Friends of FM – September 2014

Friends of FM – September 2014


A big thank you to City Park Radio for their internet radio. On holidays in the USA and was able to log in early this morning and listen to the great match between Bombers and Storm. Roozas parents listened in from Russia. Are you planning to broadcast next Friday nights match? Rhonda O’Sign in Oklahoma ED: CPR will broadcast northern teams in the finals

Hello my name is donna roozendaal and at the present time peter and I are in Russia …. and we are listening to your wonderful coverage thank you

Love your coverage of the TSL. Thanks heaps. Hope u do next weeks game played in Lonny. Lisa Hardy Launceston

Congratulations on your coverage of the Victory League game between Kingborough Lions and Northern Rangers. The commentary was excellent. Well done to all involved. Craig Duncan.


In statements earlier in August Finance Minister Mathias Cormann revealed the impact of the indexation freeze applied to community broadcasters first announced in the May Federal Budget.

The freezing of the indexation to the Community Broadcasting Program means that Federal Government contributions to the sector will be $3.093 million less over four years than it would have been if indexation was applied. Community radio and television broadcasters will now be working to quantify the impact of this on their services.




Be part of the fun, join in the fun

Register with the office

Give a couple of hours,  meet and greet, answer the phones, meet the volunteers

persuade your friends to donate BIG – Phone now 6334 3344


City Park Radio held a function to mark the Launch of the 2014 Radiothon – check the pics at the end of this newsletter

AGM 2014

The following is your management committee elected for the coming year.

President: Luigi Romanelli    V-P: Craig Ellis

Secretary: Martin Schoene Treasurer: Chris Ball

2yr committee: Mike Conlon, Dian Smith, Stephanie Thorne

1yr committee: Allan Andersen, Barb Engel, Ben Wetselaar

Copies of the Annual Report are available at the office.


It’s that time of year —- to select a new committee to organise and oversee programming on City Park Radio .

As usual, this will be done during the programming committee meeting on Saturday 6th September.

Come along and throw your hat into the ring— and members, unit coordinators and presenters at the meeting will select the 2014/2015 committee.


Barbara EngelBarbara Engel is the CPR Office Co-ordinator and a great example of the many volunteers that make City Park Radio operate as smoothly and successfully as it does.

Barbara was born in Melbourne but grew up in country Victoria.  She went to primary school in Violet Town and secondary school in Shepparton. After finishing school, she worked as a telephonist at the Shepparton telephone exchange, and has also worked as a Customer Service Officer with companies such as Bidvest and Whirlpool.

The mother of two daughters and a son (who all live in Melbourne), Barbara has been married to Ray for 30 years. Prior to moving to Launceston in 2008, Barbara spent most of her life in Melbourne as well as a couple of years in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Having been retired since 2005, Barbara was looking for an activity to be involved in where she could do something worthwhile as well as meet interesting people. This is what prompted her to join CPR in January 2009 as a volunteer in the CPR office. She works Wednesdays and Fridays in the office, but, such is her commitment, says she constantly thinks about it on all the other days of the working week.  She is also a current member of the Management Committee since 2013.

Barbara says the best thing about being involved with CPR is meeting a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds, and working with so many different people. She particularly enjoys working with the Multi-Cultural Unit. She says there is a terrific group of volunteers in the office who work well as a team and cover for each other whenever required. Her advice to anyone interested in volunteering at CPR is to ‘come down and see us as it is a great place to work’.


Ross RyanRoss Ryan…my name means horse

It’s been 40 years since the release of Ross Ryan’s iconic album “My Name Means Horse”.  The album title is a nod to the albums successful single, I Am Pegasus.  Ross Ryan’s second major label album, “My Name Means Horse” contained a beautifully balanced selection of songs, demonstrating his ability to write insightful lyrics and catchy melodies.

The album gained due recognition at the end of 1974, winning Most Popular Album at the TV Week Awards.  It gained 3 gold discs, the first of which was presented to him by then PM, Gough Whitlam.

“My Name Means Horse” features songs about his torturous gig as support act to Shari Lewis & Lamp Chop at Wrest Point – Blood on the Microphone … the antiwar classic “Battle Song” … failed relationships – “606” … groupies – “Orchestra Ladies” … and, of course, the fact that his name, “Ross”, is a Germanic word meaning “horse” – I Am Pegasus”.

Ross has a wonderful sense of humour which was always evident in his live shows, and this humour pops up on the album in the throw-away “Sing A Long Horse Song”, which features a chorus of “Ross is a horse!”.

“My Name Means Horse” was remastered and re-released in 2007 and remains as fresh and vital as it did upon its release four decades ago.

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


  • Barratts Music
  • Carbil Computers
  • Cleo Bagland
  • Eaglecrest Technologies
  • Finneys Funerals
  • Flowers on Riverside
  • Glebe Garden sCafe
  • LAM The Best Grill
  • Living Here Real Estate
  • Neil Pitt
  • Outside Flowers
  • Railway Cafe
  • RJP Electronics
  • Spots & Space
  • Tasmanian Master Barber

For all SPONSORSHIP ENQUIRIES – phone Shirley 6334 7429

RADIOTHON Launch – people, canapés, and a few drinkies

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