Anne presented programs during our earliest test transmissions and in 2010 and again in 2012 her program “Koori Grapevine” won a national award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia for Contribution to Indigenous Broadcasting. The program was a finalist in the 2014 awards. The CBAA Awards are extremely competitive and it is wonderful that Phoenix FM managed to win won in their first year of full time operation.
Anne also presented The Fur Children Show for around five years until December 2014. It was a popular show and dealt with animal welfare - another of Anne's passions. Anne also presented Wednesday Morning Talk once a month following the death of Geoff Morris but found that three hours on air with her speech problems was a little bit too challenging.
Currently Anne presents Koori Shout-Out (we had a name change back in May 2015) on the first and third Tuesday's of each month from 6.00pm to 8.00pm. She is also Team Leader for the Indigenous Broadcast Team of five presenters. The Indigenous Broadcasting Team consists of Ed Story, Anne Conway, Skye Anderson, Christene Donaczy and Jessica Donaczy. The age range of the Team is from mid-teens through to early sixties!
On a personal note Anne has had a long and varied career in the Country Music industry having travelled and performed through much of Australia and taking part in an Australian Showcase in New Zealand. A recording artist she recorded on her own label “Birubi”. Anne has now retired and much of her "spare" time is taken up by Phoenix FM in her role of Business Manager. Anne does not mind this somewhat heavy workload one little bit as Phoenix FM has been a passion for her since the time when it was just a crazy idea. Anne has also written most of our funding submissions – the majority of which have been successful and resulted in us having the state of the art equipment that we have.
Unfortunately Anne has had health challenges particularly over the last couple of years and her speech is impaired. However she is battling on regardless and her speech has improved with surgery and there is more to come which should further improve her speech.