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The Orange City Bowling Club’s Manager, Neil Southcombe, invited FM107.5 to provide an Outside Broadcast (OB) on the 28th October 2017 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!

Some Photos From The Event