Nambucca Valley community radio hosts recognised at 2019 'Envies' awards

Nambucca Valley Radio 2NVR 105.9FM held their annual awards dinner, 'The Envies', at the Macksville Ex-Services Club on Saturday, March 2.

Each year the awards dinner is held to recognise the contributions made to the not-for-profit association by the more than 50 volunteers that keep the station on air through their work as on-air presenters, skilled technicians, committee members, and those who man the outside broadcast vehicle at local events in and around the Nambucca Valley.

Winner of Most Popular Senior Presenter, Dallas Dent enjoys the Envies with Carola Simmons.

Winner of Most Popular Senior Presenter, Dallas Dent enjoys the Envies with Carola Simmons.

The special guests who attended and presented the awards this year were The Hon Melinda Pavey, Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight; Nambucca Shire Council Mayor, Rhonda Hoban; and Nambucca Shire Council Deputy Mayor, John Wilson.

Community radio winners 2019:

  • Youth Encouragement Award – Grace Walters
  • Most Popular Senior Presenter (over 65) – Dallas Dent
  • Community Engagement Award – Donna Collins
  • Excellence in Radio – Rachel Burns
  • Service in support of 2NVR – Ion Newcombe
  • Most Popular New Program – Detention Les McMahon, Fridays 6 to 7pm
  • Most popular Country Music Program – Country & Classic Hits with Bryon Edwards Tuesdays 7pm to 9pm and Today’s Country with Rob Davidson Saturdays 1pm to 2pm.
  • Most Popular Breakfast Program – Under The Stinging Tree Wayne ‘Poppa’ Brennan Thursdays 6am to 9am
  • Most popular Pop or rock Program – Sister Act Olivia & Sam Noble Wednesdays 4pm to 6pm
  • Most Popular Other Music Program – Hair Of The Dog Mick Birtles Saturdays 9am to 11am
  • Most Popular Alternative Music Program – Highway Blues Ian ‘Retro’ Bailey Thursdays 7pm to 9pm
  • Most Popular News / Info Program – That’s A Wrap Donna Collins Sundays 5pm to 7pm

Voice for radio?

Nambucca Valley Radio 2NVR is always looking to welcome new volunteers to the station, not just as presenters on air, but in other roles as well.

If you think community radio is something you’d like to find out more about, contact 2NVR at or 0408 685 036.

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