Nambucca Valley radio station a finalist in community broadcasting awards

Nambucca Valley Roundup presenters, from left to right, Paul Burns, Ceri Wrobel, Carola J Simmons, Rachel Burns and Ron Hawkins
Nambucca Valley Roundup presenters, from left to right, Paul Burns, Ceri Wrobel, Carola J Simmons, Rachel Burns and Ron Hawkins

NAMBUCCA Valley Radio’s Roundup local news program is a finalist in the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia’s 2017 annual awards.

These awards celebrate excellence in community broadcasting. The Roundup is one of four finalists in the category of ‘Excellence in Spoken Word, News and Current Affairs Programming’.

The Nambucca Valley Roundup has been the station’s flagship news program since 2NVR first went to air  25 years ago. It encompasses a team of passionate volunteer reporters and presenters.

“This is wonderful recognition for all of the Roundup team who strive to present local news, events and council reports with a distinct Nambucca Valley focus,” presenter Rachel Burns said.

“The field of entries was of extremely high quality and we are very proud of this result. The awards are the highest recognition of community radio in Australia, with our volunteers trumping many stations with paid professionals and far greater resources.”

The awards night will be held on the Gold Coast on November 11.