CHILDERS BACK ON THE AIR

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CHILDERS has been given a voice, thanks to Pilot­light Pro­duc­tions which has brought back ra­dio sta­tion 88FM to the air­waves.

Pres­i­dent Tony Carey said he was proud to an­nounce that 88FM Pilot­light Ra­dio would start on Tues­day.

Mr Carey said clas­sic and con­tem­po­rary hits mixed with lo­cal mu­sic and sto­ries would cre­ate a unique voice for Childers.

“It’s taken six months, but fi­nally we’re ready to go to air,” Mr Carey said.

“It’s also a sig­nif­i­cant mile­stone in the growth of Pilot­light that we have a head­quar­ters, a place of busi­ness, and a cen­tral venue for re­hearsals.”

Mr Carey said Pilot­light Pro­duc­tions al­ready trained its mem­bers in all ar­eas of stage­craft and now it added ra­dio skills train­ing to its bow.

“With time and train­ing, our Pi­lot-lighters will be able to shift 88FM away from be­ing a fully au­to­mated ra­dio sta­tion to broad­cast­ing reg­u­larlysched­uled pro­grams by ‘live’ pre­sen­ters, as well as us­ing their new skills as record­ing artists, voice-over talent for spon­sored mes­sages and ra­dio drama, and as tech­ni­cians,” Mr Carey said.

“This is all about de­vel­op­ing ca­reers at a time when jobs are in short sup­ply around here.”

The ra­dio sta­tion is in search for spon­sor­ship from new en­ter­prises, small businesses and trades, clubs and com­mu­nity groups seek­ing to es­tab­lish name and prod­uct recog­ni­tion.

“People of­ten com­plain that noth­ing hap­pens in a small town in Childers. Con­versely, they get frus­trated when they find out that they missed some­thing in­ter­est­ing be­cause they didn’t know it was on. If there is a lo­cal busi­ness seek­ing to edge ahead of the com­pe­ti­tion, or an up­com­ing event that people should know about, I hope they can say that they heard about it on 88FM Pilot­light Ra­dio,” Mr Carey said.

The ra­dio sta­tion will op­er­ate from the orig­i­nal premises at 94 Churchill St, Childers. If you would like to spon­sor the ra­dio sta­tion, con­tact 0417 930 579.

PHOTO: ZACH HOGG BUN130913DSK1

LO­CAL VOICE: Pres­i­dent of Pilot­light Pro­duc­tions Tony Carey is ex­cited about launch­ing a new com­mu­nity ra­dio sta­tion for Childers.

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