CBAA Webinars

WEBINAR: Live and Local - Sports Reporting on Community Radio - 25 January

Danny Chifley, 11th January 2017

Community radio's local sports coverage gives profile to sports and teams overlooked by other broadcasters and is a great way for stations to engage with and strengthen their relationship with their community. 

In this webinar, get a run down on everything from building relationships with local sporting clubs to the best ways to package and present sports broadcasts.

Who is this webinar for?

Station managers, presenters, producers and program makers with a focus on sports broadcasting.

Presented by:
  • Jeff 'Pistols' Pistola of The Huddle on Hills Radio 88.9 FM, the voice of the Adelaide Hills, providing community based radio to the Adelaide Hills and Mount Barker Council areas. The Huddle kicked off in 2012 when Jeff linked up with fellow sports journalist Ben 'Goldy' Goldfinch to create a weekly online podcast interviewing high-profile guests from the Adelaide Hills. Since then, the program has connected the local community through sport and has continued to showcase the many talented sports people that abound in the Hills.

  • Davey J ofThe Big Gee Up on 2XX, Canberra’s longest running community radio station. The Big Gee Up has been billed as the connective tissue linking the skeleton of sport to the muscle of music with the community as its heart. The Big Gee Up was conceived to provide community sport associations, entities and participants with much needed exposure that they were missing out on through mainstream media avenues, and the program plays a crucial role in providing a community service to local sportspeople and fans.

  • Professor Peter Fray - Professor of the Practice of Journalism, School of Communication at UTS. Peter Fray is one of the country's most experienced and innovative media professionals. A former editor or editor-in-chief of The Sydney Morning Herald, The Sun-Herald, The Canberra Times and The Sunday Age, Fray has lived the reality of the digital revolution that's forever changed the way journalism is practiced, received and distributed. Peter is the Coordinator of the UTS Sports Media course, a new course that equips students with the skills, techniques and knowledge to build a career across multiple areas of sports journalism, administration, public relations and communication.


This webinar was held at 6:30 PM on Wednesday 25 January 2017


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