Radio Adelaide recognised for community participation and music industry support

Friday, 27 November 2009

Radio Adelaide added to its collection of awards with two prestigious wins at the national Community Broadcasting Association Awards held recently in Brisbane.

Support of the program Neo Voices won the station the award for Excellence in Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasting, an award it also won in 2006.

Under the guidance of mentor Joseph Tungaraza, the program assists culturally and linguistically diverse youth, especially those who have recently arrived, to meet, feel settled and become active participating members of Adelaide's society. Neo Voices does this both through its on-air content and through participation in the program.

Accepting the award, Mr Tungaraza said, "The program team are from Togo, Afghanistan, Nepal, Russia, Sudan, Brazil, Tanzania and India, and will be very happy to win this award. They've worked really hard and have to juggle so many different things in their lives - study, work, family, plus learning English and finding a place in their new home and culture."

Joe Tungaraza's role with Neo Voices is through a Radio Adelaide partnership with Lutheran Community Care, supported by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship Settlement Grants Program.

The Excellence in Training Award was given to Radio Adelaide's Training Partnership with AUSMUSIC SA.

Radio Adelaide's Training Manager Nicky Page says, "It's the perfect partnership: where community radio and the music business combine to offer their skills and experience to young people, many of whom are from disadvantaged areas and may not have had the opportunity to complete their secondary schooling."

The partnership between Radio Adelaide and AUSMUSIC SA began in late 2007 and has so far seen 119 young people gain accredited training in music marketing, production, and event management.

"Radio Adelaide Training has steadily established itself as a respected Registered Training Organisation, or RTO, over the last 12 years. We are the first station-based RTO in Australia and we reach a very wide community of learners," says Ms Page.

Full details of the awards are at www.cbaa.org.au

Radio Adelaide, Australia's longest running community radio station, is part of the University of Adelaide.

Radio Adelaide can be found at 101.5fm and streaming online at www.radio.adelaide.edu.au

 

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Ms Deborah Welch
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Nikki Marcel
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Radio Adelaide
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