100.9FM is your local community radio station in the Great Southern.
We are a non-profit member-based station, run by volunteers who provide national news, local weather details, community information, and entertainment to our listening audience.
We promote and support Australian artists both established and emerging. We also support local, not-for-profit organisations and community groups by promoting their events and services on air.
We broadcast 24 hours a day, live from 6am to late, seven days a week with the majority of 100.9FM’s programs being locally produced and presented.
When tuning into Great Southern FM you’ll hear a mix of contemporary, jazz, blues, country, classical, gospel, indigenous, classic rock, and easy listening music, and in response to our listeners our music spans from the 1940s to today.
Our music reflects our diverse community.
Being authentic and inclusive to provide quality entertainment, information and a voice for our community.
Respect at all times for Volunteers, Members, Clients and Visitors
Openness, Accountability and Integrity
Julie Bright has been chair of the Board of Albany Community Radio Inc (ACR) since 21 December 2020. Julie has volunteered at ACR for seven years since 2012, beginning in the office and preparing logs, before becoming a Presenter and learning to do production work. Julie is proud to have brought back ‘Reading Between The Lines’ in October 2020 to meet the information needs of people with a vision impairment.
Governance and driving a strategy to retain the Mt Clarence mast and transmission leases for the benefit and future of ACR has been Julie’s focus. Her passion is to consolidate Great Southern FM 100.9FM as an important and relevant part of the Great Southern community.
Steve (Hutch) Hutchings was appointed Treasurer on the Board of Albany Community Radio Inc (ACR) in February 2021.
Hutch has been a volunteer at ACR since 2008, as a Presenter. He currently presents a music show on Wednesdays (“Mystery Mix”) and on Saturday afternoons (“Saturday Sports Snippets”).
Hutch has trained a number of radio announcers and trained volunteers to produce show promos, sponsorship announcements etc
Hutch has an accounting background and after a quick stint in the Vice Chair position has found his niche in the Treasurer’s role.
I have been involved in the many facets of administration in both state and local government operations throughout my working life.
Since retiring, I felt the need to give back to our community, and so offered to assist GSFM wherever possible.
While enjoying the music and other programs broadcast, I believe my skills are more suited to the administration area, hence my focus has been assisting in the behind the scenes. The efforts involved in producing and announcing on-air, and the technical support required is amazing - I admire and respect those individuals with such talents.
If there is a need, I am willing to help – just like the rest of the Board and Reception team.
Leslea started volunteering at the Station in June 2017 doing a Thursday morning reception shift, looking after the front counter, phones, emails, typing up Community Service Announcements and helping where needed. Nearly 5 years later she is still doing her Thursday morning shift but is also now on Committee, helping with the Air Waves Newsletter as well as helping with the Reading Between the Lines both as a reader and Roster Co-Ordinator.
Leslea loves listening to music, always has a novel on the go and likes to bake goodies. She also volunteers at the Anglican Soup Kitchen as a cook as well as running a local Book Club.
When asked why she volunteers at the Station she replied, “ It’s great to work together with a like minded team, because we all love music and want to help our community it makes for a happy work place.
Great Southern FM is like the Town Crier for Albany and we all take that responsibility seriously.
Leslea plans on being a helper for many years to come.
Volunteering is one of the most challenging and rewarding opportunities you will ever encounter.
It gives you the chance to bring a change in the people around you, and in the process, it also changes you.
I have been volunteering for approximately 20 years commencing as a docent at Perth Zoo and then volunteering in schools, hospitals and op shops.
And here I am today, volunteering to assist GSFM to become a well-loved, community centred radio station. Well really, nothing much has changed.
It’s still the people that make life interesting, you form a strong bond with those around you and discover that the most notable advantage of volunteering is the effect you leave on the community as a whole.