Friends of FM – January 2015

Friends of FM – January 2015

Happy new YearWELCOME to 2015

The year of the translator—The Launceston City Council has agreed to, and approved, a lease for a small portion of ground at Rocherlea for our proposed translator … the heavy work to develop the site begins.

Stay tuned for more information as it comes to hand.


We have moved recently from Hobart to Derby in North East Tassie, we love being able to tune in as we get close to Launceston on our travels. Such a pleasant change from commercial radio. Keep up the good work. …   Chris Liley

Excellent Tuesday Night Hip Hop show. Nice to listen to quality old school with a Quality DJ. Well done Ben. Could I please get the Facebook page name? Cheers  Simon.  ………………………..  (Ben Vigers with ADDICTED 3rd, 4th & 5th Tuesdays at 10pm)


After much reflection, I have resigned as President.
There is unfortunately more surgery planned in the new year. This surgery will be in Melbourne and will be more invasive than September’s, with a longer rehabilitation programme to follow.
Due to this, I do not think that should continue as President but will stay on as a member and a presenter.
I am thankful of the support and encouragement I have received from you, the management committee and members during my presidency and especially of late. CPR is an important part of my life and I feel honoured that I have been given the opportunity to serve as its President until now.  With kind regards, Luigi Romanelli.

At the December management committee meeting, Luigi was thanked for his service.

Craig & Stephanie are calling for members to express what his incumbency has meant to CPR before making a special presentation later.

Your management committee has agreed to Allan Andersen’s offer to act as President until the next AGM.


There is a general member position vacant on the management committee. Any members who would like to be further involved in CPR until the next AGM – contact the Secretary by 16th January.


Dian Smith & David Bailey will be taking photographs of presenters and volunteers for a public display at the cottage. All keen volunteers please be present Tuesday 13th January with hair neatly done.


Our next induction training session for all members considering volunteering at City Park Radio will be held Saturday 10th January at 10am.

This is a pre-requisite particularly for any member keen to also be a presenter. Register your attendance with the office – 6334 3344


MCUSome of the members of our multicultural broadcast unit gathered their families and friends to a Christmas celebration.

Their thanks go to Aurelia for making her place available again .. the panoramic views and the sunshine making for an enjoyable afternoon.



Members and volunteers are reminded that footwear must be worn at all times while on CPR premises.

VALE  –  Bob Spence

Bob SpenceIt is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of veteran Good Morning Country presenter Bob Spence, age 86, who passed away early on Thursday 11 December, 2014. A true gentleman and former broadcaster with Sydney stations 2SER, 2SSR and 2RDJ, Bob was an original founder of Good Morning Country in 2000 and the show’s first Program Manager. Having previously presented the five-hour CRN overnight program ‘Australia Country Wide’, Bob was a dedicated Country music fan who was inducted into the Australian Country Music Broadcasters Hall Of Fame in 2004. Bob will be greatly missed by all who knew him and enjoyed his excellent radio programs. A special thank-you from City Park Radio for the two programs that he broadcast regularly on relay to our station..


Each Thursday after the 4pm news … sit back and enjoy a radio play from the Community Radio Network.

8th  –

Contact A working mother is forced to reconcile different parts of heimager life when an ordinary day turns into something far more shocking. Written and directed by Katie Pollock, produced by Gill Falson. Home Cooking An intimate insight into modern relationships that develops a surreal fishy ending. Written by Noelle Janaczewska, directed and produced by Gill Falson

15 & 22nd

Flooded – Stories from a Small Town Conceived over kitchen tables and on verandahs logoin the small town of Bellingen. The play is a faction, a mixture of fact and fiction, a pastiche of eavesdroppings and pilferings, real characters, memories an anecdotes, woven together to create a drama that is both a radio play and a theatrical event. The four main characters are waiting out the flood on the verandah in a valley, that could be the Thora Valley, on a multiple occupancy called Shangri-La, that does not exist. They are completely fictional and any resemblence to anyone living or dead is entirely coincidental. No, it’s not you. It could be you,but it’s not. There are references to our local heroes Carl and Darcy and the last oarsman, George Edwards. The monologue by Mary McNally is based on accounts of the early settlers. There are those who lived through the 1950s flood – Nancy, and her friend Lorris – and others in their 80s and 90s who have seen how the river has changed and how the town has changed with it. You’ll find people like them all over rural and remote Australia. Written by Elizabeth Routledge….. in two parts, over two weeks


“Doctor? There was another… incident last night. Slogoomeone left a gutted dugong at the foot of my bed, and wrote ‘leave this island’ on the wall in blood. And my clothes were all torn up and covered in urine. That wasn’t you, was it?” Chubby vet school drop-out Barbara accepts a position on a haunted island. Slowly but surely, her excitement turns to suspicion, then to stronger suspicion, then to a primal, white-hot terror. Written and directed by Nicholas Coyle from FBi’s Versus


DianDian was born in Colebrook in Southern Tasmania. Her parents moved to northern Queensland where Dian completed her schooling. For a period after she left school, Dian ran her parents’ store and post office. Dian has had a wide variety of working roles in Queensland including working for the Postmaster General Department (where she was a trailblazer being the first woman to work in the Cairns Postmaster’s office), veterinary nurse, retail and waitressing. Dian moved to Tasmania in 1992 and worked part time as the co-ordinator of the Bracknell Online Access Centre (a Tasmanian Government initiative). Dian has a daughter and a son and two granddaughters who all live in Cairns, Qld. Since she was very young, Dian has had a very keen interest in live theatre both on-stage and behind the scenes. She has been a very active stage manager of up to four musicals and plays a year in Launceston, and has also stage managed a ballet company which toured Denmark & England for three weeks. Although she retired from stage management two years ago, Dian has continued to keep her hand in by ushering at the Princess and Earls Arts Theatres and will be coming out of retirement to stage manage the Northern Midlands RSL Sub Branch Centenary of Anzac Commemoration Concert on 18th April 2015 at the Door of Good Hope. Other interests include some volunteer literacy tutoring and family history (Dian has written a book on her family tree). Dian first became interested in radio at Butterworth in Malaysia in the 1970s when she was Head Librarian for RAAF Radio Butterworth. About two and half years ago, Dian joined CPR after hearing an ad on CPR looking for volunteers to do the archiving, a role which she carried out for 12 months. She then did her first broadcast on 9th September 2012, and on 4th October 2012 started her ‘Through the Decades’ program on Thursday evenings 10pm thru Midnight. She also is the Panel Operator for the Examiner Readings on Monday mornings. Dian was co-opted onto the Management Committee in November 2013 and was elected for a further two year term on the Management Committee in August 2014. The main attractions of CPR for Dian are the diversity of people, the friendships and the variety of music. Over the years, she has met some great listeners (albeit over the telephone) with whom she has become friends. Her musical likes cross most genres but her favourite is easy listening.

REELIN’ IN THE YEARS – Classic Album of the Month


Under her own name, Janis Joplin only recorded two solo studio albums – Pearl was the second and released posthumously in January 1971, with the Full Tilt Boogie Band also credited.  The album has a more polished feel than her previous releases – producer Paul A. Rothschild (The Doors) and her new backing musicians enabled Janis to craft an album that showcased her amazing vocals.  Pearl contains a suite of songs that demonstrate her power, passion and incredible vocal range – it contained the hit single Me & Bobby McGee, written by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster and some great Janis originals like Move Over and Mercedes Benz. Janis sang all the songs except Buried Alive In the Blues which was included as an instrumental as she died before adding her vocals.  Pearl also has one of the great album covers – a delightful picture of Janis reclining in a Victorian era loveseat, smiling with a drink in her hand.  Simple, and a perfect encapsulation of her personality.  Taken too soon, but on Pearl Janis Joplin demonstrates why she is regarded of one of rocks great artists.

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


JANUARY PROGRAM ROSTER  January Program Roster


 SPONSORSHIP ENQUIRIES – Phone Shirley 6334 7429

COUNTRY MUSIC – Live Music and Lunch – 20 Dec 2014.

The country music unit invited local artists to perform especially for Christmas…. live on air. We even had messages from NEW ZEALAND on how good it sounded —

Rose and Peter Shirl Brown Murray Shirl Gary and the Country Gorgettes Murray Higgs Lunch Helen and the boys Graham Walford



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