Engaging Young People in a Post Pandemic World - CBAA Webinar Jul 2023

WEBINAR: Engaging young people in a post pandemic world

Joshua Cole, 4th July 2023

Join the CMTO team and a panel of young leaders from community radio stations around the country as they discuss successes and challenges in engaging young people during the pandemic, and share advice about how all stations can increase their engagement with the youth demographic.

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Panellists include: 

Gabby Andolfatto, Youth Engagement Coordinator at Edge Radio 99.3FM & CBAA Youth Representative

Gabby serves on the CBAA Board as Youth Representative and is a non-voting observer. Gabrielle is an undergrad in Media and Communications (Advertising) at Swinburne. She works at Edge Radio 99.3FM as the Youth Engagement Coordinator. She also works with disability organisations to create media projects with people with a disability around Tasmania and internationally. As Youth Representative, she aims to highlight youth media’s importance and have young people’s voices heard across Australia.

Gabby Andolfatto


Saad Khalid, NEMBC Youth Council member

Saad Khalid is a community broadcaster and award-winning youth advocate working to highlight the ethnocultural footprint in Australia. He is the Chair of the National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters' Council Youth Committee where he has worked assiduously to engage young and diverse broadcasters. Saad continues this work at his home station - Canberra Multicultural Service FM91.1, where he eminently serves as a Board Director. Saad has previously produced audio documentaries and podcasts for the ABC, CBAA, CBF, and the City of Perth - and fosters a keen interest in community broadcasting. 

Saad Khalid


Ruby Smith, General Manager SYN Media

Ruby Smith is SYN's General Manager, and a broadcaster and youth advocate with years of experience in arts and theatre management. She believes in supporting a stronger future for young people in the Australian media, and champions the unique skills young people bring to the industry.

Ruby Smith


Megan Williams, Station Manager at 2DRY FM & CBAA Women and Gender Diverse Peoples' Representative

Megan is the station manager at 2DRY in Broken Hill.  In the past 12 months 2DRY ran a youth program that supported 3 new youth programs and 6 new youth volunteers. Megan is an experienced programming and volunteer coordinator.

Megan Williams


Catch up on the webinar via CBAA Learning.
This webinar was held at 3:00PM (AEST) Tuesday, 11 July 

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The CBAA welcomes its newest Board Member, Hannah Rogers, who will join the existing board for 2020/2021.

Hannah Rogers


We are excited to announce the finalists for the 2023 CBAA Community Radio Awards following a competitive campaign that saw more than 350 entries in over 30 categories. Be sure to attend the CBAA Conference on 2-4 November at Adelaide Oval to see who wins on the big night.


*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*

This session will provide an opportunity for young people in community broadcasting to discuss ideas and issues of relevance to them at both a station and sector level, as well as setting the agenda for the Youth Forum to be held at the 2017 CBAA Conference.