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Noosa FM AGM 2023 & Christmas Get Together

Noosa FM 101.3 invites all its financial members to attend the AGM 2023 on Saturday 18th of November at 11.30 am – 1 PM and the “THANK YOU” Noosa FM Christmas Get-Together 1 – 3 PM at the Noosa Springs Resort, Links Dr, Noosa Heads.

Thank you to all our listeners, members, volunteers, sponsors and supporters, community subscribers, Noosa Council & The J team, the Queensland Government.

Thank you to our super sponsor the Bendigo Community Bank Sunshine Coast, Queensland Government, to all of you who took part in the raffle ticket sale and who donated to Noosa FM, the list is much longer and goes on.

Thank you for a successful and supported Year 2023.

Noosa FM 101.3: On-Air Now

Noosa FM 101.3 is a community radio station and a central voice of the Sunshine Coast.

We are proud to be local and vocal!

Listen to us by going to Listen Live on the top right on desktop or a laptop. Or click on the Play button on the Music Player at the bottom of the site on any device.

Our unique programs and podcasts cover:

  • local news,
  • environmental issues and nature,
  • ethical development,
  • a variety of music genres,
  • science and
  • social issues.

We also allow airtime for CRN programs on film, small business, wellbeing and gardening!

Meet Our Presenters

Al Hensely

Monday 12 pm – 2 pm & every other Wednesday 12 pm – 2 pm

A founding member of the station, Al has been presenting blues music on NOOSA FM since its inception in 1995. He launched Blue Monday when the station extended its broadcasting beyond weekends. Al is a veteran musician who played in Brisbane’s Union Blues Band. He formed the popular Sunshine Coast rhythm & blues band The Big Easy with fellow station members Jim Toomey and Tad Graham in 1996. During their first two years together, they played with the station’s first president, singer-songwriter Barry Charles. Between 2003 and 2010 Al also led the Banana Republic which also included station members Wayne Carlson and Kenny Griffith. Both bands have actively participated in many station fund-raising events.

Al has served on various committees including Management, Human Resources, Training and Production. A holder of a Certificate III in Broadcasting (Radio), and a similar one in Workplace Assessment and Training, Al taught Presentation Style & Technique on the accredited Certificate III in Broadcasting courses run by station.

Since 1998 he has consistently contributed reviews of blues/R&B CDs for the national roots’ music magazine Rhythms. Al has a passion for authentic blues and modern jazz. He has gained a vast knowledge of the music having made several pilgrimages to various US locales where it evolved, particularly forging strong affinities with Louisiana.

In early 2012, Al replaced Brian Fane as a host of Jazz Plus, alternating week about with Wayne Carlson. On that program he presents new release modern jazz material as well as classic tracks, while on Blue Monday he presents new releases in blues, soul and old-school R&B besides a variety of traditional and vintage historic recordings.

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