SACBA Conference – 1st & 2nd August 2015

The SACBA 2015 Annual State Conference will be held at The Lakes Resort Function Centre, West Lakes. Based on previous years, we expect and attendance of over 70 people from 16 stations, so the conference is always a good place to catch up with past participants, meet new ones and share knowledge and experience with fellow community radio members.

The program this year has something for everyone!

The program and registration form can be downloaded below


Westlakes_Hotel_PictureThe Lakes Resort Hotel
141 Brebner Drive
West Lakes SA 5021
(08) 8356 4444‎


Conference Reg15

We strive to keep the conference affordable and accessible for community radio volunteers and staff.

Registrations will be the same cost as last year – $125 for full registration for every member of a SACBA member station; this includes the Bilby Awards dinner!



conference program final

The ever popular station roundup returns, where each station present tells us about their year. By popular request, this year we give one station more time to speak in depth; WOW FM, SACBA 2014 small station of the year will be our feature station this year.

Creative Content – Pete Court

Pete began as a TV reporter with 7 Network whilst finishing high school, went on to produce numerous breakfast radio shows including talk back and the record breaking SAFM Morning zoo in the nineties. Created radio comedy for the Austereo network, ABC TV and has written satire, features and columns for newspapers, magazines and books locally and internationally. Now does breakfast radio for LifeFM.

Web Sites & Streaming

Jay Anthony, Fresh FM & SACBA TAG talks the basics and answers more advanced questions.

Interviews – Sharon Smith

Sharon is an award-winning journalist with a background in investigative stories. She’s worked in commercial radio as well as the community sector and at the ABC.

Voice session 1 (registration required for this session as numbers limited)

Marilyn Bodycoat talks about how you speak and gives practical tips to improve your voice. Back by popular demand. Registration essential.

Community Engagement Strategies

What is this thing the ACMA expects of us? Practical strategies for fulfilling this part of our community radio licence, including Voxpops.

 Sound Editing (registration required for this session due to equipment requirements)

Julian Tregenza, 5EBI and formerly Rox FM, reprises this very popular session. Practical hands on editing of Voxpops recorded earlier in the day

Voice session 2 (registration required for this session as numbers limited)

Advanced session following on from session 1, for those who want to further explore their own vocal style and receive feedback from a professional voive coach. Registration essential, preference will be given to those who attend session 1.

Community Broadcasting Foundation Structure & Governance Review

Jo Curtin from the CBF will take us through the review and what it means for stations

Community Broadcasting Association of Australia

Helen Henry talks about the role of the CBAA and what they can do to support stations


Sound Editing session 2

Julian continues practical session, advanced questions answered or more practice.


Gary Burrows, APRA Music Industry Consultant, Adelaide. Gary’s sessions at previous conferences have been very well received so we are pleased to have him back this year.


Tim Borgas, SACBA TAG, talks transmission infrastructure, what’s new in equipment and equipment bank, news from Technorama.


Bilby Awards

Westlakes_Hotel_PictureEntries close 30 June.
More information including the award categories and details on entry submissions can be found on the Bilby Awards 2015 Page HERE >>


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