Friday, 19 March 2010


A Mayday call
by Peter Dowden and Nathan Parker

Blueskin Bay FM, still in test mode during March, continues to beam
live across the bay with pupils creating some interesting shows,
interviewing guests and reporting weather and news.
We will officially launch our station on May Day, Saturday 1 May 2010
at 7pm, and everyone is invited to our pot-luck celebration! Come and
dance around our may pole (our 15-metre high antenna) at our studio at
Warrington School.
"Mayday!" (or "m'aidez!") is also the international word for "Help!"
and it is our call for more helpers. Our station is ready for more
volunteer announcers, news readers, reporters, weather forecasters,
horoscope writers, DJs and talkback hosts.
A particular aim of our station is to have a daily breakfast show,
from 7am to 9am. This is the most popular time for New Zealanders to
listen to their radios, so we want to be there on the airwaves. If you
get up early and find you have nothing to do, this could be for you -
day or just once a week.
Many of Warrington's and Waitati's primary school children are heavily
involved in our station, but we also welcome older secondary school
students and young adults.
Another way to help is to become a Friend of Blueskin Bay FM: this
costs just $10 a year.
We would really like to have a studio telephone, but a landline is
quite expensive to install and run. Do you have an old '021'-type
mobile phone that you could donate? If you do, or to make any other
offer of help, please email our station: or
call Warrington School: 482 2605.

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