Watts Up Crowdfunding Campaign


wattsup “Community Broadcasting provides a service which no other broadcaster can or will provide. It responds to the needs of the community and affirms and promotes the right to communication.”

                                                                                                   Gayle Cue, Founding Member of Bay FM

In order for the station to go on for another 25 years, Bay FM must raise $25,000 to purchase new equipment for the transmitter site at St Helena.

During the month of April, the community can buy “Buy a Watt” from as little as $5. The community can buy as many Watts as they wish to help Bay FM reach its goal of 5,000 Watts. So, if 1000 locals ‘purchase’ a donation of 5 watts each (that’s only $25), Bay FM would quickly reach its target.

The community can “Buy a Watt” at bayfm.org, call the Station (02) 6680 7999 or visit the Station upstairs in the Byron Community Centre. All donations are tax deductible.

Supporters of Bay FM can keep up to date with how many Watt’s the community buys and check out or post classic photos of Byron Bay and Bay FM 25 years ago at Bay FM’s Facebook page. Click button to donate.


Bluesfest Live in Byron Bay

28/03/2015 bluesfest The 26th Annual Bluesfest is just around the corner.
Join Bay FM for 16 hours of live broadcasts over four days from the multi-award-winning Byron Bay Bluesfest. With plenty of live international and Australian artist interviews and crosses to performances on all of the main stages. These special broadcasts will be brought to you by a national team of Community radio presenters and producers that includes Les Taylor aka ‘The Honeydripper’ (Cruisin’ For A Bluesin’), Sista Mary (Mystery Train), Paul Martin (Crossroads), Anthony & Ken (Blues On The Bay) and Executive Producer William Martin assisted by Deb Sharp and the Bay FM technical team – including Last Hippie,Surfer Danny, Rich from Audio Chocolate, Jill and Ash Girl.

The Bay FM team is joined by Mark Ward (2SER’s Sideways Through Sound), Nik Tripp (Triple R), Michelle Smith (Radio Adelaide’s Rhythm Stick), Stani Goma (PBS’s Flight 1067 To Africa), Seth Jordan (CRN/CBAA/ ex-The Tiki Lounge).

With yet another incredible line-up of crucial blues/roots performers at this year’s event – check it out here and including Ben Harper. Stations across the country will be joining in to these special Easter broadcasts to experience some great festival music and talk over the long holiday weekend.

Tickets to Bluesfest are still available at www.bluesfest.com.au