Fraser Coast Community Radio president Janice Warren with the station’s present transmitter.
Fraser Coast Community Radio president Janice Warren with the station’s present transmitter. Alistair Brightman

Stand by for 4FCR broadcast

IF YOU’VE been hanging out to tune into 4FCR for the past four months you might not have to wait too much longer.

Fraser Coast Community Radio is hoping to hear by the end of the week whether it has been successful in gaining a $10,000 grant to help the station get back on its feet.

The volunteer radio group is still recouping its losses after a fire tore through its Hunter Street premises in July.

Office equipment was replaced, however the studio was destroyed and the group forced to move to a building on Halcro Street, Pialba.

In August, the station went back on air but only broadcasting pre-recorded music.

Fraser Coast Community Radio president Janice Warren said the group was in the middle of setting up at the new station, however volunteers would be working through renovations.

She said that despite the funding from the Community Broadcasting Foundation the group would still need to fundraise.

“Certainly the membership was devastated; absolutely devastated to have this happen,” Ms Warren said.

“There are so many people out there that love this radio station but when they tune in they can’t hear it. The time is just ticking by. We would have loved to have been back on air straight away.”

But volunteers are staying positive: “People are very close to thinking it’s going to happen soon. We’re hoping to find out this week.”

Ms Warren is only a week into her role as president, replacing resigned Victor Jones.

She said she was extremely thankful to the Fraser Coast Regional Council for its support after the fire.

Anybody interested in volunteering or becoming a sponsor can call 4128 1079.



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