Eight Graduates Nominated For 14 Awards At The 2017 ACRAs
- October 3, 2017
- Posted by: Tony P
- Category: News
Radio Training Institute prides itself on producing bold, creative, industry-ready talent. That’s why we’re so excited to celebrate alongside the eight RTI graduates who have scored nominations in the 2017 Australian Commercial Radio Awards, or ACRAs.
The ACRAs recognise Australia’s finest radio professionals, and it’s important to acknowledge just how monumental a nomination is, let alone a win! To be included amongst the very best in the country is a huge honour, as well as a big recognition of talent, effort, and hard work.
Ryan Jon, at hit104.7 Canberra with co-host Tanya Hennessey, is nominated for Best Station Produced Comedy Segment (Provincial), for Unknowing Florist Singalong, and for Best Documentary (Non-Metro), for Braden’s Story. His show is also up for Best Sales Promotion (Provincial)and Best Multimedia Execution – Sales (Non-Metro) for Ryan & Tanya’s Car Swap.
Also in the Best Documentary (Non-Metro) category is Sophie Tiller, along with the team at hit106.9 Newcastle, for hit106.9 Farewell NXFM.
Lachi Rooke is nominated for Best Sports Presenter (Country) for his work on 3YB and Coast FM in Warrnambool.
Brittany Austin is up for Best Station Promotion (Country) for 4LG’s 80th Birthday, recognising eighty years of 4LG broadcasting to the people of Longreach, QLD.
Darcy Thompson, at 3HA and Mixx FM in Hamilton, has picked up two nominations: Best Achievement in Production (Country), and with his colleague Ray Adams for Best Station Produced Commercial – Single (Country) for their ad for Glenn Howell Optometrist.
Also production-related: Simon Valentine, at 2CC in Canberra, is nominated for Best Achievement in Production (Provincial).
Kate Meade is nominated along side her Morning Rush co-host Jon Vertigan for Best On-Air Team (Country and Provincial). They’re also up for Best Networked Program (Country), up against another RTI graduate – Michael Billings, at Sunraysia’s Hit 99.5, for Amber and Billows.
Kim Bowden is now on air at 2EC and Power FM in Bega, NSW, and is nominated for Best Entertainment/Music Presenter (Country). Kim has previously been nominated for Best Newcomer Off-Air for her work at 3HA in Hamilton.
Radio Training Institute’s General Manager Heidi Everett says: “It’s great to see RTI represented so strongly in this year’s nominations. This reflects the dedication of our hard-working graduates, and really showcases RTI’s commitment to develop the next generation of Australian radio talent.”
A number of our lecturers are also up for ACRAs in 2017: Danny O’Grady is up for Best Station Produced Commercial – Single (Metro) for his work on Tune In To Win, and Andy Wells has been nominated three times in the one category for Best Music Special (Syndication/Production Company), for the music specials Something So Strong: Celebrating 30 Years of Crowded House, Celebrating 30 years: U2 – The Joshua Tree, and Midnight Oil – Still Burning, all syndicated through Andy Wells Media. As these three specials are the only ones nominated in this category, he’s guaranteed a win – it’s just a case of which special wins it!
Regular guest lecturer Sacha French is also a finalist in the Best Show Producer – Entertainment/Music (Metro) category, for her work at the helm of Hughesy & Kate on the KIIS Network.
Congratulations once again to all the nominees – we’ll see you in October!