Radiothon Running Rampant

Have you joined up or renewed your Membership for 2022? There’s still time so no panic, but for the 20 odd members who have paid up, there are some bonus prizes on offer.

These are 4 passes to the Americana Carnival at The Vine Hotel, Wangaratta on Saturday 27 November featuring Lachlan Bryan and the Wildes, Riley Catherall, Great Aunt, The Weeping Willows, Little Wise and many more. We’ll be drawing those out next Sunday 21 November on air in Yackandandah on Harvey’s Americana themed Asleep At The Wheel show around 2:30pm.

To join or renew your Indigo FM Membership for 2022, you can head here

Pay via a card or deposit cash into our WAW Bank account – details on the link above.

Major Prize Draw

We’ve decided to conduct our Major Prize Draw on Wednesday 8 December from 4-5pm on-air at both our Beechworth and Yackandandah 88.0 FM sites. Stay tuned for details.

Catching Up in your Community

Thank you to Quercus Beechworth for inviting us along to their Flea Market last Saturday. Here’s the current schedule of upcoming market stalls.

  • Yackandandah – Sun 21 Nov – Lions Market 9am-1pm
  • Tangambalanga – Sat 4 Dec – Indigo FM Open Day 8am – 4pm
  • Chiltern – Sun 5 Dec – Market 9am-1pm (w BMF Van)
  • Yackandandah – Sun 5 Dec – Christmas Fair 10am-2pm
Radio Marathons
Some fantastic radio shows looming large toward the back end of November.
  • Beechworth is running a 24 hour marathon from 4pm Friday 19 Nov – 4pm Saturday 20 November
  • Yackandandah is running a 30 hour marathon from noon Saturday 20 November – 6pm Sunday 21 November
  • Tangambalanga will run a 24 hour marathon on Saturday 4 December – midnight – midnight
In Yackandandah, Harvey’s usual Americana specialist show Asleep At The Wheel is going disco! With the turntable now working we’ll expect plenty of 12″ 45rpm vinyl being spun. Still in Yack, our newest presenter Gary assures us that Just Press Play goes electrofunksoulbloooooes!!!! I can literally hear that one now, tie down your speakers and reinforce the walls, maybe wear ear-plugs as Gary is putting the foot to the floor on that one.
In Beechworth, we’re awaiting actual show names and themes to come through – so keep an eye out on social media for updates, but I’m sure the usual high standard offerings will be met and surpassed. Excited to welcome Radiothon major sponsor Kev McGennan to our airwaves on Saturday 20 November from 5-7pm. Kev’s a long-time folk fan, and we’re looking forward to him sharing his show on our airwaves.
Our Tangambalanga site has relocated in recent months and is very much going through an exciting regenaration phase.  Presenters Ruth, Maria and  Charles Buddy will be on hand to welcome anyone in the community who wishes to come and have a chat with them at our Open Day on Saturday 4 December. We’ll be set up with our studio doors open for a tour at 50 Kiewa East Road, Tangam from 8am, so come and say hi.
Charles (aka Buddy Dingo’s) newie making its debut this Sunday.
Ruth has been forging ahead with Lipstick Blues
At Chiltern – while we don’t presently have a site there, we do love their community and own a licence. We called in during the week and were met with overwhelming positive vibes from several members and business owners about our upcoming visit with the Beechworth Music Festival van. How nice is that?


New Member Spotlight – Schools In for 2022!

Some hugely exciting news . We welcome both Osbornes Flat and Wooragee Primary Schools to our team, with a view to commencing some podcasting / content creation from early 2022. We recently received an Indigo Shire Community Grant toward a Rodecaster Pro which will assist us greatly in engaging rural schools like Osbornes Flat and Wooragee who aren’t within walking distance of one of our studios. Our past experience at setting up very successful primary school models with Rutherglen and Yackandandah Primary Schools has us very confident that we can grow this area of our organisation and continue to put to air fresh, energetic, youthful radio voices from across the Indigo Shire community. We’re also looking to engage other schools as well as Landcare groups. The latter focusing on recording some “bush / nature” podcasts. A bit of a different soundtrack for certain times of the day, the cacophony of birds chirping. A bit like waking up in a tent minus the mozzies. Stay tuned for further details. 

New Merch

Our latest range of T-shirts have arrived! Our now officially iconic “dog with headphones” logo – designed by Ado from Splatoons – goes around again albeit on different looking gear. Black background (male and female styles) as well as Yellow (female) and Gold (male). Add one in with your membership and receive the slightly cheaper Members rate.

We recently did a small pre-order for hoodies which also feature the “dog with headphones” logo. These are rare as! Just 15 in existence. The good news for you is that we do have 5 for general sale. Yes just 5. Sizes range from Small to XL. $50 for members when you pay your Membership. Otherwise they are $60.

Wanting a bargain? We have a few cheaper classic T-Shirts from our “Proudly Independent Since 2010” range. Drop us an email if you’d like to order one – [email protected].


Keep an ear out for Chris McGorlick’s interview with Cat Leahy from Feather and Drum – our major prize donor. I heard a demo version today and it’s a ripper – two hat lovers waxing lyrical. It will be on our airwaves shortly as well as available on podcast.

Currently up we have 4 recent interviews on our airwaves – podcast links below. Scott caught up with:

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