Friends of FM – April 2013

Friends of FM – April 2013


tango in the carpark &  live music in studio D

Ron & KathyMarch 23—what a big day for CPR— members, volunteers, and presenters rolled up their sleeves for a big day out. Ron Camplin & Kathy Tuting judged the Big Pumpkin competition. Mayor opens studioLaunceston Mayor Albert Van Zetten officially opened Studio D as a performance/recording area. Patron Don Wing was there to see the dream come to fruition. MLC Rosemary Armitage also said a few kind words at the opening. MLC Kerry Finch popped in earlier to wish everyone a successful day. A big thank you for a grant from the Tasmanian Community Fund to allow it all to happen. Tas Community Fund Opening Plaque

Local artists Vanessa Waara, Sandra Pearn, Bob Blacklow, Singcognito, The Tassie Drum Circle,  EVOLVE, Zac Slater and Ryan Williams headlined the live performances in Studio D throughout the day. They truly tested the acoustics and performed live. While not the best visually on radio, the equipment was used to pipe music into the car park where Wei & Fiona danced seductively, and held at the audience spellbound. Then at the end of the day – a feast – satays, couscous, greek salads, and tiramisu.     Well done—City Park Radio!!!!! More photosof the day at the end of this newsletter

ON THE BANDWAGON – goes National



On Monday April 22, Peter Thompson will be presenting a very special program dedicated to all who served at Balcombe over a period of some 43 years the camp was in operation.

The Balcombe Commemoration weekend in May should see the largest gathering of ex military personnel.. So Peter Thompson & Brian Watson have put together this program to honour Balcombe live from CPR on Monday 22nd April at 4pm.  It’ll be broadcast again on the whole Australian Community Radio Network at 12.06am Saturday 27th April

Calling all Volunteers – past & present

The station is endeavouring to get an up-to-date database (history) of your activity. Would you contact the station with your details  – when you started, what you did, how many years involved etc.. You can phone the station during office hours and one of our attractive volunteers could take your details and save that extra trip to the cottage-better still come in for a cuppa and say hi !

 Album of the Month – Love:  “Forever Changes”   1967

 Love: Forever Changes“Forever Changes” was released at the end of 1967 to very little fanfare or recognition, pitted against huge sellers like Sgt Peppers, Jimi Hendrix and Motown.You’d be forgiven for not being aware of this psychedelic classic. In fact it was only inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008.

It was Love’s third album, and by then the Los Angeles group had become the vehicle for singer, songwriter and guitarist Arthur Lee. He was inspired by The Byrds, but his music was more than just folk-rock. This album is difficult to pigeonhole – some have described it as “baroque pop”. It’s best to listen for yourself – the beautiful ballad “And More Again”, the enchanting “Red Telephone”, the intriguing “Daily Planet”.

Textured with acoustic guitars and lush orchestrations, Lee’s melodies remain memorable and haunting. The lyrics could be a time capsule for the turbulent revolutionary times of the day. “Forever Changes” deserves to be associated with the other great albums from the Summer of Love, which was a pivotal time in the 1960s. 
Reelin’ in the Years – Saturday 5 -7pm, on City Park Radio


From Alan Lawson—on 2nd March 2013, there was a voicemail message on my telephone from Jay Jacobs in Brisbane, Qld. He is a retired American airline pilot originally from Texas The reason for his call – I had played a song during the program written by a friend of his in the U.S. and sung by another acquaintance of his, also from the U.S., and he was listening to the program on the internet. He commented that that was the only way he could still listen good older Country music.

 Via email—Could I say how refreshing it was to hear a local recital broadcast on Sunday. The piano recital given by Sarah Cabrol was a pleasure to listen to. Why doesn’t City Park Radio do more to foster the arts and culture in Launceston…..I think the Book program and the Arts program are great additions to the line up …. It would be good though if the station could do their own programs

Via email  – Re: March Newsletter – I found the print size used for this Newsletter almost impossible to read. I trust that in future Newsletters the print may be returned to a more reader friendly size. (Ed. Done !).

Via email—really enjoying the Book Club on Tuesdays ..great to hear some spoken word programs return to CPR.

Via email -I would like to say how lucky City Park Radio is to have a host such as Paul Mulcahy with such a range of wonderful music. I’m a listener from Switzerland and love listen to all that wonderful music. greetings from Switzerland, Doris.

Via mail—2 letters not liking the new specialist program line up at 4pm weekdays.


Mike & FareedFormer CPR presenter Fareed Dalshed dropped by to see good friend Mike Dunphy.  The Murphys from Qld & Vic tour the studios getting the drum from Ken Brooks.


This summer of Daylight Saving ends Sunday 7th April


  • Birchalls of the Mall
  • Barretts Music
  • Carbil Computers
  • The CD Centre
  • Elm Tree Café
  • Finneys Funerals
  • Grindlewald Bakery Café
  • HeliAdventures
  • Jordan Electrical
  • Neil Pitts
  • NewsXpress
  • Summerhill & Olde Tudor Pharmacies
  • Ultragreensun Solar

OPEN DAY PICTUREScourtesy of members, Maureen Martin, Mike Dunphy & Kevin Spark.

Alan and Vanessa Waara

 Vanessa WaaraBob Blacklow w LindaVanessa Alan Sandra PearnSingcognito1Singcognito

Vanessa and Sandra PearnTassie Drum CircleFiona interviews DianeEvolve1EvolveAlbert van Zetten Rosemary Armitage Don WingDon Wing congratulates Luigi and CPROpening dayZac Slater 3Zac Slater 1Zac SlaterWei Fiona Elena w LuigiWei and Fiona 1Wei and FionaWei and Fiona lock legsRyan Williams

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