Have a cuppa with Colleen and her radio guests

TYGA-FM’s Colleen Monk will debut a special segment of her local radio show later today (October 2). Over five Mondays at 1pm, in the “Cuppa with Colleen” segment she will interview seven local residents, with support from the Centacare Evolve Housing “Inspiring Future Leaders” program.

A New Norfolk resident for 12 years, Colleen became a Tyga-FM announcer soon after moving to the town to live nearer her daughter and grandchildren. Her program from 1-4pm on Mondays primarily features music from the 1960s and 70s, while her Tuesday timeslot from 4-6pm has more of a country theme.

For the next five weeks the Monday program will include pre-recorded interviews with a number of local residents at about 1pm. The schedule is as follows:

  • October 2: Phil Pyke, Peter Felmingham and David Gleeson from the Lachlan Fire Brigade
  • October 9: Local writer, crafter, maker and cafe legend Angela Johnson
  • October 16: Disability advocate and fellow Tyga-FM presenter James “Migloo” Graham
  • October 23: Local historian Ruth Binny
  • October 30: Trainer/educator and Lions Club member Marg Cranney.

The interviews were recorded by Colleen in a range of casual locations with the help of sound recordist David Adams and they have been put together for broadcast by producer Bruce Lamb. The project had its origins in Colleen’s participation in the Centacare Evolve Housing “Inspiring Future Leaders” program. She was one of three participants who were awarded grants to bring their projects to life.

Colleen said the inspiration for the project came from listening to people who phoned in to Tyga-FM’s Christmas Day broadcasts. “Someone suggested a ‘human library’ that people will be able to listen to in years to come in the local historical centre,” she said. She appreciated the great help received from Centacare Evolve Housing to make it a reality, as well as support from Tyga-FM vice president Roz Chapman.

Tune in to community radio station Tyga-FM at 98.9 on your radio or online at www.tygafm.org.au/listen-live/

Picture: Presenter Colleen Monk, front, with some of the people involved in her “Cuppa with Colleen” initiative to be heard on Tyga-FM.

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