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INMATES TEED UP WITH HOPE Posted: Thu 29th Nov 2007 - 11:11

STEREO 974 general manager Rod Boyd has been rewarded for "doin' time" with young prisoners to help them reintegrate with society.

The Deer Park resident co-founded the small business program called Serving Time at Port Phillip Prison's Penhyn Youth Unit, which screenprints T-shirts under the Doin' Time brand.

All profits made from the T-shirts go to the charities Kids Under Cover, Whitelion and the Good Friday Appeal.

Corrections Victoria awarded Mr Boyd a Community Work Partnership Supervisor Award on November 7 for his work with the program, which was given the Most Outstanding Location-based Project award.

The 57-year-old former policeman said the program started in 2005 after he and the Truganina prison's youth officer, Annie Hooker, thought of the idea.

"My idea is that the hope lies with the youth," Mr Boyd said.

"Although they've hit a hurdle, one day they're going through the front door of that prison and hopefully it's not a revolving door."

Mr Boyd said all of the 35 youths are assigned duties, which gave them life skills.

"The beautiful part about it is they support one another and we create that environment where everybody is putting in and helping everybody out," he said.

"The place is abuzz when we are printing the T-shirts.

"That's what makes it a pleasure to walk in there."

Mr Boyd said the program had sold "a good couple of thousand" of the T-shirts and raised $36,000 for charity.

He said that listeners of the western suburbs community radio station he ran had supported the program.

"We run a community announcement on air and one of our listeners heard about it and went out and sold $1300 worth of T-shirts," he said.

"It blew me away, it really did." Mr Boyd said this year a $13,000 step-down monitor was bought for the Royal Children's Hospital from money raised from the program.

"They couldn't bring it in, but God did they bring in some magic photos of it monitoring a prem baby," he said.

"That brought a tear to my eye because it was actually being utilised and it was helping that prem baby, so we are making a difference."

Corrections Commissioner Kelvin Anderson said Mr Boyd had been a terrific mentor to the young prisoners and helped them develop the skills they needed to embark on a crime-free life at the end of their sentences.

"Rod's achievements in working with young prisoners have been outstanding," he said.

"He has broken down barriers and stereotypes often held by young prisoners about police officers and authority figures." For more information visit the website http://www.servingtime.org/

Source: The Maribyrnong Leader, Nov 20 2007

Please address all enquiries to:
ROD BOYD, General Manager STEREO 974 - (03) 9318-0930 or email

EX POLICE OFFICER HELPS YOUNG PRISONERS BREAK OUT OF OFFENDING CYCLE Posted: Fri 9th Nov 2007 - 14:11


EX POLICE OFFICER HELPS YOUNG PRISONERS BREAK OUT OF OFFENDING CYCLE

A former Victoria Police officer has been recognised for his voluntary work which has helped young prisoners reintegrate into society.

Corrections Commissioner, Kelvin Anderson, said Rod Boyd had won the Supervisor Award at the Community Work Partnership Awards 2007 for his volunteer work with prisoners from Port Phillip Prison’s Youth Unit.

Mr Anderson said Rod had been a terrific mentor to the young prisoners and helped them develop the skills they needed to embark on a crime-free life at the end of their sentences.

"Rod’s achievements in working with young prisoners have been outstanding. He has broken down barriers and stereotypes often held by young prisoners about police officers and other authority figures.

"As well as being heavily involved in the unit’s Small Business Program, Rod often attends court and is a familiar face on the prisoners’ release," he said.

Mr Anderson said under Rod’s guidance the Small Business Program had raised more than $36,000, all of which was donated to the community.

The Community Work Partnership Awards were established in 1999 to recognise and celebrate the outstanding partnerships forged between Corrections Victoria and the community.

The awards were open to all Community Correctional Service (CCS) offices - which supervised and managed offenders on parole or court imposed orders - and prisons.

They were judged by a 15-strong panel which included magistrates, academics and representatives from victims of crime groups and not for profit organisations.

In 2006-2007 prisoners and offenders performed more than 710,000 hours of unpaid work, valued at approximately $15.6 million.

"This year we received more than 80 entries from CCS offices and prisons from across the state," Mr Anderson said.

Roland Wade was named runner up in the Supervisor category for his voluntary work with Ballarat CCS.

Mr Anderson encouraged anyone interested in volunteering with Corrections Victoria to contact their local prison or CCS offices. Contact details can be found at www.justice.vic.gov.au

The 2007 Community Works Partnerships Award winners are:
  • Most Outstanding New Project: Dhurringile Prison and Goulburn Valley Football Umpires Association
  • Local Council/Local Shire Initiative: Beechworth Correctional Centre and Indigo Shire Council
  • Educational Institution/Educational Program: Reservoir Community Correctional Services and Preston Reservoir Adult Community Education
  • Environmental Projects: Dhurringile Prison and Department of Sustainability and Environment
  • Projects Involving Special Category Offenders/Prisoners: Broadmeadows Community Correctional Services and Victorian P-12 College of Koorie Education
  • Water Saving Programs (Prisons): Dame Phyllis Frost Centre and City West Water
  • Water Saving Programs (CCS Locations): Werribee/Newport Community Correctional Services and Altona North Primary School
  • Supervisor Award: Port Phillip Prison and Rod Boyd
  • Field Officer/Staff/Location/Region: Dhurringile Prison and Senior Prison Officer Steve Herbert
  • Most Outstanding Location Based Project: Joint winners - Port Phillip Prison and Doin' Time and Beechworth Correctional Centre and Healesville Sanctuary – Raptor Program

  • Please address all enquiries to:
    ROD BOYD, General Manager STEREO 974 - (03) 9318-0930 or email

    STEREO 974 LIVE ON THE INTERNET. WEB SITE STATISTICS FOR OCTOBER 2007 Posted: Thu 1st Nov 2007 - 12:11

    "STEREO 974 is thrilled to announce that for the Month of OCTOBER 2007, we logged 105,944 HITS ON OUR WEB SITE. We have been streaming in STEREO live on the Internet for approx 2 Years. This has assisted communication with our culturally and linguistically diverse community throughout the World". It will also further heighten the dissemination of information in our role as an EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND RECOVERY BROADCASTER".

    Patient Television Sets have been programmed to receive STEREO 974 Programs at FOOTSCRAY, SUNSHINE and WILLIAMSTOWN HOSPITALS. This further creates awareness of STEREO 974, throughout not only the English speaking community of the Western Suburbs, but also the Non English speaking community via Ethnic Language Programming (Currently 60 HOURS PER WEEK Broadcasting in 10 Ethnic Languages).

    STEREO 974 has always had a flexible outlook towards programming, and our commitment to Emergency Response Broadcasting both in Ethnic and English Languages places us in a unique position whereby we can service the needs of our community and listeners.

    Log onto www.stereo974.com to listen "LIVE IN STEREO" TO YOUR STATION STEREO 974.

    Please address all enquiries to:
    ROD BOYD, General Manager STEREO 974 - (03) 9318-0930 or email

    GARDEN CLINIC OB Posted: Thu 18th Oct 2007 - 12:10

    On Saturday November 3rd, our Garden Clinic program with television celebrity gardener Graham Ross and his daughter Linda will be broadcasting LIVE between 11am and 1pm from station sponsor Auman’s Nursery 756 Plenty road South Morang.

    So come along and meet the Garden Clinic team, that’s Saturday November 3rd, 11am till 1pm.

    Please address all enquiries to:
    ROD BOYD, General Manager STEREO 974 - (03) 9318-0930 or email

    GARDENING MOVES INTO THE GARDEN STATE Posted: Tue 11th Sep 2007 - 15:09



    Gardening moves into the Garden State

    Australia's most successful gardening radio show, the Garden Clinic™, presented by TV's celebrity gardener Graham Ross, is expanding into the Melbourne radio market with the September 2007 launch of The Garden Clinic™ on Melbourne's Stereo 974.

    This new programme will be broadcast live from the Melbourne studios every Saturday between 11am - 1pm, beginning Saturday 22nd September 2007.

    With over 27 years of on-air experience, the Garden Clinic™ will become the largest commercial gardening radio network in Australia with a cumulative audience of over half-a-million listeners every week.

    The Garden Clinic™ is "first aid for your garden", a source of expert help for a community of gardeners. The programme will answer gardeners' questions, present weekly segments including Potted Garden, Bush Garden, Vegie Patch, What's On, What to do this Week and Plant of the Week and will invite regular guests.

    With this new programme, The Garden Clinic will encourage and inspire gardeners and so support the horticultural industry in Victoria.

    With over $3 million in prizes given away to listeners over 27 years, gardeners in Melbourne are excited to have the opportunity to learn more about their garden, solve their gardening problems and win great prizes every week.

    "I am delighted to have this opportunity to broadcast
    live from the studios of Stereo 974 in Melbourne. I
    know there is a huge audience for Better Homes &
    Gardens. I look forward to this chance to speak to
    more gardeners each week about what's happening
    in their garden and help solve the problems to make
    gardens grow better, and flower longer."

    Please address all enquiries to:
    ROD BOYD, General Manager STEREO 974 - (03) 9318-0930 or email

    WANGARATTA PRODUCTION WORKSHOP Posted: Thu 6th Sep 2007 - 16:09

    On Saturday 1 September 2007 our Bob Taylor conducted a Production workshop at Wangaratta, where over 40 Volunteers involved in Community Radio Stations from Victoria and New South Wales attended. The session was organised by the Southern Community Media Association.

    Bob managed to get Rod Boyd involved in the workshop and it was a dynamic and informative training session.

    Bob talked on most aspects of production from copywriting through to the dynamics of production and held all in attendance mesmerized with the wealth of experience and knowledge that he has.

    Ray Hazen (C.E.O. Southern Community Media Association) said, "One of the things that I feel was stand out for this workshop was the little asides and anecdotal examples that came from Bob's obvious deep knowledge and experience. They made the examples he gave come to life and easily absorbed by all those present. Every one in attendance was impressed with the workshop and presenters of the workshop and it is clear that the members of Community Radio Stations, appreciate the opportunities to learn and gain knowledge that the association puts together by way of workshops. Several stations asked that the workshops be repeated in opposite states in the near future and the SCMA is looking into that possibility".

    Please address all enquiries to:
    ROD BOYD, General Manager STEREO 974 - (03) 9318-0930 or email

    STEREO 974 LIVE ON THE INTERNET - WEB SITE STATISTICS FOR AUGUST 2007 - 78,049 HITS. Posted: Thu 6th Sep 2007 - 16:09

    "STEREO 974 is thrilled to announce that for the Month of SEPTEMBER 2007, we logged 78,049 HITS ON OUR WEB SITE. We have been streaming in STEREO live on the Internet for approx 18 Months. This has assisted communication with our culturally and linguistically diverse community throughout the World". It will also further heighten the dissemination of information in our role as an EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND RECOVERY BROADCASTER".

    Patient Television Sets have been programmed to receive STEREO 974 Programs at FOOTSCRAY, SUNSHINE and WILLIAMSTOWN HOSPITALS. This further creates awareness of STEREO 974, throughout not only the English speaking community of the Western Suburbs, but also the Non English speaking community via Ethnic Language Programming (Currently 58 HOURS PER WEEK Broadcasting in 12 Ethnic Languages).

    STEREO 974 has always had a flexible outlook towards programming, and our commitment to Emergency Response Broadcasting both in Ethnic and English Languages places us in a unique position whereby we can service the needs of our community and listeners.

    As a Volunteer based Not For Profit Incorporated Association, STEREO 974, would like to thank the Community Broadcasting Foundation Limited for their continued support. This support enables us to continue providing a quality broadcasting service to our Ethnic and English Language Listeners. It also gives Ethnic Communities, the opportunity to reach thousands of listeners who are not catered for in the main stream Media.

    Log onto www.stereo974.com to listen "LIVE IN STEREO" TO YOUR STATION STEREO 974.

    Please address all enquiries to:
    ROD BOYD, General Manager STEREO 974 - (03) 9318-0930 or email

    OUTSIDE BROADCAST AT SOUTHERN CROSS CANVAS Posted: Wed 29th Aug 2007 - 15:08

    STEREO 974 conducted an OUTSIDE BROADCAST at SOUTHERN CROSS CANVAS, 172 Canterbury Road Bayswater, on SATURDAY 25 AUGUST 2007, from 9am till 12 midday.

    9am till 10am - ON THE WATER PROGRAM, with TONY MILNE and Guests.

    10am till 12 Midday – FOUR WHEEL DRIVE PROGRAM (2 Hour Program for this Outside Broadcast).

    There was a Free Sausage Sizzle, Camp Fire Cooking, Face Painting, Competition Four Wheel Drive Vehicles on Display, Camper Trailer Displays.

    "Numerous Four Wheel Drive Clubs were in attendance, and this gave them an opportunity to see how the On The Water and Four Wheel Drive Programs go to air.

    Please address all enquiries to:
    ROD BOYD, General Manager STEREO 974 - (03) 9318-0930 or email

    COMMUNITY ETHNIC RADIO - AUDIENCES LIKE IT LOCAL... AND VOCAL! Posted: Thu 23rd Aug 2007 - 16:08



    Audiences Like It Local... and Vocal!

    Ethnic broadcasting is hugely important to the vitality of local communities, say the authors of a groundbreaking study being launched today.

    In the largest project of its kind in the world, researchers from Griffith University have spent two years interviewing audiences across the country, including listeners of ethnic stations and language programs, Indigenous stations, metropolitan, suburban, regional, rural and remote radio, as well as TV audiences in the emerging community TV sector.

    The resulting report, Community Media Matters – an audience study of the Australian community broadcasting sector, reveals the integral role played by community broadcasting as described by some of its more than seven and a half million listeners.

    The Hon. Helen Coonan, Minister for Communication, Information Technology and the Arts is launching the report at the Melbourne studios of 3RRR-FM, today, Friday August 17.

    Community Media Matters finds that audiences' reasons for tuning in to ethnic programming on generalist or full-time ethnic radio stations were overwhelmingly similar – their station allows communities to connect, helps maintain language and culture, while providing news and information relevant to their lives in Australia, from their home countries, and around the world.

    Audience members were passionate in their responses; they saw ethnic broadcasting to be a valuable service. "This radio station is not separating us from Australia…it's integrating us to Australia. It's very important" (Focus Group, Turkish program on 3ZZZ, CMM report pg 82).

    Ethnic broadcasting is Australia's largest multicultural and multilingual institution. There are 123 community radio stations (including 7 full time ethnic stations) producing 2,466 hours of ethnic community broadcasting each week. Over 3000 volunteers from 125 distinct cultural groups broadcast in 97 languages across metropolitan and regional areas in Australia.

    "The Community Media Matters report is a valuable insight into the passion that drives ethnic community broadcasting." says George Zangalis, President of the National Ethnic & Multicultural Broadcasters' Council (NEMBC). "It shows just how important the service has been to the lives of millions of Australians of ethnic background."

    "Ethnic community radio has a profound effect on the settlement outcomes for newly arrived immigrants, fulfils the cultural needs and aspirations of older migrants and their descendants and has made a unique and positive contribution to the development of cross cultural understanding in this country," he said.

    Available for interview:
    Associate Prof. Michael Meadows, Researcher, 0409 729 785
    Tim Tolhurst, NEMBC Executive Officer, 03 9486 9549

    The Community Media Matters report can be found at the CBOnline website: http://www.cbonline.org.au/
    For media enquiries or to be put in contact with community broadcasters in your local area contact:
    Tamara Doncon, CBF (03) 9419 8055/ 0408 480 880 email tdoncon@cbf.com.au

    Please address all enquiries to:
    ROD BOYD, General Manager STEREO 974 - (03) 9318-0930 or email

    COMMUNITY RADIO - AUDIENCES LIKE IT LOCAL... AND VOCAL! Posted: Thu 23rd Aug 2007 - 16:08



    Audiences Like It Local... and Vocal!

    Community radio and TV stations are hugely important to the vitality of local communities, say the authors of a groundbreaking study being launched today.

    In the largest project of its kind in the world, researchers from Griffith University have spent two years interviewing audiences across the country, including listeners of Indigenous stations, ethnic language programs, metropolitan, suburban, regional, rural and remote radio, as well as TV audiences in the emerging community TV sector.

    The resulting report, Community Media Matters – an audience study of the Australian community broadcasting sector, reveals the integral role played by community broadcasting as described by some of its more than seven and a half million listeners.

    The Hon. Helen Coonan, Minister for Communication, Information Technology and the Arts is launching the report at the Melbourne studios of 3RRR-FM, today, Friday August 17.

    Community Media Matters finds that audiences' reasons for tuning in were overwhelmingly similar – their station offers diversity, alternatives and intimacy, an affirmation of their community and its values and a welcome escape from the predictability of mainstream media.

    Audience members were passionate in their responses; people talked about their stations as if they were part of a big family – as accessible and approachable, offering places where communities can connect and providing accurate representations of Australia's social and cultural diversity.

    "The community broadcasting sector is a valuable cultural resource", says Griffith University researcher Associate Professor Michael Meadows. It contributes to Australia's rich and diverse heritage through its commitment to maintaining, representing and reproducing local cultures. No other media sector is able to do this."

    John Martin, President of the Community Broadcasting Foundation, says that report's findings demonstrated strong support for community media. "More than any other media, community broadcasting represents and reflects the multiplicity of cultures of today's Australia. It provides an invaluable forum for Australians from all walks of life who are not represented by mainstream, privately owned media."

    Countries around the world look at Australia's large and dynamic community broadcasting sector with envy – it's grassroots vitality providing much needed diversity to the Australian media landscape. With over 480 independent, community-run broadcasting services it is Australia's largest and most diverse media sector, producing an extraordinary range of programming, in English and more than one hundred ethnic and Indigenous languages.

    Available for interview:
    Deborah Welch, Research Advisory Committee Chair, 0418 887 035
    Assoc. Professor Michael Meadows, Researcher, 0409 729 785

    The Community Media Matters report can be found at the CBOnline website: http://www.cbonline.org.au/

    For media enquiries or to be put in contact with community broadcasters in your local area contact:
    Tamara Doncon, CBF (03) 9419 8055/ 0408 480 880 email tdoncon@cbf.com.au

    Please address all enquiries to:
    ROD BOYD, General Manager STEREO 974 - (03) 9318-0930 or email

    EVERYDAY HEROES Posted: Wed 22nd Aug 2007 - 15:08

    Everyday Heroes is a collection of stories as told to David Griffin. The collection deals with ordinary people and their attempts to achieve, but it also shows how these people lived their lives, the things that inspired them, the setbacks they endured, and the emotions of the time.

    Everyday Heroes started in a community radio station, STEREO 974 in the heart of Melbourne's western suburbs. David Griffin conducted an hour-long interview program called Heroes.

    The interviews were structured around a broad range of people, including sporting professionals, actors, politicians, coaches, authors, photographers, doctors, journalists and even local businesspeople. It was these stories, each unique, and fascinating in different ways, that form the basis of this book. Some of the individuals are well known whilst others are not. Some of the interviewees are wealthy whilst most are not, some are young, some are older, but what they all have in common is a desire to achieve a dream and live a life they thought to be correct.

    In life's journey we encounter many difficulties, but the persistence, passion, determination, focus and opportunity of the subjects in this book are inspiring. Everyday Heroes tells the story of Australians striving to achieve. The stories are about individuals that would consider themselves to be just ordinary people, like you and me.

    The Everyday Heroes Project
    David Griffin set out to illustrate positive role models for teenagers. "I wanted the stories in the book to be a learning experience for teenagers. I wanted them to be able to read each of the stories and identify with the fact that it wasn't easy for any of the subjects to achieve what they wanted to achieve."

    Copies of Everyday Heroes have been distributed to High School students with extremely positive results. A series of interview programs have been developed to complement the book and a publishing project has been created that will enable the students to develop their own Heroes book and raise money for the school community.

    Proceeds from the sale of Everyday Heroes is being donated to Open Family Australia. Everyday Heroes has been David Griffin's passion and it was always intended to somehow help kids achieve a dream.

    This has been achieved with Open Family Australia; giving the street kids a chance at enjoying a better life. This philosophy is closely aligned with the thoughts and aspirations of this book

    Everyday Heroes is available from http://www.croxtonhouse.com.au/heroes.html

    Please address all enquiries to:
    ROD BOYD, General Manager STEREO 974 - (03) 9318-0930 or email

    OUTSIDE BROADCAST - SOUTHERN CROSS CANVAS Posted: Mon 30th Jul 2007 - 12:07

    General Manager of STEREO 974 Mr Rod Boyd announced today that "STEREO 974 will be conducting an OUTSIDE BROADCAST at SOUTHERN CROSS CANVAS, 172 Canterbury Road Bayswater, on SATURDAY 25 AUGUST 2007, from 9am till 12 midday.

    9am till 10am - ON THE WATER PROGRAM, with TONY MILNE and Guests.

    10am till 12 Midday – FOUR WHEEL DRIVE PROGRAM (2 Hour Program for this Outside Broadcast).

    Free Sausage Sizzle, Camp Fire Cooking, Face Painting, Competition Four Wheel Drive Vehicles on Display, Camper Trailer Displays.

    Please address all enquiries to:
    ROD BOYD, General Manager STEREO 974 - (03) 9318-0930 or email


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