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Get To Know Us: Holly Friedlander Liddicoat

Alex Crerar, 8th September 2021
Head of Advocacy and Communications - Holly Friedlander Liddicoat

Holly has been working and volunteering in independent and community music and arts media since 2010. Working as the CBAA's Head of Advocacy and Communications, Holly supports the sector's leadership efforts and liaises with Government, as well as ensuring our members have the information they need do be strong and successful. Holly cut her teeth in community radio at Sydney's FBi Radio because of her love for weird electronic music, but has also made appearances around the place at 2SER, Eastside and even at Berlin Community Radio. 

How did you first get involved in community radio?

I was about 17 and I was driving around one night with fresh P Plates on and I discovered FBi Radio…And I was hooked pretty much instantly. From there, I was lucky to go on to volunteer at FBi Radio and 2ser, and also duck my head in at other stations like Eastside to play some records on friends’ shows or just to hang out.

You have recently celebrated five years at the CBAA, what’s something unexpected you’ve learnt during your time with us?

Pheow, where to start?! I think the main thing I have learnt, and am continually reminded of every day, is that the community broadcasting sector is filled with very dedicated and passionate people. Staff and volunteers who dig deep each and every day, work long hours, and work tirelessly, to serve their communities. Whether its stories shared of resilience through COVID, emergencies, or even through the media landscape changing over the past 30 years, there is always something to learn, celebrate and share.

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 Holly Friedlander Liddicoat Variety Hour Radio Show?

First of all, surely this is the longest show name of all time?! Might need to work on that. Look, let’s be real, it’s a late night show, probably 3-6am Sunday morning and it’s old school jungle and breaks all the way!

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