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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

The Saturday with Anna on 30 October

This Saturday on The Saturday Zone Anna will be featuring the new album from Lana Del Ray – Ultraviolence – as well as music from popular African singer Angelique Kidjo and her album Black Ivory Soul. Anna will also feature music from Federico Aubele from Argentina, Mountains band Griffschen, Italian based Brazilian band Nossa Alma Canta and Togo singer-songwriter Afia Mala among other contemporary international artists.

Music From My Collection: Monday Drive Time – 4.00pm with Paul Cosgrave 27 October

Monday’s Music From My Collection (Oct 27) features a range of amazing guitar playing from some of the world’s finest six string exponents including Ernest Ranglin, Tom Ward, Pat Metheny and Rory Gallagher.

Paul’s usual eclectic music mix also includes folk from The Unthanks, rock from Bryan Adams, a selection of new African music recently featured on the BBC’s ‘Global Beats’ show and an excerpt from last week’s Three Piece Suite concert in Blackheath.  And there’ll also be a track from the brand new album from Swedish folk duo, First Aid Kit (see full playlist). 

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

Playlist 27 Oct 2014

Bryan Adams – Summer Of 69

Melody Gardot – Se Voce Me Ama

Jo Jo Smith – The Maker

Kate Miller-Heidke – I’ll Change Your Mind

Songhai Blues – Desert Melody

Augie March – After The Crack Up

Aziza Brahim – Ladji

David Gray – Back In The World    

3 Piece Suite – Danses Sacrées Et Profanes For Harp& Strings

Tom Ward – Cavatina

Ernest Ranglin – Anna

Pat Metheny – Last Train Home                 

Rodriguez – Crucify Your Mind

Lala Njava – So Ah Nani

Them – Here Comes The Night

First Aid Kit – Heaven Knows

Tom Russell (w Nanci Griffith) – St Olav’s Gate

Rory Gallagher – Shin Kicker (live Montreux 1979)

Axe Girl – Animatronic

The Unthanks – Here’s The Tender Coming

Elvis Costello – Watching The Detectives

Prefab Sprout – Hey Manhattan


  RBM website image:   Johanna & Klara Söderberg are ‘First Aid Kit’.

Blue Mountains District ANZAC Memorial Hospital benefit concert

Blue Mountains District ANZAC Memorial Hospital benefit concert is on at the Pat Heffernan Hall of Katoomba Public School on Sunday at 3:00, $15 at the door (includes afternoon tea).

On the program will be Orpheus and Mountain Opera Chorus as usual. The orchestra will play the first movement of the Krommer Flute and Oboe concerto that they performed at the last concert with Miriam Cooney and Isabella Schoeler, and The dream of Olwyn, featuring Year 9 student and talented pianist, Diana Babajanyan. If you did not get to the last concert, here is the 2nd chance!

The orchestra will then combine with Mountain Opera Chorus to perform Wagner’s Bridal Chorus. The chorus will then continue with their opera programme with items from The Magic Flute, Porgy and Bess and Collits’ Inn. Following afternoon tea, the Blue Mountains City RSL Band will take the floor with various groupings of their instruments playing popular melodies. The programme will conclude with the Steve Jewell Trio (Steve Jewell, George Gerontakos and Greg McClain). It is many years since this popular trio performed at a hospital concert and they are excited to be returning with their programme of popular jazz pieces.

Last year’s concert was cancelled owing to the bushfires, so hopefully nothing catastrophic will happen between now and Sunday!

Blackheath History Forum

Saturday October 25th at 4pm

Blackheath Public School Hall, cnr Great Western Highway & Leichhardt St, Blackheath

Wheelchair access. The hall is heated. Refreshments available from 3.30pm

Entry $5

Paul Ham (freelance historian)
Ham proposes to dismantle the argument that the world was somehow doomed to fight the Great War, and there was nothing mere men could do to arrest the immense forces gathering to destroy European civilization as they knew it. He will also challenge the received wisdom that continues to claim either that European leaders sleepwalked into war; or that it was absolutely ‘necessary’, in the eyes of the British, French and Russians to destroy Europe’s fastest growing economy and greatest perceived threat: Germany. On the contrary, he will argue that the war unleashed in August 1914 was avoidable, unnecessary, and unjust, in the sense that it was in nobody’s national interest to launch this conflict.

Graffiti Removal Day

graffiti removal day 2014 - a4 posterGraffiti Removal Day will be held on Sunday 26 October 2014.

Graffiti vandalism costs NSW over $100 million each year. The NSW Government is committed to reducing graffiti vandalism by encouraging local communities to get involved in the removal and prevention of graffiti. To support this goal the NSW Government has established a state wide graffiti removal and prevention day known as “Graffiti Removal Day”.

The aim of Graffiti Removal Day is to highlight the problem of graffiti and encourage people to volunteer their time to remove and prevent graffiti. The Day will complement and not replace existing volunteer graffiti removal programs.

Graffiti Removal Day is run by Rotary with the support from a wide range of community organisations including; Scouts Australia, Girl Guides NSW & ACT, NSW Police and Australian Men’s Shed Association.

The Day is sponsored by the NSW Government, Rotary Down Under, Dulux, Selleys, Smart Graffiti and Brookfield Johnson Controls.

This year Blue Mountains has a record number of clean-up sites and our local teams need more volunteers.

To help make Graffiti Removal Day 2014 a success you can:
• Promote the Day on your websites as well as social media pages;
• Encourage your local community to volunteer their time and/or
• Join local volunteer groups from your area to remove graffiti.

All material and equipment required to participate in Graffiti Removal Day is being provided for free by Rotary Down Under, project sponsors and the NSW Government.

To know more about Graffiti Removal Day or clean-up sites in the Blue Mountains visit the Website www.graffitiremovalday.org.au or call Trevor Lloyd from Rotary on 0409127185.

If you have any questions call us on 1300 665 310 or email info@graffitiremovalday.org.au.