HOT 102.7FM has announced that it has made its mark on the local industry with 13 nominations in the 2022 SA Radio Awards. The nominations come a little over a year after it went live as Johannesburg’s newest commercial radio station.
The nominations are for its two flagship shows Joburg’s Hottest Breakfast Show and The Big Joburg Drive.
In the Commercial Station of the Year category, HOT 102.7FM made the shortlist in the My Station — Most Votes and My Station — Most Loyal Listener categories.
The station’s managing director, Lloyd Madurai the station’s rating was pretty impressive, especially being Johannesburg’s newest commercial radio.
“But I’m not all that surprised, as I believe our combination of playing the best ‘Old Skool’ and R&B music, together with some of the most experienced and popular presenters in the industry, is pretty compelling. It’s just nice to now get that recognition from the industry,” Madurai said.
There were also two nominations for The Mark Pilgrim Show in the Daytime Show and Weekend Radio Show categories. This is while three of HOT 102.7FM’s entries in the Internet Radio Show category made the shortlist. The three entries are: Club Classics with Shane ‘The Duke’ Wellington; Late Night Love Songs with Treasure, and Evenings with Benjy Mudie.
HOT 102.7FM was also rewarded in the Radio Innovation category, while its remaining nominations were for Early Mornings with Mzi in the Night-Time Show category and HOT 1027 Business with Michael Avery in the Podcast category.
Veteran radio personality Benjy Mudie has been added to the list of Hall of Fame inductees, while HOT 102.7FM has a Bright Star inductee in news bulletin reader Tshegofatso Seleke.
“Our presenters are just one element of the overall HOT 102.7FM offering,” adds Madurai.
“We also like to throw the best parties, have an incredibly effective CSI division in Hot Cares, which does some amazing work in the community (making a meaningful difference to a host of lives) and we generally like to have the maximum fun possible, with putting smiles on people’s faces our priority.”