Our 2017 Programming Committee
Charmaine Ingram is the ABC Open Producer in Central Australia. She collaborates and mentors community members with an interest in media and helps create and produce video, radio and online content for the ABC. She's travelled extensively through many remote communities such as Normanton, The Kimberley's, East Arnhem Land, Cape York and throughout Central Australia. Charmaine is a Yidinji woman and her family come from the Cairns region in North Queensland. She has a deep passion for Indigenous issues and to also encourage other young Aboriginal people to work in media and currently sits on the ABC's Diversity Committee and the ABC's Bonner Committee.
Bec Fary makes radio in her sleep. Well, she talks about sleep on the radio and in her podcast SleepTalker. When she’s awake, Bec is a freelance podcast producer and has contributed to Better Off Dead, Behind the Wire and the Dumbo Feather Podcast. Bec teaches radio and podcasting skills at SYN Media, where she is also a Supervising Producer for the national community radio program All the Best. Bec has spoken about independent podcast production at Audiocraft, the Emerging Writers’ Festival and the National Young Writers’ Festival, and was a 2016 Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow.
Sherre Delys has been creating essays, stories, and sound art for radio and podcasts for over two decades. In 2016 a Prix Italia radio prize jury described her style as ‘symphonic soundscape that shows without telling’. Her experimentation in radio form has earned several of the world’s top awards for radio storytelling and sound design. She’s also exhibited sound sculpture, installation and documentary soundscape at galleries and festivals internationally, created sound designs for Sydney Theatre Company, and worked as an improvising performer and vocalist.
Joel Werner is a journalist and a radio producer who cut his teeth at the ABC before moving to Brooklyn, New York for a few years. In the U.S. he produced radio for the likes of Radiolab, On The Media, Freakonomics, Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight, and 99% Invisible - with whom he won a Third Coast International Audio Festival award. Joel’s now back at the ABC and produces for RN’S Health Report. Joel loves reverb, delay, his wife and his dog. In no particular order.
Jon Tjhia is a radio maker, musician and writer whose career-long focus has been on dissolving distinctions between pop and experimental forms. He is the co-founder of the podcast Paper Radio, and works as the Wheeler Centre’s digital manager. He was part of the team that produced Better Off Dead in collaboration with Andrew Denton, and Jon’s pitch for a new podcast, Reflected Message, placed as a top ten semi-finalist in Radiotopia’s inaugural ‘Podquest’.