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HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2015

Friday 26 Dec, 2014

Bucketts Radio would like to thank all those who have participated in the station over the past year, including: sponsors, volunteers, listeners and other collaborators.  "We are looking forward to a new and exciting year at Bucketts Radio" says President, Shayne Holstein.  "We always welcome new participants and this year we are expecting to see some positive changes at the station and with news presenters and shows."   The Management Committee at Bucketts Radio are still working on a plan to construct a higher transmission tower so that more of the community will be able to pick up this local radio station.

More improvements to Bucketts Radio studios

Sunday 14 Sep, 2014

Bucketts Radio have been fortunate over the years to receive funding and donations-in-kind to help us improve our studios.  Holiday Coast Credit Union have provided funds to help soundproof the studio with more solid doors and accostic foam for the walls.  Bunnings Taree have donated carpet squares to help complete the carpeting job which was started by Ann and Steve Williams.

"There is still work to be done at our humble studios but we have come a long way." says President, Shayne Holstein.  "Members of the community and visitors to Gloucester are welcome to come and have a look at our studios in the Majestic Arcade, Church Street, Gloucester.  We welcome comments on how we can improve."

Community Broadcasting Foundation has also provided funds to help us replace our sign on the Majestic Arcade in Church Street.

Bucketts Radio On-air Studio with CarpetBucketts Radio On-air Studio with FoamBucketts Radio New Sign with 'Dan the Man'

Bucketts Radio Open Day

Thursday 21 Aug, 2014

Ever wonder what it takes to become a radio announcer or what a radio station looks like and how it works?  Bucketts Radio will be having an OPEN DAY on Saturday 13th September 9am to 2pm so you can come and visit, receive a tour of the radio station, have a go at putting together a playlist, record an ID or try our simulation studio to see what it's like doing your own live radio show.  Come and meet some of the current and past announcers and give your ideas for improvements to the station.  Lucky door prize and other give aways will be happening on the day.

Media Training with Jim Sullivan

Wednesday 6 Aug, 2014

Bucketts Radio will be holding media training at the radio studio in the Majestic Arcade on
Saturday 23rd August starting at 2pm. Jim Sullivan, formerly of NBN, has kindly donated his
time and expertise to help our volunteers improve their media skills. The particular topics
he will be speaking on are: Effectively using your voice, Interviewing and News reading. Mr
Sullivan has over 40 years of experience in the media, starting out as a reporter and
documentary producer, then serving for 23 years as News Director at NBN Television.

His experience includes various forms of media including: print, radio, TV, and in advertising, PR
and journalism. Community service programmes he produced at NBN included Drive Alive,
and Project Restart - promoting CPR. Mr Sullivan retired from NBN in July 2007. He has
recently been serving the community at the Gloucester Great Lakes Rural Fire Service.


Bucketts Radio would also like to invite interested members of the community to come and
join the training with Mr Sullivan. Anyone who has interest in improving their skills or those
who have thought about becoming a volunteer announcer at Bucketts Radio are welcome.
This is a good opportunity to meet the crew at Bucketts Radio, introduce yourself, have a
look at the studio and see what it takes to become a radio announcer.


Cost of the training is only $5. Afternoon tea will be served and training materials supplied.
Places are limited so please book your spot and pay your fee by Friday 15th August. You can
register your interest or for more information, please email support@buckettsradio.com.au
or call 6558 2400.

Licence to broadcast until 30 May 2015

Sunday 1 Jun, 2014

Bucketts Radio has been successful in receiving their 6th Temporary Community Broadcasting Licence.  Bucketts Radio looks forward to a great year of broadcasting with new equipment, new ideas and new programming, along with some of the old favourites.  Bucketts Radio is always looking for new volunteers to contribute to the organisation in a variety of capacities, as well as looking for sponsors to advertise on-air.  Come in and visit us at the studios in the Majestic Arcade in Gloucester.

New Equipment at Bucketts Radio

Monday 19 May, 2014

The new Broadcast Console has been installed, thanks to funding from Community Broadcasting Foundation.  The new console will mean better quality broadcast and (eventually) easier to use.  Please bare with our volunteer announcers while they get they hang of the new equipment.  Bucketts Radio would like to thank Elan Audio for supplying the equipment and giving us a good discount.  We would also like to thank CBF for the funds and Bruce O'Connor for installing the equipment.  

The other good news is that the Community Broadcasting Sector has been spared the major cuts to it's funding that was predicted for last week's budget.  This means we can stay on-air and continue to improve the quality of broadcast.  Thanks to all the Community Broadcasters around the country who let the government know that we need to keep our community broadcasting going for the good of communities all around Australia.