Canberra radio stations win at commercial radio awards
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Canberra radio stations win at commercial radio awards

Former Canberra breakfast radio host Tanya Hennessy has won best entertainment presenter at the Australian Commercial Radio Awards.

Hennessy of Hit 104.7 was one of five Canberra based winners at the 30th anniversary of the awards, which was held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Saturday night.

More than 1000 industry professionals attended the event.

Former Canberra breakfast radio host Tanya Hennessy has won best entertainment presenter at the Australian Commercial Radio Awards.

Former Canberra breakfast radio host Tanya Hennessy has won best entertainment presenter at the Australian Commercial Radio Awards.

Along with best entertainment presenter, Canberra stations took out awards in the provincial or non-metropolitan category for best documentary (Kristen Henry of Mix 106.3 won for her work on Everybody's Sister Connie Johnson), Eddie Williams of 2CC's Breakfast with Tim Shaw won best show producer for talk and current affairs, and Peter Davidson and Marc McCreadie for 2CA won the best music special, for A-Z Forever Classics.

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Hit 104.7's Skyfire 30 won best multimedia execution.

The Kyle and Jackie O Show on KIIS 1065 won the best on-air team. This is the second time the pair has won since joining KISS in 2014. They previously won the award in 2006, 2007, 2011 and 2015.

For metro AM, Ray Hadley's Continuous Call team took the best on-air team award.

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Chief executive officer of the Commercial Radio Australia, Joan Warner said the awards were a celebration of on-air and behind the scenes talent across the Australian commercial radio industry.

"Congratulations to the entire industry on providing listeners throughout the year with informative, entertaining, live and local radio," Ms Warner said.

Entries were received from 260 metropolitan and regional radio stations across Australia. There were more than 200 finalists from country and provincial stations.

Han Nguyen reports on property for The Canberra Times. She joined the Times in 2017 after working as a breaking news reporter at The Sydney Morning Herald.

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