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Bay FM volunteers Rudiger Wasser and Nicky Fisher at the St Helena transmitter. Photo Sharon Shostak
Bay FM volunteers Rudiger Wasser and Nicky Fisher at the St Helena transmitter. Photo Sharon Shostak

Byron Bay’s community radio station Bay FM ended its fundraising campaign on Friday (April 17) having raised a remarkable $23,000 towards the purchase of much needed new transmission equipment for the St Helena Tower.

While still $2,000 shy of the cash needed to completely replace the existing ageing equipment, organisers are confident that late donations floating in this week will see it achieved.

A delighted Bay FM facilities manager Rudiger Wasser announced, ‘the Watts will hug the mountains and come down into the valleys to bring crystal clear entertainment to our listeners. You’ve reached us, now we’ll reach you.’

Project Manager, Nicky Fisher praised the community who ‘once again donated with their heart for the love of their radio station.’

Nicky added that during the campaign, ‘many listeners were happy to contribute to Watts Up! with the knowledge that there will be an improvement in the quality of the reception, when Bay FM broadcasts again at three kilowatts.’

The Watts Up! Campaign was part of Bay FM’s recent 25th birthday celebrations.

Watch Sharon Shostak’s video of the Bay FM 25th anniversary.


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