Radio Adelaide brings home six Bilby Awards
Posted on: Tue 1 Dec 2020
Radio Adelaide came home with six gongs at this year’s South Australian Community Broadcasters Association Bilby Awards, which were announced on Sunday 29 November via Zoom.
Destigmatised host and producer, Jarad McLoughlin won Best Interview for his chat with Tim Ferguson, about Tim’s one-person Fringe show, ‘A Fast Life on Wheels’, and living with MS.
Soph Landau came Runner Up for Youth Contribution for her inspiring work at the station, including broadcasting on The Wire, Pink Rabbit and Packed Lunch, being a thoughtful mentor to new volunteers, contributing to Radio Adelaide’s programming committee, and having a can-do, positive attitude. She also came Runner Up for Can’t Get Out of the Car, for her story on The Wire, Protest during pandemic: addressing two health emergencies.
Christina Hagger‘s series of on-air sponsorship messages for not-for-profit Entertainment Assist was named Runner Up for Best Sponsorship Message. The series featured the voices of Erik Thomson, Bobby Fox and Christina, and promoted Entertainment Assist’s free, mental health and wellbeing support webinars for those working in the performing arts – an industry hit hard by COVID-19.
Local Noise presenter and resident tech guru, Ryan Sahb, came Runner Up for Best Station ID, Station Promo or Program Promo, for his time-travelling, Future You promo encouraging listeners to sign up as station supporters.
Our live, audio-described, outside broadcast of Tindo Utpurndee – the Adelaide Fringe’s opening night sunset ceremony by Yellaka at Mullawirraburka (Rymill Park) in February, was named Runner Up for Best Outside Broadcast. The audio description was in partnership with Access2Arts, to increase access for people with vision impairment attending the event and those at home unable to attend due to a range of physical and sensory reasons.