MEMBERS of the Tea Gardens Myall Coast Community Radio (MCR) Steering Committee recently visited the Tuncurry studio of the Great Lakes FM101.5 station to share knowledge and boost their expertise about community radio.
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“We are building our broadcasting, programming and technical expertise by learning from the experiences of Great Lakes FM,” Steering Committee member Rhonda Dorman, informed NOTA.
Six members of the Tea Gardens Myall Coast Community Radio Steering Committee spent a day in the studio.
Technical volunteer, Adam Males, stated,”Sharing information about how FM101.5 operates was very enlightening.”
Great Lakes community radio broadcasts 24 hours a day with volunteers between 6am and 10pm and then using satellite feed. The station has a great reputation across the national Community Radio sector as it provides an accessible and extensive range of information services to the local community, as well as great music.
Rhonda Dorman, added, “We learned a lot about the legal and financial aspects of running a local radio station. We intend to all work together to ensure Myall Coast Radio 87.8FM is successfully broadcasting this year.”
With social distancing in place due to COVID-19, community radio is a welcome initiative for connecting the community.
NOTA newspaper is keen to help and work with MCR 87.8FM and update on the countdown to go live.
By Sandra MURRAY