Get To Know Us: Eddy Diamond

Alex Crerar, 12th July 2021

CRN Content Support Officer - Eddy Diamond

Her passion and experience in the music industry and radio makes Eddy the perfect addition to the CBAA's CRN team. Eddy spent 18 months at FBi Radio contributing to many aspects of the station, from briefingpresenters, to prepping for guests, coordinating giveaways, curating content for the Wednesday morning show and creating content for the website. Eddy's love for community radio and her passion for helping others, along with her positive energy, is a welcome addition to the CBAA team. 

What drew you to community radio?

I first started listening to community radio as it was a place that championed local music unlike commercial radio. I then got involved during my second year studying a communications degree wanting to get some media experience and found community radio to be a great place to be able to make mistakes and grow. And I’ve stuck around due to the “community” aspect of it all, there’s nowhere else that strives to platform unheard voices and issues facing communities like this sector does.

What is something unexpected you have learnt about the sector through your time at FBi Radio and since commencing your role at CBAA?

Volunteers are special people that make the world a better place. 

You are offered a radio show - you can have any timeslot, play whatever music you like, discuss whatever you feel is of interest - what is happening today on the Eddy Diamond Variety Hour Radio Show?

I already had this! Prior to working at CBAA I hosted Thursday Mornings on FBi 9.45. As it’s NAIDOC week, it’s got me thinking about some guests we had on last year, such as plant scientist Aunty Fran who spoke to us about plant associations on her Country, Dharawal. And Professor Jaky Troy who is a Ngarigu woman, told us about the importance of knowing Indigenous names for native flora and the wider societal impacts this could have.

Getting to learn about new things from incredible people while connecting with listeners wasn’t the only good thing about making this show. Working with great people made it the best time ever. I worked with two amazing producers Casey Sewell & Lill Scott and of course the best segment host ever, my dad, who joined us on air every week for “Digging Dads Records”. The photo attached to this is of dad and I after we played some tunes from “The indestructible beat of Soweto”.

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