Tony Ryan is Project Manager at PBA FM, a community radio station in the Adelaide suburb of Salisbury South Australia. Following initial teaching and with qualifications from both The University of Sydney and The University of Adelaide, for many years Tony Ryan enjoyed a long career in educational broadcasting, with ABC Radio (including six years as Executive Producer Adult Education Radio), with Radio Adelaide at The University of Adelaide, and currently with PBA FM in Adelaide.
In 2005, Tony commenced Learning Works, over 300 weekly radio programs over six years. Although SA Government funding ceased at the end of 2010, his work was recognised by a South Australian Government award in September 2011. PBA FM was also funded by the Law Foundation of South Australia for some continuing legal education initiatives, as part of Learning Works. Tony continues at PBA FM to work on short-run projects – Park Friends was broadcast from early April 2012, and, with funding from the Community Broadcasting Foundation, Living Outback, was broadcast from April 2013.
Since 1994, and in conjunction with the Oral History Unit of the National Library of Australia, he has been responsible for Conversations, the oral history project of the Australian College of Educators. A Fellow of the College since 1994, Tony also took on the responsibility for the College Archives project in 2002 – an “encore” career as the Americans say.
He has regularly presented classical music programs on radio, enjoyed a long involvement in community choirs, frequently been MC for major events of the Australian College of Educators in South Australia, and at the annual dinner to launch Adult Learners Week in South Australia, and contributed for many years to the work of Adult Learning Australia.
As a media consultant, he contributed throughout 2012 to the professional development program of the Association of Independent Schools in SA, and continues his involvement in the work of the Australian Institute of Male Health and Studies, with a series of interviews and podcasts with scholars from around the world on aspects of men’s health and wellbeing – see New Male Studies.
Email Tony Ryan – firstname.lastname@example.org