2018 CBAA Youth Representative Nominees

Nic Baskerville, 1st November 2018

Below are the nominees for election to the CBAA Board as the Youth Representative.

The CBAA's 2018 Annual General Meeting will take place on Friday, 9 November on the Gold Coast. As part of that meeting, CBAA members will elect a Youth Representative for a term ending at the 2020 CBAA AGM. The full agenda is available to download below.

Statements from the candidates are as follows:

Daniel Ahern CBAA Youth Representative Nominee

Daniel Ahern

Daniel is the Program Director at FBi Radio and has worked in community radio since he was a teenager. He started his career at 2SER on front-desk and music cataloguing, before moving into the role of Operations Assistance and then Acting/Assistant Music Director. He also has spend time on the air at 2RRR. Daniel has worked as a journalist for and is a self-managed musician signed to Future Classic.  

Daniel is aware that the CBAA is looking to increase both legal knowledge and fundraising experience to the board, and have experience to bring to the table in both of these areas., as he holds a Arts/Law degree from University of New South Wales; has worked at entertainment law firm Media Arts Lawyers; has worked for Richard Ackland’s legal publications, and has developed programming for FBi Radio and 2SER’s supporter drive fundraisers.

At 25 years old, Daniel believes he can offer a significant amount of experience as CBAA’s Youth Representative.


Tanya Ali CBAA Youth Representative Nominee

Tanya Ali

Tanya is a broadcaster, writer and musician based on Biddegal and Gadigal land. Since 2014, she has volunteered at FBi Radio, and currently presents Monday Arvos, as well as Agenda, a weekend talk show focusing on pop culture, art and intersectional feminism. This year, Tanya also spearheaded a new segment called Race Matters on Up for It, FBi’s Radio’s flagship breakfast program which addresses and interrogates issues of race and representation. 

As of May 2018, Tanya has been working full time at FBi Radio as well as other creative spheres, and has demonstrated a passion for uplifting new and diverse voices and perspectives, particularly within the community broadcasting/audio sector.

Tanya believes that community radio makes up such a rich and valuable part of Australia’s media landscape, and she couldn’t think of a greater honour than serving on the CBAA board as a Youth Representative.


Jai Cameron CBAA Youth Representative Nominee

Jai Cameron

Jai has been a regional presenter, producer, interviewer and reviewer for multiple shows on OKR FM 98.3/WALLAN 97.1 and was Program Manager from 2014-2016. Jai also hosted The Jai Cameron Show on SEYMOUR FM 103.9 from 2010-12.

Jai has also appeared on 3MBS 103.5 and SYN 90.7, and is the proud judge for various categories for the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia’s (CBAA) annual awards since 2015. 

Jai has also been on the Mitchell Shire Youth Council, the OKR FM 98.3/WALLAN 97.1 Programming Committee, the Wallan 3756 project and multi Student Representative Councils. 

Jai has appeared in Broadford Youth Theatre Entertainment (B.Y.T.E,) Seymour Performers Workshop (S.P.W) and Assumption College Productions.

Jai has co-produced productions for Marymede Catholic College and Seymour Performers Workshop.

Jai has appeared on 1700 (SYN/Channel 31/44,) and studied music theatre at the Victorian College of the Arts (Music Theatre Studio 2017.)


Molly George CBAA Youth Representative Nominee

Molly George

Molly is SYN Media’s Pathways Manager, and is responsible for supporting the journey of over 450 young media madders through SYN each year.

Molly became involved in community radio in 2016, working with All The Best, and later joining SYN as a volunteer, While volunteering at SYN, Molly produced the program Babetown and trained school students and community groups as a Workshop Facilitator. 

She has experience the impact that broadcasting platforms and leadership can have for young people in community broadcasting and is passionate about amplifying the voices of young people in the sector.

Molly strives to provide young people opportunities to advocate for themselves, and believes that community radio is a crucial tool to changing attitudes between generations.  


Zara Kravchenko CBAA Youth Representative Nominee

Zara Kravchenko

Zara has honed her skills as a radio presenter and broadcaster across three of Melbourne’s community radio stations. This includes taking on the role of Music Manager at SYN, where she worked with countless young people who are passionate community minded individuals whose voices deserve to be heard.

Zara is currently hosting on RRR every Friday night and also holds a degree in commerce.

Zara would like to bring her community minded spirit to her full time work as a consultant, and would love to share these skills as the youth representative on the CBAA board.

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