An increased commitment to local broadcasting and news gathering has seen the appointment of former Milton-Ulladulla Times editor Katrina Condie (pictured) to an additional journalist position in the Shoalhaven at Grant Broadcasting NSW stations Radio 2ST/Power FM.
Condie joins veteran senior journalist Rob Gooda and Highlands journalist Mitchell Kleem as part of the 2ST/Power FM team and will cover news across the entire Shoalhaven listening area from Kiama to Ulladulla in the new role.
The Condie family are born and bred, active members of the Shoalhaven community and Katrina has extensive experience as a journalist with many years as senior journalist and managing editor of the Times, while in recent years Katrina has worked as a freelance journalist, and in the corporate sector.
2ST/Power FM general manager Gavin Flanagan said Condie’s appointment shows the station’s commitment to localism is as strong as ever despite recent redundancies across the entire media sector.
“2ST and Power FM are the media leaders in providing live and local coverage across the Shoalhaven, and this appointment is extremely exciting for us given Katrina’s deep connections within the community. We know she will greatly assist the station to broaden our news coverage across broadcast, online and social media in a way no other media in the Shoalhaven can.”
Condie said: “I’m really thrilled to be getting back in touch with my community and representing our region as a reliable news source at a grass roots level. After losing our family home at Conjola Park in the bushfires, I’m looking forward to an exciting 2021 – new home, new job, new challenges.”
Katrina Condie joins the 2ST/Power FM team from October 6 and will contribute broadcast content, as well as interviews on air, and longer form articles and videos online at www.2st.com.au and www.949powerfm.com.au.