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BOOM Radio celebrate the Ninja and 10th birthday

16 November 2022 

Our student-run radio station, BOOM Radio celebrated its 10th anniversary last Thursday at Badlands Bar with live music as well as BOOM BREW, brewed specially by Nowhereman Brewing Company. 

In a special announcement, BOOM Radio staff, students and alumni made the decision to rename one of its studios the “Brad ‘Ninja’ McNally Studio” after the late, great radio presenter. 

Throughout the last decade the studios have seen many industry professionals contribute to the development of students and the station, however none more so than Brad. 

During his time at 96FM, Hot Tomato and throughout retirement, Brad dedicated hours of his time to help BOOM Radio and its students, delivering numerous master classes and mentoring sessions, sharing stories and knowledge from his 45-years of experience in the radio industry. 

Even during his battle with cancer, Brad continued to support students, alumni and lecturers, and was often seen around the BOOM studios where he recorded his McNally Masquerade program for thespirit.com based out of Canada in the studio that will now bear his name. 

The weekend also marked one year since Brad’s passing. 

Broadcast Radio and Podcasting lecturers Phillip Vinciullo and Annwen Burrows said it was great to celebrate 10 years of BOOM Radio and recognise Brad at the same time. 

“He had a presence that lit up a room and inspired students and staff to create great radio,” Phill said.  

“To have been able to work with Brad over the last decade was a dream come true.” 

“He has left a lasting impact on a generation of BOOM Radio students and staff,” Annwen said. “It’s fitting to rename a studio in Brad’s honour for our 10th Anniversary.” 

A special thank you to musicians Trent Jean, Angie Colman and Pretty Uglys Band for performing on the night. 

Applications are now open to study radio broadcasting next year.

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Photos:

  1. Annwen Burrows and Phillip Vinciullo at the renamed Brad ‘Ninja’ McNally Studio.
  2. Brad McNally with our radio students.
  3. BOOM Radio's birthday cake.