The 32nd Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) will now be celebrated in 2021, with event organiser and industry body Commercial Radio Australia making the decision to pause proceedings for 2020 due to CV-19.
Celebrating excellence in commercial radio broadcasting across entertainment, news, talk and sport, the ACRAs are awarded in metropolitan, provincial and country categories, with entries coming from commercial radio stations across Australia.
The decision to cancel the ACRAs this year comes after a detailed examination of the possibility of undertaking the event in a virtual format in 2020, in response to Government restrictions on interstate travel and event size as a result of COVID-19.
The event was originally scheduled to take place on the Gold Coast in October. CRA chief executive officer Joan Warner said that shifting the 32nd ACRAs to 2021 is a move that will be of benefit to the industry in current circumstances and will allow the focus to remain on navigating COVID-19 impacts and ongoing recovery for commercial radio stations across the country.
“After carefully considering the options available for such a big and complex event, it was determined that a virtual event would not be able to do the awards justice,” Warner said.
“While this news is disappointing, we know radio teams are working as hard as ever in these times to keep Australians informed and entertained, while also navigating the uncertainty of the situation surrounding COVID-19.
“A move to celebrating the 32nd ACRAs in 2021 will allow their focus to remain where it’s needed and means that we can put our resources behind delivering something very special when we resume the event next year. We look forward to celebrating the hard work and resilience of our members in person in 2021,” said Warner.
The ACRAs is traditionally paired with the annual Radio Alive national conference, which was previously confirmed as not going ahead in 2020. CRA has already hosted a successful webinar to release the results of major research study Infinite Dial and will host an online seminar to release the Share of Audio research results in August.
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