Radio 2RDJ-FM congratulates Strathfield MP Jodi McKay on her election as the new leader of the New South Wales Labor party. Following the count on Saturday night, it was announced that Ms McKay had secured 60.5% in the ballot of Labor MPs and more than 11,000 grassroots members. This is an historic first for New South Wales in that the leaders of the two major political parties are both women. Jodi McKay was elected to the State seat of Strathfield in 2015 with an 8.2% swing to Labor and re-elected in 2019. In April 2015, she was appointed as the Shadow Minister for Police and Roads, Maritime and Freight and in 2016 she was promoted to Shadow Minister for Transport and Shadow Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight. 2RDJ-FM’s broadcast area falls within the State seats of Strathfield, Drummoyne and Summer Hill and the Federal seats of Reid, Watson and Grayndler.
Congratulations to the finalists in the Inner West Local Business Awards. Local businesses are the heart and soul of our wonderfully diverse community. They give us our own distinctive character. Long may they serve their community and long may they prosper and grow. Wednesday May 29 saw the finalists, their staff and their supporters come together at a gala presentation dinner for the announcement of the winners. Radio 2RDJ is proud to again be a media partner in these prestigious Awards and to support our local businesses.
Congratulations to the 296 finalists in the Inner West Local Business Awards. A panel of independent judges is now visiting and assessing the finalists over a range of detailed customer-focused criteria. The winners in each category, together with the winner of the 2019 Most Outstanding Business in the Inner West award will be announced at a Gala Presentation Evening on 29 May at Club Burwood RSL. We call on all our listeners to join Radio 2RDJ-FM by supporting our local businesses to build a strong community.
It is with sadness that we let you know that George Stephenson, a long-standing and valued member of the Radio 2RDJ family, died this morning (10 April) in Pathways, Sailors Bay after a short illness. He was 90. George came to Radio 2RDJ in the early 90s, producing and, with his late wife Felicity, presenting Kaleidoscope – a weekly interview program which ran for some 22 years. After a short break following Felicity’s death in 2015, George returned to the air-waves with George & Friends – again an interview program but focussed more on people and what made them tick. Every now and again, George would record a music program – featuring music from the great musicals or focussing on an particular artist. George is survived by his great-niece Justine, his partner Judith and a wide circle of good friends and colleagues from the radio and television industries.