2NVR Radio announce committee to take station into 2022


2NVR Nambucca Valley Radio has been announced as a finalist in the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) Awards in the Outstanding Small Station category.

After last Friday’s announcement 2NVR President Donna Collins said, “I congratulate all our presenters for their efforts throughout the year, being a finalist is so special.

“Since joining 2NVR I’ve always looked at you as my family, we love doing our shows, and we do it with passion.”

The following day 2NVR conducted their Annual General Meeting, announcing the new team which will take the station forward in 2022.

Donna Collins opened the meeting with an acknowledgement of the Gumbaynggirr people, the Traditional Custodians past, present and emerging.

The meeting was attended by 19 members, a mixture of face to face and Zoom attendees.

Donna Collins is the newly elected President, while Ion ‘Nuke’ Newcombe fills the role of Vice President.

Jacki Edwards will take the role of Secretary, with Jacki Edmonds as Treasurer.

The remaining Committee positions were filled by Ian Bailey, Mick Birtles and Stephen Dwarte.

Aside from committee announcements, the meeting was an opportunity to reflect on a big year for the local station.

Earlier in the year 2NVR initiated the Station’s Emergency Plan, due to flooding events and then again during the two-week lockdown for Covid.

The station has also mourned the loss of two long time and much-admired members of 2NVR in Robbie Handcock in April, and John ‘Simmo’ Simpson in July, a sad loss to the radio community.

Some notable achievements were Rachel Burns getting the Nambucca Community News off the ground, a newsletter containing informative interviews, history and information about the Nambucca Valley.

Meanwhile Vicki Melouney co-wrote a song with talented country music artist Angus Gill.

“The song is called ‘The Apron’, it’s a beautiful song and we congratulate both Vicki and Angus,” said Donna Collins.

The station has now entered into a licence with Nambucca Valley Council for the ongoing use of the facilities at Tewinga.

This year required 2NVR to reapply for their broadcasting licence with the Australian Communications Media Authority (ACMA).

Ion Newcombe said, “I’d like to say ‘thank you’ to Donna for applying for the broadcasting licence, it’s a long and difficult process.”

For more information or to become a Presenter you can contact the station on 65647777 or visit https://2nvr.org.au/on-air-announcement-request.



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