Awards – PBA FM


Awards – PBA FM


These Awards were gained for projects produced through PBA FM in Adelaide South Australia, since 2005. See also awards at Radio Adelaide.

November 2015 – Brisbane
At Home in the Shed
Older People Speak Out Awardss
Category – Best feature story illustrating positive ageing
Highly Commended Award

Pooraka Men’s Shed participant Bill, working on restoring his family’s 150-year-old child’s high chair

November 2014 – Adelaide
Finalist – Best New Spoken Word Program Category
Life Tipped Upside Down – Kate’s Story
Listen Now    Study Guide
2014 Community Broadcasting Association of Australia Awards, Adelaide

July 2014 – Adelaide
Life Tipped Upside Down – Kate’s Story
Winner – Best series of radio interviews
Listen Now   Study Guide
2014 Archbishop of Adelaide Media Awards. See Judges’ Comments here.

November 2013 – Sydney
Finalist – New Digital Media Category
2013 Community Broadcasting Association of Australia Awards, Sydney

Chris Ryan - Website expert in action!

Chris Ryan – Website expert in action!

June 2012 – Melbourne
Park Friends – Broadcast April – June 2012
Finalist – World Environment Day Awards, United National Association of Australia 2012
The Park Friends radio and internet project – education for sustainability – was produced at PBA FM in Adelaide South Australia, and broadcast from April 2012. Details and podcasts will be found on

October 2011 – Brisbane
Men and Sheds – Broadcast 7 March 2011
Second place in the Radio – Best Current Affairs segment/series
2011 Media Awards, Older people Speak Out.
This program was recorded at the Community/Men’s Shed, in Aldinga south of Adelaide, with several of the participants. Also in the program were interviews with Professor Barry Golding from The University of Ballarat (now Federation University in Victoria) and David Helmers, Executive Officer, Men’s Shed Association of Australia.

Professor Barry Golding, Dean of Education at Federation University in Ballarat, and National President of Adult Learning Australia

Professor Barry Golding, Dean of Education at Federation University in Ballarat, and National President of Adult Learning Australia

August 2011 – Adelaide
Award from the Government of South Australia – Adult Learners Week 2011
“Presented to Tony Ryan, in recognition of your significant contribution to the Adult Community Education Sector. From the Government of South Australia.”

July 2011 – Adelaide
The Law Spot
Winner – Radio Category
2011 Archbishop of Adelaide Media Awards
The citation reads: “Tony produced an exceptional body of radio that was informative and enjoyable while tackling serious and often confronting issues for parents, teachers and students navigating through our digital world.” Series Adviser – Dr Greg Carey, Flinders University. Listen Now – Program 7: So what is cyber-bullying?

September 2009 – Canberra
Australian Council of Deans of Education Media Awards
Multi-Media Category
In the 2009 Australian Council of Deans of Education Media Awards, the Learning Works radio and internet initiative was Highly Commended for a two-part series on authentic learning – Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age – based on extended interviews by PBA FM’s Tony Ryan, including with Associate Professor Kathryn Moyle from the University of Canberra. Broadcast on Monday 29 June 2009. Web Manager – Barbara Campion.

Award - Australian Council of Deans of Education 2009

Award – Australian Council of Deans of Education 2009

July 2009 – Adelaide
“Let’s Talk Secret Codes” and “Mental Health First Aid”
Winner in the Radio Category
Archbishop of Adelaide Media Awards The citation reads: “For the promotion of truth, integrity and fairness in South Australia’s media, for a series of programs on mental health first aid and literacy which provide valuable information for some of society’s more marginalized people and those who actively help them.”

Adult Learners Week 2009 and the launch of Let’s Talk Secret Codes – The Honourable Paul Caica MP, Minister for Employment, Training and Further Education (pictured on the left), with PBA FM’s Tony Ryan

October 2008 – Adelaide
“Hidden Faces Revealed”
Finalist – Media Award – Learning Works – PBA FM
The citation reads: “For Excellence in Mental Health 2008 – excellence in promoting positive mental health by reporting illness and mental health in a balanced and respectful way.”

November 2007 – Melbourne
“Why wouldn’t you feel happy coming here!”
Community Broadcasting Association of Australia
National ConferenceMelbourne November 2007
Runner Up – Category 14
Best Use of New Media Technology (Learning Works website)
PBA FM’s Tony Ryan interviews Laine Langridge about her volunteering role at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, for Learning Works, a lifelong learning radio and internet initiative. Web Manager Barbara Campion.

October 2006 – Adelaide 
Resilience Revisited – with Anne Deveson AO
Finalist in the Media Category
2006 Dr Margaret Tobin Awards for Excellence in Mental Health
A repeat broadcast of an interview with mental health advocate and broadcaster Anne Deveson AO, recorded exclusively in 2005, for the weekly radio series Learning Works, produced and presented by Tony Ryan and broadcast through PBA FM in Adelaide.

November 2005 – Perth
Learn @ Work – Community Broadcasting Association of Australia
Highly Commended – Best Innovative New Program/Segment Idea category
For the PBA FM series Learn @ Work, produced for Adult Learners Week 2005. PBA FM acknowledges the support of Manager Sue Ross and members of the Adult Community Education Unit, SA Department of Further Education Employment Science and Technology.




Podcasts and Study Guides

This webpage contains a summary of all twelve programs in this series, along with links to podcasts and study guides. Missing podcasts will be added as soon as possible.