NEW Norfolk’s TYGA-FM took home a trio of awards from the Tasmanian independent Country Music Awards in Launceston.
The awards night, at Country Club Tasmania last month, recognised the achievements of musicians, radio stations and other individuals and organisations that contribute to the country music industry.
TYGA-FM claimed the top prize in three out of four radio categories, overcoming five other statewide finalists in each section.
Presenter Nigel Jones, who started as a radio presenter in 1978, won the award for Most Popular Country Music DJ for the second year in the row and also took home the award for Most Popular Country Music Program.
Glen Dee’s Country was awarded Most Popular Country Music Request Program after winning the same award last year with Hobart FM.
Mr Dee Said he had listeners all over Australia, many of which livestream his show online.
“It’s an honour to be able to sit in there behind there microphone and talk to so many people and then to win an award like this one, it’s a real honour,” he said.
TYGA-FM was awarded the prize for Most Popular Country Music Station which Mr Jones said was a joint effort from presenters including Ray Hewitt.
Mr Jones said the awards were due to the station being out there in the public arena, the station’s management, and working hard to promote country music and artists..