Australia Day Honours for service to radio broadcast media

Medal in the General Division of the Order of Australia 

Mr John MARTIN (pictured), Lilyfield NSW 2040

For service to radio broadcast media.

Television and Radio

  • Board Director, 2RPH, since 2019.
  • Founding General Manager, Television Oceania, 1990-2019.
  • Deputy Chair, Federation of Australian Narrowcasting and Subscription Services, (now called Australian Narrowcast Radio Association), 1994-1997.
  • Manager, 2SER-FM, owned by University of Technology Sydney and Macquarie University, 1983-1990.
  • Assistant Manager, SBS Radio Station 2EA, 1981-1983.
  • Founding Manager, 2MCE-FM, Bathurst, (now National Radio News Service), 1978-1981.
  • Manager, City Video, (now Metro Television), 1975-1978.

Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (Formerly Public Broadcasting Association of Australia)

  • Board Member, 1984-1990.
  • President, 1988-1990.
  • Life Member.

Community Broadcasting Foundation (Formerly Public Broadcasting Foundation)

  • President, 1999-2012.
  • Vice-President, 1994-1999.
  • Former Committee Member and Director, 1990-2012.

Awards and Recognition include:

  • Michael Law Award, Community Broadcasting Association of Australia.


Mr Douglas William EDWARDS, Gosford NSW 2250

For service to radio as a comedy writer and creator.


  • Creator/Writer/Producer, How Green Was My Cactus, 1986-2019.
  • Co-Writer/Co-Producer/Co-Director, The Samuel Pepys Show, 2GB/Macquarie Network, Independent Radio Services, 1983-1985.
  • Co-Writer, 1982: Was it Really Necessary, 2GB/Macquarie Network, 1982.
  • Co-Writer, For the Term of Her Natural Life, Independent Radio Services, 1982.
  • Co-Writer, Kevin Trump – Private Detective, Macquarie Radio Networks Special Events Division, 1981.


Mrs Caroline Marcelle HUTCHINSON, Alexandra Headland QLD 4572

For service to the radio broadcast media.

Eon Media Group

  • Breakfast Host, 92.7 Mix FM, Sunshine Coast, since 1998.


Mr Billy PINNELL, Yarraville VIC 3013

For service to radio broadcast media.


  • Freelance broadcaster and music writer, current.
  • Range of roles from delivering music tapes to Music Director, 3KZ, 1959-1980s.
  • Programmer, EON FM (now Triple M), 1980s.
  • Presenter, 6PR, current.
  • Mentor to musicians and performers, many years.


  • Presenter, Blast From the Past, current.
  • Presenter, The Album Show, 1980-1990.


  • Supporter, Community Radio 3-RRR and 3-PBS,
  • Volunteer Announcer, Radio for the Print Handicapped, 10 years.
  • Volunteer, Oral History Program, National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra, 2009-2013.
  • Contributor, STACK Magazine, current.
  • Supporter, Learning for Life, current.

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