Random Radio News
Could this be Gippsland’s Luckiest Family?
On June 16, TR FM and Gold 1242 culminated 60 days of promotional activity with the final draw for their 50K Countdown Promotion. The winner was a Richard from Bairnsdale. And would you believe just over 12 months ago, his wife was the major winner of the TR FM and Gold 1242 Promotion for The Car or The Cash! Full details.
Famous Voices of the Tweed
Radio 97, which first aired in Murwillumbah in 1936 before moving to Tweed Heads in 1984, has been a source of local news, talkback and music for nearly 80 years. Broadcasting over several channels from Mullumbimby to the Gold Coast, two of the station's most recognisable voices are that of presenters Scott Mayman and Leon Delaney. Full story.
Ceduna Community Radio
looks for more presenters
Ceduna Community Radio 5CCR FM 94.5 is hoping for more people to come on board to help it grow further.Station secretary and sponsorship officer Yvonne Kloeden (pictured) said the station had about 11 presenters at the moment but hoped to get up to about 20 to put the station in a good position. More details.
Community radio is growing the music industry
What makes Melbourne’s music scene so productive and alive is the combination of musicians, live music venues, and community radio writes Maddy MacFarlane
. Full story.
HIT105 Re-boots Black Thunder ‘Dream Team’
Twenty years ago, HIT105
(then B105) unleashed four humming, powerfully branded and super cool 4x4’s onto the Brisbane streets. From Friday May 11, HIT105 listeners can register to become the coolest people in town – Black Thunder Pilots! Applicants must audition with Stav, Abby and Matt
before being handed their Official Black Thunder Pilot’s Licence and hitting the streets. More details.
It’s time to call time on stupid radio pranks
Claire Sutherland writes: "Is there anything lazier or lamer than a radio "gotcha" prank? You know the ones, where a person is led to believe something - and has no reason not to believe it - before being exposed as a gullible fool by a gloating presenter." Full story.
Geelong Takes It To A Whole New Level
83 Moorabool Street in Geelong has been home to K rock and bay 93.9 for nearly 30 years and will remain that way for many years to come after an incredible studio and office build was complete on April 13. Full story
Exhibition: 80 Years of ABC Radio Hobart
Celebrate 80 years of Hobart’s most listened to radio station, ABC Radio Hobart, with an interactive exhibition at the Royal Tasmania Botanical Gardens. The Director of Regional and Local, Michael Mason said, “the story of ABC Radio Hobart is the story of Hobart itself over the past 80 years. The station has been there for every milestone in the city’s history since we began broadcasting just prior to the start of the second World War." More details.