Stardust: The Col Brain Story wins silver!

Posted 29 June 2017

Congratulations to Geelong’s Joel Carnegie for winning silver for Best Innovation and Best Performance at the New York Festivals® International Radio Program Awards.

Launched at Geelong After Dark, Stardust: The Col Brain Story played to a packed GPAC audience before airing on Radio National.

Told through the eyes of his grandson, this story is a touching tribute Col Brain, one of the most well-regarded Geelong musicians of his generation. Col Brain left a legacy in the music he played, the students he taught—and in his grandson.

For over 25 years, a locked wooden dresser sat in the family garage of broadcaster, Joel Carnegie – a once prized possession of his grandfather, Col Brain. Col was one of Geelong’s most well-regarded musicians of his time – playing in and leading dance, swing, brass and jazz bands. But Col’s dresser hadn’t been opened since he died. So what was inside?  read on…

NYF’s International Radio Program Awards for The World’s Best Radio Programs honors radio programming and promotions in all lengths and formats from radio stations, networks and independent producers from around the globe. Our Art Deco radio microphone trophy is now a “must have” on everyone’s desk. This year’s winners, as well as prior year’s winners, can purchase an additional radio microphone trophy using personalized credits.

Piece #1 – Stardust: The Col Brain Story

Image: Joel Carnegie performing in Stardust: the Col Brain story

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