Women in Media Articles

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    Who makes the decisions in Community Broadcasting?

    While the community broadcasting sector prides itself on its diversity- just how diverse is the gender balance of its national organisations? Would it surprise you that 75% of board members are male? Last year, the independent publication New Maltilda…

Women Leaders

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    Barb Dunford Halloran

    Name: Barb Dunford Halloran Current Position: Barb is better known as Dolly Ringwald, presenter of Octogenarius, Tuesdays 8pm to 9pm on 98.9 TYGA FM in the Derwent Valley, Tasmania. She is currently the Editor of TYGABytes, the newsletter of TYGA FM. How long…
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    Stephanie Amir

    Current roles: In my daytime life, I work fulltime as a Project Manager at the Foundation for Young Australians. In my radio life, I co-host of weekly current affairs show Is Nothing Sacred? on Joy94.9. How long have you been involved in the sector? Only…
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    Rachael Torise BayFM 99.9FM

    Arriving in Bondi at the turn of the Millennium it was hard not to notice the terracotta hues of the Bondi Hotel gleaming like the treasured centrepiece it is, along the beachfront parade. More so for me though and perhaps because I lived directly behind it…
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    Ozlem Ozturk Joy94.9FM

    Ozlem began her love affair with community radio spinning ridiculously long alternative tracks at the age of 13 on the nurturing North West FM, before joining the SYN family and executively producing Panorama. Picking up reporting and producing gigs with the…
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    Khi-Lee Thorpe Koori Radio 93.7FM

    Khi-Lee is a Radio Broadcaster/ Producer / Journalist with a connection to Koori Radio 93.7FM Sydney that goes back to 2000. She has been the host of the Brekky show, the Our Yurra Music Show, The Shed Show as well as the Producer of the Blackchat Current…
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    Liza Harvey 2RRR 88.5fm

    I began working in community radio in 2007 when I was in year 11, volunteering at Jazz FM on the Gold Coast. After 3-year stint at Brisbane station 4ZZZ, I decided to test my skills and relocated to Sydney, taking on the Station Coordinator position at 2RRR.…
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    Leeni Fabri 3JOY-FM

    Name: Leenie Fabri Current role/positions: Owner & Trainer at Sound Advice Services, Broadcast Radio Training & Consulting Radio Trainer & Consultant, Coach, Graphic Recorder, Broadcast Services Provider Manager People, Services & Culture at JOY 94.9…
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    Faten El Dana OAM 2MFM

    Name: Mrs Faten El Dana OAM Current role/positions: Head of Programming at 2MFM Radio How long have you worked in the sector? where did you start out? I have been working at 2MFM since its establishment in 1995. That year I had resigned from my job as a…
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    Jean Rau - North-West FM

    Name: Jean Rau Current role/positions: Presenter, Treasurer and gofer at North West FM; Board Member at CBAA. How long have you worked in the sector? where did you start out? I joined the sector in 1989 when the Garden Club I was involved with, was asked to…
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    Emma Johnson 3MDR

    Name: Emma Johnson Current role/positions – 3MDR Community Access & Sponsorship How long have you worked in the sector? where did you start out? I’ve been involved with community radio for the last 4 years. Before radio, I was working as a full-time artist…
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    Jo Curtin Community Broadcasting Foundation

    Name: Jo Curtin Current role/positions: Senior Grants Administrator, Community Broadcasting Foundation How long have you worked in the sector? Where did you start out? My love affair with community broadcasting started about fifteen years ago. I started out…

 

Welcome to the CMTO Women in Community Media Project

For those who don’t know, the Community Broadcasting Sector is made up of around 450 radio stations and 3 television stations (with another three aspirant tv stations). Over 23,000 people work, either as volunteers or as paid staff at these stations.

Considering itself, as a progressive and alternative sector in comparison to commercial and public broadcasting, the statistics on women in management in the community broadcasting sector are only slightly better than the dismal figures for the mainstream media. Similarly women working in new media and IT are also dismally small in numbers.

The Community Media Training Organisation – with support from the Community Broadcasting Foundation – established this important women’s project to assist women in taking up influential and non-traditional positions in the Community Broadcasting Sector.

The Women in Community Media Project aims to assist women through mentoring and training to set some goals and attain them. The goals could include organizing a women’s project at their station, preparing themselves to stand for a board or it could be a desire to become a new media champion at their station.

Participants who are enrolled will have access to a range of materials to help them not only learn but become resourceful about their own learning and development.

Following this first pilot program, the CMTO hopes to open its women’s online spaces to all women in the sector.

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    Welcome to the CMTO Women in Community Media Project

    For those who don’t know, the Community Broadcasting Sector is made up of around 450 radio stations and 3 television stations (with another three aspirant tv stations). Over 23,000 people work, either as volunteers or as paid staff at these stations.…