SCA has taken out 32 awards across its brands at the 20/21 Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAS), the most of any radio and audio network.
With more than 100 nominations from SCA and its brands, LiSTNR, and the Hit and Triple M networks, winners claimed their titles from all over the country in the metro, provincial and country categories.
LiSTNR's Zero Waste Baby by Veronica Milsom took home Best Original Podcast - Unbranded and Adam Shand's NSW Police State Crime Command: Lost at Sea claimed Best Original Podcast - Branded.
Triple M continued to reign in sports awards with Triple M Newcastle's Jeremy Ryan winning Best Sports Presenter (provincial) along with Best Sports Event Coverage (non-metro) for Triple M Newcastle's NRL Knights v Roosters match and Triple M Footy won Best Documentary (metro) for A Tribute to Danny "Spud" Frawley.
The Hit Network's national Get that Feeling rebrand campaign walked away with Best Marketing Campaign along with tactics recognised at Gold Coast's Hit90.9 (now 90.9 Sea FM) winning Best Multimedia Execution - Station (provincial) for The Proposal and Best Digital Radio Format for Little Fox Digital Radio.
The years 2020 and 2021 saw SCA continue its community outreach and engagement through challenging times. Recognised for its presence in the community, Jimmy and Nath's Climb for Cystic Fibrosis won Best Community Service Project (provincial), Triple M Townsville won Best Station Promotion (provincial) for its Rob Thomas Flood Recovery as well as the Hit and Triple M Mid North Coast teams winning Best Station Promotion (country) for The Big Friday Takeaway, which supported local businesses.
SCA Chief Content Officer, Dave Cameron, said: "The number of ACRA award wins for SCA across such a large number of our Hit and Triple M stations and LiSTNR podcasts is a true testament to the depth of talented people we have here. In what were two very challenging years, our people delivered some outstanding initiatives. I'd like to sincerely congratulate all the winners and all the teams that helped along the way."
Read the full list of SCA ACRAS winners below.
BEST ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTER
Ellie Angel-Mobbs; Hit 104.7, Canberra ACT, ARN/SCA P
BEST MUSIC PRESENTER
James Preston; Hit FM Mid North Coast, Port Macquarie NSW, Southern Cross Austereo C
Gemma Maddox; Hit 104.7, Canberra ACT, ARN/SCA P
Chris 'Becko' Beckhouse; Triple M, Sydney NSW, Southern Cross Austereo M
BEST SPORTS PRESENTER
Jeremy Ryan; Triple M, Newcastle NSW, Southern Cross Austereo P
BEST STATION PRODUCED COMEDY SEGMENT
Coles Ninja Warrior; Ben Stevenson, Hit105.5, Coffs Harbour NSW, Southern Cross Austereo C
Trump does India; David Dollin Triple M, Newcastle NSW, Southern Cross Austereo P
BEST DIGITAL RADIO FORMAT
Little Fox Digital Radio; Gemma Fordham, James Speed, Mathew Eggleston & Aaron Sokolenko, Southern Cross Austereo
BEST NEWCOMER ON-AIR
Krysti Dixon; Hit Mid North Coast, Port Macquarie NSW, Southern Cross Austereo C
Rob Palmer; Triple M, Central Coast, Gosford NSW, Southern Cross Austereo P
BEST COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT
Jimmy & Nath's Climb For Cystic Fibrosis; Jimmy Smith & Nath Roye, Hit 100.9, Hobart TAS, Southern Cross Austereo P
QLD Eye Institute Foundation's Last Seen Exhibition; Jeanna Manifold, Hannah Lucas, Andrew Fritsch, Tony Byrne & Matt Dickson, B105, Brisbane QLD, Southern Cross Austereo M
BEST RADIO SHOW PODCAST
Untold Story; Bridget Brousard, Peter Everitt & Sean Flanagan, Triple M, Gold Coast QLD, Southern Cross Austereo NM
BEST ORIGINAL PODCAST - BRANDED
NSW Police State Crime Command: Lost at Sea Adam Shand; Grant Tothill, Sarah Grynberg, Matt Nikolic & Michael James, Southern Cross Austereo
BEST ORIGINAL PODCAST - UNBRANDED
Zero Waste Baby; Veronica Milsom, Southern Cross Austereo
BEST SPORTS EVENT COVERAGE
Triple M Newcastle NRL - Knights v Roosters; Michael Hagan, Marc Glanville, Frank Barrett, Matt Rodwell, Jeremy Ryan, Dan Dimmock & Mark Sales, Triple M, Newcastle NSW, Southern Cross Austereo NM
A Tribute to Danny "Spud" Frawley; Triple M Footy, Triple M, Melbourne VIC, Southern Cross Austereo M
BEST MULTIMEDIA EXECUTION - STATION
Hit 90.9's The Proposal; Hit 90.9 Promotions & Content Teams, Hit 90.9, Gold Coast QLD, Southern Cross Austereo P
BEST MULTIMEDIA EXECUTION - SALES
Destination Gold Coast's Play Money Promotion; Kate Ellison & Inger Flathaug, Hit 90.9 & Triple M, Gold Coast QLD, Southern Cross Austereo NM
BEST MARKETING CAMPAIGN
'Get that Feeling' Rebrand Campaign; SCA Marketing, Hit Network, Southern Cross Austereo
BEST STATION PROMOTION
The Big Friday Takeaway; Mid North Coast & Coffs Coast Brand & Promotions Team, Hit & Triple M, Port Macquarie NSW, Southern Cross Austereo C
Rob Thomas Flood Recovery; Triple M, Townsville QLD, Southern Cross Austereo P
BEST SHOW PRODUCER - ENTERTAINMENT/MUSIC
Danielle Martin; Triple M, Gold Coast QLD, Southern Cross Austereo NM
BEST PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Duncan Potts; Triple M, Orange NSW, Southern Cross Austereo C
BEST PROMOTIONS DIRECTOR
Zak Davies; Mix 106.3 & Hit 104.7, Canberra ACT, ARN/SCA NM
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION
Ethan Kavanagh; Triple M, Gosford NSW, Southern Cross Austereo P
BEST STATION PRODUCED COMMERCIAL - SINGLE
Little Moments; Callum Stowers & Nat Marshall, Hit 97.9, Kalgoorlie WA, Southern Cross Austereo C
Monty's Place; Mike Little, Shane Bromilow, Ethan Kavanagh & Nat Marshall, Hit Southwest, Bunbury WA, Southern Cross Austereo P
Westspecs; Matt Dickson, The Studio at SCA, Perth WA, Southern Cross Austereo M
BEST STATION PRODUCED COMMERCIAL - CAMPAIGN
Blue Bird; Joshua Robins & Ethan Kavanagh, Hit Southwest, Bunbury WA, Southern Cross Austereo NM
Win a Night Out with Opera QLD; Tony Byrne & Andrew Fritsch, B105, Brisbane QLD, Southern Cross Austereo M
BEST DIRECT SALESPERSON
Duncan Fosdike; Triple M & SAFM, Southern Cross Austereo M