On Friday evening, 21 October we decided to take Rutherglen Indigo FM off the air initially just for 48 hours but now indefinitely. We are seeking a meeting with the licence owner to negotiate a new access agreement, to replace the previous one which expired on 30 June 2015. We are hopeful of commencing discussions regarding such an agreement within the next week or two. In the meantime, we apologise for the disruption this may cause for our local audience, members and the Rutherglen community in general.
We have called a meeting for 7pm on Wednesday 9 November at Rutherglen Senior Citizen’s Hall to update Rutherglen members with progress on this matter.
All enquiries on this matter can be referred to Scott Landells (President) on 0481 267 269 email [email protected] Alternatively you can speak with Greg Clydesdale (Secretary) on 0448 110 212 or Andrea Leonard (Committee) on 0457 995 563. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
Indigo FM is about to embark on its third annual Radiothon from 1 October 2016. This event provides an opportunity for current and new members to pay their annual subscription and take part in a raft of fun activities as well as be in the running to win major prizes.
In 2016, Beechworth Music Festival will be the Radiothon’s Major Sponsor. In coming on board again they will be offering one lucky Indigo FM member – who gets drawn out as the major overall prize winner – the BMF Experience. This prize includes:
1 x double pass to the 2017 Beechworth Music Festival
2 x BMF T-Shirts
2 x BMF Caps
2 x BMF Stubby Holders
1 x $70 Food and Drink voucher to be used at BMF 2017
In addition, one lucky member from our sites at Beechworth, Chiltern, Rutherglen and Yackandandah will win a double pass to BMF 2017.
Our latest playlist has launched in recent days at all 3 sites. Big thanks to all our contributors – in a few weeks we will record a preview of the playlist to go to air at each site. Each playlist has something a little unique and this one features some wonderfully gritty blues from the pioneers of that genre including Lonnie Johnson, Blind Willie Johnson, Robert Johnson, Jack Johnson ….only joking…..Lead Belly and many others from a compilation called Home Sweet Blues. To view what is on our playlist click here.
We have some very exciting news. Indigo FM have purchased a new LPON Licence for Chiltern. It will be narrowcast on 87.6FM. We will be arranging a combined official announcement and new website launch for early March – more details to follow over next week or so. We expect that somewhere between April – June 2016 Indigo FM Chiltern will be on the airwaves joining Beechworth, Rutherglen 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