It was a HUGE night for the Monster Radio RX 93.1 team. We came in with a ton of nominations, but there have been years where lots of nominations never really translated into a bird in the hand. So we had to internalize the honor of just being nominated. But as I said on my Twitter account: “It’s an honor to be nominated, pero pakshet, I wanna ween!”
(with the evening’s host, Mr. Boy Abunda)
Delle and I also acted as presentors, the first one for the evening, in fact, and on the first set of awards alone, we already bagged 3 awards: Best Musical/Variety Show Program for The RX Concert Series, Best Magazine Talk show Host for Raffy Reyes, and Best Radio Special for The RX Monster Scholar Announcement.
(The RX girls: Francesca, Christi, Danielle and Delamar)
(Me, Tom and Jude)
Later awards yielded 2 more awards, Best Musical/Variety Program Host for Francesca and we were thrilled to the bone to have won Best Comedy Program for The Morning Rush. It was funny because when they announce us as the winners, Delle’s shoe got unclasped and we practically hobbled to the stage as Delle tried to snap on her shoe and walk at the same time. It was such a thrill because this is the first time Delle and I won as a team:
They also awarded the Broadcaster of the Year Award to Ces Drilon. The last time we attended a Golden Dove Awards ceremony, it was Korina Sanchez. Only the select few gets accorded the honer, and this year, it’s Ces Drilon:
Of course the highlight of the evening, personal achievements aside, was bagging the most coveted award of them all, THE BEST FM STATION AWARD. When they announce our name, Monster Radio RX 93.1, we all yelped a collective whoop and we went as a team to receive the prize, with Louie D. speaking on behalf of the on-air team:
It really feels so good to be recognized for the efforts you put in day after day. Of course awards are a subjective lot, meaning winning an award doesn’t necessarily mean you’re better than the rest, but it’s nice nevertheless a huge honor to be chosen, at that point in time, as the best at the time. This is Monster Radio’s 7th Best FM Station award, and we all pray that there are more to come. Despite being crazy and sometimes even cheeky on air, we truly take our jobs seriously. So to the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas, we are grateful and humbled by the honor. Can I just say I’m so glad I’m part of the awesome RX team?
So we’ll do our best to live up to the title and try to deliver what we can on a daily basis. And like we all said during our respective acceptance speeches, we’d like to thank ALL our listeners who fuel our shows with their participation, without which, our shows would only be half as good. Speaking for the Morning Rush, without the entries you guys send us, the will be no Top Ten to enjoy every half hour. So we thank you our listeners and we share this award with you. So kung gusto niyong hipuin ang mga bird namin, it’s your right. Isa-isa lang at hinay-hinay lang, kasi marami naman kayong bird na pagpipilian.
(these are 5 of the 6 Golden Doves we won; 1 didn’t have the plate yet, so it’s still to follow)