Friends of FM – July 2013

Friends of FM – July 2013


Dave Mohr and his team of experts and commentators have taken up where other local radio stations have given up .. And began broadcasting local sporting games around Launceston. Barry Triffett has joined Dave to call the State wide football games in Launceston, while Dave gathers experts to assist with the commentary at SEABL basketball and the Victory league soccer in the north. Each week one game is selected and broadcast live while supporters of the visiting team can hear the coverage back home on the CPR online stream. Dave and CPR have been encouraged by the amount of listener feedback and support, and in particular the support from volunteers at the station. … M emailed I would like to congratulate the station on the wonderful job it did in doing the outside broadcast of the football. That goes to the on air presenters and those providing the technical support behind the scenes A. emailed What can I say.  What I heard was a broadcast that any Radio Broadcaster  would be proud to put to air.  Job well done.  Community radio/C.P.R. is fulfilling its destiny with such activities. In itself, pulling it all together was an achievement, the end result was brilliant. From K. — It was brilliant. In my opinion everybody involved did their job perfectly, and had a non  Aussie Rules person like myself enthralled. The longer the game progressed the more convinced I became that CPR is on a winner; thanks to your many hours of hard work and dedication. 

City Park Radio also owes a huge thanks to all the club officials, they are making sure everything is possible for these broadcasts to happen… allowing CPR to make more connections with our community … and a special mention to Hobart FM for special technical assistance as well.

AGM -Saturday August 31

The date has been set for the Annual General Meeting and now’s the time to consider what you can do for your community radio station. 

Two executive and five committee positions will be vacated and nominations called to fill those positions at the AGM. Nomination forms will be included in the next newsletter or available from the office.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL— still $35 p.a.

Your subscription is now due for 2013/2014

 Being a member of CPR assists keeping your community radio in Launceston on air.. and it is a condition of volunteering in all areas of CPR to be financial. Our membership year runs July to June so prompt payment is appreciated— and make sure our office can keep your details up to date


Picture3Where did they go ? Did they get away on time ?Who had the map? Did they just do blockies in Launceston ? We know they made it to Deloraine. Where did they have lunch ? Who had the best lunch ? Who bought the best souvenir ? How many singalongs happened ?  Who told the best joke ? Who laughed at Ben’s Jokes?  It’s all a mystery … What we do know, Vassie won the raffle and at the end of the day all were accounted for outside the Albert Hall on their return.Vassie

From the website  

Have been tuning around and came across Noel Broomhall as she was presenting the Jazz Spectrum show. She is doing a great job on air and love her music selection. Please pass my congratulations on a great show to her. Know Noel from my early days at City Park Radio. I am listening via the streaming feed as we are in SA at the moment as we tour Australia. All the best to all at City Park Radio —— Brian Yeoman

Nominations for the 2013 CBAA Awards are now open!

The CBAA Awards are designed to promote excellence and to encourage and assist community broadcasters. They acknowledge the accomplishments of stations in their programs, initiatives or practices that increase their station’s capabilities or improve the services offered to their community.

Entry forms at — The CBAA conference will be held in Sydney 14-17 Nov 2013

VALE – Tom Sharpe

It is with regret we note the passing on June 2 of a long time member and volunteer with City Park Radio. Until recently , Tom was a regular Friday Examiner reader with more than 15 years of dedication to CPR.

 Reelin’ in the Years  Classic Album – RODRIGUEZ – Cold FactCold Fact

Who knows what makes an album a cult classic!  But one album which is pre-eminent in this category is “Cold Fact”,  the 1970 debut album for American singer/songwriter, Rodriguez. Upon release and for many years afterwards, the album sold poorly in the USA but managed to sell well in Australia and South Africa – without Rodriguez himself even knowing!  It went to Number 23 on the Australian charts, staying there for 55 weeks and by 1998 it had been awarded Platinum status in South Africa.  He only released one more album.

“Cold Fact” is certainly a masterpiece, drenched in colour and inspired by life, love, poverty and rebellion!  The album is best characterised by the lead track, “Sugar Man”.  It features sparse but beautiful instrumentation, wonderful lyrics and sung with a voice that commands your attention.  That song and Rodriguez were finally given due recognition in 2012 when the doco-movie “Waiting For Sugar Man” was released.  This inspiring movie detailed the life of Rodriguez and how a forgotten voice can live once more.  Ironically, In the late 70’s a rumour spread that Rodriguez had died – he didn’t, and to highlight the fact, in 1981 he released a live album entitled “Rodriguez – Alive”!

Discover (or re-discover) a cult classic – settle back and listen to Rodriguez – “Cold Fact”.

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

CHRISTMAS IN JULY  Saturday JULY 13th $25 pp – BOOKINGS & PAYMENT BY 30 JUNE  – Ph 6344 7332


  • Birchalls of the Mall
  • Barretts Music
  • Carbil Computers
  • Cedar Creek
  • Finneys Funerals
  • HeliAdventures
  • Launceston Greyhound Club
  • Neil Pitts
  • Summerhill & Olde Tudor Pharmacies
  • Ultragreensun Solar
  • Winflo Flooring

 SPONSORSHIP ENQUIRIES – Malcolm MacDonald Ph 6334 7429


  •  Begents
  • Royal Oak Hotel
  • Daisy Fresh Dry Cleaners
  • CD Centre  Kings Meadows
  • Launceston Blind Cleaning & Repairs International Flowers and Balloon Land
  • Carbil Computers
  • Mojo Music  Brisbane St
  • TV Video and HI FI Service  –  IBE Services (Ian Brickhill)
  • Pretty Woman (please produce membership card first)
  • Winflo Curtains (on presentation of your membership card)
  • Becks Home Hardware (by joining the Loyalty Scheme) 









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