Radio’s annual gala awards night the Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) is set for an earlier start this year, Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) announced, as tickets went on sale today for both the ACRAs and the National Radio Conference.
The 27th ACRAs will be held on Saturday, 10 October at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre and the National Radio Conference will take place the day before on Friday, 9 October at Jupiters.
The awards will begin an hour earlier at 6.00 pm with red carpet starting at 5.00 pm, allowing more time at the end of the evening for individual networks to celebrate.
The Conference on the 9th will begin a little later at 9.00 am to allow delegates to fly into the Gold Coast from interstate on the morning of the conference but will still start with a networking breakfast from 8.00 am.
More than 1200 radio industry insiders attend the ACRAs each year for a sit down dinner, live Australian entertainment and presentation of awards across the 33 categories.
Entrants across Australia are anxiously awaiting the release of ACRAs finalists scheduled for mid-August.
In addition to key industry speakers, this year’s National Radio Conference will feature an afternoon of hands on workshops to maximise the value in a smaller group environment. Workshop topics will be “how to” sessions across the areas of; sales, hybrid radio and human resources.
ACRAs host, presenters and entertainment, plus National Radio Conference speakers will be announced over the coming months.
Tickets, travel and accommodation can be booked through Commercial Radio Australia by clicking on the ACRAs and National Radio Conference quick links at the bottom of the CRA home page www.commercialradio.com.au