Friends of FM – August 2015

Friends of FM – August 2015


ChangeMany years ago I attended a business seminar. The theme was “Change’’ – subtitled “The most constant thing in life is Change”. Ever since it is a theme that has resonated with me. Change is inevitable.  The trick is to identify what changes, if any, should be made.

City Park Radio is not immune from Change.


It is almost 30 years since we started broadcasting.  In that time, and in particular the last 5 years, we have and will continue to experience “ Change “.

Some of the many “Changes” so far have included Technical advances in broadcasting equipment, Internet technology and a multitude of platforms to deliver content. Add to this list, the constant need to refurbish and upgrade our existing equipment.

In the time frame mentioned we have refurbished our 2 on air studios with desks, consoles, microphones, CD players and computers. We have brought on line studio 3 – commonly known as studio “D“,  which gives us the ability to cater for “Live” productions.  Last but not least, we have brought on line the capability to do “Live” outside broadcasts.

Currently we have in the pipeline the upgrading of our Computer systems and hopefully a Translator (Transmitter) which will offer a better broadcasting service.

City Park Radio is a Community Radio Station.  Our charter is to serve the community in which we are based.  We are owned and operated by our members.

We rely on our financial well being on membership fees, donations, sponsorships and grants. All monies received are solely used towards ongoing running costs.  We do not have any paid personnel.  All activities are performed by volunteers.

“ Change “ is constant.  With your ongoing support City Park Radio will meet the challenge and continue to be a part of the fabric of life in Launceston.

This will be my last “ From the President’s Chair “.  The current term of some of the Management team, which includes me, will come to an end at the upcoming A.G.M. on 22nd August.  I encourage all to attend the A.G.M. I thank you for being members and supporting YOUR station.

Good Listening, Allan Andersen




translatorThe City Park Radio Dinner Dance at the Australian Italian Club on Saturday 25th July was a great success.

Nearly 200 people wined, beered, dined and danced the night away. Others dug deep and donated prizes for the door and raffles. Our Patron, Don Wing, popped by with a sizable donation as did Riverside Pet Meat.

Other members donated one, two and three hundred dollar gifts as prizes … a BIG THANK YOU

The dinner, raffles, silent auction and donations raised over $4650 for the City Park Radio Translator Project.



Can DriveAnd while offering our heartfelt gratitudes….

The generosity of CPR members, volunteers and listeners know no bounds..

In the effort to help our community struggling through winter … the station managed to provide/donate nearly three cartons of non perishable food to the Launceston Benevolent Society

….. just doing our little bit for our community.

from the benevolent society website –  THANK YOU! The generosity afforded the annual Launceston Benevolent Society Can Drive is wonderful! Now more than ever our resources are called upon to assist members of the community and it has been shown once again that your donations CAN make a difference! Our shelves are filling up so we can hand much-needed supplies out. Thank you very much.


lhs-logo1Due to popular demand, and with the approval of the Launceston Historical Society, this lecture will be repeated on Wednesday 12th August at 7pm.

This thought provoking talk is presented by barrister, human rights & refugee advocate Julian Burnside AO QC.

The Launceston Historical Society hosts guest speakers who discuss topics of local historical interest. These talks – on the third Sunday of each month – from February to November (except March) are held in the Meeting Room, QVMAG Museum, Inveresk, at 2.00pm.

The Examiner-John West Memorial Lecture is held on the second Friday in March.


CBFAfter viewing your responses to the last newsletter,  your committee has provided a response.

City Park Radio believes it is timely the CBF reviews its practices and procedures.

City Park Radio has read the reports, CBAA, CBF responses, listened to webinars and received responses to some of our questions.

City Park Radio fully supports the idea of using best practice of skills matrix management in appointing the board, grant committees and assessor panels from within the community broadcasting sector.

City Park Radio recognises there is strength to be gained by having some industry experts from outside of community broadcasting appointed to the CBF board.

Unfortunately we notice in a CBF response, there are plans to expand the number of positions within the CBF,  therefore City Park Radio cannot determine whether the proposed changes will result in a more streamlined, efficient or more cost effective operation of the CBF.

Simplifying the processes should not lead to an increase in CBF positions.  ……

The full letter w attachments is available at the office for your perusal.

CBF Questions & Answers

CBAA Discussion

CBAA & NEMBC Conferences

Your management committee has decided to send members to each of these conferences.

CPR is calling for Expressions of interest from any members wishing to attend the CBAA conference in Terrigal 12-15 November. Your EOI should be with the secretary by 10th August to take advantage of the early bird offers.

CPR has decided to fund two places to the NEMBC conference in Melbourne 27-29 November. The committee will accept two nominees from the MCU.

The station has also submitted four entries to the CBAA awards—Special Event (Anzac Day), Sporting Broadcasts , Schools Out & Down Memory Lane.


nominateClose 11am, 15th August 2015 for….

President, Treasurer, 3 x 2yr committee positions

Nomination forms at the office.



WANTED:  Please lend or give Photographs or Memorabilia of anything to do with CPR in the past 30 years.

This material needed for a static display commencing April 2016

Contact:  Vice President Craig Ellis 0418 594764 or John Munday C/- CPR museum. Receipts will be issued.

REELIN’ IN THE YEARS – Classic Album of the Month

DaysDays of Future Passed – The Moody Blues  1967

Only months after the Beatles released their mammoth “Sgt Pepper” album, the Moody Blues released what was only their 2nd album, but it was just as bold and ambitious. Similar to The Beatles masterpiece, “Days of Future Passed” was made using enhanced stereo recording technology that was state-of-the-art for 1967, and was adorned with lavish orchestral arrangements.

As the title implies, the album’s song cycle tells the story of a typical working day from dawn til night-time, concluding with the hit song “Nights in White Satin”. The writing credits were shared amongst each member of the band, and the music was in collaboration with the London Festival Orchestra, that was conducted by Peter Knight.

Neither pop nor classical, the music is a clever blend of orchestrated progressive rock that was the first of its kind, paving the way for the likes of Genesis, Rick Wakeman and The Electric Light Orchestra.

Nearly 50 years after its creation, it’s easy to understate just how influential this album became. It sits perfectly within the extraordinary culture of the late 1960s, and heralded the great Moody Blues era from “In Search of the Lost Chord” in 1968 to “Seventh Sojourn” in 1972.

Reelin’ in the Years … 60s &70s music, Saturday 5-7pm on air and online.


frankie-avalon-why-45-2VALE – Paul Vincent Mulcahy

Schools Out / Thurs & Fri Drive

‘requiescat in pace’



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There has been a changing of the guard —- Barb Engel has resigned as coordinator, but has agreed to stay on as one of the volunteers .

CPR management thanks Barb for her efforts over the past years.

A special lunch was held to thank Barb….. More photos below..

Linda Callister was elected the new office coordinator.

The office is open Mon– Fri 9.30am-3pm.


*** Reminder – BP TOP DROP AUTOMOTIVE is offering a discount for members and listeners. Just present your membership card, or tell them you listen to City Park Radio.

SPONSORSHIP ENQUIRIES Phone Shirley Lee  6334 7429.


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