NSW Government Escalation of Coronavirus Testing. Our Richard Bell with Speaker of the NSW House Jonathan O'Dea and Member for Davidson on The Lockdown

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    Want to be a presenter?
    June 15, 2018
    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 Email: manager@northsideradio.com.au 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 The cost of the training is $300, that's $50 per Module. All participants must pay up front, there will be a certificate presentation and the end of the training sessions.
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    Help keep your radio station on the air
    June 15, 2018
    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 latest 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 manager@northsideradio.com.au. 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.
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    VIVID CHATSWOOD 2019
    April 15, 2019
    Artists: Istvan David (Hungary) / Viktor Vicsek (Hungary) / Andras Nagy XYZ (Hungary) / Alex Riczko (Hungary) / Soma Sarffi (Hungary) / Kevin Campean (Hungary) / Andras Weil (Hungary) / Fine Cut Bodies (Hungary) The Concourse architecture is transformed by a surreal deconstruction of the building. The 3D mapped projection illuminates visual and metaphorical connections between the building façade and the theme of human coexistence in love, peace and harmony.  Hungarian artist collective Limelight were inspired by Chatswood’s diverse culture and history to create Co-existence.  The artwork transforms the façade of The Concourse into a 3-dimensional space, exploring the relationships between individuals and communities and the presence of love and peace in our society.  With an unusual dramaturgy, the piece is divided into different acts similar to a theatre play. Each act presents different scenarios in which individuals and communities meet, exploring the contrasts of exclusion and integration or acceptance and isolation by four different artists from the Limelight team.  The stories are told in various visual languages from black and white geometrical shapes to colourful abstract characters, always integrating the physical structure of the building and augmenting it into a new metaphorical world of existence. Country represented by installation: Hungary
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    Current Sponsors
    April 20, 2019
    Anglican Retirement Village     1300111278   https://www.arv.org.au/ Anti-Damp - Call Barry Mack 0419 842 686 "For down to earth advice" https://antidamp.com.au/ An Irishman and His Truck - 0418 975471     https://www.anirishmanandhistruck.com/ Armenian Radio Program – 9419 6969 Armenian Church Council Audika - 1300 460460 Hornsby, Lindfield, and Chatswood. https://www.audika.com.au/ Bupa Aged Care - Roseville and St Ives - https://www.bupa.com.au/ Blumberg Family Lawyers -  (02) 9489 6080    https://blumbergfamilylawyers.com.au/ Craigs Butchery - West Gordon Shopping Village - 9498 3532 - www.craigsbuthery.com Chris Saxton - Expert Music Tutor - 0422 802222 Designer Smiles - 1300 359 448   http://www.designersmiles.com.au/ Dolphin House Wash – dolphinwash@live.com.au – 0412 511 432 Drummoyne Boat Sales - 380 Victoria Place Drummoyne - 0426 289899 - https://drummoyneboatsales.com/ E Berman & Co - Phone: (02) 9412 2493 Address:19/47  Neridah St, Chatswood - https://www.ebandco.com.au/ Frost Jewellery  - 160 Castlereagh St, Sydney (02) 9267 1304   www.frostjewellery.com.au Irishman and His Truck - eugene.mchenry@optusnet.com.au   0418 975471 John Bell Builder - 0412 169090 John Puglisi Property Services - Ph: (02) 9816 3388 http://jpps.com.au/ 16d Joubert Street, Hunters Hill KW Armstrong -  57 - Whiting Street Artarmon - Phone: 9436 3454 KOPWA Aged Care -  9412 0284 - Roseville https://www.kopwa.org.au/book-a-tour/ Book a tour Len Wallis Audio  – 9427 6755 - http://www.lenwallisaudio.com Millennium Carpentry Services - 9669 2555 - https://www.millenniumcarpentry.com.au/ Seagulls Resort 4 The Esplanade, Belgian Gardens QLD - Phone: (07) 4721 3111 - http://.seagulls.com.au Spine & Health - Migraine Stopper - Dr Adam Meredith  Phone: 9460 8459 Email: info@spineandhealth.com.au Retire Australia - Belrose Country Club Visit: http://retireaustralia.com.au Roden Solicitors - 9948 0264 - Balgowlah Legal Chambers 400 Sydney Road Balgowlah, NSW, 2093   https://rodensolicitors.com.au/ Solarpro - Call 02 9453 1485  https://www.solarpro.com.au/  Steve's Deck Rescue - 0407 994 255 https://stevesdeckrescue.com.au/  Sterling Debt Advisory - 1300 732 040     http://sterlingdebtadvisory.com.au/ Email: steve.lucas88@gmail.com Ted Price Pharmacy - 9498 5552    2 Philip Mall West Pymble The 3 Explorers Motel - 197 Lurline St, Katoomba - Call: 02 4782 1733 - https://3explorers.com.au/ Thomas Skelly - 0408 263 016 - https://www.youtube.com/user/TheNo1Agent Unique Strata - Landline: 8957 6387 Mobile: 0414 697 383  peter@uniquestrata.com.au Wildwood Designs Furniture - https://www.facebook.com/Wildwooddesigns.com.au/  Willoughby City Council – 9777 1000  http://www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au/ Yeldam’s Finance - Phone: (02) 9412 4566 http://www.accountantbrisbane.com/accountants/nsw/artarmon/yeldhams-taxation-business-services-pty-ltd/26522/
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    Board Matters.
    April 21, 2019
    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!  THANK YOU! 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 is a long term priority for the board. There are obstacles along the way. Some are now historical footnotes because our intent is 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, board members, supporters, coordinators, and  stakeholders, we deal with and in many 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 Richard Bell Chair Northside Radio  
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    Sponsorship
    April 27, 2019
    Become or to enquire about Business Sponsorship by clicking here                                                            Business Sponsorship   Background FM99.3 was established in 1983 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 160K or higher* and household savings and investments of approximately $480,000. 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    Designed for sponsors....appealing to listeners "Our listener demographics are enviable: Professional white collar, 34 to 64 plus years of age with an average household income of approx: $160,000 or higher per year and household savings and investments of approximately $480" - McNair Research. 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 latest 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.  How will my business stand out on FM99.3?  Our license 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 predisposed 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.    It sounds easy … 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 sponsor@northsideradio.com.au     

The Inaugural Music Trivia Night

Thank You to Host Roddy Lee.

Special Thank You to all the participants and sponsors.

Len Wallis Audio, Sony Music, Egg Records, and Pop Heads.

Congratulations to the Winners of the Inaugural Music Trivia Night.

Click Here For Final Standings of The Music Trivia Night.

Radiothon Major Prize Winners

3 x couples will win a 5 hour trip on a 40-foot Catamaran traveling up the Hawkesbury on a date to be set after prize is drawn, valued at $800 per couple. 

David Campbell – Milsons Point

Juri Yoshida – Chatswood

John Ducommun – Killara

1x Dolphin House Wash 1 day house wash to the value of $660. Ian will wash your house from top to bottom, including all external surfaces, and pavings if required. 

Linda Lockett – Northbridge

1 x Dehum Dehumidifier DampPro 20A Valued at $500.

Gerald Both – North Ryde

 

Just because you have heard one bird sing, doesn’t mean you have heard them all. For the same reason, a hearing problem is never just a hearing problem,

it may be a loss in the quality of life. If you have  of hearing problems, we recommend booking an appointment.

Drummoyne Boat Sales Pty Ltd

Monday to Sunday 9.00am to 5.00pm

380 Victoria Place, Drummoyne, New South Wales 2047

0426289899, 02 91811808

NUFLOW SYDNEY CITY

 
Nuflow Sydney City provides pipe relining services to rehabilitate the inner infrastructure of deteriorated pipe systems.
We possess the ability to reline all types of pipes including sewer, storm water, potable water, high acid, and any metal water main lines.

Del Driving Instructor

Call Larry for driving instruction 

Ph : 0401 349 566

email: ldelaney23@bigpond.com

N.S.W. Driving Instructor Licence No; 012325

Limited offer: Subscribe to Northside Radio and get one free driving lesson with Larry.

Email: manager@northsideradio.com.au if you wish to take up the offer.

Conditions Apply.

Apply here:

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Covid-19 update Keeping our Community Safe

Coronavirus Update
by Richard Bell | 0 comments
We hope our listeners and their families are safe and well at this time.

FM99.3 is still broadcasting. We will keep doing so. That is not in question

But first let’s talk about you.

Our listeners like everyone else are all making changes in family or working lives. None of this is easy. None of us has done this before.But the reality is that it is not all about the virus itself. How do we stay safe without being in a cocoon? How do we talk about other things? How do we make new concepts work like “working from home” or going about daily life differently for significant events? Maybe significant events may not be what matters. Maybe the hard part will turn out to be mundane things we took for granted?

At FM99.3 we are doing it differently just now and pausing things to get it right. To get it safe. More adaptions will be made -as they say- to resume normal programming. We want your regular presenters on air as soon as safely possible. The idea of any pit stop is to get back in the race.

But our listeners have to adapt too. So we hope we can help each other along the way. This is not a new concept for a creative passionate team. The medical legal regulatory and other environments are moving rapidly and not always uniformly. None of us can or should crystal ball. The passion of volunteers to do their best for their community is impressive. We respect that.  But the truth is that Coronavirus will not. So we must minimise risks to them but also their families neighbours, friends -perhaps the children they teach or the wider community and longer term the ability to be on air. Other stations will respond differently and what they do today may not be what they do tomorrow. A key consideration is resources available. Our resources are limited. And the regulatory environment is complex and changing rapidly.

Northside Radio supports Governments Councils doctors and others wanting to “flatten the curve” Our learning curves pale in comparison. Even so, they may seem steep at times.Some may ask: Why not just go in and keep a bit apart from each other? That is both the easy option and the risky one. Minimum mandatory requirements such as social distancing do not guarantee optimum safety. Mostly that suggestion is backed by a prediction it will be followed perfectly at all times and by everyone entirely without supervision and with full understanding and self-awareness and without human error. This is against human experience although the reasons were understandable.

It will be a difficult journey for the community. We are part of that journey. We hope to play more than a small part in leading and supporting the community we serve

Richard Bell.

Chair