Everyone relax! Deadline for Station of the Year Awards extended
We hear you – it’s Friday, and it’s been a long, weird and draining week.
As we crawl towards the finish line, there is now one less thing to worry about – the deadline for the Station of the Year Awards has been extended.
You will now have until 11:59pm (AEDT) on Thursday, November 12 to submit your entry.
The Station of the Year Awards, a partnership between Radio Today and RCS, aim to celebrate the achievements of commercial radio stations throughout this tough year in categories spanning Metro, Regional, Provincial, DAB+ and Internet Radio.
Winners will be announced on Tuesday, December 1.
All that’s required to enter is an answer to a question about the station’s biggest achievement this year (using a maximum of 500 words), and a 60-second audio pitch to the judges. This could be a monologue, performance, mock ad or snippets of your broadcast – whatever audio you think best showcases why your station is the Station of the Year.
Radio Today advises potential applicants to highlight what makes their station unique, rather than focusing on high-rating syndicated shows or just the talent line-up.
The Station of the Year Awards are a great opportunity to bring everyone together and remind them of the moments of fun, connection, entertainment and inspiration that working in radio in 2020 has provided.
Judges for the 2020 Station of the Year Awards include:
Greg Smith: industry stalwart, Commercial Radio Hall of Fame inductee, one of the country’s most successful programmers of all time, and now, radio researcher and strategist
Fyona Smith: head of radio at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS)
Tracy Johnson: International radio and talent consultant, once named ‘Best Programmer in America’ by Radio Ink
Rob Logan: Former radio programmer and agency executive, now consultant and founder of 3rdspace Communications
James Greet: Former agency stalwart and CEO (Mindshare, Ikon Communications, OMD), now consultant and co-founder of CleanThinking
Megan Brownlow: Former TV producer and PwC’s national industry leader for technology, media and telecommunications and editor of Entertainment & Media Outlook. Now full-time non-executive board director.