Australian Commercial Radio Awards


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WINNERS FOR 2016 AUSTRALIAN COMMERCIAL RADIO AWARDS (ACRAs)
Please note: Category Finalists are denoted with the following letters:
Country> C
Provincial> P
Non-Metropolitan> NM
Metropolitan> M

BEST ON-AIR TEAM – METRO FM
Kate, Tim & Marty; Kate Ritchie, Tim Blackwell & Marty Sheargold, Nova Network, NOVA Entertainment M

BEST ON-AIR TEAM – METRO AM
Nights with Steve Price; Steve Price & Andrew Bolt, 2GB, Sydney NSW, Macquarie Media Limited M

BEST ON-AIR TEAM COUNTRY & PROVINCIAL
Chris & Juelz; Chris Sewell & Juelz Jarry, Star FM, Dubbo NSW, Southern Cross Austereo C
Mike E & Emma; Michael Etheridge & Emma Chow, The Edge, Western Sydney, NSW Australian Radio Network P

BEST ENTERTAINMENT/MUSIC PRESENTER
Andy Young; Eagle FM, Goulburn NSW, Capital Radio Network C
Dave Rabbetts; Star 104.5, Gosford NSW, NOVA Entertainment P
Kent ‘Smallzy’ Small; Nova Network, NOVA Entertainment M

BEST TALK PRESENTER
Kate Vincent-O’Bree; 2BS Gold, Bathurst NSW, Bathurst Broadcasters C
Brian Carlton; LAFM, Launceston TAS, Grant Broadcasters P
Ben Fordham; 2GB, Sydney NSW, Macquarie Media Limited M

BEST CURRENT AFFAIRS PRESENTER
Stephen Cenatiempo; 2NM, Muswellbrook NSW, Grant Broadcasters NM
Neil Mitchell; 3AW, Melbourne VIC, Macquarie Media Limited M

BEST SPORTS PRESENTER
Nathan Dell; Zinc 96, Gympie QLD, Grant Broadcasters C
Tom King; K Rock, Geelong VIC, Grant Broadcasters P
Tim Lane; 3AW, Melbourne VIC, Macquarie Media Limited M

BEST NETWORKED PROGRAM
The Morning Rush; Jon Vertigan, Maria Foundas & Richard Kew, ACE Radio Broadcasters C
Tasmania Talks; Brian Carlton, Grant Broadcasters P
The Hamish & Andy Show; Hamish Blake & Andy Lee, Southern Cross Austereo M

BEST SYNDICATED AUSTRALIAN PROGRAM
My Generation; Authentic Entertainment

BEST MARKETING CAMPAIGN
hit104.7 Launch; Zak Davies, hit104.7, Canberra ACT, ARN/SCA NM
Hamish & Andy Return; Nikki Clarkson & Adam Bower, Hit Network, Southern Cross Austereo M

ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE
Embedded Devices in a Broadcasting Environment; Daniel Jackson & Ryland Sandison, Southern Cross Austereo

BRIAN WHITE MEMORIAL
Lisa Barnes; 6PR, Perth WA, Macquarie Media Limited

BEST NEWCOMER ON-AIR
Peter Samios; Star FM, Dubbo NSW, Southern Cross Austereo C
Amanda Angiolino; Star FM, Warragul VIC, Southern Cross Austereo P
Sam Pang; Nova 100, Melbourne VIC, NOVA Entertainment M

BEST SPORTS EVENT COVERAGE
Geelong v Hawthorn - Welcome to the Danger Zone; The K Rock Football Commentary Team, K Rock, Geelong VIC, Grant Broadcasters NM
2015 AFL Grand Final; Triple M Footy, Triple M, Melbourne VIC, Southern Cross Austereo M

BEST NEWS PRESENTER COUNTRY & PROVINCIAL
Lois Chislet; 3YB, Warrnambool VIC, ACE Radio Broadcasters C
Rod McLeod; Gold FM, Gold Coast QLD, Southern Cross Austereo P

BEST NEWS PRESENTER - METRO FM
Ange Anderson; Nova 106.9, Brisbane QLD, NOVA Entertainment M

BEST NEWS PRESENTER - METRO AM
Anne Stone; FIVEaa, Adelaide SA, NOVA Entertainment M

BEST DIGITAL RADIO FORMAT
Kinderling Kids Radio; Evan Kaldor, Patrick Joyce, Lorna Clarkson, Tim Ritchie, Kylie Little, Shevonne Hunt, Sally Knight, Jason Treuen, Max Gosford, Melanie Valkenburg, Southern Cross Austereo

BEST STATION PRODUCED COMEDY SEGMENT
Tantrum Song; Jon Vertigan, Maria Foundas & Richard Kew, 3YB, Warrnambool VIC, ACE Radio Broadcasters C
Adele Phone Call; Adam Barratt, Sea FM, Maroochydore QLD, EON Broadcasting P
Avocado; Chrissie Swan, Sam Pang & Jonathan Brown, Nova 100, Melbourne VIC, NOVA Entertainment M

BEST SHOW PRODUCER – ENTERTAINMENT/MUSIC
Nicole Levey; Tanya & Steve for Breakfast, KOFM, Newcastle NSW, Southern Cross Austereo NM
Nic McClure; The Kyle & Jackie O Show, KIIS 1065, Sydney NSW, Australian Radio Network M

BEST SHOW PRODUCER – TALK/CURRENT AFFAIRS
Melissa Mobbs; Tasmania Talks, LAFM, Launceston TAS, Grant Broadcasters NM
Harriet Glenn; The Ben Fordham Show, 2GB, Sydney NSW, Macquarie Media Limited M

BEST MUSIC DIRECTOR
Gemma Maddox; Max FM, Taree NSW, Super Radio Network C
Dan Hill; Sea FM, Gold Coast QLD, Southern Cross Austereo P
Georgina Ingham-Myers; Nova 106.9, Brisbane QLD, NOVA Entertainment M

BEST PROMOTIONS DIRECTOR
Justin Williams; 102.9 Hot Tomato, Gold Coast QLD, Hot Tomato NM
Natali Brabant; KIIS 1065, Sydney NSW, Australian Radio Network M

BEST PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Michael Moffett; 2CS FM & Star FM, Coffs Harbour NSW, Southern Cross Austereo C
Leigh Kuhlmann; K Rock, Geelong VIC, Grant Broadcasters P
Peter Clay; smoothfm, Sydney NSW, NOVA Entertainment M

BEST DOCUMENTARY
What Is It Like?; Kristen Henry, Mix 106.3, Canberra ACT, ARN/SCA NM
Modern Warrior; Merrick Watts, Triple M Network, Southern Cross Austereo M

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION
Troy McInnes & Brendan Egan; Zinc 96, Gympie QLD, Grant Broadcasters C
Matt Innes; Sea FM, Gold Coast QLD, Southern Cross Austereo P
Darcy Milne; Nova 96.9, Sydney NSW, NOVA Entertainment M

BEST MUSIC SPECIAL
David Bowie Tribute Special; George Mihalos, 2XL, Jindabyne NSW, Capital Radio Network C
Back To The Future Day; Drew Chapman & Mark Hales, River 94.9, Ipswich QLD, Grant Broadcasters P
Top 500 Smooth Favourites Countdown; David Campbell, Peter Clay, Anna Crotti, Glenn Daniel, Simon Diaz, Melissa Doyle, Travis Evans, Ty Frost, Jennifer Hansen, Kate Mason, Georgie Page, Mike Perso, Lauren Saylor, Bogart Torelli, Byron Webb & Richard Wilkins, smoothfm, NOVA Entertainment M

BEST STATION SALES ACHIEVEMENT
KOFM Sales Team; KOFM, Newcastle NSW, Southern Cross Austereo NM
ARN Adelaide Agency Sales; ARN Adelaide, Adelaide SA, Australian Radio Network M

BEST AGENCY SALESPERSON
Natalia Papas; Nova 96.9, Sydney NSW, NOVA Entertainment

BEST DIRECT SALESPERSON
Kristy Cooper; 2DU, Dubbo NSW, Super Radio Network C
Casey Gould; KOFM & NXFM, Newcastle NSW, Southern Cross Austereo P
Brendan Blatt; Fox FM & Triple M, Melbourne VIC, Southern Cross Austereo M

BEST STATION PRODUCED COMMERCIAL – SINGLE
Everything Goes With Eggs; Chris Mueller & Dalwinder Nijjar, 5RM, Riverland SA, Grant Broadcasters C
Dad’s Taxi; Ryan Musgrave & Chris Crickmay, Gold FM, Gold Coast QLD, Southern Cross Austereo P
Great Scott; Jonathan Williams & Chris Gates, Triple M, Melbourne VIC, Southern Cross Austereo M

BEST STATION PRODUCED COMMERCIAL – CAMPAIGN
Spot-Go; Cameron Horn & Anna Cook, Sea FM, Gosford NSW, Southern Cross Austereo NM
We Don’t Do Husbands; Matt Dickson, Mix 94.5, Perth WA, Southern Cross Austereo M

BEST SALES PROMOTION
The Running Of The Brides; Power FM, Muswellbrook NSW, Grant Broadcasters C
Carl’s Junior Store Opening; Alana Hall, Cameron Horn & Renee Franckiewicz, Sea FM, Gosford NSW, Southern Cross Austereo P
MLA - Operation Boomerang; Andy Milne, Jessica Roach, Eve Crawshaw, Ashley Minchin, Carlie Millican, Shaun Heron, NOVA Entertainment M

BEST MULTIMEDIA EXECUTION – SALES
Kyle & Jackie O’s Haunted House; KIIS 1065 Campaigns & Content Team, KIIS 1065, Sydney NSW, Australian Radio Network

BEST MULTIMEDIA EXECUTION – STATION
Rescue With Heart; Heart 107.3, Hobart TAS, Southern Cross Austereo NM
The Ed Sheeran $2 Peep Show Experiment; Hamish Blake & Andy Lee, Hit Network, Southern Cross Austereo M

BEST STATION PROMOTION
The Zinc Alice Cooper Golf Day; Cassy Small, Zinc 96, Maroochydore QLD, Grant Broadcasters C
Bay 93.9 Sitar Hero; Bay 93.9, Geelong VIC, Grant Broadcasters P
The Race That Slows Down The Nation; The Hamish & Andy Show, Hit Network, Southern Cross Austereo M

BEST COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT
Wimmera Health Care Group Telethon; Emma Elsom & Mark Sulic, 3WM, Horsham VIC, ACE Radio Broadcasters C
i98FM’s Camp Quality Convoy; i98 Convoy Team, i98FM, Wollongong NSW, WIN P
Radiothon 2015; 2UE, Sydney NSW, Macquarie Media Limited M

BEST NEWCOMER OFF-AIR
Alexis LeMasson; 2BS Gold & B-Rock FM, Bathurst NSW, Bathurst Broadcasters C
Nikolina Koevska; The Edge, Katoomba NSW, Australian Radio Network P
Jack Charles; Nova 100, Melbourne VIC, NOVA Entertainment M

Updated to official list


2018 ACRAs: Australian Commercial Radio Awards
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How could anyone from K-Rock win the best PD award? :thinking:


#3

Unfathomable.


#4

I’m sure Ross & John thought they couldn’t NOT win it :disappointed:

Seems the networked shows won a lot of awards tonight…

Koudos to Neil Mitchell, impressive!


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###Nova’s Kate, Tim & Marty win Best FM On Air Team

Kate Ritchie, Tim Blackwell and Marty Sheargold, hosts of the NOVA Network national drive show, have won the Best On Air Team (Metro FM), at the 28th annual Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRA) announced this evening at a gala black tie event at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Kate, Tim and Marty who started on air as a team in January 2014 are Australia’s number one drive team and last year took out the ACRA for Best Networked Program. When celebrating 15 years with Nova early this year, Tim credited the show’s success to the chemistry of the team and the fact they are complete opposites.

The Metropolitan Best On Air Team AM award went to 2GB’s Nights with Steve Price. Macquarie radio presenter and regular panellist on The Project, Steve has been in journalism for more than 30 years, and is joined every night on the program by opinion maker Andrew Bolt, as they review the news and current affairs. For the fifth year running, one of Australia’s most experienced journalists; 3AW’s Neil Mitchell has taken out the Best Current Affairs Presenter award. Best Talk Presenter was taken out for the third year by 2GB’s Ben Fordham and the show’s producer, Harriet Glenn won Best Talk/Current Affairs Producer.

Sam Pang (Nova 100 Melbourne) is this year’s winner of the Best Newcomer On Air gong. Sam is a member of the Nova Melbourne breakfast team with Chrissie Swan and Jonathan Brown and as a team they also won the Best Station Produced Comedy Segment . Hit Network’s Hamish and Andy (Hamish Blake and Andy Lee) won the ACRA for Best Networked Program. Smallzy (Kent Small) host of Smallzy’s Surgery on the Nova Network, took home the ACRA for Best Music or Entertainment Presenter. Jonesy & Amanda (Amanda Keller and Brendan Jones) WSFM101.7 Sydney breakfast duo, took out best Syndicated Program for their national weekly show My Generation.

Melissa Doyle and Richard Wilkins presenters on the night, picked up the Best Musical Special award on behalf of the entire smoothfm team for the Top 500 Smooth Favourites Countdown (smoothfm, NOVA Entertainment).

Winners in other major awards announced were:
• Best News Presenter FM – Ange Anderson (Nova 106.9 Brisbane)
• Best News Presenter AM – Anne Stone (FIVEaa, Adelaide NOVA Entertainment)
• Best Sports Presenter – Tim Lane (3AW, Macquarie Radio Network)
• Best DAB+ Digital Radio Format – Kinderling Kids Radio – Evan Kaldor (SCA)

Lisa Barnes from 6PR, Perth (Macquarie Media Limited) won the Brian White Memorial award which recognises sustained achievement and effort across news, current affairs, entertainment and sports reporting. The award includes a fellowship exchange with Mediacorp, Singapore’s largest broadcaster.

Cathy O’Connor, chief executive officer of Nova Entertainment who this year celebrates 31 years in the radio industry was inducted into the Commercial Radio Hall of Fame for her outstanding achievement and contribution to the radio broadcasting industry. One of Australia’s sole female chief executives of a stand-alone major media company, Cathy heads Nova Entertainment which is wholly owned by IIyria Nominees Television, a private investment company of Lachlan Murdoch. Full details here.

Chief executive officer of Commercial Radio Australia, Joan Warner said: “Congratulations to all this year’s winners. Each year, recipients of these awards continue to excel and consistently deliver on providing outstanding radio for millions of listeners throughout the country.”

Entries were received from 260 metropolitan and regional radio stations across Australia. Stations outside the metropolitan areas are well represented at the ACRAs with more than 200 finalists from country and provincial stations.

Organised by Commercial Radio Australia, the national Awards cover 33 categories. Winners are announced in each category across three areas: metropolitan, provincial and country commercial radio stations, and encompass all areas of commercial radio broadcasting including news, talk, sport, music and entertainment. The ACRAs differ from television’s Logie Awards in that they are peer judged by industry members.

First post updated to official media release


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Nova Entertainment CEO Cathy O’Connor inducted into Radio Hall of Fame

Cathy O’Connor, chief executive officer of NOVA Entertainment who this year celebrates 31 years in the radio industry was tonight inducted into the Commercial Radio Hall of Fame at the 2016 Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs).

Ms O’Connor was honoured with the accolade at a gala ceremony attended by 1200 of her industry peers at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The award recognises outstanding lifetime achievement and contribution to the radio broadcasting industry.

One of Australia’s sole female chief executives of a stand-alone major media company, Cathy has lead NOVA Entertainment, the innovative media organisation which is wholly owned by IIyria Nominees Television, a private investment company of Lachlan Murdoch for last eight years.

Entering the radio industry in 1985, she started in sales roles at both 2SM and 2GB in Sydney. Her management career began at Austereo in 1991 where she held the roles of Agency Sales Manager, General Sales Manager and General Manager. Cathy joined dmg Radio Australia (now NOVA Entertainment), as Managing Director in January 2003, eventually taking over after the retirement of her mentor and giant of the radio industry Paul Thompson. She was appointed to the position of CEO in October 2008.

Since joining NOVA Entertainment, Cathy has been involved in the completion and evolution of the national network, including the launches of Nova Adelaide and Brisbane, and most recently the establishment of the successful contemporary easy listening FM smoothfm network. NOVA Entertainment owns and operates the national Nova radio network, including the smoothfm stations in Sydney and Melbourne, leading talk station FIVEaa in Adelaide, Star 104.5 on the Central Coast of NSW, and the three digital radio stations smoothfm, Coles Radio and Koffee.

In a recent article, Cathy was asked about her industry heroes and said: “Lachlan Murdoch is an amazing leader and has taught me to think big. Paul Thompson for creating a great radio company in the late 80’s – Austereo – and then doing it again in the 2000’s by building a profoundly different company, but equally successful, in the same radio sector – dmg Radio, now Nova Entertainment.”

A testament to Cathy’s leadership, NOVA was on the BRW Top 25 of the Best Places to work. Career achievements include the Telstra NSW Business Women’s Award for the Private Sector - over 100 Employees Category (1996), and Cathy was also awarded a Centenary Medal for Service to Australian Society in Business Leadership in 2003, recognising her significant career achievements.

Cathy has served on the Board of Commercial Radio Australia since 2006, and held the role of Chair from 2009 to 2012. Cathy is also a Governor of the Board of the Cerebral Palsy Foundation.

Commercial Radio Australia chief executive officer, Joan Warner said: “It has been a pleasure working with Cathy both when she was Chair of CRA and ongoing as an active and supportive Board member. It is a well deserved tribute to someone who has worked untiringly in the radio industry and we all hope will continue for many years to come.”

The Hall of Fame recipients are nominated by industry peers and are selected by an executive level judging committee. Last year’s inductee was Jeremy Cordeaux, previous inductees have included: Peter Harvie, Kevin Blyton, Graham Mott, Tony Pilkington, Derryn Hinch, Neil Mitchell, John Laws, Bob Rogers, Janet Cameron, Gary O’Callaghan, Paul Thompson, Bob Francis, Rod Muir and the late Frank Hyde.


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Congratulations to my son for winning ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE
Embedded Devices in a Broadcasting Environment;, Southern Cross Austereo


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What did they actually do? Each year, I read of the engineering award but there’s never many details.


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“Embedded devices” sounds like something to do with automation? Is it?


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Kyle and Jackie O lose crown; Bolt, Price win at 2016 Commercial Radio Awards
Conservative broadcasters Steve Price and Andrew Bolt were named best metro AM team for 2GB’s Nights with Steve Price.

It wasn’t such a great night for Kiis FM duo Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O, who lost the title of best metro FM team. Sydney’s top-rating FM breakfast hosts – who have won the prize five times – were usurped by Nova’s national drive program, Kate, Tim & Marty.

SMH


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Very pleased to read that Amanda Keller has been inducted into the Hall of Fame. Amazing that she is only the first woman (EDIT: clarification… first woman presenter) to be inducted… surely there have been women deemed worthy for inclusion up until now? And the Logies copped criticism for only having 1 female inductee up until 2016


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Congratulations to Amanda for being inducted into the hall of fame.
Ray Hadley was another inductee at tonight’s awards. He also won three awards tonight, making it 30 wins in his career. He won best talk presenter while the 2GB Continuous Call team won best on air team and best sports coverage.
Other major winners include: Nova’s Kate, Tim and Marty was named best FM on air team while Kyle and Jackie O won best networked program. The NRL Footy Show co-host Erin Molan was named best newcomer for her work on Continuous Call coverage.


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ACRAs 2017 Winners list

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BEST ON-AIR TEAM – METRO FM

Kate, Tim & Marty; Kate Ritchie, Tim Blackwell & Marty Sheargold, Nova Network, NOVA Entertainment

BEST ON-AIR TEAM – METRO AM

The Continuous Call Team; Ray Hadley, Erin Molan, Darryl Brohman, Bob Fulton, David Morrow, Mark Riddell, Chris Warren & Mark Levy, 2GB, Sydney NSW, Macquarie Media Limited

BEST ON-AIR TEAM COUNTRY & PROVINCIAL

Country: Amber & Billows; Amber Wheatland & Michael Billings, Sunraysia’s Hit 99.5, Mildura VIC, Southern Cross Austereo

Provincial: Flan & Emily Jade with Christo; Sean Flanagan, Emily Jade O’Keefe & David Christopher, 102.9 Hot Tomato, Gold Coast QLD, Hot Tomato

BEST ENTERTAINMENT/MUSIC PRESENTER

Country: Brady Ellis; Magic 89.9, Port Lincoln SA, Grant Broadcasters

Provincial: Dave Rabbetts; Star 104.5, Gosford NSW, NOVA Entertainment

Metropolitan: Kent ‘Smallzy’ Small; Nova Network, NOVA Entertainment

BEST TALK PRESENTER

Country: Stephen Cenatiempo; 2NM, Muswellbrook NSW, Grant Broadcasters

Provincial: Chris Coleman; 2CC, Canberra ACT, Capital Radio Network

Metropolitan: Ray Hadley; 2GB, Sydney NSW, Macquarie Media Limited

BEST CURRENT AFFAIRS PRESENTER

Non-Metropolitan: Tim Shaw; 2CC, Canberra ACT, Capital Radio Network

Metropolitan: Ben Fordham; 2GB, Sydney NSW, Macquarie Media Limited

BEST SPORTS PRESENTER

Country: Jock Brady; 3CS & Mixx FM, Colac VIC, ACE Radio Broadcasters

Provincial: Tom King; K rock, Geelong VIC, Grant Broadcasters

Metropolitan: Peter Sterling; Triple M, Sydney NSW, Southern Cross Austereo

BEST NETWORKED PROGRAM

Country: The Morning Rush; Jon Vertigan & Kate Meade, ACE Radio Broadcasters

Provincial: Ned & Josh; Ned Breward & Josh Torney, Southern Cross Austereo

Metropolitan: The Kyle & Jackie O Show; Kyle Sandilands & Jackie Henderson, Australian Radio Network

BEST SYNDICATED AUSTRALIAN PROGRAM

Boxed In; Fifi Box, Southern Cross Austereo

BEST MARKETING CAMPAIGN

Non-Metropolitan: Triple M Only One Campaign; SCA Regional, Regional Triple M Network, Gold Coast QLD, Southern Cross Austereo

Metropolitan: smooth Festival of Chocolate; Kathrine Holland, Luke Minto, Damien Weekes & Luke Wilson, smoothfm, Sydney NSW, NOVA Entertainment

ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE

Non-Metropolitan: Studio Clock Display System; Matt Paton, 4TO FM & hit103.1, Townsville QLD, Southern Cross Austereo

Metropolitan: Android OB Kits: Customization Without Cost; Phil Elzerman & Cameron Roberts, Triple M, Sydney NSW, Southern Cross Austereo

BRIAN WHITE AWARD FOR RADIO JOURNALISM

Neil Mitchell; 3AW, Melbourne VIC, Macquarie Media Limited

BEST NEWCOMER ON-AIR

Country: Billy Bradley; Eagle FM, Goulburn NSW, Capital Radio Network

Provincial: Jessica Farchione; hit96.9, Shepparton VIC, Southern Cross Austereo

Metropolitan: Erin Molan; 2GB, Sydney NSW, Macquarie Media Limited

BEST SPORTS EVENT COVERAGE

Non-Metropolitan: 2CC Raiders Call Team; Phil Small, Chris O’Brien, Joe Prevedello & Scott Freeman, 2CC, Canberra ACT, Capital Radio Network

Metropolitan: 2016 NRL Grand Final; Ray Hadley & The Continuous Call Team, 2GB, Sydney NSW, Macquarie Media Limited

BEST NEWS PRESENTER COUNTRY & PROVINCIAL

Country: Georgia Holland; 2XL, Jindabyne NSW, Capital Radio Network

Provincial: Caitlin Unger; Star 104.5, Gosford NSW, NOVA Entertainment

BEST NEWS PRESENTER – METRO FM

Steve Blanda; smoothfm, Sydney NSW, NOVA Entertainment

BEST NEWS PRESENTER – METRO AM

David Armstrong; 3AW, Melbourne VIC, Macquarie Media Limited

BEST DIGITAL RADIO FORMAT

Longterm: Buddha Radio; Adam Williscroft & Michael McPhee, Melb/Bris/Syd/Ade/Perth VIC/QLD/NSW/SA/WA, Southern Cross Austereo

Shortterm: Elf Radio; iHeartRadio Content Team, Sydney NSW, Australian Radio Network

BEST STATION PRODUCED COMEDY SEGMENT

Country: The Family Camping Holiday Handicap; Jon Vertigan, 3YB, Warrnambool VIC, ACE Radio Broadcasters

Provincial: Kiwi Siri; Todd Stevens, Power FM, Nowra NSW, Grant Broadcasters

Metropolitan: Australia’s [color=color]BEST Bloke; Hamish Blake & Andy Lee, The Hit Network, Southern Cross Austereo

BEST SHOW PRODUCER – ENTERTAINMENT/MUSIC

Non-Metropolitan: Matthew Heap; Kristen & Rod, Mix 106.3, Canberra ACT, ARN/SCA

Metropolitan: Bruno Bouchet; The Kyle & Jackie O Show, KIIS 1065, Sydney NSW, Australian Radio Network

BEST SHOW PRODUCER – TALK/CURRENT AFFAIRS

Non-Metropolitan: Eddie Williams; 2CC Breakfast with Tim Shaw, 2CC, Canberra ACT, Capital Radio Network

Metropolitan: Katie Dower; Afternoons with Denis Walter, 3AW, Melbourne VIC, Macquarie Media Limited

BEST MUSIC DIRECTOR

Country: Jack Tree; Snow FM, Jindabyne NSW, Capital Radio Network

Provincial: Trent Towson; hit90.9 Sea FM, Gold Coast QLD, Southern Cross Austereo

Metropolitan: Georgina Ingham-Myers; Nova 106.9, Brisbane QLD, NOVA Entertainment

BEST PROMOTIONS DIRECTOR

Non-Metropolitan: Cassie Grentell; Star 104.5, Gosford NSW, NOVA Entertainment

Metropolitan: Natalie Storer; KIIS 101.1, Melbourne VIC, Australian Radio Network

BEST PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Country: Peter Samios; hit93.5, Dubbo NSW, Southern Cross Austereo

Provincial: Corey Kay; hit90.9 Sea FM, Gold Coast QLD, Southern Cross Austereo

Metropolitan: Jay Walkerden; Nova 106.9, Brisbane QLD, NOVA Entertainment

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Non-Metropolitan: Braden’s Story; Ryan Jon, Tanya Hennessy & Joe Gleeson, hit104.7, Canberra ACT, ARN/SCA

Metropolitan: Solider On Special for ANZAC Day; Mick Molloy, Dave Collins & Jay Mueller, Triple M, Melbourne VIC, Southern Cross Austereo

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION

Country: Darcy Thomson; 3HA & Mixx FM, Hamilton VIC, ACE Radio Broadcasters

Provincial: Chris Crickmay; 92.5 Gold FM, Gold Coast QLD, Southern Cross Austereo

Metropolitan: Chris Davis; KIIS Network, Australian Radio Network

BEST MUSIC SPECIAL

Country: A Coldplay Kind of Christmas; Joseph Groth, Regional Hit Network, Gold Coast QLD, Southern Cross Austereo

Provincial: Whispering Jack Turns 30; George Mihalos, 2CA, Canberra ACT, Capital Radio Network

Metropolitan: Mothers who Rock; Amanda Keller, Suze DeMarchi & WSFM Content Team, WSFM, Sydney NSW, Australian Radio Network

Syndicated: Something So Strong: Celebrating 30 Years of Crowded House; Barry Bissell, Jeff Jenkins & Andy Wells, Melbourne VIC, Andy Wells Media

BEST STATION SALES ACHIEVEMENT

Non-Metropolitan: River 1467 Team; River 1467, Mildura VIC, Grant Broadcasters

Metropolitan: Brisbane Agency Sales; 97.3FM, Brisbane QLD, Australian Radio Network

BEST AGENCY SALESPERSON

Simon Mikulich; Nova 93.7, Perth WA, NOVA Entertainment

BEST DIRECT SALESPERSON

Country: Kristy Cooper; 2DU & ZOO FM, Dubbo NSW, Super Radio Network

Provincial: Shannon Vamvoukis; C91.3, Campbelltown NSW, WIN Network

Metropolitan: Duncan Fosdike; hit107 & Triple M, Adelaide SA, Southern Cross Austereo

BEST STATION PRODUCED COMMERCIAL – SINGLE

Country: Glenn Howell Optometrist; Ray Adams & Darcy Thomson, 3HA & Mixx FM, Hamilton VIC, ACE Radio Broadcasters

Provincial: Sandals with Socks; Matt Lygoe, Star 104.5, Gosford NSW, NOVA Entertainment

Metropolitan: Bieber; Matt Dickson, The Studio at SCA, National, Southern Cross Austereo

BEST STATION PRODUCED COMMERCIAL – CAMPAIGN

Non-Metropolitan: New York Pizza Bar; Marc Dwyer & Matt Lygoe, Star 104.5, Gosford NSW, NOVA Entertainment

Metropolitan: Everyday; Garry Dean & Drew Barrett, Nova 93.7, Perth WA, NOVA Entertainment

BEST SALES PROMOTION

Country: hit93.5’s Live Rent Free; Peter Samios, Victoria Duncan, Jason Strozkiy & Juelz Jarry, hit93.5, Dubbo NSW, Southern Cross Austereo

Provincial: NXFM’s Plane OB; hit106.9 Promotions Team, hit106.9, Newcastle NSW, Southern Cross Austereo

Metropolitan: Vodafone Powers Nova; NOVA Entertainment Sydney Team, Nova Network, Sydney NSW, NOVA Entertainment

BEST MULTIMEDIA EXECUTION – SALES

Non-Metropolitan: Clennett’s Mitre 10 Rescue with Heart; 107.3 Triple M Hobart Team, 107.3 Triple M, Hobart TAS, Southern Cross Austereo

Metropolitan: Kyle & Jackie O’s Bad Sweater Day; Kyle Sandilands & Jackie Henderson, Network Activations, Commercial & Content Teams, KIIS Network, Australian Radio Network

BEST MULTIMEDIA EXECUTION – STATION

Non-Metropolitan: hit104.7 Skyfire 2017; hit104.7 Promotions & Content Team, hit104.7, Canberra ACT, ARN/SCA

Metropolitan: Nova’s Red Room with Ed Sheeran Live From Sydney Opera House; Nova’s Red Room Project Team, Nova Network, NOVA Entertainment

BEST STATION PROMOTION

Country: #BringTheLogiesToDubbo; Chris Sewell, Juelz Jarry, Peter Samios, Justine Blacklock & Joel Scalzi, Star FM, Dubbo NSW, Southern Cross Austereo

Provincial: hit90.9 Sea FM Fertility Week; hit90.9 Sea FM Team, Gold Coast QLD, Southern Cross Austereo

Metropolitan: The People’s Cruise; Hamish Blake & Andy Lee, The Hit Network, Southern Cross Austereo

BEST COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT

Country: Bathurst Relay for Life; The B-Rock Crew, B-Rock FM, Bathurst NSW, Bathurst Broadcasters

Provincial: i98FM Illawarra Convoy; Marty Haynes, Tia Davis, Mark Rigby, Fairlie Hamilton, Ryan Cram, Asa Schuster & Natasha Muir, i98FM, Wollongong NSW, WIN Network

Metropolitan: Saving Ziad; Kyle Sandilands & Jackie Henderson, KIIS 1065, Sydney NSW, Australian Radio Network

BEST NEWCOMER OFF-AIR

Country: Nathan Whittle; 7AD & Sea FM, Devonport TAS, Grant Broadcasters

Provincial: Sarah Morrison; 7HO FM, Hobart TAS, Grant Broadcasters

Metropolitan: Taylah Hill; 2GB, Sydney NSW, Macquarie Media Limited

HALL OF FAME

Ray Hadley
Amanda Keller


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#15

Great news that Amanda Keller is the first female inducted in the Hall of Fame


#16

first female presenter as I later found out. Some female execs have already been added to the HOF.

Interesting that this year they’ve decided to add a male and female together to the hall of fame, in previous years it was just one or the other. Maybe this is something the Logies could learn from.


#17

I see. Still quite an accomplishment.


#18

Always anomalies in these awards that shows it’s not objective.

SCA Gold Coast despite underperforming for at least the last three years gets a range of gongs, best MD, best PD, best promotion and so on despite not being the leading station.

The GC hub also picked up a prize for a country market doco that aired supposedly only in country markets but produced by a provincial team of staff.

Hadley, the leading workplace bully has his actions condoned by association being given awards and hall of fame entry.

Mandy Keller is the first female announcer in the hall of fame, gee, that decade or so of Wendy actually at #1 FM on 2DAY was ignored wasn’t it?

K Rock wins the provincial sport category again, Blanda wins again. Bit monotonous, limit it to three or five years, we get it, they’re either great (Blanda) or they don’t have much competition (K-Rock, who does sport in Provincial).

Plenty more examples, some that many of you who read but never post would know all too well.

On a bright note, Stephen Cena… at 2NM, another award, well earnt, propping the station up indeed. Here’s a bloke who gets talkback radio but no openings in metro radio for him unfortunately.


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Nominations for this year’s awards were announced this morning. The 2018 ACRAs will be held at October 20 in Melbourne.


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Finalists released for Sunday 26 August:

The typical ‘head-scratchers’ and mismatches.

An award process that lurches between merit based and a mates club.

Love to read your thoughts. My analysis later.