YOUR LOCAL RADIO STATION
Triple H: the world behind the microphone
Triple H FM has been delivering high quality local radio to 68,000 listeners across Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai Shires for over 15 years. Now with radio apps, Triple H programs reach worldwide so listeners may number in their hundreds of thousands.
This not-for-profit business depends on member’s fees, fundraising, sponsorship by local businesses and grants to keep going, with money always an issue. “We’re looking for more sponsorships,” says new station manager Rick Dunlop, “and it’s a win-win for a local business. Advertising with us is more affordable than most mainstream advertising and it gets the message direct to a highly localised customer base.”
Despite a shortage of funds, Triple HHH puts itself out there in the community with outside broadcasts at local events like the recent opening of the PCYC, International Women’s Day, Fire Awareness, The San Fun Run and Bunnings BBQs.
Here’s a rundown of some of the programs and the people behind the microphone. From an old rocker to a youth worker, it’s an eclectic bunch of people - many with no formal radio training - whose passions range from owls, recycling and running groups to dragon boats, jazz music and and all things Filipino and Azerbaijani.
All of local life swings by this little three room studio perched on the second floor of an unprepossessing Waitara building - but what comes out is honest, reflective, passionate broadcasts that keep us informed, captivated and entertained.