Stereo 974

Your Official Emergency Broadcaster! Programs include Truck Stop, Country Music, Vietnamese, Maltese, Spanish, Greek, Sinhalese, Arabic and much more, see our program guide.

Fundraising to keep the signal strong at “Your Station – STEREO 974“. By the Community, for the Community! 

As your longtime loyal Community, Not For Profit, Volunteer Staffed Radio Station, we need YOUR help!

We look forward to your support and would like to say from all the Volunteers here at STEREO 974, we say THANK YOU!

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Our History

Western Radio Broadcasters Incorporated, STEREO 974, are one of the longest Established Community Broadcasters in Victoria. The association was originally established in 1978 under the guidance of Mr Barry JONES M.P. We were situated at the Westend Market in North Sunshine for quite some years. In 1998 when ownership of the market changed we found ourselves homeless. All avenues were searched for a New Home. It became very obvious that times were tough, and whoever we approached, we found that Commercial interests were always at the forefront. As you can appreciate, we had to look for long term security. Ease of access, security not only for our Volunteers but also for our Equipment, and associated factors all had to be considered. Fortunately we were put in contact with Mr Larry BLACK (General Manager of Auto Group Auctions of 594 Geelong Road Brooklyn). Construction of our new Studios commenced immediately and work went on around the clock. In fact, the complex was completed in 20 days construction time. We have now been broadcasting from our new home since June 1998. Throughout construction Auto Group assisted with Plant and Equipment and, in fact they donated all the furnishings for our Studios, Office and Reception Area. In February 2006, Auto Group vacated the site, the owners of the site, Powercor, came to our rescue, and we have remained on site since, thanks to their continued support. On the 12 October 2010, we signed an M.O.U. with the Victorian Government, which formerly recognised STEREO 974, as an Official Emergency Broadcaster for our Broadcast Region, this is something that we had been engaged in since the Coode Island fire in August 1991. We recognise the Demographics of our Broadcast Area, and provide Ethnic Language Programs, which in-fact cover a third of our Broadcast time, the remainder time is English Language, heavily promoting Country Music, and Australian Artists. A lot of technical planning has gone into our Studio’s, such as during power outages we have an automatic diesel generator that takes over, likewise we have an emergency transmitter located at our Studio’s, this enables us to be self-sufficient, and continue to broadcast, which is extremely important in times of emergencies. Without the support of Citipower, Powercor, and United Energy, who provide our Studio Site, and TIC Group Pty Ltd, who provide our Main Transmitter Site, life would be a lot harder. We thank them both for being great “Corporate Citizens, and supporting STEREO 974 a Not for Profit, Volunteer Association.

Whats On

Streaming, Hosting, Website Design, Custom software development and Friendly I.T Support.

General Managers Report

Western Radio Broadcasters Inc is a Community Not For Profit Incorporated Association, staffed by Volunteers. First and foremost, we are “by the community, for the community”. We operate 24 hours a day 7 days a week, and provide what we believe is a high standard of broadcasting to an extremely diverse cultural and linguistic audience within our community. We have over many years progressed, from broadcasting in a shipping container in a vacant paddock to our current state of the art studios, which are situated on a 24 hour physical security site at, Brooklyn. This security not only secures our equipment and facilities, but also safeguards the wellbeing and safety of our numerous volunteers and their vehicles. The studies are fully air conditioned, and we vigorously uphold Occupational and Safety Standards. We have created a team environment whereby our volunteers are extremely cohesive, but readily accept new volunteers into the Association, and everyone is made to feel welcome. One the greatest complements that we have received is when visitors attend at the studios they say “what a warm friendly environment”. Likewise our Main Transmitter is located at TIC Group Pty Ltd, Sunshine Road Tottenham. Without the support of both Powercor, TIC Pty Ltd in providing accommodation for our facilities, we would find it extremely difficult.  We are extremely proud of the numerous awards that we have received from Government bodies and instrumentalities; emergency services; cultural associations and groups, and numerous other organisations. In the past when the Centenary of Federation medals were being awarded, two of our Vietnamese announcers received them for “Service to the Vietnamese community via community radio”. Likewise STEREO 974, has received numerous Multicultural Awards for our work with the Multicultural Community in our broadcast area and beyond. As an example of what we are all about and working with the community, was the formation of an alliance between this radio station and Western Health, whereby we are now programmed into, and listened to via the Patient Television sets at Western Hospital Footscray, Western Hospital Sunshine, Williamstown Hospital and various other units under the control of Western Health Likewise the important role that we play re Emergency Response Broadcasting, and that we are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week on call out should the need arise. This in itself is no mean feat, and in the past we have been called on and have responded immediately. This Emergency Response Broadcasting role is practised monthly. Some years ago we signed an M.O.U. with the Victorian State Government, officially recognising us as the Emergency Response Broadcaster for the area West and North of Melbourne. [Read More]  

 

STEREO 974 acknowledges these Supporters

Terminals Pty Ltd    Community Broadcasting Foundation 

STEREO 974 is a Member of

Southern Community Media Association 


Current News

  • 2019 Royal Melbourne Show

    2019 Royal Melbourne Show

    An unforgettable day out with family and friends, the 2019 Royal Melbourne Show will be held from Saturday 21 September – Tuesday 1 October at Melbourne Showgrounds. Get up close and see, pat and feed thousands of farm animals, take your taste buds on tour with award-winning food and drink, slide, ride and spin your […]
  • Chat with the Mayor, Cr Lucinda Congreve

    Chat with the Mayor, Cr Lucinda Congreve

    STEREO 974 are proud to announce segments that will be going to Air with the Brimbank City Council Mayor Cr Lucinda Congreve. These segments will comprise of information for the residents of Brimbank and we believe that we are in a position to convey this information to our listeners. The segments will be played to […]
  • MEDIA RELEASE – Family favourite Hi-5 announced to headline Cadbury’s must-visit annual Easter Picnic & Egg Hunt

    MEDIA RELEASE – Family favourite Hi-5 announced to headline Cadbury’s must-visit annual Easter Picnic & Egg Hunt

    18 February 2019 – Cadbury has today announced its legendary Cadbury Easter Picnic & Egg Hunt will return to Melbourne this year, with an event promising to be bigger and better than ever for families to enjoy as they kick off their Easter festivities. The event – an annual sell-out – will take place at […]
  • STEREO 974 now has a Filipino Language Program

    STEREO 974 now has a Filipino Language Program

    STEREO 974 now has a Filipino Language Program. The Filipino Program, will be first aired on Sunday 17th February 2019 and will continue to take place every Sunday between 4pm to 6pm. Here at STEREO 974 we are “by the Community, for the Community”, and we stand by and are proud of all our Programs […]
  • New Ethnic Programs Added

    New Ethnic Programs Added

    On behalf of the Management Team here at STEREO 974 we are now pleased to announce that we have three more Language Programs to add to our array of Multicultural Broadcasting.  STEREO 974 now has a Chinese Language Program that will be conducted in both Mandarin and Cantonese Languages. The Chinese Program, both Mandarin and […]
  • Welcome we are Brimbank

    Welcome we are Brimbank

    Get wild in the West to celebrate culture and diversity  It’s time to celebrate the diversity of the western suburbs with an event that will showcase its wide range of international people, food and entertainment. Brimbank City Council is proud of the fact more than 160 languages are spoken and at least 166 nationalities call […]
  • RoadSafe Westgate website is now live

    RoadSafe Westgate website is now live

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  • Brimbank City Council Australia Day Awards, Rod Boyd JP – Citizen of the Year.

    Brimbank City Council Australia Day Awards, Rod Boyd JP – Citizen of the Year.

    Brimbank City Council announced their Australia Day Award winners for 2018 and paid tribute to some of its most community minded citizens at a special ceremony on Monday 22 January to announce the winners of the 2018 Brimbank Australia Day Awards. We are pleased to announce and extremely proud that our very own STEREO 974 […]
  • Helping to lift the voice of the west

    Helping to lift the voice of the west

    Good relationships with our neighbours rely on effective communications. When all parties truly understand each other, they are in a position to form productive partnerships. This is the approach we adopt at all our sites and this is why Mobil was so pleased to be able to contribute to the voice of western Melbourne, Stereo […]
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