Awards – PBA FM

These Awards were gained for projects produced through PBA FM in Adelaide South Australia, since 2005. A special word of thanks to Barbara Campion, the Learning Works Webmaster throughout this period. See also awards gained while at Radio Adelaide.

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 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 and David Helmers, Executive Officer, Men’s Shed Association of 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
Commendation – 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 – Greg Carey, Flinders University.

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 series on authentic learning, in the multi-media category. Web Manager – Barbara Campion.

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

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.”

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.