Our award-winning projects

November 27, 2018

Congratulations to all those awarded for their excellence in community broadcasting at the 2018 CBAA Community Radio Awards, First Nations Media Awards and NEMBC Broadcasting Awards!

Well done to all the winners, including those listed below who were assisted by Community Broadcasting Foundation grants.







National Features & Documentary Series
The Runners’ Guide – Katharina Loesche, 4EB
The CBF funds the National Features & Documentary Series.

Best Station Fundraising Campaign – Small Station
Radiothon Month, MAINfm 94.9
MAINfm is managed by a Station Manager funded by the CBF.

Outstanding Volunteer Contribution
Matoc Achol, 3ZZZ
Matoc’s Sudanese program on 3ZZZ is funded by the CBF.

Excellence in Journalism
Mia Armitage, Bay FM
The CBF has just funded Mia as the anchor of a regional community radio/online news and current affairs hub for the Northern Rivers NSW region.

Excellence in Indigenous Engagement
Wangki Radio
The CBF helps Wangki Radio produce Ngikina Language Capsules to preserve the Ngikina language.

Excellence in Ethnic and Multicultural Engagement
Various programs on 4EB are funded by the CBF including Radyo Palaro, Fair Comment and Pakiwaitara – Storytelling. We have also funded a project to build the skills of CALD broadcasters in social media management.

Excellence in Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasting
Sri Lankan Show, 3MDR
Our grant funds this program.

Excellence in Digital Media
The View From Here, RTRFM
This series of filmed live music performances around Perth was funded by the CBF.

Best Online Content
Slightly Odway, RTRFM
We supported the salary of a Digital Content Coordinator who helped to bring Slightly Odway to life.

Tony Staley Award
2MFM Muslim Community Radio
We fund various programs on 2MFM including Community Connect, Kids Show and Making Sense of Pregnancy and Birth.

Congratulations also to our Grant Assessors whose tireless work at their respective organisations (and for some, the collective work of their peers) was also awarded.

Michael Law Award
John Maizels , Technorama
Grant Assessor and former Grants Advisory Committee member.

CBAA Award Best Station Production
Bernie Gorringe, Radio Mama

CBAA Excellence in Indigenous Engagement
Wayne Bynder, Wangki Radio

CBAA Outstanding Small Station Award
Nick Brown, Alpine Radio

Best Radio Program – Music
Top 100 Indigenous Songs of All Time, 3KND
Gerry Lyons, 3KND


Best Radio Production Award
Ngaanyatjarra Dreaming, NG Media
We funded this series of podcasts that tell the stories of the communities of the Ngaanyatjarra lands. Two of our Grants Assessors Daisy O’Byrne and Alana Mahony are from NG Media.

2018 Youth Presenter of the Year
Sandy Al-Aweik, Muslim Community Radio
We fund Sandy’s program on Muslim Community Radio, Community Connect. Sandy is also the Grants Coordinator at 2MFM and has successfully applied for our grants to support station activity.

2018 Volunteer Contribution of the Year
Wynn Te Kani, Radio 4EB
Wynn’s Maori Language program is funded by the CBF.

2018 Innovative Radio Program of the Year
Multicultural AFL Football Show, 3ZZZ
We provide funding to the NEMBC to fund production of this program.

2018 Women’s Presenter of the Year
Ira Patkar, 1CMS
We provide a grant to fund Ira’s Radio Manpasand program.

2018 Women’s Presenter of the Year
Remadevi Dhanasekar, 4EB
Our grants support production of Remadevi’s Tamil program.

Keep up the great work community broadcasters around Australia!  We feel incredibly proud to support your work.

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