NOVA ENTERTAINMENT TAKES HOME 13 ACRAS

October 19, 2019

NOVA Entertainment won 13 awards at the 31st Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs), including Best Networked Program, Best Music Presenter, Best Program Director and Best Syndicated Australian Program at the Royal International Convention Centre in Brisbane this evening.

Nova’s Kate, Tim & Marty drive show, who have been number one nationally for 22 surveys in a row, took out two ACRAs winning Best Networked Program and Best Syndicated Australian Program. Fitzy & Wippa's Backyard Cricket Match at the PM's House won Best Station Promotion.

Kent ‘Smallzy” Small, who hosts On Air with Smallzy in mornings and Smallzy’s Surgery, the number one Australian night show for 49 consecutive surveys, was awarded Best Music Presenter. smoothfm’s Georgie Page won Best Program Director and Star 104.5’s Erin Ramsay was recognised as Best Newcomer On-Air.

On the news front, Nova 106.9’s Ange Anderson won Best News Presenter for Metro FM, FIVEaa’s Mel Usher took out Best News Presenter Metro AM and Matthew Pantelis was awarded the Brian White Award for Radio Journalism.

From a commercial and multimedia perspective, NOVA Entertainment won Best Multimedia Execution – Sales for Afterpay Presents Nova's Red Room with Gang of Youths, Best Original Podcast Branded for Focus On Ability and Best Station Produced Commercial Single for Walk a Mile in My Boots; Nova 91.9 and Best Station Produced Commercial – Campaign for Speeding Ads; Nova 93.7.

Paul Jackson, NOVA Entertainment Chief Programming and Marketing Officer said, “We would like congratulate all our winners and the teams and functions that work alongside them. Tonight’s results are testament to the hard work our teams, both on and off air, put in daily and the consistency of our program lineup. We are committed to creating high quality and compelling content and creative commercial solutions for our clients across all our platforms.”

Below is the full list of NOVA Entertainment’s ACRA winners:

BEST NETWORKED PROGRAM
Kate, Tim & Marty; Kate Ritchie, Tim Blackwell & Marty Sheargold, NOVA Entertainment M

BEST MUSIC PRESENTER
Kent "Smallzy" Small; Nova Network, NOVA Entertainment M

BEST SYNDICATED AUSTRALIAN PROGRAM
Kate, Tim & Marty; Kate Ritchie, Tim Blackwell, Marty Sheargold & the Nova Entertainment Syndication Team, NOVA Entertainment

BEST NEWCOMER ON-AIR
Erin Ramsay; Star 104.5, Gosford NSW, NOVA Entertainment P

BRIAN WHITE AWARD FOR RADIO JOURNALISM
Matthew Pantelis; FIVEaa, Adelaide SA, NOVA Entertainment M

BEST ORIGINAL PODCAST – BRANDED
Focus On Ability; Nova Employment & the Nova Entertainment Podcast Team, NOVA Entertainment

BEST MULTIMEDIA EXECUTION – SALES
Afterpay Presents Nova's Red Room with Gang of Youths; Stephanie Loupelis, Claire Marshall, Aleksei Plinte, Lynette Churchill, Danielle Kosoric, Briar-Louise Rose, Oriel Guthrie, Mitchell Jones, Amy Don, Tara Wyllie, Amanda Ong, Leesa Ogilvy, Brendan Taylor, Tony Thomas & Jane Elliot, Nova 96.9, Sydney NSW, NOVA Entertainment M

BEST STATION PROMOTION
Fitzy & Wippa's Backyard Cricket Match at the PM's House; The Fitzy & Wippa Backyard Cricket Team, Nova 96.9, Sydney NSW, NOVA Entertainment M

BEST PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Georgie Page; smoothfm Network, NOVA Entertainment M

BEST NEWS PRESENTER - METRO AM
Mel Usher; FIVEaa, Adelaide SA, NOVA Entertainment M

BEST NEWS PRESENTER - METRO FM
Ange Anderson; Nova 106.9, Brisbane QLD, NOVA Entertainment M

BEST STATION PRODUCED COMMERCIAL – SINGLE
Walk a Mile in My Boots; Demi Williams & Eddie Bye, Nova 91.9, Adelaide SA, NOVA Entertainment M

BEST STATION PRODUCED COMMERCIAL – CAMPAIGN
Speeding Ads; Garry Dean, Magnus Newman & Drew Barrett, Nova 93.7, Perth WA, NOVA Entertainment M

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