2015 CBAA Community Radio Awards

National Community Radio Awards Finalists Announced

Helen Henry, 27th August 2015

The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia today congratulates finalists in the 2015 CBAA Community Radio Awards.

Announcing the finalists, CBAA Chief Executive Officer Jon Bisset said:

“This year saw some significant changes to the awards with renewed criteria, a simplified entry and judging system and a significantly enlarged number of judges. The result has seen the Awards receive a record number of entries judged by almost 100 expert individuals from the community broadcasting sector and beyond.”

The full list of finalists across 18 categories is below.

The winners of these, along with the Michael Law and Tony Staley Awards, will be announced at an Awards Gala Dinner being held on Saturday, 14 November at the Crowne Plaza in Terrigal NSW. This coincides with the CBAA’s annual national community broadcasting conference.



Excellence in Community Participation

Outstanding Volunteer Contribution

Excellence in Digital Media

  • 88 Seconds in the Delorean, 2SER 107.3 (Sydney, NSW)
  • Reviews – Monthly Digest, 4ZZZ (Brisbane, QLD)
  • Hillsong / Jessie J Mashup, Hope 103.2 (Sydney, NSW)
  • Represent, Federal Budget Night 2015, SYN Media (Melbourne, VIC)
  • The View From Here, RTR FM 92.1 (Perth, WA)

Excellence in Training

Best New Radio Program – Talks

Best New Radio Program – Music

Contribution to Australian Music

Excellence in Indigenous Broadcasting

Excellence in Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasting

Excellence in Music Programming

Excellence in Spoken Word, News & Current Affairs Programming

Outstanding Youth Contribution

Best Station Production

Best Station Promotion, Sponsorship or Fundraising Campaign

Troy Garner Excellence in Sports Programming

  • What's The Score $port, 3CR (Melbourne, VIC)
  • Sunday Sports Wrap, 90.1 NBC FM (Sydney, NSW)
  • The CAAMA Sports Show, CAAMA Radio (Alice Springs, NT)
  • JOY's Pride Cup 2015 Outside Broadcast, JOY 94.9 (Melbourne, VIC)
  • The Huddle Initiative, 88.9 FM Hills Radio (Mt Barker, SA)

Most Innovative Outside Broadcast or Special Event Broadcast

  • Federal Budget Broadcast, 2SER 107.3 & SYN Media (Sydney, NSW and Melbourne, VIC)
  • Rebuild Nepal : Live Concert with Toni Childs and Friends, Bay FM 99.9 (Byron Bay, NSW)
  • The Wide Open Road, Radio Adelaide (Adelaide, SA)
  • JOY 94.9 live from the World AIDS Conference 2014, JOY 94.9 (Melbourne, VIC)

Outstanding Small Station Award

Excellence in Technical Services


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