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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 earned the title as 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:

AFTERNOON DRIVE PRESENTER
1. DUANE JEFFERY VAN WYK
2. KEA BOYA

AFTERNOON DRIVE SHOW
3. THE TUKS FM DRIVE SHOW

BREAKFAST SHOW
4. THE TUKS FM BREAKFAST SHOW

COMMUNITY PROJECT
5. #PAYITFORWARD

DAYTIME SHOW
6. HOT TOPIC

MULTI-CHANNEL PROMOTION
7. HEAR THE SIGHTS

MUSIC SHOW
8. LOCALS ONLY
9. THE TUKS FM HIP HOP SHOW

NIGHT-TIME SHOW
10. THE TUKS FM HIP HOP SHOW
11. LOCALS ONLY

PROMOTIONS STUNT/EVENT
12. #PAYITFORWARD
13. THE TUKS FM RADIO INDABA 2018

RADIO DOCUMENTARY
14. #BETTERTOKNOW

RADIO INNOVATION
15. HEAR THE SIGHTS

STATION IMAGING
16. TUKS FM 107.2

WEEKEND RADIO SHOW
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.

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