Friends of FM – November 2013

Friends of FM – November 2013

remembrance-day-poppyREMEMBRANCE DAY – Nov 11, 2013.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.


Lest we forget



David has resigned from the management committee— he is finding it impossible to give CPR the time he would like to give. He is a busy man on the West tamar… you may sometimes see him in his volunteer fire fighting gear… nevertheless we look forward to seeing him back at CPR – especially to present those great Sunday Morning & Long Lunch programs we enjoyed so much.   


If you think you have what CPR needs, please submit your EOI to the Secretary by 15 Nov.


photoCMTO provide some great training on 20/21 October. On the Saturday, the management committee had a good briefing and discussed the role of good governance for the station

Meanwhile this group of people enjoyed learning more interviewing skills and techniques. Many thanks to Vanessa Armstrong from CMTO.




MELBOURNE CUP -Tuesday 5th November 3PM

The race that supposedly stops a nation for everyone except the race caller at Fairfax Radio….

WE LOVE OUR WISTERIA when it’s in bloom

untitledSandy Thow shows visitors the magnificent wisteria during the recent Rotary Club of Launceston’s Doors Open Day






The Mike Dodd Award

As announced at the AGM by Luigi Romanellii, CPR has instituted an award for a younger presenter in honour of the late Mike Dodd. The criteria for the award are:

* candidates must be financial members of CPR

* candidates are under 35 years of age

* candidates have demonstrated their commitment to community radio with CPR

* candidates have demonstrated that they are committed to improving themselves as a presenter and member of CPR

Applications are not to be longer than 2x A4 pages in length and submitted no later than 10th November via or via City Park Radio, PO Box 1501, Launceston 7250.


On 13 February 2013, the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) won a Federal Court case against the Commercial Radio Australia (CRA). The ruling in this case specifies that PPCA can seek licence fees from radio broadcasters for internet simulcasts.  

On 20 August 2013, CRA was not granted leave to appeal this ruling so the earlier decision of the Federal Court now applies. 

What does this mean for CITY PARK RADIO?

Current PPCA sound recording agreements cover traditional broadcasts over the radiofrequency spectrum. An industry agreement between the PPCA and the CBAA means that current PPCA broadcast fees for CBAA member stations are invoiced at a discounted rate and collected on behalf of the PPCA by the CBAA.

PPCA sound recording broadcast agreements with community broadcasters will remain in place until any new agreement is negotiated. There have been reports in the media that some commercial stations have shut down streaming. This is a response by an individual station and has no bearing on the community broadcasting sector. We have confirmed with the PPCA that CBAA members who are currently streaming can continue to do so while the CBAA and PPCA are discussing the terms of a simulcast licence for CBAA members, should one be required.

What is the CBAA doing?

The CBAA is in ongoing discussions with the PPCA about licensing arrangements, with the aim of securing an outcome in the best interests of CBAA members. We are in the early stages of discussions with PPCA on simulcast arrangements and will keep you informed as developments arise


Following enquiries at our AGM, the management committee has decided this will be our significant project for 2014. A working group will be formed in January to begin the planning. It is anticipated a new frequency will provide better transmissions to the West Tamar area and southern suburbs


Our rules of volunteering, need our people to have respect and tolerance for all fellow members and volunteers as well as visitors to the station. The rights and responsibilities expect us not to discriminate on issues such as ethnicity, religion, gender, age etc..

Reelin’ in the Years  CLASSIC ALBUM of the Month

Linda RonstadtLINDA RONSTADT  Heart Like A Wheel

Linda Ronstadt’s biography, “Simple Dreams – A Musical Memoir” has just been released – a fitting time to look back at one of her finest albums, “Heart Like A Wheel” from 1974.

A pioneering blueprint for country rock, “Heart Like A Wheel”  is Linda’s first album to be produced by Peter Asher, from Peter & Gordon fame. Asher had part produced her previous album Don’t Cry Now, but on this LP he took full control and directed Linda into the style that would make her a superstar.

Asher created “Heart Like A Wheel” as a streamlined mix of country and rock tunes, giving the album broad appeal.  The songs included classics from the 50’s and 60’s – You’re No Good (a hit for Better Everett and the Swinging Blue Jeans) … a Buddy Holly gem “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore … and a rocked up version of The Everly Brothers When Will I Be Loved.

Plus contemporary songs from JD Souther, “Faithless Love” … James Taylor’s “You Can Close Your Eyes” … and Anna McGarrigle’s haunting title track.

“Heart Like A Wheel”  was a landmark of 70’s pop rock – it spent 51 weeks on the album chart, Billboard named Linda as female artist of the year and she won the first of her record 11 Grammy Awards.

“Heart Like A Wheel” takes you through every human emotion – beautifully structured, produced and performed. Simply perfect!

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


 The MCU will have an on-air Christmas celebration from 12-3pm — a variety of performances mixed with MCU members showcasing their cultural Christmas traditions and music .. The MCU keeping the music live after the Country Muster Program …don’t miss the party !


  • Barratts Music
  • Carbil Computers
  • CD Centre
  • Jordan Electrical
  • Gary Pengally
  • Kellara Transport
  • Launceston Second Hand Tool Shed
  • RACT
  • Telstra NBN—Quadrant Mall & Kings Meadows

SPONSORSHIP ENQUIRIES – Malcolm MacDonald – Ph 6334 7429



Be Involved 

Saturday 30 November – 11am  Launceston Christmas Parade

Saturday 7th December— 5pm CPR Christmas Function

Sunday 15th December— Carols by Candlelight 

……and there are some things a bearded editor will NOT do for Movember !

Have a great month… Cheers.







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