Guess who has been on 88.5 FM for 34 years? The one & only ... Matt Curley!!! Life member Peter Bryant recalls Matt leading the station's first collective programming block, 'The Jaunt Collective', spawning over ten different programs! He has also served on the Board of Directors, including three years as the 2RRR Youth Director, and has been instrumental over the years in promoting local music, running fundraising gigs, and outside broadcasts.
Last Friday was monumental for 2RRR's Hungarian program Radio Mozaik with Gusztav recieving the Hungarian Order of Merit and Kat giving a beautiful speech to a full house of Hungarians including the President herself!
One couldn’t have asked for better weather to hold an outdoor festival. The morning mist cleared into a wonderful sunny Saturday with a cool northeastern breeze. 2RRR hit the airwaves from 10am until the fireworks finale around 8pm with a broadcasting line-up that showcased the talents of both our newest and pre-established presenters.
2RRR is back at the Granny Smith Festival broadcasting LIVE this Saturday!!! Thanks to our sponsors City of Ryde, for providing us with a prime spot next to the Women's Rest Centre in Eastwood. We'll be ON-AIR from 10am till close, so come on down and meet an ALL-STAR cast of 2RRR broadcasters. CLICK HERE to see the day's Line Up!!!
Join Rose as she chats with Sydney artist Joanna Cole, who is currently exhibiting her "The Familiar in the Un-Familiar" work at Brenda Colahan Fine Art in Putney, NSW. CLICK HERE to hear the podcast.
Members of 2RRR recently attended an enlightening community event held at our valued sponsor, The Bayview Hotel. Hosted by Live Music Consultant John Wardle and the City of Ryde, the session allowed local musicians and performers to have their say on how to 'Grow Live Music in the City of Ryde'. There were a lot of thought-provoking ideas circulating among the attendees, with the discussion focussing on ways to build a supportive working relationship between musicians, venues and promoters. If you have any ideas you would like to share on the topic of building live music in Ryde-Hunters Hill, please feel free to comment or email [email protected].
Your Local Sound [to the World] was out and about at this year's Moocooboola Festival at Boronia Park. It was a fun-filled day, and thanks to the looming rain clouds holding back their downpour, the festival grounds remained dry. 2RRR would like to thank Mayor Zac Miles and the Hunters Hill Council for their guiding support on the day and all the broadcasters/interviewees/volunteers for their tireless efforts and entertainment. CLICK inside to see some more pics of the day!
Last Saturday 2RRR in conjunction with the Community Media Training Organisation (CMTO) held an Audio Editing Course for our broadcasters. With the rising trend in podcasting and pre-recorded programming, audio editing has become a necessary skill in radio broadcasting. In addition to an excellent and informative session provided by CMTO trainer Heli, it was a valuable opportunity for 2RRR broadcasters to mingle and get to know one another outside of their respective programs. For more information on Community Media Training please visit the CMTO website cmto.org.au Click in to see some more pics of the day!