2 Air FM celebrates quarter century of radio history

Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh cuts the birthday cake with 2 AIR FM President Garry Costa and the artist who painted the front cover of the ‘2 Air FM, the First 25 Years’ book, Sally Ann Ikin.

2 AIR FM celebrated its 25th Birthday Party at the station’s studio in Glenreagh Street.

With the stirring sounds of bagpipes, the Coffs Harbour Pipe and Drum band marched up the driveway, announcing the arrival of Coffs Harbour MP Gurmesh Singh and 2 Air FM President Garry Costa.

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Mr Singh quipped that It was the first time he had been ‘piped in’ to a function; something he could now tick off his bucket list.

The State MP opened the proceedings, officially launched the station’s history book, helped to cut the birthday cake and then mingled with the partygoers.

“Our book ‘2 Air FM, the First 25 Years’ was compiled by long time members with original artwork for the cover by Sally Ann Ikin, another member,” 2 Air FM Treasurer Elsie Langford, one of the original members of the radio station’s team, told News Of The Area.

“This book is now on sale at the studio for $15.00 per copy during business hours (8.30 am to 4.00 pm on weekdays).”

The day itself was a relaxed and friendly affair with the Coffs Harbour Pipe and Drum band playing a selection of music.

“Casey Alexander, a local young artist, sang some classics as well as self written songs and was warmly received together with Harbour Lights, who always sing up a storm with their popular style of songs both old and new with the audience singing along with them most of the time.

“Another attraction was trike rides which proved very popular again this year, along with the numbers games and a musical trivia run by MC Ian Williams to keep things busy in between acts.

“The BBQ was fired up and of course the food was superb, as only our hard working fundraising team can achieve.”

2 Air FM thanks all those who came along on their very special day.

“Being a not-for-profit and all-volunteer organisation, the support of our members and listeners has been vital to us notching up 25 years and has been and will always be very much appreciated,” said Elsie.

For further information on the history book, please contact the office on 6651 1071 during office hours or email treasurer@2airfm.com.au.


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