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The Good People Of Nerriga

“THE GOOD PEOPLE OF NERRIGA”: COMMUNITY SPIRIT SHOWS ITS HEARTBushfire survivors tell the story of the Black Summer fires in an original locally produced half-hour radio documentary, THE GOOD PEOPLE OF NERRIGA. The documentary, the first of a planned series of six stories from award winning filmmaker Clare Young and community producer Rose Ricketson, will […]

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Braidwood Changing Times

Thanks to Robin Tennant-Wood

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WRITING FESTIVAL ROARS

Braidwood Lions Club members are delighted to announce that this Festival will run again in 2020. The aim of the Festival, which first ran in 2018, is to give school children in the 2622 postcode area the opportunity to develop their writing skills and interact with established local authors. The very successful 2018 event, which […]

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ART ON FIRE

ART ON FIRE Exhibition and book launch December 2020 Telling our stories of the 2019-2020 bushfires ​ BRAG invites the community of Braidwood and the villages to join this project! You don’t need to be a BRAG member to join in – the whole community is encouraged to participate. KEY DATES: 19 & 20 OCT: Submission of […]

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Community radio gave ‘granular level’ local information during bushfires: Senate Inquiry

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 […]

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Lessons to be learned in relation to the Australian bushfire season 2019-2020

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

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Sector Leadership Update – July 2020

“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 […]

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London Calling of Braidwood

“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

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