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14 nominations for VOW FM

- By Wits University

Voice of Wits (VOW) FM has garnered 14 nominations for the upcoming 2015 MTN Radio Awards.

This is an indication of the year-on-year growth in the station which received 10 nominations in 2014 and ultimately won four awards in the competitive awards highly anticipated by radio practitioners.

The annual awards recognise excellence in radio and reward those individuals and organisations who combine talent, hard work and skill to deliver engaging listener content.

VOW FM, which is located on the new frequency 88.1 FM, is hoping to scoop more gongs at this year’s awards taking place on 18 April 2015 at the Sandton Convention.

The VOW nominations are: Breakfast Show Presenter (campus) for Mpumie Mlambo and Breakfast Show (campus): The Morning ShakeUP. Music Show (campus): Kpop Fridays with Felicity Mdhluli. The Law Focus show was nominated in three categories; for Drama category (campus and community) and the News & Actuality show category for their piece on Female Miners; while also gaining a nomination in the Radio Documentary category for the Female Miners piece. Executive producer Paul McNally also received two nominations in the same category under the News and Actuality producer (campus and community) for his work on Radio Station Burnt Down and Municipal By-laws and Township Crèches.

Other nominations are in the News and Actuality Producer for MacThomas Ntuli and Sports Show for the SportsHub. In the News and Actuality Show category; Science Inside, Breaking Ground and La Bonne Vie were all nominated in the same category. Dineo Bendile received a News Bulletin Reader nomination and the station’s annual campaign, The Number One Supporter received recognition in the Promotions Stunt/Event category.


“VOW FM is really proud for this great achievement, and we are simply excited for all our nominated shows and presenters,” says Mike Smurthwaite, Station Manager.

Wits University staff and students can also help the station win the Station of the Year award by SMS-ing “VOW” to 40616.

For more on the awards click here.

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