Finalists for the remaining six categories of the Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) have been announced today. The categories are Best Music Director, Brian White Memorial Award; Innovation and Excellence Award; Best Salesperson; Best Station Sales Achievement and Most Popular Station Manager.

Organised by Commercial Radio Australia, on behalf of the radio industry, the Awards include 29 categories, which cover all areas of radio broadcasting including news, talk, sport, music and entertainment. The Australian Commercial Radio Awards differ from television’s Logie Awards, in that they are peer judged with judging panels comprised of industry members.Nearly 1200 entries were received for this year’s Awards - registering one of the strongest responses on record, which augurs well for the event, according to chief executive officer of Commercial Radio Australia, Joan Warner.Ms Warner said this year’s Awards will include a new format with awards presented over dinner and was again set to attract radio personalities and stars from around Australia.

A feature of the Awards is the Hall of Fame, which acknowledges a lifelong commitment to the Australian radio industry. Hall of Fame inductees include Rod Muir, John Laws, Bob Rogers, Gary O’Callaghan, Janet Cameron and Paul Thompson, CEO of DMG Radio. VIEW FINALISTS PDF