Friends of FM – April 2015

Friends of FM – April 2015


Jakta n Eti

CPR programming is very supportive of presenters who value add to their programs with interviews.  Umi Quor says she relishes the opportunity.

Last month UTas student Danny Carter was a guest when he won a Prime Minister scholarship, and then this month an interview with two visiting Indonesian teachers Jakta Putra and Eti Deniastuti as part of the BRIDGE program at Launceston Church Grammar School.

The “BRIDGE Program” (Building Relationship through Intercultural and Growing Engagement) is about connecting Australian teachers, students and school communities with their Asian Counterpart in Asia. It aims include developing Intercultural understanding, improving Asian language skills, enhancing ICT skills and establishing sustainable school partnerships.

After the following are comments were received:

” it’s great to have an Indonesian program in CPR. Never know we have it here, in L’ton”

“lovely to hear an interview of Indonesian teachers from Indonesia as part of the BRIDGE    Program “

“nice interview, relaxed and informative”

” there are people listening through streaming online in Indonesia on the interview”! (Yogyakarta ).

One teacher asked, is it possible to have a copy so that they can use it for reflection on the program.Selamat ber apa saja. Salam hangat.

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  • It won’t take 2 paragraphs to let you know how much I enjoy all your daytime music. Margaret
  • Rhonda and I called in the other day to visit your museum and studios. We would like to thank you for your hospitality while we were there. It was fantastic. I have just browsed your website and it definitely sets the standard for us to follow.
  • The Tramway museum would like to thank City Park Radio for the excellent support you gave the organisation and our Night Ride event in February, and we very much appreciated the interview you afforded us, and the diligent work of announcers in promoting the Night Ride as a community event..
  • I have just enjoyed listening to the Tatlers Writing Group’s inaugural program of “An Inspired Pursuit”. WHAT an inspiration! I can’t remember having enjoyed an hour more. Thank you!


D Mohr

While everyone else is enjoying the Easter Long weekend – Dave Mohr and his sports team are beginning their weekly sports broadcasts through the autumn/winter season.

One again, home matches of the SEABL tornadoes will get coverage as well as some northern games in the Victory League football competition .. and Dave kicks off the season at Windsor Park covering the Launceston/North Launceston season opener in Tassie’s AFL season on Good Friday.

Check the monthly program guide with this newsletter to see the upcoming coverage.


3am — Sunday 5th April – Turn clocks back 1 hour 


City Park Radio will broadcast live the 6am Dawn Service and the 11am Remembrance Service from the Longford Cenotaph. There will also be a special concert hosted by the Northern Midlands RSL club broadcast at 2pm on Anzac Day


Member Robert Jones has produced another radio documentary for City Park Radio .. Lest We Forget …  broadcasts on air and online …. Fri 3rd April 9.30am  Fri 24th April 1.30pm.


CPR Dinner $30 pp  Sat 25th July — 7pm Time to put some money away for a dinner dance with plenty of raffles and auctions to raise funds for the station. The first 200 people to book with the Australian Italian Club will get a ticket. Make a table booking to ensure you can sit with people you know are lucky winners or who can dance the night away.



How time flies. Here we are 3 months into 2015 – nearly time to get the winter woollies out. CPR is proud to continue introducing live broadcasts into the system.

On 25th April we will be broadcasting 100 years of ANZAC, commencing with the Dawn Service direct from Longford, the ANZAC day service at 11.00am, plus a replay of the ANZAC concert, which is being held at the Door of Hope on the 18th April. These programs will be relayed through to the National Broadcaster and listened to, not only nationally, but in certain overseas countries. This is a coup for CPR and we thank Brian Watson for his input.

The live broadcast of local sports has been a huge success and we need to thank David Mohr and his crew for putting this together. We are pleased to announce live local sports will re-commence shortly.

Two recently introduced local programs are Inspired Pursuits by Tatler’s Women Group and AFL Fantasy Show. (The boys on AFL Fantasy no longer have to record the program from their bedroom).

As a community based radio station, entirely run by volunteers, we can be proud of our achievements. This year we hope to bring to fruition our new Translator. We are in the process of applying for a financial grant, finalising quotes for equipment and securing a site and infrastructure. Watch This Space. Linda Callister, along with her dedicated team, is putting together a fund raising dinner/dance to be held in July. Date and time TBA. We hope to see as many members and supporters at the fund raiser , as I’m told it will be a night to remember (whatever that means!!!).

As you are all aware, I was appointed President in Dec last year, on the resignation of Luigi Romanelli who stood down for personal reasons. I accepted the position knowing full well I had a vibrant committee to work with (they make me look good). Your Management Committee has one goal and that is to do the best for our members and supporters.

Unfortunately, there is always a dark side. In our case it is COSTS. One area of concern is the expense of our monthly newsletter and program guide. Currently our unit cost, including postage, is approximately 80c. This is expected to increase to $1.00 in the near future. Annual costs are expected to exceed $3000. This is money that could be used in other areas. One way we can save is by asking all members, who have access to email, to use this system to receive the monthly newsletter and roster. For members who do not have access to a computer we will continue to post these via snail mail, but you must advise us for this service to continue.

If we do not have your current email address, please advise ASAP. Printed copies can be obtained at the office or studio. The one thing we don’t want to do is to increase membership fees, considering $12 of the membership fee goes to postage and handling.

Finally, may I take the opportunity to wish you all a Happy and safe Easter. Good Listening. Allan Andersen—President


Prefer to submit your own? Email your photo to the office. DEADLINE—17th April 2015

REELIN’IN THE YEARS – Classic Album of the Month



Supertramp’s most successful album, “Breakfast in America”, topped the charts worldwide in 1979.

It could be argued, however, that it was on the album “Crime of the Century” that the band first realised critical and commercial success. Songwriters Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson had bravely dismissed their bandmates from their first two albums, and assembled a new band to tackle their third. John Helliwell’s wind instruments gave the band a distinctive new sound, and while Davies and Hodgson’s songwriting friendship grew further apart, these individual personalities ensured a dynamic mix of songs and production.

“Crime of the Century” contains piano-laden songs with witty lyrics and clever instrumentation. ”Bloody Well Right” and “School” are surely two of the best openers in classic rock. “Dreamer” introduced us to the trademark Supertramp piano style called “hammer hand”, and became their first big hit.

The album closes on a high with the title track. The music on this album alludes to the creativity that was to flourish five years later on “Breakfast in America”.

Reelin’ in the Years …  on air & on line Saturdays 5-7pm

2015-2016 MEMBERSHIP


The committee has decided to retain the current membership fee of $40 for the next financial year — and not just because we don’t want to change it on the website.

City Park Radio appreciates the support of members .. which truly makes the station listener funded radio… and as you can see, there are some very happy committee members.



Phone Shirley Lee / Trevor Simm –  6334 7429


One Response so far.

  1. Sheila Hoban says:

    Once again it’s a great “read”, thanks once again. It really does look good.

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