MTN awards Excellency on airwaves

Posted: 20/04/2013 in Infotainment


Excellence in radio was acknowledged and celebrated at the Sandton Convention Centre as the winners of the 2013 MTN Radio Awards were announced.

This year’s awards programme, the fourth edition of this South African radio industry celebration, brought the who’s who of radio, including current stars and past legends, together to recognize and acknowledge the best radio work of the past year.

The MTN Radio Awards, a Future Group event, promotes excellence in radio. Lance Rothschild, CEO of the MTN Radio Awards says: “The awards programme encourages all members of the industry to constantly strive for excellence in the quest to make more compelling and more appealing programming. This has the ultimate objective of maintaining radio’s leading position in the South African media spectrum.”

“Radio has always been a medium close to our hearts,” says Serame Taukobong, Chief Marketing Officer of MTN South Africa. “It played an integral role in the launch of MTN and it continues to play a key role in our overall media mix by creating conversations, keeping our communities informed and aware of what is happening around the world. Our sponsorship of these awards affords us the opportunity to recognize, thank and publically acknowledge the professionals within the radio industry for doing excellent work.”

Rich Mkhondo, Chairman of the MTN Radio Awards says: “The MTN Radio Awards once again attracted a record number of entries this year. The standard of entries was extremely pleasing and, I believe this indicates that the Awards are creating an increased focus on quality, thus improving the radio experience for the listeners. I am extremely proud of the achievements of the MTN Radio Awards and look forward to seeing these grow from strength-to-strength.”


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