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Guy Ashford
26 November 2010 - 5:30am
Worked with "PJ" at 2MC Port Macquarie i am sad and shocked to hear of his passing.Life really is too short, Pete was one of the industries nice guys. Vale Pete Jackson
Matt Lygoe
25 November 2010 - 5:30am
a great result for a great station i98 is Wollongong's number one
Bilko
18 November 2010 - 5:30am
Paul you would have to be one of the best new talk talents coming through
You're now giving me hope to give it a go !
Paul Murray joins 2UE. Replacing Steve Liebmann?
Anom
14 November 2010 - 5:30am
39 stations ran like crap, Super they are not My network’s bigger than yours: Caralis tells Hadley
Jason Shaw
30 October 2010 - 5:30am
Hi I do basic technical work at our community radio station but would like to learn more but didn't get year 10 pass back in my school days 1985. Very interested to learning more New TAFE course tackles radio technologist shortage
person
28 October 2010 - 5:30am
woopty doo Guinness world record holders Jonesy & Amanda swim with sharks
person
28 October 2010 - 5:30am
i think they're making it up - there's only a missing 15% - maths fail. 4.4 million people listen to community radio
Editor
28 October 2010 - 5:30am
Tributes that came in to our Tiwtter and Facebook sites include the following:


David wrote:
"having met these two special people on many occasions you came away with a feeling they lived each and every day for each other. Gone but not forgotten - true legends and country music pioneers in Australia."

Felix wrote:
"vale Dot.I lived near them for some years.What a wonderful and kind couple.The legend of Smoky dies with her"

Pete wrote:
"I'm saddened to hear of Dot's passing, i too crossed paths with Dot and Smokey on numerous occasions and i'm with David, they are country music legends!"

Jason Ford wrote:
"End of an era. Old cliche but behind every man is a great woman. She was that!. It's because of Dot we have Carols by Candlelight. Greatest highlight of my life working with Smoky and Dot and sitting in the Dawson Chair at their home in Lane Cove with Dot serving up some ginger wine"

Ross Wilson wrote:
"Wonder whether Normie Rowe remembers Jamming At a Tamworth Motel with Smokey impromptu a highlight of my radio career as we were broadcasting feom the festival and replayed some of it on air Smokey and Dot hold great memories for a lot of people including me"
Vale Dot Dawson
Simon Owens
28 October 2010 - 5:30am
Dot Dawson was also an assistant to radio great NORMAN BANKS in the 1930's when he was on 3KZ.
It was in fact Dot who coined the phrase CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT when Norman compered it for the first time in 1938.
(Source - Interview with Smokey & Dot with Bruce Mansfield and Philip Brady on 3AW)
Vale Dot Dawson
Philip Smith
21 October 2010 - 5:30am
I support Christian Radio. Sonshine FM is an excellent example of what a Christian community radio station in a capital city should sound like as far as on-air professionalism and presence is concerned. However, there is certainly room for improvement. ACMA's investigation into corporate governance issues should ring alarms bells for all Christian format stations, since in my experience, they are all weak in encouraging community participation in management and programming aspects of station operation. Very few Christian radio stations operate as 'access' radio for Christians in general. They tend to be run by professional and often highly paid elites, who gather ideological fellow travellers around them. This results in a bias toward a certain brand of evangelicalism, especially when it comes to spoken programming, and Christians with a slightly different view on matters of social engagement and theology are seldom given a voice. If ACMA's verdict on 6SON has a ripple effect across Christian stations in Australia, then we might see more variety in programming, especially spoken programs, as well as increased participation by members of the wider Christian community, which would be a good thing in my view.We could see a better selection of different expressions of Christian music as well, and a move away from a top-40 Adult contemporary format style, leading to MORE Christian songs being played. It will be a less 'safe' programming direction to take, but it may prove better in the long run. Lack of community participation on Sonshine FM Perth

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