CBAA Awards finalists and more conference announcements

Over the weekend Brisbane hosted the 2013 Commercial Radio Awards and now it’s community radio’s turn to recognise the community sector’s diversity and talent. Full CBAA Award finalists list below.
In November the CBAA is hosting the 2013 CBAA Conference in Sydney.
It has previously been announced that Gretel Kileen would be hosting the CBAA Conference and this week it was announced that Dr John Anderson will be a guest speaker for the Saturday Plenary. Anderson will address delegates on Digital Radio – A Global Perspective. Discussion will focus on global digital radio and his argument that Australia’s transition can be seen as a model internationally.



Full Finalists List


Excellence in Community Participation

3NOW – Jump Start


Mitchell Community Radio – Young Presenters Quest

5THE FM – Save Our Hospital Services

2MFM – Muslim Community Radio – Participation in Programming and Operations at Muslim Community Radio


Outstanding Volunteer Contribution

3WBC 94.1FM – Viarnne Mischon

PBS 106.7FM – Acid Country David Heard

4EB – Irene Tavutavu

Highland FM 2WKT – Country Cheer, Billy Jo Cheers


Best Digital Media Initiative

3MBS – Pauline Oliveros at 80

QRAM – Black Star Network

PBA FM Adelaide – Living Outback

FBi Radio – Radio with Pictures


Excellence in Training

SYN Media – Schools on Air

5THE FM – Rebekah Lowe

2NSB FM99.3 – 2NSB Training Initiative



Best New Radio Program – Talks

6NME – Noongar Radio – The State of Ear Health in My Community

JOY 94.9 – The Vixen Hour

4EB – Fair Comment

Zed Digital – 4ZZZ – Elements

8CCC – Centralian Yarns


Best New Radio Program – Music

3MBS (on behalf of Fine Music Network) – Countdown to the Ring

Phoenix FM – The War Movies

Zed Digital – 4ZZZ – Live Delay

2SER – Spin the Black Circle

3WBC – Music Matters


Contribution to Australian Music

2NVR – Nambucca Valley Radio – Studio 3 Live

RTRFM 92.1 – In The Pines 2013 – 20th Anniversary

3MDR – Mountain District Radio – A Mountain of Sound

Radio Adelaide – Local Noise


Contribution to Indigenous Broadcasting

2NCR – River FM 92.9 – National Indigenous Ear Health Campaign

Koori Radio 93.7FM – NgAllowah Murrytoola

3CR – Beyond the Bars


Excellence in Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasting


2MFM – Muslim Community Radio – Burial Crisis Project

3ZZZ – Student Xpress-Housing

Highland FM 107.1 – Hallo Deutchland

Edge Radio 99.3FM – Strings of Bollywood


Excellence in Music Programming

Triple R FM 102.7 Melbourne – Kinky Afro

4ZZZ – The New Releases Show

CAAMA Radio 8KIN FM -CAAMA Aboriginal Music Content

FBi Radio – Ears Have Ears


Excellence in Spoken Word, News and Current Affairs Programming

6NME – Noongar Radio – The State of Ear Health in My Community

FBi Radio – All The Best

JOY 94.9 – Word for Word – Mothers Day Special

2SER – Radio Atticus

CAAMA Radio 8KIN FM – Women’s Business

Triple R FM 102.7 – Spoke


Outstanding Youth Contribution

Harvey Community Radio 96.5FM – Corrine Brislin

2NSB FM99.3 – Dylan Finch

3CR – Areej Nur

Mitchell Community Radio – Llewellyn Perrott


Best Station Production 

105.5 RoxFM – Karaoke @ The Club

105.5 FoxFM – Outback Tracks Intro

Fresh 92.7 – Fresh Race Day

Fine Music 102.5 – SIMA Jazz Festival Promo

CAAMA Radio 8KIN FM – Strong Voices Theme 2013


Best Station Promotion, Sponsorship or Fundraising Campaign 

SYN Media – Pay For Your SYNs

RTRFM 92.1 – RTRFM 2013 Donor Drive

3MBS Fine Music Melbourne – 3MBS Beethoven Marathon

Fresh 92.7 – Fresh 92.7 15th Birthday Bash


Troy Garner Excellence in Sports Programming

3CR – What’s The Score $port?

JOY 94.9 – The Locker Room

Koori Radio 93.7FM – Black Gold

SYN Media – The Sports Desk

6NME – Noongar Radio – The Smash Crew


Most Innovative Outside Broadcast or Special Event Broadcast

3MBS Fine Music Melbourne – 3MBS Beethoven Marathon

PBS 106.7FM – Fathers Day Broadcast, Port Phillip Prison

6NME – Noongar Radio – Djin Djin Karnam Koort, Acacia Prison

Triple R FM 102.7 Melbourne – The Architects Live From The Venice Biennale


The Outstanding Small Station Award

TYGA FM – New Norfolk, TAS

2NVR – Nambucca Valley Radio – Bowraville, NSW

8CCC – Alice Springs, NT

Radio Skid Row 88.9FM – Marrickville, NSW


Excellence in Technical / IT Services

TYGA FM – The TYGA Tech Team

Radio Northern Beaches – Andrew Goodman-Jones, Technical Director