Two BayFM programs have been nominated as finalists for the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) national awards.

Lealah Shostack and Mia Armitage
Lealah Shostack and Mia Armitage

BayFM’s Community Newsroom (CN) is a finalist for Excellence in Journalism for Pandemic in paradise: Byron’s housing crisis intensifies. 

This is the fourth time CN has been a finalist taking out three awards in previous years. Regular Echo reporter Mia Armitage heads up the CN project, which features a weekly news and current affairs show each Friday on BayFM from 11 am as well as bulletins Monday to Friday. Local volunteer newshounds Kate Payne, Fernando de Freitas, Anny Reed, Suzie Fawcett and Dione Green have also contributed to CN’s comprehensive entry for 2020-21

YAC Radio is a finalist for Excellence in Innovative and Content Programming. Lealah Shostak produces this youth focus show in partnership with Byron Youth which features on BayFM on Thursdays 3:30 – 4 pm. Longtime BayFM volunteer and Belly Show producer Rasela Torise has also helped Ms Shostak share audio production skills with the next-gen of Northern Rivers youth.

Winners will be announced in March 2022 at the CBAA Conference in Cairns.

Photo: Lealah Shostack and Mia Armitage

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