2022 CBAA Community Radio Award Finalists

Alex Crerar, 5th September 2022

This year the 2022 CBAA Community Radio Awards received over 300 entrants from a diverse variety of stations across the sector. We are thrilled with the calibre of entrants this year and are excited to be able to presents this years Awards at the first face-to-face CBAA Conference since 2019! 

The full list of Award finalists can be found below. Winners will be announced at the CBAA Conference 27-29 October, along with the recepients of the Michael Law and Tony Staley Awards. 

Congratulations to all who has participated in this years program. 

2022 CBAA Community Radio Award Finalists
Best New Radio Program
Best Online Content
Outstanding Volunteer Contribution
Best Radio Program - Talks
Best Special Event Broadcast
  • 2BOB RADIO - Meet the Council Candidates
  • 2MCE -2MCEFM 45th Anniversary

  • 2SER - Yours, Mine & Femme - IWD 2022

  • 3CR Community Radio - International Women's Day Street Party

  • 4ZZZ - 4ZZZ presents Meanjin Labour Day Rally 2021

  • 4EB - Women of the World Festival - Regional Broadcasts

Best Station Fundraising Campaign
Best Station Production
Best Station Fundraising Campaign: Small Station
Outstanding Youth Contribution
Contribution to Australian Music - Radio Program
Excellence in Community Engagement
Excellence in Creative Audio
Excellence in Journalism
  • 2nurfm - Inferno! Wickham Wool Store Fire
  • FBi Radio - Backchat


  • Radio Adelaide - DisINVISIBILITY Segment for Packed Lunch

Excellence in Indigenous Broadcasting
Excellence in Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasting
Troy Garner Excellence in Sports Programming
Excellence in Indigenous Engagement
Excellence in Innovative Programming and Content
  • 2MCE - Pillars of Bathurst
  • Northside Radio - Pop Heads Special CBGBs Hour of Power

  • 2RPH - Inclusive Agenda - Vivian Schenker

  • 3MBS - Music, She Wrote - Artistic Director, Katie Yap

  • Denmark FM - Tyler on Air

  • Radio Adelaide - Service Voices - From 6TTU to Vietnam, an APC for Australia

  • Triple R - 20 PhDs in 20 Minutes

Excellence in Digital Media
  • 2MFM - Nadia Zahr
  • 2nurfm - 2NURFM's QR Code Promotion

  • 4MBS Classic FM - 4MBS On Demand: a treasure vault

  • 4ZZZ - Now on 4ZZZ videos

  • Fresh 92.7 - Fresh Jobs

  • 4EB - Radio 4EB - Updated Website

Excellence in Music Presenting
Excellence in News & Current Affairs Programming
Excellence in Outside Broadcasting
Excellence in Technical Innovation
Excellence in Technical Services
Outstanding Small Station
Best Radio Program – Music 
Excellence in Ethnic and Multicultural Engagement 
  • 3ZZZ - 3ZZZ community-controlled governance
  • Bay FM 99.9 - Byron Bay Australia - BAY FM Japanese show lunchtime bento box!

Contribution to Australian Music - Initiative
Station Leadership Award

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We are excited to announce the finalists for the 2023 CBAA Community Radio Awards following a competitive campaign that saw more than 350 entries in over 30 categories. Be sure to attend the CBAA Conference on 2-4 November at Adelaide Oval to see who wins on the big night.


This year, the CBAA Awards received more than 320 entries across 30 award categories, representing a diverse cross-section of the community radio sector. 


The 2023 Community Radio Awards were a reflection of a dynamic time for the sector, with a record 350+ entries from a diverse range of stations across the country. Congratulations to all the finalists and winners, and a big thank you to everyone who entered.