ARIAS broadcast leaves out full In Memoriam

The ARIA Awards was forced to pivot to an unusual broadcast this year with a mix of performers at the Star Event Centre and most in virtual acceptance speeches.

In addition to wins by Amy Shark, Tame Impala, Lime Cordiale and Archie Roach, there was a fab tribute to Helen Reddy which stole the show.

In an on-air summary Richard Wilkins acknowledged 5 names of performers we had lost in the past year: Max Merritt, Don Burrows, Bones Hillman, Greedy Smith & Helen Reddy.

But the broadcast opted not to screen the full In Memoriam segment which included legendary Fable Records founder Ron Tudor. This very disappointing.

At the ARIA Awards of 1999 Ron Tudor received a Special Achievement Award, which was shared with Bill Armstrong of Armstrong Studios. He should have been acknowledged in the broadcast.


  1. “Probably the same millennials” … that put two pictures of Melbourne’s GTV9 studio (captioned as TCN9) in a story about the history of TCN9 in the SMH and the Age (and, I’m told in a 9 News story which was also run on Today) …

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