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AGM Committee elected (Secretary still not Filled)

At the AGM held on Wednesday 12th November the committee of management was elected however the position of Secretary still remains vacant. If you are a member and interested in filling the position od Secretary please contact the station by email on:- station@edgefm.org.au and advise your availability

 

The positions filled at the AGM were;

  • President: Don Norris
  • Vice president: Tim Whitaker
  • Treasurer: Georgina D’Souza
  • Secretary: VACANT
  • Committee members:  Richard Sharman, Hans Wiedeman, Peter (Boo) Ison

EDGE FM HAS RECENTLY TURNED 20

EDGE FM HAS RECENTLY TURNED 20. THAT’S RIGHT, 20 YEARS OF CONTINOUS BROADCASTING. TO CELEBRATE THIS IMPORTANT MILESTONE EDGE FM WILL BE HOLDING AN OPEN DAY ON SATURDAY 30TH OF AUGUST AT THE STUDIOS AT THE OLD BEGA HOSPITAL AT SOUTH BEGA. COME AND INSPECT THE STATION,  AND JOIN US FOR A FREE BBQ AT LUCHTIME. THERE’LL BE HEAPS OF FREE GIVEAWAYS INCLUDING T-SHIRTS, CD’s, PENS, STUBBIE HOLDERS AND CAR STICKERS.  THAT NIGHT A DINNER WILL BE HELD AT GRACES@ CLUB BEGA, BOOKINGS  ARE ESSENTIAL, CALL THE STATION ON 64924202 IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND.

MARK IT IN YOUR DIARY, THE EDGE FM OPEN DAY AND FREE BBQ, FROM 11AM ON SATURDAY AUGUST 30TH AT THE OLD BEGA HOSPITAL.

THE OPEN DAY IS SPONSORED BY THE COMMUNITY BROADCASTING FOUNDATION, COASTHIRE,

J D’S MEATS, BAKERS DELIGHT, THE BDN AND KANE TAYLOR.

Our community radio station is at serious risk.

The Commission of Audit last week recommended that funding for the Community Broadcasting Program be abolished.

If the Government adopts that recommendation in Tuesday’s budget community stations like ours right across the country will be put at real risk.

At EdgeFM we rely on our satellite feed and content made by volunteers at other community radio stations. We also use grants to fund studio and transmission equipment and even setting up this website.

We need your help to make sure the Bega Valley continues to have community radio.

Go to www.committocommunityradio.org.au and email the Treasurer Joe Hockey. The more emails the Treasurer gets from community radio supporters calling on him to ensure our funding is continued, the greater chance the cuts won’t be included in the Budget.

We’ve got less than five days to ensure the cuts aren’t in the budget, so please go to www.committocommunityradio.org,au and help protect our community stations now.

Thanks for your ongoing support.

The Commission of Audit last week recommended that funding for the Community Broadcasting Program be abolished.

If the Government adopts that recommendation in Tuesday’s budget community stations like ours right across the country will be put at real risk.

For our station, it could mean less program’s and no funding for equipment replacement. With so few volunteers Edge FM relies on Community Broadcasting grants to keep us on the air.

We need your help to make sure this doesn’t happen.

Go to www.committocommunityradio.org.au and email the Treasurer Joe Hockey. The more emails the Treasurer gets from community radio supporters calling on him to ensure our funding is continued, the greater chance the cuts won’t be included in the Budget.

We’ve got less than five days to ensure the cuts aren’t in the budget, so please go to www.committocommunityradio.org,au and help protect our community stations now.

Thanks for your ongoing support.

Join EdgeFM and present your own show!

It isn’t as hard as it sounds…..drop us an email, give us a call or pop into the studio. If you’ve got an idea for a new show we’d love to hear from you.

Tune in to Spectors of the Future 3:30pm Thursdays. This week talking to CoWS Near The Coast.

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As well as the latest tech news from Brex this week, we’ll be chatting to CoWS Near The Coast, a new hub for tech industries in Bega. Tune in at 3:30pm Thursday for Spectors of the Future on 93.7 EdgeFM.

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.

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!