Season's greetings from Mountain District Radio
We've had a such an exciting year here at 3MDR. This is a big THANK YOU for all your support. You helped make this happen....
7450 hours of live and local radio produced from our homely little studio in Emerald. Our aim is to provide an independent community voice for the Mountain District area, achieved with interactive local news, culture, entertainment and emergency alerts.
3MDR is proud to announce that the Mountain Of Sound project has just been awarded the Community Broadcasting Association Australia's "Contribution To Australian Music" Award 2013. The project is a real show piece of the talent we have in 3MDR's licence area and has now been recognised by the sector's highest association. It's the people behind the mics, the performers, the members, subscribers, volunteers, sponsors and the listeners coming together to make it all happen at a tiny studio in Emerald, the home of music, community and 3MDR 97.1fm. We look forward to continuing this fantastic project into the future and you can help us by purchasing a copy today and playing it loud and proud. It makes a really good Christmas present too! Get a copy online here
102 in studio live to air music performances, 238 live recordings mixed, mastered and added to the 3MDR media library, live broadcasts from local festivals PLUS 3MDR hosted 5 music events during 2013. Blues, Country, Jazz, Pub Rock and the annual Women in Song at PAVE Festival. 3MDR also produced two live music compilation CD's, A Mountain of Sound 2013 and Women in Song 2012.
728 hours of live ethnic language programming including Romanian, Greek, Italian, Tamil, Croatian, Hindi, Samoan and Sri Lankan. Congratulations to the Sri Lankan Radio Sinhala team on their National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcaster's Council Program of the Year Award, the second year running! Catch the show on Sundays 10am to 12noon 3MDR 97.1fm.
Station volunteers were involved in many training days throughout the year enhancing their skills in interviewing, presenting, editing, media law, sound engineering and eight show presenters gained their Certificate 3 in Media.
Thank you to all good peeps subscribing during the 2013 Radiothon.....If you haven't subscribed it's never too late to support independent community radio....get your warm fuzzy feeling here
May you have a lovely festive season and best wishes for 2014!
From the 3MDR team.