Kaya FM shoots the lights out with the number of nominees for the Liberty Radio Awards
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Kaya FM shoots the lights out with the number of nominees for the Liberty Radio Awards

20 Mar 2019 PRESS OFFICE

Once again Kaya FM shines with the extraordinary number of nominees for the Liberty radio awards announced on the 20th March 2019. We are also proud to be nominated for the Station of The Year award, and having inductees into the Hall of Fame and Bright Stars for 2019.

We are proud of the accolades the radio station has been able to achieve in its 21 years of existence including have won the Station of the Year Award twice previously, but never more proud of its people and the amazing teams we’ve built! The people really do make the business what it is, says Head of Marketing Brenda Modibane.

The Liberty radio awards judging process was as rigorous and as throurogh, as ever as assured by Mazars, a Chartered Accounting firm who verified the results.

“With over 1,900 entries to evaluate, the adjudication panel had their work cut out for them,” says Lance Rothschild, CEO of the Liberty Radio Awards. “I’m confident that the adjudication process will ensure that we recognise and honour the best radio work in South Africa over the past year.”

Our MD, Greg Maloka has been inducted to the Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame Inductees are individuals who have served the radio industry well for at least 15 years either on air, in management, and “provide inspiration and mentorship through their radio career”.

We have also been nominated for the Station of The Year award, the criteria for the award includes on-air success, innovation, audience growth, community outreach, X-factor as well as the station’s “good citizenship” role within the industry.

Dj Keyez has been recognized as a Bright Star Inductee. This award recognises his strong radio potential, an understanding and love for radio and exhibiting qualities that shows he has a role to play in the industry’s future.

Kaya FM has scooped a total of 18 nominees for this year awards! Please help us congratulate all our nominees and their teams for their hard work:

Hall of Fame Inductee

Greg Maloka

Bright Star Inductee

Dj Keyez

Afternoon Drive Presenter   

Kgomotso Matsunyane

Best Afternoon Drive Show                        

Uncaptured with Kgomotso Matsunyane and Ndumiso Ngcobo

Kaya Bizz with Gugulethu Mfuphi

Best Breakfast Show Presenter                    

David O’Sullivan

Skhumba Hlophe

Best Breakfast Show                                     

Breakfast with David

Best Business and Finance Show                  

Kaya Bizz with Gugulethu Mfuphi

Best Field News Reporter                             

Nompumelelo Ngubeni

Best Music Show                                             

Touch of Soul with TBose

Best News and Actuality Show                  

Breakfast with David

Today with John Perlman

The Law Report with Michael Motsoeneng Bill

Best Sports Presenter                                   

Mosibodi Whitehead

Sandile van Heerden

Best Sports Show                                          

The Drive Thru with Mosibodi Whitehead and Sandile van Heerden

Station Imaging Award                                     

Kaya FM 95.9

Weekend Radio Award 

The World Show with Nicky

Elite Nites with Kgomotso Meso

A big well done to all the nominees and all the best for awards night!



For more information visit www.kayafm.co.za or connect with us on FacebookTwitter or Instagram. To set up interviews, please contact Amu Mathebula on amu@kayafm.co.za or 0116349500.

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 577 000 per average day and 762 000 per average 7 days. The music format offers a diverse and soulful mix of adult contemporary music to smoother sounds like R&B, World Music and Soul and Jazz. The station was named station of the year 2017 at the Liberty Radio Awards.

The Awards Gala Dinner will take place on the 13th of April at the Sandton Convention Centre.

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