Mobile unit needed to broadcast live from events
BROADCASTING across the airwaves for more than eight years, the small community radio station in Gin Gin has 18 dedicated volunteers keeping the dead air to a minimum.
Playing tunes from across the decades, each radio presenter has their own taste in music, from country to pop, including Australian rock.
Station president Ken Andersen said the radio station receives great support from the locals.
“We broadcast live to 11pm then switch over to the satellite,” he said.
“Gin Gin OWN 104.9 is played at the hospital and lifeline and many of the business’s in Gin Gin also tune in.”
The volunteers raise funds by selling raffle tickets, sausage sizzles and supporting community events.
Mr Andersenhas relied heavily on community grants to upgrade equipment.
“We would like to be able to broadcast live from events, we are looking for a caravan to make over for community events,” he said.
“The radio station is 100% community owned and support the work-for-the-dole program.”
For the past three years Mr Andersen has stood proud as the president and has increased the number of advertisers and volunteer team.
“We are always looking for new volunteers, you just need to be over 17 years of age,” Mr Anderson said.
The new location has sparked new life into the volunteers and spurring on grand ideas.
“We support and encourage children with special needs and we have partnered up with Positive Steps to assist childhood development and support,” he said.
To help, phone Ken on 0408 710 906.
ON AIR: Ken Andersen is the president of Gin Gin Radio.