Marvin the Dalek found his way into the Phoenix FM entry at the 2017 Bendigo Easter Torchlight Procession - Thankfully no one was injured and Marvin went home without exterminating anyone
Ninth Annual General Meeting
Central Victorian Community Broadcasters Inc. Trading As Phoenix FM had its ninth Annual General Meeting
On Thursday 24 November.
Office Bearers for the upcoming twelve months are:
Committee of Management
Samual Harrison (President), Bill Whitbread (Vice President), Peter Williams (Treasurer), Anne Conway (Secretary), Greg Ralph, Ken Jones and Warren Koglin (Ordinary Committee Members)
Presenter Training: Tanya Jones
Programming Committee Co-Ordinator: Greg Ralph
Programming Committee Greg Ralph and Rian Howells
Members/Volunteers Co-Ordinator Miss M
Music Librarian Miss M
Outside Broadcast Co-Ordinator Craig Whan
Production Team Rian Howells, Phil Campbell and Peter Williams
Sponsorship Co-Ordinator Warren Koglin
Community Service Announcement
Co-Ordinator Noel Paech
On Sunday 30 October 2016 Phoenix FM broadcast live for six hours from the Maldon Folk Festival. We had a direct line from the main stage and were able to broadcast the performances as they were happening as well as interviewing several of the artists themselves including Greg Champion. Weatherwise the day started out very nicely although a little windy but as the day wore on it got a bit scary as the day went along with the temperature dropping and the wind threatening to blow everyone away but it did not deter our intrepid crew. Outside Broadcast Team comprised Max Primmer, Simon Dillon, Peter Williams and Craig Whan
Phoenix FM broadcast live for five hours from the Murran Dhelk Indigenous Football Netball Carnival on Sunday 16 October 2016. It was very cold and the windy sometimes almost blew us away but we persevered and had a lovely time. Phoenix FM members who took part on the day were Bill Whitbread, Anne Conway, Sue Tuitupou, Peter Williams, Craig Whan, Tanya Jones and Skye Anderson. We also gained a new young presenter as the afternoon went on - Izzy Tuitupou! Izzy, despite his tender years was not shy either on or off the microphone and it was he who approached Western Bulldogs player Jake Stringer and brought him over for an interview. The rest of us were too shy to do that.
In 1993, I completed a Bachelor of Arts (Media Studies) degree at Edith Cowan University in Perth. During my studies, I learnt on-air and production skills at 6RPH Information Radio in Perth. During my time at Information Radio, I met wonderful people and hosted the sports show along with my twin sister until 1994.
From 1993-1997, I ventured into Radio 6NR in Perth and further learnt reel to reel production skills and did the graveyard shift on many occasions.
The other shows at Radio 6NR include;
Host/Producer – Women’s Cricket Show
Co-Producer – Good Afternoon Magazine
Panel Operator – Lawn Bowl’s Show
Host – Graveyard shift
2003-2009 – Host/Producer (with my twin sister) – The Sport’s Lounge on JOY Melbourne 94.9FM. The show won the CBAA Sports Broadcasting award in 2008.
I also hosted the Breakfast Bar (on occasions) and the Drive time shift at JOY Melbourne 94.9FM.
2009 -2015 – Sports phone correspondent (as I moved back to Perth at that stage) – Saturday Morning Magazine on JOY Melbourne 94.9FM.
My sporting passion started at a very early age and I feel privileged that I am able to extend my love for sport in broadcasting.
The most exciting aspect of radio is engaging part of an audience who normally wouldn’t be into sport but still loves to listen to ‘Sportsvox’. Bendigo is an exciting sporting region and ‘Sportsvox’ is here to engage the community and be the ‘Voice of the Sporting Community’
Lewis Adams debuted his variety program The New Local Radio when Phoenix FM first hit the airwaves in January 2008. Featuring recurring segments and diverse music, Lewis enjoys bringing the weekend to a close with fun banter and great tunes.
The New Local Radio can be heard on Phoenix Sundays 10pm-midnight with Lewis and co-presenter Clare Robinson.
I began community radio Italian Program “ VIVA ITALIA “ as a presenter in Bendigo in 1994 with a half hr program, increasing to 2 hr weekly.
During my time at Phoenix FM (5 Years) the Italian Program won the CBAA National Award for best ethnic program.
For personal reasons i moved back to Melbourne in 1999 of which i joined another community radio and won a further 4 CBAA National Awards for best ethnic program.
Since moving back to Melbourne the Italian program has always featured weekly on Phoenix FM where it’s still currently going to air every Saturday nights from 6.00 – 8.00 pm.
Floreena is a Radio Presenter for Phoenix FM Victoria where she encourages live music in the studio, interviews and playing favourite requests Presenting Country, Bluegrass, Blues Music between 11am- 1pm
Floreena is a foundation member of Phoenix FM and has been involved with community radio since 1996 where she began her radio career at 89.5 Triple C FM, Bendigo.
In 2007 Floreena became a foundation member of Phoenix FM Bendigo
Floreena is also a Country Music Entertainer, she remembers where it began - singing with her family around the campfire on the Murray River's edge on fishing trips and singing with her father playing the button accordion at the family home.
The love of her favourite music eventually led to her forming her own Country Music band in 1977 called the Tumbleweed Country Band. The band took a bus full of their fans and toured over Victoria NSW and Melbourne working in the clubs, hotels etc for 25 years.
Throughout her musical career Floreena has ran many successful festivals and concerts, working constantly for the community and for many charity organisations today
Email: [email protected]
Floreena’s: website www.floreena.com
Mick Griffin began hosting the program ``Rock Bottom`` at Phoenix FM on Boxing Day 2011.
``Rock Bottom`` is without a doubt one of the loudest programs on Central Victorian airwaves, playing as it does a wide ranging mix of Hard Rock, Punk, Sleaze, Garage and Stoner Rock…The brief for ``Rock Bottom``, which airs Sundays 7.00 to 10.00PM, has always been that of PURE ROCK & ROLL!
Mick also hosts ``Queens of Noize`` every Thursday evening 10.00PM to Midnight, a program dedicated to airing the very best, and very loudest in female and female fronted Rock acts from all over the world…FEMALE FUELLED ROCK & ROLL!
Both of these programs proudly boast a large quotient of music from independent acts the world over.
Bitten by the Rock & Roll bug at an early age and ingrained with a life-long restless and insatiable appetite for fresh new music (of the loud variety), Mick has been a constant presence on the live music scene for many years as a promoter, photographer, biographer and interviewer. The best way to sum Mick up is that of an all round Rock & Roll carnival barker
Phoenix FM has a mega-fundraiser coming up in September – Alan Boromeo’s Farewell to Bendigo Art Exhibition.
Alan Boromeo is a very popular Phoenix FM announcer and presents Diamantina Dreaming each Sunday morning. Sadly this will come to an end on 28 August as Alan prepares to leave Bendigo and relocate to Geelong. This exhibition celebrates Alan’s contribution to Phoenix FM and of course his talent as an artist/sculptor.
Well worth the trip out to Lockwood to have a look at the oil paintings, prings and metal sculptures. Entry is by donation which, of course goes to Phoenix FM as does the raffle money and the sausage sizzle money.
The Exhibition will be opened at 6.30pm at Bill’s Shed – 1023 Calder Alt Hwy, Lockwood on Friday September 2 and everyone is welcome but bookings are requested for catering purposes.
Please ring 5435 3674 or send an email to [email protected] if you would like to confirm your attendance.
The exhibition will run through to Sunday 11 September. It will be closed on weekdays except for where there are bookings so mostly we are looking at the two weekends. To add to our fundraising Phoenix FM is running two sausage sizzles – one on Sunday 4 September and the other on Sunday 11 September at Bill’s Shed. We would appreciate some volunteers for this – we will run the sausage sizzles from 11.00am till 2.00pm on each occasion.