Sibylle Reisch (President) recently received a national award from Technorama in recognition of her enthusiasm and commitment to developing and upgrading the NOOSA FM technical operations.
Casey and Taylor stepped up to the microphones last Thursday to help aunty Alison present her Thursady Drive program. And as you can hear from the selected audio bites below, I'm sure you'd agree, that both of Alison's guests are naturals on-air.
We are pleased to announce, that the band Bohemian Rogue with their entry 'Ode to Moffs' where voted the winners of the NOOSA FM 21 Summers Song Writing Competition.
And what a night the finalists concert was. Held at the J, a near packed concert hall of happy revellers where entertained by an exciting and diverse selection of local music.
The night started out with a tradition welcome to country from representatives the Gubbi Gubbi people. This included an entertaining and informative introduction to local indigenous culture and traditional perspectives, which was enjoyed by a very appreciative audience.
The evening was ably hosted by two of our NOOSA FM presenters, Therase Burke and Chris Lofven, who kept us entertained with their banter, especially during changeovers. The superlatives to describe the evening are endless with pretty well all of the 'fantastic night' boxes being ticked.
The other awards on the night where: 2nd Place going to the family band First Bay and their song 'In Your Bones', and
3rd Place went to Stellerize with her composition, 'Be Your Babe'. There was also an Encouragement Award given out to 11 year old Indigo Walsh and her entry 'When The Sun Ain't Out'.
21 Summers Song Competition Entries & Awards
21 SUMMERS SONG COMPETITION
Proudly presented by NOOSA FM 101.3
The theme is 'Summer' and the 10 best, new compositions, selected by NOOSA FM in-house jury will be invited to perform on Saturday 2nd June 2018.
Representatives of the Gubbi Gubbi people will be opening the event with welcome to country,
dancing and traditional insights.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 acts as voted by YOU the audience!
* Support your local singers and songwriters*
* Get to vote to your favourite 21 Summers song *
* Come along to celebrate with NOOSA FM and be part of this fabulous live music event *
So leave this date open for a big party!!
Saturday 2nd June 5.30 pm to 10 pm. at The J Theatre
with the assistance of the Community Broadcasting Foundation.
Get your music out there and on-air. An opportunity to preform your original song live.
Prizes to be won and fun to be had...
NOOSA FM is celebrating 21 summers of continuous 24/7 broadcasting and we invite you to join in the celebrations by calling on
all musicians, all age groups, professional and amateur, and especially you casual dabblers, to compose a song for our
21 Summers Music Festival, with of course, Summer as the main theme.
So why not throw on the kettle, sit down with your fav instrument and get into it...
When you are happy with your creation, record it, and save as a MP3 file.
It may be a song that you had previously composed - that's ok too. As long as it is your original work and unpublished.
Then simply click the red entry form button below, fill in your details (including your song file) and send.
No entry fees, totally free and prizes to be won. It really is that simple!
Entries close: 12 midnight - Thursday, 10 May 2018
All accepted entries will be posted on our web site as well as being actively promoted and played on-air,
with our listeners having the opportunity to vote for the finalists and the overall winner.
The finalists will be invited to perform live at The J on Saturday, 2nd June,
in the NOOSA FM live broadcast of our 21 Summers celebrations.
Cash Prize Pool:
1st Prize - $1000
2nd Prize - $500
3rd Prize - $300
For inquiries call us on
07 5447 2233
Spread the word and please share!
Produced with the assistance of the Department of Communications and the Arts
via the Community Broadcasting Foundation - cbf.com.au
If you've ever fancied the idea of being a radio presenter, here's your big chance.
Our next 'Presenter Training Course' begins - Wednesday, 23rd May 2018.
Contact us to book your place in NOOSA FM's next training course.
Applications to be submitted by Wednesday, 16th May 2018.
You can phone NOOSA FM for details on
07 5447 2233
why not drop in to the station personally.
We are next to The J at 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Junction.
Note: You will require NOOSA FM membership to apply for Presenter Training
NOOSA FM has concluded the first stage of our 2018 Listener Survey. The information you provide will allow us to create programming you, our listeners, want to hear.
The next phase of the survey, the public 'Face to Face Questionnaire' will take place a little later in the year (dates to be confirmed).
So do keep your eyes peeled around Noosa for our friendly, NOOSA FM clipboard wielding volunteers, as we would love to get your feedback.
And remember, NOOSA FM is your station. So if you do see, or are approached by one of our friendly survey volunteers, please take a moment and tell us what you think.
Uncle Charlie Chambers was born in Cherbourg in 1936. His parents were “Stolen. Generation from Far North Queensland. He helped R M Williams make his mark at Rocky Bar cattle station. His art is what he sees, not what others expect. It is his own, yet has a familiar simplicity and unique quality, with wondrous ways to depict the beauty of the land.
Champion footballer and boxer, all-round hard worker, softly-spoken and compassionate man, these days he lives to tell his remarkable stories and display his life's work in art, a life which until 15 "..were the best ...", he says, but where to then, no work in Cherbourg?
Uncle Charlie wanted to earn his own way through life, regardless of the limitations imposed upon him and others under the Aboriginal Protection Act, " ...I wanted to be a drover... so I escaped Cherbourg".
He finished up head stockman and manager on R M Williams "Rocky Bar Station" Eidsvold. He was inducted into the Stockman's Hall of Fame and was introduced to the Queen on that occasion. He features in a TV documentary about his life “Man Of Many Talents and renowned for his art.
Uncle Charlie was born on the Cherbourg mission, just 2 hours North-West of Noosa. On the 4th December 2017 he visited Noosa Heads, on the coastal border of the country on which he spent his early life and spent several hours at Noosa FM, telling his stories and displaying some of his art. In the early days, children from Cherbourg traveled to Halse Lodge for holidays and many would like to visit today to revive memories of what were the few good times, and a welcome break, from dormitory life on the mission.
It was an enjoyable day for Uncle Charlie, who has recently commenced dialysis treatment, but he hopes to return soon with a full exhibition of his art work.
All information contain has been published with the permission of B. J. Chambers. For further information on this and other details, please contact Uncle Charlie's son, Billy Joe Chambers on 0498 686 792.
Selected photographs from the filming of the TV documentary about Uncle Charlie Chamber's life “Man Of Many Talents".
Congratulations to the Carol Singers from Good Shepherd Lutheran College for their beautiful LIVE performance this morning on NOOSA FM! Well done Tosh, Madeleine, Mijili, Grace, Coco and Bailey! A big thank you to Jo and Simon for having the students on your breakfast show and also to Debra Casey, the students’ singing teacher, for being such a wonderful mentor.
We look forward to seeing you all on Sunday 3 December at the Doonan Community Christmas Carols!
Please note: We are keeping our eyes on the weather for Sunday. There is a chance that the carols will take place inside the large hall, which is onsite at House With No Steps. Phew! Great to have a wet weather option! :)
Still plenty of room for everyone, including a visit by a certain "man in red" on a very exciting "sleigh"!! ;)
See you all on Sunday... Rain, Snow or Shine!
The Wave is our NEW overnight program put together by NOOSA FM’s dedicated and talented volunteers, led by our fabulous music librarian, Vicki Riley.
NIGHT OWLS, LISTEN IN & LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK!
* The Wave is targeted at shift-workers, night-owls and anyone who's up during the night. Apart from the entertainment value, The Wave will also serve as a useful vehicle for community announcements and emergency services, benefiting the wider community.
* The Wave will broadcast NIGHTLY, from "late night to early light," and consist of hits from the swinging 60’s to the present time, and be a smooth blend of Blues, Jazz, R & B, Indie, Reggae and Soft Rock.
* The Wave will include Australian and Sunshine Coast musical talent, and songs by local musicians, David Flower and Phaedra, will be featured in the promotion, adding a unique Noosa sound to the program.
* The Wave premiers on Monday, 13th November, from 10pm. Tune in and catch The Wave on NOOSA FM 101.3, or stream it live from your computer, phone or tablet.
The Noosa FM Team
The Wave is a new overnight program put together by some of NOOSA FM’s dedicated and talented volunteers (above) led by music librarian, Vicki Riley. The Wave is targeted at shift-workers and night-owls, although once word gets out others will be staying up just to listen in. Apart from the entertainment value, it will also be seen as a useful vehicle for community announcements and a tool for the emergency services, thereby benefiting the whole community.
The Wave will be broadcast nightly; from late night to early light, and consist of hits and memories from the swinging 60’s to now. It will include Australian and Sunshine Coast talent; songs by local musicians David Flower (Ride my Wave) and duo Phaedra will be strongly featured in the promotion, adding a unique Noosa sound.
The Wave is a smooth blend of Blues, Jazz, R & B, Indie, Reggae and Soft Rock, and will premier on Monday, 13th November from 10pm.
Tune in and catch The Wave on your wavelength at Noosa FM 101.3.
Christine Line for NFM
As the the saying goes man is a dogs best friend. But let's be honest, most dogs are pretty well everybody's best friend.
Today Beth Robinson was in at NOOSA FM to be interviewed by Mike Scott on the the Mike on Monday Morning program to promote the Dog Lovers Show which is on this weekend (Sat 4 & Sun 5 November) at the Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane Showgrounds.
The 2017 Dog Lovers Show will celebrate dogs like no other event in Australia and the first Brisbane event will be one of the largest and most comprehensive Festivals for dog lovers in the world, providing an extensive array of entertainment, education and information.
Below is a snapshot of what will be on at the 2017 Dog Lovers Show:
Please Note: Sibylla Reisch will following up on her Sunday evening show, Pet Purri with a report from the above weekend's events.
As the saying goes, "Winners are grinners", and there was certainly an abundance of grinning at NOOSA FM's inaugural Trivia Night held at the Villa Noosa, Noosaville last Saturday night.
Co-hosted by Pete Remick and Pete Dillon, the Pete & Pete team fronted a well run evening. Of course the event would have remained just another great idea being discussed over coffee if not for a substantial behind the scenes effort from a committed group of organizers and support crew from the station.
We eased gently into the evenings proceedings with a simple "Stand up everybody" from host Pete Remick. "Now sit down if... and sit down if..." etc. until only six people remained standing. With the final six pairing off, the eventual winner was determined through the ever reliable 'Paper, Rock Scissors'. The winner, clutching booty (bottle of wine) to his chest, was clapped and cheered back to his seat by an enthusiastic crowd... and we were away.
Lots of Trivia questions ensued. Some easy, and for some of us, too many not so easy. The various question categories where broken up with other classic activities such as raffles, art auctions and numerous prize give-aways. One these events that proved to be very popular was the tossing of a gold coin at a 12 year old bottle of scotch. Closest got to keep the goodies.
The night wound up a little later than expected and while many ambled off with prizes tucked away, most where simply happy to have been part of a great fun night.
We can't finish up without again thanking Villa Noosa and the very friendly and capable staff for their support on the night. Also a huge thank you to all the local businesses and individuals who donated prizes to the night.
Footnote: It seems that the winning bug was catching that night as the Australian Wallabies also won, defeating the invincible New Zealand All Blacks.
B. for NFM
"To all of those involved in the Trivia Fundraiser on Saturday night, a huge vote of thanks. We raised almost $1000, and we have a lot of interest in another event which we will be pleased to host at some stage early in the new year. There were some terrific contributions in the planning and delivery of the event and it was terrific fun. Thanks one and all."
Pete Dillon - NFM President
Celebrated Queensland artist, Kelvin Hawley popped into the station recently. These where familiar surroundings for Kelvin as he has been previously interviewed by other community radio stations, especially in relation to his portraits of, and creative association with, Chopper Reid. It was a little known fact that Chopper in his latter years had been intensely involved in raising funds for children's cancer research. It was through this association that Kelvin came to know and appreciate a side of Chopper Reid that few got to experience.
Illustrator of over a 1,000 children's books (the exact total being a little blurry), and popular art tutor, these days Kelvin is heading back to the easel to focus once again on his own painting and subject matter.
Kelvin's life experiences are many and varied. From tangoing (local version) with people of Brazilian jungles, to numerous out of body astral experiences, and that's just for starters. For most of us, our passing on will be one-off event, yet Kelvin, so far, has experienced it (heart stopping for substantial periods), four times to date.
As you can imagine he has an interesting story or two to tell, so we are hoping to get Kelvin back to NOOSA FM at some stage for an on-air interview.
B. for NFM
Talented and beautiful Charly Bradshaw was interviewed live by Therase Burke on the Friday afternoon Drive Time program to discuss, amongst other things, her 'Avalon' CD launch next Friday 20th at The Shared, Yandina.
So why not head over to Yandina this Friday and support our very own homegrown talent.
NOOSA Community Radio has recently instated a new committee ready to entertain the region.
Sibylle Reisch is now the vice president and presents a Sunday evening show called Pet Purri that's all about our furry best friends.
"The main focus is pets and animals, I've interviewed SmartPups, the Noosa RSPCA, I made a recipe for dog ice cream, it was like a dog ice block,” Sibylle said.
"I want to contact the (Noosa) Council and the (Community) Biosphere about animal problems we have, like feral cats.
"I think there's things like that we can do on the radio show for the community.
"Animals need a voice. Everyone has a pet now.”
Sibylle started off volunteering in administration for the station, but this year set her sights on presenting.
"I only did the presenter course this year, I didn't even know it was possible (to be a presenter),” Sibylle said.
"I spend three days working on my show for a two hour show.”
Thanks to digital radio and the show's time slot, Pet Purri has fans all the way from Europe, as well as one her own backyard.
"I've got people from Ireland, Spain, UK, Germany that listen in,” Sibylle said.
"And my dog Bundy, he's a maremma (sheepdog). I adopted him.”
Listen to Pet Purri on Sunday evenings, 6-8pm on Noosa FM, 101.3fm
Photography and interview by Amber Macpherson/Noosa News
Thank you so much for having shown me around Noosa FM and talking to me during my travels in Noosa.
Anyway, in this first picture is Tim Willet, the manager of Cambridge 105 and host of the NMG (new music generator) Wednesday night show. Since it began the audience has been growing, as each week there is a new guest doing a love-sent and an interview, along with a weekly chart which local bands and artists take very seriously and compete against each other. The show has become so popular we have the opportunity for the NMG awards to be hosted every year by local Cambridge venues. This gives the bands, artists, producers, managers and anyone else who has achieved anything in music, to receive an award. It has now become a widely-known event, to the point that the likes of Mallory Knox have made appearances.
Tim has been good enough to show me the ropes of radio and allow me to watch what he does over the last year, along with letting me do my own radio stuff to gain some experience. He continues to further the radio station and I have moved to Wales where I am studying journalism and radio broadcasting.
Perhaps I'll make a return to Noosa in the not too distant future and put my newly learned skills to the test but until then I thank you for meeting me and I'll just rep the jumper over here in the U.K.
Regards and thanks,
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
The first Monday Morning with the Mike AMRap radio show on Noosa FM this week was a blast, thanks to Olivia Ruth.
They're all talking about it, so why not dive in to the weekly program guide and check out our Winter Season Programs.
Want to support your local radio station but the budget's a little tight and you're looking for an affordable option, then how about our $25 NOOSA FM T-shirt?
Both male and female cuts are made from the finest quality soft cotton. Available in an option of three colours: black, white and red to suit your personal style preference.
So why not pop in to the station, say hi!, and pick up your new t-shirt...
Noosa FM are thrilled to announce that thanks to Noosa Council we have been able to significantly upgrade our Recording Studio aka Studio 3.
The new state of the art equipment and software will greatly benefit the station and provide a much needed boost to our competitive edge in this fierce market place.
Thank you Noosa Council for all your support!
Website design: Brent Harvey. Technical development and assistance: Australian Music Radio Airplay Project (Amrap)