Welcome to Radio Blue Mountains
Radio Blue Mountains 89.1 is a not-for-profit, all volunteer community radio station serving the Blue Mountains since 1993. The station broadcasts 24 hours a day from its studio in Katoomba, to a potential audience of some 75,000 people across the Blue Mountains and to a much wider national and international audience through internet streaming.
Radio Blue Mountains is a member of the CBAA Community Radio Network, a national network that provides a wide range of programming when local presenters are unavailable. The station is funded through listener support, grants and limited commercial sponsorship and is run on behalf of the members by a dedicated management committee.
Upcoming Special Interviews on RBM
Lock these RBM interviews in as Marlene Churn previews Palliative Care Week in May, and World Elder Abuse Awareness in June.
National Palliative Care Week runs, 21 May to 27 May 2023 and aims to put ‘Matters of Life and Death’ front and centre in Australia’s consciousness.
Radio Interview: On RBM on Thursday May 25th from 9-10am, RBM’s Marlene Churn will be interviewing a representative from the documentary Live the Life You Pleasebeing released across Australia and which is screening at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre on Sunday 28th May. While this is a free event, tickets should be pre-booked at Eventbrite.
Full screening details here at the BMCC Cultural Centre website.
Live the life you please – film screening
Sunday 28 May, 2pm – 4pm, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
Reservations through Eventbrite
The film Live the life you please is all about quality of life, it will change the way you think about palliative care.
Live the life you please is an impact film campaign that will change the way you think about palliative care. Told by medical professionals, patients and their families, it is an intimate portrait of the end-of-life experience and makes profound observations about life, death and what happens in between.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day events run in June each year.
Radio Interview: On RBM on Thursday June 8th from 9-10am, RBM’s Marlene Churn will be interviewing NSW Ageing and Disability Commissioner Robert Fitzgerald regards the elder abuse which is the mistreatment of an older person that is committed by someone with whom the older person has a relationship of trust such as a partner, family member, friend or carer. More information here
We are very proud of our first Outside Broadcast for a while at Anglicare’s Mobile Pantry Van and Community Hub on the
26th May 2023.
Robyn ‘Catcy’ Catchlove presented and Interviewed some of the loveliest and most beautiful people in the mountains who regularly give their time and support to those in need twice a month at the service held at the Holy Trinity Church in Wentworth Falls.
She was assisted with presentation and technical support from Brad ‘The Professor’ Diedrich and son Lyle.
The day was organised and managed by Warring Neilsen of Anglicare.
Drive : Mondays from April 24th
RBM is excited to announce that Lucas Koellen will be presenting a Drive Show every Monday afternoon from April 24th. An addition to our schedule that see’s an hour filled, where we would normally have to go over to the Community Radio Network.
Lucas has stepped in and presented many shows in the past when other presenters have been unavailable, so he will be a familiar voice to many of our regular listeners. He will be playing some music and keeping Blue Mountains residents up to date on any weather changes, train and traffic delays.
Two New Monday Shows on RBM
There’s a couple of new shows on RBM since Monday March 27th, with Ilana d presenting “Matters of the Heart” and Peter Walker presenting “Afternoon Classics”. More here
Meet the RBM Crew!
There are so many interesting people involved at Radio Blue Mountains both behind the mic and behind the scenes, that we thought we’d share their stories here on the RBM website.
Brad Spillane (left) is the presenter of the Men’s Mental Health Show.
RBM 2022 AGM
Sunday 29th Jan
Sunday the 29th Jan Radio Blue Mountains held its AGM for 2o22 at the luxurious and elegant Palais Royale Boutique Hotel in Katoomba which was a productive meeting of an encouraging and celebratory affair due to the great turnout and good nature of the affair.
First was an informative report by the past management committee as to the successes of 2022, followed by the election of a new committee line up.
Re-elected were Ron Green (president), Andrew Dinsdale -Scanlon (Vice-President), Patrick Leonard (IT Manager), Ian Maynard (Sponsorship), Paul Young. and newly elected were Lucas Koellen(Treasurer), Robyn Catchlove (Secretary), Susanne Rix, and John O’Reilly..
Geoff Munford received a Lifetime Membership Award for services to the station and Patrick Leonard received The Roland Cameron Volunteer of the Year Award from Roland’s son Michael.
The afternoon progressed into much needed socialising thanks to food and drinks provided by the Palais Royale. Special thanks to Eric Lewanavanua (Sales and Marketing Manager) and his wonderful staff for the venue.