Algoa FM is proud to announce that it is a finalist for the coveted Radio Station of the Year title as revealed by the Liberty Radio Awards in Johannesburg this morning.
Other commercial radio contenders include: Kaya FM, Power FM, Jacaranda 94.2, Talk Radio 702 and 5FM.
“We are delighted at the news,” says Dave Tiltmann, the Managing Director of Algoa FM.
“Once again, we are the only commercial radio station outside of Gauteng to crack the nod for this prestigious award and it is a most humbling experience for us to put the Eastern Cape and Garden Route on the radio map.
I am so very proud of my team and I’d like to thank each one of them for buying into Algoa FM’s vision.”
This brings to eleven, the total number of nominations Algoa FM has received for the 2017 Liberty Radio Awards.
According to the organisers, the adjudication panel will now review the finalists taking into account such criteria as: quality and depth of entries, on-air success and innovation, audience numbers, community outreach, understanding of listener and focus, and the X-factor.
“The challenge of selecting the best of the best will be very exacting,” says Lance Rothschild, CEO of the Liberty Radio Awards.
“With the depth and standard of entries received, there is not much to separate the finalists, and I eagerly await the outcome of this final adjudication process.”
It is the second time in the history of the Radio Awards that Algoa FM has been announced as the only commercial radio finalist, for Station of the Year, outside of Gauteng.
“If you ever wanted proof that Algoa FM goes the extra mile for its listeners, clients and shareholders, this is it,” said Alfie Jay, Operations Director of Algoa FM.
All the winners will be announced at the 2017 Liberty Radio Awards Gala Banquet, which is to be held at the Sandton Convention Centre on 22 April.