Kath Letch has been involved with community broadcasting since the late 70’s, commencing as a broadcaster on 6UVS (now RTR FM) in Perth in 1980.
She was a founding member of Artemis, a women artists collective, and Drastic on Plastic, a women’s music program, in WA. Her background in education and training includes working in Aboriginal education with Edith Cowan University and a range of Indigenous organisations including the Aboriginal Legal Service and the WA Aboriginal Media Association. Kath lectured in an innovative Community Management Degree program at Curtin University before moving to work in the community media sector as Station Manager of RTR FM in 1991.
In 1995 she returned to Melbourne to take up the position of General Manager at Triple R Broadcasters (3RRR) through to 2009 when she worked on the introduction of community digital radio services nationally. She was General Manager of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) 2010-13.
Kath has a long-term commitment to the role of independent media in Australia, and has published a range of articles on the value of independent, community-based media and arts.
Kath was invited to write a respose to the Tele Visions broadcast on Friday – results are in.