Friends of FM – March 2014

Friends of FM – March 2014


tigerThis is a special radio documentary compiled, recorded and presented by CPR member Robert Jones & produced by CPR.

Over several months of planning, Robert hunted down people across NE Tasmania who claim to have seen the mysterious animal, despite the records claiming the last Tiger died in 1936.

The people Robert visited are convinced they have witnessed a shadowy creature they believe can only be the Tiger.

Robert tells the story, a little of the history of the tiger and the continuing doubt the fabled animal still exists somewhere out there.

The program will go to air Monday 10th March 1.05pm, repeated Monday 31st March 8.30pm & Good Friday 18thApril 9.30am.

Robert Jones will join Mike Dunphy on the Long Lunch Program on Fri 7th Mar to talk about his passion in making this half hour radio program

If you think you have sighted the tiger in recent times – Robert would love to hear about your experience.

PEOPLE JUST LOVE CITY PARK RADIO – and DANIEL O’DONNELL – March 4 – Concert Ticket Winners

906252_thumbnail_280_Daniel_ODonnell_Mary_Duff_Daniel_ODonnell_Australian_Tour_2014_v1Bill Carney, Patricia Barker, Betty Thomson, Mathew Murfet, Jeannette Medcraft.

Listen to some of the comments from the winning entries …..

“My radio is tuned to 103.7 permanently. I love the diversity of the programs.   I appreciate the dedication of all the presenters, especially the early morning men in winter, they must love music!”

“I like city park radio because it caters for everyone from the young to the elderly and as well as people from different cultures that make up our community.”

“A great selection of music, pleasant presenters, varied programs and now sport, all add up to City Park being the true heart of F.M. radio in the north.”

MARCH – Two special days

March 8 – International Women’s Day

IWD ribbonInternational Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8th across the world. IWD is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women in the past, present and future.

It is an occasion for looking back on past struggles and accomplishments, and more importantly, for looking ahead to the untapped potential and opportunities that await future generations of women

The Australian National Committee for UN Women’s theme for International Women’s Day 2014 is Ending Poverty for Women and Girls through Economic Empowerment.

70% of the global poor are women. Although women perform 2/3 of the world’s work, they earn less than 10% of the world’s wages. Women are far more likely than men to live in poverty because of discrimination and lack of access to education, employment and financial services.

UN Women is helping women all around the world access education, training and paid employment. Securing women’s rights to land means a stable food source and the power to break out of the poverty cycle. Empowered women and girls who have equal access to education and work means more prosperous economies and a better future for all.

For more information visit

March 21  – Harmony Day

Harmony DayIt is a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home – from the traditional owners of this land to those who have come from many countries around the world. By participating in Harmony Day activities, we can learn and understand how all Australians from diverse backgrounds equally belong to this nation and enrich it.

The message this Harmony Day is ‘Everyone Belongs’.

There are many ways to celebrate Harmony Day – sport, dance, art, film, music, storytelling, cooking and sharing cultural meals. By being part of Harmony Day activities you can learn and understand how all Australians from diverse backgrounds equally belong to this nation and make it a better place.

Harmony Day is an Australian Government programme and coincides with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

For more info –


WalletA very big shout out to Ben for a very big donation towards the purchase of some Outside Broadcast Equipment. Management approved the order and Ben immediately put his hand in his pocket to help the station with the purchase. Only you can ask Ben how many zeros were after 1 in his donation.   WELL DONE & THANK YOU

Our sporting broadcasts for 2014 begin on March 30, with the first match of the season with the SEABL Launceston Tornadoes from the Elphin Sports Centre.


Yola has made a personal decision and resigned from all activity with City Park Radio.

Yola became involved with the Radio Museum showing the public through our radio collection, the memorabilia and our studios several years ago.

Then along the way, started arriving early and became a standby ‘Readings from The Examiner’ presenter.

Recently Yola was coordinating the Museum roster and on many occasions would often be the “fill in” for other volunteers who couldn’t manage to make it in on their allotted day.

The station has written to thank her for her volunteer efforts in the Museum and with the occasional Examiner Reading — Go well !

VOLUNTEERING – CPR Volunteer Code (excerpt)

  • Expected to have a professional attitude towards your voluntary work,
  • be prompt, reliable and productive with regard to commitments and agreements made with City Park Radio,
  • not to bring into disrepute the operations, management, staff or other volunteers of City Park Radio,
  • respect your co-volunteer workers and work to  ensure that City Park Radio is a safe work place for everyone.

2014-2015  Memberships

memberThe decision has been made to set the annual membership at $40 p.a.

Effective 1st May 2014, all new memberships will be at the new rate of $40. (July 1- June 30)

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……although there is no compulsion to pay the old rate.



Reelin’ In the Years  – CLASSIC ALBUM of the MONTH

BigpinkTHE BAND  ‘Music From Big Pink’

There can be fewer more impressive debut albums than 1968’s Music From Big Pink by The Band. Named after a big house painted pink shared by band members in up-state New York, the album is a wonderful synthesis of country, rock, folk, classical and R&B.

Released just after the “Summer of Love” its style and content was a radical departure from the music of the day.  It many ways the LP can be seen as the forerunner to country rock, folk rock and the later roots and Americana styles.

And what a band The Band was!  Three distinctive lead singers in Levon Helm -drums/mandolin  … Rick Danko – bass/fiddle … and Richard Manuel – piano, organ and drums.  Plus their main songwriter Robbie Robertson on guitar (and no slouch at singing either) and the keyboard genius of Garth Hudson.

Each song on the album was superb –including classics like The Weight and Chest Fever and co-writes with Bob Dylan – This Wheel’s On Fire and Tears of Rage.  Rustic, sinister, engaging, delicate – the songs take you through a full range of emotions.

Music From Big Pink can be rightly regarded as a watershed work in the history of rock – it introduced new tones, approaches and a pointer to the future road that rock music would take.

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


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