Indigo FM’s annual Radiothon kicks off today – 1 October running through to the end of the month. It’s our annual showcase of all that is unique about our great little radio station and how you can connect with us.
Given the year that 2020 has been, our Radiothon theme is to support us to support our communities. There are several projects we have running where we are looking at how we can support community better. We started the year supporting community fund-raisers to aid Bushfire Relief in Beechworth and Yackandandah and in recent months have been offering free announcements via our on-air Business Recovery Billboard.
Here at Indigo FM, we have a number of new programs and indeed new ways that you can enjoy Indigo FM with inclusiveness a major focus.
As well as our host of regular programs, several recent new musical programs have been added that focus on genres such as 80s and 90s glam metal, dub/electronic, horn based funk and soul, all things blues and female artists. Plus we will be featuring young local songwriters who were awarded prizes in the recent Indigo Shire Youth Songwriting Competition.
We also are super-excited by a few non-musical shows that our volunteers have been busy developing which include a community phone in chat type program, a book club, reading for the vision impaired and a radio play among various Arts based programs. And we are also supporting the 2020 Victorian Seniors Festival – airing content specific for seniors on a weekly basis.
As a bonus, joining up this Radiothon, you will be eligible for an Accommodation package at Lochwood Cottage B&B Beechworth – placing you within a lovely short stroll of beautiful parks and the heritage streetscape that Beechworth is famous for.
Throughout October we have some big announcements. Shortly we will unveil our Internet Radio Site, which has been in test mode for the past 2 months. We are just ironing out a couple of small glitches and it will be ready to roll. It will be showcasing all of the great shows you can hear at any one of our sites , a host of shows from our vault, supplemented by our progressive and highly unique playlist which is jam packed with Australian independent artists. All accessible via a media player app on our website (or an internet URL) to tune into Indigo FM from your mobile phone, tablet, laptop, desktop etc. If you’re lucky you might be able to play it from your phone through your car audio system via blue-tooth connectivity.