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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 with Paul Cosgrave Monday15 Sept – 4 to 6pm

Music From My Collection (Mon Sept 15) brings a treat for country fans with songs veering towards the ‘outlaw’ side of the genre from David Allan Coe, Tom Russell, Rosie Flores, Cindy Cashdollar and Dave Loggins.

There’s a recording of the Bolshoi Ballet and Orchestra rehearsing Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, to mark the start of the 2014 Moscow Season;  and a short but remarkable performance from the blind nine year old Bolivian jazz piano prodigy, Jose Andre Montanho.  Some stand-out tracks, too, from the Rolling Stones, Mary Black, Mike Batt and Miriam Lieberman (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 Sept 15 2014

Youssou N’Dour – Gaiende (The Lion)

Kate Bush – Wuthering Heights        

Toni Childs – I’ve Got To Go Now

Lana Del Rey – Young And Beautiful

Flying Circus – Hayride

Sauti Sol – Nishike

Bolshoi Orchestra – Swan Lake Rehearsals, Royal Opera

Miriam Lieberman – Crack Of Dawn 

Cindy Cashdollar & Rose Sinclair – Steelin’ Home

Rosie Flores with Cindy Cashdollar (& Iris de ment) – Even Cowgirls Get The Blues

Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames – Get Away

Rolling Stones – You Can’t Always Get What You Want

Queen – Radio Ga Ga           

Axe Girl – Give Me Your T Shirt

Steeleye Span – Thomas The Rhymer

Tom Russell – The Sky Above, The Mud Below

David Allan Coe – Then I Found You

Iain Stewart & Jean-Paul Samputu – Rwandan Dream

Jose Andre Montanho – blind 9 yr old jazz pianist

Belinda Wickens – Here In My Heart

Baaba Mal – Yoni       

Dave Loggins – Saviour Of My Natural Life

Mary Black – The Fog In Monterey

Lily Allen – LDN

Mike Batt – Warsaw   


  RBM website image:   The Miriam Lieberman Trio;  (l-r) Kate Adams (cello),   Miriam Lieberman (kora), Lara Goodridge (violin) 

The Australian Red Cross – Blackheath Branch needs you!

ARC_100Years-logoThe Blackheath Branch of the Australian Red Cross has provided care and service to many vulnerable people over the past 100 years. In order to continue this work, the branch would welcome new members.

Meetings are held at the Lodge, Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, Bacchante St Blackheath at 2:00pm on the second Wednesday of each month. For more information contact Mary on 4787 1972 or Gail on 4787 6461.

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.