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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

Volunteers wanted for Blue Mountains Artists Network

Blue Mountains Artists Network (BMAN) is looking for volunteers to help the committee organise events which BMAN runs to support Blue Mountains artists.

If you are interested in helping to organise activities please talk to us. It will require about half a day a week.

BMANBMAN supports artists of all types, visual artists, musicians, performance, but is mainly focused on the visual arts at the moment. We support artists develop their career by helping them with improved exposure and business skills, rather than their craft.

BMAN runs a number of activities for members and these include:
1. The Blue Mountains Arts Trail from Lapstone to Blackheath four times a year
2. BMAN Exhibitions at The Edge Gallery, Katoomba four times a year
3. BMAN Exhibitions at the Grand View, Wentworth Falls four times a year
4. Workshops on various topics.
5. Social networking events to discuss issues or just to get to know one another
6. Support artists with grant application

In addition, we maintain two websites, the BMAN website www.bman.org.au and the Arts Trail website www.artstrail.org.au.

If you are interested in finding out more about these roles please contact Graham Tribe at gtribe@bigpond.com or 0417 942 096.


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

It’s the final week in Paul’s one month season of ‘songs with something to say’ and this week the program builds to a musical climax with Tret Fure, Jim Keays, The Animals, Rodriguez and The Waterboys.  You’ll hear Danny Kaye’s classic satire on fashionable pretension, The Emperor’s New Clothes, and Barry Maguire’s apocalyptic Eve Of Destruction.

There’ll be songs from the Moody Blues, FlyBZ with Paul Kelly, Judy Collins and Thunderclap Newman;  and Paul will tell you the poignant story of the violin begun during World War 1 and completed in 2008, and how its music has recently been played for its first creator. 

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 11 2014

Byrds – Wasn’t Born To Follow

Tret Fure – My Shoes

Nanci Griffith – Down & Outer

Nina Simone – Nearer Blessed Lord (from film Bella)

FlyBZ with Paul Kelly – Child Soldier

Peter Quentin – Dark Side Of The Door

Voice Of The Beehive – Perfect Place          

Jim Keays – Boy From The Stars

Donovan – Operating Manual For Spaceship Earth

Harry Chapin – Short Stories

Eric Burdon & The Animals – Skypilot

Incubus – If Not Now, When?

Zager& Evans – In The Year 2525   

Moody Blues – The Balance

Judy Collins – Test Of Time

Barry Maguire – Eve Of Destruction

Joan Baez – Joe Hill

Thunderclap Newman – Something In The Air

Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel – All The Men Are Hungry

Martyn Wyndham-Read – Where Ravens Feed       

Neil Young – Southern Man   

Danny Kaye – Emperor’s New Clothes

Rodriguez – Cause

Iris De Ment – Let The Mystery be

The Waterboys – Strange Boat


RBM website image:  Poster for Sam Sweeney’s ‘Made In The Great War’


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

Monday Drive Time, with Paul Cosgrave

Paul’s season of ‘songs with something to say’ continues with his usual eclectic mix of genres including World Party’s Put The Message In The Box, George Harrison’s My Sweet Lord and Buffy Sainte-Marie’s classic composition Universal Soldier.

We’ll hear another anti-war song from Neil Young and fellow Canadian Tia McGraff sings that Hope Is Everything.  XTC drops the bucket on suburban values very hard indeed;  and Francis Cabrel sings hauntingly about the need to tell children more often just how much they mean to us (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 July 28 2014

World Party – Put The Message In The Box

Buffy Sainte-Marie – Universal Soldier

Melissa Etheridge – I Need To Wake Up

Eurythmics – Miracle Of Love

Kinks – Dedicated Follower Of Fashion

Neil Young – Flags Of Freedom      

Ben Lee – We’re All In This Together

Pete Seeger & Arlo Guthrie – Where Have All The Flowers Gone

Tia McGraff – Hope Is Everything

Gerry Rafferty – Garden Of England

George Harrison – My Sweet Lord

Francis Cabrel – Il Faudra Leur Dire

XTC – Respectable St

Heartwood – Rock & Roll Range

Richard Fariña – Birmingham Sunday

Eagles – Take It Easy

Nina Simone – Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues

The Hilliard Ensemble with Jan Garbarek – Agnus Dei

Arcade Fire – Sprawl 2 (Mountains Beyond Mountains)

Jona Lewie – Stop The Cavalry

Michael Franti – Everyone Deserves Music

The Christians – Ideal World

Barbara Dickson – Caravan

Dick Gaughan – Freedom Come All Ye


RBM website image:   Canada’s Montreal based indie band, Arcade Fire (image wikipedia commons)


Blankets calling

Blackheath Knitwits and the Fibre Arts Group is hosting a Wrap With Love Knit-In and Sew Up day on Friday 1st August at the Blackheath Golf Club from 9.30am to 2pm

Call Yvonne on 4787 5392 or Dot on 4787 7610