Pukfm station manager named member of Bright Stars Club
Potchefstroom Campus – Ms Amoré Truter, Pukfm station manager, the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University’s student radio station, was commended and named as a member of the Bright Stars Club at the MTN Radio Awards held at the Sandton Convention Centre.
This club honours promising young individuals who have made their mark in the radio industry, and they could not have chosen a more worthy candidate.
Under Amore’s capable hands, Pukfm grew from a mere campus radio station to an increasingly important role player in the community.
“We broadcast, but radio is about so much more. We realised that and started to reach out to the community. We are also very proud of the fact that Pukfm supports good local music. We try to support groups from Potchefstroom as far as possible by helping them to organise shows,” explains Amoré.
The fact that her ingenuity and resourceful management style were honoured in front of all the great names of South African radio landscape, remains somewhat unreal to her. “It has not sunk in yet. These things happen to other people, not to me. To be recognised in this manner for your work is unbelievable,” she explains.
Amoré is originally from Worcester and enrolled at the NWU’s Potchefstroom Campus in 2005. She started as a news reader at Pukfm in the same year and has been station mananger since 2009.
*Pukfm was a finalist in nine of the 18 award categories, and apart from Amoré’s achievements, Ms Bianca van Aardt and Mr Janus de Villiers were also rewarded for their marathon broadcast session.
From 17 to 21 October 2011, Bianca and Janus broadcast nonstop for 93 hours and six minutes, which got them the award for the Best Promotion and/or Campus Event.