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, First Nations, 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 since 2012, beginning in the office and preparing logs, before becoming a Presenter and learning to do production work.
Governance and driving a strategy to retain the Mt Clarence mast and transmission leases for the benefit and future of ACR is Julie’s focus.
Her passion is to ensure Great Southern FM 100.9FM is an important and relevant part of the Great Southern community.
Grant has been a community radio listener and supporter for many years, and after moving to Albany from Perth in early 2021 he wanted to do something to support community radio in the region. He started volunteering with Great Southern FM in July 2022, first as a producer and then as a presenter. As a retired Software Engineer and manager, Grant was also able to lend a hand helping with the IT work and some of the admin work involved in running GSFM. He was invited to join the Board as an Ordinary Member in October 2022, and was elected Vice Chair in December 2022.
Grant believes strongly in the value of community radio, and he is keen to see GSFM grow to become a vital and engaged part of the community. He is also an avid believer in the motto “Work smarter, not harder”, and he wants to deploy technological solutions to help everyone who works so hard to run the station.
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.
I retired at the beginning of 2021 after a 44 year career in education- 22 years in the classroom and 22 years as Deputy Principal. Since retiring, I’ve established a tutoring business, working with great kids and their families. It’s been so rewarding to be back doing what I love- teaching and supporting kids to be their best socially, emotionally and academically.
My tutoring load is full and, since retiring, I’ve been looking into volunteering opportunities. Nothing hit the mark until I saw a post that Great Southern FM was looking for people to help in the office and reception. I’ve always loved music (I was a mixer for a band in another life!) and enjoy being part of a busy office environment.
After a meeting with Vickie, I dived in head-first and absolutely love being part of the Great Southern FM family, everyone has been so welcoming. As well as reception tasks, I’m helping George catalogue the CD Library, a huge job, and I've started to share some of Vickie’s load, such as rosters. After only being here such a short time, I was pleased to become a board member at the AGM and am looking forward to contributing what I can to this terrific organization