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WORLD NEWS STARTS 16 JANUARY 2006 Posted: Wed 4th Jan 2006 - 16:01

STEREO 974 is thrilled to announce that from Monday 16 JANUARY 2006, we will be broadcasting a quality World News Service in English Language, Monday to Friday 8am until 8-30am.

STEREO 974, is every mindful that we broadcast to an area where 46% of Households speak a language other than English at home, hence our involvement with Community Groups, Ethnic Youth, and Emerging Communities.

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

OUTSIDE BROADCAST - METROPOLITAN FIRE BRIGADE, OPEN DAY FOR THE MALTESE COMMMUNITY Posted: Wed 4th Jan 2006 - 15:01

General Manager of STEREO 974 Mr Rod Boyd announced today that "STEREO 974 was thrilled to be part of the METROPOLITAN FIRE BRIGADE, OPEN DAY FOR THE MALTESE COMMMUNITY AT SUNSHINE FIRE STATION, 30 Mc INTYRE ROAD SUNSHINE, ON SUNDAY 5 MARCH 2006, where we will broadcast live from 1pm until 5pm from our Outside Broadcast Van.

This outside broadcast will feature interviews with Maltese Community Leaders and Metropolitan Fire Brigade Personnel. The broadcast will be conducted by our very popular Maltese Announcers. Some of the features of the day which will start at 11am and finished at 5pm, includes the following.


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  • Charlie & the Band
  • Jumping Castle & Gifts for Children.
  • Live Demonstrations from M.F.B.
  • Home Fire Safety Displays.
  • Smoke House
  • Smoke Buster Information Bus.
  • Show Bags.
  • Free Food & Drinks.
  • Local Council Information Stalls
  • Maltese Community Council of Victoria Information Stall
  • STEREO 974 OUTSIDE BROADCAST 1pm until 5pm.

  • "STEREO 974 has always had a flexible outlook towards programming which places us in a position whereby we can service the needs of our community and listeners. STEREO 974 adheres to our motto of - "By the community for the community".

    STEREO 974, is every mindful that we broadcast to an area where 46% of Households speak a language other than English at home, hence our involvement with Community Groups, Ethnic Youth, and Emerging Communities. The Maltese Community have always been and continue to be great supporters of STEREO 974.

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

    STEREO 974 RECEIVES MEDIA AWARD FROM FOOTSCRAY POLICE Posted: Mon 12th Dec 2005 - 16:12

    STEREO 974 is thrilled to have been awarded a FOOTSCRAY POLICE APPRECIATION AWARD, for our support of the Footscray Police during the past year.

    The Award Presentation took place this morning at the Footscray Police Station, representing STEREO 974, was VIET TRAN (Vietnamese Program Conveynor/ Producer/Announcer and ROD BOYD (General Manager).The award was presented on behalf of Footscray Police by Officer in Charge, Senior Sergeant BILL WEATHERLY, Leading Senior Constable CRAIG SPICER and Senior Constable RICHARD DOVE (Multicultural Liason Officers, Region Two Victoria Police).

    STEREO 974, are now broadcasting every week 58 Hours of Ethnic Programming, including 4 Hours of Ethnic Youth Programming, and 6 Hours of Emerging Ethnic Communities Programs. The Ethnic Community are great supporters of STEREO 974, and numerous Ethnic Community Associations and Groups, are actively involved in this programming.

    STEREO 974, is every mindful that we broadcast to an area where 46% of Households speak a language other than English at home, hence our involvement with Community Groups, Ethnic Youth, and Emerging Communities.

    As a Volunteer based Not For Profit Incorporated Association, STEREO 974, would like to thank the FOOTSCRAY POLICE for this Award.

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

    STEREO 974 RECEIVES FUNDING UNDERTHE GOVERNMENTS 'WORKING TOGETHER TO MANAGE EMERGENCIES INITIATIVE' Posted: Thu 8th Dec 2005 - 16:12

    Attorney General The Honourable Phillip Ruddock MP, today announced at Parliament House Canberra the successful projects to be funded under the Governments Working Together to Manage Emergencies Policy.
    He went on to say "As we know, in the event of emergencies and disasters, whether it is a natural or human caused, our Volunteer pool plays a significant role in assisting the Community to respond and recover. I want to place on record the Australian Governments thanks to all those Organisations, in particular the Volunteers, whose efforts help to keep our Communities safer and more secure. The value of our Volunteers cannot be quantified. Volunteers do not ask for financial reward for their tireless work, but they deserve every bit of recognition and assistance they get. I commend all applicants for their commitment to improving Community Safety and wish the Recipients of funding every success with their projects".

    STEREO 974 (WESTERN RADIO BROADCASTERS INCORPORATED), will receive $49,484-00 in funding re Emergency Response / Recovery Broadcasting / Early Warning System.

    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 position whereby we can service the needs of our community and listeners. With this financial assistance under the "Working Together to Manage Emergencies Policy, it will enable STEREO 974 to further enhance our Emergency Response and Recovery Role.

    STEREO 974 acknowledges and thanks the Government for their on-going support via this Grant, and likewise to the Community Broadcasting Foundation Limited, for their continuing support.

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

    STEREO 974 HITS THE "BIG SCREEN" Posted: Tue 6th Dec 2005 - 16:12

    General Manager of STEREO 974, Mr Rod Boyd said today "STEREO 974 is thrilled to have been involved in the filming of an Australian Film that will be released in 2006.

    The STEREO 974 purpose built Outside Broadcast Van was utilised for the filming with took place in a North Western Suburb, last Friday 2 December.

    More details will be revealed at a later date.

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

    WORLD NEWS COMING SOON Posted: Thu 24th Nov 2005 - 16:11

    STEREO 974 is thrilled to announce that shortly we will be broadcasting a quality World News Service in English Language, Monday to Friday 8am until 8-30am. The date for commencement of the STEREO 974 WORLD NEWS SERVICE will be announced shortly.

    STEREO 974, is every mindful that we broadcast to an area where 46% of Households speak a language other than English at home, hence our involvement with Community Groups, Ethnic Youth, and Emerging Communities.

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

    STEREO 974 RECEIVES "VICTORIA'S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS" Posted: Tue 22nd Nov 2005 - 16:11

    General Manager of STEREO 974, Mr Rod Boyd said today "STEREO 974 is thrilled to have been successfully nominated for a VICTORIA'S AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS. The presentation will take place at Government House, Melbourne, by the Governor of Victoria Mr. John Landy, on Friday 2 December 2005.

    STEREO 974, are now broadcasting every week 58 Hours of Ethnic Programming, including 4 Hours of Ethnic Youth Programming, and 6 Hours of Emerging Ethnic Communities Programs. The Ethnic Community are great supporters of STEREO 974, and numerous Ethnic Community Associations and Groups, are actively involved in this programming.

    STEREO 974, is every mindful that we broadcast to an area where 46% of Households speak a language other than English at home, hence our involvement with Community Groups, Ethnic Youth, and Emerging Communities.

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

    STEREO 974 SUPPORTS THE BRETT FLANNERY BENEFIT, BY PROVIDING COMMUNITY SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS ON-AIR AND DONATING A SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE FOR AUCTION ON THE BENEFIT NIGHT. Posted: Thu 27th Oct 2005 - 11:10

    On the 15 September, Brett Flannery was involved in a serious Fork Lift accident, which has left him hospitalised and in a coma.

    A Fund Raising Night will be held at the Moonee Valley Racecourse, Celebrity Room on the 10 November, there's a 2 Course Dinner, Live Music, Auctions and Raffles, Cost $60 per person and Drinks at Bar Prices.

    All money raised on the night will benefit Bretts Wife and Newborn Son.

    If you can donate items for the Auction, or for bookings and enquiries, please call Andrew on 9650-9511, that's 9650-9511.

    'STEREO 974 Caring for Our Community'

    Moonee Valley Racecourse - Celebrity RoomMelway Ref: 84A F2
    10th November 2005
    6:30pm for 7:30pm start – Midnight
  • Two course dinner
  • Live music
  • Auctions and raffles (EFTPOS, credit
  • card & cash only)
  • $60 per person
  • $600 per table
  • Drinks at bar prices
  • Dress: Smart casual
  • Family and friends welcome
  • For ticket purchases and enquiries contact Vanessa Lefebure
    Direct: (03) 9650 9511
    Email: lefeburev@acumenalliance.com.au

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

    COMMUNITY BROADCASTING WILL BE VITAL TO THE SUCCESS OF DIGITAL RADIO Posted: Tue 18th Oct 2005 - 11:10

    The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) welcomes the announcement last week by the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts of the policy framework for the introduction of digital radio.

    The policy framework was launched at the Commercial Radio Australia conference by the Minister for Communications, Senator Helen Coonan but it represents a blueprint for the radio industry itself and acknowledges the vital role of community broadcasters in the digital future, stating that:-

    "Without a coordinated approach and the involvement of existing commercial radio broadcasters, the two national broadcasters and community broadcasters, digital radio is unlikely to be a viable consumer proposition."

    The CBAA’s General Manager Barry Melville welcomed the Minister’s announcement saying:-

    "The Government’s policy framework is an affirmation of the vital role that community broadcasting plays in upholding diversity in the broadcasting industry."
    Mr Melville acknowledged that the inclusion of community broadcasting in the policy framework reflects years of work by the CBAA and its member stations, the culmination of 15 years of consideration, trials, planning and analysis.

    "So this is a necessary first step for the Government in meeting its commitment to include community broadcasting in the digital radio environment on a basis affordable to not-for-profit community broadcasting stations," said Mr Melville, "... and the CBAA will continue to push for the further development of digital, particularly in regional Australia where stations are keen to supply new and innovative services for their listeners."
    The Government has foreshadowed funding support in the context of its Budget deliberations but it stops short of specific financial commitment. The CBAA appreciates the prospect of funding support but there must be appropriate levels of funding to ensure that the community broadcasting sector is not left behind.

    One key element of the policy is that digital radio is considered an ‘add on’ to analogue radio – not a replacement. This provides current broadcasters the opportunity to provide fresh and innovative services on the digital platform, while still broadcasting their current programs on analogue.

    "This is really exciting for community broadcasters" said Mr Melville "It was community broadcasters who first developed the use of the FM spectrum in the 70’s and in recent years we have developed a national content distribution platform called the Digital Delivery Network. The introduction of digital services allows us again be at the leading edge."
    Key elements of the policy framework are that:

  • digital radio will supplement existing analogue radio services (and may never be a complete replacement).

  • State capital cities will get initial planning priority and it appears that ‘wide-coverage community broadcasters’ are treated equally to commercial and national stations.

  • Other non-capital city areas will be considered at a later stage.

  • Eureka 147 will be the primary platform and it is anticipated that VHF Band III will primarily be used for digital radio transmissions.

  • L Band is likely to be used for infill and for localised services (including sub-metropolitan community services).

    The full transcript of Senator Coonan’s speech can be found at:
    http://www.minister.dcita.gov.au/media/speeches/digital_radio_-_commercial_radio_australia_conferenceFor more more on the CBAA’s response to the policy framework visit www.cbaa.org.au

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

    NEW SPORTS SHOW Posted: Thu 18th Aug 2005 - 11:08

    After Ten years, the Puma Sports Show has ended it's Saturday Morning run at STEREO 974. Sports fans however aren't forgotten with a brand new Saturday Sports Beat presented by 20 year radio veteran Mark Brunger who brings a wealth of experience to the STEREO 974 airwaves.
    From 8am every Saturday Mark hosts a two hour Sports Show aimed at the Western Suburbs -the Western Region Football League report with Kevin Hillier -Sports-makers of the week with John Anderson from The Herald Sun -not forgetting the VFL and TAC Cup with Mark Stone's report.

    The AFL Wrap with Heath Buck -the latest Racing Information with Jockey John and the World Game Soccer is also covered by Peter Desiri, from The Herald Sun.

    Saturday Sports Beat - your one stop for Sports Information every Saturday from 8am until 10am with Mark Brunger from YOUR STATION, STEREO 974.

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

    PUMA SPORTS SHOW IS COMING TO AN END Posted: Fri 5th Aug 2005 - 11:08

    Mr John Forbes
    Promotions Manager
    Puma Australia Pty Ltd

    Dear John,

    Firstly, I would like to thank you for your letter of 26 July, 2005. Likewise it is with deep regret that we see the end of an era after some 10 years the Puma Sports Show is coming to an end. Throughout this journey yourself, Bob Henderson, Bob McVicar, Barry Watson, Tim James, Matt Keenan and Ron Bourke have been actively involved in what has been a very successful and pro-active program catering not only to the sports lover, but also highlighting milestones in sport, both on a local, Australasian and international level.

    It is not easy to put together a 2 hour program 52 weeks of the year, and over a journey of 10 years approx. 520 editions of the Puma Sports Show have gone to air. This program has generated considerable feedback and listener participation, and it could be best described as the Melbourne sports lovers' cult program which has been presented and targeted audiences in such a manner that it has cemented relationships with our listeners.

    On behalf of the Committee of Management of Western Radio Broadcasters Inc., myself and Bob Taylor, we would like to say thank you for your efforts over the last 10 years. Likewise to Puma Australia Pty Ltd who have been excellent corporate citizens and put back into the community via our not-for-profit volunteer based community radio station we also say thank you, Puma's and your support will be sadly missed.

    On a person note John, I for one believe that I fully understand the enormous amount of hours that you have dedicated to putting back into community - I would not even try and detail the organisations that you are involved with on a volunteer basis, as this letter would never finish.

    From everyone here at STEREO 974, we wish you and your wife well, good health and relaxation as you move into your retirement years, and I am sure, knowing you as well as I do, that you will not be putting your feet up.It has been a privilege and a pleasure to have travelled with you through the journey over the last 10 years, and I thank you for that.

    Sincerely,

    ROD BOYD
    General Manager

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

    MELBOURNE OBSERVER, ISSUE VOL. 37 NO. 1180 Posted: Wed 20th Jul 2005 - 11:07

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


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