Diversity the real winner at CBAA Community Radio Awards 2018

This year, the CBAA introduced a number of new awards to its annual event, and presented 34

awards across 33 categories. The winners were diverse, and were a representation of the make-up of

the sector, with recipients from a large variety of locations, sizes and communities.

National Documentary and Features Competition: The Runners’ Guide –

Katharina Loesche, 4EB

Best Station Production: Passing on Wisdom: Jason’s Diabetes Story (Radio MAMA (Midwest

Aboriginal Media Association,) Geraldton, WA)

Best Station Fundraising Campaign: Your Voice for Hope Appeal June 2017 (Light FM 89.9,

Melbourne, VIC)

Best Station Fundraising Campaign Small Station: Radiothon Month (MAINfm 94.9, Castlemaine,


Best New Radio Program: Rainbow KINection (Noongar Radio 100.9 FM, Perth, WA)

Best Radio Program Music: Top 100 Indigenous Songs of All Time (3KND 1503 AM, Melbourne,


Best Radio Program Talk: Talk the Talk (RTRFM 92.1, Perth, WA)

Excellence In Training: 3PVR Plenty Valley FM 88.6, Melbourne, VIC

Contribution to Australian Music Radio Program: 2 WINNERS: Breaking Bands (2RRR 88.5 FM,

Henley, NSW) TIED WITH Definition Radio (1WAY FM 91.9, Canberra, ACT)

Outstanding Youth Contribution: Catherine Webb (SYN Media 90.7 FM, Melbourne, VIC / Gippsland

FM 104.7, Morwell, VIC)

Outstanding Volunteer Contribution: Matoc Achol (3ZZZ 92.3 FM, Melbourne, VIC)

Excellence in Technical Services: Richard Fleming (2ser 107.3, Sydney, NSW)

Excellence in Technical Innovation: Gerard Pyne (QRAM, QLD)

Contribution to Australian Music- Initiative: Tracks (FBi Radio 94.5 FM, Sydney, NSW)

Excellence In Journalism: Mia Armitage (Bay FM 99.9, Byron Bay, NSW)

Excellence In Indigenous Engagement: Wangki Radio, 936 AM, Fitzroy Crossing, WA

Excellence In Indigenous Broadcasting: Marion Cheedy’s Juluwarlu Gems (Ngaarda Radio, Roeburne,


Excellence In Ethnic and Multicultural Engagement: 4EB FM 98.1, Brisbane, QLD

Excellence In Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasting: Sri Lankan Show (3MDR 97.1 FM, Melbourne,


Excellence In Community Engagement: 4MBS 103.7 F M, Brisbane, QLD

Excellence In News & Current Affairs Programming: Another World (Eastside 89.7 FM, Sydney,


Troy Garner Excellence in Sports Programming: Sunday Sports Round Up (Alive 90.5 FM, Baulkham

Hills, NSW)

Excellence In Creative Audio: The Tourist (Vision Australia Radio 990 AM, Perth, WA)

Excellence In Innovative Programming and Content: TGIYES (FBi Radio 94.5 FM, Sydney, NSW)

Excellence in Music Presenting: Jason Heath (JOY 94.9 FM, Melbourne, VIC)

Excellence In Digital

/Public Release.