Ceduna Community Radio looks for more presenters

ON AIR: Yvonne Kloeden gets ready for another broadcast at Ceduna Community Radio.
ON AIR: Yvonne Kloeden gets ready for another broadcast at Ceduna Community Radio.

The Ceduna based community radio station has been enjoying success from its location on Poynton Street but is hoping for more people to come on board to help it grow further.

Ceduna Community Radio 5CCR FM 94.5 has been based at its current location, next to Ceduna Memorial Hall, since late 2016 and was set up thanks to support from Ceduna District Council and the South Australian Community Broadcasting Association.

Station secretary and sponsorship officer Yvonne Kloeden said the station had about 11 presenters at the moment but hoped to get up to about 20 to put the station in a good position.

“We still need more presenters to fill daytime spots, preferably weekday mornings, however if people need to work we are flexible with their hours,” she said.

Mrs Kloeden said the station would train people to present on air and could lead to employment opportunities for young people looking to get into broadcast media.

She said the station allowed local people to present to the local audience and present music they like, such as Brian Pope who presents a jazz show Tuesday nights.

“We’re here to provide an alternative to the ABC and commercial radio,” she said.

“It can lead to a career if you’re a young person.”

Mrs Kloeden said overall the station has grown and improved thanks to generous support and funding.

This includes funding from the Community Broadcasting Foundation to put in a new CD player, mixing desk and uninterrupted power supply as well as smaller grants from the Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation to get new microphones, headphones and a printer.

Mrs Kloeden said the station had more additions and ideas planned for the near future.

“The next project is we’ve got an automation system called OTS Radio for when there are no presenters on air and we’re looking to get that up and running,” she said.

She said the station would like to thank all of its sponsors and supporters for helping it get to where it was today.

“We’ve been able to do all of this thanks to local sponsors and the local council.”

Mrs Kloeden said anyone wanting to become a presenter or a sponsor could contact her on 0428 259 066 or call the station on 8625 2311.