Graham Bell our long time life member of Trax FM passed away on the morning of 17th February. Graham was a very much respected member of our station with over 27 years of service to community radio. He filled many roles including Trainer, Treasurer, and maintenance person of studio equipment during his time at our station. Graham witnessed the station grow from an aspirant station to fully licensed, and was the first person on air when we switched on our transmitter at the Bluff on that Monday in December 2004 at 1.30pm. Graham contributed to our growth in that same period as an active Board member (until very recently). A Jazz and Brass Band enthusiast meant we had that genre covered during his weekly broadcasts which also included various health segments for those not so well off. Graham we miss you at the studios. May the music continue forever.
The Annual General Meeting of Trax FM will be held on Wednesday 4th November commencing at 7pm at the Phoenix Park Trotting Hall. Due to COVID19 restrictions there is a limitation on the number of people attending. Everyone is welcome but only financial members can vote or stand for positions on the Board. Attendees will need to provide contact tracing details and observe COVID19 spacing in the hall. Nominations for the Board are now open. The application form is on the station noticeboard. Applications close Wednesday 28th October at 5pm.
We have a new studio number for listeners to use to talk to our presenters. Please call 8630 0719. If you call our main number you will get through to our office. Currently that does not have a messagebank but will have one when it is switched over to our new provider.
As we begin a new year and a new decade, we have been busy working on some changes that will bring a fresh look to our station. Over the next few weeks we will be revealing the results of this work to our listeners. Happy New Year.
From everyone at Trax FM. We hope you enjoy your break and have a safe start to the new year as we start a new decade on air. There are some exciting changes in the wind at Trax FM in the new year. Don’t forget on Christmas Day we will have a rebroadcast of the Carols in the Park at 1pm. Throughout the rest of the day we have music for you to enjoy. Merry Christmas
All of the volunteer presenters and back room staff at Trax FM wish our listeners a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year. Our last outside broadcast will be next Sunday (15th Dec) when we bring you Carols in the Park from Memorial Park in Port Pirie. The main carols programme starts at 8pm but we may add in some of the schools performances that are on before this. Our Radio Reading programme will be broadcast at 6pm instead of the usual 7pm for this week only. It will be a great night.