Congratulations Max Chadwick

Monday 5th September 2016

Max Chadwick, presenter and member of the Technical sub-committee, was awarded life membership at the 3WBC annual general meeting held on the 31st of August.

Due to personal reasons Max was unable to attend the meeting, however the award was accepted on his behalf by daughter Catherine (herself awarded life membership in 2015).

The Committee of Management and members congratulate Max on this well-deserved achievement.

Meet Ken Lyons

Tuesday 2nd August 2016

On Tuesday 26th July the Meet Ken Lyons event took place at Goodwin Close Retirement Village in Blackburn South.

During the afternoon, Ken, who was introduced by Goodwin Close Manager, Rob Taylor, spoke of his early days with radio stations 3DB and 3AK, the connections he made with many well-remembered radio personalities of a past era, followed by 25 years with community radio stations Yarra FM and 3WBC.

He outlined the history of community radio and how important it has become for the community at large. He spoke of the great variety of programs including the many ethnic programs heard on 3WBC.

Ken was then joined by 3WBC personalities Babs Wheelton, Michelle Saccardo and Sherrin McWilliam. Ken and Babs performed a short play reading to demonstrate how radio plays were done, followed by Ken and Michelle with a song and reading. All were very well received by an appreciative audience.

This was followed by an excellent afternoon tea provided by the management of Goodwin Close giving Ken, Babs, Michelle and Sherrin an opportunity to mix and chat with the audience.

Ken presents Here’s Health every Monday from 1pm and is joined by Babs every Thursday from 1pm for Anything Goes. Michelle presents Afternoon Delight every Tuesday from 12pm, and Sherrin presents Modern Vintage every Thursday from 10am.

Notice Of Annual General Meeting

Monday 1st August 2016

Whitehorse Boroondara FM Community Radio Incorporated hereby gives notice of its Annual General Meeting to be held in the Boyland Room, 1st Floor, Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill, 3127 on Wednesday August 31st 2016 commencing at 7pm.

All members and the general public are invited to the meeting.

Nominations For Committee of Management

Nominations are now open for 7 positions on the Committee of Management.

Nominations must be received by the Secretary no later than 5pm on Friday 26th August 2016. Only eligible members are entitled to nominate. Nomination forms are available from the Secretary.

Notice Of Special General Meeting

Friday 27th May 2016

Whitehorse Boroondara FM Community Radio Incorporated hereby gives notice of a Special General Meeting to be held in the Boyland Room, 1st Floor, Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill, 3127 on Tuesday June 21st 2016 at 7pm .

All 3WBC members are invited to the meeting at which the Committee of Management will put several motions to the membership, including our new Policies and Procedures statement.

In addition to the above, the committee will review current operational matters, provide an overview of our on-going commitment to station development and outline further
initiatives soon to be introduced. A presenter’s meeting will be incorporated into the SGM.

These issues do concern all members, and will impact the way programs are prepared and presented. A full attendance is therefore in the best interests of all.

Members are encouraged to notify the station manager of their intention to attend no later than Friday 17th June 2016.

Welcome To The New 3WBC Website!

Monday 18th April 2016

You may notice the 3WBC website has changed! We’ve overhauled the entire site with a new CMS (content management system), a fresh look, new features, great dynamic content and more.

The site is responsive, meaning it will automatically adjust for visitors using a small-screen device such as a mobile phone. This makes browsing and navigating the site a painless task.

Over the coming weeks we’ll be adding even more for you to explore, so don’t forget to check back.

Although we’ve undertaken rigorous testing prior to launch, there may be some wrinkles to iron out – if you do run into any issues, or just have some general feedback to provide, please let us know.

Kew Festival 2016

Friday 1st April 2016

3WBC participated in ‘Kewmunity Day’ at the 2016 Kew Festival (KEWfest 16) on Saturday March 19th at Victoria Park, Kew.

A marquee was erected and we were very grateful to the organisers for permitting us to park our cars next to the marquee. This enabled us to easily set up the equipment, Raffle prizes, Showbags and T-shirts that were going to be on display.

During the day, 3WBC programs were streamed via a P.A. system including Peter Cassidy’s Saturday Afternoon Program between 12noon and 3pm. Thank you to Peter for his preparation and the program that was presented on the day.

3WBC greatly appreciated the services of Ken Lyons, Michelle Saccardo and Sherrin McWilliam; also,
many thanks go to Max Chadwick, who set up the streaming and P.A. equipment. Sincere thanks also to KEWfest 2016 President, Debbie McColl-Davis and Administrator, Helen Sorensen, for their valuable assistance.

Kew Festival

Congratulations Eugene O’Rourke

Monday 1st February 2016

Eugene O’Rourke, the co-presenter of Roundabout was recently awarded the Medal of the Order Of Australia (OAM) in the Australia Day Honours for his services to the community, particularly through multicultural media.

The management and members of 3WBC congratulate Eugene on his achievement.

2015 3WBC Christmas Party

Monday 14th December 2015

3WBC’s Christmas Party was held at the Box Hill Town Hall on Sunday, 13th December. Master of Ceremonies for the afternoon was 3WBC President, David Panther. The party was officially launched by the Mayor of the City of Whitehorse, Cr. Philip Daw.

A 3WBC Floorshow included entertainment by singer/guitarist, Amber Maree, who was introduced by Miani Rose from Music Matters; Paul Hooper and daughter Gemma performed a song by Hootie and the Blowfish; Babs Wheelton and Ken Lyons brought back memories of radio plays with their rendition of a segment from Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit; Sherrin McWilliam danced to Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal; Michelle Saccardo sang an aria from Carmen and Loris Young performed a song by The Ames Brothers.

Thank you to David, his wife Josie and everyone else who was involved in arranging and participating in this wonderful event for the station.

Notice Of Annual General Meeting

Saturday 1st August 2015

The Annual General Meeting of 3WBC Whitehorse-Boroondara FM Community Radio Incorporated will be held in the Boyland Room at “The Hub” which is located in The Box Hill Town Hall 1022, Whitehorse Road, Box Hill, 3127 on Wednesday 26 August 2015 commencing at 7:45P.M. Entrance via the Customer Service Entrance.

Nomination Forms for committee positions are available from the secretary, or may be downloaded from the website, and must be completed in full and returned to the secretary by 5:00p.m. on Friday 21 August 2015. The Annual General Meeting will be preceded by a Special General Meeting commencing at receive proposed amendments to 3WBC’s Constitution. Only matters on the Special General Meeting Agenda will be discussed at this meeting.

Presenters, members and the public are encouraged to attend.

Birthday Celebrations At Unity!

Saturday 6th June 2015

On Saturday, May 9th Reverend Doctor Sylvia Eriksson celebrated her 90th birthday with a gathering of family and friends at Unity of Melbourne (UoM) church in Burwood. The afternoon featured beautiful music from UoM member, Beverley Milne who sang ‘I Walk With God’ and ‘True Love’ and 3WBC presenter, Loris Young performed ‘One Day When We Were Young’, ‘Hymn A’Lamore’ and ‘Speak To Me Of Love’.

Reverend Bill Livingston, presenter of 3WBC’s jazz and spiritual programme; UoM member, Janet Irwin; Sylvia’s
son Lars-Erik, Loris Young and 3WBC’s Catherine Chadwick were among those who paid tribute to Sylvia.

Sylvia, who spoke of her appreciation to her son, her many friends and the church, is a Divine Science Minister, beginning with UoM in 1997.

On 14th February, Sylvia was the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Brooks Divinity School in USA for her 50 years of service to Divine Science and the New Thought Movement. She was also made a Life Member of 3WBC in 2008. It was an honour to be a part of the special celebrations.