Friends of FM – September 2013

Friends of FM – September 2013


During the past year the management committee, the programming subcommittee and presenters have embraced the major recommendations of the consultant’s review and made significant changes to the programming schedule. 

I appreciate that not all members or listeners were keen on the changes at first. Change is always confrontational for some.  However it is fair to say that the introduction of spoken word programmes and general music programmes in the mornings and afternoons has enhanced our promise of delivering diverse programming to the greater Launceston area.

An organisation like CPR functions because there are so many people who go out of their way to contribute their time, skills and passion for a common cause.  Much work often occurs discreetly, and off site, that has direct positive implications to the organisation.

On behalf of the organisation, I would like to thank all the volunteers who have helped in the office, museum, gardens, fundraising and studios

during the year in all your varied roles.  You contribution is appreciated and valued deeply.

I would like to thank everyone who has assisted me in my role as president during the year.  A president’s lot is not easily understood by many.

**Read more in the AGM report—available at the office.    

Luigi Romanelli.

2013/2014 Committee –Luigi Romanelli p, Kevin Spark vp, Stephanie Thorne s, Chris Ball t,  Allan Andersen, Barbara Engel, Ben Wetselaar, Marie Barnes, David Parker, Aurelia Wilkins.

FAHCSIA – Volunteer Grants 2013

Once again CPR has been unsuccessful at obtaining a modest amount to replace ageing equipment that volunteers use every day. We’ll try again next year.

DoorsROTARY CLUB of LAUNCESTON –     Doors Open   Sunday 29th September 10am – 4pm

Once again CPR is pleased to partner with the Rotary Club on their fundraiser for their community projects. As usual, our Museum Door will be open. As part of the day, volunteers will take tours of the cottage, grounds and studios. If you can help for the day, or an hour or two, please contact the office and help make it a fun day for all.

SATURDAY September 7 – Federal Election Day

Don’t get boxed in

Or become another square

Whichever way you swing,

Whatever way you sway,

Don’t let it get in the way.

Cast your candidate vote,

For whoever best floats

the community radio boat.

JessicaDEADLY AWARDS hits high notes 

What a show! Deadlys organisers are tipping this year’s Deadlys Awards night to be one of the best yet with a tribute to the late Mr Yunupingu by a stella ensemble cast and performances by Jessica Mauboy, Christine Anu and the legendary Archie Roach who will perform Song to Sing with the all-star backing of a gospel-like choir. No doubt Jessica Mauboy (pictured) will have the audience dancing in their seats with her club-vibe hit To the End of the Earth.The tribute to Mr Yunupingu of Yothu Yindi’s hit Mainstream will feature his grandson Rrawun Maymuru from the up and coming Northern Territory band East Journey, Australia’s legendary singer/songwriter Paul Kelly, soul singer Kutcha Edwards and Jodie Cockatoo-Creed, who performed originally with Yothu Yindi.

In what is a first for the Deadlys, Christine Anu will do a double take, leaving Opera Australia’s production of South Pacific in the Joan Sutherland Theatre to the Concert Hall performance of the Deadlys to perform Bali Hai. Christine is playing Bloody Mary in South Pacific and will reprise this iconic song on the Deadlys mainstage.

Listen to THE DEADLY AWARDS – Tues 10th Sep- 8pm


….for new volunteers & aspiring presenters  – a mandatory pre-requisite before being allowed to present programs on City Park Radio –

Sat 28th September 11am

Classic Album of the Month – GARY SHEARSTON – DINGO

dingoGary Shearston was one of Australia’s true music originals.  In 1965 a throw-away ditty called “Sydney Town” became his first major national and international hit – delivered with an unashamedly Aussie accent.  He didn’t enjoy similar success until 1974 with the release of his “Dingo” album.  Although the album mostly contained Shearston original songs, it was his deadpan delivery of Cole Porter’s “I Get A Kick Out of You”, featuring a wild violin solo, that gained most attention.  It was a hit in many countries around the world.  Exploring “Dingo” further reveals a rich collection of poignant and intricate songs.  The title track bounds along, like the creature it describes, while “Aborigine” conjures up a despairing view of our original inhabitants.  The centre-piece of the album is “The Lightkeeper of America”.  It was written with the Statue of Liberty in mind and completed just before Gary Shearston was expelled from the USA as an “undesirable alien”!  The song’s lyrics are powerful and atmospheric, backed by a relentless rhythm which emphasises Shearston’s feelings.  It’s a formidable song!  The album cover is striking also.  Photographed using tungsten lighting by London’s Hipgnosis studio, it sets the tone for the album. Shearston says “ this album rolls along something akin to the time of the ancient bushrangers”.  Gary passed away last month, leaving a legacy of wonderful songs filled with Aussie spirit – “Dingo” is but one shining jewel in the collection …get a kick out of  “Reelin’ in the Years”…60’s & 70’s music – swing by on Saturday 5-7pm.

CPR SPONSORS this month

  • Barretts Music
  • Carbil Computers
  • CD Centre
  • Hollybank
  • Jordan Electrical
  • Neil Pitts
  • RJ Barwick Painting

SPONSORSHIP ENQUIRIES Malcolm MacDonald Ph 6334 7429






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