MEDIA RELEASE: Radio 4EB’s Katharina Loesche wins the CBAA National Features and Documentary Series 2018 with doco about Achilles Brisbane

CBAA press release: Radio 4EB, Brisbane’s Katharina Loesche has taken home the 2018 CBAA Community Radio Award in the National Features and Documentary Seriescategory for her radio documentary ‘The Runners’ Guide’.

In ‘The Runners’ Guide’, Katharina followed a running group of vision-impaired joggers, finding solutions to get exercise in the Brisbane area.

It was produced as part of the 2018 National Features and Documentary Series, an annual showcase of work by new and emerging Australian community radio producers.

It is now available as part of the fifth instalment of the NFDS, an annual showcase of work by new and emerging Australian community radio producers.

With training and mentoring provided by the Community Media Training Organisation (http://cmto.org.au), eight producers based at community stations across the country turned their idea into a new half-hour feature for a national audience over 2018.

Discover all and previous year’s series at http://nfds.org.au.

Through these eight new features, individuals tell engaging stories about issues affecting their communities from mining to farming, mediating street drug use, exercising with impaired vision, and migration across generations. Works include:

  • The Runners’ Guide – Katharina Loesche (4EB, Brisbane)
  • Healthy Soils, Healthy Communities – Barry Green (Donnybrook Community Radio, Donnybrook)
  • Hear Our Voices – Aguer Athian (3ZZZ, Melbourne)
  • To Say I Am Home – Mahendra Chitrarasu (Radio Adelaide)
  • Hidden Carers – Meredith Gilmore (Coast FM 963, Gosford)
  • At The Coalface – Nikola Van de Wetering (4ZZZ, Brisbane)
  • The Shooting Gallery – Aoife Cooke (3CR, Melbourne)
  • Finding Voice – Mick Paddon and Humayun Reza (Eastside FM, Sydney)

Free for airplay on Australian community broadcasters, the series can be heard online at http://nfds.org.au, through iTunes and your favourite podcast app or platform.

Produced with the assistance of the Department of Communications and the Arts via the Community Broadcasting Foundationhttp://cbf.org.au

EVENT: The Runners Guide listening party, Brisbane

“My feature is about Barbara and Jane, both vision impaired, who were lonely and like one of the main characters said “me and my guide dog where getting fatter and fatter”. With the help of a wonderful initiative here in Brisbane, they changed their life around – they started running.”

Please join us for the listening party of:

The Runners’ Guide

– finalist in the National Documentaries and Features Series 2018, Community Radio Awards.

Get to meet Birgit, Barbara and Jane from Achilles Brisbane, producer Katharina (Radio 4EB) and her mentor Kim (Radio 4ZZZ) who are telling a very personal story of how running changed lives, even when there’s more to overcome than your “inner couch potato”…

Drinks & nibbles provided.

Limited seats available, please register.

General Admission $5 (box office).

Where:  at 4EB, 140 Main St, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane.

4:30-6pm Sunday October 21.

Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1695566820553722/?active_tab=about

Katharina Loesche created her very first radio documentary for the National Documentary and Features Series with the Community Media Training Organisation.  She talks about it here (link)

She is a radio producer who convenes 4EB Brisbane’s German Show and provides content for radio for SBS’s Your Language

Link to SBS site: https://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/person/katharina-loesche-0