CITY PARK RADIO CELEBRATES
From the early days at Alanvale college, to the move to the City Park Cottage — we have been broadcasting every day for 30 years… thanks to the efforts of many volunteers…
A special cake was ordered for the day…. Leigh Townsend delighted us all with a decorated cake with a studio mixing console…. another way to cut your teeth on radio you might say.
…… (now who remembers the lamington drives ?)
COMMUNITY RADIO: media transition and reform
The CBAA recognises that technology is driving change in media business models and media consumption, and that ownership laws must respond. What we are passionate about, though, is Australian media that builds and reflects strong communities, an open society, a strong democracy and a vibrant and inclusive culture. In the face of current proposed reforms and digital transition, community radio is becoming increasingly important to achieve this.
Broadcasting continues to grow in importance (radio broadcasting is almost alone in increasing its audience in the face of technological change). In fact, technological challenges continue to reinforce the importance of broadcasting. For example, there are no congestion issues when a high volume of listeners listen to (free) broadcast radio. It requires no data plan or subscription
Technological change isn’t going to stop and where it will head isn’t certain. What is certain is that in an increasingly global world, audiences are increasingly seeking authentic local voices and local content and media that strengthens communities. This reflects the sublime tension in our age; think global and act local.
Read the full article at https://www.cbaa.org.au/article/community-radio-media-transition-and-reform
PUBLIC REACTION SPORTS BROADCASTS
One of our commentators received this text message following the game at Windsor Park a few weeks ago. It is a great acknowledgement and recognition for the standard of our coverage. Well done to everyone involved.
Good work on a great commentary today at Windsor .. Your team is very informative and gettn more professional every game you do. I don’t hesitate in spread the word to ppl before and at the game of your coverage. At the risk of “suckn up”to you which is not my reason for this messge to u . .But just needs feedback 4 yas cos it is on the ball up to date on coverage .. credit where credit due !! Cheers.
Seven people attended and learned about balanced and unbalanced lines, XLR plugs and sockets, and what male plugs can do to female sockets…. even to learning how to coil audio leads..
Sam O’Reilly conducted the sessions with David Mohr visiting to talk about our current OB’s and how they have happened for the past three years.
Sam took some fine photos which you can find on our facebook page … plus you can see more of the fun at the end of this newsletter.
A SPECIAL BBQ to celebrate 30 years
All Members, volunteers and partners are invited to join the celebration on Saturday 21st May at 1pm…. It’s our way of saying thank you for your contributions, support and efforts for your community station.
It will be held in the grounds of the Cottage .. And it is essential to RSVP to the office by Wednesday 18th May.
The office will also let you know whether to bring a salad or a dessert.
Saturday 21 May — 1pm… register now 6334 3344 (9.30am-3pm)
LATE NIGHT LOUNGE
After 8 years of late Wednesday nights and early Thursday mornings, Elizabeth has drawn the curtains on LNL to focus on her other programs on CPR. Thank you Elizabeth for your wonderful late evening programs..
From May 4, a new program. James Parker & Sam Sheridan invite you to join them for their mix of music, news, interviews and fun… Weds 10pm Midnight
DYING TO TALK EXPO – OUTSIDE BROADCAST
Join Bill Housego for a special broadcast from the Albert Hall
Saturday 21st May 10-12noon.
The expo will be showcasing the many services and organisations helping with effective palliative care in Northern Tasmania.
READINGS FROM THE EXAMINER
He reports he is finding it hard to find anyone who likes the new look Examiner Newspaper.
Ron was at a meeting one night and one of the attendees mentioned she and other women had been discussing their dislike for the new format when one made the statement she listens to READINGS FROM THE EXAMINER on City Park Radio and gets all the news she wants.
Well done, News Readers
30 YEARS OF HISTORY
No prizes for guessing who the celebrity brick paver finisher is!!!
The is a small display of 30 years of 7LTN/CPR history in Studio D — do visit during office hours … the museum volunteers will take you on a tour.
CITY PARK COTTAGE in brix
The coordinator Ken Draeger has been organising several of these expos over the past few years … and the main feature at each one is a special streetscape he has photograph, scoped, measured and then built out of “bricks”.
This year it was the Albert Hall precinct including the City Park Cottage – home to City Park Radio…. and even down to a few monkeys in the enclosure beside the cottage.
more pix of brix below.
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Wednesday May 11
MEMBERSHIP FEES 2016-2017
For existing financial members, the fee is discounted to $40 if paid before 30 June 2016.
Don’t forget to update your membership details with the office.
REELIN’ IN THE YEARS — Classic Album
In discussions about the history of Country Rock, names like The Byrds, Gram Parsons, the Flying Burrito Brothers, Poco, and the Eagles are often the first mentioned. But Emmylou Harris must always be included in such discussions – Elite Hotel is a good example of why this should be so.
Released in December 1975, it built on the success of her previous album from that year, Pieces of the Sky. Emmylou had made her mark in the early 70’s on recordings she made with the legendary Gram Parsons, from there she set about creating a series of landmark albums during the 70’s.
Elite Hotel contains a mixture of reworked country classics like Don Gibson’s Sweet Dreams, Jambalaya from Hank Williams, and the Buck Owns gem Together Again. Her bond with Gram Parsons, who died in 1973, remained strong and Elite Hotel contains 3 songs co-written by Gram, including the superb Wheels.
The album also contains one of the best ever interpretations of a Beatles song – Here, There and Everywhere.
These songs were sung impeccably by Emmylou, who was backed by her Hot Band, powered by James Burton and Rodney Crowell on guitars, plus a host of other top musicians.
The end result is Elite Hotel – an album that stands as a testimony to Emmylou Harris’ ability to transform an eclectic mix of songs into a powerful body of work that transcends musical styles
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.
- All Year Round Tavern
- Avalon Arts & Functon Centre
- Barratts Music
- BP Top Drop
- Carbil Computers
- Carmen Comber
- Greg Crick Motors
- Joes Place for Hair
- Neil Pitt Menswear
- Northern Midlands R&SLA sub branch
- Knits Needles & Wool
- Outside Flowers
- Snooze Launceston
- Tas Best
- Tas Artifical Turf
- Tas Master Barber
- Telstra Quadrant Mall
Sponsorship enquiries – Shirley 6334 7429 or email@example.com
OUTSIDE BROADCAST TRAINING
Meetings this month
Saturday 20th May 9.30am
Public Programming Meeting
Saturday 3rd June 10am.
Saturday 3rd June 1pm.
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