Live from the Bunya Cen­tre

Ovens & Murray Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - By WENDY STEPHENS

COM­MU­NITY ra­dio sta­tion In­digo FM has a new home af­ter mov­ing into the Bunya Cen­tre next door to the Beech­worth Town Hall.

The re­pur­posed for­mer ma­ter­nal and child wel­fare cen­tre will pro­vides a com­fort­able, cen­tral and per­ma­nent base for the vol­un­teer­run ra­dio sta­tion that broad­casts from Beech­worth on 88 FM.

It also be picked up in Yackan­dan­dah, also on 88FM, Chiltern on 87.6 FM, and will soon be avail­able in Tangam­balanga on 88FM.

Ra­dio pres­i­dent Scott Lan­dells said the sta­tion was grate­ful to have had the sup­port of Beech­worth Sec­ondary Col­lege over the last few years for broad­cast­ing but find­ing our per­ma­nent home was im­por­tant.

“It is very timely that we have se­cured a two- year lease with In­digo Shire Coun­cil,” he said.

“We are in part­ner­ship with Beech­worth Ur­ban Landcare and Sus­tain­abil­ity ( BULS) who will be hold­ing meet­ings and work­shops here and the build­ing is also avail­able for other com­mu­nity groups to use.

Mr Lan­dells said ra­dio sta­tion pro­vides qual­ity ra­dio pro­gram­ing with lo­cal con­tent and pod­casts, and sup­ports non- profit or­gan­i­sa­tions, trade and lo­cal tourism events within the In­digo Shire.

He said the sta­tion en­cour­aged peo­ple to take up the op­por­tu­nity to learn more about be­com­ing ra­dio pre­sen­ters.

“Train­ing is pro­vided with our ra­dio equip­ment and is in­cluded in your mem­ber­ship,” he said.

“What­ever your pas­sion, mu­sic, arts, crafts, wine, cur­rent af­fairs, books, films, re­views, lo­cal events or pro­duc­tions then you may like to take ad­van­tage of this com­mu­nity fa­cil­ity and be­come a pre­sen­ter.”

In­digo FM will hold an open day at the Bunya Cen­tre on Sat­ur­day, Oc­to­ber 27 from 10am to 2pm with in­ter­ested peo­ple free to head along and find out about lo­cal broad­cast­ing or to just have a chat.

The sta­tion is on air 24 hours a day seven days a week with pro­gram guides avail­able at IndigoFMra­dio. com

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion and book­ings email bun­y­a­cen­tre@ gmail. com.

NEW HOME: An­nie Thread­gold and Scott Lan­dells from In­digo FM are de­lighted to have found a cen­tral and com­fort­able space to broad­cast from.

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