Campus radio station Vow FM (Voice of Wits) has earned fourteen nominations in this year’s Liberty Life Radio Awards.

Wits University’s campus radio station Vow FM (88.1) will make history at this year’s Liberty Life Radio Awards with fourteen nominations in the community radio division.

This is the highest number of nominations for Vow FM in the ten-year history of the awards, surpassing its previous record of 13 nomination in 2019. 

The finalists were announced on Wednesday, March 18, and the winners are expected to be announced later this week.  

Anthony Teixeira, co-host of the afternoon drive show, Vow FM Drive, secured two nominations, best afternoon drive show and best afternoon drive presenter. 

Although the 29-year-old wasn’t surprised by the show’s nomination, he admits that he was surprised by the presenter nomination.

“I’m overwhelmed.” said Teixeira, “I feel like I’m better with others. The show as a whole is exceptional. I’m still learning and the others help cover my mistakes”

Teixeira attributes his success to his co-host, Asive Mabula, and executive producer, Marona Seekane, saying that they make it a fun working environment with lighthearted games while balancing it out with serious current affairs.

Station manager Shoeshoe Qhu, formerly of Kaya FM, in July 2019, is pleased with the nominations. 

“I’m glad the industry is recognising the work that the volunteers put in”, she tells Wits Vuvuzela. 

And although the national lockdown has made production difficult for the station, Qhu says, “the messages of congratulations around the group, brought joy within the gloominess of the outbreak.”

The Liberty Radio Awards ceremony has been cancelled, but the winners will be announced online on the website (radioawards.co.za) on Friday 17 April at 2pm. 

The nominations for the station and some of its staff include best breakfast show presenter, three nominations for best news bulletin reader and various shows such as sports, music, daytime, and nighttime.

FEATURED IMAGE: Campus radio station Vow FM has received 14 nominations in the annual Liberty Radio Awards. PHOTO: File. 

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