The 5-day lockdown interrupted a long-awaited volunteer radio training, but the delay will not stop the momentum of the region’s premier internet radio station.
Radio Margaret River (RMR) received funding from the Augusta Margaret River Shire Community Development Grant to provide free workshops to volunteers of a certified radio skills trainer from Perth.
RMR President Janine Carter said the workshops will provide volunteers with the skills to produce and present their own live show.
The training is supported by hands-on training in the studio at the Margaret River Community Center.
“It is hoped that some volunteers will still be ready to go live by the end of the month with many exciting programs in the works including weather and surf reports, local news and events show, moments of meditation with Erycka De Marestan and Sistars with Fiona Horne, celebrating our local creative women. “
The station’s volunteers also had a lot to celebrate with the news of their Lotterywest grant application, which will provide them with the funds to set up a second training and recording studio.
Locals showed their support for the Margaret River Street Party last week, where RMR was streaming their songs from the Urban Bean CafÃ©.
Listeners signed up as a Crew or purchased a t-shirt or cap, providing valuable funds for the community radio station.
RMR has been streaming music since the station launched in August, where they also air a Gig Guide, What’s On segment, and Community Callouts.