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FM 101 Excellence Awards brings recognition to DJ’s

Schezee Zaidi
ISLAMABAD, October 04 2005: The first ever FM 101 Excellence Award-2005 held at Broadcasting House Sunday October 2 brought recognition to the creative energies and efforts of the DJ’s of FM 101. Being the architect of FM Broadcasts in the country, Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation has decided to hold the FM 101 Excellence Award every year.

Director General Pemra Haji Ahmad Malik was the chief guest on the occasion and gave away shields and certificates to the award winners.

Shiraz Kamal of CCP was present as guest of honour along with Sharif Shad, Controller Home, Executive Producer Wahid Sheikh, and other officials and artists.

A colourful potpourri of musical ensemble was also presented on the occasion. Basit Subhani, Asim Raza, Gul, Yasir Punno, and musical groups Irtash and Lahoo gave superb performances.

Before the commencement of the award ceremony, one hour was dedicated for audition new talents for FM 101 by the popular FM DJ’s themselves. A large number of aspirants took part in the special audition hour by their favourite DJ’s.

The FM 101 broadcast now reaches out to its listeners in every nook and corner of Pakistan through 8 FM Stations spread around the country. FM 101 also reaches out to international arena every night.

The award ceremony started with much excitement and anticipation among the FM talents. Awards were given to over 50 performers for their overall outstanding performances.

Those receiving awards include: Award for The Legend of FM-101 Channel DJ Kashif Khan, Special Transmission of the Year Ms. Raheela Tasneem, First Voice of FM-101 Channel Tariq Hassan, Award for Urdu DJ Muhammad Atif, Chatty DJ Leena Shan, Senior Female DJ Pakeeza Musarrat, English DJ Khalid Siddique, Catchy Promo of the Year DJ Sahil (Crazy Frog), Programme of the Year Sadaf Rani, Award for Literary Programmes DJ Nasir Khan , DJ Game Shows Syed Zeeshan Adil, Producer Game Shows Mamoona Sattar, Award for Versatile Male DJ Syed Asim Raza, Versatile Female DJ Sumbul Bint-e-Ehsan, Best Promo of the Year DJ Nasir Khan for performance in Urdu Conference, Most thrilling DJ Khawaja Kamran, Most Popular DJ of 101 Int’l DJ Ahmed Bilal, Award for New Talent DJ Anna Syed, Award for Road Shows DJ Shazi, Award for Encouragement Huma Iqbal, Award for IT Expert Mubasshir Ali Roshan, Award for Womens Programmes DJ Beenish Abbasi, Supportive Award for Road Shows DJ Waseem Gillani, Supportive Award for IT Expert Zahid Hussain, Supportive Award for IT Expert Rehan Qureshi, Award for English Documentaries DJ Ayesha Gillani, Award for Sports Programmes DJ Sonia Khan, Award for Kidz Shows DJ Anahita Shahid, Supportive Award for Kidz Shows DJ Umm-e-Salma, Supportive Award for New Talent DJ Suhail Mehmood, Supportive Award for Coordination Akram Shahzad, Supportive Award for Outdoor B’cast Engg Malik Ishtiaq Ahmed, Award for Sponsored Programmes (Male) DJ Ali Hasnain, Award for Sponsored Programmes (Female) DJ Asma Bashir, Supportive Award for Sponsored Programmes DJ Zubair Munawar, Supportive Award for Senior Female DJ Wajiha Sehar, Special Award for 101 Cricket Expert Syed Ehtesham-ul-Haq, Supportive Award for Care Taker Rana Shahzad, Special Award for 101 Cricket Critics A. R. Zaidi, Supportive Award for Request Shows DJ Samina Anna, Supportive Award for Religious Programme DJ Naila Tahir, Award for Best Services Aqeel Haider, and Support Award for English Programmes DJ Omar Hadeed.

Along with awards of recognition for DJ’s and supportive talents, special awards were also given to high officials for their efforts and support including Award for Director Programmes Muhammad Naqi, Award for Excellent Marketing Lucas Peter, Special Award for Group Marketing Manager Shiraz Kamal, Award for Executive Producer of FM-101 Waheed Sheikh, Award for Controller FM-101, Muhammad Sharif Shad, Award for Coordination Aqeel Shahzad, Award for Engineering Nasir Uddin Toor.
Source: The News
Date:10/4/2005