News & Events

July 2017 Newsletter hits the streets

Indigo FM’s July 2017 Newsletter is out.

There is news on upcoming and recent events, activities and happenings both on-air and off-air. Indigo FM has new email accounts we are switching across to on the Gmail platform and there is also a couple of voluntary roles vacant for anyone keen to organise. We also have a link to our first ever live video in the studio!

To download the Newsletter pages 1-4 are here and pages 5-8 are here.

Our Yackandandah Radio Station is looking for a Local Site Co-ordinator………

Do you have an interest in local radio? Indigo FM has a fantastic studio in the Yackandandah Community Centre, and a growing, enthusiastic group of presenters and programs on the airwaves at 88.0 FM in and around Yackandandah. We currently have a vacancy for the voluntary role of Local Site Co-ordinator. If you are interested in this role, take a read of the position description here. For further details please contact [email protected] or speak with Greg on 0448 110 212 or Scott on 0481 267 269. Alternatively you can leave a message on our Facebook page. Expressions of Interest close Friday 28 July.

Radiothon Co-ordinator Role

Indigo FM conducts an annual Radiothon each October as a major Membership Drive. We are seeking to appoint a Radiothon Co-ordinator (voluntary) to work across each of our sites for a 4 month period (1 August – 30 November). This person will be involved in negotiating sponsorships, seeking members only prizes and donations, organising promotional activities and feature programming as well as administration in support of the above. If you are interested in this voluntary role, please contact [email protected] or speak with Doug on 0488 277 703 or Scott on 0481 267 269 for more details. Alternatively you can leave a message on our Facebook page. Expressions of Interest close Friday 21 July. A Position Description for this role can be read here

Playlist Launch 9.0 – May 2017

Our latest playlist has launched in recent days at each site. It has a whopping 57% Australian content and features music from many of the artists who played the recent Beechworth Music Festival and Yackandandah Folk Festival. Big thanks to all our contributors – in a few weeks we will record a two hour preview of the playlist to go to air at each site. To view what is on our playlist click here

Playlist Launch – January 2017 (Version 8.0)

Our latest playlist has launched in recent days at each site. Big thanks to all our contributors – in a few weeks we will record a two hour preview of the playlist to go to air at each site. Each playlist has something a little unique and this one features music from artists who have appeared at recent festivals at Harrietville, Wandiligong, Eldorado and Beechworth. To view what is on our playlist click here

Rutherglen Site Update

On Friday evening, 21 October we decided to take Rutherglen Indigo FM off the air initially just for 48 hours but now indefinitely. We are seeking a meeting with the licence owner to negotiate a new access agreement, to replace the previous one which expired on 30 June 2015. We are hopeful of commencing discussions regarding such an agreement within the next week or two. In the meantime, we apologise for the disruption this may cause for our local audience, members and the Rutherglen community in general.

We have called a meeting for 7pm on Wednesday 9 November at Rutherglen Senior Citizen’s Hall to update Rutherglen members with progress on this matter.

All enquiries on this matter can be referred to Scott Landells (President) on 0481 267 269 email [email protected] Alternatively you can speak with Greg Clydesdale (Secretary) on 0448 110 212 or Andrea Leonard (Committee) on 0457 995 563. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Radiothon 2016 – Get on Board

Indigo FM is about to embark on its third annual Radiothon from 1 October 2016. This event provides an opportunity for current and new members to pay their annual subscription and take part in a raft of fun activities as well as be in the running to win major prizes.  

In 2016, Beechworth Music Festival will be the Radiothon’s Major Sponsor. In coming on board again they will be offering one lucky Indigo FM member – who gets drawn out as the major overall prize winner – the BMF Experience. This prize includes:

  • 1 x double pass to the 2017 Beechworth Music Festival
  • 2 x BMF T-Shirts
  • 2 x BMF Caps
  • 2 x BMF Stubby Holders
  • 1 x $70 Food and Drink voucher to be used at BMF 2017

In addition, one lucky member from our sites at Beechworth, Chiltern, Rutherglen and Yackandandah will win a double pass to BMF 2017.

Go to our Radiothon page for further details

Latest playlist launch

Our latest playlist has launched in recent days at all 3 sites. Big thanks to all our contributors – in a few weeks we will record a preview of the playlist to go to air at each site. Each playlist has something a little unique and this one features some wonderfully gritty blues from the pioneers of that genre including Lonnie Johnson, Blind Willie Johnson, Robert Johnson, Jack Johnson ….only joking…..Lead Belly and many others from a compilation called Home Sweet Blues. To view what is on our playlist click here.

Annual General Meeting 2016

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Dan ‘Goono’ Goonan chats with Indigo Shire Mayor James Trenery as Chiltern’s Lois Hotson introduces the official song to kick off the Chiltern Launch – John Denver’s “Take Me Home Country Roads”

Our 2016 AGM was held on Thursday 15 September at the Senior Citizens Hall, 84 Conness Street, Chiltern.

A Financial Statement and President’s Report can be accessed by clicking links in this sentence.

Those serving in 2016-17 will be:
  • President – Scott Landells
  • Vice-President – Lex Fletcher
  • Secretary – Greg Clydesdale
  • Treasurer – Andrea Leonard
  • Joanne Le Mura
  • Alison Williams
  • Greig Withers
  • one ordinary member – vacant

If you are a member and interested in coming on board or know someone who may be interested, please get in contact with us as there is a vacancy to fill.

Sub-Committees:

Indigo FM runs two Sub-Committees to delegate various hands-on tasks. These are:

  • Marketing Sub-Committee (chair Scott Landells)
  • Programming/Tech Sub-Committee (chair Greig Withers)

Invitations to join these sub-committees will be issued shortly.

We welcome Chiltern 87.6FM

We have some very exciting news. Indigo FM have purchased a new LPON Licence for Chiltern. It will be narrowcast on 87.6FM. We will be arranging a combined official announcement and new website launch for early March – more details to follow over next week or so. We expect that somewhere between April – June 2016 Indigo FM Chiltern will be on the airwaves joining Beechworth, Rutherglen and Yackandandah in our family of stations. However, the degree of community support we receive will be a key factor in determining our rate of progress. For further details read our Media Release