Australia Day Honors for Services to Broadcast Media

Medal of the General Division of the Order of Australia

Mrs. Caroline Marcelle HUTCHINSON (pictured), Alexandra Headland QLD 4572

For service to radio broadcast media.

Eon Media Group

  • breakfast hostess, 92.7 Mix FMSunshine Coast, since 1998.

Mr. John MARTINLilyfield NSW 2040

For service to radio broadcast media.

Television and radio

  • Director of the Board of Directors, 2RPHsince 2019.
  • Founding Managing Director, Television Oceania, 1990-2019.
  • Vice President, Australian Federation of Narrowcast and Subscription Services (now called Australian Narrowcast Radio Association), 1994-1997.
  • Director, 2SER-FMowned by Sydney University of Technology and Macquarie University, 1983-1990.
  • Deputy Director, SBS Radio Station 2EA1981-1983.
  • Founding Manager, 2MCE-FMBathurst, (now National Radio News Service), 1978-1981.
  • Director, City Video, (now Metro Television), 1975-1978.

Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (Formerly Public Broadcasting Association of Australia)

  • Member of the Board of Directors, 1984-1990.
  • President, 1988-1990.
  • Life member.

Community Broadcasting Foundation (Formerly Public Broadcasting Foundation)

  • President, 1999-2012.
  • Vice President, 1994-1999.
  • Former Board Member and Director, 1990-2012.

Rewards and recognition include:

  • Michael Law Award, Community Broadcasting Association of Australia.

Mr. Douglas William EDWARDSGosford NSW 2250

For service in radio as a comedy writer and creator.


  • Creator/writer/producer, How Green Was My Cactus, 1986-2019.
  • Co-writer/co-producer/co-director, The Samuel Pepys Show, 2GB/Macquarie Network, Independent Radio Services, 1983-1985.
  • Co-author, 1982: Was it really necessary, 2GB/Macquarie Network, 1982.
  • Co-author, For the duration of its natural life, Independent Radio Services, 1982.
  • Co-author, Kevin Trump – Private Investigator, Macquarie Radio Networks Special Events Division, 1981.

Mr. Billy PINNELYarraville VIC 3013

For service to radio broadcast media.


  • Independent broadcaster and music author, current.
  • Range of roles from music tape delivery to musical director, 3KZ1959-1980.
  • Programmer, EON-FM (now Triple-M), 1980s.
  • Presenter, 6PRrunning.
  • Mentor of musicians and performers for many years.


  • Presenter, Blast From the Past, current.
  • Presenter, The Album Show, 1980-1990.


  • Supporter, Community Radio 3-RRR and 3-PBS,
  • Volunteer presenter, Radio for the written handicapped, 10 years old.
  • Volunteer, Oral History Programme, National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra, 2009-2013.
  • Contributor, STACK Magazine, ongoing.
  • Supporter, Learning for Life, ongoing.

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