DEBBIE BYE Deb started out her working career as a telephonist and after several other jobs including, motel receptionist, administration jobs with Datsun and Toyota and three years as a motorcycle postie, she found her calling in Christian Radio.After nearly a year in Hobart with 7HFC (the only licenced Christian station in Australia at the time), Deb came back home to Mackay to assist with the local aspirant Christian station and set up a church office for the Church of Christ in Mackay. She was also a driving instructor before starting with ABC Radio in Mackay.Deb‘s radio career includes 17 years with ABC Radio, nine of those as Manager, ABC Gippsland, Victoria from 1994 to 2003 and prior to that with ABC in Mackay, Queensland. She was re-engaged by the ABC in 2016 on a casual ad-hoc basis as Content Maker.After founding Gippsland Christian Broadcasters Inc. in 1999, and setting up Gippsland’s first and only Christian Radio Station, Deb was appointed as Life FM Gippsland's first Station Manager/CEO on 23 June 2003. She resigned from Life FM in September 2015.Deb does freelance media training, conference and meeting facilitation and consultancy through her company, Manna Media. She also records family and community histories and has received awards for her work in this area.As a sideline, she also does book keeping using Reckon and Payroll Premier.Deb holds a Diploma in Management with RMIT, a Social Media & Internet Marketing Certificate, has tutored Journalism (technical) at the University of Central Qld and conducted accredited media training for Victoria University.Deb is an inaugural Fellow of the Gippsland Community Leadership Program Alumni and serves on the Board of the Gippsland Centre Against Sexual Assault (GCASA) - for ten years as President and currently as Minute Secretary, and is Secretary and a founding member of the Gippsland Women’s Network.In November 2017, Deb accepted the position of part time Presbytery Secretary for the Uniting Church in Gippsland and has also subsequently (in January 2018) accepted the role of Presbytery Minister, Administration. Although she has moved away from broadcasting (for a time) – Deb is enjoying the challenges of the new role(s) and is looking forward to the new adventures God has in store for her.
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