The SACBA Bilby Awards celebrate the contribution community radio makes to our community and encourages high achievement within the sector.
Winners of the 2011 Bilby Awards:
Can’t Get Out Of The Car
A segment so good you want to listen to it no matter what. These are times of pure radio gold, when you stay glued to the radio to the end!
Winner – Radio Adelaide, Adelaide :: Gill Hicks lecture, Producer Darren Van Schaik
The show prompted this from a listener – “The lecture had just begun as I was heading into my driveway at home. I backed the car out and headed to the beach and sat, listened, laughed and cried”
Runner Up – Three D Radio, Adelaide
The Story of Telstar – Carmen Kaye, The Doo Wop Corner
It’s not who you are interviewing, it’s what they say or how they say it. The entires this year were all first class, but 3 really stood out, so we have 2 runners up in this category
Winner – Three D Radio, Adelaide
Rick Campagna is not famous and he’s not used to being interviewed. He’s a regular listener and an ordinary bloke. Rick is a great storyteller and has a passion for rock and roll, he engages the listener with stories of growing up in Broken Hill and Adelaide, culminating with the definitive moment when Rock and Roll came to Adelaide and Little Richard was king!
Runner Up #1 – ROX FM Roxby Downs
Celebrate. Remember. Fightback – Kaye Doyle and Jack McGuire
Runner Up #2 – 5GTR FM Mount Gambier
OBs can be difficult and often challenge the resources of a station. They are also a chance to get out there and broadcast in the heart of your community, promoting your station and bringing the event to your listeners.
Winner – Radio Adelaide, Adelaide
Radio Adelaide Swing and Big Band Night Team
Best Coverage Of A Sporting Event within your community
This year footy wins hands down!
Winner – 5GTR FM, Mount Gambier
The Round Ball, Nathan Butler and Scott Dickson, 5GTR Mount Gambier
Runner Up – Great Southern, Happy FM, Victor Harbor
Great Southern FM Community Broadcasters, Victor Harbor
Best Local Music Program
Every community has music; community radio is best placed to promote local talent within our communities, to support local gigs and encourage our artists. The number and quality of entries shows how much community radio values music from within our communities.
Winner- Three D Radio, Adelaide
The Sound Lounge – Three D Radio
Runner Up #1 – Coast FM, Adelaide
Mandi the Wicked Faerie, The Sound Cage, Coast FM
Runner up #2 – Triple Bfm Barossa Valley
JJ, Luke & friends – Get Undead, Triple Bfm
This continues to be the most popular category and also has several runners up. The most common message entered is the program promo.
Winner – Three D Radio, Adelaide
Andy & Marta subscriber song, producer Tim Borgas
Runner Up – Alex FM, Goolwa
Country Heartbeat, Derna Hetherington
Runner up – Triple Bfm, Barossa Valley
Sandie’s Music Mix, Sandie McConnell
Best Community Event
Runner up – ROX FM, Roxby Downs
Roxby Downs Postie Bash 2011
Winner – LIME FM, Mount Gambier
LIME FM Refreshment Weekend
Small Station of the Year
5GTR FM, Mount Gambier
Volunteer of the Year
Many stations have told us they want to recognise the contributions made by their volunteers. Community radio runs on volunteers – In fact most of us are volunteers!
We had many worthy entries for this award, showing that management committees and boards highly value the commitment made by these people.
The nominations for volunteer of the year were:
- Leroy Doran, ROX FM
- Tony Eden, Great Southern – Happy FM Victor Harbor
- Rhonda Fietz, Triple Bfm Barossa Valley
- Janet Finnis-Hare, 5GTR Mount Gambier
Winner – Rhonda Fietz Triple Bfm Barossa Valley
Congratulations to all!