1079 Life CEO wins prestigious Award

Written by on November 8, 2019

1079 Life CEO David Turrell took out the prestigious Michael Law Award at the Community Radio Awards last month “for a sustained and outstanding contribution to community broadcasting”.

Named for the CBAA’s inaugural President, the Michael Law Award is given as part of the CBAA’s annual Community Radio Awards and recognises an individual for their sustained and outstanding contribution to community broadcasting.

Together, its recipients amount to a sector hall of fame, a collection of people who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to the guiding principles of community broadcasting and who have made a lasting contribution to community broadcasting practice on a national level.

Hundreds of community broadcasters from across Australia gathered in Melbourne last month for the 2019 CBAA Community Radio Awards to recognise excellence in community broadcasting. CBAA Chief Executive Officer Jon Bisset says the awards are a fantastic opportunity to reflect on the sector’s successes and value.

These awards are a highlight of each year and it’s been fantastic to recognise station achievements in 2019. The work of the winners is a glimpse into the impact of community radio and what it is that the 5.7 million listeners across the country tune in for each week.

These programs, stations and people play a role in giving Australian communities access to rich, diverse, participatory and reflective media, strengthening communities and providing a platform for important conversations within and between them. Congratulations all!

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