November 2019

It’s been another entertaining and busy year here on Eastside Radio with many milestones achieved and still more planned for 2020.

We now broadcast more than 91 programs a week, the highest number of shows on any community radio station around the country! Our love of digital broadcasting continues to grow as many shows select the best interviews from their programs and make them available for podcast.

We continue to provide opportunities for new volunteers, overseas and local interns and work experience kids to step into the world of media and kick start their career. Occasionally they remember us and share such special messages like:

Dear Eastside, my car is packed up and today I’m driving to Victoria to start work as a producer with ABC Local Radio which was only made possible through my time at Eastside Radio. Not only was it a great ride & a lot of fun, but volunteering gave me the vital experience that is widely recognised as being the first step to working in radio. Wishing you all the best and keep up the great work of producing one of the best radio stations in Sydney!

It’s been encouraging to see so many shows recognise as Finalists in the CBAA Awards such as Queer For Your Ears (Thursday 9:30pm) with Bibi and the Big Blue (Best New Program) and Take One (Fridays 1:30pm) with Mel, Max and Jayne (Contribution to Australian Music). Special congratulations to Another World (Sunday 2pm), for its second year as a finalist (Best Radio Program Talks & Excellence in News and Current Affairs) and again to Mel Christodolou for her recognition as finalist in the Outstanding Youth Contribution. We’re pretty proud of all our programs here at Eastside and look forward to nominating again in 2020!

For the past 5 years we’ve worked with Barnardos Gifts for Kids as part of our Xmas Radiothon and this year we’re continuing that partnership by asking all our presenters, volunteers, Board Directors and sponsors to donate gifts card which we can then pass on to those less fortunate than us. The support of our listeners helps us to continue to support those who also are in need.

We’ve still got plenty of tickets to Bluesfest, WOMADelaide, City Recital Hall, Sydney Opera House, Palace Cinemas, Capital Theatre, State Theatre, MCA, Event Cinemas and gifts from Ooooby, Audio Technica, Wooly’s Wheels, Cozbar, The Studio and The Coffee Roaster to name a few for many lucky supporters…

PLUS all supporters will be invited to an exclusive preview screening at The Chauvel on the 16th of January 2019 of A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood – the story of Public Broadcaster Mr Rogers & his effect on a generation of American kids with regard to life’s challenges and emotions.

Yours sincerely,

Tony Smythe

Managing Director