Friends of FM – December 2015

Friends of FM – December 2015

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….  no matter who, what, where, or when, and with whom you celebrate during December/January –

…. may it be peaceful, joyous and fun.


chris mikeThis year Tony Webb goes behind the preparations for this festive season. Whether it be with the elves or small people with big wishes, Tony Webb promises a fun afternoon program on Christmas Eve.

Be part of the countdown to Christmas. Listen as Tony checks on the progress of Santa, if he has his boots, if the sleigh id loaded, if the reindeer have been watered for the long run. Tony may even have a cake recipe that might even tantalise the taste buds of Santa.

And of course Tony will be on his best behaviour as his program will also be streamed live to the North Pole. Santa remembers everything.

Thursday 24th December 2-4pm

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loungeThe annual CBAA Conference was held on 13th-17th Nov at Terrigal.

The CBAA is the peak body that represents Australian Community Broadcasters, of which CPR is a member.

On behalf of your station, Chris Ball – Treasurer, attended as your delegate.

Over the 3 days Chris attended many workshops, seminars and addresses.  He returned with a comprehensive report.

In the report, I noted  many of the topics included, but not limited to, “the need to plan for the future, be ready to adapt, be seen as serious, credible and organised, to embrace and be actively involved in the community ”.  I’m pleased to say our Vision and Mission statements highlight these activities.

‘Tis that time of the year when the festive season invades our time and space as New Year approaches. It’s a time where we make New Year resolutions – which are rarely kept.

I take this opportunity to thank Members, Volunteers, Listeners and Sponsors for the involvement and support of your station.

Have a safe and healthy festive season – for tomorrow we DIET!!!!! (yeh, sure).

Best Regards, Allan Andersen, President


“A Christmas Gift for You”  1963 Phil Spector

spectorChristmas can be an opportune time to increase sales of a new album, but Phil Spector hardly needed such good timing when he assembled some of the biggest recording stars of the day to record an album of mostly secular Christmas songs.

Released on the same November 1963 weekend as JFK’s assassination and the very first “Dr Who” episode, this album was re-released by Apple Records in 1972, and since then given many new leases of life with various remastered versions on CD.

This was during the era of Spector’s distinctive Wall of Sound, evident on songs like The Crystals’ “Rudolph” and “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”, Darlene Love’s “White Christmas” and “Winter Wonderland”, and the Ronettes’ “Frosty the Snowman” and “Sleigh Ride”. The last track on the album is a spoken-word Christmas message from Phil himself, with an orchestrated version of “Silent Night” playing in the background. His personal touch finishes by wishing us all a “Merry Christmas”, a sentiment echoed by the entire “Reelin’ in the Years” team.

Reelin’ in the Years … 60s &70s music, Saturday 5-7pm


Santa BBQSaturday 5th December 12.30pm  BBQ

RSVP 3rd December

Please also let the office know if you can bring a salad or dessert  (no venison please)



ball and bailsThe sports team is at it again.

During December, City Park Radio will highlight three cricket matches in Launceston.

First up, City Park Radio will cover two of the Women’s Big Bash League games held at Aurora Stadium over the second weekend in December.

The first broadcast will be on Friday 11th December at 7pm when the Hobart Hurricanes take on the Melbourne Renegades, then the second on Saturday evening 12th December at 6pm, when the Hurricanes will play the Adelaide Strikers.

Then, it’s grass roots cricket with the local quick fire Aussie 15’s competition final. It will be heard on Wednesday 16th December from 6.20pm.

Take your radio to the cricket and enjoy the games.

Our sporting broadcasts are sponsored by TasBEST.


meetingThere has been revised standing orders adopted for CPR management meetings.

Any person who wishes to be an observer at the monthly management meetings needs to advise the secretary in writing at least 10 days before any meeting.  An email or letter stating the request and the reasons is all that is required.

The President’s decision will be advised as soon as possible.

Another clause was also added —

Members will act and present themselves in a dignified and respectful manner at all times.

Members will refrain from potential slanderous comment and vilification of fellow members as exhibitions of disrespect by Members contradicts our volunteer values.


MSWANTED:  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 CPR museum. Receipts issued.

Ed—This one time CPR presenter still loves Australian music ….  Ed Kuepper comes to mind !


CBAA Conference

picture courtesy radioinfo

The CBAA Awards night is a gala night annually at the CBAA National Conference with representatives from Kunnunarra to Hobart and Perth to Cairns attending.

It is amazing how a conference room can be transformed in a matter of an hour from the AGM meeting room to an extravagant dining and presentation area.

The Awards recognise the great work many community broadcasters are creating. From the best small station (36 members) to recognising a station with four technical staff with over 300 years of combined technical experience (yes on is 85), volunteer contribution is truly recognised.

At the table attended by City Park Radio were representatives from community stations in Brisbane, Logan, Goldfields and Gosford….

Excellence in Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasting: Radio 4EB (QLD)

Outstanding Youth Contribution— Lachlan James Hickey, Goldfields FM 99.1 (VIC).  Lachlan has just turned 21. After starting out as a young schoolboy as a casual presenter, Lachlan is now the station president.

For a list of the winners


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