The awards keep rolling in for 5FM. Following on from the station’s recent nomination for an international radio award in the Influential International Station category at the prestigious Worldwide Radio Summit Awards, comes more recognition. 5FM was the big winner at the MTN Radio Awards, held this past weekend, where the station scooped four of the big awards, including the night’s biggest accolade – Commercial Station of the Year.
5FM’s popular afternoon drive show The Fresh Drive, hosted by DJ Fresh, won Best Afternoon Drive Show for a commercial radio station. Says Fresh, “The team may have won but this award is really for the listeners, the Fresh Drivers.” Another feather in the cap is first-time winner Sias du Plessis winning Best Sports Presenter for his sport on 5FM Mornings with Gareth Cliff, weekdays between 6am and 9am. Says an excited Sias, 5FM’s
resident ginger, “The competition was very stiff, so it feels incredible to be recognised after ten years in radio. Being at 5FM is a dream come true.”
In a fitting farewell to The Grant and Anele Show, which came to an end on 5FM this March, the duo scooped Best Daytime Show, an apt tribute to their four-year success at 5FM. The station is also extremely proud of 5FM’s ‘new kid on the block’, Rob Forbes, who now hosts the weekday 9am-12pm slot. Rob scooped the Best Campus Breakfast Presenter for his work on Tuks FM, before joining 5FM in April.
Says 5FM’s station manager Aisha Mohamed, “5FM is enjoying its highest ever recorded listenership and these awards represent recognition and credibility amongst our peers. The judging panel has recognised that 5FM has successfully been able to transcend into the next generation of radio. We are honoured to be nominated in a wide range of categories, and to win Station of the Year is the highest accolade for a South African radio station.”
MTN RADIO AWARDS:
· The Fresh Drive - Best Afternoon Drive Show
· Our Resident Ginger, Sias du Plessis - Best Sports Presenter
· Grant and Anele - Best Daytime Show
· Gareth Cliff for being nominated for Best Morning Drive Presenter
· Gareth Cliff on 5FM Mornings for being nominated for Best Morning Drive Show
· Rob Vember for being nominated for Best Night Time show
Congrats to the those who were not at 5FM last year, but received these awards:
· Rob Forbes – Best Breakfast Presenter (Campus – Tuks FM). Catch Rob on 5FM weekdays 9am-12pm.
· Brionne Olsen – Promotion / Stunt Award, For the Double Up promotion (Jacaranda FM)
5FM was also nominated for Our Youngblood 5 CSI initiative and our Braai Day promotion.
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We’re also truly honoured to be nominated at the WORLD RADIO SUMMIT by readers of ' AllAccess.com!
5FM is one of five radio stations put forward in the "Influential International Station" category.
5FM is the only SA radio station to be nominated. We stand alongside BBC Radio 1 (UK), NRJ (France), Triple J (Australia) and Xfm (UK) for the honour.
The international awards ceremony will be held in Hollywood at the end of April.