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Taking the cat for a 2 hour walk
23 February 2017 - 12:11am
Oh Goodness me, this is STILL on.

It's like the radio version of the Bold and the Beautiful- but instead of someone sleeping with the next door neighbours, half sisters boyfriend while they're supposed to be running the clothing company, it's a dude who got told "no thank you" and he just can't handle rejection.

My goodness, I wish I had the time to hold a grudge for this long!! Actually no I don't that would make me a bitter and grumpy person.

Life's way too short, move on buddy.
The ACMA finds against Hawkesbury Radio in long running dispute
straight talker
22 February 2017 - 10:57pm
It has been the brave few that have stood up to this so called board of directors that has finally seen them exposed , they have kept memberships closed to anyone that they did not personally know to keep control to themselves, I think that there should also be an investigation into the financials as at one point they were spending a large amount of money on their own lunches , who knows what else may have been paid for by the station for the core group of directors. Get rid of this board ACMA and let the smart business people that are involved with the station take it to where it should be after 35 years, which was starting to happen a few short years ago but the board didn't like the idea of the station becoming larger with more members so they ganged up on that director and he resigned . The ACMA finds against Hawkesbury Radio in long running dispute
David
22 February 2017 - 10:09pm
What a disgraceful lot you are in Sydney in removing a great music station in Melbourne 1278 and replacing it with more of Sydney’s tripe.

Us older Australian’s loved the music and the banter with great radio personalities. May as well also with 3AW in programming coming
from Sydney change the dial to 2AW. You will have no listeners now. We have had a gut full of talk radio, enough is enough.

PS Your shares are down... paying Allen Jones enough money.
‘Magic’ is not a Lifestyle
johnnyb
22 February 2017 - 6:36pm
The problem at the Station is that the same FOUR directors have held total power and control for the past 15 years, and during this period have incurred losses exceeding $300,000.

By selectively denying new memberships, the members have been unable to participate in democratic elections. Hopefully ACMA's enforcement actions will bring the "dynasty" to an end and allow this COMMUNITY Station to operate in accordance with the Law.
The ACMA finds against Hawkesbury Radio in long running dispute
Mark Dransfield
22 February 2017 - 4:00pm
Live, local and lovable.. Jonesy and Amanda working overtime
Tim Williams
22 February 2017 - 12:01pm
It might be time for the ACMA to consider alternative applications for the Windsor community radio licence, given the length of time that this dispute about active community involvement in the operation of Hawkesbury Radio has been running, and the ongoing issues over membership.

The fact that the existing licence has been held for thirty-five years does not guarantee the holder perpetuity, and it might just be time for a fresh licencee, with fresh faces on the Board, fresh programming ideas, and a fresh approach to what community involvement really means.

The seeming stance of the current Board that Windsor is a semi-rural area with therefore different licencing needs simply doesn't cut it.

Of the 150 members stations of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia, many, many stations are from "semi-rural" communities, with a whole lot of those fitting the description of "semi-rural" far better than Windsor, which these days is much better profiled as an outer urban area of Sydney.

So, let's see the ACMA call for alternative groups to submit expressions of interest for the licence, and let's see a real community radio station in the Hawkesbury area.

And, for the record, I am not currently, nor have I ever been, a member of Hawkesbury Radio. Nor have I ever been rejected as a member. I am simply a staunch believer in the principles of community radio, and the benefits of having an open, active, community based involvement in a local radio station.

Tim Williams
The ACMA finds against Hawkesbury Radio in long running dispute
slee
17 February 2017 - 4:46pm
Bustin' to see the Boss. Tickets would go to a good home. KOFM rebrands to Bruce FM
slee
17 February 2017 - 4:46pm
Bustin' to see the Boss. Tickets would go to a good home. KOFM rebrands to Bruce FM
anonymous
17 February 2017 - 4:00pm
Well picked Peter. I'm not sure the lifestyle format will work on 882. The last time it went talk in the early 90s it failed to win listeners. Since then I'd argue Brisbane has even less appetite for a 2nd commercial talk station, even if it is "lifestyle". 882 had much success programming "true" easy listening in 1996, in conjunction with TV ads. Advertising of the station has all but disappeared in recent years. This will be an interesting experiment, but at the risk of station heritage. Magics Melbourne and Brisbane go Lifestyle 27th Feb: Adam Lang
Cricket Des
17 February 2017 - 3:56pm
Go Bruce Available for Hope Estare Springsteen tickets please ! Cheers,
From Cricket Des
KOFM rebrands to Bruce FM

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