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 7:30p.m.to 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.

2015 ANZAC Day Broadcast

Friday 17th April 2015

94.1FM 3WBC will be broadcasting the ANZAC Day Dawn Service between 5.30am and 7am (25th April) from the Shrine in the Box Hill Gardens.

This year, Keith Dunn, war historian and former 3WBC presenter will be joining Peter Cassidy for the special Centenary Year broadcast.

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.