Triple M’s Peter Berner to host Radio Awards

Peter Berner will host this year’s Australian Commercial Radio Awards which will also feature performances from an exciting range of Australian music talent.

Berner joined Amanda Keller and Mikey Robins Breakfast show on Triple M this year and also presents ABC TV’s BackBerner. He started as a stand up comic in 1988 and during this time has appeared as a headline act at all the major Australian comedy venues.

Other entertainment for the Awards will include performances from well-known band, Taxiride as well as new Australian talent, George, Motor Ace, Disco Montego, David Franj, Selwyn and Shakaya. Brooke McClymont will also perform on the night.

CRA Chief Executive Joan Warner said the showcase of Australian talent performing at the Radio Awards is “testament to the importance of commercial radio in Australia… The talent performing at this year’s Awards is indicative of the importance of commercial radio and also reflects the high standards achieved throughout the industry in Australia.”

The Awards, organised by CRA, will be held at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre on October 19 and celebrate the best of commercial radio.

The 14th Australian Commercial Radio Awards include 25 categories including Best Talk Personality, Best Music Director, Best News Presenter, Best Newcomer and Best Current Affairs Presenter. The national Awards cover all metropolitan, regional and provincial commercial radio stations with winners announced for each of these three areas in all relevant categories. The categories encompass all aspects of commercial radio including news, talkback, sport and music.
This year the Awards have been expanded to include the Commercial Radio Hall of Fame.

Sponsors of the Awards include Arbitron, AC Neilsen, Austereo, Music Network, Comsyst, RCS Sound Software and Australian Retirement Fund. As part of its sponsorship, Arbitron will support a webcast of the Awards and also sponsor the Best Program Director category. AC Neilsen will sponsor the Best Station Sales Achievement category; Austereo the Best New Australian Talent on Commercial Radio category; Music Network the Best Music Director category; Comsyst the Engineering Excellence category and RCS Sound Software the Best Music Personality category.

Tickets are available for the Awards – details at