Ethnic Community Broadcasting pioneer George Zangalis awarded Life Membership by the ECCV

·

A legendary figure in Ethnic Community Broadcasting in Australia, George Zangalis was recently awarded a Life Membership by the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV).

“I acknowledge and accept with deep appreciation and a sense of profound solidarity the honour of life ECCV membership,” George said, upon receiving the award.

Awarded only to six other individuals over ECCV’s five-decade history, ECCV Chairperson Eddie Micallef said this award is of high honour.

George Zangelis. Photo: ECCV

Born in Greece in 1931, George came to Australia in February 1950. He was one of ECCV’s Founding Fathers and a leading contributor to the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia support for migrants rights.

Read More: Mitsotakis spreads message of support to diaspora Greeks

Read More: Stefanos Tsitsipas: Freedom is the oxygen of my soul

He pioneered Ethnic Community Broadcasting, serving on the ABC State and National Advisory Councils and the SBS Board in the early 1980s.

George also acted as the former President of Melbourne’s ethnic community radio station 3ZZZ, where he is still involved as a current affairs broadcaster. He is also a former President of the National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters’ Council of Australia.

“We look forward to an opportunity to celebrate George Zangalis’ Life Membership and his lifetime achievements after the current public health crisis has passed”, Eddie Micallef, said.

“On behalf of our Board, staff and members we thank George for his leadership and service to the ECCV and multicultural communities in Victoria.”

Advertisement

Share:

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH TGH

By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Latest News

Kytherians in Australia celebrate legacy and philanthropy at annual Debutante Ball

The Kytherian Association of Australia hosted their Annual Debutante Ball on Saturday, May 18, at the Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney.

Sydney’s Pontian community gather to remember lives lost during Greek Genocide

On Sunday, 19 May 2024, Pontoxeniteas NSW held a poignant commemoration of the Greek Genocide. Read more here.

Panarcadian Mother’s Day focuses on health, Hippocrates and heritage

On Sunday, May 19th, the Panarcadian Association of Melbourne and Victoria, "O Kolokotronis," held their successful annual Mother's Day event

St Stephanos church receives Panagia Soumela icon from Pontian Society of Sydney

The Pontian Society of Sydney presented a sacred icon of Panagia Soumela to St Stephanos Greek Orthodox Church.

AHEPA NSW members agree on special resolutions at Annual General Meeting

AHEPA NSW held its General Meeting on Sunday, May 19 where members agreed on multiple resolutions. Read more here.

You May Also Like

Book on the Cretan pioneers of Australia to be launched in Victoria

The latest book authored and researched by Mr. Socrates Tsourdalakis titled «The Cretan Pioneers of Australia» takes us back 200 years.

Meet Tina Kokkalis: The Greek Australian singing both national anthems at Kambosos v Haney

Tina Kokkalis will be singing both the Australian and Greek National Anthems at George Kambosos Jr’s mega-fight in Melbourne today.

Oakleigh’s ambitious new art trail with everything from first Greek migrants to the Temple of Boom

Planning has commenced for the ambitions new 'Oakleigh Art Trail' project in Melbourne seeking to celebrate multiculturalism.