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OCBC Outside Broadcast
The Orange City Bowling Club’s Manager, Neil Southcombe, invited FM107.5 to provide an Outside Broadcast (OB) on the 28th October to celebrate their Friendship Open Day.
OBs take a lot of preparation; the equipment must be checked and packed away for transportation and volunteers rostered to do the set-up, monitoring and, of course, the actual broadcasting, but FM107.5 was delighted to receive the invitation.
So, while Club members enjoyed a free BBQ on the verandah, Matt Bryant and Ann-Maree Coyte provided the music and commentary from the comfort of an adjacent area.
Matt and Ann-Maree are seasoned OB presenters but they couldn’t have done it without the assistance of the Technical Team. The situation demands their constant vigilance as sound levels, the Internet connection and other broadcasting aspects required monitoring.
The OB featured lots of music, community event announcements, local news and interviews with a variety of the Club’s staff and members. Matt’s interview with the Club’s Chairman, David Ellis, was particularly entertaining and informative with his insights into OCBC’s operations, goals and challenges.
It was a tired but happy team that packed up the gear, returned it all to the radio station and finally headed home!
“Happy At The Gladdy” Outside Broadcast
This social event on 1 October was a boisterous, happy affair thanks mainly to Patrick Cost-Chretien’s planning, effort and enthusiasm. Patrick also provided his electronic gadgetry to enhance the family-friendly atmosphere as FM107.5 presenters played their favourite music tracks.
The historical Gladstone Hotel displays many old interesting farming items, so with its helpful staff, it made it the perfect venue to enjoy the constant music and buffet foods provided.
The successful evening was a chance for the the station’s sponsors and their partners, and supporters of the station, to chat and mingle with FM107.5’s members, which included its presenters, the Committee of Management members and some of the Technical Team.