Engineering Excellence Award also presented for roll-out of Zetta at SCA
For those who work in the Australian broadcast community, mid-October is a time for celebration. That’s when the annual ACRA (Australian Commercial Radio Awards) take place. The ACRAs are the highlight of Awards weekend, which also includes the National Radio Conference. The Awards weekend is the only weekend of events in Australia dedicated to the commercial radio industry and is the largest gathering for commercial radio professionals in the southern hemisphere.
The ACRAs cycle between venues in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. This year, the ceremonies took place at the Royal International Convention Center in Brisbane.
Three of Australian music’s brightest stars performed at this year’s event. Global sensation Morgan Evans, ARIA Award winner Samantha Jade and hip hop artist Illy entertained the who’s who of commercial radio at the annual gathering.
For over ten years, RCS Australia is proud to have been a Silver Partner with ACRA, and sponsor of the Best Music Presenter awards. This year, the honors went to Gemma Maddox; Hit104.7, Canberra ACT, ARN/SCA (Non-Metropolitan), and Kent “Smallzy” Small; Nova Network, NOVA Entertainment (Metropolitan).
This year was special for RCS Australia because not only were they a sponsor of ACRA, but also involved with one of the recipients of an award. ACRA’s Engineering Excellence Award was presented to Project Typhoon – SCA Playout System Rollout. Accepting the award were James Dearness, Cameron St Clair for the Project Typhoon Team, Sydney NSW, Southern Cross Austereo. This award was for the roll-out of Zetta at SCA!
The ACRA awards include 39 categories and cover all areas of radio broadcasting. Winners are awarded in each category across three divisions: metropolitan, provincial and country commercial radio stations.
And for the overly anxious among you, mark your calendars now for October 10, 2020. That’s when the ACRAs make their next appearance at a venue in the Gold Coast.