15 Acra Noms for RTI Alumni


Eleven former Radio Training Institute students have been nominated for an incredible 15 awards at the 2016 Australian Commercial Radio Awards, while three RTI lecturers also received finalist status at the prestigious industry event.

Jess Pantou, now at Star FM in Mount Gambier, SA, has been nominated along with co-presenter Ryan Warren for Best On-Air Team (Country) for Ryan & Jess.

Trent Hill and Liam Fitzgerald, of 3YB and Coast FM in Warrnambool, have been nominated against each other in the same category – Best Sports Presenter (Country).

Recent Advanced Radio graduates Dani Delalande and Darcy Thomson are both nominated for Best Station Produced Commerical – Single (Country) – Dani, along with Kris Seabert at 3CS Colac, for The Bike Guru , and Darcy, along with Ray Adams at 3HA and Mixx FM Hamilton, for Deadly Gas. Darcy is also nominated for Best Newcomer On-Air (Country) for his work at Mixx FM Hamilton.

Lauren “Loggy” Temuskos, who has recently moved to HOT FM Townsville, is up for Best Station Produced Comedy Segment (Country) for her part in Monkey, Loggy and the Big Fella’s Alphabet Game at Coast FM Warrnambool. The team are also up for Best Community Service Project (Country) forThe Leila Rose All-Stars Game.

Sophie Tiller, along with Nick Gill and Mark Brewer, were nominated for Best Station Produced Comedy Segment (Provincial) for NRL Integrity Unit at NXFM Newcastle.

Chris Mathieson is nominated for Best Program Director (Country) for his work at ZOO FM Dubbo.

Sebba Claassen of Power FM & 2NM Muswellbrook is up for Best Achievement in Production (Country).

Ben Williamson of Mixx FM Horsham has been nominated forBest Sports Event Coverage (Country) for the Wimmera Football League Grand Final.

Three nominations for Drew Chapman at River 94.9 in Ipswich, QLD – that’s 3 for you, Drew Chapman, you go, Drew Chapman – he’s up for Best Networked Program (Provincial) along with Aaron Stevens for 20.20 Retro Countdown, Best Music Special (Provincial) alongside Mark Hales for Back To The Future Day, and Best Station Promotion (Provincial) alongside Rachael O’Kane-Edney for State of Origin.

We also have three of our lecturers nominated for ACRAs this year – news lecturer Gail Watson, of 3AW, for Best News Presenter – Metro AM; guest lecturer Adrian Brine, of hit105 Brisbane, for Best Program Director (Metro); and Voiceover Course lecturer Tamara Heinjus, along with Cassie Aldridge and Johnny Rotten at Hot FM Esperance, for Best Station Produced Commercial – Campaign (Metro) for Esperance Glass.

Congratulations once again to all the nominees – see you on October 8th!