The Red Hat ladies visited Phoenix FM on Friday 15 April 2016. Whilst there they took a tour of our premises and saw Community Radio in action as well as being told "The Phoenix Story" from our earliest times of struggle to the present. Julien Ringuede was presenting his Classical Music Program and found himself totally inundated in the studio and he was wonderful and joined in the fun. The Red Hat Ladies also met Jason Spowarth and David Michaels and Ken Jones dropped in for a little while to renew old acquaintance! A big thanks to Max Primmer who helped out a lot and even did the dishes! Bill Whitbread, our Vice President was also there and shared some Phoenix FM stories.
Phoenix FM did a live broadcast from Bendigo All Breeds Goat Expo and it was very enjoyable. We even interviewed some of the goats as the pictures will show! Seriously though there was a lot of very interesting information provided by the people we interviewed. A very enjoyable way to put in the morning - broadcast went from 10.00am to 12.00 noon.
These photographs were taken on Easter Sunday 2016 and shows Phoenix FM's entry into the Gala Parade. Once again Phoenix was very well received by the public who clapped and sang along to our music. We also had the support of the "Whovian" group who also had a Dalek. Our Dalek, Marvin is becoming very well known and people were calling to him by name fro the crowd
Bill Whitbread first became involved with community radio in the early 1980’s when he became involved in regular segments on 3CCC Harcourt with regard to changes to the Foster Care Legislation.
Bill is a foundation member of Phoenix FM and has served several terms on the Committee of Management and is currently on the Committee of Management.
Anne Conway joined the then fledgling Central Victorian Community Broadcasters Inc (which was to become known as Phoenix FM) in 2007 and was a foundation Committee of Management member. Anne was extremely instrumental in our efforts to obtain a full time broadcast licence which we succeeded in doing on 31 March 2010.
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I have a passion for music and listening to community radio, partly due to my visual impairment. I have a part time DJ and sound business also. I have just completed the Diploma of IT at BRIT, and have several certificate 4’s in websites and IT. I studied cert 4 in Music Industry also. Recently, I really enjoyed updating and maintaining the website for Phoenix FM , and I am very grateful for the opportunity and experience this has given me. I hope to be a presenter soon as I love Enya and many different music styles. I am 25 years old and wish to support Phoenix in any way I can, as well as pursuing a career in IT and web.
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Specialty Area: Community Development; Communication and Media; Indigenous Affairs; Governance
Ed Story is a proud Wangai Aboriginal man, with links to Aboriginal communities in Victoria, Western Australia and South Australia He is working currently as the International Indigenous Volunteer Network (IIVN) coordinator for Australian Volunteers International (AVI). He has varied experience in Indigenous affairs, having worked in Indigenous specific positions for the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress – Victoria; Centrelink – Area West Victoria; National Archives of Australia and Public Record Office – Victoria and the Koorie Heritage Trust Inc.