Friends of FM – January 2016

Friends of FM – January 2016


Happy New YearTo all our members volunteers and listeners – LET’S CELEBRATE 2016 – and support the wonderful local businesses that willingly sponsor your local station and the others who provide generous discount shopping for members. Their support is truly appreciated.

Our current sponsors are always listed at the end of this newsletter.


elena award 1Congratulations to our Elena Chagoya on receiving the NEMBC award for the best program in Australia.

A huge achievement !

There hundreds of presenters and a plethora of ethnic programs in Australia and full time stations broadcasting multicultural programs 24/7 … and in 2015, Elena’s City Park Radio Spanish program was selected as the equal best in Australia

For the record, there are 727 ethnic program groups in Australia at 65 stations Australia wide.

Here are some quotes from from the Program of the Year Award judges:

NEMBC award‘The Spanish Multicultural Program stood out to us for its engaging and accessible coverage of a difficult and important social issue. The two-hour program on family violence considered the issue from a number of different approaches, featuring guests from women’s shelters, migrant resource centres and schools, talking about addressing the issue through education programs, awareness raising, practical assistance and legal rights. As a presenter, Elena was warm, lively and sensitive. The program also showcased a range of techniques and formats, including interviews, roundtable discussion, and relevant music.’

Elena, well done — we are so proud of your achievement !




mast-clipart-radio-tower-hiThe City Park Radio translator service on 96.5 FM is on track to provide better service to the eastern suburbs of Launceston and the West Tamar.

A lot of work is happening behind the scenes and  sometimes patience needs to be a real virtue when dealing with agencies.

In the past year we have negotiated access to land at Mowbray with the Launceston City Council, signed a lease, obtained a planning permit and now in the throes of submitting a building permit.

City Park Radio has successfully applied for a Tasmanian Community Fund grant (second time around) for which we thank the many community leaders who supported the grant process and City Park Radio.  We  thank everyone who has donated to the Gift Fund for the project.

Huge thanks to Dr Wayne Griffioen at Tasman Geotechnics for their pro bono services.

Later this month, once we complete due diligence with quotes from a second lot of suppliers, equipment ordering will happen.

After that  the station will be looking for tradespeople to assist with the building and installation work.

Do you know someone who can help or volunteer, please let the management committee know.  2016—the year of the translator


J Doyer

When Don met John

At the annual Christmas BBQ—City Park Radio’s patron The Hon. Don Wing presented life membership certificates to Umi Quor, Rob Wells and John Doyer for 30 years of continuous program presenting.

It was a humble moment as members Luigi, Stephanie and Chris Sayer spoke of the great work Umi, John and Rob had done as members and volunteers, contributing continuously for the last thirty years and the inspiration and encouragement they provided for others.

It was a fabulous to have Umi back in Tasmania for the occasion … we wish her well as she continues her recovery from transplant surgery in Melbourne.

More photos at the end of the newsletter


Christmas Raffle

Greg Murgatroyd was last seen loading his car with his winnings.

Many thanks to everyone and all those businesses who contributed over $650 worth of prizes for this one big prize.


BBQ Sausages/Cold Drinks

sausagesCity Park Radio is beginning regular BBQ’s to raise funds for the station.

Fundraising is an important part of augmenting our revenue to enable projects to go ahead. As mentioned earlier, the translator project is the big ticket item for 2016 … but into the future we also know we will need to upgrade our studio computer systems in the next year or two.

As our Outside Broadcasting continues to grow and our Studio D production picks up – more equipment may be required.

and so the fundraising will continue in earnest.

Bunnings Northside has offered us the second Wednesday Jan/Feb/Mar – so tell your friends to support City Park Radio.

Bunnings Northside — starting January 13

JANUARY Program Highlights

micFrom January 2 – Saturday Afternoon Mix returns to 2-5pm

Sunday January 17 — 2pm – Last half of the Northern Cricket One Day Final

Sunday January 17—7pm – Starmaker Top Ten Final Concert

Saturday January 23—7pm – Golden Guitar Awards

Monday January 25 — 4pm – On The Bandwagon—final program – We thank Peter Thompson for presenting OTB for the past six years…. I’m sure he would appreciate a call.



T-shirt design Edward Broomhall

WANTED:  Photographs or Memorabilia from past years.

During 2016, City Park Radio will display a little of the history and characters behind 30 years of full time broadcasting. The licence was issued in April 1986 and City Park Radio has grown since then to all day broadcasting – all due to great volunteer effort over the years.

If you have anything that has stood the test of time and would be of interest to be on display, even for a month, please contact Craig Ellis 0418 594764 or John Munday at the CPR museum. Receipts issued.


souvenirsReleased in 1974, 2 years after his debut album Home Free, Souvenirs was a significant advance in Dan Fogelberg’s career.

While Home Free was characterised by pastoral, romantic ballads, Souvenirs was a much more varied and complex album.  The songs are more elaborately textured, highlighted by instrumental and vocal overdubs, with Fogelberg sometimes singing in four or five parts.

Produced by Joe Walsh, as well as containing its fair share of ballads like Song From Half Mountain and the title track, Fogelberg also displays his rock side with As the Raven Flies and Morning Sky.

The album also showed a big advance in lyrical sophistication with many songs displaying depth and feeling.  Like this from Part of the Plan: “Your conscience awakes and you see your mistakes … and you wish someone would buy your confessions”.

Souvenirs is strengthened by an army of West Coast musicians, including Graham Nash, Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Gerry Beckley, Russ Kunkel, and Joe Walsh himself.

As an example of superb vocal harmonies, fluent musicianship, and carefully crafted songs with strong melodies and hooks, Dan Fogelberg’s Souvenirs ranks as one of rock’s best.

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


Please support these business as they support your community radio station…. and don’t forget to mention you heard about them on City Park Radio.

Sponsorship enquiries – Shirley  6334 7429  or


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