Get To Know Us: Liz Freestone

Alex Crerar, 24th August 2021

Executive Assistant to CEO - Liz Freestone 

Liz recently joined the CBAA off the back of her previous roles at Council on the Ageing, Benevolent Society and St Vincent de Paul Society. Liz also spent many years travelling and working overseas in Japan as well as being a business owner herself in Sydney. Liz's extensive experience as an Office Manager and Executive Assistant has allowed her to seamlessly take on her role at CBAA in providing high level support to the CEO and wider teams. 

What drew you to community radio?

I am community minded and love the local feel of community radio. I am passionate about the diversity of music offered by our community radio stations.

What is something you have learnt about the sector since commencing your role at CBAA?

Although I have worked in the community sector for a number of years, I have not worked in the media sector previously. It is all new and a nice big learning curve. I have learned that the CBAA is extremely passionate about providing the best support to our community broadcasters across the country.

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 Liz Freestone Variety Hour Radio Show?

Today on the LFVH Radio Show we bring you a variety of music from the Swing Era to soul, groove and much more. We invite older listeners to call in today to see how they are managing throughout this pandemic, both the happy and the difficult stories. We have a geriatrician talking to us today providing tips and information on how to stay mentally and physically fit during lockdown.

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