Indigo FM is about to move into the promotion of live music with the launch of a live music promotion arm Indigo FM Presents – a venture that will see Indigo FM partner with touring musicians to host live music events and concerts.
It’s anticipated that the Indigo FM Presents brand will accompany a half dozen or so events in 2018. These events include gigs at venues who support Indigo FM as well as the occasional showcase concert at a public venue.
Indigo FM Presents first concert will feature acclaimed singer songwriter guitarist Daniel Champagne as he makes a triumphant return to Yackandandah on Saturday 2 June at Yackandandah Public Hall.
Indigo FM President Scott Landells is excited by this venture as he believes it builds on the radio stations strengths. “We have a really strong skill set within our organisation when it comes to live music promotion. We have event managers, publicists, musicians, marketers, audio techs, festival curators etc. And we have strong relationships with many venues throughout Indigo Shire so it seems a really cosy fit to head down this path.”
“We are incredibly excited to be promoting Daniel Champagne’s upcoming Yackandandah concert. These days Champagne is based in Nashville Tennessee, and securing his support to include Yackandandah on his Snap Shot National tour was surprisingly easy as Daniel has long wanted to return to Yackandandah, a town he last played in 2013 at the Folk Festival.”
Daniel’s enthusiasm is also high to do this concert. ‘It’s exciting to be coming back to Yackandandah for my first show in many years! I had the opportunity to play in the area from the good people at the Folk Festival back when i was just starting out – I fell in love with the place…such a cool town and wonderful people. I grew up in a regional area up in NSW myself so when I do get back to Australia, I like to tour through the major cities plus as many smaller towns as I can get to. Massive thanks to Indigo FM for helping us put Yackandandah on the list for 2018…I can’t wait to be back!’ Champagne said.
A yet to be announced support act will also be on the bill. Tickets are $20 pre-sale and can be booked on-line from this link
Our latest playlist has launched in recent days at each site. It has a whopping 75% Australian content and features music from many of the artists who played the recent Beechworth Music Festival as well as the upcoming Yackandandah Folk Festival. Big thanks to all our contributors. On this occasion we had presenters from each of our Beechworth, Chiltern and Yackandandah sites contribute – 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
The Telegraph Hotel Chiltern have agreed to provide a room for Indigo FM to set up a radio site in the beautiful heritage town. This exciting news marks the beginning of an exciting phase for the volunteer-run local radio station.
Indigo FM Chiltern will put out a local signal with an approximate radius of 5km on 87.6FM. The station will be on air 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year and will be run entirely by volunteers. It will provide an opportunity for locals of all ages to be trained to present radio programs to their local community as well as creating podcasts. Currently there are a couple of locals already trained up and a handful of others waiting to be trained.
Indigo FM today launches a brand new way of paying your membership via an online payment module on our website. It’s quick and easy to use with either a Visa or MasterCard Debit/Credit Card. You can also add a donation if you wish – eg pay an additional amount for some merch – and set-up an annual invoice reminder.
To join or renew using this method, please head along to our Membership page and scroll toward the bottom of the page then select the appropriate membership category for you. You will be asked to open an account – pick a username/password, provide basic contact details – email etc, then your card number, expiry date and CCV number.
You will then receive a confirmation email immediately.
Indigo FM’s 2017 Radiothon kicks off this weekend running the whole month of October. There are a slew of fun activities to get involved in as we celebrate the diversity and style of your independent homegrown local radio station Indigo FM.
Make sure you head along and like our Facebook Radiothon page fb.me/indigofmradiothon2017 to keep updated with news and Radiothon events.
Our Radiothon is your chance to pay your 2018 Membership and in doing so, go in the running for some crackerjack prizes. Membership rates are $12 student/concession, $24 individual/employed, $36 couples, $48 community group and $72 business (1 site), $96 (2 sites) or $120 (3 sites).
We have awesome prizes on offer including Festival passes for the Beechworth Music Festival (Jan 26-27), Mountaingrass @ Harrietville (Nov 17-19) and By The Banks @ Albury (December 9).
Yackandandah Spin A Story – Friday 6 October
Beechworth Farmer’s Market – Saturday 7 October
Yackandandah Radio Marathon – Saturday 14 October to Sunday 15 October
Chiltern Hub 62/Courthouse (morning) – Sunday 22 October
Beechworth Radio Marathon – Friday 27 October to Saturday 28 October
Beechworth Camp St Kiosk (morning) – Saturday 28 October
Yackandandah Music Trivia – Saturday 28 October
To pay your Membership, head along to our Membership page or come and see us at one of the above events above or pay via the Internet. Our details are:
BSB – 803-070
A/C – 82225
Name – Indigo FM
Reference – Your Name
You are invited to the 2017 Annual General Meeting of Indigo FM.
Date: Thursday, 21 September 2017
Time: 7.30 pm – 8:30 pm
Venue: Senior Citizen’s Hall, Chiltern.
Members wishing to have a meal beforehand should consider doing so at either of the Chiltern evening eateries – Telegraph Hotel, Ironbark Tavern or The Vine.
We welcome your attendance and strongly encourage anyone with an interest in helping with the running of Indigo FM to nominate for our Committee of Management. Written nominations on the form linked below may be scanned and emailed to [email protected], [email protected] or mailed to The Secretary, PO Box 64, Chiltern VIC 3683. Nominations may also be lodged at the AGM.
If you can’t make it to the meeting and would like another Indigo FM member to represent you by proxy, you may like to use the Proxy Form via link below.
Below are links for the Agenda, Minutes from 2016 AGM and also our 2016-17 Statement of Income and Expenditure. Along with election of Committee of Management, these are the only items of business permitted at an AGM as set out in the Model Rules – see page 10 on the link below.
We will hold a brief General Meeting following the AGM to discuss more informal matters.
Indigo FM has been appointed as lead tenant for the former Beechworth Child and Maternal Health Building. Our local volunteer run radio station recently submitted what turned out to be a successful joint Expression of Interest with BULS – Beechworth Urban Landcare and Sustainability – and along with Beechworth Women’s Shed, the three organisations will partner in the running of the facility. To read the full media release, click here.
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.
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.