NEWSLETTER – AUGUST 2013
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.
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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.
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!
If you like what you hear on local community radio, why not become a member of Edge FM and show your support. Membership is by application and you can use the form at the bottom of the page.
Annual membership costs are as follows:-
FULL MEMBERSHIP – $27.50
FULL & PATRON MEMBERSHIP – $60.00
(with Patron members acknowledged on air twice weekly)
SUPPORTER MEMBERSHIP – $17.00
JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP – $17.00
(Please note, Junior & Supporter Members have no voting rights)
Phone 02 6492 4202
Mail PO Box 771, Bega NSW, 2550
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