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Entries open for ACRAs

Entries are now open for the 2014 Australian Commercial Radio Awards.

This year they will be held on October 18th in Melbourne.

In the last two years the Best FM On Air Team awards went to Kyle & Jackie O (2013) and WSFM's Jonesy & Amanda (2012) while last year 3AW's Ross & John took home the Best AM On Air Team ACRA.

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Published on Sunday, 16 March 2014 09:00 Category: ACRAs

What impressed the ACRA judges - Pt 2

Over our 4 weeks of ACRA's Finalists Fever, we featured a whole bunch of those of you nominated for a trophy.

During 'the fever' we had access to the audio entries from the ACRA winners, so we thought it'd be kinda cool to have a listen to what impressed the judges in a number of categories.

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Published on Sunday, 13 October 2013 16:00 Category: ACRAs

dmg/SCA first to spread news of ACRA's success

DMG Radio and Southern Cross Austereo are the first to wake from their post ACRA's celebrations and send out press releases.

Here's what they are saying about the night.

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Published on Sunday, 13 October 2013 12:40 Category: ACRAs

What impressed the ACRA judges - Pt 1

Over our 4 weeks of ACRA's Finalists Fever, we featured a whole bunch of those of you nominated for a trophy.

During 'the fever' we had access to the audio entries from the ACRA winners, so we thought it'd be kinda cool to have a listen to what impressed the judges in a number of categories.

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Published on Sunday, 13 October 2013 12:15 Category: ACRAs

Red Carpet video from the ACRA's

Commercial Radio Australia filmed this video on the red carpet of the ACRA's last night. Watch everyone arrive for the big night and hear chats with Nova's Fitzy & Wippa, 2Day FM's Kyle & Jackie O, WSFM's Jonesy & Amanda, 3AW's Neil Mitchell, host Charlie Pickering and lots more.

Published on Sunday, 13 October 2013 10:34 Category: ACRAs

Networks share awards at ACRA's

The winners of the Australian Commercial Radio Awards have been announced tonight at the Royal Convention Centre in Brisbane.

The winners were spread across the networks, with Southern Cross Austereo, Fairfax, DMG and ARN all sharing some major awards.

In the metropolitan category;

The winner of the Best On-Air Team (FM) was 2Day FM's Kyle & Jackie O, the fourth time they have won the award, and it comes on the heels of the show winning their 50th consecutive ratings survey (FM) in September.

The Best On-Air Team (AM) was Ross Stevenson and John Burns from 3AW in Melbourne, the second time they have won the award. Their show is #1 with twice the share of any other commercial station in the market.

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Published on Saturday, 12 October 2013 23:59 Category: ACRAs

Kevin Blyton joins Hall of Fame

One of Australia's most respected radio owners, Kevin Blyton, has been inducted into the Commercial Radio Hall of Fame tonight at the 2013 ACRA's.

The award recognises outstanding lifetime achievement, and contribution to the radio industry.

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Published on Saturday, 12 October 2013 23:59 Category: ACRAs

Merrick meme from conference

Well it didn't take long.

This photo (right) of Merrick Watts at the Radio Conference as part of Radio Today's Brutal Truth panel session was published on the site yesterday.

We've been emailed by someone whose name shall remain withheld an amusing meme, which we've published below.

Check it out, and let us know if you've got a better caption in the comments below.

Or, if you have a better meme, send it to us here.

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Published on Saturday, 12 October 2013 19:10 Category: ACRAs

4 weeks of ACRA's Finalists Fever 2013 #17

There are thousands of hard-working, dedicated and amazingly creative people throughout the radio industry - and every year a small fraction of those people make the short list as a finalist in the ACRA’s.

4 weeks of ACRA's Finalists Fever - where we've been counting down the days to the big event by profiling the finalists across all categories.

Tonight is the big night, here are the last few finalists we'll feature before the awards begin. Below, we feature a best music special finalist, 2 ads that are up for an ACRA, and we start by chatting with Nova 96.9's Promotions Director Shaun Heron.

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Published on Saturday, 12 October 2013 15:30 Category: ACRAs

4 weeks of ACRA's Finalists Fever 2013 #16

There are thousands of hard-working, dedicated and amazingly creative people throughout the radio industry - and every year a small fraction of those people make the short list as a finalist in the ACRA’s.

4 weeks of ACRA's Finalists Fever - where we've been counting down the days to the big event by profiling the finalists across all categories.

Tonight is the big night, so today we'll feature a bunch more finalists. Below, we feature an agency salesperson, a presenter who is up for 3 awards in his 3rd year in radio, and we start with 1 of the 5 people up for the Brian White Memorial.

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Published on Saturday, 12 October 2013 12:24 Category: ACRAs

 

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