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Thursday 13 August, 2020 Speaking at the Senate Finance and Administration Committee hearing into the bushfires this week, Braidwood FM station manager Gordon Waters praised the work of his station’s volunteers and asked for more recognition of the role community radio plays in emergencies. “For listeners in our area we were the only source of information from […]

Live today from 11:15am-12pm, CBAA and station representative 88.9FM – Braidwood will present “lessons to be learned in relation to the Australian bushfire season 2019-2020” to the Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee’s inquiry. Watch live as we give evidence about the value of community radio in times of emergencies: bit.ly/3afv4W8

“When it comes to community radio … it’s vital as a service there in Braidwood and I have no doubt that during the fires you were absolutely relied upon, because it’s local, committed people, largely volunteers.” Anthony Albanese, Braidwood FM. You can listen to the Interview here During the Eden-Monaro by-election, Braidwood FM (pictured) questioned Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese on key […]

“The local volunteer radio station became our version of London Calling” Walker says, referring to the BBC’s wartime broadcasts to Nazi-occupied Europe. “We turned on the radio every hour to hear where the fires were.” Article from the Sydney Morning Herald https://www.smh.com.au/culture/art-and-design/darkest-hours-inspire-artistic-response-20200706-p559h4.html

From the Community Broadcasting Foundation. Our friends at 88.9FM – Braidwood were amongst the first community stations at the front-line of emergency broadcast updates over the recent summer bushfires. They sustained a mighty service providing crucial updates to their local communities in and around the Budawang National Park and Mongo National Park in the Southern Tablelands of NSW – for two […]

Mike Kelly, who is the federal member for Eden-Monaro, spoke in Parliament about the vital role community broadcasting plays in our communities, whether it be keeping people informed during disasters or giving a voice to the many groups that make up our multicultural society.

BRAIDWOOD’S Citizen of the Year is Braidwood FM station manager Gordon Waters, who has used drive, determination and technical expertise to improve the station. Mr Waters, who was “honoured” to be recognised for his contribution, has been involved with the radio station for nine years. He said it had become more important in the past […]

Olivia Calver, 22 Dec 2019, 8am. in the world of apps, Twitter and the 24-hour news cycle, some would argue community radio’s news value is declining. But the town of Braidwood found during the recent bushfires in the region that Braidwood Community FM was nothing short of a lifeline. Station manager, Gordon Waters, station president, […]


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