Australia Day

To celebrate the Australia Day weekend, yesterday on 93.7 Edge FM we heard all Australian music on The Sport Free Zone with Don, and last night we listened to the Golden Guitar awards from Tamworth.

Today is Australia Day and in the Bega Valley the community came together in Littleton Gardens to celebrate.  Catriona Rowntree was the ambassador, Mayor Bill Taylor the Master of Ceremonies, and locals Ryan Campbell, Anne Moore, Imogen Pittolo, Molly Campbell and Garry Lonesborough were all recognised and rewarded for their efforts in community citizenship.  Bega Lions Club fed the hungry crowd with a delicious barbeque, and we welcomed our new Australian citizens.

There were many forms of entertainment and activities going on in Littleton Gardens today, but it’s always great to see young locals performing to an appreciative crowd (pictured are the very talented Jake Whyman and Britney Meers).

Don’t forget you can tune into 93.7 Edge FM anytime day or night to hear either local programs, programs from the Community Satellite Network or to just to listen to music on the radio.  Have a look around our website to find out more about our local programs, when they are on, and who your local presenters are.  Click on the “shows” tab to find out more

Thredbo Blues Festival not far from the Bega Valley!

Although the Bega Valley is home to many fine local musicians, sometimes it’s good to get out of the valley and check out some other Australian talent.

Every year, the Thredbo Blues Festival is a great place to catch all the latest Australian blues talent, as well as some old favourites, and this weekend just gone (Jan 17-19, 2014) was no exception.  In fact, the music will still be going strong right now until the wee small hours.

A few familiar Edge FM faces were seen around some of the venues.  Fast Eddie who presents the Sound Lounge every Wednesday afternoon from 4.00 pm was spotted at several venues, and members of the Niemeier family, a family of blues tragics, and long term supporters of Edge FM, were spotted poolside, and in various bars and halls.

Below are a couple of photos from the weekend, including Minnie Marks, a pint sized performer, who obviously just loves to play.  With a big set of lungs and a wailing guitar Minnie delivers a great output of original song with a few covers thrown in.

Minnie Marks









Headline act, Wendy Matthews, looks and sounds amazing.  Wendy entertained the crowd with all of her hits including Token Angels, Let’s Kiss, The Day You Went Away and many more of here well known tunes.

Wendy Matthews









If you missed out this year, maybe you can check out the Thredbo Blues Festival next year.  In the meantime, it’s sure that a few blues tunes will be played on air, so keep your dial tuned to 93.7 Edge FM, because we just love music!!



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, 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

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:-

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.


Pete Wild @ Black Sheep Baa