Celebrating 50 years of Australia’s community airwaves

“Community radio lives on, it’s a vital voice in the community for the community.” Those are the words of Keith Conlon, a founding father of Australian community broadcasting, reflecting on the sector’s five-decade journey.

How has community radio evolved and what lifeline has the sector brought to communities across Australia?

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Produced By: Laura Devoy

Featured In Story: Keith Conlon – former Chair of the Public Broadcasting Association of Australia and Former Producer and Manager of Radio Adelaide formerly 5UV, and

First aired on The Wire, Thursday 11 July 2024