Friends of FM – July 2015

Friends of FM – July 2015


i love radioThree years ago, City Park Radio paid for an independent review of programming on the station. A suggestion made in the review was to consider daytime programming, and so the station decided to drop specialised programs in those timeslots and create Mornings w & Afternoons w with a general music format (easy listening, variety, & all genres of music). At that time, existing programs were expected to evolve to this new format.

Recently, amid claims of too few were getting too many of these two programs, the program committee took the issue to the PUBLIC program meeting in June. One of the issues raised, presenters were finding it difficult to get any of these programs to present, especially new presenters.

Considerable discussion took place and the PUBLIC voted to have these two programs transition to the originally intended bright and breezy general music format and to open up the schedule to more presenters. 

Current and new presenters will rotate through these weekday programs thereby making it flexible enough for new presenters to obtain a program on a rotational basis. It also has the added advantage of allowing extra support for new presenters should a problem arise in the studio. Changes to these programs will begin to take effect from August.

Presenters should register their interest with Linda Callister (Mornings w) and Sheila Hoban.


JULY PROGRAM GUIDE – Download here


translatorThe work continues with a planning application now before council. The lodgement & advertising fees have been paid and the project should be open for public comment soon.

Fundraising continues with the dinner dance almost sold out .. Last tickets to be purchased by July 10.

If you can’t make to the dance or your shoes wont be polished in time, you can still be part of the fun with the raffle and silent auctions — visit the cottage Monday—Friday 10am –3pm.

A big thankyou to the Lions Club of Kings Meadows who willingly donated $500 recently for the translator project.


CWWANTEDnames of volunteers who have been volunteering continuously since the station came on air in April 1986 and before

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.


apra amcosAPRA AMCOS has welcomed the passing of the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill through the Senate.

The Government and Opposition have jointly acknowledged the damage caused by online copyright infringement to Australia’s creative industries by recognizing the scale on which illegal downloading occurs and the need to implement ways for right holders to protect their work.

The Bill will enable rights holders to seek injunctions to block access to overseas websites such as The Pirate Bay and Kickass Torrents.

APRA AMCOS CEO Brett Cottle AM says “Australia’s creative industries have been waiting for a very long time for Parliament to provide an expression of support and respect for their work and their place in the life of the nation.” APRA AMCOS is satisfied that the new copyright Bill takes into account the need to protect the interests of their 87,000+ Australian and New Zealand songwriter and composer members.

The passing of the Bill caps off months of lobbying to the Federal Government and Opposition by a coalition of creative arts and media organisations working together.


CITY PARK RADIO proudly supports Australian songwriters, musicians and their music by paying the relevant APRA/AMCOS licence fees, and through the radio supply and support of AMRAP—the Australian Music Radio Airplay Project..


CBFAfter 30 years—the CBF is reviewing how it operates. The CBF administers, allocates & distributes government funds to the community broadcast sector.

To enable CPR to provide feedback on proposed changes, please read the document and provide comment to Allan Andersen by July 11.

A Special Concert— REBUILD NEPAL  Tuesday 7th July 8pm

RebuildNepal-Concert-poster“My name is Toni Childs, I am an Emmy Winner and three-time Grammy nominated recording artist. I am recently back from an amazing music trek in Nepal where we debuted my new album. 36 hours after we left our epic journey, the earthquake struck and really took the wind out of our sails.

Highly motivated to help since our return, we’ve produced a massively successful Toni Childs: Rebuild Nepal Benefit Concert with the Byron Bay Community Radio Station – BayFM.”

The concert includes Australians Lucinda Gray, a 17 year old singer/songwriter from the Northern Rivers, Nick Jansen and Sam Cashman, two young guitar players from the Lower Clarence and Deana and Julia, 17 year old twin sisters who say “Music is our absolute passion”…

and of course Toni Childs. Toni’s new Album is “It’s All A Beautiful Noise”

If the music inspires, please donate to


nima-logoThe NIMAs are recognized nationally as the pre-eminent awards for Indigenous music in Australia.

The highlights include Gurrumul’s live performance of songs from his new album and the live one-hour performance of The Genesis Project by East Journey feat.Yothu Yindi.  Also on the bill is Frank Yamma, B2M and The Painted Ladies feat. The Medics.

Saturday 25th July from 7pm on CPR


plastic ONOOf all the Beatles, it was John Lennon who wore his heart on his sleeve the most.  So when the Beatles broke up in 1970 it’s not surprising that John’s debut studio album, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, was an album of raw, self-revelatory songs.

Prior to the album’s release in December 1970, John and his wife, Yoko Ono, undertook Primal Therapy under the guidance of Arthur Janov.  Janov’s therapy technique emphasised emotionally reliving repressed childhood traumas rather than analytical discussion.

The result was John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band.  With song titles like “Mother”, “Working Class Hero”, “Look At Me”, “Why”, “Isolation” and “God” it’s easy to see that John was trying to purge himself of demons that had haunted him through most of his life.

The lyrics were raw, abrasive and forthright, complemented by sparse arrangements and production.  Nothing is held back and Lennon delivers some of his final vocal performances – writer Greil Marcus said “John’s singing in the last verse of “God” may be the finest in all of rock!” Perhaps Lennon’s feelings can be summed up in the song “God” where he lists all of the things he doesn’t believe in (including “Beatles”).  He finishes by singing “I just believe in me – Yoko and me.”

If you want to experience the wild highs and lows of John Lennon, listen to John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band.

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


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