Janet Cameron among Australia Day Honours
Among the hundreds to receive honours this Australia Day was a name familiar to many who’ve worked in regional radio across the country.
Grant Broadcasters Managing Director Janet Cameron was awarded an OAM (Order of Australia Medal) for services to broadcast media.
The medal recognises her more than 45 years in Australian radio with Grant Broadcasters very much a ‘family affair’.
Her father, Walter T Grant, established the family business with the acquisition of 2DU Dubbo in 1942. In 1961, Walter’s wife Christina took over the company.
Cameron took the reins in 1972 and now shares responsibility for the operation of the company with her sons, Grant and Dugald and her daughter Alison.
Veteran journalist Tracey Spicer was named a member of the Order of Australia for “significant service to the broadcast media as a journalist and television presenter, and as an ambassador for social welfare and charitable groups”.
Spicer has been leading the campaign sexual harassment within the Australian media industry.
Village Roadshow boss Graham Burke was also on the Australia Day honours list, where he was named an Officer of the Order of Australia for his “distinguished service to film production, marketing exhibition and distribution, to the broadcast media industry, to the leisure and recreation sector, and to the community”.