- On Air Schedule
- News & Interviews
- Northside Radio Fundraiser Cruise.
- Studio 2 Opening
- FM99.3 EVENTS “Saving Life 2015” Launch Tuesday Oct 7
- Studio 2 Soft opening
- Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea
- Earth Kids – Winner of Better Business of Year Award
- FM99.3 Events – Tues Oct 7 FM99.3 helps launch “Saving Life 2015”
- Willoughby Shorts Film Festival
Want to be a presenter?
Your Station Northside Radio has INTRODUCTORY training sessions for presenting and producing.
Introductory 6-week radio training course
WHICH WILL GIVE YOU THE GROUNDING FOR BEING ABLE TO PRESENT ON MOST COMMUNITY RADIO STATIONS.
ASK HERE TO PUT YOUR NAME DOWN FOR THE NEXT TRAINING SESSION
Specialist trainers and presenters with a wealth of practical experience conduct the sessions.
- Typically the sessions will cover the following topics with lots of additional PRACTICAL STUDIO Time available:
- Introduction to the station, volunteers, and Your voice behind the mic
- Demographics and knowing and appealing to your target audience and the multi-roles of a presenter
- Computer playout systems, Radioman, and preparing audio and music for your program incl AMRAP/Airit
- Developing a format for your program and owning your own show while managing the clock
- Conducting interviews live on air, on the phone or in the studio and pre-record Code of Conduct, studio etiquette, ethics and tech escalation procedures
- Volunteering and our annual commitments
- Additional studio time for practical sessions and the all-important Wrap Party
All participants must pay up front, there will be a certificate presentation and the end of the training sessions.
Mayor and Councillors of Willoughby City in celebrating Australia Day 2018 at The Concourse.
Our new citizens to Willoughby, heard a keynote speech from our Australia Day ambassador and congratulated our Australia Day award winners, including Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year.
Mayor Gail Giles-Gidney, Premier of NSW Gladys Berejiklian, and MP Trent Zimmerman.
Mayor Gail with her new look, said the celebrations were for the community coming together to celebrate our new citizens and being a proud Australian on Australia Day.
Help keep your favourite Community Radio Station on air.
We have overspent our technical budget which needed to be done so as to bring you the crystal clear sound we are currently transmitting.
The work isn’t finished, so we ask that you not wait for our yearly subscriber drive, subscribe now by clicking on the subscribe button. Or you can donate $5 $10 $20 $50 or more and help us out, if you donate we will give you a shout out on are as a thank you if you wish, simply by adding a comment to subscription.
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Every Thursday from 5PM on Northside Radio
presented by Jane Arakawa & Roddy Lee and heard on stations all around Australia through the Community Radio Network
Pop Heads Hot 100 Albums of the 1970s – 26 week countdown now playing
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Help Support the Station that supports your Community
Support your community Radio Station by Sponsoring with us Background
FM99.3 was established over 30 years ago as a non-profit organisation with the objective of serving the North Shore community. We have an individual sound that mixes a variety of genres to give a highly listenable, relevant and compelling alternative to commercial radio. Our aim is to become the radio station of choice for those who live, work and travel on Sydney’s North Shore. Our listener demographics are enviable: professional, white collar, 35-64 years of age with an average household income of 100K or higher*. FM99.3 is in the unique position of delivering community oriented benefits for our business sponsors who are seeking to connect with their customers on the North Shore. *McNair Research 2010, FM99.3 Research 2011
Our listener demographics are enviable: professional, white collar, 39-64 years of age with an average household income of 150K or higher. – McNair Research
Designed for Sponsors…Appealing to Listeners
We offer a consistent sound so that our listeners know what to expect. We play great music, we feature informative interviews and we keep our listeners up to date with all the lastest traffic and travel news. We become our listener’s trusted friend – someone to share their day with. We are fussy about our program presenters too. We have proved that community radio can sound equally as professional as commercial radio stations in terms of the quality of our programs and broadcasts. What’s our secret? Our presenters and all of our volunteers are truly passionate about what they do and the benefit we bring to the community. Along with our very popular breakfast and drive shows, we keep our listeners with us through the day with entertaining morning and afternoon programs. For those who prefer something more specific, North Shore’s FM99.3 also broadcasts a variety of shows after peak hours that appeal to special interest groups as well as the wider FM99.3 audience. We are active in keeping our listeners and business informed of station news with newsletters and outside broadcasts. Our website is another way to communicate with our community and is used for access to live streaming, sales promotions and contact details for our business sponsors.
Frequently Asked Questions
How will my business stand out on FM99.3?
Our licence permits a maximum of only 5 minutes of announcements per hour. There is no clutter. You will not find 10 ads in a row. You will be heard by listeners that believe in their community and believe in supporting local business. Their very nature means FM99.3 listeners are pre-disposed to help to keep you in business.
How much does it cost?
Because we are volunteer based, our operational costs are significantly lower. This translates to dramatic savings and sensible decision making for our sponsors who are looking for a long term commitment to their business, their brand, their customers and the community that supports them. Rates start at just $20.
It’s a big step…Who can I talk to?
We don’t bite. We recognise that any business that supports us, needs our support in return. We are here for the long term and want you to be. Just give our station manager a call on 9419 6969, or email email@example.com.
You can support us in a number of ways:
- Financially support us by becoming a subscriber
- Promote your business by taking up a sponsorship deal
- Be an on-air or off-air volunteer
- Come to one our events
- Simply listen to the station.
The best breakfast show in town, if you like comedy, great music and unpredictability. Have a laugh, join Bruce Potter and his side kick ( and we mean that literally) Monday Tuesday Wednesday 6 to 9AM You won't be disjointed... sorry you may be, but not disappointing.
Milestones in Music
Enjoy melodic jazz and comedy classics with host Graeme Lyndon. Wednesdays 2–4 pm.
Two Jon’s Interview Graham Bond on the passing of Rory O’Donoghue.
Northside Radio Chairman Richard Bell Reports with Matt Kean MP. Innovation and Regulation Minister discussing enquiry into the Retirement Village Sector.
Richard Bell Reports with Johnathan O’dea Member for Davidson New ‘Knighthood’ Heralds Medieval Faire and all things Davidson.
The Board of Northside Radio, together with our fabulous volunteers, coordinators, and listeners alike are delighted to announce the arrival of our new aerial. It is now operational!
It will boost our reception and more importantly the opportunities to connect with the community and bring it great programming.
It is a long sought opportunity to thank our supporters for their faith and unshakeable confidence. It was a long term priority for the board.
There were obstacles along the way. They are now historical footnotes because we intend to focus on connecting with our local community and providing more opportunities for participation, support for emerging artists, broadcast opportunities and unique content.
Thanks are due to many people contributing in different ways from engineering or as board members supporters coordinators or meeting stakeholders we deal with and other ways.
It is tempting to name a few people. That’s not possible here and unfair to many who participated over a long period.
But it would be remiss not to acknowledge critical support from Willoughby Council. We will show that its faith and confidence in our capacity to serve our community was well placed. We use the opportunity to serve the community even better.
I am delighted the first supportive congratulations I received was from Mayor Gail Giles-Gidney with unquestioned support of fellow councillors over time underpinned by a highly effective Council team.
Let’s also pause and acknowledge critical early support from former Mayor, the late Pat Reilly, himself a former presenter and contributor at Northside Radio.
This is a great milestone. But it is no resting point. Our focus now is to honour those who helped and those who intend to do so by leveraging a major and successful project to connect with our local community even more.
It could not have been done without you.
Thanks for listening
Chair Northside Radio
Congratulations to all the:
MAJOR PRIZE DRAW WINNERS
Beach Lodge Accommodation with
Savenio $1000 travel voucher
WINNER: Andrew Gittens Ryde.
Winner: Dolls House – Roddy Bryndrian Brighton Le Sands
Winner: Dolphin House Wash – Norma Molloy North Ryde
Winner: Mark Tippet Elton Painting – Gary Lopez Balmain East
Winner: Smeg Microwave – Estelle Tracton Dover Heights
Winner: Dimplex Heater – Brook Crowley Dee Why
We would like to thank everyone who subscribed and especially the sponsors to this, our biggest fundraiser of the year.