Bay FM elected long time presenter and active member Nyck Jeanes as its new president at the AGM on December 6.
Following four years as president Oliver McElligott has stepped down confident that he is handing over a healthy and stable community station that is still winning awards and is highly regarded after 27 years.
‘For a predominantly volunteer organisation BayFM is increasingly able to upgrade and up-skill its capacity in a crowded media market,’ said Oliver.
‘It’s clear to almost everyone now that much of the media is compromised or dominated in one way or the other – by corporate or political power, fake news or the claim of; scandal, exaggeration and fear. It’s never been more important to nurture independent, free-thinking and sometimes edgy media,’ added Nyck.
‘BayFM for all its ups and downs is ours – born from the rich cultural soil of the region and still bearing fruit.
If you haven’t tuned in for awhile, have a listen, get involved, contribute. We are an integral part of ‘holding the line’ against nefarious forces, while offering progressive and innovative solutions from our community and beyond. And we really do offer such a diversity of music, and some true expert broadcasters in their genres – we challenge you to find a radio station anywhere that does it better!’