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December 2005 Issue
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Radio Adelaide hits number one


University radio station Radio Adelaide was named as the Radio Station of the Year for 2005 and also collected two other prestigious accolades at the recent Community Broadcasting Association of Australia national awards presentation.

The award recognises service and innovation by a community radio station in meeting the needs of the community.

"Winning this award is hugely significant," says Radio Adelaide Station Manager Ms Deborah Welch. "The community radio sector comprises more than 350 stations nationally, so collectively we provide more services than either the commercial or national radio sectors.

"In this political climate, community media and freedom of speech are more important than ever, and we're doing well at meeting the needs of people who feel dissatisfied by what the mainstream and commercial media is serving them."

Radio Adelaide also won the award for Contribution to Indigenous Broadcasting in recognition of Radio NAIDOC, which provided special five-day coverage of NAIDOC Week in July.

A third commendation for Radio Adelaide at the CBAA Awards came in being named Finalist in the category Excellence in Music Programming for Womadelaide 2005 Live.

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