The Radio Awards has announced Wednesday, March 16 as the date for the opening of its 2022 entries.
The Radio Awards honors outstanding achievements in the South African radio industry and sets a benchmark for all radio stations and professionals to strive towards. The Radio Awards program owned by Arena Events and is dedicated to fairness and integrity and is focused on being a credible, well-judged transparent Program that recognizes exceptional and innovative excellence in South African radio.
The awards organizer reveals its objective is to ensure that radio remains one of South Africa’s foremost media choices.
“We respect the achievements of the many talented men and women in the radio industry and are proud to continue recognizing and honoring South Africa’s outstanding radio talent, from in-front-of-the mic presenters to behind-the-scenes producers,” the organizer said.
This year’s ceremony has been moved to later in the annual calendar, to allow for the best chance to have an in-person, hybrid celebration while keeping Covid-19 compliance top of mind.
The gala dinner, which will be streamed live online, will take place on Saturday, 1 October.
The head of Arena Events, Taryn Westoby said, radio has played an important part in keeping people informed and feeling connected, during what has been an extremely hard time, during the pandemic.
“Radio remains one of the most accessible platforms for engaging millions of South Africans,” Westoby said.
“We are delighted to once again host the premier awards Program celebrating the country’s finest talent in radio broadcasting.”
Individuals can view the 2022 entry categories here.
The 2022 Radio Awards program will include two online digital dialogues. The first dialogue will take place during the entry process and will focus on how to create award-winning entries with insights from past judges and winners, while the second dialogue will take place after the awards ceremony, to showcase the insights and learnings from the 2022 winners.
According to the awards, the fan favorite ‘My Station’ competition is back — giving radio audiences the opportunity to vote for their number one South African radio station, with the chance to win a prize to the value of R40 000.
The Bursary Award is an initiative of The Radio Awards that aims to build future talent within the radio industry by providing an individual with the right aptitude an opportunity to study further.
Judges for The awards are selected each year based on their relevant experience and expertise within radio. In expanding the diversity of the panel, the organizers welcome suggestions for new judges.
Nominations to the judging panel are to be directed to Michelle Rodrigues at [email protected].