Bundaberg duo wins top radio award

Brendan Egan with the Best Achievement in Production award.
Brendan Egan with the Best Achievement in Production award from the 2019 Australian Commercial Radio Awards last weekend.

Two Bundaberg radio station producers have taken out major accolades at the recent 2019 Australian Commercial Radio Awards.

The Australian Commercial Radio Awards are designed to recognise excellence in all areas of radio broadcasting including news, talk, sport, music and entertainment.

Brendan Egan and Troy McInnes from Hitz 93.9 Grant Broadcasters were awarded Best Achievement in Production at last week’s star-studded Brisbane event.

It was all for the work under Brendan’s Queensland Imaging manager role and Tony’s producer role at the broadcasting company.

Brendan and Troy's winning entry at the Australian Commercial Radio Awards

“For our entry we had to take 12 months worth of audio that we have produced for the year and condense it down to 60 seconds,” Brendan said.

“They want to see creativity and variety and something that is a little bit more unique with the things that we produce through the stations such as promos and sweepers.”

Brendan said the work he and Troy produced was not just for the Bundaberg Region, but for 14 stations Queensland-wide and he was pleased with their success at the awards.

“I knew that we had a strong entry going in,” he said.

“The amount of work we put in over the 12 months, I was hopeful we were going to get there.”

Brendan Egan and Troy McInnes from Hitz 939, Grant Broadcasters took out the Best Achievement in Production award at the ACRAs.

Brendan has passion for radio and music

Brendan has been a familiar face around the Bundaberg Region, having worked in the radio industry for many years.

Locals might also know him as one of Bundaberg’s weekend musicians, performing at venues around town, weddings and other events.

But it was a weekend off for the multi-talented producer last week so he could to accept the award for Best Achievement in Production.

Brendan after accepting the award.
Brendan Egan after accepting the award.

Brendan said the radio awards were well attended by all sorts of industry professionals including radio hosts, producers, musicians and more.

“It is pretty cool you get to rub shoulders with your peers in a place that is recognising national talent,” he said.

“The thing is that everyone is so nice.

“When you talk to these people and you want advice and knowledge to take you to the next step, they are more than happy and willing to give it to you.

“That’s the main goal, just because we don't live in a metro market doesn't mean you can't provide our markets with metro quality material!”