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Extreme Fire Behaviour (by Martin Babakhan, Meteorologist)

Sunday 20 Dec, 2015

Extreme fire behavior results when several of the components of the fire environment interact to cause the rate of spread of the fire to increase by 60 times or greater.

Situations in which abundant fuels with sufficiently low moisture values are located on a steep slope and combine with strong winds and unstable atmospheric conditions can lead to extreme fire behavior.

Each of the conditions can potentially increase fire behavior, so when all of these conditions occur at the same time, the potential danger increases significantly.

Click here to see a presentation by Martin Babakhan, Meteorolist, regarding 'Fire and Meteorology Training'.

New Bucketts Radio Committee

Tuesday 8 Sep, 2015

At the recent AGM members of Gloucester Broadcasters Association Inc (t/a Bucketts Radio) have appointed the following new committee for 2015/2016.

Shayne Holstein - President; Lorna Tomkinson - Treasurer; Grahame Holstein - Secretary; Bruce O'Connor - Vice-President.  There are 3 committee positions which have not yet been filled.

We wish the new committee all the best for the year ahead.

Bucketts Radio AGM

Thursday 23 Jul, 2015

Bucketts Radio will be holding it's Annual General Meeting on Thursday 30th July at 7pm for a 7.30pm start, at Gloucester Bowling Club.  At the meeting you will be informed about the new and exciting developments that have happened this year and are planned for the coming year.  A new committee will be elected to direct Bucketts Radio into a new era with the expansion of the transmission footprint closer than ever before.

Bucketts Radio is at an exciting cross road.  With a fresh committee and continued commitment from the current volunteers (and a few new ones), Bucketts Radio will flourish.  But without the support of the community, community radio in Gloucester could be a thing of the past.  We would hate to come this far and see all the progress we've made come to an end.  Bucketts Radio needs you in whatever capacity you can afford.

Members of Bucketts Radio will have the ability to vote at the AGM and are able to be nominated for committee positions.  Non-members are welcome to attend as well, but membership is only $12 per year, and we always welcome new members who are willing to support local radio in Gloucester.  Membership can be paid on the night.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Bucketts Radio On-Air For Six Years and Counting

Saturday 13 Jun, 2015

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 six 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 Monday 1st June Bucketts Radio will continue to broadcast on it’s 7th consecutive 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 only $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.

Bucketts Radio urgently needs two skilled positions filled:  Voluntary Office Manager and Voluntary Sales Manager.  These positions are part-time and hours are flexible.  

Bucketts Radio studios are located in the Majestic Arcade in the main street of Gloucester.

Centenary of ANZAC - Gloucester Commemorations

Monday 20 Apr, 2015

The Gloucester RSL Sub Branch will be holding Centenary of ANZAC Commemorations in Gloucester on Saturday 25th April 2015.  

5.30 am Dawn Service at the Memorial Clock Tower

6.30am Wreath Laying at the Memorial Gates at St Pauls

6.50am Wreath Laying at the Gloucester Cemetery

7.15am Wreath Laying at the Gloucester District Museum

10.25am Wreath Laying at the Gloucester Soldiers Club

10.30am March from Gloucester Soldiers Club to Memorial Clock Tower

11am Anzac Day Service at the Memorial Clock Tower

12.30pm Commencement of the Commemorations in the Memorial Park at the Clock Tower

Guest Speaker Captain John Land on the topic of WW1

Claire Reynolds will recite some War Time poems and The Gloucester High School Singers will perform.  The raffle for WW1 figurines will be drawn at 2.15pm and the commemorations will conclude at approximately 2.30pm.

You are encouraged to bring your own seating to the event and parking in the immediate area is limited.  Food and drinks will be available for sale by Rotary, Lions and the Uniting Church Women's Fellowship at the park during the lunchtime commemorations.

In the event of wet weather:  the dawn service will go ahead but bring umbrellas.  The March will still assemble at the Soldiers Club but will proceed down Denison Street to the Recreation Centre.    11am Anzac Service and remaining activities to be conducted in the Recreation Centre if the weather is too wet.

Bucketts Radio will be broadcasting a dawn service from WA at 7.04am - 8am for those who cannot make it to the local events.

Bucketts Radio Information Night

Tuesday 14 Apr, 2015

Thursday 16th April 2015 Bucketts Radio will be holding an information night to let you know what is happening and will be happening at Bucketts Radio over the next year.  Gloucester Bowling Club 7pm for 7.30pm start.  Come along and be part of this exciting new chapter for your community radio station.  All welcome.