– Winner for Best Local Radio Station at the 2021 Best of Pretoria Reader’s Choice Awards
– Winner of Best Local Radio Personality – Martin Bester in the 2021 Best of Pretoria Reader’s Choice Awards
– Co-winner of the best local radio station at the Best of Ekurhuleni Reader’s Choice Awards 2021
Jacaranda FM has captured the hearts of the communities of Pretoria and Ekurhuleni as the station makes room for more awards in its trophy cabinet.
According to Jacaranda FM Managing Director Deirdre King, winning the Best of Pretoria Reader’s Choice Award for Best Local Radio Station and Best Local Radio Personality every year since its inception in 2013 is the crescendo of a year. filled with rewards for the resort.
“Winning the award for Best Commercial Radio Station in South Africa meant a lot to our team who kept our community informed and entertained despite the most intense challenges of this year, but winning these local awards is just as special! Pretoria is the city of Jacaranda, where the roots of our station are, and the special residents of Pretoria are the driving force behind the success of our brands. Earning their vote of confidence every year remains a priority for us, ”comments Deirdre King, Managing Director of Jacaranda FM.
The super-famous Breakfast with Martin Bester takes home the award for Best Local Radio Personality for the third year in a row, edging compatriot Jacaranda FM Scenic Drive, Rian Van Heerden, who held the title from 2013 to 2017.
Martin Bester has left an indelible mark in the broadcast thanks to his deep dedication to helping the community in his weekly article – Good Morning Angels and is constantly pushing the boundaries to engage with his loyal fan base. Whether it was researching Mzansi’s youngest pop-rock group now named the 942 or hosting the first Zoom-based dating show during the Level 1 lockdown, his mastery of the airwaves earned him a top spot among the hosts of radio in South Africa.
Jacaranda FM also shares a joint award for Best Local Radio Station in the 2021 Best of Ekurhuleni Reader’s Choice Awards.
“Jacaranda FM surpasses other stations with our fiercely loyal and exclusive audience who have appreciated our consistency and world-class talent over the past 35 years. We are extremely pleased to see an increasing number of Ekurhuleni residents become part of the Jacaranda FM family, and this award is a testament to the growth of our East Rand community, ”said Hennie Myburgh, Program Manager at Jacaranda FM.
With a weekly audience of over 1.4 million listeners, nearly 700,000 daily and loyal listeners, and a combined social footprint of over 1.5 million fans – Jacaranda FM remains a locally beloved radio station that is became Mzansi’s favorite audio brand experience.
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About Jacaranda FM
Jacaranda FM broadcasts at 94.2 FM from Midrand, Gauteng and is one of the most popular radio stations with a substantial footprint across Mzansi. The station has a bilingual (English and Afrikaans) commercial license in the country; regional distribution across Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and the North West Province.
Jacaranda FM also has a national footprint through streaming audio on www.jacarandafm.com or the Jacaranda FM app. The multi-channel media brand offers an array of popular talent, easy-to-listen music, radio shows, social media engagement, concerts, online shopping, as well as sporting and social events.
Sustainable community initiatives are part of Jacaranda FM’s DNA with Good Morning Angels helping people and communities in need over the past 16 years. The station engages over 4 million people on their platforms each month and provides market access to thousands of businesses looking to engage a loyal South African community.