KAYA FM Bags a Record 21 Nominations for the 2020 Radio Awards.

KAYA FM Bags a Record 21 Nominations for the 2020 Radio Awards

18 Mar 2020 PRESS OFFICE

We are thrilled to announce that we’ve received 21 nominations for the 2020 Radio Awards, including Station of the Year 2020—an award that we’ve been honored with previously in 2017 and 2019. This year saw a submission of over 2000 nominations from more than 160 radio stations. The entries were adjudicated by a team of 54 judges and reviewed by BDO South Africa, the newly appointed auditors for the 2020 Radio Awards.

Now in their 10th year, the prestigious awards recognise and celebrate the most outstanding achievements in South African radio broadcasting. With 22 years of constant dedication to the radio sector, we at Kaya will continue to position ourselves as leaders in broadcasting.

We are extremely proud of all the nominated individuals, and we wish them the best of luck for the awards. Below is a full list of our nominations:

Station of the Year 2020

Best Commercial Station

Best Business and Finance Show

  • Kaya Bizz with Gugulethu Mfuphi
  • My Money and Me with Sumitra Nydoo

Best Commercial Producer – Sthakazelo Dlamini (Saturdays with Jenny)

Best Drama Programme

  • Kwasuka sukela ekasi
  • What Is Wrong With Groovin’

Best Field Reporter – Gavin Emmanuel

Best Music Show

  • The Best T In The City with Tbose
  • Elite Nites with Kgomotso Meso

Best News and Actuality Show

  • Today with John Perlman
  • The Law Report with Michael Motsoeneng-Bill
  • Breakfast with David

Best News Bulletin Reader

  • Nosipho Radebe
  • Puseletso Peters
  • Tunicia Jegels

Best Podcast – 25 Years Of Democracy

Best Promotion and Stunt Event – The BSide

Best Sports Show

  • The Homestraight
  • The Drive-Thru

Best Station Imaging

Hall of Fame

  • Neil Johnson

Bright Star 

  • Christopher Baloyi

Bright Stars 

  • Thabang Maluleke

Kaya FM Managing Director Greg Maloka, expressed his excitement with the nomination, “with 22 years being in the radio space we at Kaya remain committed to shifting the cultural needle, this recognition is testament to our quest.”

In light of the global COVID-19 outbreak, the 2020 Radio Awards gala dinner initially scheduled for the 18th  April 2020 will be replaced with an online winners’ announcement to be aired via digital channels on Friday, 17th  April 2020 at 14h00.

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NOTES TO EDITORS: About Kaya FM 95.9

Kaya FM 95.9 reflects the lives of the predominantly black, urban listener between the ages 25-49 living in Gauteng. The station broadcasts both music and talk. Kaya FM 95.9 broadcasts in English on the FM frequency signal 95(Dot)9, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The current listenership stands at 450 000 per average day and 762 000 per average 7 days. The music format offers a diverse soulful mix of adult contemporary music to smoother sounds like R&B, World Music, Soul and Jazz. The station was recently named Station of the Year 2019 at the Liberty Radio Awards.