An­nounc­ers named as na­tional fi­nal­ists

Pilbara News - - News - Court­ney Fowler

■ Kar­ratha Spirit Ra­dio 1260 an­nounc­ers Pablo New­ton Far­ley and Angie Ay­ers have made the short list as fi­nal­ists for a sec­ond con­sec­u­tive year in the 27th an­nual Aus­tralian Com­mer­cial Ra­dio Awards.

Or­gan­ised by Com­mer­cial Ra­dio Aus­tralia on be­half of the ra­dio in­dus­try, the na­tional awards cover 33 cat­e­gories which recog­nise ra­dio’s bright­est stars from around the coun­try.

This year, en­tries were re­ceived from 260 metropoli­tan and re­gional ra­dio sta­tions.

Ms Ay­ers said she was ec­static to be an­nounced as a fi­nal­ist for the Best Di­rect Sales­per­son award.

“I feel

com­pletely

over­whelmed at the news, and even though this year it’s my name on it, it’s al­ways a re­flec­tion on the team you work with,” she said.

“Our sta­tion man­ager Jude has been man­ag­ing for al­most six years now and has been in­stru­men­tal in shap­ing our team.

“For me per­son­ally, it’s an ex­cit­ing time as I start de­vel­op­ing my on air skills and see where that leads.”

Mr New­ton Far­ley made the short list in the Best Sta­tion Pro­duced Com­edy Seg­ment for his World Record Wed­nes­day show.

He said it was in­cred­i­bly hum­bling to be recog­nised along­side the likes of com­mer­cial ra­dio le­gends like Fitzy and Wippa and Kyle and Jac­quie O.

“It’s al­ways great to dis­play what’s on of­fer in the North West — and to get Kar­ratha on the map on a na­tional level is a big up­side to be­ing a fi­nal­ist in an award like this,” he said.

“I love re­gional ra­dio. The fact that I can say some­thing on air and that af­ter­noon down at the shops some­one can have a laugh with me about it, is one of the big ben­e­fits.

“I guess be­ing the fastest man to bounce a bas­ket­ball and eat a banana has re­ally paid off.”

The ACRAs fol­low the Na­tional Ra­dio Con­fer­ence, which will be held at Jupiters on the Gold Coast on Oc­to­ber 9.

Win­ners will be an­nounced at a gala black tie event at Gold Coast Con­ven­tion and En­ter­tain­ment Cen­tre on Oc­to­ber 10.

A list of fi­nal­ists is avail­able at www.com­mer­cial­ra­dio.com.au.

Pic­ture: Spirit Ra­dio

The team from Spirit Ra­dio Kar­ratha 1260 on the 2014 ACRAs red car­pet: Jude Chap­man, Aimee-Lee Holle­mans, Pablo New­ton Far­ley and Angie Ay­ers.

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