Friends Of FM – March 2015

Friends Of FM – March 2015


fantasyA different form guide !

Each Monday Warnie, Calvin and Roy bring the fun of the AFL to City Park Radio.

Don’t know much about football… never mind – it’s the most entertaining hour you’ll have on a Monday.

You can join in and dream, and tweet about your ideal team.

Living the dream Mondays 6-7pm


headerBy 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.

Now you can read on (and print from) the CPR website.

If you did reply to the email for a hard copy to be sent —- and you are also reading about it here .. Congratulations … the system is working .

March Program Guide 2015

March 2015


InspiredMembers of Northern Tasmania’s Tatlers Women’s Writers Group will present their work in a new program to be broadcast monthly on City Park Radio.

The show will consist of readings by the authors from their body of work.

Each month promises to be a mix of stories and tales written by local women interspersed with some well chosen music.

Starting  4th March and then every 1st Wednesday  4-5pm


Member Robert Jones has produced another radio documentary for City Park Radio .. Lest We Forget.

Memories and reflections on war service and  life during the war years—most notably in the Fingal Valley.

Schedule for broadcast …

Mon 9th March 1.30pm

Fri 3rd April 9.30am

Fri 24th April 1.30pm


headCity Park Radio is set to adorn the cottage with the faces of volunteers.

You may not be aware how many times visitors and other volunteers want to discover the face behind the voice or the work behind the scenes.

Dian Smith & David Bailey would like to take a photo of you.

Would you refer to submit your own? Just email your photo to the office.


poppyFollowing the major success that Northern Midlands RSL Sub Branch had with providing coverage of the New Zealand dawn service earlier on ANZAC DAY 2014 the committee looked for something really special to help commemorate the Centenary of ANZAC.

A meeting was convened and a decision was taken to form a plan for a concert to be held just prior to ANZAC DAY. SATURDAY 18th APRIL 2015

Contact was established with a number of schools to see if there was interest in becoming involved in the concert and every single school that was approached were very interested to become involved.

We now will have a massed children’s choir as the centrepiece for the concert singing some very well known WW1 songs.

And City Park Radio members are involved.

The producer of the show is Bill Carney and the stage manager for the show is Dian Smith. Directing all the proceedings is Brian Watson (ed. please don’t let give him a bagpipe)

The show will also have well known musical artists from around Launceston supported by the Salvation Army band and the pipes and drums of the Launceston RSL pipe band.

On ANZAC DAY afternoon at 2pm CITY PARK RADIO FM 103.7 and via  the Community Radio Network, the concert will be heard throughout Australia and islands in the Pacific and Indian oceans.

The concert venue is the Door of Hope Launceston and there is a maximum seating capacity of 800. See the show live—Tickets are just $10:00 for a 3 hour concert  – Saturday 18th April at 7pm.

Tickets are on sale now from station sponsor—Barratt’s Music 104 George Street Launceston phone 63 319355.

The Northern Midlands RSL is a station sponsor leading up to ANZAC day 2015. … Please support them as they support their community and our community radio station.

REELIN’ IN THE YEARS  –  Classic Album of the Month


The 1970’s was the golden era of the TV promoted Compilation Album.

These were LPs, usually containing 20 tracks, featuring current Top 40 hits, heavily promoted on TV and sold at a discount price.  They would grab your attention immediately with the exclamation: “20 Original Hits, 20 Original Stars …” One of the iconic TV Compilation Albums was the Ripper Series – starting in 1975 with Ripper, followed in subsequent years by Ripper 76 and Ripper 77.  The original Ripper LP contained songs like Skyhooks “Horror Movie”,  Status Quo “Down Down” and Richard Clapton “Girls on the Avenue” … but a little quirk of these LPs was that they would invariably include a regional hit, in this case Johnny O’Keefe “On the Road” which only reached #61 nationally.

Ripper was released on the budget K Tel label – famous for other 70’s Compilation Albums like, Scorcher, Choc-A-Block, Super Bad, Full Boar, Bumper and Hitwave.  Other labels made their mark too – Polystar, Majestic and Select.  But major labels like EMI, Polydor and Festival also released their own.

KTELLike Ripper, albums were often released in a series – like Explosive Hits, Dynamic Hits, Solid Hits … and many more (this was the often used tag line in the TV commercials). Budget priced, budget quality, but great pieces of 70’s pop history!

And to store them – you had to have the K Tel Record Selector – “it works just like a computer!”

Reelin’ in the Years‘Find your favourite music in seconds’ ‘select your 60’s & 70’s music’ ……..   on air & on line Saturdays 5-7pm


CPR welcomes Trevor Simm as a volunteer sponsorship officer.

Trevor’s role will be to assist Shirley in obtaining sponsorship for the station…. and extra set of feet on the ground is sure to pay dividends.

If you have any leads, local businesses needing to get a message out … and to support their community.. please pass the details onto Shirley or Trevor.


SPONSORSHIP ENQUIRIES – Phone Shirley or Trevor  6334 7429

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