CEO of the MTN Radio Awards.
“However more important than the number of entries is the fact that there was a 33% increase in the number of stations that submitted entries, taking the number of stations eligible for an award up to 68,” adds Rothschild.
So, you see radio plays a very significant role in our daily congested lives!
With the said stats, we hope to see more community radio stations up on stage this Saturday, as opposed to last year, were one station from Lenasia was recognized, gleefully.
Ok, herewith the members of the adjudication panel for the 2013 MTN Radio Awards:
Alan Khan – Former Station Manager – Jacaranda 94.2
Amore Truter – MTN Radio Awards Bright Star 2012 and Station Manager PUKfm
Andy Rice – Advertising and Marketing Expert
Charlene Deacon – Former Station Manager – Kaya FM
Cindy Diamond – Sales Manager – MediaMark
David Mashabela – Presenter, Producer
Deon Maas – Author, Documentary Film Maker and TV and Radio Producer
Dmitri Jegels – On-air personality, media academic
Doc Fick – Head of Radio – NEMISA
Ed Jordan – MTN SAMA Award-winner, Producer and Presenter
Gavin Meiring – Former Station Manager – Heart 104.9
Greg Maloka – Station Manager – Kaya FM
Ismail Variava – Head of News and PRO – Radio Islam
Jackie Phaka – Veteran Broadcaster and Education Policy Consultant
James Seerane – Treasurer of National Community Radio Forum
Jayne Morgan – Former BBC and SAfm Radio Producer
Jeremy Maggs – Co-founder of MTN Radio Awards and veteran Radio and TV broadcaster
John Walls – Co-founder Ultimate Media – a specialist Radio Agency
Kate Turkington – Broadcaster and Media Training consultant
Koos Radebe Founding Station Manager – Metro FM and veteran broadcaster
Lance Rothschild – CEO MTN Radio Awards and former Station Manager 5FM
Matonya Sakupwunya – General Manager – Radio Advertising Bureau South Africa
Musa Kalenga – Head of Group Digital Marketing – Nedbank
Nomahlubi Simamane – Founder of Zanusi Brand Solutions
Patrick Bogatsu – Operations Manager at Gagasi 99.5FM
Rich Mkhondo – Chairman MTN Radio Awards
Rob Haynes – Media Director – Ogilvy Africa
Selwyn Bartlett – Former Operations Manager – Heart 104.9 FM
Tim Modise – Veteran broadcaster
Tim Zunkel – MTN Radio Awards Bright Star 2012 and Programme Manager – 5FM
Tinyiko Maluleke – Veteran broadcaster and media academic
Tony Lankester – CEO – National Arts Festival
Treasure Tshabalala – Veteran broadcaster
Zaid Bhoola – MTN Radio Awards Bright Star 2012 and Presenter – Lotus FM
Zandile Nzalo – Former presenter and producer for several radio and television stations
Tickets to the awards are available from Taryn Westoby on 011 803 2040 or email@example.com or visit www.mtnradioawards.com.
It starts from 6pm.