Peter Carter passed away on 30 April, 2017. He was a noted local community radio and amateur radio enthusiast. A strong supporter of the station’s technical team, particularly regarding fitting out the studio facilities, Peter also found time to present a long-running show featuring classical music. Due to his dedication as a Committee Member where he was closely involved in updating the station’s Constitution, many other aspects of administration and the promotion of the station, Peter was made a Life Member in 2010.
John Ferguson, aged 81, passed away on 1 March, 2017 after a brief illness. He had been a presenter for the last four years and presented The Masonic Hour on alternate Monday afternoons with Chuck Frame. John delighted in including unusual poetry and music into the program. Local residents will also remember his empathy, sound advice and common sense dispensed by this much respected, local pharmacist. In John’s retirement he was able to indulge his love of history and music. We will miss him.
FM107.5 and the community have lost a great supporter. Ron’s service in a diverse range of organisations is well-known. He passed away on 10 March, 2017 and we will miss his gruff voice, great Aussie humour and sharp wit. He has been a keen Committee Member, fastidious Treasurer and stalwart supporter of FM107.5 for many years. Ron relished presenting his popular program, Drive Time, and previously, The Handyman Hour where he highlighted the music of the ’60s and ’70s and provided pithy comments of local events and Council decisions.