CBAA launches campagn in response to cuts in Federal Budget!!!

2016 Budget CBAA loss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Federal Budget has failed to maintain funding for metropolitan community digital radio services in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. The CBAA has launched a campaign to show just how much support there is for our sector and how important it is to secure our digital future.

We really need your help! Will you get involved?

The Federal Budget contains cuts of $1.4 million p.a., funding that currently keeps community radio stations broadcasting on digital in 5 capital cities. Community radio’s standing alongside public and commercial broadcasters is at risk.

It’s not a lot of money in the scheme of things but this decision to exclude community broadcasters from digital radio puts our sector’s future at risk.

Because we’re about to go to an election, we think both the Government and Labor will be paying more attention than usual and we plan to be very loud in those key seats that both sides are battling hard for. These seats are won and lost by just a few hundred votes, so every voice counts.

Will you join our campaign to Keep the Community in Your Radio by signing this petition so we can show the Prime Minister these cuts don’t have community support?

Without this funding community radio will get kicked off digital but we refuse to be left in the last century.

Please, sign here and make sure your friends know about it so they can sign it too.

In the midst of a very close election campaign I believe we can turn this funding shortfall around, but the only thing that will make a difference is you, and everyone who cares about the future of community radio.

Keep the Community in Your Radio by adding your voice.

How you can get involved

Sign our petition

  1. Share our Facebook post on your station page
  2. Forward this email to others at your station
  3. Tweet using our hashtag – #keepcommunityradio

We’ll be in touch again soon to let you know how we go.

Thanks,

93.7 EDGE FM Team

The Escalators play Bega 17 April 2016

Venue Mumbulla School Sunday 17 April 2016

Time: 5:00am. Admission: $15. Age restrictions: All Ages. COME TOGETHER! A community gathering. 3 sets of live music showcasing our 2 releases, and some great tunes for dancing to wrap it all up. A fundraiser for a community member experiencing hardship due to a debilitating undiagnosed illness. Family friendly event (no alcohol). Delicious vegetarian meals and cakes available. Tickets $15 ($10 concession) accompanied under 18s free BUY TICKETS More information Web site: theescalators.com.au/

With more grooves than a record store,  The Escalators tip their fedoras to the sophistication of Swing, the funk of New Orleans, & the rhythmic pulse of Jamaica. The Escalators’ sound is a musical crossroads where four musicians come together in a glorious fusion of creativity & inspiration. The Escalators collect fans from all points of the compass: blues lovers, jazz cats, reggae devotees, funk/soul-brothers & sisters.

The gorgeous tone of Jenny Blunden’s voice steals your heart while Lachlan Mackenzie’s guitar lines weave with pick-pocket grace through a rhythmic framework rich in interplay between Brad Parson’s upright bass & the drum kit captained by Hayden Moore.

The Escalators’ live show creates an intimate audience connection with a keen sense of humour. Add moments of jaw-dropping musicianship, & finish off with unbridled ‘push-the-tables-back’ dancing.

The Escalators are on the road in 2016 with a new CD “From The Hip”.

‘From The Hip’ (2016) boasts 5 original compositions that show this outfit draws on a deep well of creativity, fed by their swing, soul & reggae roots. They also honour the originators on two jazz standards.

The lead single ‘Open Fire’ is currently receiving airplay across the country & reached #1 on the Triple J Unearthed ‘Roots’ Chart.

Gravel back on Easter Monday

Gravel will be on the Edge FM air waves on Easter Monday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm with his special Easter show.  The Easter Bunny will visit as well.

Make sure you tune in as this return of Gravel has cost the station dearly with fees of triple time for the public holiday

New 93.7 Edge FM Program line up

Check out our new program line up.

Go to the PROGRAM SCHEDULE page and then to find out more info about the new shows click on the name of the show on the program.

This will take you to the show summary and give you more information about each of the shows on the EDGE>



Merry Christmas to all

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We at 93.7 edge FM Bega Community Radio wish all our listeners , sponsors, members and presenters and their extended families all the best for Happy Christmas. Please drive carefully over the holiday season as we want you all back in the New Year safe and sound and able to enjoy our music.

What a great day to Raise the Roof!!

Edge FM presenter Lee Chittock admiring the Old Bega Hospital grounds

What a wonderful day out at the Old Bega Hospital today for the Raise the Roof Spring Festival .  Beautiful weather, lots of activities for young and old, raffles, an array of delicious food, and lots of happy, smiling faces.

Your local community radio station, 93.7 Edge FM held their annual open day, and some great local musos entertained the passing crowds from the station verandah.   Congratulations to both the Old Bega Hospital committee, and the Edge FM committee for doing such a wonderful job!!

 

 

 

Edge FM volunteers sweltered in the BBQ tent.

Are they Eels you’re cooking Tim?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visitors came from near and far

Edge FM listener and local muso Mike Martin and family

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Magicians and musicians entertained the crowds

Rhys the Trickster ready for action

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local artists opened up their rooms at the Old Bega Hospital and sold their wares.

 

Leah at the wheel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The verandah became the music hub.

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Boundary Rider Brent checking things out.

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Fred’s Pop is now also on Sundays

Fred Studio picFred plays a fantastic selection of Pop both local and Euro.

Listen in on Sundays from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

A local live 93.7 Edge FM production

New show “Boundary Riders with Garry & Brent”

The Boundary Riders Garry & Brent play a collection of country music and you will be amazed at their knowledge of the Country Music industry

Listen in on Tuesdays from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

A local live 93.7 Edge FM production

Winner of Our Firewood Raffle

Congratulations to Kim Boyd who has won the ute load of firewood dried and ready for use.  He was very excited to hear he had won the raffle when contacted by the station.

Thanks to all our supporters who purchased tickets in our fund raiser we really appreciate your support.

Check out our Facebook page and give us a “LIKE”

“Roots Mix” with Lee is back on Edge

“Roots Mix is “back on 93.7 Edge FM on Wednesdays from 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Lee Chittick presents his passion for early blues and folk – think Bob Dylan ‘Blonde on Blonde’ and archival recordings, early 60’s,  everything from Bob Dylan and Woodie Guthrie to Nick and Amy Winehouse, as well as interviews with musicians and investigating local issues where possible.