Goodbye, Farewell and AmenMonday 23 Mar, 2020
It is with much regret that Bucketts Radio will cease broadcasting on Friday 17 April 2020 at 8pm. Bucketts Radio has been broadcasting in Gloucester, on the frequency 104.1FM, for the past 11 years. A Temporary Community Broadcast Licence has been applied for with the regulatory authority, ACMA, every year, for a new 12 month licence. There will not be a further application sent for a subsequent licence.
The main reason for the closure is because of increasing costs of running the radio station and a downturn in income.
The Gloucester Broadcasters Association Inc. Management Committee feel that closing at this time is the right decision at this time. The association will remain entity for the time being, with a view to resuming a broadcast when conditions are more favourable.
Shayne Holstein, president of the association says: "We understand the community and local businesses have been under a lot of strain and stress with the dought, bushfires and now the COVID-19 virus, and this has made it difficult for us to gain the financial support we need to keep up with running cost increases."
Bucketts Radio management and volunteers would like to thank all our listeners, supporters and volunteers who've helped us to stay on-air for 11 years.
Stay tuned until 17 April 2020 and look out for community radio to return to Gloucester again soon.
National Radio News - SuspendedSunday 1 Mar, 2020
As of 1 March 2020, National Radio News will not be broadcast on Bucketts Radio for the time being, due to rising costs. This decision is regretable, but necessary, in these current financial times. We hope our listeners will continue to enjoy all our other programming, and our announcers will still bring you local news items during their program as usual. We thank our listeners for their understanding and support of this community radio station.
Merry Christmas & Happy New YearFriday 20 Dec, 2019
All the volunteers at Bucketts Radio would like to wish our listeners a safe and happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year.
Bucketts Radio Celebrates 10 yearsThursday 13 Jun, 2019
Bucketts Radio is Gloucester’s community radio station and is celebrating 10 years of continuous broadcasting.
In 2005, a small but dedicated group of radio enthusiasts banded together and started a bid to gain a Community Broadcast licence for Gloucester. It took a few years but finally on 1st June 2009 Gloucester Broadcasters Association Inc began broadcasting on 104.1FM on a temporary licence. Volunteers wrangled together some bits and pieces of broadcast equipment and began broadcasting from studios in Gloucester's Majestic Arcade building. Now, as of 1st June 2019, Bucketts Radio have gained their 11th consecutive yearly broadcast licence. Still broadcasting from the Majestic Arcade and with 16 current volunteers, Bucketts Radio have continued to renew and improve equipment as finances allow. Over the years approximately 100 volunteers have participated at Bucketts Radio.
"We are truly community, because we are run by locals and supported entirely by the community." says President of Bucketts Radio, Shayne Holstein. For the past ten years Bucketts Radio has been broadcasting on the frequency 104.1FM providing entertainment, information, work experience and volunteering opportunities, as well as providing very affordable sponsorship advertising opportunities for local business and community groups. "It also helps to promote our beautiful town with visitors." says Shayne.
In order for Bucketts Radio to continue broadcasting it needs the support of the community in a number of ways. Bucketts Radio is seeking listeners, whether by FM radio or on the internet via the website www.buckettsradio.com.au. The website also has a programme guide with information about each program that goes to air. Support in the form of membership and donations is also necessary for the continuation of the broadcast. For those more adventurous, Bucketts Radio is seeking those who can offer their time and skills in the way of volunteering in a number of capacities, or through business sponsorship, which starts at a low $5 per week.
Bucketts Radio has a number of voluntary positions available, which give people the opportunity to serve the community of Gloucester. "Some of the benefits of volunteering is that you get to meet people, gain new skills or work experience, it looks good on your resume, it’s fun, you get to share your skills with and help others, you work as part of a team and listen to the music you love." says Mr Holstein.
To celebrate 10 years, Bucketts Radio is holding an Aussie BBQ in Billabong Park for it's supporters on Saturday 22nd June, from 12midday.
Bucketts Radio: "In our TENTH year!"Thursday 31 May, 2018
Bucketts Radio is Gloucester’s only Community radio station. Community Radio means that the station is local and is run by locals and supported by the community. For the past nine years Bucketts Radio have been broadcasting on the frequency 104.1FM. It has been able to provide entertainment, information, work experience and volunteering opportunities as well as providing very affordable advertising for local business and community groups. It also helps to promote our beautiful town with visitors.
On Friday 1st June Bucketts Radio will continue to broadcast on it’s 10th consecutive yearly broadcast licence.
In order for Bucketts Radio to continue broadcasting it needs to support of the community in a number of ways. Firstly, by listening. You can find the programme guide on the website www.buckettsradio.com.au. Support in the form of membership and donations, your valuable time and skills in the way of volunteering in a number of capacities, and through business sponsorship advertising which starts at a low $5 per week.
Bucketts Radio has a number of voluntary positions available, which give you the opportunity to serve the community of Gloucester. Some of the benefits of volunteering is that you get to meet people, gain new skills or work experience, it looks good on your resume, it’s fun, you get to share your skills with and help others, work as part of a team and listen to the music you love.
The studios are located in the Majestic Arcarde in the main street of Gloucester.
ROCKY HILL - APPEALS AGAINST REFUSALFriday 16 Feb, 2018
Gloucester Resources Limited has appealed against the refusal of its development application for the Rocky Hill Coal Mine. Stratford Coal Pty Limited has appealed against the refusal of its application to modify the development consent for the Stratford Extension Project. The two appeals are related because the modifications to the Stratford Extension Project were to coal from the Rocky Hill Coal Mine to be processed and loaded onto rail at Stratford Coal Mine. In these appeals, the Court becomes the consent authority and re-determines the planning applications.
The appeals will be heard together on 13 to 31 August 2018. Most of the hearing will be conducted at the Land and Environment Court, 225 Macquarie Street, Sydney. The Court will also attend the site and surrounding areas during the hearing. Arrangements for this will be finalised shortly before the hearing.
Options for objector involvement
Objectors to the planning applications have the following options in relation to the appeals: 1. Apply to the Court to be heard as if you are a party to the appeal. If you wish to exercise this right, you must apply in writing to the Land and Environment Court within 28 days of this letter (section 97A of the Act). 2. Give oral evidence at the hearing. See further details below.
2 3. Attend the hearing as an observer. There is no need to notify me if you wish to attend as an observer, the hearing will be open to the public. 4. Have no further involvement.
Giving oral evidence at the hearing
There will be an opportunity for objectors to give evidence at the hearing, either in Gloucester or in Sydney. If you wish to give evidence, please send an expression of interest, including the following information: • Your contact details (email, phone number, home address); • Whether you represent any other person or group; and • The topic (e.g. traffic, air quality, biodiversity) that you wish to address. Please send your expression of interest by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Rocky Hill Coal Mine” in the subject heading by 30 June 2018. I will contact you after that date to make arrangements.
Updates Updates and further information about the appeals will be placed on the Department of Planning and Environment website at this address: