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Welcome to 89.1 Radio Blue Mountains

89.1 Radio Blue Mountains is a not-for-profit, all volunteer community radio station serving the upper and mid Blue Mountains since 1993 and broadcasting 24 hours a day from its studio in Gang Gang Street, Katoomba.

The station is committed to providing a radio service for the whole community with a diverse range of programming.

Around The Community

Position Vacant at BANC’s Community Access Service

CAS-MasterCommunications, Events and Programs Officer – 21 hours per week

BANC is a multipurpose neighbourhood centre servicing the upper Mountains and, for some of our programs, the broader area of the Blue Mountains and Lithgow LGAs.

The Community Access Service (CAS) supports people with a disability and people with mental health issues to connect with their community.

We are seeking a Communications, Events and Programs officer to:

  • Manage the communications function of CAS
  • Assist with the diversification of programming, activities and special events including the development of social enterprise models.

The person we are seeking will possess excellent oral, written and digital communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships with diverse stakeholders.

They will be tertiary qualified in community arts, communications or similar, and/or possess extensive experience in a relevant role.  A background in the non-profit, arts access or disability sectors is preferred. The ability to work flexible hours is required.

Remuneration: SCHADS award Grade 4

For more information including position description and selection criteria go to our Positions Vacant Page.

Monday Drive Time, with Paul Cosgrave: 4 – 6pm

Music From My Collection

Paul plays another live recording this week from the recent Blackheath Choir Festival – and follows it up with a tribute to the great Australian poet, the Blue Mountains’s own Denis Kevans who passed away 10 years ago..  There’s new Australian music, too, from Miriam Lieberman, Patient Little Sister and Fleur Wiber, as well as two Joni Mitchell compositions, one from the great lady herself. 

Paul will play a Kate Bush track to mark her first concert in 35 years last week in London;  and the Canadian guitarist, Thomas Handy will play us into Spring (see full playlist). 

Business comment, news, weather, rail and traffic complete Monday’s drive time mix.  You can send comment and requests via pwp.com@gmail.com, or via this website. 

Playlist 1 Sept 2014

Blur – Country House

Miriam Lieberman – Varanassi

Fleur Wiber – For Once I Was A Child

Sinead O’Connor – Daddy I’m Fine

Philip Glass – Powaqqatsi

The Radio Department – Why Won’t You Talk About It 

Heathens – 59th Street Bridge Song 

Denis Kevans – Moss’s Gentle Fingers

Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill

Fiona Apple – Get Him Back

Flemming Behrend – Lady Franklin’s Lament

Stranger Cole & Lester Sterling – Bangarang

Lovin Spoonful – Summer In The City           

Joni Mitchell – Ladies Of The Canyon

Jon & Vangelis – I’ll Find My Way Home

Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here    

Scissor Sisters – Everybody Wants The Same Thing

Justin Hayward – Raised On Love

Thomas Handy – Spring                     

Paul Horn – Chelsea Morning

Salif Keita – Folon       

Rachel Hannan – Roxanne

Lowrider – Golden Sun

Brian & Michael – Pictures Of Matchstalk Men

Patient Little Sister – Into The Sun

 

The Saturday Zone with Anna – 10.00am

This Saturday Anna will be featuring music from the new Kate Miller-Heidke album on The Saturday Zone from 10am. Also featured will be music from Chinese pop diva Faye Wong, South African singer-songwriter Vusi Mahlasela, British songstress Bats for Lashes and Melbourne band Hiatus Kaiyote among many other international artists.

Tax Help is still available at BANC

Tax Help is a network of community volunteers who help people complete their tax returns during tax time. This is a free and confidential service. Volunteers are fully trained, accredited and supported by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

Tax Help is suitable for people with simple tax affairs who earn around $50,000 a year or less.

To check if you are eligible for Tax Help phone the ATO on 13 28 61

Or call BANC on 4787 7770 to make an appointment NOW!

Music From My Collection – Monday Drive Time with Paul Cosgrave: 4 – 6pm

Paul returns from vacation with a personal tribute to Robin Williams, including a section of Williams’ legendary Live On Broadway performance and the moving composition by Cesar Franck, Panis Angelicus, sung by Jessiye Norman.

You’ll also hear a live recording from the Heathens at the Blackheath Choir Festival;  and Paul’s ‘ladies three play’ this week features the great Canadian-Indian ghazals singer, Kiran Ahluwalia, plus Courtney Barnett and the Three Degrees.  There’s music, too, from Dream Academy, Sugarcubes, the Rolling Stones and Martha Reeves (see full playlist).

Business comment, news, weather, rail and traffic complete Monday’s drive time mix.  You can send comment and requests via pwp.com@gmail.com, or via this website.

 

Playlist Aug 25 2014

David Bowie – Rebel Rebel

Kiran Ahluwalia – Musst Musst

Three Degrees – When Will I See You Again?

Courtney Barnett – Avant Gardener

Rolling Stones – It’s All Over Now

Dream Academy – Life In A Northern Tow

Jessiye Norman – Panis Angelicus

Robin Williams – The Golf Sketch / Panis Angelicus Reprise

Luca Mundaca – Ha Dias

Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames – Yeh Yeh

Bellowhead – New York Gals

Sugarcubes – Cat

Animaux – Alaska      

Centenary Methodist Church Choir of Fiji – Isa Lei

Willie Drennan & Ulster Folk Orchestra – March Beyond The Myth

Heathens – Liyarn Ngarn

Phil Collins – Son Of Man

Martha Reeves – Dixie Highway

Mike Norton – Waiting For The Rain                     

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Ripplin’ Waters

Albion Band with Chris While – Flandyke Shore 

Canned Heat – Amphetamine Annie

Lindsay Buckingham – Trouble

Fiona Apple – Get Him Back

Philip Glass – Powaqqatsi