A dedicated team of NOOSA FM volunteers started arriving around 6 am to set up for an Outside Broadcast at the Australia Day celebration at the Lion’s Park, situated on the banks of the wonderful iconic Noosa River.
Every year NOOSA FM does an Outside Broadcast (OB) from Pomona showgrounds to support and celebrate our regionalNoosa Country Show.
The show is a traditional country show with a variety of competition sections that help celebrate the diversity of people and their talents that live in our community. Equestrian, Stud Beef, Dairy Cattle and dogs sections are the main animal sections.
Also the Pavilion with Arts and Craft, Cookery Horticulture and Fruit 'n' Vege sections was a must visit this year.
On the day the Showman's Guild supplied all the rides and amusement arcade zone with the usual favorites for the children (and dads).
This year Sibylla Reisch [Good Night Music Pet-Purri Sunday 6 - 8 pm] took the opportunity to record a number of brief interviews with various dog breeders at the show, a selection of which you can listen too below...
An exciting and entertaining Open Day event was held at the studios of Noosa FM 101.3 on Saturday, 15th July 2017.
Among the many great entertainers performing on the day, are Barry Charles accompanied by Wayne Carlson (of the Boppin' the Blues show - see photo below). Barry is co-founder of Noosa FM way back in 1995, with 24/7 broadcasting commencing in 1996!
Pineapple Crush (photo above) appearing, led by the unsinkable Chris Lofven of Magic Bus fame. Other big names include: The Zane Duo, The Dennis Sisters (Top 30 2016 X Factor contestants) Chontia Robinson with Parris McLeod. Finishing up with a jam-session with all bands.
Other delights are: face-painting; sausage sizzle; art show; refreshments; lots of fantastic raffle prizes and there'll even be an ambulance on-site for you to investigate! And, if you want to know how a radio station "ticks over" then here's your chance, with a tour of the Noosa FM studios.
You can find out how you can become a presenter, or how to become involved in any capacity. Try out the "hot-seat" for yourself, and you'll have the chance to record your own CD, make a voice over to be used for broadcasting.
So don't miss out, head for the Noosa 101.3 FM studios at the j, Noosa Junction - 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads (opposite the post office).
For further info, call Noosa FM on 5447 2233 (weekdays) or check the website: www.noosafm.org
Noosa Mayor Tony Wellington and Councillor Jess Glasgow turned out in force to help us support and celebrate this year's 2017 Booin Gari Festival.
Video: Noosa Mayor Tony Wellington interview with Therase Burke at 2017 Booin Gari Festival.
Therase Burke also spoke with Councillor Jess Glasgow at the Booin Gari Festival 2017.
Emily Wurramara being interviewed by Therase Burke at the 2017 Booin Gari Festival.
Originally from Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory, growing up Emily loved hearing her uncles sing, but also realized that women from her community rarely sang in public. Wanting to inspire and empower members of her community, especially young Indigenous women, to find their voice,
Emily sings original music both in English and Anindilyakwa, her original language.(Source: www.emilywurramara.com.au)
Sean Choolburra had us laughing!!!!
Sean is a well renowned Aboriginal Australian comedian known for his high energy performances, dance moves and witty comedy.Thank Sean! (https://www.seanchoolburra.com.au/)
BOOIN GARI - Come This Way in Gubbi Gubbi language.
Another highly successful Booin Gari Indigenous Culture Festival last Tuesday at the Lions Park, Noosaville, thanks to the Gubbi Gubbi people of this area. Noosa FM 1013 were there again this year, capturing the sights and sounds of this wonderful educational and entertaining annual event, and you can see highlights on our Events Page as we continue to upload photos, stories and videos of the day.
The Time Warp Festival on Saturday, May 7th, attracted around 6,000 people! We would like to thank our sponsor Rick’s Diner and Rick and Ben for inviting NOOSA FM to share in such a great weekend event.
Mother's Day was also a busy day for the diner, but with fewer classic cars and bikes than usual for a Sunday... maybe they were all tired out after Time Warping!
After our 'studio' was set up in Rick's Beer Garden Pete's Rock Box had kids, mums and dads boppin' away. It was terrific fun. Having sampled a taste of Rick's famous burgers (small size!) we carried on until 6pm with Myra and Vick taking a turn playing some drive time music. Thanks to Iain for setting up, Rob Baillie for holding the fort in the studio, and to Chris Lofven who dropped by to gossip!
Noosa 101.3 fm will be present at 2 days of outside events at our Sponsor Rick's Dinner this coming weekend: 7 - 8 May, 2016.
Saturday we take part in the Time Warp Festival with a static tent/display and lots of chat to the thousands of spectators anticipated. Margaret Street will be closed to traffic from midday for this great charity event with over 150 hot-rods and 200 custom bikes on display.
Live bands playing through to 10pm; Pin-up Parade; old movies running all day; stalls reflecting the Time Warp and Rockabilly theme? and - as they say - lots more !!!
Festival 1pm - 10pm: Margaret street closed from midday to 7pm.
On Sunday Pete Remick is broadcasting the Rock Box Live program from Rick's balcony overlooking the beer garden from 1pm to 4pm.
Following on - Myra is presenting a Sunday Drive program from 4pm to 5pm, and rounding out the day with Vick at Drive Time can be heard from 5pm - 6pm.
Jimi Mc will not be on air this Sunday to accommodate this outside broadcast - thanks Jim!
We realize Saturday's event co-insides with the Cooroy Fusion Festival, but hope that many of our fellow presenters, members and listeners will come over to Palmwoods to fly the flag and join in the fun of the occasion.
So why not head over to Palmwoods Time Warp Festival and pop in to say hello to us at the Noosa 101.3 fm tent.
Booin Gari festival celebrates Indigenous culture on the Sunshine Coast
Booin Gari was held on Tuesday, 5 April at Noosaville Lions Park, with a range of activities on land and water for the whole community to enjoy.
Booin Gari means Come This Way in Gubbi Gubbi language and is an opportunity to build positive relationships and share in local Indigenous culture. This is the ninth year the event has been hosted by United Synergies and continues to build momentum year on year.
The festival line-up includes performances by Australia’s best Indigenous Comedian Sean Choolburra, dynamic Torres Strait Islander Marcus Pedro and his Dance Kombat, The Floating Bridges and Yarwah – a band with a cutting edge contemporary sound born from ancient cultures and language.
The program also featured a range of guest presentations from local community artists and performers as well as workshops incorporating Indigenous art and culture. Mimburi Upper Mary Indigenous Corporation will be hosting a weaving circle and the Goombuckar Indigenous Cultural Bus will provide interactive storytelling and art activities throughout the day.
Noosa Come Together’s goal is to deliver a quality family and community event that brings everyone together to raise funds for people with disabilities in our communities.
It also gives the opportunity for charities who support people with disabilities to come together to fundraise so that they can continue to offer much needed water activities for people with disabilities in our community.
The day featured great live music from the likes of local legends Barry Charles, Bob Abbott and local disabled artists. There will be a 2nd stage delivering youth performances, a restaurant food court with cooking lessons on a smaller stage, a kids’ funfair, a charity field and river activities.
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