A FORMER Bendigo radio presenter has been listed as a finalist in the Commercial Radio Awards 2014.
Sam Hargreaves, who was a radio presenter on Southern Cross Austereo's 3BO network, is up for best current affairs presenter for a non metropolitan area and best sports presenter.
"It's a big surprise to get these nominations," he said.
"It's a testament to the people that taught me."
Hargreaves said he was grateful to the people who helped him achieve his dream of becoming a radio presenter, including his parents, friends, Southern Cross Austereo's Rick Lenarcic, Jason Priestley and Bryan Coghlan and the Bendigo community.
Hargreaves is a producer at Triple M in Brisbane.
Winners will be announced at a gala event in October.