2020 is a year that will long be remembered and now, certainly, never to be forgotten by Highland FM 107.1. For our little station to win the Tony Staley Award, “Most Outstanding Community Radio Station in Australia” is beyond anything that we could have hoped, or dared to dream.

In accepting the award, it is with great humility and appreciation we thank the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia for recognising our work and the Community Broadcasting Foundation for sponsoring the award.

Thanks too must go to our sponsors who have stayed with us (and throughout the darkness of Covid-19) and to our community partners who supported us with our back-to-back campaigns to bring awareness to mental health and community issues, struggling retailing and the local music industry. We pay homage to our listeners who “tuned in” in greater numbers and supported our community drives.

Last but not least, credit must go to our volunteers. This has been a year of great change for Highland FM and they have embraced that change and excelled with a team spirit that is unmatched. Highland FM is a nice place to be; we are a happy and passionate group who are united in our commitment to continue with our work.

How great this award is for our volunteer presenters, our management team, our board and for the Southern Highlands community. Thank you.

Adam Stokeld
Highland FM 107.1

Highland FM 107.1 has been announced as THE WINNER of the 2020 CBAA Community Radio Awards top accolade, the Tony Staley Award. Tony Staley was instrumental in the development of the community broadcasting sector. The winner of the Tony Staley Award is a community broadcasting organisation or initiative that actively promotes the values of community broadcasting in the areas of democracy, diversity, access and independence.

Highland FM 107.1 is an all-volunteer, Southern Highlands based community radio station which provides a non-commercial platform for unique, locally produced programming that is reflective of the diverse talents and interests of our broadcasters and listeners.

Highland FM aims to entertain, inspire and enrich listeners through an eclectic mix of musical, cultural, educational and informative programming.

Through radio excellence, we have created a unique community resource, one that promotes connections and fosters a sense of belonging.

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Wombat Care Bundanoon: Caring For Our Local Wildlife

We share our Southern Highlands with the most amazing wildlife. Wombats are quiet, loveable, intelligent and nocturnal. Many are left sick or injured to die painfully on our roads, their pouches unchecked for baby joeys. Dawn and dusk is the worst time, so please be mindful, drive carefully and slow down. If you see an injured or sick wombat or to make a donation, please call John at Wombat Care on 0490 659 245 or the Wildlife Rescue Hot Line 0418 427 214.Save these numbers and be ready to help save an animal’s life. www.wombatcarebundanoon.com.au.

Community Service Announcement: Wombat Care Bundanoon


Mahalia Barnes and her band, The Soul Mates have performed live at the Bowral Bowling Club, brought to you by Eclectic Sounds.

Listen Now: Mahalia Barnes on Lyrics@Lunch

Mahalia Barnes talks to Adam on Highland FM 107.1 regarding the challenges that face the Australian music and entertainment industry during Covid-19 and her endeavours to help bring live music back to the Southern Highlands.

For more details check out the Community Events page on the Highland FM Website for all forthcoming events and entertainment.