Tuks FM won awards for its two flagship shows at the Liberty Radio Awards, held at the Sandton Convention Centre on Saturday night.
The annual ceremony celebrates the best of the best in the radio industry. According to the Liberty Radio Awards website, it’s about rewarding those individuals and organisations who combine talent, hard work and skill to ensure that their listeners are compelled.
Tuks FM won awards for the Best Breakfast Presenter, which was scooped up by Nicholas Lawrence, as well as the Best Afternoon Drive Show, presented by Sila Odhuno and Caitlin Weber.
Lawrence says winning an award came as a shock as he has only been in radio for just over a year: “Winning is definitely one of the proudest, happiest moments of my life. Following my passion and being awarded for doing what I love, there’s just nothing that beats that. But in saying that, as much as this award is mine, it is a win for the station and all my fellow presenters.”
Odhuno, who is known on air as ‘The Kenyan King’ says he couldn’t be happier: “The first time I heard of the awards in 2015, everyone told me how magical it was and how much of a privilege it is to mingle with the best in the radio business. On Saturday night, I got to mingle with the best in the business and finally scoop up an award, and I can confirm that it is truly magical! Radio has been my creative outlet for the last three years and it’s encouraging to know that people appreciate the noise I make on the radio!”
Weber remained with her feet firmly on the ground following her win: “Awards aren’t everything, but it’s great to get recognition for something you love and enjoy so much!”
Tuks FM presenters, Tayla Welch and Quintus Potgieter were also awarded Bright Star Awards. These accolades are given to individuals either on-air or behind the scenes who are 35-years-old or younger, and are making waves in the industry. It is given to people who are thought to be the future of the radio industry.