Bunbury Community Radio station 103.7FM have confirmed their 2017 presenters who are ready to bring the South West its favourite set of sounds.
Veteran South West broadcaster Ron Moffat will run the breakfast show from 6am to 9am. Rockin’ Ronnie is best known for his 6 O’Clock Rock program which aired on RadioWest in the 1980s and for many years Moffat has been an announcer, copywriter, voice over man and media sales person.
He said he loves radio and looks forward to being behind the microphone again this year on Bunbury’s newest station.
Taking the reigns for the morning show between 9am and midday will be Jeff Macnish. Having spent the past 39 years working in education, Macnish became involved in the station as the principal of Dalyellup College.
He worked hard to set up a partnership between the school and the station, with 103.7FM’s studio now located at the college.
Macnish became a member of the board and recently took on the role of chairman. He hopes that 2017 will see the station provide a training facility for student studying media at the college.
It’s not the first time Macnish has been involved in community radio either, helping to establish a station in Meekatharra while working as a school principal there in 1994.
Run entirely by volunteers, the not-for-profit radio station which first hit the airwaves in mid-2015 presents national news on the hour between 6am and 6pm on weekday and 6am to noon on weekends.
There is also a WA state bulletin at 7.30am with sports news at 8.30am and 4.30pm.
Twice an hour the station also plays The Grapevine, a selection of free community announcements with details of local activities from not-for-profit organisations, sporting and community groups.
Volunteer station manager Graham Harvey said it was great to watch what started as essentially just an idea, transform into a fully functioning station broadcasting 24 hours a day.
“With the addition of Ron and Jeff we will be producing about 50 hours of locally hosted radio with plans to increase this soon as we train more presenters,” he said.
“Everyone involved with the station does so for free and we like that we shine a special focus on local music.
“We have the biggest music range of any station in the South West with more than 23,000 songs considered for the daily playlists, including a growing number of tracks musicians in the area.”
For more information about the station and the 2017 lineup visit bunburycommunityradio.com and tune in at 103.7FM.