Radio’s annual gala awards night the Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) will start earlier this year, Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) has announced, as tickets went on sale today for both events.
The Conference on October 9 will begin a little later at 9am to allow delegates to fly into the Gold Coast from interstate on the morning of the conference but will still start with a networking breakfast from 8am.
The 27th ACRAs will be held on Saturday, 10 October at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre and the National Radio Conference will take place the day before on Friday, 9 October at Jupiters.
The awards will begin an hour earlier at 6pm with red carpet starting at 5pm, allowing more time at the end of the evening for individual networks to celebrate.
More than 1,200 radio industry insiders attend the ACRAs each year for a sit-down dinner, live Australian entertainment and presentation of awards across the 33 categories.