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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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The Capital Radio Network have a vacancy for a Producer in Canberra. Details.

 
 
 

Grant Broadcasters has a vacancy for a Program and Content Director for the North West Coast Tasmania. Details.

 

 

 

Macquarie Radio Network has a vacancy for a Broadcast Technician based in Brisbane. Details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

7HO has a vacancy for a Promotions Manager. Details

 

7XS has a vacancy for a Breakfast Announcer.  Details.

 

Grant Broadcasters are looking for a Creative Writer / On Air Personality based in Port Pirie.Details.

ABC Local Radio are looking for 2 Local Content Managers, one in Sydney and one in Melbourne. Details.

 

4BC in Brisbane has a vacancy for a News Journalist. Details.

 
 
 
 

Geelong Broadcasters has a vacancy for a Journalist/Newsreader on a 12 month contract. Details.

 

 

Macquarie Radio Network has a vacancy for a Promotions Assistant based in Brisbane. Details.

 

 

 

 

 
 

Grant Broadcasters has a vacancy for a Broadcast Engineer based in Cairns. Details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

KIIS 1065 has a vacancy for an Operations Assistant / Producer. Details.

Recent Comments

James Bayes, Southern Cross Austereo's head of digital sales & operations, has been poached by a Melbourne mobile startup called Unlockd.

 

 

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

 

 

 
 

Garry Dean is new the Creative Director for Nova 93.7.

 

 
 

Fairlie Hamilton is returning to i98 to join Marty Haynes on breakfast. 

 
 

Brian Gallagher is joining the ranks of SCA as Chief Sales Office

 

Dallas Gurney has been appointed to a new Group level role with NZME, focussed on growing commercial branded content, content solutions, PR & communications services for clients.

 
 
 

Sarah Tinsley is joining ARN as their National Legal and Business Affairs Director.

 
 

Sam Bingley, formerly of SCA Melbourne, has joined Crocmedia as Chief Commercial Officer.

Scott Mayman is back in the country and is working on the Sunshine Coast for three weeks in the MIXFM/SEAFM newsroom.

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

Bianca Dye has left the i98 Breakfast show and “is off to pursue her bucket list and chase some new opportunities”.

 
 
 
 

Amy Moon has been appointed General Manager at Joy 94.


 

 
 
 

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5 Classic Hits 6.7 (5.9) TRN
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