The Liberty Radio Awards known as the Radio Oscars where announced at a gala banquet in Sandton on Saturday 13th April 2019. The awards are the only industry -wide awards in South African Radio industry. They recognize the best of the best in the industry and they set a benchmark for all radio stations for them to strive towards professionalism.
Hot 91.9 FM was named the community station of the year for the third time in a row.
The station scooped 12 awards in total, including; Afternoon Drive Presenter, won by Simon Parkinson; Best Afternoon Drive Show (The Big Joburg Drive); Best Breakfast Show (Mansfield in the Morning) and Breakfast Show Presenter, which was won by Jeremy Mansfield.
Campus Station of the Year was awarded to Tuks FM 107.2, which won six awards in all, while SABC’s Umhlobo Wenene FM walked away with PBS Station of the Year (five awards in total).
Kaya FM 95.9 clinched Commercial Station of the Year (five awards overall), while Ligwalagwala FM won the My Station – Most Votes award, and Overvaal Stereo 96.1 was named as the My Station – Most Loyal Listeners' winner.