TWO STATIONS CREATE A UNIQUE HOOK UP AND BROADCAST TO ALL AUSTRALIA VIA SATELLITE ON NEW YEARS EYE
2 North Queensland radio stations my105fm Mackay and 987 BBM Cairns will do a special 2 studio hook up to present 8 hours of programming on New Year’s Eve.
Called the Big Murri Party Mackay’s Stephan Kent and Cairns based Jackie Tim will present a live request show with shout outs, interviews with all kinds of people from muso’s to those in other countries and crosses – and the show will be broadcast via the National Indigenous Radio Services to all corners of the country.
General Manager of my105fm Stephan Kent explained “Jackie will be in the Cairns Studio and will take calls on a special free call 1800 number – her studio will be connected via a link to the Mackay Studio where the program will be compiled and then fed to Brisbane via another link and then uploaded onto the NIRS Satellite.” This is quite a feat but it shows just what can be done with a little creativity and planning – we have been working on the project a while with our team.
“We did it in 2009 and it was a success so many people phoned in from WA to say it’s all good for you to count down in the East but what about us – that year we remained on air till 2am to bring in the new year especially for WA – and so we will do it again this year – it’s a 8 hour live on air shift – but it’s all worth it”.
We have a fantastic broadcasting team between my105fm, 987BBM and Nirs and it really is our pleasure to provide some live instant radio coverage to those in the towns and cities in the Nirs footprint.
The program will start at 6pm Eastern Standard Time New Years Eve and conclude at 2am Eastern Standard time on New Year’s day.
Listeners can interact with the program via a special face book page and a toll free number 1800 422 416 Australia Wide.