The University of Pretoria’s (UP) campus radio station, Tuks FM, has emerged as a titan in the realm of radio excellence, clinching seven South African Radio Awards and three awards in the International Students Broadcasting Championship.
“These remarkable achievements not only underscore the station’s commitment to delivering top-notch content, but also solidifies its standing as a leading force in the dynamic landscape of campus radio,” said Lwazi Mpofu, Tuks FM station manager.
Now in their 13th year, the SA Radio Awards spotlight outstanding achievements across various radio genres, including campus, community, public broadcast, commercial, podcast and internet radio. Tuks FM emerged victorious in multiple categories, showcasing its diverse talents.
The station earned 29 SA Radio Awards nominations this year, becoming the most nominated campus radio station of the awards and the most nominated radio station across the country.
Tuks FM won the following SA Radio Awards:
Station of the Year
Afternoon Drive Presenter: Tshepang Moji
Afternoon Drive Show: Tuks FM Drive with Jodell Tantij
Breakfast Show: The Big Chief on Breakfast
Community Project: Tuks FM The Voice
Music Show: Tuks FM Top 40
Night-time Show: The Tuks FM Sex Show
Tuks FM also received three awards at the International Students Broadcasting Championship, which is a development platform dedicated to acknowledging emerging radio, podcast and digital talent, with the aim of exposing them to potential employers. The station competed with several countries, including the US, the UK, Australia and the Philippines.
Tuks FM won the following International Students Broadcasting Championship Awards:
People’s Choice Award: Tshepang Moji
Best New Podcast: The Tuks FM Sex Show (additionally, Feedspot, a content reader for reading all websites in one place, recently ranked the show as the second-best sexuality podcast in South Africa)
Best Community Initiative: Tuks FM The Voice
“This success not only reflects positively on Tuks FM, but also stands as a source of pride for the University of Pretoria as a whole,” said Professor Flavia Senkubuge, Vice-Principal: Student Life. “We are excited about the acknowledgment of the efforts of the Tuks FM team on the international stage.”