Friends of FM – October 2014

Friends of FM – October 2014


support radioCity Park Radio would like to thank the leagues, clubs and supporters of the Statewide Football League, Victory Soccer League and the South East Australian Basketball League for their support throughout our second season of broadcasting winter sport in the Launceston region. This year we broadcasted 25 games of football, soccer and basketball, bringing our listeners the best of local sporting talent. We have appreciated the feedback we have received from our listeners and we are already looking forward to next season. Our thanks also to presenters who have given up their normal programs on occasions to allow us to broadcast sport throughout the winter season.  We are grateful for this collegiality and support. We are on the lookout for sponsors to assist us so if you know of anyone who may be interested please pitch to them our desire to continue to deliver to our listenership the excitement of live outside broadcasts of our community’s sporting endeavours. If in doubt, Ken Brooks reports…………. Local couple, Mr Peter Woodham (I’m sure that is his name), and his wife Coleen, paid us a visit yesterday for the Radiothon, and expressed in no uncertain terms their delight and pleasure to be able to hear the local sports being broadcast, and in such a professional manner. Mr Woodham is an avid sports fan, and he said until now he has not experienced its like. He is so looking forward to todays game from Bellerive ,and then the grand final next week.


MoneyCPR would like to thank all our members, volunteers, presenters, Launceston businesses and our sponsors for supporting our radiothon and for their loyalty, support and the many prizes on offer. Your membership and donations are what listener supported radio is all about—keeping community radio alive. Approximately $8k was raised and a final figure will be known once expenses are finalised. A radiothon debrief will be held Fri 17 Oct 7pm in Studio D  – RSVP by 15 Oct NB Some photos at the end of this newsletter


JeremyWhen you next walk the pathway to the studios, pause a moment to remember our past member Jeremy Ball. Jeremy was a volunteer and presenter at CPR in the early days before going on to be a civic leader & Launceston Deputy Mayor.




CPR has updated its photocopier/printer and now has a Konica Minolta Bizhub 163 printer surplus to our needs. It still copies/prints A4 reasonably well… A3 has smudgy edges. CPR will dispose of the printer and if any member would like to submit and make an offer, it could be yours. Another organisation may want a printer. Offers to the Secretary by 18 Oct.


daylightDaylight Saving Begins in Tasmania (and Vic ACT NSW & SA)  Sunday October 5, 2am.  Advance your clocks by one hour Time is ticking away …. all hands move


As a way of reducing our postage costs, management has decided to trial emailing the monthly newsletter and program guide. If you would like to receive your newsletter electronically, please advise the office ASAP. This is to be a three month trial and management will evaluate January 2015 whether to continue emailing the newsletter. Of course if you are reading it here, you don’t need a hard copy or email. Just let the office know.


EwenOne of the services provided by CPR is ‘Readings from The Examiner’ presented every weekday at 9:30 a.m. One of the stalwarts of this service is Ewen LeFevre. Ewen was born in 1950 in Winnaleah and went to school at Winnaleah Primary, Scottsdale High and Launceston Matric College. Ewen trained as a teacher at Launceston Teachers College/UTAS and in his words “never left school”. He spent some 37 years in the Education Department teaching at schools such as Riana, Lilydale, Huon Valley and a number of schools in the Launceston area finishing up as Principal of St Leonards Primary. Ewen has been married to Julie for over 40 years, has a sister in Toowoomba and two brothers in Tasmania. When Ewen retired at the end of 2005, Paul Mulcahy (another CPR stalwart) initially got him interested and involved in CPR as an Examiner Newsreader, and then midway through 2006 Paul said to Ewen “come down to the studio and listen to me” on Paul’s Thursday Drive program. Ewen soon began to participate as well in Paul’s program as his ‘sidekick’ (Ewen’s words) as well as continuing his newsreader role. Ewen’s motivations for his 8+ years with CPR are developing a sense of community and putting a smile on listeners’ lips. He likes his involvement at CPR because it is a grassroots organisation and works towards creating a better local environment, both of which are philosophically in line with his outlook. Ewen loves listening to music especially ABBA, Roy Orbison, the Beatles and the Seekers.

REELIN’ IN THE YEARS – Classic Album

cosmoCreedence Clearwater Revival –  Cosmo’s Factory, 1970 Termed by drummer Doug “Cosmo” Clifford after the band’s rehearsal warehouse in Berkley, California, “Cosmo’s Factory” contains liberal doses of John Fogerty’s guitar complemented by one of the best rhythm sections ever. Creedence’s fifth studio album contained three double-sided singles that launched a total of six songs onto the charts, ensuring that the LP would become an international hit. “Lookin’ Out My Backdoor”, “Travellin’ Band”, and “Run Through the Jungle” were amongst them. The album opens in style with “Ramble Tamble”, the only John Fogerty song from the album not released as one of those six hit songs, and is a memorable work of guitar-driven rock. Sun Studio classics “Ooby Dooby” and “My Baby Left Me” are jubilant tributes, and the band’s RnB mastery shines on Bo Diddley’s “Before You Accuse Me”. Marvin Gaye’s “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” could be described as a meandering jam session on this album, but it never loses direction, clocking in at a cheeky 11 minutes. “Cosmo’s Factory” was the high point of this superb West Coast band, and remains a rock standard, even 44 years after its release. Reelin’ in the Years … 60’s & 70’s music –  Saturday 5-7pm – on air and online.


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Murray Higgs Garry Pengelly Graham Walford & Sandra Pearn Sandy Woods being interviewed by Linda Murray Higgs & Graham Walford Murray Higgs & Garry Pengelly supporting Our CPR Monkeys, Mike C, Bill H & Alan A Linda, working hard   

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