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SA Radio Awards 2022: Hot 102.7 FM, 947 lead the pack of nominees – Entertainment SA


The 2022 South African Radio Awards are finally here and your favourite stations are nominated. The Awards celebrate the very best of South African radio, honouring personalities, programming, news and sports reporting, production and creativity within the industry.

The finalists for the 2022 South African Radio Awards were announced on Tuesday 6 September. This year, a record-number of entries were received for the Radio Awards.  

Johannesburg-based radio station Hot 102.7 FM leads the pack of nominees with a whopping 13 nods. The South African Radio Awards ceremony is set to take place on 26 November. 

RADIO AWARDS CELEBRATE RECORD-NUMBER OF ENTRIES 

2022 marks the 12th edition of the Radio Awards and more than 1.1 million entries were received. This has significantly increased from 880 000 entries in 2021.

“The awards continue to go from strength-to-strength and it has been fantastic to see enthusiasm that stations have displayed this year,” said Taryn Westoboy, the general manager of Arena Events, the company behind the Radio Awards. 

“We are delighted about the level of industry participation and we look forward to hosting yet another show-stopping awards.” 

WHO ARE THE NOMINEES? 

The nominees for the Radio Awards were decided by 37 judges. Leading the charge is Johannesburg’s Hot 102.7 FM with 13 nominations. The radio station’s The Mark Pilgrim Show in the Daytime Show and Weekend Radio Show categories. 

The station also bagged three nominations in the Internet Radio Show category. Hot 102.7FM also received nominations in the Radio Innovation and Podcast categories.

947’s Anele Mdoda has been nominated in the Commercial Breakfast Show Presenter category alongside 702’s Bongani Bingwa, Jacaranda FM’s Martin Bester and KFM’s Darren Simpson. 

Unathi Nkayi, who was booted from Kaya FM in 2021, landed a nomination for Community Afternoon Show Presenter. 

TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THE RADIO AWARDS NOMINEES 

STATION OF THE YEAR – COMMERCIAL 

  • 702 
  • 947
  • East Coast Radio
  • Hot 102.7 FM
  • Jacaranda FM
  • Kaya FM

AFTERNOON DRIVE PRESENTER – COMMERCIAL 

  • Thando Thabethe – 947
  • JSBU – East Coast Radio
  • Khanya “Kyeezi” Siyengo – Good Hope FM
  • Rian Van Heerden – Jacaranda FM
  • Carl Wastie – KFM 94.5

AFTERNOON DRIVE SHOW – COMMERCIAL 

  • Afternoon Drive – 702
  • 947 Drive With Thando – 947
  • The Big Joburg Drive – Hot 102.7FM
  • The Scenic Drive With Rian – Jacaranda FM
  • Kaya Drive – Kaya 959

BREAKFAST SHOW PRESENTER – COMMERCIAL 

  • Bongani Bingwa – 702
  • Anele Mdoda – 947
  • Martin Bester – Jacaranda FM
  • Darren Simpson – KFM 94.5
  • Thabiso – Power 98.7
  • Bryce – YFM

BREAKFAST SHOW – COMMERCIAL 

  • Anele and the Club on 947 – 947
  • Darren, Keri & Sky – East Coast Radio
  • Hot 102.7FM – Joburg’s Hottest Breakfast Show
  • Breakfast with Martin Bester – Jacaranda FM
  • The Morning Flava – Metro FM
  • Y Mornings – YFM

MUSIC SHOW – COMMERCIAL 

  • 947 – The 947 Top 40 Powered by CTM
  • 947 – The 947 Bloc Party
  • Kaya 959 – The Ultimate 959 Top 30 with DJ Keyez
  • Kaya 959 – Best in the City
  • Metro FM – Top 40
  • Power 98.7 – Power Weekend with Ab Dacosta

See the full list of nominees here



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