One of two men who were charged with intimidating a community radio station worker was convicted in Orange Local Court on Monday.
Although Allan Joseph Briggs, 40, of Algona Crescent, said he was not an avid listener of 107.5FM The Local Station, he yelled abuse at a woman who worked at the station when she was walking to her car after a social function.
Another man who was also alleged to have been involved in the incident will not appear in court until March next year.
According to police, the men were angry at the direction of the radio station after one of the presenters left and calls were made to the station abusing the victim.
On June 1, when the woman was leaving a function at Orange City Bowling Club, Briggs yelled out to her and said "you f***ing ruined that radio station, you c***".
The woman went back inside and contacted a witness who came to her aid.
Briggs, who also walked into the club was then quoted as saying "we're going to the radio station and I'm going to kick in the door," and "we're going to get you, you b****. We're going to get you off that station."
Although Briggs initially denied his involvement he pleaded guilty and was given a 12-month community correction order with supervision and 60 hours of community service for intimidation.
He will also be subject to a five-year Apprehended Violence Order preventing him from approaching or contacting the woman and not going within 20 metres of the radio station.
Solicitor Neil Jones presented the court with medical reports to go towards explaining Briggs' conduct and he said Briggs also helps in the community through volunteer work.
In regard to the intimidation he said Briggs disputed some of the information presented by police but did not want to go to a disputed facts hearing.
"There's no question that he said something to the victim," Mr Jones said.
However, Mr Jones said Briggs disagreed with a statement that he continued to "rant and rave," and he said Briggs didn't listen to that radio station.
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