For the third time in a row, Lubao Fm clinched the Best Radio in Children Programming award during this year’s Kuza Broadcasting Award during a Gala Dinner at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi held on Tuesday, May 31. Lubao Fm also muscled with top media houses in the industry to scoop the Ubora Award – Copy right radio category.
While receiving the awards, Lubao FM Directors Charles Oduor and Stephen Shisia thanked the Communication Authority for feting outstanding performers in the broadcasting industry as well as the listeners for their enabling support and providing an audience all through.
On his part, CA Director General Ezra Chiloba stated that the compliance award recognizes broadcasters and individuals within the industry who uphold standards of good taste and decency with regard to copyright obligations.
Other winners of the night included Citizen TV which was named the most favorite free-to-air TV station in the country. K24 TV owned by Mediamax Limited made a surprise appearance in the list as it emerged as a runner-up in the favourite TV category. Citizen TV‘s sister station, Inooro TV emerged as the second runner-up.
In the radio category, Radio Maisha owned by the Standard Group LTD emerged as the favourite station among Kenyans and was followed by Ramogi FM owned by Royal Media Services LTD and Milele FM of Mediamax.
Radio stations that won regional awards include: Sidai FM (Rift Region), Sayare Radio (North Rift Region), County FM (Eastern Region), Tuliza FM (Central Region) Radio Pacho (Nyanza Lake Region), Nyota FM (Western Region), and Kaya FM (Coast region).
Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) on the other hand received the Ubora Award for Lifetime Achievement in recognition of the stations’ role in shaping Kenya’s media industry.
Newly appointed Kenyans Ambassador to Belgium, Prof Bitange Ndemo, was also recognised for his role in the ICT industry following his role as Permanent Secretary from 2003 to 2013.
Ndemo received the individual award under the Ubora award alongside Esther Kamweru.
Chiloba stated the awards were in recognition of the efforts of the media houses in maintaining regulations put in place by the government.