Algoa FM’s presenters Daron Mann and Wayne Hart were announced winners in two commercial radio categories of the MTN Radio Awards at the Gala Banquet at the Sandton Convention Centre this past Saturday.
Daron, who hosts Algoa FM’s breakfast show, anchor named, Daron Mann Breakfast, with his two co-hosts Carol-Ann Kelleher and Charlton Tobias, won the award for Best Breakfast Presenter in Commercial Radio. Wayne Hart walked away with the award of Best Music Show for the Algoa FM Top 30 which he hosts every Saturday from 9am-12pm.
“We received well over a thousand entries and the adjudicators had a huge task to review and score all of these”, says Chairman of the MTN Radio Awards, Rich Mkhondo.
“It appears that 2013 is the year where we are recognised across the spectrum for our increased efforts in radio. The MTN Radio Awards come less than a month after our Sport Editor, Neil Bisseker, also walked away with an esteemed award, the 2013 Telkom Business Golf Journalist of the Year award, says Managing Director of Algoa FM, Dave Tiltmann.
“We are very grateful that our efforts in bringing the best radio to our listeners across our footprint, from the Garden Route to the Wild Coast, have not gone unrecognised”, says Tiltmann.
“What makes these awards even more amazing, is the fact that it is merely 6 months after Algoa FM’s Morning Show was relaunched as the Daron Mann Breakfast and Wayne only started hosting the Algoa FM Top 30 in December 2012”, says Operations Director of Algoa FM, Alfie Jay.
“We are so proud of the talent we have at our radio station. They work hard, they work smart, and this recognition from the South African radio industry pays tribute not only to the leadership, but also the talent at the station and the reception by our audience. We’re excited about the station’s future, to say the least”, says Jay.