Joburg’s Hot 91.9 cleans out at the Liberty Radio Awards

Joburg’s Hot 91.9 cleans out at the Liberty Radio Awards

Liberty Radio Awards 2019 host, Lebo Mashile with winner Jeremy Mansfield | Image: Supplied

The Joburg North community station beat its own record.

Following a successful run at the 2018 Liberty Radio Awards, Johannesburg-based station Hot 91.9 FM has come out tops once again with a whopping 11 awards after this past weekend’s ceremony.

Regarded as the “Oscars” of South African radio, Saturday evening saw the stars of the radio industry come out in full force to celebrate what has been described as a credible, well-judged programme that promotes excellence in radio with a view to ensuring that radio remains one of the foremost media choices in South Africa.

Hot 91.9 FM is a community radio station based in Northriding and broadcasting to Johannesburg North and surrounding areas. According to the station, they play “the best ‘Old Skool’ and R&B music, with the most popular radio personalities as well as the most spectacular on-air promotions and off-air presence,” and they managed to outshine their 2018 record of eight awards and two hall-of-fame inductions.

ALSO READ: Jeremy Mansfield returns to radio

CEO of the Liberty Radio Awards Lance Rothschild said in a statement: “The standard of this year’s entries was exceptionally high and adjudication scoring was incredibly close, but I am confident that the results reflect the best work within the industry.

“Excellent performance and content rewards listeners for the time that they spend listening to a station or program and compels them to remain tuned in for longer. It also reinforces the relationship between a station or program and the listener, which ultimately contributes to the sustainability of radio,” he added.

Among the other big winners on the night are Umhlobo Wenene FM, Kaya FM, and Tuks FM.

Liberty Radio Awards host Loysio Madinga and winner Zoe Brown | Image: Supplied

Check out the full list if the 2019 Liberty Radio Awards winners below:

Afternoon Drive Presenter

Campus: Voice Of Wits – Mike V

Community: Hot 91.9 Fm – Simon Parkinson

Pbs: Umhlobo Wenene Fm –  Amaza Ntshanga

Commercial: East Coast Radio –  Bongani Mtolo

Afternoon Drive Show

Campus: Tuks Fm 107.2 – The Tuks Fm Drive Show

Community: Hot 91.9 Fm – The Big Joburg Drive

Pbs: Radio 2000 – The Glenzito Super Drive

Commercial: Kaya Fm 95.9 – Uncaptured

Breakfast Show Presenter

Campus: Pukfm 93.6 – Pamela Davis

Community: Hot 91.9 Fm – Jeremy Mansfield

Pbs: Lotus Fm – O’neil Nair

Commercial: Jacaranda Fm – Martin Bester

Breakfast Show

Campus: Tuks Fm 107.2 – The Tuks Fm Breakfast Show

Community: Hot 91.9 Fm – Mansfield In The Morning

Pbs: Lesedi Fm – Monate Breakfast Show

Commercial: East Coast Radio – East Coast Breakfast

Business And Finance Show

Kaya Fm 95.9 – Kaya Bizz

Community Project

Campus: Pukfm 93.6 – Cause4paws

Community: Hot 91.9 Fm – Touching 100 Lives

Pbs: Thobela Fm – Sedibeng

Commercial: 947 – Baby Hannah

Content Producer

Campus And Community Combined: Hot 91.9 Fm – Mansfield In The Morning, William Scott And Sam Cowen

Pbs: Safm – Safm Facts Of Faith, Joey Johannah Legodi

Commercial: 947 – 947 Breakfast Club, Khetha Mkhize

Daytime Show

Campus: Voice Of Wits – That Lunch Show

Community: Hot 91.9 Fm – The Mark Pilgrim Show

Pbs: Umhlobo Wenene Fm – Khanya Gqiyazana

Commercial: Power 98.7 – Power Talk

Drama Programme

Combined: Safm – Late Night Serial – Jozi Dark

Field News Reporter

Combined: Kaya Fm 95.9 – Nompumelelo Ngubeni

Internet Radio Show

Vision View Sports Radio – Home Run

Multi-channel Promotion

Combined: Kfm 94.5 – #Kfmloveskaapstad Summer Campaign

Music Show

Campus: Tuks Fm 107.2 – Locals Only

Community: Aganang Fm Community Station – Quiet Nights

Pbs: Umhlobo Wenene Fm – Ikwayala Eziphambili

Commercial: Gagasi Fm – The Block Party

News And Actuality Show

Campus: The Rock Fm – Rea Fahlolloha

Pbs: Trufm – Incoko

Commercial: Kaya Fm 95.9 – Today With John Perlman

News Bulletin Reader

Campus: Uct Radio – Rebecca Cullum

Community: Hot 91.9 Fm – Gladys Sithole

Pbs: Motsweding Fm – Dimakatso Motaung

Commercial: 702 – Tara Penny

Night-time Show

Campus: Tuks Fm 107.2 – The Tuks Fm Hip Hop Show

Community: Fine Music Radio – Symphony Concert

Pbs: Motsweding Fm – Mekonko

Commercial: Cape Talk 567 Am – Late Nights With Sara-Jayne King


Combined: Thobela Fm – Mahlakung Drama Soap

Promotions Stunt/Event

Campus: Pukfm 93.6 – Findthejoy

Community: Hot 91.9 Fm – Touching 100 Lives In Honour Of Madiba’s 100th Birthday

Pbs: Safm – Promotion Of 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture Delivered By President Barack Obama

Commercial: Jacaranda Fm – Malcolm X

Radio Documentary

Combined: Lotus Fm – 1860

Radio Innovation

Combined: Tuks Fm 107.2 –  Tuks Fm Hear The Sights

Sports Presenter

Combined: Metro Fm And Radio 2000 – Robert Marawa

Sports Show

Campus And Community: Mix 93.8 Fm – The Sports Mix

Pbs: Umhlobo Wenene Fm – Ezemidlalo

Commercial: Metro Fm And Radio 2000 – Marawa Sport Worldwide

Station Imaging

Campus And Community: Hot 91.9 Fm

Pbs: Ligwalagwala Fm

Commercial: 702

Traffic Presenter

Combined: Kfm 94.5 – Zoe Brown

Weekend Radio Show

Campus: North West University Fm – Serenade

Community: Groot Fm 90.5 – Gister Se Grootes

Pbs: Lotus Fm – The Morning Masala

Commercial: Jacaranda Fm –  High School Hits Weekend With Kenzy

Station Of The Year

Campus: Tuks Fm 107.2

Community: Hot 91.9 Fm

Pbs: Umhlobo Wenene Fm

Commercial: Kaya Fm 95.9

My Station – Most Votes

Ligwalagwala Fm

My Station – Most Loyal Listeners

Overvaal Stereo 96.1

Bright Star Inductees

702 – Presley Makhombothi

947 – Zanele Potelwa

East Coast Radio – Sky Tshabalala

Hot 91.9 Fm – Simon Hill

Kaya Fm 95.9 – Dj Keyez

Kovsie Fm – Gerben Van Niekerk

Ofm – Thabang Moselani

Ofm – Wr Van Der Merwe

Rx Radio – Noluyolo Ngomani

Ujfm – Olivia Mabitsi

Voice Of Wits – Kutlwano Serame

Vuma 103 Fm – Patricia Nonkululeko Malemia

Hall Of Fame Inductees

Rodney Trudgeon

Greg Maloka

Mpho Nefale

Denzil Taylor

Heinrich Marnitz

Alan Maker

Kid Nkayi

Zolani Mark Bongco

Mbulelo Ngewu

Patrick Bogatsu

READ NEXT: Radio 2000 attempt to suspend Glen Lewis

For more news your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.




today in print