Whitehorse Spring Festival 2014 Broadcast

Thursday 9th October 2014

On Sunday, October 19th, 2014, 3WBC conducted a broadcast from the ‘Whitehorse Spring Festival’ between 12noon and 4pm. During the broadcast, station volunteers interviewed representatives from local organisations including the ‘Life Activities Club’ and ‘Scouts Victoria’. There were also giveaways, prizes, station history leaflets, stickers, cups and pens available on the day.

It was a successful broadcast with plenty of festival- goers stopping by the broadcast site in the main building. The ‘Whitehorse Spring Festival’ is held every year at the Whitehorse Civic Centre and surrounding lawns in Nunawading. This year’s Festival celebrated the 20th anniversary of the formation of the ’City of Whitehorse’ and it is estimated that more than 20,000 people were in attendance.

Congratulations to everyone involved in the Festival and in 3WBC’s broadcast during this special day.

Messin’ ‘Round At The HALC

Thursday 29th May 2014

On Thursday, May 29th, 2014, Iain Messer presented his programmes, ‘Your Country’ and ‘Messeround’ from the Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre.

During the first hour, Iain spoke about the Centre, which recently underwent a $27m refurbishment by the Boroondara Council, and the public opening of the HALC on Saturday, 31st May. The programme, ‘Your Country’ is all about travel – Iain has a lot of knowledge about the subject as he has travelled to many countries around the world. He is also joined by representatives of the ‘East Burwood Travel’ agency. As well as discussion about travel, Iain plays country music throughout the programme.

For the second and third hours of the broadcast, Iain presented ‘Messeround’ on which he spoke to the Mayor of Boroondara, Cr. Coral Ross; Elizabeth Ewers from the Hawthorn Historical Society; HALC Manager, Daniel Kerr; the President of the ‘Waverley Benevolent Society’, Pat Green; and Rachel Dohnt from the HALC.

ANZAC Day Broadcast 2014

Thursday 1st May 2014

3WBC’s broadcast of the ‘Anzac Day Dawn Stand To’ was hosted by Peter Cassidy from the Box Hill RSL. Prior to the ceremony, a narration by former 3WBC presenter, Keith Dunn, regarding the landing of the ANZACS at Gallipoli on April 25th, 1915, was played.

The ceremony began at 5.45am with the arrival of the Catafalque Party formed, this year, by members of the 305 Army Cadet Unit. Box Hill RSL President, Tony Bowden welcomed everyone and spoke about the local citizens who went to Gallipoli and the many who never returned. Chaplain Barry Sutton, recited the ‘Lord’s Prayer’.

This was followed by the laying of wreaths by Tony Bowden and ‘City of Whitehorse’ Mayor Cr. Sharon Ellis; the Federal Member for Chisholm, Anna Burke and the State Member for Box Hill, Robert Clark; representatives of World War 2, Malaya, Borneo, Korea and Vietnam veterans; the TPI Association; Squadrons; the ‘National Servicemen’s Association, Upton House, The Box Hill RSL Women’s Auxiliary; the Box Hill Legacy Ladies; the Balwyn War Widows; Cub, Scout and Guide groups and schools. Visitors were also invited to lay wreaths.

Box Hill RSL Vice President,Trevor Symes recited ‘The ANZAC Memorial’ then the names of Box Hill RSL members who have passed away during the last twelve months were read by Box Hill RSL Member, Charles Cook.

‘The ANZAC Ode’ was recited followed by the playing of ‘The Last Post’ by Bugler, Bradley Todd and the singing of ‘Advance Australia Fair’.

Following the ceremony, Peter Cassidy interviewed Squadron Leader Adam Lawson, who has recently returned from duty in Afghanistan.