Friends of FM – April 2014

Friends of FM – April 2014


City Park Radio is truly a community station. Members make up the starting blocks of our wider listening community. You the eyes and ears of our community ..

And when something happens, your station is the best way to share the information. It really does keep the station in touch with what is happening beyond the studio walls.

Just the other day, a member came across a disruption on the Southern Outlet—a boulder had rolled onto the highway and was blocking one lane, disrupting traffic.. He immediately phoned through the information to the studio for broadcast to warn other motorists of the danger.

That’s how the community works … and what better way is there to inform other CPR motorists of possible disruption than to freely share your information. Remember the studio phone number 6334 3344.


anzacIn the centenary year for the outbreak of  WW1, City Park Radio will broadcast the Anzac Day service from Longford at 11am.  This broadcast will be offered to the Community Radio Network in what we believe will be the first national program to be broadcast live from CPR.

CPR acknowledges the cooperation from the Northern Midlands RSL, Telstra & also our member Brian Watson in making this national broadcast possible.


A special radio documentary compiled, recorded and presented by CPR member Robert Jones & produced by CPR  airs again Monday 31st March 8.30pm & Good Friday 18th April 9.30am.

FIONA BROWN – Monday Drive

After many years in the program, business commitments have forced Fiona to end her regular Monday Drive program.

When news broke on Facebook—here’s what one person posted— “Monday’s drive home from work will never be the same. A huge thank you for your entertaining, musically diverse and beautifully delivered programs.”  Hear Hear !!


As usual City Park Radio is always looking for much needed funds to support the station and this year we’ll be running another Radiothon. Planning is starting early for a bigger and better approach and the station needs your ideas. Luigi Romanelli is calling a meeting shortly but in the meantime he welcomes any & every idea you have. Don’t be shy— get in touch with Luigi ASAP to make this work.


It is with regret the president has accepted the resignation of Aurelia Wilkins. Aurelia has  decided to leave the committee for family reasons, but will continue with her regular programs.

Thank you Aurelia for your time and input into CPR management. A casual vacancy now exists to Aug 2014—if you would like to be considered for a position on management, please submit an expression of interest to the Secretary by 11 Apr 2014.

2014-2015  Memberships

The decision has been made to set the annual membership at $40p.a. Effective 1st May 2014, all new memberships will be $40.

In recognition of your support, all existing financial members who renew and pay their 2014/15 membership before 30th June, need only to pay the existing rate.


daylightEnds at 3am Sunday 6th April

Turn your clocks back 1 hour.


TasFire Service reminds people to check/replace the batteries in your smoke alarms.

Reeling’ In the Years  – Classic Album of the Month

Songs in the Key of Life – Stevie Wonder, 1976

songs in key of lifeStevie Wonder came of age at the start of the 70s with back-to-back albums “Talking Book”, “Innervisions” and “Fulfillingness First Finale”. These were forerunners to Stevie’s 18th album, “Songs in the Key of Life”, an album that was to not only become Stevie’s most successful but was to be so renowned that the U.S. National Recording Registry called it “culturally, historically and aesthetically significant”. It won the Grammy Album of the Year for 1976.

The album title signals the issues raised in each ambitious song, with arrangements to match. Stevie’s creativity was at its peak in this period, and he let it go in one massive burst, as the double album had to include an extra 7-inch record just to fit in all of the songs. It was over two years in the making, with its perfectionist creator inviting over 130 musicians to help him bring his dream to life.

The famous songs “Sir Duke”, “I Wish” and “Isn’t She Lovely” already make this a celebrated classic album, but others like “Love’s in Need of Love Today”, “Black Man”, “Pastime Paradise” and “As” make it memorable.

Reelin’ in the Years … 60s &70s music – Saturday 5-7pm.

COMMUNITY RADIO Codes of Practice — No 5 – Music Policy.



Community broadcasters are renowned for supporting new, local, independent and particularly Australian music. Many musicians have had their first airplay and interviews on our stations.  CPR is in a unique position to play and engage with a broad range of musical styles. Our support of the music industry and diverse music played is one of the key reasons people listen to community radio.

McNair Audience Research Survey shows that two key reasons people listen to community radio stations are:

  • ‘They play Australian music/support local artists’
  • ‘Specialist music or information programs’

CPR encourages presenters to provide a wide range of musical styles while taking into account the station’s aims and objectives and the individual program’s aims and objectives.

All CPR programs will endeavour to ensure that of the total music played throughout a program, at least 30% of this is Australian unless:

  • The programs aim is to focus on music or culture other than Australian
  • The musical style of a program is of a nature that does not have a high instance of Australian recordings. ….

With styles and music of different cultures now being recorded or produced in Australia, our specialist programs can easily raised the Australian content in their programs.

CPR conducts an audit of Australian music content randomly every quarter. This enables the station to track its compliance with this code. All programs are required to provide a report on their music content in that week. During March, we achieved 34% Australian content.

CPR Sports broadcasts

Each weekend, April-September, one local game of basketball or soccer or football.


Register with the office.


  • Carbil Computers
  • Neil Pitts
  • Flowers on Riverside
  • Australian Italian Club
  • Hollybank Treetops Adventures
  • Kellara Transport
  • Launceston Golf Club
  • Neil Pitt
  • Winflo Floorworld
  • Musicians Union

SPONSORSHIP ENQUIRIES – Phone Shirley – 6334 7429 











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