CBAA Conference

Meet our #CBAAconf MC: Mitch Byatt

Helen Henry, 21st September 2015

The CBAA is pleased to introduce the MC for our upcoming Conference. Mitch Byatt will be at the helm of proceedings from 12 - 15 November in Terrigal NSW.

Mitch Byatt"It's all in the name isn't it? Community. We exist purely to serve our local community. The industry isn't here to drive profits or to chase the latest celeb trends. We talk to the people that don't get a voice in mainstream media, we talk about the issues that are too 'hot' or 'dangerous' or 'risky' that get left out elsewhere. We're here to plug the gap that the rest of the radio spectrum chooses to ignore. I love being able to come into work everyday and produce stories that I know are different to what you hear anywhere else - but crucially adding an important angle and voice to the media landscape. And it's happening right across the country."

That's what Mitch had to say about what community radio means to him. As you can tell, Mitch is a passionate volunteer and broadcaster. Upon learning there was a radio station on the Macquarie University Campus in 2007, he jumped in the 2SER 107.3FM studio and never left. He started out doing the morning shift, moved to Drive for 5 years with his good pal Robbie Keswick and has been doing the Breakfast show since Easter of 2014. He looks like he belongs in a 60s garage cover band and fosters dreams of being a sports commentator. He has worked in the media and commercial radio industry but now is on what he calls a much purer path. Sydney locals may have heard him MCing at festivals including the Surry Hills Festival, Marrickville Festival and Newtown Festival... generally any stage and a microphone that will have him. You can hear Mitch mispronouncing street names in traffic reports, playing the finest mix of tunes you never knew you loved and generally trying to make sense of all the news and current affairs around us, Monday-Friday 6-9am on 2SER 107.3 FM or

We're excited to have Mitch on board and he is very excited to meet the wider community radio family under one roof:

It'll be fascinating to learn just how many people are involved in this industry and what the different challenges and success stories are - not just for us fat cats in the big smoke - but the smaller more regional stations too! Being around other people who are passionate about community radio as much as me and seeing how we can adapt and prepare for the many challenges that lie ahead in the future.

We'd love for you to join us and Mitch in Terrigal for this year's conference! Register now so that you don't miss out on this unrivalled opportunity to discover how other stations are doing things, meet other passionate community broadcasters and to share your knowledge and stories with others.

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It's now only 9 days until we descend upon Terrigal in NSW with more than 250 community broadcasters.


If you've ever been in contact with the Amrap team, chances are you've spoken with Amrap Support Officer Mitch. Mitch is the go-to for all things Amrap providing members and musicians alike with support, whether helping artists upload their music to as well as members with any and all Amrap equiries. Mitch's extensive knowledge and love for music makes him a valued member of Amrap, and wider CBAA team.


More than 250 community broadcasters have gathered in Terrigal NSW this weekend learn and network at the 2015 CBAA Conference.