EdgeFM News

Get ready for another year of great music in the Bega Valley

Today, the Swamp Stompers farewelled the Bega Valley after touring the local area, by rocking the Dromedary Hotel at Tilba.  Corey, Mitch and Luke were in fine form as they entertained the crowd with their dirty slide guitar blues with heavy grooves.  Since playing at the “Drom” same time last year, Luke Ligtenberg has joined Corey Legge and local Tilba lad, Mitch Broadhead with his extraordinary bass, backing vocals and didgeridoo skills.  With Corey’s wailing electric guitar, lapsteel and bluesy vocals and Mitch’s excellent energetic drumming you know you are always in for a good time of great music.

It’s sure that the Bega Valley will produce lots of great new artists in 2014, and we will see our favourite local bands and solo artists like The Blue Ruins, Heath Cullen, Daniel Champagne, Kim Churchill and SO many more do great things with their talent.

If you’re looking for some music entertainment on New Year’s Eve, the Tanja Hall could be the place to be for you with the Dorothy-Jane Band.  Wherever you decide to go to welcome the new year, be safe, and have a great time.

If you’re staying in this New Year’s Eve, you can always tune your radio to 93.7 Edge FM of course!

 

 

All the best for the festive season

93.7 EdgeFM SignWhichever way you choose to celebrate the festive season, keep safe and enjoy.

Thank you to everyone involved in the world of Edge FM for helping the station out in 2013, and all the best for the New Year.  Thank you to all our listeners, sponsors, patrons, members, presenters, volunteers, station manager, and management committee members.

Some of the local programs on 93.7 Edge FM will take a break over the holidays, but you can still tune in for great music and content 24 hours a day.  Don’t forget if you would like to become involved with 93.7 Edge FM in some way next year contact the station through the website, or telephone (02) 6492 4202, email station@edgefm.org.au, or by snail mail on PO Box 771, Bega  NSW  2550.

Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Joyeux Noël, Buon Natale, Fröhliche Weihnachten

December happenings in the Bega Valley

Ulysses Toy Run 3Ulysses Toy Run sharp2Ulysses Toy RunThere’s always lots of community events happening in December around the Bega Valley.  On Saturday we saw the Ulysses Club roll into town on their motorbikes for the annual toy run, this year donating their takings to Vinnies.  It was great to see so many motorbikes make their way down Carp Street and around into Littleton Gardens in Bega.  The VRA did a great job of running the barbeque and the riders looked very proud of their efforts for the day.

Last night Kameruka Hall came alive when the Kameruka Bush Orchestra played traditional Australian bush tunes while the audience eagerly joined in for the Pride of Erin, and many more vigorous dances involving heels and toes and clapping; all called by Mike Martin.  If you haven’t tried this energetic style of dancing, it’s lots of fun and great for the whole family.  It’s a great way to improve your fitness so maybe you could try it out next year – a new year’s resolution! The Candelo Arts Society presents this wonderful evening on the first Saturday of every month from 7.30 pm until 10.00 pm.

Of course, there are lots of local bands playing around the area, so check out the local music info at the bottom of the Edge FM website homepage.

Let us know about your community event

At this time of the year, there are always lots of social and community events happening around the Bega Valley.  Don’t forget, at 93.7 Edge FM, we would love to hear about your community event if you are a not-for-profit, non-political organisation.

The Sapphire Coast branch of the Ulysses Club will be holding a Toy Run on Saturday 7 December, 2013, starting in Bemboka, and finishing up in Littleton Gardens in Bega for a BBQ provided by the VRA.

The funds raised, and the toys collected along the way will be distributed to families in need throughout the Bega Valley Shire community.  All proceeds will be donated to Vinnies and distributed evenly to families in need across the three centres (Bega, Merimbula and Eden).

For more information, or if you would like to make a donation prior to the day of the Toy Run, please contact George Parker on 6493 2578 or mobile telephone number 0409 464 836.

If you would like to contact 93.7 Edge FM with an important community announcement, simply go onto the home page of our website and scroll down to the “Want to become a Member, Presenter or Sponsor, or tell us about your Community Event” field.  Alternatively, you can email us on station@edgefm.org.au

Australian Music Month

It’s Australian Music Month and during the month of November you will be hearing lots of Australian music on Edge FM, your local radio station in the Bega Valley.  Click on the “shows” menu tab at the top of the website if you would like more information about local programs provided by local presenters on Edge.

Keep an eye out for local gigs around the Bega Valley.  Corey Legge who has been studying at Southern Cross University on the North Coast of New South Wales is bringing his band The Swamp Stompers and their dirty slide guitar blues with heavy grooves back to the Bega Valley this month!  You can catch them at The Commercial Hotel in Bega on the 22nd November 2013.  Another local Aussie muso,  Heath Cullen, will be performing at the Nethercote Music Factory tonight.

Scroll down to the bottom of our home page on the Edge FM website to find out who is playing where and when.  In the meantime, keep enjoying the music on 93.7 Edge FM.  Thanks for tuning in!

Over the edge with The Blue Ruins

At Edge FM we love to support local artists by playing their music.  Daniel Champagne, Corey Legge and Cameron Cusack are just some of our young Bega Valley musos following their dreams both locally and internationally.

The Blue Ruin’s latest album is due for release in February 2014.  It was produced by Tim Carr who has worked with artists such as Matt Corby, Jay Z and Kanye West.  The single from the album is called “Over The Edge” which is the perfect song to be played on 93.7 Edge FM!!

For a sneak preview, here’s a link to the website where you can listen to the new single from The Blue Ruins:-

http://www.theblueruins.com/

Don’t forget to scroll down to the bottom of the homepage on our Edge FM website to keep up to date with gigs happening in the Bega Valley.

Life in the Bega Valley

Life’s good in the Bega Valley at the moment with lots of different events.  Last night (Sunday 6th October) at Wolumla Hall, Ricky Bloomfield, Garry Carson Jones, Steve Clark and John Fraser entertained a very responsive audience with their Johnny Cash tribute show.  Special guest Samantha Seymour added a touch of glamour, singing the part of June Carter-Cash with Ricky singing the part of Johnny Cash in the song “Jackson”.  Ricky and Garry gave us a little preview of their show when they performed on air at the Edge FM Radiothon Fundraiser last month (see photo).

A feature film set in the 1920’s is currently being filmed in our local area and a few Edge FM presenters have been involved.  The film is called “Life Class” and director and script writer Tom Cowan has hired many local actors and local people with skills in film making.  Seeing our little towns and local halls and churches being transformed back in time has been wonderful.

There have been lots of whale sightings off our beautiful coastline in the last few days, and last week tall ships anchored in Eden on their way up to Sydney for the centenary of the Australian Navy.

There are always musical events coming up in the Bega Valley, so scroll down to the bottom of the front page on the Edge FM website to find out what’s coming up.  A lot of work goes into preparing for a gig, so let’s get out their and support our local musicians by supporting their shows.

Keep your dial tuned to 93.7 Edge FM and enjoy the music and info.

August 2013 Newsletter

NEWSLETTER – AUGUST 2013

 

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

 

The station has been humming along well over the past few months. Membership was due in June and for those of you who haven’t paid, I have enclosed a membership form. Membership is not just about the money, [although it helps] it is more about showing the Australian Communication & Media Authority that we have support from the community, so if you haven’t paid yet, please do, we need your support. The prize for paying your membership on time, a $30 supermarket gift card, was won by John Cafe.

 

We have just received a grant of $2911.70 from the Community Broadcasting Foundation for a new satellite dish, computer monitor and two new cassette/CD recorders.

 

The new web site is almost complete and should be up and running in the next month. This is a “state of the art” site and should greatly enhance the station and information available.

 

Several new presenters have joined up. Paige Backhouse is helping Boo on Saturday mornings and Andrew Ogilvie is presenting “the way we were” on Sunday afternoons from 1.30 to 5pm. Two old presenters have returned, Debbie on Monday nights, 6 to 8pm, with “country corners” and Lindsay is back with “live with Lindsay” 12.30 to 3.30 Thursday afternoons.

 

On Saturday 7th September we will be holding our biennial fundraiser. This year the Radiothon will also feature a car boot sale and mini market. If you would like a stall ring Karen on  0408 429 402 to book. Cost is $15.00. The car boot sale and mini market will run from 8am to 1pm and the Radiothon will run all day from 8am to 6pm. The other user groups from the Old Bega Hospital will also be participating, there will be pottery demonstrations and sales, the knitters and weavers will have a stall and the lead light classes will be demonstrating their hobby. The Ulysses motor bike club will be showing some of their bikes and the Friends of the Old Bega Hospital will be running the Market Cafe. We will be offering half price membership on the day, as well as raffles, giveaways and live music in the studio. There are many wonderful items that have been donated by the generous business houses of Bega for the on air auction. I have included a list on the reverse so you can consider what you may like to bid on. See you there.

 

Station sounding good,

Don.

 

We wish to thank the following sponsors without who we would not exist. Remember to acknowledge them when shopping for their services.

 

AL’S COUNTRY MEATS, BEGA BLINDS & AWNINGS, BEGA GARDEN NURSERY, BEGA TIMBERS, BERMAGUI BOARDING KENNELS, CAFE EVOLVE, CANDELO BOOKS, MICK DANSEY OYSTERS, CLARKES ACCOUNTANTS,  CLUB BEGA, COASTHIRE, GRACES@ CLUB BEGA, HANS OVERSNOW,  IRONBARK ARBOURISTS,  LEE’S EXCAVATOR HIRE, MYTHOS JEWELLERY & ART, PAPPY’S FRESH PRODUCE, RON DOYLE MOTORS, EDEN MAZDA, SOUTH COAST TYRES.

A great time had by all at the 93.7 Edge FM Radiothon Fundraiser

We have had a fantastic day today out at the Old Bega Hospital, just south of Bega.  There was so much happening;  I’m not sure where to start!  There was a mini-market where stallholders sold all sorts of treasure – books, plants, produce, seeds, jewellery, clothing, and bric-a-brac.  The Old Bega Hospital Trust ran the Market Cafe and the potters, weavers and lead light groups opened their rooms to display their wonderful works of art.  At 11 o’clock a Camellia was planted in memory of Barbara Waddell, founder of the Bega Valley Weavers.

93.7 Edge FM volunteers took turns presenting on air from 8 am until 7 pm, auctioning off several wonderful items donated by local businesses, and  playing their favourite tunes in between.  Raffles were run and the  rissoles and sausages on the barbeque were a big hit with the hungry visitors.  Passers-by were impressed with the motorbike display by the Ulysses Club.

Talented musicians joined in the fun, playing live on air during the day.  Gorgeous singer-songwriter Sarah Campbell led the way, followed by funny-man Damon Davies (who can play the trumpet and harmonica without a trumpet or a harmonica!).  Garry Carson Jones and Ricky Bloomfield entertained us with Johnny Cash songs and Chris O’Donnell has obviously inherited his talent from dad Peter and Uncles Andy and Pat  (The O’Donnell Brothers).  Chris was joined by talented guitarist Brad Eastman with some lovely harmonies, and to finish the day in a musical way, Edge FM’s very own Phil Moriarty was joined by Damon Davies on double bass and Martin added an ethereal air with his alto sax.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who was involved in today’s fundraiser.  A great time was had by all!!  Check out the “Life at Edge” website photo gallery for more snapshots from today.

New EdgeFM website

Welcome to 93.7 Edge FM’s new website.  We hope you enjoy the design and find it easy to navigate.  93.7 Edge FM is your community radio station in the Bega Valley and we broadcast 24/7.

To find out what show is on when, click on the “Program Schedule” tab, and if you would like more information about our locally produced shows, simply click on the “Shows” tab.

The “About” tab provides you with a brief guide to the history of Edge FM, and via the “Contact Us” tab, you  have the opportunity to tell us about  important community events, or to provide feedback.  Don’t forget to keep an eye on the “News” tab for all the latest info about the station. Check out the home page if you would like to become a member, presenter or sponsor, and have a look at our photo gallery for snapshots of life on the Edge It’s as easy as that!