What impressed the ACRA judges

Over our 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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The ACRAs Red Carpet, the Interviews and More

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 WSFM's Jonesy & Amanda, Melissa Doyle, Ben Fordham, Hamish  & Andy, Nova's Fitzy & Wippa, 3AW's Neil Mitchell, host Shane Jacobson and lots more 

Peter Harvie joins Radio Hall of Fame

Director of Southern Cross Austereo and highly respected radio and media industry executive, Peter Harvie was inducted into the Commercial Radio Hall of Fame at the 26th Annual Australian Commercial Radio Awards last night in Melbourne.

Peter was honoured for his outstanding lifetime achievement and contribution to the radio broadcasting industry at a gala ceremony, attended by 1200 of his industry peers at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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The 2014 ACRAs Winners

The 26th Annual Australian Commercial Radio Awards have been announced at a gala black tie affair at the Melbourne Convention and Entertainment Centre. 

Winners were announced in 34 categories, across news, talkback, sport and music; as the industry joined to celebrate their achievements.

WS FM’s Jonesy & Amanda, have won the Best On-Air Team (Metro FM). It is their second Best On-Air Team win.

Keeping it in the family, Executive producer of the show Laura Viglino won Best Show Producer (Entertainment/Music) and Jonesy and Amanda also took out Best Syndicated Program for their national weekly show, My Generation. 

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National Radio Conference -Starts Today

It has arrived, today it's the National Radio Conference and the ACRAs Saturday.

 

 

Nearly 600 delegates including CEOs, station owners, senior executives, station managers, programmers, music directors, sales and marketing executives, creative teams, engineering and human resources from radio stations across Australia are in Melbourne.

At RadioToday we will be at the Conference today and the ACRAs tomorrow night, keeping you in the loop.

You can view National Radio Conference program  here.

 

 

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ACRA's Finalists Fever - #15

The Countdown to the ACRAs is almost complete! October 18 the red carpet will be out.

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.

Today we shine a spotlight on the best of the best:

Ashleigh Brown from 3AW for Best News Presenter - Metro AM. Don Plenty  from ACE Radio. Gail Watson from 3AW for Best News Presenter - Metro AM.

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ACRA's Finalists Fever - #14

Wow... we are just days away from the big night on October 18. We are rolling  the red carpet again this afternoon with RadioToday's ACRA's Finalists Fever 

If you are one of this year's finalists we maybe able to squeeze you in by emailing us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Today we shine a spotlight on the best of the best:

Lyndon Smith from 92.7 MIX FM for Best Documentary. Nathan Ryan  from Nova Entertainment for Best Newcomer Off-Air.  Cassie Grentell for Best Promotions Director from Star 104.5.

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Radiofest 2014

We're gearing up for an awesome week with the National Radio Conference Friday and ACRAs Saturday.

 

 

CRA has released the official program for the National Radio Conference today, which you can you view here.

If you are attending, you can also download the Conference App in the Apple Store or Google Play – just search National Radio Conference

Friday it all kicks off at the Grand Hyatt, 123 Collins St from 7:30am.

 

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ACRA's Finalists Fever - #13

We are counting down the days to the big event on October 18 by profiling the finalists across all categories with RadioToday's ACRA's Finalists Fever 

If you are one of this year's finalists, we are ready to roll out the red carpet You can get involved by emailing us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Today we shine a spotlight on the best of the best:

Anthony Xydis, Jodie Koning, Gabrielle Cook & Donna Gordon from Kiis 106.5 for Best Marketing Campaign.  And  - Ross Stevenson & John Burns from 3AW Breakfast for  Best On-Air Team - Metro AM

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ACRA's Finalists Fever - #12

We are counting down the days to the big event on October 18 by profiling the finalists across all categories with RadioToday's ACRA's Finalists Fever 

If you are one of this year's finalists, we are ready to roll out the red carpet You can get involved by emailing us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Today we shine a spotlight on the best of the best:

Georgina Ingham-Myers from Nova106.9 for Best Music Director. Lisa Barnes  from 6PR for Brian White Memorial

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Capital Radio Network has a vacancy for a General Manager in Perth..Details.

 

 

RCS are looking for a Radio Automation Support Person.Details.

 

 

C91.3 FM has a vacancy for a Sales Manager.Details.

 

 

91.9 Sea FM are looking for a Music Director / Morning Announcer.Details.

 

 

 

Crocmedia are looking to appoint a NSW Commercial Manager based in Sydney.Details.

 

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C91.3 FM has a vacancy for a Sales Executive. Details.

 

 

 

Grant Broadcasters are looking for Sales Staff in Cairns  Details.

 

Omny has a vacancy for an Operations Manager based in Melbourne Details.

 

 

 

 

 

ARN has a vacancy for a Senior Account Manager based in Melbourne. Details.

 

 

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Rachel McLarnon is now Music Director & Morning Announcer at NX FM in Newcastle.

 

Troy ‘Chooky’ Deighton heads up a new department for Grant Broadcasters as their Digital and New Media Manage

Helen Nash has been appoitned new Non-Executive Director to the SCA board.

Jonathan Brown is joining Meshel & Tommy every Monday throughout the AFL season.

 

 

Steve Hirst is returning to Hot91 and Zinc96 as their new GM

 

Sam Thompson is the new Content Director for GOLD104.3 Melbourne

Sophie Hallwright joins Today’s hit network Shazam Top 20 as Executive Producer.

Cat Lynch is joining Amos Gill on breakfast for hit107.

 

2UE's Angela Catterns is the latest casualty of the merging of Macquarie Radio and Fairfax Radio

 
 

Alexandra Spurway is joining hit 104.1 2DayFM’s The Dan & Maz Show as the Senior Producer.
 

 

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Wellington Ratings

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4 The Sound 7.5 (7.1) Mediaworks
5 The Rock 7.4 (8.3) Mediaworks
6 The Edge 6.6 (8.3) Mediaworks
7 Coast 5.7 (4.6) TRN
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1 Coast FM 37.7 - Ace
2 3YB 21.7 - Ace
3 triple j 7.3 - ABC
4 ABC Local Radio 4.0 - ABC
5 ABC Radio Nat. 2.5 - ABC
6 Classic FM 1.5 - ABC
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1 2GB 13.0 (12.1) MRN
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4ABC72010.3(9.6)ABC
5triple j 9.0(11.0) ABC
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792.9 6.4(8.2) SCA
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5Nova 100 7.3(7.8)NE
6smoothfm 91.5 7.2(7.4)NE
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6 ABC612 3.3 (4.2) ABC
7 ABC FM 2.9 (2.2) ABC
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3 The Breeze 10.2 (8.8) Mediaworks
4 The Rock 9.0 (10.3) Mediaworks
5 The Edge 6.9 (6.5) Mediaworks
6 The Sound 6.0 (6.4) Mediaworks
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  Classic FM   (9.9) ABC
  Radio National   (4.0) ABC
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7 4KQ 8.6 (7.1) ARN
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3 The Edge 7.8 (6.0) Mediaworks
4 The Breeze 7.0 (6.5) Mediaworks
5 Classic Hits 6.7 (5.9) TRN
6 ZM 5.9 (5.6) TRN
7 Mai FM 5.2 (4.3) TRN
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4 ABC Local Radio 14.0* (11.2)** ABC
5 triple j 9.9* (4.2)** ABC
6 Radio National 2.2* (1.6)** ABC
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2ABC89112.5(10.0) ABC
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4FIVEaa 10.4(11.4)NE
5Triple M 9.7(10.8)NE
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Southern Cross Media
SXL
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APN News & Media
APN
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%
Fairfax Media
FXJ
1.07
%
Macquarie Radio
MRN
1.17
%
Pacific Star Network
PNW
0.285
%
Oceania Capital
OCP
1.25
%
Ten Network
TEN
0.210
%
Seven West Media
SWM
1.37
%
Seven Group Holdings
SVW
7.50
%
Nine Entertainment
NEC
2.34
%
Prime Media
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