Coast FM celebrated WA Day with a special day for one of the Peel Region residents, nominated by listeners as a local legend
The deserving resident was to be someone who is a ‘Local Legend’ that had gone above and beyond during the health crisis.
Megan Reynolds (pictured) the manager of the Food Bank Peel was the winner.
Demand for Food Bank services had surged recently, but with their volunteer base not permitted to leave home as many are over 70, Megan stepped up and worked 14 hour days distributing emergency relief at Food Bank, then continued to work at home, sourcing more food from retailers.
The prize, an exclusive WA Day V-I-P Concert for Megan and 10 friends, complete with a 4 course meal and drinks at a top mystery location, until the video stream and simulcast started, when it was revealed to be at The Red Manna Waterfront Restaurant featuring local musicians.
Streamed via the City of Mandurah and Coast Live Facebook pages, plus simulcast on-air on Coast FM, the concert was hosted by one half of Coast FM’s Breakfast show Darren de Mello and featured talented local musicians James Walker, John Reed, and Chris Matthews.
Content Manager at Coast FM, John De Bellis, said, “It’s great to be supporting local musicians, as we restart our beautiful city.
“It was the perfect way to celebrate W.A. Day with a Local Legend, her friends and our listeners”
Watching live online were thousands of people from around the Peel Region and the world including Scotland, and the Netherlands.
Manager Corporate Communications for the City of Mandurah, Jane Pole-Bell said, “We had great reach 18K + and such positive feedback on the stream”… And a big thankyou to Coast FM for “turning (around) the promotion so quickly and on the air… and for hosting on Monday.”