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88.0 Kiewa-Tangam hits the airwaves

With the opening strains of Simon and Garfunkel’s classic hit Cecilia, 88.0 Indigo FM Kiewa-Tangam was launched Sunday evening 25 November around 7pm.

We’re so excited to announce that the culmination of several months of work behind the scenes from the Indigo FM Committee of Management and local community has us on the airwaves in Kiewa-Tangam on 88.0FM.

88.0 Indigo FM Kiewa-Tangam now joins our sites at Beechworth and Yackandandah as a full-time radio site, open for business. A fourth station at Chiltern is aiming to be on air early in 2019.

Our site is based right next to O’Neill’s Butchers at the Lion’s Den which is managed by the Lions Club of Kiewa-Tangambalanga. Indigo FM wishes to thank Peter Croucher for his efforts to secure this site.

If you’ve ever harboured a secret ambition to have your own radio show, well we want to talk to you about making that happen. We would love for you to become a regular presenter on 88.0 Indigo FM Kiewa-Tangam. Your show might be about music that you love – or films, IT, cars, gardening, sport etc. Talk to us about your passion and we will train you up to make it a reality.

Membership of Indigo FM ranges from $14 if you’re a student or pensioner/concession to $80 per annum for a business. That will get you two 30 second recorded announcements per day on our airwaves indicating your support of Indigo FM. Full Membership details are available here.

We’re also keen to take on volunteers who wish to support Indigo FM in a range of behind the scenes roles.

For all enquiries please email us on [email protected] or call Greg on 0448 110 212.

88.0 Indigo FM Kiewa-Tangam will be on air 24 hours a day, 7 days per week and plays a unique mix of music interspersed with announcements for local businesses and events. Musically we are very proud of the fact that our sites embrace diversity and play a minimum 50% Australian content, including a focus on current, independent Australian artists, many of whom are either based locally or have toured through the Indigo Shire playing at local festivals, pubs, wineries, cafes, halls etc. We mix this in with some familiar tunes and then change our playlist every 6 months to keep things sounding fresh.

Our licence category is a essentially a narrowcast licence which means low power and a very local transmission – approx 5km radius from the studio site. For this reason we are technically classed as “local radio” – as distinct from community radio.

This site is a true partnership between the Lions Club (for the site), Indigo Shire Council (whose recent Community Grant has enabled the purchase of equipment), Indigo FM members (whose funds allowed the investment of a licence purchase) and your community (who have been very generous to date with the donation of many pieces of equipment and furniture).

Tune in now!

2018 Radiothon Prize Winners Announced

Our 2018 Radiothon Prize Draw was conducted on air last night at our Beechworth studio. Scott was assisted by Lex and Rikki from Beechworth Music Festival – one of our Radiothon Sponsors. Prizes up for grabs included:
  • A Major Prize of 1 x Double Pass to the upcoming Beechworth Music Festival (BMF) – Jan 25/26 2019 @ Madman’s Gully, Mayday Hills
  • 3 x Single Pass prizes to upcoming By the Banks Music Festival – Saturday Nov 24 @ Willowbank in Albury
  • 3 x Single Pass prizes to the upcoming Beechworth Music Festival (BMF) – Jan 25/26 2019
The Major Prize was won by Sandy and Anne Geddes of Beechworth. Congratulations guys!
Other prize winners are listed below:
  • Nigel Smith and Gab Prior (Beechworth) – choice of a single pass to either BMF or By the Banks
  • Phil Buerckner (Yackandandah) – choice of a single pass to either BMF or By the Banks
  • Bernie Jovaras (Beechworth) – choice of a single pass to either BMF or By the Banks
Leftover prize winners (dependent on above choices):
  • Felicity Rule (Wangaratta) – a single pass to either BMF or By the Banks
  • Andrea Leonard (Rutherglen) – a single pass to either BMF or By the Banks
  • Bron Howlett (Yackandandah) – a single pass to either BMF or By the Banks
3 back-up/emergency names were also drawn out in the event that winners are unable to take up their prizes. Names drawn out in order were
  • Michael Curtin / Lesley Milne (Beechworth)
  • Jason Panlook (Chiltern)
  • John / Kay Thawley (Beechworth)
We wish to thank our two major sponsors By The Banks and Beechworth Music Festival  for their ongoing and generous support of Indigo FM as well as all who signed up as new members or renewed their Membership since 1 October. If you are yet to do this, then please do so when you get a chance via our website –


Indigo FM’s 2018 Radiothon begins 1 October – and is our annual Membership Drive. It’s your opportunity to engage with us at a range of community events and in the process renew or sign-up as a member for 2019. In doing so we provide some incentive by way of prizes being tickets to local Music Festivals – Beechworth Music Festival in Jan 2019 and By The Banks in Albury – November 2018, see the poster attached.

Across our four sites a number of activities are planned. You can read all about it here.

Indigo FM is excited to once again be partnering with Beechworth Music Festival and By The Banks Music Festival in Albury as major sponsors of our Radiothon. Lucky members who join up or renew during October can go into the draw to win tickets to either of these fabulous local Music Festivals.

To join up or renew your Membership, simply head to our website Membership page via this link

For further information email us at [email protected] or check out our Radiothon Facebook page

Experience and new blood to lead Indigo FM in 2018-19

Indigo FM will be led by an experienced team for the next 12 months whilst also embracing the opportunity to add new blood.

Last night’s 2018 AGM was held at the very beautiful Wooragee Hall whereby the following Committee of Management were elected:

President – Scott Landells

Vice-President – Bernie Jovaras

Treasurer – Andrea Leonard

Secretary – Greg Clydesdale

General Committee – Karen Keegan, Phil Fraser.

Each Executive member has considerable experience at this level and collectively boast a deep skill-set in community and business leadership as well as the management of local radio via Indigo FM.

Karen Keegan and Phil Fraser will each serve their first full term on the CoM.

Karen Keegan is a very experienced community lawyer who lives at Osbornes Flat and joined as a presenter at our Yackandandah site a little over a year ago. Karen was co-opted on to the CoM in April 2018 and boasts exceptional skills in community and business leadership as well as a passion for local radio.

Phil Fraser has been a very enthusiastic listener at our Beechworth site for a number of years and has been a member for the past year. He has an extensive music collection of vinyl LPs, CDs and digital as well as an accompanying wealth of knowledge about all genres of music. Phil will bring this genuine passion for music and local radio to Indigo FM and we look forward to his valuable contribution.

Stepping down from the Committee are Ian Gracie, Norm Gay and Denis Ginnivan all due to either business / personal reasons. We thank each for their valued contribution on our CoM and look forward to their ongoing involvement.

Scott Landells President’s Report for 2017-18 can be read here.


An Invitation To Join Our Team of Radio Presenters

We are constantly on the lookout for new presenters and would like to offer you the opportunity to learn more about becoming a local radio presenter. If you have a passion for music, culture, the arts/crafts, food, wine, current affairs, book/film reviews, local events, productions and more we would love to hear from you.

Training with our radio equipment is provided inclusive of your membership.

New Membership rates can be viewed here 

To discuss how you can become involved, email Bron at our Yackandandah site – [email protected] or call on 0400 150 540.

At Beechworth you can email Scott at [email protected] or call him on 0481 267 269.

At Chiltern you can email Scott at [email protected] or call him on 0481 267 269.

At Tangam you can email Greg at [email protected] or call him on 0448 110 212.

An invitation to attend our Annual General Meeting 2018

You are invited to the 2018 Annual General Meeting of Indigo FM.

Date: Thursday, 20 September 2018

Time: 7.30 pm – 8:30 pm

Venue: Wooragee Hall, Wooragee.

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] 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.

A link for our 2017-18 Statement of Income and Expenditure is also below. 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.

An Agenda can be viewed here

We will hold a brief General Meeting following the AGM to discuss more informal matters.

Greg Clydesdale

Model Rules

AGM Nomination and Proxy Form 2018

2017-18 Statement of Income and Expenditure

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.