Friends of FM – February 2015

Friends of FM – February 2015



City Park comes alive with food wine and entertainment over the Valentines Day weekend and City Park Radio will bring you a few of the highlights over the weekend.

Festivale, one of Tasmania’s longest running food and wine events, celebrates the best of Tasmania’s produce, cool climate wines, beer, ciders and whiskey from 13 – 15 February, 2015 in Launceston’s picturesque City Park.

Festivale’s outdoor theatre will feature a non-stop local and interstate entertainment line-up from two stages around the park throughout the weekend. Mental as Anything will headline Friday night. The Eurogliders will bring Saturday alive while Grace Knight will sing jazz on Sunday. Former Powder Finger, guitarist, Darren Middleton will also play on Saturday.

Local Tasmanian bands and performers include Pete Cornelius and the Devilles, Luke Parry, The Embers, Heloise, Paper Souls and Reuben Koops.

Listeners to our Breakfast program will have the opportunity to win a double pass in the week leading up to festival ….

If you want more detail of the event –  visit the Festivale website

Access to the Radio Museum via Cameron Street gates until 2pm Friday 13th Feb… no access to the cottage all weekend


By now you would have received an email advising from 1/3/15 the newsletter & program schedule will be sent monthly via a link in an email to save on costs.  Both will be available for you to download from this online newsletter each month. Don’t forget to reply to your email if you don’t want the email option.

Newsletter – February 2015

Program guide – February 2015 Guide

AUSTRALIA DAY 2015: James Radcliffe (Jim) Parish OAM

Jim Parish

CPR congratulates another community radio volunteer in Tasmania … Jim Parish from Hobart FM … awarded an OAM for his services to the community through Community Broadcasting.

Originally from Northern Tasmania and a family with radio in its blood, Jim moved to Hobart to work for the ABC and then volunteer in community radio.

If 33 years at Hobart FM isn’t enough. Jim has also been involved with 7RPH for over twelve years and had a hand in extending the stations signal to the North and Northwest of the State.

As well, it’s not unusual to see Jim assisting other community stations such as 7RGY at Geeveston, TYGA FM at New Norfolk and when visiting family he can be found down at City Park Radio helping out behind the scenes

He has also been caught giving a helping hand at Edge, Ultra 106 and Mid FM at Oatlands.

Jim tells us it was a complete surprise, and is amazed how his closest of friends managed to nominate and keep it quiet for so long .. (Photo – Mercury Newspaper)


The station has a voucher from Ali’s Barber Shop

Its value is $50 – Ring the office with your bid by the 20th February…6334 3344

The successful contribution will be put toward the translator fund

THE TATTOOED TENOR – Matthew Garwood

Graham & Matt

You never know who’ll pop into the CPR studios for a chat . The Tattooed Tenor Matthew Garwood surprised Graeme Harris during the Long Lunch program so much, Graeme had to sit down.


A small presentation will be made over tea and sandwiches to thank Luigi Romanelli for his time on the management committee.

Saturday 28th February 3pm – City Park Cottage

All members welcome to attend — RSVP — 20th February 6334 3344


Peter Stecenko’s watch which was left on the shelf in studio ‘B’…. When he came in to collect it, the watch was gone.

If anyone has seen it, or has it in safe keeping, please contact the office immediately.

VALE—Allen Young

A dedicated volunteer of CPR who will be sorely missed by listeners and his fellow volunteers.

Allen presented many programs in his time at CPR including Australian Artists, Souvenirs and other general programs on the station. In recent times he also found a great niche in Jazz Spectrum — In the past few years, Allen didn’t give up … he had Betty to be his “eyes”  to make sure the CD’s were loaded correctly and the turntables correctly lined up. What a team !

Our heartfelt condolences to Betty, Allen’s family and friends.


Jim Jacob has been selected by your committee to fill a casual vacancy until the next AGM.

Jim loves his music and recently snapped this performance by Cirque Nivashi in City Park.



ASSUMPTION (S ) …COMPLACENCY…..Two words that can affect our very existence .

Assumption is that all matters and manner of protocols have been attended to. The fact is for this occurrence to happen many people will contribute ,unseen and unheard, quietly going about the tasks they have volunteered to undertake.

Complacency is a word we should all dread. It is a state of mind that will by stealth, creep into and invade/ distort our expectations of reality.

We then take things for granted. When this state of mind is disrupted, a feeling of disconnection pervades ,we can’t cope ,to the point of blaming everyone else for the malaise that invades our way of doing things.

At City Park Radio there are many people that are involved with the functions that are required for your Radio Station to exist .There is no stand alone individual, we depend on one another. We must respect this fact.                                                                           Allan Andersen, President.   


Terry Neal

Terry was born in Sydney in 1951 and is the eldest of five children (three brothers and one sister). He attended Marist Brothers in Parramatta and went on to become a primary school teacher. He taught for 15 years in Western Sydney rising to the level of Deputy Principal.

He had a major change in his life in 1986. Terry travelled to the UK and soon became involved in adult education in Scotland. From 1988, Terry taught at the Findhorn Foundation (a privately run tertiary institution) near Inverness. It was during the next 15 years, he became totally enamoured with the Scottish countryside, only returning home from time to time.

He returned permanently to Australia in 2003 to live in Brisbane where he was involved with various educational jobs as well as working for Volunteering Queensland. He moved to Launceston in 2008 (mainly because it reminded him so much of the Scottish countryside), and since 2010 has worked part-time for the Launceston LINC (library).

Terry has been entranced with radio since he was a young child. He has been involved with community radio since 1991 and City Park Radio is the sixth community station he has volunteered for. One of his previous community stations was Logan City Radio where CPR’s Alan Andersen had also previously volunteered. Terry’s first program on CPR was in September 2008.

Terry presents Radio Nowhere on Thursday evenings, ‘Mornings With …’ on alternate Fridays, as well as being part of the Offbeat and Sunday Assortment teams.

Terry’s other interests include playing the guitar, singing in the Singcognito choir (comprising some 50 members singing a wide range of songs from spiritual through to pop), as well as being a Committee Member of the Launceston Historical Society and an active member of the Launceston Tramway Museum Society.

REELIN’ IN THE YEARS – Classic Album of the Month

Ask Any Dancer

Ask Any Dancer – Mike McClellan – 1974

When the single “Song and Dance Man” was released in 1974, Mike McClellan was already an established performer on Australia’s acoustic music scene. The song’s success brought him national recognition. It was voted Song of the Year at the Annual Music Industry Awards and became an Australian classic. Sales of the album from which the song came, “Ask Any Dancer”, went on to earn a Gold Record.

A run of successful  songs followed, including “The One I Love”, and McClellan toured Australia-wide. His live version of “Mr Bojangles” became a crowd favourite. He later toured the UK and America with such performers as Roger Miller, Melanie, Dr. Hook, The Hollies and Leo Kottke, gathering enthusiastic reviews wherever he played. Ricky Nelson recorded “Rock n Roll Lady” and John Farnham covered “Saturday Dance”, both from this album. Many well-known musicians played on the album, such as Kerryn Tolhurst, Alison McCallum, Doug Ashdown, John Sangster and Mark Punch.

With the release of a new album just last year, Mike McClellan remains one of this country’s best singers, songwriters and guitarists. You can’t go past “Ask Any Dancer” as a good example of all three.

Reelin’ in the Years— on air & on line— Saturdays 5-7pm


SPONSORSHIP ENQUIRIES – Phone Shirley  6334 7429



Are you ready for another one  .. Chinese New Year – February 19

Join Wei for his program at 7pm and celebrate !!!













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