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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

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

Drive time on Australia Day brings you music for BBQs, picnics, pool parties or just good listening.  Whatever you’re doing on the national day, two hours of great music, including lots of exceptional new Australian talent, will complement your day perfectly.

The Australian music includes Lisa Mitchell, Quintessential Doll, Miriam Lieberman, Raw Sylke, Dragon, Kirk L’Orange and Zuri Akoko.  And you’ll hear a bunch of other interesting songs from Billy Joel, Typically Tropical, Tim Hardin and the great British folk singer, Mike Absalom.  There’s a string suite featuring exceptional musicianship from both ends of the spectrum – Julian Bream’s lute recording of the sixteenth century John Dowland composition, Lachrimae, and perhaps the finest ever performance from the legendary Jethro Tull guitarist, Martin Barre.  And Blue Mountains poet and composer, Denis Rice, will join Paul to read Medlow Bath, which has just won a prestigious award in the UK’s Adlestrop Poetry Competition.

The usual blend of off-beat 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 Jan 26 2014

Typically Tropical – Barbados

Abbie Cardwell – Soldadera

Lisa Mitchell – The Land Beyond The Front Door

Quintessential Doll – Live Like I’m Dying

Billy Joel – Honesty 

Steeleye Span – Alison Gross

Swingle Singers – Prelude & Fugue #1 in C major, JS Bach

Henry Priestman – Valentine

Miriam Lieberman – Summer Time Again

Bernard Cribbins – Gossip Calypso

Raw Sylke – Moondance

Beatles – Taxman 

Dragon – Young Years

Alex & Nilusha – Moments In Time

Tim Hardin – Reason To Believe

Julian Bream – Lachrimae

Jethro Tull – Aqualung

Kirk L’Orange – Downtown

Zuri Akoko – Party Next Door / Persian Rugs

Kate Miller-Heidke – Let Me Fade

The Pogues – Dirty Old Town

Denis Rice – The Evenlode

Mike Absalom – Kara Du

Rolling Stones – 19th Nervous Breakdown

Strange Days On Earth – Sign Of Life

 

  RBM website image:   Lisa Mitchell

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

Paul returns from holiday with a mix of African music from Salif Keita and Oumou Sangare, a couple of novelties from Jimeoin & the Red Army Choir, plus a bunch of fine folk music. 

Lucy Kellaway takes no prisoners when she presents her Corporate Guff Awards for 2014;  and you’ll hear tracks from Bonnie Raitt, Joy Division, Iggy Pop and Gordon Lightfoot.  Paul also features this week’s Golden Globe winner, Glory, from John Legend and Common, and there’s rock from Bob Seger and salsa from San Lazaro.

The usual blend of off-beat 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 Jan 19 2014

Iggy Pop – Lust For Life

Mary Black – Fat Valley Of Pain

Bonnie Raitt – Valley Of Pain

Lesley Duncan – Everything Changes

San Lazaro – Dilo

Jimeoin – Third Drawer Down

Red Army Choir – Happy / Kalinka

Chris Botti with Sting – In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning

John Legend with Common – Glory

Joy Division – Shadowplay

Brian & Michael – Pictures Of Match Stalk Men

Abbie Cardwell – Soldadera

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band – Her Strut

Julie Felix & Leonard Cohen – Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye

Gordon Lightfoot – Early Morning Rain

Woody Guthrie – Pretty Boy Floyd

Ramblin’ Jack Elliott – Hard Travellin’ (live in Katoomba)

Tom Paxton – Last Thing On My Mind

Eric Idle – The Galaxy Song

Dr Hook & The Medicine Show

Marianne Faithfull – Ballad Of Lucy Jordan

Salif Keita – Folon

Salif Keita – Africa

Oumou Sangare – Maladon (Hospitality)

Tret Fure – Anytime, Anywhere

 

  RBM website image:   The Red Army Choir

BANC Executive Officer – position vacant

Life is full of changes. BANC is facing a major one this year with the resignation of our Manager, Judy Finch. We are very, very sad to lose her, but cheer her on as she experiences all her new adventures.

So, we are looking for a new Executive Officer. Here are all the details.

Executive Officer

Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre is seeking an Executive Officer to manage the organisation and lead a large and diverse, community focussed service into its next stage of development.  The new Executive Officer will have experience in change management (service provision and financial), be entrepreneurial, collaborative, flexible, energetic and excited to work with a highly capable and committed team and a skilled management committee that have a high level  of community engagement, commitment to social justice and quality service delivery.

Conditions SCHCADS Award Level 8; some above award conditions and salary sacrificing offered. Full time (35 hpw); flexible hours.

Applicants must address the selection criteria (set out in the Position Description).  Detailed information pack is available to download below.

Applications close Friday 23rd January 2015; interviews will be held on Friday 30th January.

 

The Information Pack for this position can be downloaded here.

The position description including the selection criteria can be downloaded here.

Our Annual Report is here.

Music From My Collection: Monday Drive Time 4.00pm with Paul Cosgrave – 5 January 2015

Paul kicks off 2015 with a selection of songs that never quite made the final weeks of 2014.  “They were all listed for airplay in December and then beaten by time, so this is a good chance to ‘clear the slate’ ”.  But there’s no way these are also-rans:  you’ll hear music from Elvis Costello, Santana, Keren Ann and Netsky.

There’s some fine Australian music too, from Josh Rawiri and Mia Dyson, as well as a remastered version of the classic Searchers’ hit, Needles & Pins, John Lennon’s great anthem Imagine and a superb cut from New York based band Delta Spirit.

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 Jan 5, 2014

Elvis Costello – Oliver’s Army

Keren Ann – Between The Flatland& The Caspian Sea

Little Stevies – Diamonds For Your Tea

Ayo – Letter By Letter

Santana – Oye Como Va

Bryan Ferry – Love Is The Drug

Frank Sinatra – I Get A Kick Out Of You

Bob Dylan – Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window

Mia Dyson – Tell Me

Fairport Convention – Percy’s Song

Eclection – Will Tomorrow Be The Same?

Tom Russell – Tonight We Ride

Netsky – No Strings Attached

Jimmy Buffett – Beach House On The Moon

Russell McDougall – Ghost City

Laura Veirs – Nightingale

Josh Rawiri – Feel Good

Searchers – Needles And Pins

Charlotte Church – Panis Angelicus

John Lennon – Imagine

Rory Gallagher – Bullfrog Blues

Tom Rush – I Forgot

Dwight Yoakham & Flaco Jimenez – Carmelita

Delta Spirit – California

San Lazaro – Dilo

 

  RBM website image:   Josh Rawiri