Tuks FM has secured 18 nominations for the 2019 Liberty Radio Awards to be hosted on 13 April at the Sandton Convention Centre. In so doing, the radio station became the most-nominated campus radio station in the country, and the second most-nominated overall (campus, community, PBS and commercial), falling only three short of the radio station with the highest number of nominations for 2019.
Below is a list of all the nominations Tuks FM received:
1. DUANE JEFFERY VAN WYK
2. KEA BOYA
3. THE TUKS FM DRIVE SHOW
4. THE TUKS FM BREAKFAST SHOW
6. HOT TOPIC
7. HEAR THE SIGHTS
8. LOCALS ONLY
9. THE TUKS FM HIP HOP SHOW
10. THE TUKS FM HIP HOP SHOW
11. LOCALS ONLY
13. THE TUKS FM RADIO INDABA 2018
15. HEAR THE SIGHTS
16. TUKS FM 107.2
17. SATURDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHTS WITH AARON
18. TUKS FM TOP 40.
Tuks FM is also the only campus or community radio station to be nominated in the Multi-Channel Promotion and Radio Innovation categories, with all the other nominees being commercial radio stations.
Station Manager, Leanne Kunz, says the achievement is a massive feather in their cap, and shows that the repositioning the station underwent in 2018 is bearing fruit. “We made sweeping changes at basically every level of Tuks FM’s operations in 2018 in a bid to realign ourselves with our core market. These included implementing a structured, intensive training programme under Programme Manager, Mike Bower, which has vastly improved our output overall. I think the number of nominations we received this year is a reflection of those changes, as well as a massive team effort to make Tuks FM the best campus radio station in the country.”
Tuks FM received nine nominations at the 2018 event, and won two awards, as well as two Bright Star accolades.