Fox FM’s Dave Thornton to host 2017 Siren Awards

Staff Writer

Stand-up comedian and Fox FM Melbourne Breakfast presenter Dave Thornton will host this year’s Siren Awards.

Thornton has been part of the Brekkie team at Fox since 2014 alongside Fifi Box, Byron Cooke and most recently, Brendan Favola. He has also had stints on Network Ten’s The Project, ABC TV’s Agony Uncles and as an actor in Channel Nine’s House Husbands.

The radio host will bring his honest, engaging and whip-smart humour to the stage as Australia’s leading agencies and production studios from Sydney, Melbourne and Perth contend for the best radio ad of 2017.

Creative radio ads promoting charities, road safety, beer, dog food, fast food, banks and public transport are amongst the high-quality entrants up for the prized Gold Siren award.

Judged by a panel of creative directors from leading ad agencies, the winner will receive a trip to the Cannes Radio Lions in June. In addition, Silver Sirens will be awarded to the winners of the three Siren categories of single, campaign and craft.

“As an industry we want to recognise and promote excellent radio advertising,” said Joan Warner, chief executive officer at Commercial radio Australia.

She added: “The Siren Awards provides agencies, clients and creatives a chance to put forward their best ads and for an opportunity to compete on the world stage at the Cannes Radio Lions Festival.”

The 2017 Siren Awards will take place on Thursday May 11 at Alumbra, Central Pier, Docklands, Melbourne from 6pm to 9pm.

The full list of finalists for each category can be viewed here.

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