A wonderful weekend of learning, sharing of ideas, inspiration and fun was had at the Regional Community Radio Conference weekend, hosted by Nambucca Valley Radio March 20-22. Expert Guest speakers, from Sydney & Melbourne, delivered valuable information on career pathways, training, grants opportunities, programming and support available to community radio stations. Volunteers from other radio stations, from all over NSW & Queensland, attended, creating a wonderful mix of skills and personalities; they had nothing but praise for the whole weekend of entertainment, information and food!
The 2NVR volunteers really turned it on, with so much preparation prior to the conference, including a working bee, catering planning and conference organisation. Friday 20 March launched the conference with ‘Studio 3 Live’ featuring Kalang band, didJital. Oh what a night that was, we danced our socks off. The visitors were stunned by the quality of the performance, our ability to broadcast a live show like this, the friendly atmosphere and the magnificent spread provided by our volunteers.
Saturday brought the fabulous conference day at Valla Beach Resort, opened with drumming from Kai Tipping and Otis Lyons. So much valuable networking and forging of friendships took place, those communication channels are now open and will assist 2NVR to continue to bring you good quality radio with a local flavour. Taree & Great Lakes radio stations are keen to host another conference in future, so the ball is now rolling.
Sunday was held at the 2NVR studios with a delicious brunch and studio tours, a chance for the Tech Heads to study the tech equipment and talk in language that nobody else understands!
Next Studio 3 Live will be on Friday April 17, 6-8pm, free event with live entertainment and broadcast on 105.9FM or streaming to your device. BYO refreshments. For another fun filled night, 2NVR will welcome local trio, Geoff Littlemore & The Icebreakers. The band is Blues based with a sprinkling of Country Rock, they put their own stamp on cover songs and will also showcase their originals. Geoff Littlemore is known for his passionate performances delivering lead vocals & lead guitar, backed up by John Black on Bass and backing vocals & Brett Barber on Drums & backing vocals. We’re in for another big one folks! It’s all happening at the 2NVR studios, 834, Rodeo Drive, Tewinga.
If you would like to be involved in the ‘Best Little Station in the Nation’, contact 6464 7777.