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HOT 102.7FM Earns 3 Nominations at NYC Festivals Radio Awards

HOT 102.7FM , the dynamic South African radio station, has once again proven its global impact by securing three nominations for the prestigious 2024 New York Festivals Radio Awards. Often hailed as the ‘Oscars of the radio industry’, these nominations reflect the station’s remarkable growth since its inception in July 2021 in Johannesburg.

Last year, HOT 102.7FM received an impressive seven nominations at the New York Festivals Radio Awards, culminating in four finalist accolades. This year’s nominations reaffirm the station’s commitment to excellence and innovation on an international scale.

The categories in which HOT 102.7FM has been nominated for 2024 are:

  • Morning Drive/Afternoon Programming: Best Music/Personality Show (HOT 1027 Breakfast)
  • Best News Report/Feature: Human Interest Feature – “Beginner’s Guide to Online Dating”
  • Best News Report/Feature: Human Interest Feature – “Padkos & Playdough”

Lloyd Madurai, the Managing Director of HOT 102.7FM, expressed his excitement, emphasizing the station’s ethos of aiming high and benchmarking against global standards rather than just local competition. He stated, “These nominations validate our vision and efforts.”

The recognition in the news categories is particularly noteworthy, showcasing the talent of HOT 102.7FM’s Head of News, Tara Penny. Tara played a pivotal role in producing the acclaimed series “Beginner’s Guide to Online Dating” and “Padkos & Playdough”, both of which resonate with diverse audiences seeking engaging and insightful content.

Madurai praised Tara Penny’s impact on the station’s news delivery and storytelling approach, highlighting her team’s dedication and creativity.

The New York Festivals Radio Awards celebrate outstanding radio content across various formats and platforms, showcasing the best from radio stations, networks, and independent producers worldwide. These awards acknowledge excellence in storytelling and innovation in radio and audio production.

The winners will be announced at the New York Festivals 2024 Storytellers Gala on April 16th, offering a platform to honour and celebrate the industry’s trailblazers and visionaries. Stay tuned for updates on HOT 102.7FM’s journey at this prestigious event!

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