February ACRAs cancelled

The in-person ACRAs awards ceremony that was planned for Sydney on February 13 next year has been scrapped.

The winners will now be announced in December and will be posted to the event website www.acras.com.au.

The decision was made by the CRA Board at its meeting on 28 October.

The Board took into consideration the impact of possible state lockdowns and, subsequently, the potential absence of many industry nominees and stakeholders.

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not locked down in vic
5 Nov 2021 - 9:39 am

I hear that some cra members with big important staffs in melbourne threw a tantrum about not being able to get their people to sydney

5 Nov 2021 - 10:14 am

Honestly, what does CRA even do for the radio industry? You’ve got regional (and metro) jocks around the country being underpaid compared to their sales rep counterparts, No future thinking about how to keep talent coming into the industry, and now no recognition for an event coz they can’t make a quick buck out of it?

If this is the organisation that’s backing in radio, i’m worried about the industries future.

5 Nov 2021 - 12:35 pm

What a slap in the face to all those nominated. So disappointing CRA.

5 Nov 2021 - 12:44 pm

It was on a Sunday night! Most breakfast teams from around the country can’t/couldn’t attend because of the early starts.

Chicken, Beef or Egg on your face?
5 Nov 2021 - 1:28 pm

What a shambles this has proven to be. Finally the CRA gets with the program and stages the ONLINE event they should’ve run in 2020.

Let’s hope the metro shows that finish on Dec 3 aren’t excluded because of this mismanagement.

5 Nov 2021 - 1:52 pm

Commercial radio announcers broadcasting from their bedrooms, Melbourne shows paneled from Brisbane, guest audio dialed in remotely, sales executives working tirelessly from their kitchen tables to keep us in jobs. We all found a way to deliver radio 24/7 no matter what. CRA had one job to do and tossed the ACRAs into the too hard bin. We’ll just post it on the website rather than step up and get creative to deliver an engaging experience through technology like the industry they represent has lived and breathed in 18 months of lockdowns.

5 Nov 2021 - 4:01 pm

If everybody continues with their covid blinkers on we will be putting up with the rubbish cancelling events for the next 10 years

Does the CRA have no faith in the government or vaccines ?

Jess Ronald
5 Nov 2021 - 4:23 pm

If only remote awards ceremonies were a thing. Maybe, one day, in the distant future, when all our computers can talk to each other, like they are all part of a giant Web. A world wide Web. We could call it the SPIDER COMMUNICATION APPARATUS.

5 Nov 2021 - 5:38 pm

Wow just fing wow…. I know so many people who will be upset about this. I’m gutted.

6 Nov 2021 - 8:17 am

Remember the cra board of directors is made up by representatives of most of the radio networks.

Blame the cra all you want but at the end of the day the decision was made by the networks themselves.

Radio Rocks
6 Nov 2021 - 11:01 pm

Exactly Dan… Unfair and short sighted that much less than half the members, can scuttle an industry event. Maybe they can’t afford to send staff. Pity.

    7 Nov 2021 - 7:57 pm

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Chuck Tuna
10 Nov 2021 - 2:21 pm

Its over rated , how can you judge a jock’s 3 -4 hour shift in 60sec , itd be like watching Gone With the Wind for only 2 minutes and making a decision

Off to OOH
11 Nov 2021 - 12:36 pm

We kept you afloat for two years from our living rooms, feel free to recognise us in our living rooms. Two years, you’d think the “progressive” radio industry would work out how to do a virtual awards ceremony.

I suppose, the board is made up of the same people who still believe we all wanna go back to the office because we love the place so much.


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