What's New and What's Happening at 2AirFM
Events and Sausage Sizzles for 2017
To view the planned dates for Fundraising Events and Sausage Sizzles, click here.
At the last Presenters' Meeting on Tuesday 22 November, Graham Bell and Hans Katala were presented with their Certificates of Life Membership.
President Richard Moore said 'without Founder Graham Bell having the idea to start the station in the first place, we wouldn't be able to bring so much pleasure to thousands of mature age people, and those who like music they can't hear on other stations!'
Richard went to say that Hans Katala has been a Presenter on 2AIR since the beginning in 1999 and really excelled himself over the last year by taking on the supervision of the volunteer work at the establishment of the new studios in Glenreagh Street opposite the TAFE Office.
|Richard Moore presenting Graham Bellwith his Life Membership Certificate.||Richard Moore presenting Hans Katala with his Life Membership Certificate.|
|Graham and Hans with their Life Membership Certificates.|
2AIRFM Annual General Meeting - 2016
This year’s Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday 5th November at the Cavanbah Centre, Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour.
Committee of Management All positions on the Committee of Management were declared vacant and the following members were elected without opposition to their respective offices.
|Vice President:||John Sercombe|
Lifetime Membership Two members, Graham Bell and Hans Katala, were nominated for life membership of 2AIRFM. A vote was taken and it was unanimous that both should be awarded life membership.
Naming of the New Premises at Glenreagh Street. In recognition of the work carried out by Garry Sambrook along with the previous ownership and history of the house, a plaque titled ‘Sambrook House’ was presented to Garry Sambrook.
Motions raised by Member Motions were raised in writing prior to the meeting by Graham Carr (member), to be added to the agenda of the meeting. As the raising member was not in attendance at the meeting, the motions were declared as lapsed.
Funding Raising - Sausage Sizzles
Sausage Sizzles continue to raise money for 2AIR-FM and other charitable causes.
|The team at Woolworth's Breezeway||The Sizzle Team finishing preparations for a big dayat the Bunnings-Diabetes Coffs Harbour sausage sizzle|
|The first customer arrives at theBunnings-Diabetes Coffs Harbour sausage sizzle.||John and Max serve up two of the best at Bunnings.|
|Max with a sausage dipped in his now-famous (secret recipe),Caramelised and Reduced Sausage Sauce.|
Donation to the Paediatric Unit at Coffs Harbour Health Campus
Coffs Harbour's biggest and first handmade market has delivered an added bonus to the Coffs Coast community - a donation to the Paediatric Unit at Coffs Harbour Health Campus.
Last month's Made With Love Market was an outstanding success at its new home, Park Beach Plaza. One of the market's biggest supporters, Coffs Coast Community Radio 2AIR FM collected gold coin donations from visitors which resulted in $200 going to the Paediatric Unit and $200 going towards the station's new studios in Glenreagh Street, Coffs Harbour.
Paediatric Nursing Unit Manager Kathleen Connell thanked the community radio station and the market's patrons for their support. "Every dollar brings us closer to being able to purchase the equipment we'd like or improving the amenity of the Paediatric Unit for our young patients," Ms Connell said. "Donations such as 2AIR FM's help us do that."
The radio station's president, Richard Moore, and fundraising coordinator Adrian Paul visited the hospital this week to present the donation to Ms Connell. "Community broadcasters have a reputation for supporting new, local, independent and Australian music," Mr Moore said. "We're very proud of that reputation, but we also have a strong commitment to and connection with our local community. We involve ourselves in local events, support local events and help fund worthy local charities. Visitors to last month's markets helped us to continue that support, and we're especially proud of the fact that the recipients will be local children," Mr Moore said.
Donation from Coffs Harbour Collectors Club
In a ceremony at the Botanic Garden, Terrie Beckhouse the President of the Coffs Harbour Collectors Club, presented Richard Moore the President of 2AIR-FM with a cheque for $500.00.
The Coffs Harbour Collectors Club are a loyal supporters of 2AIR-FM having donated on previous occasions to our station.
New Menu Item - Community
A new item has been added to menu which will provide details about our local community. Under 'Community' you will find a list community events for the week, local weather information and links to local and community websites. In the near future you also be able to listen online to community related interviews, previously broadcast on 2AIR-FM.
Pay Your Membership Online
Your annual membership renewal can now be paid online using secure PayPal facilities. New members can also join and pay online.
To pay your membership online, click here.
Easy Listening Blues and World Music
2AIR is looking for more people to present an evening or weekend “easy-listening” Blues program. We are always interested in members who can contribute something musically different that also reflects our changing community. To this end, suitable music from Africa, South America and SE Asia is a real possibility and these programs could also be seen as a unifying force for our newer residents. That said, if you have a wonderful collection of Scottish or Irish music and the knowledge to make this music informative, we’re also interested. Contact our office for more details. Phone 6652-1071 or email
Our programs are now being “streamed” and can be listened to on your computer at any location where you have access to the Internet. It is wonderful news for our local residents who live west of Coffs Harbour. The hilly terrain has hindered the FM reception in the Coramba, Bucca, Lowanna, Glenreagh area . If you have a preferred music player, be sure to look at options at the bottom of the Internet Radio page. Mobile devices, (tablet, smartphone etc.), have also been caterered for - click here.
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