5FM has been nominated for a Worldwide Radio Summit Award. The station is one of five radio stations put forward in the ‘Influential International Station’ category at the prestigious international awards ceremony, which is being held in Hollywood at the end of April.
5FM was nominated by readers of industry leader websiteAllAccess.com, the world’s largest online, news, music and information resource for radio worldwide. Members of theAllAccess.com community, who recognised the station as a music and entertainment authority, voted and the top five nominees in each category were recently announced. As the only South African radio station to be nominated, 5FM stands alongside BBC Radio 1(UK), NRJ (France), Triple J (Australia) and Xfm (UK) for the honour of the most influential international radio station.
Nominations across the 33 categories opened on Monday, 16 January and closed just over a month later on Sunday, 19 February. Explains AllAccess.com’s Joel Denver, “5FM was selected by its peers. The top five nominees in the 33 categories were then open for final voting from 20 February until 18 March.”
Says 5FM’s station manager Aisha Mohamed, “We’re highly honoured to be nominated in the ‘Influential International Radio Station’ category, especially alongside such globally powerful radio players. It is a huge achievement to have the 5FM brand recognised on a global scale. The Summit includes the cream of the crop of radio from around the world. It is a feather in our cap simply to be nominated.”