Local radio station 2DRY FM which broadcasts on 107.7 has set a goal to raise $20,000 to boost the station’s coverage through their first ever fundraising campaign.
A month-long marathon of live events, known as their inaugural Radiothon, aims to, “target all the festival goers in town for the Mundi Mundi Bash and Broken Heel Festival,” station manager Megan Williams told the Truth.
The local AFL finals, the Outback Spiritual Festival, and other local and regional events, will also be targets for the Radiothon.
“I couldn’t be more proud of all the wonderful activities 2DRY FM has done in the past 18 months,” says Megan, “and there are the growing volunteer numbers and diversity in programming which are a credit to all our hard work.
“We launched with a broadcast at the Racecourse on Monday night. We raised $860 on that first day, which is a great start, but we’ve got a long way to go,” said Megan.
“We’ll be at the Bash Fringe Markets on Sunday, with many more events planned over the next month.”
In the last 18 months, 2DRY has been busy delivering many projects, including special broadcasting for International Women’s Day, International Day of Disability, school holiday programs and extending their range to Menindee, all the while staying on air and supporting the volunteers.
They have increased their local events coverage with an impressive 21 live outside broadcasts, live commentary from the Jube, new and engaging programs like Water Watch, The Youth Times, Lunch with Lachie, Have a Crack, Washed Away, and they’ve got more planned.
Of course, all of that costs money and like many other local organisations, 2DRY are feeling the pinch of rising cost-of-living. “Every dollar counts to help us reach our target,” says Megan who confirms the 2023/2024 memberships are in their grace period, and so those wishing to renew their membership are urged to head to www.2dryfm.com/get-involved/membership
To get involved, to donate, or for more information relating to the Radiothon, visit https://chuffed.org/project/2dryradiothon The link also shows the current balance of donations.