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Bevan Rankins

Deadly Vibe Issue 93 November 2004

Across the Airwaves

The beauty of the Deadlys is that for many, it is a night that crystallises the reality and wonder of an amazing journey, and creates a moment in a Deadly winner’s life where they can look back and think to themselves, “Wow, I sure have come a long way'”.

One such person who has been on an amazing journey to the top of broadcasting is Bevan Rankins, winner of the 2004 Broadcaster of the Year Award.

Bevan started his career on a traineeship with the Western Australian Aboriginal Media Association (WAAMA) back in 1991 and went onto become the representative for the broadcast of the 2000 Sydney games for the Australian Aboriginal Media Association on the National Indigenous Radio Service.

During the last decade Bevan has worked with various radio stations, presenting programmes on behalf of WAAMA, ABC in Perth, presenting a programme called Tribal Voices on its Regional Radio network, as well as working as an associate producer at its local Perth Station (6WF).

“I didn’t think I’d be here tonight in the company of all these people. The calibre of all the people here is amazing,” said Bevan when he accepted his award.

“And I was just thinking how far we’ve come since 1967, since we were finally counted as citizens; look at how much Australia has changed.”

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