CBAA to announce the 2021 CBAA Community Radio Award Finalists over social media

Amy Leiper, 22nd October 2021

Category by category, finalists will be revealed from Monday, 25 October to Friday, 29 October.

Check out our Facebook page where we'll announce this year’s CBAA Community Radio Award finalists. With more than 30 categories, the Awards aim to celebrate innovation, perseverance and community champions within our sector.

We hope you'll join us in celebrating the best in community radio by tuning in to the CBAA Facebook page. Finalists for each of the 2021 CBAA Radio Awards categories will be announced at the following times:

Best New Radio Program

Monday 8am

Best Online Content

Monday 10am

Best Radio Program - Music

Monday 12pm

Best Radio Program – Talks

Monday 2pm

Best Special Event Broadcast

Monday 4pm

Best Station Fundraising Campaign

Monday 5pm

Best Station Fundraising Campaign: Small Station

Tuesday 8am

Best Station Production

Tuesday 10am

Outstanding Youth Contribution

Tuesday 12pm

Contribution to Australian Music - Radio Program

Tuesday 2pm

Excellence in Community Engagement

Tuesday 4pm

Excellence in Creative Audio

Tuesday 5pm

Excellence in Digital Media

Wednesday 8am

Excellence in Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasting

Wednesday 10am

Troy Garner Excellence in Sports Programming

Wednesday 12pm

Excellence in Indigenous Broadcasting

Wednesday 2pm

Excellence in Indigenous Engagement

Wednesday 4pm

Excellence in Innovative Programming and Content

Wednesday 5pm

Excellence in Journalism

Thursday 8am

Excellence in Music Presenting

Thursday 10am

Excellence in News & Current Affairs Programming

Thursday 12pm

Excellence in Outside Broadcasting

Thursday 2pm

Excellence in Technical Innovation

Thursday 4pm

Excellence in Technical Services

Thursday 5pm

Excellence in Training

Friday 8am

Outstanding Small Station Award

Friday 10am

Outstanding Volunteer Contribution

Friday 12pm

Station Leadership Award

Friday 2pm


There is a clear winner in the Contribution to Australian Music - Initiative category and we will announce the winner in December.

A huge thank you to the 100+ judges who volunteered their time to whittle down our finalists! We couldn't have done this without you.

Winners will be announced virtually in December 2021, and celebrated with our 2020 virtual winners at our Gala Dinner at the CBAA Conference in 22-24 March in Cairns. We'll also be announcing the prestigious Michael Law and Tony Staley awards at the Conference - get your ticket now.

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2023 has been an exciting year for the Community Radio Awards with over 350 entries across more than 30 categories! Stay tuned as we prepare to announce the finalists.


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


CBAA Awards - celebrating excellence in community broadcasting.