Friends of FM – June 2015

Friends of FM – June 2015


training daysCity Park Radio presenters undertook program review and presentation training.

While the coordinator may have got himself into some hot water with so many turning up — it was agreed that the training was invaluable and worth giving up the weekend for.

Our thanks to Danae Gibson from CMTO (Community Media Training Organisation) for facilitating the sessions .. And to Jim Jacob for the photos — more photos at the bottom of this online newsletter.

A reminder for those who participated – fill in your feedback forms.


JUNE PROGRAM GUIDE – June Program Guide2015


It is still $40 if you .. RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP BEFORE JUNE 30

Presenters & volunteers are reminded it is essential to be financial to continue your involvement at City Park Radio


applauseThanks City Park Radio for another Great afternoon listening to the Traders for their Podcast and the Hour leading up to with there Song playlists. You have some talented Boys there and I hope to be able to keep tuning in to hear them.  Great work Warnie Roy & Calvin!!   Michael Baxter

Hi Elizabeth, I am alone in the office today, so can enjoy your wonderful music to keep me company.  Cheers  Jan Daniel

Hi Chris, Thank you City Park Radio for covering the Launceston Tornadoes games… Dave Mohr tells me the last match was the very first game in three years you guys actually called a win for the Tornadoes. We hope we can give you more. Janie Finlay – Hello from the UK – Got you tuned in – loving the tunes all the way in the UK. Can you give a shout out to Kat, Darren and Liam….


CPR lunch 1Our regular Girl Thursday has decided to retire to see what life is like putting her work wear to the back of the wardrobe.

Christine is taking the time to explore other opportunities of her own desire, at her own pace. and in her own time.  Now that is an interesting concept.


We’ll miss her .. but only after the office volunteers debated where to take Christine for a farewell lunch (sandwich).


RefugeeThey are words that seem to politically interchangeable these days — migrants, refugees, illegals, boat people, convicts etc.


According to UNHCR, there are more than 50 million refugees around the world, half of which are women and children.

In recognition of the day, CPR will have a special broadcast on June 19 at 4pm

The Launceston Historical Society allowed CPR to record the recent John West memorial lecture. Julian Burnside QC presented many interesting parallels through history during his presentation, and touched on some of the legal aspects of our current migration policies.

Listen in — FM103.7  or online – Friday 19 Jun — 4pm


Can DriveThis year the station is continuing its support of the Benevolent Society.

Though out the month of June, you are invited to leave cans of food and non perishable food items at the office.

After two days, CPR has managed to fill a box ..  more is needed

The Launceston Benevolent Society will distribute  to local families in need this winter.


deck chairRelatively speaking, it has been quiet this past month.

On reflection, what a feather in CPR’s hat.  On one day (25th April) we had three live broadcasts and two locally produced programs.  This was no mean feat bringing all these together. Congratulations to our Programming Department.

On 9th May, the day preceding Mother’s Day, local Country Music Artists came into the Studio to present tribute songs to all the Moms.  Feedback from listeners indicated it was well received and much appreciated. Thank you to Chris Ball who facilitated the excellent audio.

Our commitment to the ideals of Community Radio is an ongoing activity, in particular the current live local sports coverage, which will continue through until the end of the current season. From time to time I need to remind myself, and others, the reason for the existence of Community Radio.  It is a voice, a medium to offer broadcasting opportunities to: Not for profit……support groups……charities…..disadvantaged…..welfare and senior organisations. Schools…………..arts…………..sporting bodies and other locally based activities.

All this would not happen without YOU our members, and those who are involved in bringing all this together.  Thank you.

Not desirous to be Political, BUT I note that in the 2015 Federal Budget there was no good news for the Community Radio sector.  In fact, the extension of the indexation pause will continue for an additional two years, which means further substantial loss to the sector.  Now, more than ever, your continued membership is important.  Renewals for 2015/16 are now being accepted.

Finally, the Fund Raising Dinner/Dance is not far off – 25th July.  Tickets are now available at CPR office between the hours of 9.30am – 3.00pm Mon to Fri.  $30 per ticket – (sorry, no credit card facilities and no door sales).  Get your party organised.  Limited seating.

Good listening.    Allan Andersen—President


The old studio upstairs in the cottage

The old studio upstairs in the cottage

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 and/or for a book being prepared for 30th Anniversary.

Contact Vice President Craig Ellis 63918585, 0418594764 or John Munday C/- CPR museum. Receipts will be issued.

REELIN’ IN THE YEARS – Classic Album of the Month

Russell-Morris-Bloodstone bloodstone/russell morris 1971

Russell Morris has recently produced successful blues albums, but he has actually been producing great music since the late 1960s. After a string of successful solo hits, his first solo album in 1971 marked a new era in Australian popular music, that of the singer-songwriter. He was developing his own songwriting style, as demonstrated by the songs on “Bloodstone”.

The hit “Sweet Sweet Love” was just one of the many impressive rock, folk, soul, ballad and country rock songs on the album. Songs like “Our Hero is Dead”, “Heaven Shines” and “Jail Jonah’s Daughter” demonstrate how this young and ambitious artist had succeeded at being original, exciting and new.

The “classic” status of this album is guaranteed by the star-studded cast of players who can be heard playing – a veritable who’s-who of Oz rock in the early 1970s. This band was put together by Brian Cadd, having just survived the wreckage of his previous band Axiom. Cadd’s piano adds a delightful touch to many of the fine ballads.

Russell Morris is one of the true journeymen of Australian music, who still knows how to write and perform songs. His craft was honed on the excellent “Bloodstone”.

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


Fundraising DinnerSaturday 25th July – Australian Italian Club

The poster says it all.

6.30pm for a 7pm dinner

2 course meal, tea/coffee, music all night, 199 dance partners to choose from… or just keep an eye on all night.

Lucky door prizes, raffles and silent auctions – just in case it is getting too noisy for you.

It promises to be more fun than watching Carlton play.

No door sales – pre-purchase your ticket at the office (with cash or cheque) – for more information, phone the office .. but why wait .. the tickets are walking out the door now



*** Reminder – BP TOP DROP 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


Some more photos of the CPR training weekend .. courtesy Jim Jacob.

Adrian Diane Danae Ron

Adrian Diane Danae Ron

Bill Quentin Danae

Bill Quentin Danae

Programming Review Session

Programming Review Session

Where is Dan Stephens

Where is Dan Stephens

A warm autumn training day - winners are grinners

A warm autumn training day – winners are grinners

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