THE JUDITH NEILSON INSTITUTE
City Park Radio brings you the National Radio News each hour during the day, produced by the Community Radio Network. Listeners may have noticed that these bulletins are now sponsored by the Judith Neilson Institute.
The Australian philanthropist Judith Neilson established this non-partisan Institute in 2018 with a $100 million commitment, with the aim of improving the quality of journalism around the world.
Based in Sydney, the Institute supports and celebrates quality journalism and storytelling, and is governed by an independent board.
It works with journalists and media organisations, and provides grants and education programs to train journalists while also hosting events and forums that discuss issues that shape our society. (Ref: jninstitute.org)
CPR strongly believes that our local community should be kept up to date with the latest information, and is proud to be playing a small part in encouraging young Australian journalists and supporting Australian journalism.
A NOD TO THOSE BEHIND THE SCENES …
Of course this is not just coincidence, and not just because there is an announcer sitting at the desk pressing the buttons. It is also largely due to our dedicated Technical Team of volunteers who ensure that this happens.
As well as maintaining our intricate broadcast equipment, these guys also update the computers regularly, check the time on the studio clocks, install and service equipment like CD Players and making sure the firmware and software is updated, security cameras and keep long grass at bay from around our remote transmitter buildings. There is a myriad of “little” jobs behind the scene that keep all our systems well oiled and ticking over nicely.
On behalf of all our listeners, we owe the Tech Team a vote of thanks for their efforts.
I know what you are thinking … those good people are doing a mighty fine job, what can I offer?
A lot! … New perspectives and new ideas are just two qualities a good management committee needs.
Two executive members (Vice-President and Secretary) and four committee members have their terms ending this year and it is your chance for selection/election. This really is your chance!
Nominations need to be lodged by August 22nd.
PAYING IT FORWARD
Our community station is proud to be able to assist a local organisation … particularly in these strange COVID times.
It was a pleasure to volunteer to assist the Bridgenorth Parrots in this effort … and to show their gratitude, we think they raided their canteen to amass a laundry basket of goodies to show their appreciation.
It was a little embarrassing personally …. so City Park Radio has paid it forward.
We have augmented the basket a little more and have donated it all to the Launceston Benevolent Society. …. so much so, the basket fell apart and we needed a trolley.
Which reminds us, at this time of year there is usually the CAN DRIVE for the Benevolent Society … so if you are passing their shop front at 5 Innocent Street in Kings Meadows … do drop your cans and packets of non perishable food off there.
RADIO MUSEUM MEMORIES
Remember the halcyon days when the radio museum was open six days a week?
Two ladies were there every Saturday to keep the doors open and to welcome visitors and guests to City Park Radio.
Phyllis Berne & Avis Salter guided on most Saturdays for what seemed like decades of volunteering.
From the archive, here is past president Luigi Romanelli in 2010 thanking these two beautiful ladies for their efforts as they ‘retired’ from duties.
Sadly, in mid July this year, Phyllis passed away at the age of 93.
City Park Radio extends our sincere condolences to Phyllis’ family and friends.
|Saturday 1st August||1.55pm – 4.30pm||WINDSOR PARK||TSL Launceston v Lauderdale|
|Saturday 8th August||1.55pm – 4.30pm||NORTH HOBART||TSL North Hobart vs Launceston|
|Saturday 15th August||1.55pm – 4.30pm||WINDSOR PARK||TSL Launceston vs Clarence|
|Saturday 22nd August||2.25pm – 5.00pm||KGV||TSL Glenorchy vs North Launceston|
|Wednesday 26th August||6.55pm – 9.30pm||UTAS STADIUM||TSL North Launceston v Launceston|
|Sunday 30th August||1.55pm – 4.45pm||WINDSOR PARK||TSL Launceston vs Tigers|
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