Record number of rAWARDS entries

A record number of entries have been received for the 2002 Australian Commercial Radio Awards (formerly known as the rAWARDS), which will be held in Melbourne on October 19.

Over 1227 entries had been received – up from 801 last year. “This is a tremendous result and reflects the growing significance and recognition about the Awards’ importance within the industry, “ said FARB CEO Joan Warner.

A new category, Most Popular Station Manager, has attracted a strong response. Other new categories this year include Listeners’ Choice Awards and Commercial Radio Hall of Fame.

“Winners of this year’s Awards will be announced at a spectacular dinner event, with many of the industry’s best-known talent attending or performing on the night,” said Warner.