Mark Fuller lead singer from Gold Fields braved being a guest on “Unwrapped” hosted by Ekke Martini and Robert Bath. Mark not only brought in a copy of their brand new cd “Black Sun” released early in March 2013 but also stayed for the whole program and chatted about the band, their recent trip to America and the background behind some of the songs.
Here is the link to their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/goldfieldsmusic
The Saturday Sporting Breakfast program invites you to take out your crystal ball, or just take a wild guess —or an educated guess— at:
Which teams will make the top eight?
Who will win the wooden spoon?
Who will win the flag and who will be runners up?
Who will win the Coleman Medal and the Brownlow Medal?
Who win the NAB rising star award?
Name______________________________ Suburb _____________________
Top 8 for 2013:
Coleman Medal _________________________
Brownlow Medal ________________________
Runners Up __________________________
Wooden Spoon _________________________
NAB rising star award __________________
Entries Close: Thursday 11 Apr 2013 at 9 pm
You can post your entries to: Voice FM, PO Box 149, Ballarat Vic 3353
You can email your entries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or, you can drop your entries into: 15 Dawson St Sth, Ballarat 3350
Tune into 99.9 Voice FM to “The Saturday Sporting Breakfast” Show with Neil Steinman and crew from 7 am to 11 am to see how your entry stacks up with our other listeners/ friends.
Or on Friday from 9am to 10 am on Community Voices with Allan
Many thanks for taking the time to complete this task.
Good luck from Neil and Allan
Voice FM is hosting Alisha Cooper from Ballarat High School during her School Based Apprenticeship with Gforce, Strategies 4 Excellence. Alisha is undertaking Certificate III in Information Digital Media and Technology with Integrity Business College.
As part of her role she has added a few links to our Youth page today and will be working with our Youth programs to refresh their web pages over the coming weeks. If you think there is a Youth site that we should add to the list, please let us know.
Alisha will be co-ordinating activities for Voice FM during the upcoming National Youth Week so if you have an event locally that you would like promoted, again, please let us know.
On Sunday [10th March 2013] evening, Voice FM’s Operations Manager Helen Bath had the privilege of attending the Country Music Association of Vicoria‘s 218th Club Night at the Ballarat Regional Tennis Centre to receive the proceeds of their recent Super Dance.
In making the presentation Jilly Bruce [CMAV Secretary] told of how she had been helping “in just a small way and I have learned of the incredible work that is done and the awareness that is raised in a large number of areas within our community.”
Jilly went on to say, “The Country Music Association of Victoria has been a very fortunate recipient of this support. As a token of our appreciation we had a Supper Dance and we raised $2,413.60 for Voice FM. May this help in some way to continue with all the great work that you do”.
In accepting the cheque Helen explained how important this donation was in assisting the team of Voice FM volunteers to purchase equipment both replacement of old items as well as purchasing new and upgraded items. The value to the station is double the amount of the cheque and more so when so many of the people present had also supported the station at our New Year’s Eve Fundraiser and various raffles. We operate on a limited budget with escalating costs so donations like this are a real bonus and assist with progressing projects on the waiting list.
Helen also acknowledged the lovely calls the station receives from many listeners who love their country music. These requests and cherios are always appreciated.
Helen went on to offer for anyone interested in visiting the station to see what is involved, see changes that have taken place and get a picture of changes that are planned to please contact the station at any time.
Thanks for the feedback from friends of Voice FM who would like us to post photos from recent events to our Website. Many have reported having friends say how lovely they are but whilst they use the internet occasionally they don’t use Facebook. So, here are the photos from the Voice FM Balcony Broadcast held on Thursday 28th Feb 2013.
The 1st & 2nd year Students from UB Live started their year by working brilliantly to set the stage, produce, record, film and photograph the event. Here is the link to their website: http://www.ublive.net/
They have taken some brilliant photos but once again many are on the UBLive Facebook page -https://www.facebook.com/liveonlydiard .
Some of the performances have also been edited and added to YouTube
Thanks to Amy “Tinderbox” for creating this amazing event, coordinating all involved, teaming up again with Rex Hardware and his crew of awesome live production students, along with Phil from “Off the Tracks” to present 4 hours of live performance.
Performers this year were: Birahny Lawrence; Marc Oswin; Nathan Curnow; Freya Hollick; Sean M Whelan; Osh 10; Navaja Negra; Jess Carroll and Adam Simmons
Specially made t-shirts with Bren Luke’s artwork were produced for sale.
Just a reminder that the final session of “Reverse Runner” is on at the Regent Cinema Ballarat this afternoon at 4:00pm
Voice FM were also thrilled to see the following article published in the Colac Herald on the 8th Feb 2013. Big thanks to David McKenzie, Editor for sending through a copy for our records. Our volunteer Belinda Price thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to see the film and chat with some of the actors after the film.
The Voice FM Balcony Broadcast is this Thursday 28th Feb 2013 from 6-10pm. Amy Tsilemanis created this event in the first year of presenting “Tinderbox” with the help of Rex Hardward and his students from the University of Ballarat – Arts Academy – Diploma of Live Production, Theatre and Events Course. The first broadcast was billed as “4 Hours of Power” as Tinderbox runs from 6-8pm then “Off The Tracks” from 8-10pm. The programs flow beautifully and Phil Cutts is working with Amy and Rex to ensure that this year is yet again another great broadcast.
Amy has created a wonderful network, produced an exciting program that brought new people to the station as well as re-engaging others who had been part of the early days of 3BBB/Voice FM. Her role is going to change after this the third Balcony Broadcast, but no doubt there will be many more opportunities for “Special” productions as she continues her creative journey.
Here is the link to the event details for the Voice FM Balcony Broadcast Party on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/478677855526244/?ref=22
We also encourage you to follow the link to an article Amy has written in relation to her other creative hat – “Art Sparks”
What Is Art Sparks & When Is the Next One?
February 21, 2013 by AmyT
Voice FM looks forward to working with Amy, the Arts Community and Australian Artists to – as Amy would say – “Inspire, Excite and Ignite!!”
Earlier today (14/02/2013) an out of control fire that quickly spread up Mt Warrenheip has caused 99.9 Voice FM to lose all ability to transmit on the airwaves.
16/02/2013 – We have made access to the transmission site, where we’ve installed a generator that will power our equipment through the day from 7AM – 7PM until we can get mains power restored.
Powercor are aiming for Monday 18th Feb for power restoration. We are hoping this is the case.
Voice FM will be streaming online 24/7.
We’ll update this article with more information as it comes to hand.
We are still streaming radio online via our streaming page here.
Thanks for the calls congratulating Marlene and the Voice FM Team for a great night last night at Bray Raceway. In response to the calls, here are some photo’s taken last night, for those who don’t use Facebook. There are more photo’s not included in this list that have been loaded on the Station Reception computer so pop in and have a look.If you have some photo’s that you would like to share with us, please let us know or send them through to the station.
Thanks to the many individuals, sponsors and supporters who helped in our fundraising. John Mathewson and Top Shelf played a great mix of music that kept the dance floor full. The Bray Raceway staff were very helpful and did a great job of setting the room up beautifully for us, including laying out the Red Carpet. Not only was it a great night but the amount raised means that we will now be able to purchase a Mixer Desk for our News Studio which will enable phone recording and training for Outside Broadcasts in that Studio. We can also give our Techs the go ahead to purchase a much needed piece of equipment for the rack.
All agreed it was such a successful night we should plan on doing it all again next year. Thank you, everyone.
The romance of radio will be shared by Ballarat identity and top announcer Mike Cooper as part of a screen and media course, a first for the city.
The golden tones of the leading 3BA announcer will delve into the secrets of radio success for a new generation of communicators.
Mike says he is excited by the prospect of sharing his life-long experience of a medium he loves.
“Radio is a key communications tool, offering ways to interact with people that other mediums can’t replicate,” he said.
“Even though you are in a small studio filled with technical equipment, the key is still to be a people person.”
Mike said the concept of a radio course had already elicited strong interest, with first course participants about to receive their certificates.
“It’s important that the people leading the course are active in the industry, otherwise it’s just theory,” Mike said.
“We want this to be a practical, hands-on experience where participants can harness their passion for a career in radio.”
Mike said the course numbers would be small to enable personal guidance through their 16 week duration.
Areas covered by the course include voiceover coaching, learning the secrets of copywriting, on air etiquette, interviewing techniques and sound editing.
Participants also research, prepare and record a complete one hour program, to air on the voice of Ballarat, community radio station Voice FM.
All participants receive a nationally accredited qualification through registered training organization Diversitat.
He is working with Ballarat PR personality and Golden Plate Awards organiser, Pam Jewson and veteran journalist John Van Klaveren to offer the radio school related course.
For more information contact Pam Jewson on 0417 150 709 or John Van Klaveren on 0408 32 66 33 or email email@example.com.
The next course is due to start Wednesday 5th December 2012 from 6-9pm.
The course will get started then take a break over the Christmas/New Year period.
Application forms are available from Voice FM.