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					Macleay Valley Community Radio Newsletter

General Meeting Thursday 10th MAY Kempsey Hospital Education Centre 5:30pm

In the TANK

MAY 2007

From the Presidents Desk
Have you noticed the air of we re really going someplace that has permeated through Tank lately? Behind this really positive attitude is the shop in the Centerpoint Arcade that is a credit to Tank, and especially to the small handful of members who worked so long and hard to see the idea reach fruition. Congratulations to all who were involved. As Slim Dusty sang, you ve Done Us Proud . There is of course, an ongoing need for volunteers to staff the shop during normal business hours on Monday to Friday, and Saturday morning. Already members have answered the call for help but more are needed. If you can spare a couple of hours, please let Aline know so that you can be added to the roster. If you haven t yet visited the shop you re in for quite a treat when you cast your eyes on what is, in my excited and very biased opinion, the showcase shop in the arcade. The signage out front, the clean, smart internal appearance, and the fresh colour scheme, collectively say we re serious, professional and here for the long run. Two, new CD players and a new MiniDisc recorder have been ordered for the main studio at Rudder Park and delivery is expected sometime in the next few weeks (the importer is waiting on stock). The installation of this equipment will enable the old units to be installed in the production/training studio at the shop to make that functional. Whilst on technical matters, a form of static has been intermittently heard from the studio monitors. I ve not heard it at home or in the car, so my best guess as to its origins is some local interference to our

Inside this issue:
Presidents Report Secretarial Report Top 20 Country Albums Program Recipe and Crossword Production News 1 2 3 7 9 10

Can t Do Your Show THIS MONTH Call The Office 6562 8883

F r om t he S ecr et ar y
At our April meeting 16 members attended and the motions accepted were: off-air receiver at Rudder Park rather than a transmission equipment problem. If you are presenting a program and hear this static, would you please let me know while it is happening so I can investigate further. I ve made this plea in the past but I need to make it again. If you observe equipment problems in the studio, please pick up the phone and let me know. Do not write it on the whiteboard and expect me to see it. It is sometimes many days between visits by me to the studio and in that time somebody could erase your message or, worse, some piece of equipment could be left not functioning. Please call me. With this edition of the newsletter is a program application form for the next cycle that will commence on July 1st 2007. Additional application forms will be available in the studio and at the shop. Closing date for applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 25th May 2007 and you are reminded that applications received after this date will not be processed until after all other applications are dealt with. Completed application forms may be left at the shop, or posted to P.O. Box 200, West Kempsey 2440. In writing these reports I use my own words based on how I see things around Tank and they are based on what is happening now. This, I believe, is exactly what is expected of me. I recently praised the efforts of the secretary for contributions beyond the call of duty. My report was one hundred percent correct, but a past secretary took my report to imply that her efforts were insignificant. I appreciate the volunteer hours put in by every Tank member, past and present, and it is regrettable that my words were misconstrued to mean anything else. Tank would not be here if not for its dedicated volunteers. Ray Wells from the v-p I would like to remind presenters that; when you ask for, and are given a time slot, you have made a commitment to TANK FM and should honour that commitment. It the responsibility of the presenter to organize a fill-in when they are unable to do their show. If you can't arrange a fill-in, ring a member of the management committee so that they might be able to have the slot covered. A draft copy of the Trainning Manual is now available 1. Minutes from the previous meeting were accepted. 2. Bob moved that Aline contact the Anti Discrimination Board for a summary of judgement was accepted. Treasurers report was accepted.

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Discussions: 1. Training manual Draft ready for the sub committee 2. Auditors fee Up on last years amount 3. Superannuation Professional advice received on this issue. 4. An update from Richard Re: Shop 5. Replacement of carpet in studio Richard Kinny to follow this up 6. Youth representative age 16 years in age is acceptable 7. Taking off shows already on air if you are late To be discussed at our next Management meeting.

P.O. Box 119 West Kempsey NSW 2440 64 Elbow Street WEST KEMPSEY NSW 2440 Phone : 1300 36 1066 Fax : (02) 65 62 8940 Email : mail@coastline.com.au Lost or Stolen cards 24hr Hotline 1800 621 199

Top 20 Country Albums
23rd April 2007 PUBS, TRUCKS & PLAINS Slim Dusty TAKING THE LONG WAY Dixie Chicks LOVE, PAIN & THE WHOLE CRAZY THING Keith Urban LET IT GO Tim McGraw Minutes via email are available by HOME Dixie Chicks AT SAN QUENTIN Johnny Cash contacting the office on 6562 8883. THE ESSENTIAL JOHNNY CASH Johnny Cash THE VERY BEST OF DOLLY PARTON Dolly Parton It s a legal requirement that we keep A HUNDRED MILES OR MORE: A COLLECTION Alison Krauss minutes of our meetings, it is also a leCANNOT BUY MY SOUL: THE SONGS OF KEV CARMODY Various gal requirement that we minute all moWALK THE LINE Soundtrack tions. It is however not a legal requireTHE NEW BUSH Lee Kernaghan ment that we minute everything that is WIDE OPEN SPACES Dixie Chicks said during a meeting, therefore if you THE VERY BEST OF JOHNNY CASH Johnny Cash want something minuted during a meet- THE WINNERS 2007 Various ing it is your obligation to inform the RING OF FIRE: THE LEGEND OF Johnny Cash secretary to include those items in the BE HERE Keith Urban THE ESSENTIAL John Denver minutes. RING AROUND THE MOON James Blundell THE PLATINUM COLLECTION John Williamson We are still looking for volunteers to

man the shop, do this by calling the office on 6562 8883, or by calling into shop 6, Centrepoint Arcade and logging your name and preferred days and times on the sheets available. Welcome to new members of Tank Radio: William Davison, Betty Booth, Rodney Blair, Pamela Stratton, Raymond Elliot, Beryl Trueman, John Mayhew, Betty Booth, and Peter Lubsey who is also training. During the three weeks the shop has been open we have taken 9 new memberships with 1 of those training as a presenter, 6 re-newals, multiple daily requests for general information regarding Tank radio, and 2 sponsorship enquiries. Our sign is up over the front door and feedback tells me its effective and looks great. We have had a couple of plants arrive and some awards have been mounted on the walls. All in all the shop is shaping up. That s all for this month Aline Kruse

Inner Peace I am passing this on to you because it definitely worked for me and, we all could use more calm in our lives. By following the simple advice I heard on a Dr Phil show, I have finally found inner peace. Dr. Phil proclaimed the way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you have started. So I looked around my house to see things I had started and hadn't finished; and, before leaving the house this morning, I finished off a bottle of Merlot, a bottle of Cardonay, a bole of Baileys, a butle of Kehuha, a pockage of Tim Toms, tha mainder of bot Prozic and Valum scriptins, the res of the Chesescke, some saltins an a bax a cholates. Yu haf no idr who gud I fel. Peas sen dis orn to dem yu fink ar in ned ov inr pece

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Digital Radio Legislation Introduced to Parliament
Members may have noticed that legislation to effect the introduction of Digital Radio has been tabled in Parliament. The legislation has been subsequently referred by the Senate for inquiry and report back by 30th April. Public comment is sought by 12th April.

Today We mourn the passing of Common Sense
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend by the name of Common Sense, who had been with us for years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valued lessons as knowing when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm and that life isn t always fair. Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don t spend more than you earn) and reliable parenting strategies (adults, not kids, are in charge). His health began to rapidly deteriorate when well intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a six-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer aspirin to a student; but could not inform the parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion. Finally, Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense finally gave up the ghost after a woman failed to realise that a steaming cup of coffee was hot, she spilled a bit in her lap, and was awarded a huge settlement. Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust, his wife Discretion, his daughter, Responsibility, and his son Reason. He is survived by two stepbrothers, My Rights and Ima Whiner. Not many attended his funeral because so few realised he was gone.

The CBAA has had significant input to date and will be providing further comments. The timeframe is very short and the CBAA would appreciate any views from member stations on the legislation at the earliest opportunity.

The legislation can be downloaded from this site http://www.cbaa.org.au/media/Digital_Bill.zip containing: Broadcast Amendment Legislation (Digital Radio) Bill Second Reading Explanatory Memorandum

Further information can be found at the Senate Inquiry website http://www.aph.gov.au/senate/committee/ecita_ctte/ digital_radio/index.htm

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Thank you to Colin Mayhew for the above thoughts.

HAVE YOU RENEWED YOUR MEMBERSHIP?
It's that time of the year when your membership needs renewing. We need your membership to become part of a valuable financial contribution to the station's activities. We have to generate our own funds to stay afloat, membership along with sponsorship are our major source of funding. To stay afloat we have a large number of fixed costs that have to be met including electricity, telephones, satellite service, national radio news, licence fees to play music just to name a few.

We also need your membership so that we can have a wider base of people contributing their ideas to the station as well as providing voluntary service to our organisation. We need you to become part of a team that is working for a common goal. If at the moment you have not renewed your membership for this year then we ask you to drop your fees into our new store front office in the Centre Point Arcade as soon as possible. We still will accept your membership renewal at P.O. Box 200 West Kempsey, 2440. Regards John Russell.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL
TANK FM

PO Box 200
West Kempsey 2440

Name: Address: Home phone number: Work phone number: Mobile number: E-Mail address: $15.00 Full Member $7.50 Concession
Thanks for Supporting Community Radio. Please fill in and send it today ..

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PROGRAM
1st March to 30th June 2007
MONDAY
5.01 am B.B.C. World News -----------6 am Breakfast Bob Campaign -----------9 am Monday Morning Melodies John Russell -----------12 noon Today At Noon Current Affairs And News. -----------1 pm Light on Legends Lyn Leedham All artists, great & small -----------4 pm Drive Time With Chris Chris Richardson -----------6 pm Gunan Gunan Dreaming Mix Dallas Miles -----------8 pm Community Radio Satellite 7pm Top 20 Hit With DJ BJ -----------8 pm Community Radio Satellite 4 pm School Zone Warren Miller -----------6 pm One Blood Urban Dingo -----------8 pm Community Radio Satellite 4 pm Top 20 Countdown With DJ BJ -----------6 pm Deadly Sounds Indigenous News & Music -----------7 pm Remember Then Bob Hoffman -----------11 pm Remember Then The Country Side Bob Hoffman ----------2 am Community Radio Satellite

WEDNESDAY
5.00 am Classic Country Ray Wells -----------6 am Breakfast Ray Wells -----------9 am Welcome To My World With Ted -----------12 noon Today At Noon Current Affairs & News. Ted Chivers -----------1 pm Rock Revival Warren Miller -----------4 pm Kid s Rule Rebekah Livermore -----------6 pm TBA -----------8 pm Remember Them Bob Hoffman -----------12 midnight Community Radio Satellite

FRIDAY
5.01 am B.B.C. World News -----------6 am Breakfast Ray Wells -----------9 am All Style Country Music Terry Phippen & Brenda Elkington -----------12 noon Easy Listening Chris Richardson -----------2 pm Bush Tracks Sam & Emily Australian Country Music & Bush Poetry ------------6 pm Patricia Wheeldon Alternating with Peter Clarke -----------8 pm The Groove Nitemix. Jason Feehan -----------12 midnight Community Radio Satellite

SUNDAY
6 am Country Folk With Declan -----------7 am Reach Out Pastor Bob Shanney Alternating with Soul Breakfast Rowan Bailey -----------9am Sunday By Request Ray Wells Alternating with Edith Polski ----------12 noon My Kinda Country Bluey Shelton 12 pm to 1 pm Alternate Sunday A Matter of Faith Terry Parkhouse -----------2 pm Yesterday s Memories Alan Delaforce 1pm to 4pm Alternate Sunday Driver Training -----------4 pm Ruby Lee s Country Brenda Elkington & Terry Phippen -----------8 pm Joyful Joyful Richard Blight All types of Christian Music - old & new. -----------10 pm Nightline

TUESDAY
5.01 am B.B.C. World News -----------6 am Breakfast Richard Blight -----------9 am Tuesday Morning John Russell With Guest Poet Peter Pulsford -----------12 noon Today At Noon Current Affairs & News -----------1 pm Gone Country Joy Sebbens -----------4pm Nuts, Bolts & Cogs Robert Fullarton, Christine & Friends -----------6pm Dave s Music Mix With David ------------

THURSDAY
5.01 am B.B.C. World News -----------6 am Breakfast -----------9 am The Info Show With Linda Interviews etc. -----------12 noon Today At Noon Current Affairs & News Ray Wells -----------1 pm Easy Listening With Ted ------------

SATURDAY
6 am Breakfast -----------8 am The Saturday Show John Russell & Richard Blight Roundup of local sport & guests. -----------11 am 70 s Saturday Gary Delaforce -----------1 pm Mike McColl A lively mix of yesterday s music

APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP OF ASSOCIATION Macleay Valley Community FM Radio Station Inc. (incorporated under the Associations Incorporated Act, 1984)

THIS APPLICATION WILL NOT BE PROCESSED UNLESS ACCOMPANIED BY THE RELEVANT FEE.

I, ................................................................................................................................................................... (full name of applicant - include title - Mr, Ms, doctor, etc, if required - please print) of ......................................................................................................................... Post Code .................... (postal address) Occupation ........................................................................... D.O.B (optional) ........../........../..........

Telephone (home) ....................................... (work) .................................. (other) ................................ hereby apply to become a member of the abovementioned incorporate association. In the event of my admission as a member, I agree to be bound by the rules of the association for the time being in force. Signed .................................................................. Date ......../........./.........

I, (full name) ......................................................... a member of the association, nominate the applicant, who is personally known to me, for membership of the association. Signed ...................................................................... Date ......./......./.........

I, (full name) ......................................................... a member of the association, second the nomination of the applicant, who is personally known to me, for membership of the association. Signed .......................................................................... To Committee - Date ...../...../..... To General meeting - Date ...../...../..... Date ......./......./......... Approval Yes/No Approval Yes/No

Interim Receipt issued by - Name ............................................................ Date ...../...../..... snip---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Macleay Valley Community FM Radio Station Inc. Interim Receipt for Membership Application. Received from (applicant's name) .............................................................................................................. (please print) the sum of ................................................................ dollars. $ ............................. Received for Macleay Valley Community FM Radio Station Inc, by ... ------------------- snip

Name .............................................

Signature .............................................

Date ...../...../.....

Answers to Crossword next month

Sudoku
The object of the puzzle is to insert the numbers in the boxes to satisfy only one condition: each row, column and 3x3 box must contain the digits 1 through 9 exactly once.

Answer to Sudoku next month Bacon-Topped Meat Loaf
INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup chili sauce 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 medium onion, chopped 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese 2/3 cup dry bread crumbs 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 kg lean mince beef 2 bacon strips, halved DIRECTIONS In a bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into a loaf in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Top with bacon. Bake, uncovered, at 180 degrees C for 70-80 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 70 degrees C. Drain; let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. PREP TIME 10 Min COOK TIME 1 Hr 10 Min READY IN 1 Hr 30 Min SERVINGS 8

Across 1 Find by searching or examining (6) 4 Refuge (6) 8 Hooded snake (5) 9 Without assistance (7) 10 Extend (7) 11 Squeeze (5) 12 Heavy waterproof cover (9) 17 Early birds (5) 19 Showing no expression (7) 21 Discard (4,3) 22 Early part of life (5) 23 Cloth used with polish (6) 24 Go up (6)

Down 1 Destructive migratory insect (6) 2 Floor-show (7) 3 Distinguishing feature (5) 5 Surgical knife (7) 6 Gatehouse (5) 7 Unostentatious (6) 9 Previously unknown (7-2) 13 Give back (7) 14 Roman sea god (7) 15 Serene, unruffled (6) 16 Without shoes (6) 18 Takes a break (5) 20 Bottomless gulf (5)

Answers to April Crossword

Pattersons Glass Works
Macleay Valley Community Radio Newsletter

The Secretary PO Box 200 West Kempsey NSW 2440

Glass replacement Glass cut to size Shower Screens Security doors Windows & Doors
15 Hopetoun Street West Kempsey

Phone: Office 02 6562 8883 Studio 02 6562 3009 Fax: Email: 02 6562 3344 tankfm@tsn.cc

6562 2322 Anthony Patterson 24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE Mobile 0429 342 271

Were on the web www.tankfm.hopto.org

Your voice One choice

SPONSORSHIP MARKETING AND FUNDRAISING ENQUIRES Richard Kinny 0427 669 455

Production & Sponsorship News
April has seen further progress in the establishment of our shop front and production studio in the Centrepoint Arcade. dio. Congratulations to all volunteers who have been involved. Many are picking new skills and at the same taking some pressure of some key personnel at Tank FM. Further work on our production stu-

The start on work of new overnight programming for Tank FM.

The evolution of community radio in the Macleay continues.

What s ahead in May? The usual Groove Nite Mix on 4 May from 7.30pm at the Kempsey Macleay RSL Bowling Club in Austral Street.

Until next month, Gary Delaforce On behalf of Sales & Marketing Team


				
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