Radio Margaret River Apps Launched at Community Celebration

Radio Margaret River Apps Launched at Community Celebration

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“It was so nice to see so many people coming to support us and the Margaret River Community Centre.”

Radio Margaret River’s Rise and Recover Event at the Margaret River Community Centre on Saturday was a great success with a warm local crowd gathering to celebrate getting though a tough year. The free all-ages event marked the launch of the new local internet community radio station and 30 years of the Margaret River Community Centre operating at the old hospital on Tunbridge St.

Images courtesy of Angela D’Arcy-Evans.

Station Manager Pip Mattiske says “Our Apple app has just been released, so there were many reasons for us to celebrate. We hope that people will find it easier to listen to us now that they can download the Apple app, Android app, or Simple app. Lots of attendees downloaded the app in minutes by simply searching RMR in the app store or Google Play. The app will be a great boost to listener numbers.”

Pip says “It was so nice to see so many people coming to support us and the Margaret River Community Centre. The MRCC plays such a big role in assisting this community and it was so nice to have all these key community organisations coming together to celebrate their achievements and promote their services.”

Images courtesy of Angela D’Arcy-Evans.

There was a special presentation of Bill Bunbury’s radio documentary “A Place of the Heart” which tells the story of how the old hospital was saved for use by the community. This can now be listened to on the podcast page of the RMR website.

The crowds were entertained by live music from Spiff and Fifi, the Mitch Baker Duo, Mike Goodwin and DjERIK closed the show. Discover Deadly Education Centre and Wildlife Sanctuary were on hand with a couple of popular snakes for petting.

Images courtesy of Angela D’Arcy-Evans.

The fun filled afternoon was made possible by a Regional Arts Resilience grant from Regional Arts W.A supported by the State Governments Royalties for Regions Program as part of the Regional Arts and Cultural Investment Program.

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