Spirit Ra­dio team awards fi­nal­ists again

Pilbara News - - Business - Court­ney Fowler

■ Kar­ratha Spirit Ra­dio 1260 an­nounc­ers Pablo New­ton Far­ley and Angie Ay­ers have rubbed shoul­ders with some of the best and bright­est Aus­tralian broad­cast­ers on the red car­pet at the 27th an­nual Aus­tralian Com­mer­cial Ra­dio Awards this month.

The pair have re­turned from the ACRAs as fi­nal­ists for a sec­ond con­sec­u­tive year.

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, with more than 1000 peo­ple at­tend­ing the gala black tie event at the Gold Coast Con­ven­tion and En­ter­tain­ment Cen­tre.

Ms Ay­ers said she was hon­oured to be rep­re­sent­ing Kar­ratha on the big stage as a fi­nal­ist for the Best Di­rect Sales­per­son award.

“It’s quite an over­pow­er­ing feel­ing to hear your name called out as a fi­nal­ist in a room full of your industry peers, big names in the biz and you’re right there sit­ting along­side of them,” she said. “Thanks to all my clients and the small busi­nesses in Kar­ratha be­cause with­out you all, I would never have made it as a fi­nal­ist in the first place. “You re­ally make my job easy and one I thor­oughly en­joy.”

New­ton Far­ley said it was hum­bling to be recog­nised along­side the likes of com­mer­cial ra­dio leg­ends like Fitzy and Wippa, and Kyle and Jackie O in the Best Sta­tion Pro­duced Com­edy Seg­ment.

“It was in­spir­ing to be in the same room as the best minds in ra­dio around Aus­tralia,” he said.

“Ra­dio is a great industry to be in­volved in and I don’t take it for granted. Love what you do and you’ll never work a day in your life — I re­ally be­lieve that.

“It’s a priv­i­lege wak­ing up each day to talk to our lis­ten­ers from around the Pil­bara.”

The ACRAs fol­lowed the Na­tional Ra­dio Con­fer­ence at Jupiters on the Gold Coast on Oc­to­ber 9.

Ra­dio vet­eran and award-win­ning jour­nal­ist Jeremy Cordeaux was in­ducted into the Com­mer­cial Ra­dio Hall of Fame.

A full list of win­ners is avail­able at www.com­mer­cial­ra­dio. com.au.

Pic­ture: Pablo New­ton Far­ley

Pablo New­ton Far­ley and Angie Ay­ers on the red car­pet at the 27th an­nual Aus­tralian Com­mer­cial Ra­dio Awards.

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