UTAS journalism graduate and Tasmanian broadcaster Ramnik Singh Walia has been named best youth broadcaster of the year at the National Ethnic and Multicultural Council’s 2012 conference in Adelaide.
Ramnik has worked for two years at City Park Radio, Launceston’s volunteer community radio station, broadcasting in Indian language to the city’s Indian community.
City Park Radio president Luigi Romanelli said the award, for which Ramnik was the only Tasmanian nominee, had placed the station on the national stage.
“Ramnik’s award entry highlighted the experiences of people who work in the taxi industry in Launceston,” he said.
“He is a talented and dedicated community radio presenter and we are proud of his achievements.’
The award citation says Ramnik delivered a well-researched documentary of outstanding quality production about how technology has helped improved the services of the taxi industry in Launceston.
The NEMBC holds an annual conference where delegates from across Australia discuss issues pertinent to ethnic and multicultural community and announce awards at a gala dinner.