Hobart Broadcast Tec awarded OAM

James Parish, Technical and Training Officer at 7THE for over 33 years has been awarded the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours list for his services to the Community through Community Broadcasting.

A life member of Hobart FM 96.1 (7THE) Jim also has a background of 38 years with the ABC having come through the ranks to be a highly qualified technician and training officer. 

As if that hasn’t been enough to keep Jim busy, he has been involved with 7RPH for over twelve years and had a hand in extending the stations signal to the North of the State, Jim was also instrumental in extending the RPH signal into the North West of Tasmania. 

On top of that, it’s not unusual to see Jim assisting other community stations such as  7RGY at Geeveston, TYGA FM at New Norfolk and when visiting family he can be found down at City Park Radio. 

He has also been caught giving a helping hand at Edge, Ultra 106 and Mid FM at Oatlands. 

“We at 7THE are very lucky to have someone of Jim’s calibre as our Technician and Training Officer. It is not unusual to find Jim putting in ten or twelve hours at a time when needed to carry out a major upgrade.

“Recently Jim was found at the microphone in the absence of a regular presenter and put into practice what he teaches others he did admit to being a bit nervous”  commented 7THE’s Terry Mather, also an OAM.

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