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Finalists announced for 2009 Radio Awards

Date : 10 / 08 / 2009
Author : Graham Kemp - VK4BB

Some of the biggest names in Australian radio will battle it out at this year’s Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) with finalists just announced including The Hamish and Andy Show (Fox FM Melbourne), Merrick and Rosso and Kate Ritchie (Nova 969, Sydney);

Well-known on-air teams and behind the scenes operators will join many of Australia’s radio personalities and talking heads from across metropolitan, regional and country stations as finalists in the 21st annual ACRAs, with the winners to be announced at a gala ceremony at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre in Sydney on October 10.

Another hotly contested category this year is best "Documentary" where Amateur Radio Operator Craig Huth with his entry entitled "Kids In Space" will battle it out.

Kids In Space was the ARISS contact broadcast not only on Amateur Radio but originating from Taree NSW’s MaxFM 107.3 was aired across the
"Super Network".

Craig, VK4SSB worked with Tony, VK5ZAI and put a lot of effort into the publicity behind this amateur radio event.

Chief executive officer of Commercial Radio Australia, Joan Warner said there had been an increase in the number of entries for this year’s Awards: “The Awards are highly competitive and set a new standard every year. The diversity of winners over the past few years highlights the depth of radio in Australia – and this year will be no exception with a myriad of talent on commercial radio throughout the country,” Ms Warner said. Organised by Commercial Radio Australia, on behalf of the radio industry, the national Awards include 32 categories, which cover all areas of radio broadcasting including news, talk, sport, music and entertainment.

The ACRAs differ from television’s Logie Awards, in that they are peer judged with judging panels comprised of industry members.

Winners are announced in each category across three areas: metropolitan, provincial and country commercial radio stations. Media Contact: Jenny Stevenson. Ph: 0402 214 039


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