USQ Bachelor of Applied Media (BAM) graduate, Tyler Henderson has received the Australian Commercial Radio Award (ACRA) for Best Newcomer Off-Air category after less than two years working in the industry.

Tyler said he was in total shock when his name was announced.

‘Did they really just call my name was what was going through my mind,’ Tyler said.

‘My award was presented by Fifi and Jules, two people I still listen to everyday and I was being acknowledged by industry greats and accepting an award in front of radio royalty. It was definitely a highlight of my life.”

The ACRA is an annual event held by Commercial Radio Australia to celebrate the talent driving the Australian commercial radio industry.

Now in their 25th year, the awards recognise excellence in all areas of radio broadcasting including news, talk, sport, music and entertainment, with 34 peer judged award categories.

 via USQ