Friends of FM – October 2015

Friends of FM – October 2015



David Mohr, Matthew McGee & Blair Brownless calling the action at Bellerive

The 2015 Tasmanian State League football came to an exciting climax in mid September. After covering a lot of the northern fixtures, it was time for our volunteer broadcasters to head south for the final between the minor premiers Glenorchy and the North Launceston Football Club.

David Mohr and Matthew McGee teamed up with Blair Brownless and boundary rider Jade Child to bring all the grand final action and analysis of screaming marks and impossible goals.

It was an amazing afternoon of commentary as the teams played goal for goal until the dying stages of the match when North Launceston edged ahead by two goals to take the cup.

City Park Radio is immensely proud of David Mohr and his commentary teams including Barry Triffett, Cas Douglas or Scott Brown. Whether it be the TSL, the Victory League or the SEABL basketball, their calling has truly brought live & exciting local sport action back to our radios in Northern Tasmania.

Take a bow boys – your commentary has been superb and appreciated by all, even those with little interest in sport.

PS The North Launceston Football Club managed back to back premierships.

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beanIn August we had our A.G.M. The Management team has three new elected members, they are Jim Jacob, Chris Herbert and Graham Harris. Chris Ball was returned as the Treasurer . I was elected to the position of President.

I take the opportunity to thank all who attended the A.G.M. It was pleasing to see a good roll up of members. The Hon. Don Wing agreed to continue as Patron. I thank him for his continuance .

Life Membership…. As we approach 30 years of continuous broadcasting, the Management thought it would be fitting to recognize three (3) members who have given 30 years of continuous service to C.P.R. A motion was presented to the audience of members to endorse the recommendation to award Life Membership to Umi Quor, Rob Wells and John Doyer . By a show of hands the motion was carried. There may be more—watch this space.

The first Management meeting since the A.G.M. was held on the 19th Sept. I would like to dispel the perception (if there is one) that the Management wouldn’t have much to do from one month to another, how hard is it to manage a volunteer organisation. The fact is the Management team has the responsibility of prudent overseeing of strict terms and reporting conditions of our broadcasting Licence. If we don’t  adhere to these conditions, we can lose this licence.

In addition, the Management is charged with formulating and implementing budgets, planning and responsible discharging of members funds. Other duties are reviewing and updating station policies, procedures and protocols. This is only a snapshot of what happens in the Management  of your station. There is no “ I “ in your management team “ we “ take our responsibilities seriously.

Finally, and most importantly ,our mission at Management is to ensure that we respect our charter, that is to foster and involve the community in which we broadcast.

Best Regards, and good  listening— Allan Andersen  President.


CBAAFor the first time, City Park Radio submitted entries in four categories this year.

These annual awards are designed to promote and recognise excellence in community broadcasting. Across 20 categories, they acknowledge the accomplishments of stations and their programs, initiatives or practices that increase their capability and improve the services offered to that station’s community.

The CBAA advised that they were overwhelmed with entries this year. Last year the CBAA received 142 entries, and this year 268. The awards were judged by over 100 different people from within and beyond the community broadcasting sector.

We were informed that in the category ‘Excellence in Sports Programming’ award, there were 12 entries.

Some stiff competition— and unfortunately no station in Tasmania managed to be selected as a finalist in any category.


fr_flagsOne of our newest members, Carmen Comber will begin presenting a new French program from Wednesday October 14 at 7pm.

With her partner George doing the panelling, Carmen will have a great mix of music and information on the 2nd to 5th Wednesdays of each month. Tres bon! Accueil, Carmen !

AFTERNOON TEA – Sat 17th Oct 3-5pm


As part of Seniors Week, CPR is opening the studios and museum for the public to visit and meet their favourite presenters.

Whilst primarily an activity for Seniors Week in Northern Tasmania, City Park Radio is open to anyone to participate.

There still seems to be a romance/fascination to see the face of the voice on the radio, so a good roll up of our presenters and volunteers is expected

People have already booked, a good roll-up will be appreciated as we have quite a number of teabags for afternoon tea.

All welcome.


City Park Radio returns to the Poetry Festival this year to resume a broadcast of the Sunday Afternoon session.

In previous years, members will remember the marquee in the car park—but this year we are off to the QVMAG at Royal Park for readings and author interviews..

If you cannot make it on site in person .. hear some thought provoking reading on City Park Radio — Sun 4th at 2pm.

For more information visit – Tasmanian Poetry Festival


translatorThe good news—CPR has finally received a planning permit to proceed with the project. At the moment, we are waiting for a lease to sign for the piece of ground at Rocherlea before we can legally enter and prepare and meet conditions for a building permit. The wheels are turning slowly.

Our audited figures show in 2014/15, over $10,000 was donated to the project. The project to cost over $80,000. In the meantime, CPR has lodged a grant application with the Tasmanian Community Fund in the hope we can obtain some funds to assist with this community project.

SPECIAL BROADCAST – Sat 17 Oct  12.04pm

City Park Radio will take you to live to the SATIS Athletics Championships at St Leonards, Launceston.

In one hour, David Mohr & Matthew McGee will describe many of the finals, including possibly Jack Hale’s final race in Tasmania.

During that hour, there are all the boys and girls 100m finals.  Matthew McGee will host the coverage, setting the scene, special interviews, and crossing to David Mohr at race times.

Grass roots sporting action – local and live on City Park Radio.

REELIN’ IN THE YEARS – Classic Album

BOLDBold” – Bold, 1969

For a music lover, one of the great pleasures in life is finding a hidden classic that you never knew existed. “Bold” is one such gem!  Massachusetts band Bold released only one album, which promptly sank without a trace. They consequently broke up, consigning them to obscurity.

But new life was waiting! The album was re-released in 2011 by an equally obscure German label called Original Music Records. We should be grateful. The music is late-60s progressive rock, as fine and dreamy as any Beatles or Hendrix record of the time. The album contained cover versions of Dylan’s “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue” and Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth”, but it’s the original songs that stand out, with all band members contributing to the writing.

The music benefits from having two guitarists, Robert La Palm and Dick La Freniere, who both explored vast creative depth. Lead vocals were capably delivered by Stephen Walker. “Crystal Chambers” was clever jazz written by the keyboard player Mike Chmura, who also wrote the psychedelic instrumental “Lullaby Opus Four”. The album’s classic status is guaranteed by a young Bill Szymczyk’s production, providing valuable training for him to work with The Eagles later in the 1970s. Be “Bold” – discover this lost gem today!

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


Alan MorcomWANTED:  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 CPR museum. Receipts issued.



The management committee has accepted the recommendation for the new programming sub-committee — Chris Ball, Ken Brooks, Fiona Brown, Linda Callister, Sheila Hoban, David Mohr, Dan Stephens.


daylightA reminder !!!!

put your clocks forward one hour at 2am



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One Response so far.

  1. Maureen & Les Martin says:

    Congratulations to David Mohr & the SPORTS Team, (even though we haven’t heard much in the last 3 months while we’ve been away touring our great land Central, Northern & Western Australia)!! We hope to be able to receive the SATIS Athletics Championships at St Leonards, Launceston. Our Grand-son Jarrod Thomas is in 100, 200, & Relay team for St. Patrick College!! Go Jarrod – beat Jack Hale!!

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