ABC’s Local Radio Award winners

Staff Writer

ABC's annual awards were held last night to celebrate the best of Local Radio across the 9 metro and 51 regional stations.

17 awards were presented including ‘Station of the Year’ – to 702 ABC Sydney and ‘Regional Station of the Year’ – to ABC North West WA (Karratha).

Rae Allen, Development and Design Team Leader with ABC Radio Multiplatform, won 'The Outstanding Contribution to Local Radio', an award that is only given if the Director of Radio identifies a nominee who clearly meets the criteria.

Rae is currently in charge of ABC Local’s web developers and designers.

Director ABC Radio, Kate Dundas, said…

“Once again the Local Radio Awards have showcased the breadth and depth of talent in our Local stations and on the Local website. I congratulate the winners and finalists for their work behind the microphone and behind the scenes. The Awards illustrate Local Radio’s adaptation to the multiplatform environment and the opportunities it presents to enrich our audiences’ experiences"

Here are the full list of winners….


Station of the Year (Metropolitan): 702 ABC Sydney

Station of the Year (Regional): ABC North West WA

Content Maker of the Year: Miranda Grant, ABC Southern Queensland

Rural Reporter of the Year: Caddie Brain, 783 ABC Alice Springs 

Sports Broadcaster of the Year: Gerard Whateley, 774 ABC Melbourne

Best use of the Medium – Radio (In Memory of Paul Bodington): Afternoons with James Valentine, 702 ABC Sydney

Best use of the Medium – Online: 702 ABC Sydney for ‘Get a Real Job’

(NEW AWARD) Program of the Year (Digital, Streaming or Podcast): 105.7 ABC Darwin for ‘Bombing of Darwin Walking Tour’

Local Program of the Year (Metropolitan/National): Breakfast with Adam Spencer, 702 ABC Sydney

Local Program of the Year (Regional): Breakfast with Robert Blackmore, 90.3 ABC Coast FM (Qld)

Outstanding Coverage of a Local Story: Jill Emberson – 1233 ABC Newcastle for ‘Hooked on Heroin: the price we pay in the Hunter’

Community Event of the Year (Metropolitan): 720 ABC Perth and Statewide WA for ‘Lifeline WA’s 12 Days of Christmas Auction’

Community Event of the Year (Regional): 630 ABC North Queensland for ‘Cyclone Sunday’

Promotions Producer of the Year: Hamish Robertson, 105.7 ABC Darwin and Northern Territory

Marketing Campaign of the Year: 702 ABC Sydney for ‘Exhumed’

Best New Talent: Suzie Taylor, ABC Goulburn Murray

Outstanding Contribution to Local Radio: Rae Allen

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