SENIORS NEWS Tune in to 104.9 FM – the top radio station for Seniors
104.9 Sunshine FM, the Sunshine Coast’s only radio station for the over 50’s, has emerged as the top radio station for their demographic on the Sunshine Coast, according to the latest research from the McNair Ingenuity survey conducted in June 2012. With a massive 55,000 plus listeners across the Coast, from Caboolture to Noosa and out to the Hinterland, the station provides a 24 hour music and information format seven days a week that is constantly gaining popularity. Station Manager Ken O’Flaherty said the listening audience was growing every week. “We play a variety of
Back row standing (l-r) Ken O’Flaherty - Station Manager, David CorbenVice-President, Ray Sheldrick- Technical officer, Phil Hustler – Treasurer, Jim Hales – Volunteers & protocol. Front row ( l-r) Charles GodfreyPresident, Nettie Knox- Secretary. Inset : Mike Toone – Marketing Strategy
music from the 50s through to the 80s plus some specific genres and ethnic music,” he said,
“We also provide free air time for many of the Coast’s non-profit organisations, including
sports and service clubs such as Rotary, Lions, the Coastguard and U3A, to promote their
organisations’ events.” He also said that, “Sunshine FM has a board of management consisting of professionals from a broad spectrum of the business world including radio technology, radio m a n a g e m e n t , accountancy, business administration and other media, and has never been managed more professionally.” The station is manned primarily by volunteers with minimal paid staff. Some of the volunteers have been with the station for over eight years. The on-air presenters include some famous faces (voices) including Cam Young and Bob Stuart (both ex ABC),
Gary Roydhouse, Don Moxham, Des Deighton and John Burls. Sunshine FM was formed over 12 years ago and one of the original founders, Graham Webb, is still a member and contributor to the station. Keeping the station on-air requires a budget of approximately $300,000 which is mainly derived from sponsorships, subscriptions and the occasional government
grant plus a Radiothon held each April. The Sunshine FM office is located in the centre of Buderim and is always on the lookout for volunteers and potential program presenters. If you would like more information you can contact the station on 5450 1049 or email: email@example.com or check out the website at www.sunshine fm.com.au.
Convert all your treasured memories CD or DVD
DO you have a collection of old slides, taken on holidays long ago? Perhaps you have a box of Super 8s from when the kids were young? Or an old audio reel of tunes that remind you of a time gone by? Many of us do have precious memories in these formats – and on other old media types – and we often have them stored away safely without much thought. Now is a good time to start thinking about them. While these old media types were great for capturing treasured moments, they weren’t built to last, and their quality is constantly deteriorating. The best way to preserve your slides, films and music is to have them converted to CD or DVD, which have a much greater life span and aren’t prone to the same deterioration that humidity, temperature, light and chemical contamination can cause. Kimnat Computers and Media Transfers in Woombye is the place
to go for all your media conversions. Kimnat has kept up with technology and offers competitive pricing and great customer service. Part of that great service is complimentary 15 minute viewing of your footage to help you decide if it’s worth preserving. Media formats that can be transferred include Super/Standard 8 and 16mm film, audio reels, records, cassettes, slides, VHS, VHS-C, Hi8, DV and beta tapes. On top of the great prices, Kimnat offers a Seniors’ Discount, so call 54422388 or drop in at 14 Blackall Street, Woombye to preserve your precious memories before it’s too late.
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Sunshine Coast Seniors Newspaper February 2013