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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 Zone with Anna – 10.00am

This Saturday Anna will be featuring music from the new Kate Miller-Heidke album on The Saturday Zone from 10am. Also featured will be music from Chinese pop diva Faye Wong, South African singer-songwriter Vusi Mahlasela, British songstress Bats for Lashes and Melbourne band Hiatus Kaiyote among many other international artists.

Tax Help is still available at BANC

Tax Help is a network of community volunteers who help people complete their tax returns during tax time. This is a free and confidential service. Volunteers are fully trained, accredited and supported by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

Tax Help is suitable for people with simple tax affairs who earn around $50,000 a year or less.

To check if you are eligible for Tax Help phone the ATO on 13 28 61

Or call BANC on 4787 7770 to make an appointment NOW!

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

Paul returns from vacation with a personal tribute to Robin Williams, including a section of Williams’ legendary Live On Broadway performance and the moving composition by Cesar Franck, Panis Angelicus, sung by Jessiye Norman.

You’ll also hear a live recording from the Heathens at the Blackheath Choir Festival;  and Paul’s ‘ladies three play’ this week features the great Canadian-Indian ghazals singer, Kiran Ahluwalia, plus Courtney Barnett and the Three Degrees.  There’s music, too, from Dream Academy, Sugarcubes, the Rolling Stones and Martha Reeves (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 Aug 25 2014

David Bowie – Rebel Rebel

Kiran Ahluwalia – Musst Musst

Three Degrees – When Will I See You Again?

Courtney Barnett – Avant Gardener

Rolling Stones – It’s All Over Now

Dream Academy – Life In A Northern Tow

Jessiye Norman – Panis Angelicus

Robin Williams – The Golf Sketch / Panis Angelicus Reprise

Luca Mundaca – Ha Dias

Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames – Yeh Yeh

Bellowhead – New York Gals

Sugarcubes – Cat

Animaux – Alaska      

Centenary Methodist Church Choir of Fiji – Isa Lei

Willie Drennan & Ulster Folk Orchestra – March Beyond The Myth

Heathens – Liyarn Ngarn

Phil Collins – Son Of Man

Martha Reeves – Dixie Highway

Mike Norton – Waiting For The Rain                     

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Ripplin’ Waters

Albion Band with Chris While – Flandyke Shore 

Canned Heat – Amphetamine Annie

Lindsay Buckingham – Trouble

Fiona Apple – Get Him Back

Philip Glass – Powaqqatsi



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’