South Africa’s 12th Radio Awards has announced that station managers can now cast their nominations in the Station Manager’s Choice category of the awards.
The Station Manager’s Choice category was introduced in 2020 and recognizes individuals operating behind the scenes for their contributions to radio in South Africa. The nomination process runs until Friday, 20 May.
Taryn Westoby, head of Arena Events, underscored the importance of the awards’ category.
“The success of radio stations often relies on the hard work and commitment of people who operate in the background, and who are generally not the familiar faces and voices that audiences come to know. They’re the individuals that keep the wheels turning and morale high and know how to get things done,” Westoby said.
Here’s how station managers can cast their nominations:
Nominations can only be made by the station manager, with nominees being 18 years or older.
All station employees are eligible for a nomination, irrespective of whether they’re full-time, part-time, or temporary employees.
No more than three nominations may be submitted per station.
To receive a secure link to the online nomination portal, station managers can contact Michelle Rodrigues at [email protected].
Thereafter, they can complete the nomination form by providing a 200-word motivation, before submitting the entry via the portal.
Station managers have until Friday, 20 May to submit their nominations for this category.
The Radio Awards advisory board will adjudicate nominations based on the following criteria:
work commitment, and
personal performance as an unsung hero.
Finalists in the Station Manager’s Choice category will be announced on the awards website, as well as made known via direct notification to the relevant station managers. The winner of the Station Manager’s Choice Award will be announced at the awards event.