National Features and Documentary Series

Radio 4EB'S Katharina Loesche wins the CBAA National Features and Documentary Series 2018

nbaskerville, 13th November 2018

Radio 4EB Brisbane’s Katharina Loesche has taken home the 2018 CBAA Community Radio Award in the National Features and Documentary Series category for her radio documentary The Runners’ Guide.

In The Runners’ Guide, Katharina followed a running group of vision-impaired joggers, finding solutions to get exercise in the Brisbane area. It was produced as part of the 2018 National Features and Documentary Series, an annual showcase of work by new and emerging Australian community radio producers. It is now available as part of the fifth instalment of the NFDS. With training and mentoring provided by the Community Media Training Organisation, eight producers based at community stations across the country turned their idea into a new half-hour feature for a national audience.

Through these eight new features, individuals tell engaging stories about issues affecting their communities from mining to farming, mediating street drug use, exercising with impaired vision, and migration across generations. Works include:

  • The Runners’ Guide – Katharina Loesche (4EB, Brisbane)

  • Healthy Soils, Healthy Communities – Barry Green (Donnybrook Community Radio, Donnybrook)

  • Hear Our Voices – Aguer Athian (3ZZZ, Melbourne)

  • To Say I Am Home – Mahendra Chitrarasu (Radio Adelaide)

  • Hidden Carers – Meredith Gilmore (Coast FM 963, Gosford)

  • At The Coalface – Nikola Van de Wetering (4ZZZ, Brisbane)

  • The Shooting Gallery – Aoife Cooke (3CR, Melbourne)

  • Finding Voice – Mick Paddon and Humayun Reza (Eastside FM, Sydney)

Available free for airplay on Australian community broadcasters, the series can also be heard on this website, through iTunes and your favourite podcast app or platform.

Produced with the assistance of the Department of Communications and the Arts via the Community Broadcasting Foundation.

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At the 2018 CBAA Community Radio Awards


Tie up your laces and join 4EB's Katharina Loesche as she meets a couple of joggers.


Tonight, hundreds of community broadcasters from across Australia gathered on the Gold Coast for the 2018 CBAA Community Radio Awards to recognise excellence in community broadcasting.