Phillip Randall is the CEO of Sydney’s Christian community radio station, 103.2. With more than 30 years experience in radio broadcasting, Phillip has worked full time in both commercial and community radio.
He began his media career in commercial radio in Albany Western Australia in 1977. After five years as an announcer and copywriter, he accepted a position as Stations Manager at network station 6BY Bridgetown.
Phillip first got involved in community radio in 1982 when he helped out during a test transmission in Perth at what was to become Sonshine FM. Not long after the station went to air full time in 1988, Phillip left commercial radio to take on the breakfast shift. He was appointed General Manager in 1989.
In late-1999, he moved to Sydney to become CEO of one of Australia’s first community stations, and Australia’s first Christian community station, 2CBA (103.2 FM). Since that time, the station has undergone major changes to programming, staff and facilities.
From 1999 to 2006 Phillip was President of the Association of Christian Broadcasters, the peak body for Christian broadcasting in Australia, representing licensed community radio stations, aspirant groups and program producers.
Since 2007 he has been involved with the push for a digital radio future for community broadcasting and represented the Sydney digital radio company on the Digital Radio Consultative Group of the CBAA. Phillip became a CBAA Board member in 2008, and serve as Vice President before becoming President in 2015.
In that role he has represented the sector in lobbying to Canberra and at the Sector Roundtable. As a seasoned CBAA board member Phillip is across all the current issues affecting the sector during this time of ever changing media options, and in the near future.