BayFM's Studio 1 Studio 1 goes digital
BayFM Volunteers celebrate the installation of our new digital mixer in Studio 1

Raising $92k is not an easy task for a volunteer run community radio station but we did it!

The result is a stunning new digital mixer with top quality microphones in Studio One.

To mark the occassion, presenters past and present gathered at the station with other essential volunteers to raise a glass, strictly outside the studio!

It was also a great opportunity for some to get a quick training session on the desk before their next live show. And of course, it was great to get together and meet one another face to face, as on-air schedules don’t always collide.

Getting to know the new desk
BayFM’s President Ange Kent shows the desk presenters Rusty and The Ranger (Byron Community Centre’s Louise O’Connell).

We are super stoked with our shiny new digital kit because it will be much more reliable and easier to use and will deliver a greater experience for our listeners. We also hope it will attract some fresh energy to the station so if you’d like to join our BayFM family, get in touch via our awesome volunteers at [email protected]

This upgrade was made possible through the support of the Community Broadcasting Foundation, the Foundation for Regional and Rural Renewal, and of course all our sponsors, donors and subscribers. Thank you for backing BayFM!

We haven’t got all the funds we need to upgrade our second studio yet so if you’d like to help us in our next big digital drive, you can donate here. Every tax deductible donation helps keep local independent media alive and thriving!

Read more about it in The Echo

Volunteer Matt Day
Management Committee member Matt Day (AKA The Ice Cream Kid) celebrates the Studio One upgrade.