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This week is National Volunteer Week 2020 and RTRFM want to take a brief moment to thank all the volunteers that make RTRFM work.
Lets firstly look at the sheer numbers of them:
Broadcasters – 356
Office Volunteers – 15 per week
Assistant Producers – 15 per week
Music Department – 8 per week
Radiothon Volunteers – 120
Trades people / helpers when needed – 50 a year
Bands for our events – 300 plus
DJs for our events – 50 plus
Pro-Bono help from external folks – countless
If we were to tally it up we suspect close to 2000 people per year on average help in some form to keep RTRFM alive and kicking. From those who come to the office every week to the bands who volunteer their time for our gigs. We’ve been around for 43 years… you do the sums on how many people have passed through our doors.
It truly is staggering the passion, commitment and support a small station in Mt Lawley receives from people who love and cherish everything it does. We could not do it without them and we thank them for it every day
All this week we will be celebrating volunteers around the country who keep us going, particularly when things get tough as they are now. Our presenters and volunteers did not waiver, they asked what they could do to keep the radio alive and they did it.
We would love for you to support them back by donating to Radio Love Month: Here In Isolation and help keep independent radio alive.
You can donate here today
Get Your Limited Run Retro RTRFM T-Shirt!
Featuring the RTRFM Logo from the mid to late 1990’s, these are super limited edition from our mates Hammer Ink Merchandise.
Grab one on pre-order throughout May and we will hand deliver them to you, contact free in early June.
No better way to show your support for RTRFM during Radio Love month then with a killer new t-shirt for when you can leave the house.
And while you are grabbing something, throw in a donation for our Radio Love Month: Here in Isolation drive.
*note, outside outside of the metro Perth area will be sent via mail.
While SOTAFest can’t take place this year, Celebrate WA present an exciting online event to propel the WA music scene – SOTAstream!
This WA Day, Monday June 1, tune in to RTRFM from 2 til 8 pm to catch SOTAstream live from Freo Social
Featuring Abbe May, Carla Geneve, Drapht, Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse, Methyl Ethel, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets & San Cisco
SOTAStream is Supported by BHP, The Government of Western Australia, and Lotterywest, proudly presented as part of WA Day & co-presented by WAM.
WIN AN RTRFM LOCAL FEATURE ALBUM
Self Titled, Leaving
This week’s local feature album is the self-titled ‘Leaving’.
Recorded between 2013 and 2017, ‘Leaving’ is the self-titled debut of Rupert Thomas. A stalwart of Perth’s experimental music scene, one half of the band Erasers and the Pouring Dream record label, Thomas presents a distinctive West Coast dreamscape on the LP, diving headfirst into an ocean of deep drones and gutsy ambience.
Arpeggiated melodies buzz and weave in out of each other, creating seemingly endless layers of sonics that are just as easy as to get lost in as they are to comfortably skim across.
These spacious sounds are punctuated by percussive details and otherworldly echoes; reminiscent of the uniquely open metropolitan environment that can be found in Perth and vast natural landscape that can be found beyond. Written and recorded locally on Noongar boodja (country), ‘Leaving’ is released by local Good Company Records and has a special connection its country; stirring up a comforting, timeless and meditative sonic image that is unlikely to be found elsewhere.
To win, simply email RTRFM with your choice of feature album, your name, phone number and subscriber number.
Listen to this week’s Features and Sound Selection in full at rtrfm.com.au