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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

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.

The Saturday Zone with Anna from 10am

This Saturday on The Saturday Zone Anna will be featuring the music of Mia Dyson plus music from Blackheath singer-songwriter Robyne Dunn. Bebel Gilberto from Brazil, Carla Bruni from France and Burundian singer Khadja Nin, will be among many other contemporary international artists featured.


Mia Dyson with guitar.

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

Paul’s show was shortened by a power cut last week so he’s rescheduled the lost content for Monday (Oct 20), including two great ‘mini-specials’ from Joan Baez, who’s currently touring Europe, and Led Zeppelin’s master musician, Jimmy Page, who tells listeners about his life, music and new book.

There’ll be the usual smorgasbord of eclectic offerings with folk, rock and chill, plus some classical guitar from Julian Bream and a special birthday gift for Vladimir Putin.  Paul features new music from Delta Spirit and David Gray;  and the Eurythmics will round the show off nicely (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 Oct 20 2014

Dire Straits – Sultans Of Swing (live)        

Lana Del Rey – Shades Of Cool

Emiliana Torrini – Unemployed In Summertime

Keren Ann – Au Coin Du Monde

Pugsley Buzzard Watering Can – See You At Lulu White’s

David Gray – Gulls

David Allan Coe – You Never Even Called By My Name

Pure Prairie League – I’ll Fix Your Flat Tire, Merle          

Jimmy Page Interview & Whole Lotta Love

Elvis Costello – A Good Year For The Roses

Delta Spirit – From Now On

Eurythmics – I Saved The World Today                  

Augie March – After The Crack Up

Waterboys – Stolen Child

Edward Woodward – Soldiers Of The Queen

Johnny Cash & June Carter – It Ain’t Me, Babe

Philemon – Frame

Julian Bream – Recuerdos de la Alhambra

Melody Gardot – Se Voce Me Ama

Jo Jo Smith – The Maker

Joan Baez Interview & Forever Young

Mia Dyson – Idyllwild

Pussy Riot – Mother Of God, Get Rid Of Putin


  RBM website image:   Outlaw country singer, David Allan Coe


Community Art Workshop

On the Saturday 18th October, from 10am to 12pm, there will be an art workshop in the hall at Mount Victoria Public School. This is for adults and children (parents will need to stay on premises during the workshop).
We can only take up to 30 people for this workshop. Bookings essential – contact Jo on 0438 099 081 or com.development@banc.org.au

We will be using clay, cardboard and other materials to make a mini recreation of Mount Victoria.

From 1pm to 3pm, this activity will be extended for the whole community to participate in. Please come along! No booking necessary 