The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia announced finalists in the 2015 CBAA Community Radio Awards last week (full list here).
Among the finalists and for the fifth time, is 16 year old radio producer/host Miani Rose, in the Outstanding Youth Contribution category.
Miani is Junior President of the School Broadcasting Network Inc (a youth charity media network based in Melbourne), Australian Representative on the Junior Board of Kidz Hub Media Network USA, 3WBC youth team leader and junior producer and host for three youth radio programs: Music Matters, Primary Perspectives and SwitchOn Saturday.
Now in her 7th year of radio broadcasting, Miani is one of 94.1FM 3WBC‘s longest serving and most multifaceted regular contributors on the youth team.
Miani received her first award for her voluntary work in radio at the age of 9 years old – the 2009 City of Whitehorse Sustainable Young Achiever Award. She then became a top finalist in the CBAA 2012 Outstanding Youth Category at the age of 13, with the weekly national program she hosts ‘Primary Perspectives’ winning Australia’s Best New Radio Talk Program, as well as gaining top finalist in the Best Digital Media Initiative category the same year.
A proficient and experienced junior producer, Miani’s multifaceted contributions to the broadcasting industry include: radio host, panel operator, MC, script writer & editor, video editor, photographer, audio editor, copy editor for SwitchOn Magazine and SwitchOn Music Magazine, host for SBN’s TV pilot ‘What’s Cooking Kids?’, mentor for the younger team and new team members and youth team leader.
As a Victorian SEAL student, Miani dedicates many hours every month to her roles at 3WBC and SBN, which she juggles with a heavy load of year 10 and 11 science subjects (including physics and chemistry) as she intends to study medicine at university after completing VCE in 2017.
Miani interviewwing Dame Jane Goodall.