Media conglomerate Primedia Broadcasting has bagged ten wins across multiple categories at the 2022 Radio Awards, held in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Saturday night.
The media company’s premium content and broadcasting outlets, 947, 702, Kfm 94.5, CapeTalk and EWN, received over 40 nominations for outstanding achievements in the radio industry.
Joburg’s 947 walked away with the prestigious Station of the Year award! Radio personality Anele Mdoda won the coveted Breakfast Show Presenter award, while Thando Thabethe bagged a double win, claiming the title for best commercial Afternoon Drive Presenter whilst her show, 947 Drive with Thando, also came out on top. In addition, the 947 Top 40 Powered by CTM won best Music Show.
Other winners included The Midday Report with Mandy Wiener on 702, and CapeTalk claimed the win in the News and Actuality category. CapeTalk’s Lunch with Pippa Hudson scooped the award for best Daytime Show. With Sifiso Zulu of EWN winning commercial radio’s best News Bulletin Reader.
Kfm 94.5 ensured a win for Station Imaging after receiving two nominations in the category.
Primedia’s chief broadcasting officer Africa, Trish Taylor, was honoured with an induction into the Radio Awards Hall of Fame.
Commenting on the wins, Primedia Broadcasting CEO Randall Abrahams said exceptional work was delivered across the board.
He said, “It was great to see everyone come together as industry colleagues. Unfortunately, Covid-19 deprived us of the opportunity to be together and celebrate one another. However, it also tested our agility to respond to a crisis. These awards for our brilliant anchors, presenters, producers, and specialists affirm and confirm that Primedia remains a leading broadcaster. We pride ourselves on being innovative and meticulous in our executions and approach.”