2NSB’s awards honour Country music legends

Country music legends Smoky and Dot Dawson received an award for ‘long and distinguished contribution’ from the North Shore community radio station 2NSB FM 99.3 at the station’s annual awards ceremony held on Sunday 2 June.

Smoky, who has been a performer for more than 70 years and a recording artist for 61 years, began presenting the Country Music Showcase with his wife Dot on 2NSB, when the station commenced broadcasting in 1983. The show is heard from 12 midday to 1pm every Monday. Smoky is now 90 years of age and Dot 96. Other awards went to:

On-air presenters:
Thursday Flavours – Chris Caggs;
Monday afternoon Show- Lachlan Kitchen;
Home Show (Victoria Hansen).

New on-air presenter:
Afternoon Show, Friday – Bruce Potter.

Overdrive – David Brown;
Jazz at Five (Monday) – Jeannie McInnes
Sports Saturday – Peter Townsend.

Promoting local musical talent:
Jazz at Five (Friday) – John Morrison;

Jazz at Five (Thursday) – Noel Jones;
Red House Blues – Stephen Hall.

Best music/comedy show:
A Bit of the Other- Phil Dobbie.

Technical support:
Mathew Magee.

On-air support:
I’ll take romance -Bev Corlett.

Administrative support:
Jan van Dyke;
Janice Hamilton;
Joanna Mirkin.

Congratulations to all winners. 2NSB Chairman, Mr Allen Morley told AMT: “Our annual awards acknowledge this untiring volunteer efforts, that provides program quality that is unequalled in public broadcasting… But there is always room for more and we are always seeking to recruit enthusiastic volunteers with an interest in community radio.”

Contact Richard Osborne on (02) 9419 6969 to volunteer for 2NSB.