REDI.E is extremely proud to announce Wilcannia River Radio is a finalist in two categories for the 2020 CBAA Community Radio Awards
The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) holds the awards each year, to recognise excellence in community broadcasting.
Wilcannia River Radio is a finalist in the Excellence in Innovative Programming and Content category, as well as the Best Station Production award.
The Excellence in Innovative Programming and Content award recognises an innovative programming or content initiative that gives a platform to music, ideas, or concepts not normally addressed by traditional media outlets and connects deeply with its audience.
Wilcannia River Radio are being acknowledged for their storytelling program at Wilcannia Central School.
Other finalists include Edge Radio, FBi Radio, Eastside Radio and RPPFM - Voice of the Peninsula.
CBAA says each finalist is an outstanding example of what can be achieved through innovation, taking full advantage of the opportunities presented by digital and media convergence to keep up with unprecedented changes in the media environment.
Wilcannia River Radio is also a finalist in the Best Station Production award. It recognises a station that has produced and broadcast outstanding short promotions, station IDs, sponsorship announcements or community service announcements.
Wilcannia River Radio are being recognised for their role in the production of a very special video, ‘Little Things, Big Things Grow’ in Wilcannia. (https://redie.org.au/good-news-stories/april-2020/wilcannia-river-radio-steps-up-during-covid19)
Kids from the school performed the well known song, ‘From Little Things, Big Things Grow’ - rewritten with lyrics about the COVID19 pandemic and the strength of the local community. It had an overwhelming response from people all over the country, and even internationally.
REDI.E is proud of our Radio Station and wish them the very best of luck at the awards in November.
This initiative is funded/supported by the Australian Government.