Get ready Chiltern – 87.6 Indigo FM is coming your way soon

Ian Charlton and Scott Landells at the controls of the soon-to-be on air Indigo FM Chiltern site at the Telegraph Hotel

Beechworth and Yackandandah have had their own studios operating for a few years – and now its Chiltern’s turn. The soon-to-be Indigo FM studio is being put together at The Telegraph Hotel and will soon be operating 24 hours a day. It will be a useful tool for the community and a way of distributing information to residents about any topic as well as being a form of entertainment. Not everyone uses Facebook or are computer savvy – but most people have a radio.

Indigo FM is a narrowcast, non-commercial, local radio station with the signal range of about 5kms. The radio station will still be operating even when no presenter is on air. A playlist compiled by some presenters which contains about 70% Australian artists will be played during these times as well as announcements from community groups local sponsors.

If you are interested in being a presenter – contact us via our Facebook page ( Indigo FM ) or  email [email protected]. The content of the radio show is up to the presenter. You could do a music show ( new or old – any style ) – an education show – a health show – or you might be a member of a local service club and want to have another way of communicating your message to the local community –  it’s up to you. Instruction is provided – and don’t worry if you don’t feel you have any music to play – select songs from the stations main playlist – or use any of the CD’s at the station. Easy! You may also think you don’t have the ‘voice’ for radio – that’s great! There will be two of us – so give it a go. Your show might be weekly or fortnightly – it depends on your availability. The more presenters we have the more we can inform and entertain the community. Be a part of it – it will be fun.

Playlist Launch 12.0 – June 2018

Our latest playlist has launched in recent days at each site. It has 70% Australian content and features music from many of the artists who played  recent Music Festivals throughout Indigo Shire as well as a number of live to air performances. 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

Indigo FM Welcomes Kiewa-Tangambalanga

We have some very exciting news. Indigo FM have purchased a new LPON Licence for Kiewa-Tangambalanga. It will be narrowcast on 88.0FM. We will be arranging an official launch later in the year – more details to follow. We expect that somewhere in early 2019 Indigo FM Kiewa-Tangambalanga will be on the airwaves joining Beechworth, Chiltern 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

Indigo FM presents Daniel Champagne in concert – Yackandandah Public Hall – 2 June 2018

Indigo FM presents its first concert featuring acclaimed singer songwriter guitarist Daniel Champagne as he makes a triumphant return to Yackandandah on Saturday 2 June at Yackandandah Public Hall.

“We are incredibly excited to be promoting Daniel Champagne’s upcoming Yackandandah concert. These days Champagne is based in Nashville Tennessee, and securing his agreement to include Yackandandah on his Snap Shot National tour was surprisingly easy as Daniel has long wanted to return to Yackandandah,” said Indigo FM President Scott Landells.

Daniel’s enthusiasm is 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 playlist of Daniel’s music can be found here

Support act for the night will be local duo Forgotten Land who are Gem and Dave King. Gem tells stories through song and takes you on a journey through their life largely spent in the UK in the city of Bath where they met. They moved to Australia to Sydney and then Melbourne before settling in beautiful Yackandandah, living here for 2 years now. Gem sings from the heart with emotion and Dave accompanies her with his funky rhythms on percussion, including the djembe and cajon.

Tickets are $20 pre-sale (aged 15 and over, children under 15 are free) and can be booked on-line from the link below or purchased from the Yackandandah Newsagency, 24 High Street, Yackandandah.

Doors open from 6:30pm, Music from 7:30pm.

Playlist Launch 11.0 – February 2018

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

Exciting news – Indigo FM has found a home in Chiltern!

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.

For further info read our media release here

All enquiries on this matter feel free to contact President Scott Landells on 0481 267 269 or via email on [email protected].

New Online Membership Module

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.

For all enquiries on this matter please email us on [email protected] or leave a message on our Contact page.

Our 4th Annual Radiothon Is Off and Running

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 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).

Activities include:

  • 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

3 New Faces To Lead Indigo FM Forward

Indigo FM’s 2017 Annual General Meeting was held in Chiltern on Thursday 21 September with three new faces among a team of 7 to lead the organisation for the next 12 months.

The new faces are Norm Gay, Ian Gracie and Bernie Jovaras. They will join continuing Committee of Management Members Greg Clydesdale, Denis Ginnivan, Scott Landells and Andrea Leonard.

The AGM was attended by 13 members – 9 apologies were received.

The roles for 2017-18 are:

  • President – Scott Landells
  • Vice President – Bernie Jovaras
  • Treasurer – Andrea Leonard
  • Secretary – Ian Gracie
  • General – Greg Clydesdale, Norm Gay, Denis Ginnivan

The incoming Committee of Management wishes to thank outgoing members Lex Fletcher, Joanne Le Mura and Alison Williams for their contribution over the past 12 months.

The President’s Report can be read here.

Committee Member profiles for Scott and Denis can be viewed here. Profiles for Greg, Norm, Andrea, Bernie and Ian will be updated in coming days.

Exciting New Community Partnership in Beechworth

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.