Gala honour for radio graduate

Despite being barely three years old, Central’s Diploma of Radio course has delivered its very first ACRA award winner.

Currently in their 27th year, the ACRAs (radio equivalent to the Logies) are a celebration of the vast talent pool that drives the Australian Commercial Radio industry. The awards are designed to recognise excellence in all areas of radio broadcasting including news, talk, sport, music and entertainment.

All 33 award categories are peer judged, with judging panels comprised of industry members.

Radio alumni student Gemma Maddox won ‘Best Music Director’ in a country market for her work at the Max FM station in Taree, NSW. Gemma graduated from Central in 2013.

The annual awards were held at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre and this national recognition is an outstanding achievement for Gemma.

The pedigree of Central’s training further cemented with the fact that at the same event, Gemma’s former lecturer and course co-founder Russell Torrance, won a Best Show Producer award for his recent work at Wave FM in Wollongong, NSW. (See Gemma Interviewed on Prime 7 TV)