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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Grant Broadcasters has a vacancy for a Morning Announcer for K-Rock Geelong. Details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

Grant Broadcasters has a vacancy for a Creative Writer based in Maroochydore. Details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6PR has a vacancy for a Morning Producer. Details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCA are looking for a Breakfast Audio Producer for Hit 107 Adelaide. Details.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nova Entertainment has a vacancy for a Sales Account Manager based in Sydney. Details.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Star 104.5 Central Coast are looking for a Music Director / Announcer. Details.

 

 

 

 

 
 

Capital Radio Network has a vacancy for a Journalist / Panel Operator based in Canberra. Details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

106fivefm has a vacancy for a General Manager based on the Sunshine Coast. Details.

 

 

 

 

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Rait FM Papua New Guinea has a vacancy for an Operations Manager / Program Director. Details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARN has a vacancy for a Creative Writer based in Sydney.  Details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Authentic Entertainment is looking to appoint a Senior National Project ManagerDetails.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 Capital Radio Network is looking for a Production Manager / Announcer in Goulburn. Details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LA FM and Chilli FM are looking for a Program Director. Details.

 

 

 

 

 

Light FM Melbourne has a vacancy for a Business Development Executive. Details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6PR has a vacancy for a Producer for Perth Tonight. Details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Recent Comments

NOVA Entertainment has promoted Tamie Williams to the new position of National Head of Direct Sales.

 

2XL’s Andrew Page will make his Metro debut next month joining MRN 4BC Newsroom.

 

 

 
 

Fred Botica has left 96FM. He was hosting the weekend Classic Café. 

 

 

Marc McCreadie is the new Program Manager of Capital Radio Network’s 2CA Canberra.

 
 

Christian Argenti will host the new show, The Greatest Years in Music across 36 LocalWorks stations.

 

Tony Veitch has signed a long term deal with NZME. It will see Tony not only host Veitch on Sport show on Newstalk ZB and Radio Sport but work accross their other media assets.

 
 

Steve Blanda, one of the industry’s most respected news readers and winner of a record 18 ACRAs has joined smoothfm’s news team.

 
 

Ciaran Davis has been appointed the new CEO of APN, the parent company of ARN.

Madeline "Madz" Cassar has finished up on the MIXX FM breakfast show with Nims and Em.

 

 

 
 
 
 

Matthew O'Reilly, EP of the Triple M Sydney Grill Team, is heading to SA to be the new CD of Triple M Adelaide.

 
 
 
 

Brian "Spoonman" Carlton is the latest to depart 2UE. For the last couple of years he has been the EP of 2UE Driv


 

 

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