Local radio stations turns 1
PHOENIX Radio celebrated its first birthday last week after a year of growing from strength to strength at the University of Southern Queensland.
The station was launched on February 27 last year with students presenting and producing more than eight programs in partnership with the Greater Springfield community.
USQ Bachelor of Applied Media lecturer Ashley Jones said while the primary role of the radio station had always been to support the teaching and learning being undertaken at the Springfield campus, it was also designed to reach further into the Ipswich community.
“The radio station has been embraced by Ipswich residents and has become a vital thread in the fabric of the community,” Mr Jones said.
“We have received overwhelming support from local residents and business.
“The response from the community has been really great, even before the station was launched people were contacting me with program ideas and offers of assistance.”
Mr Jones said the station would continue to work with the local community to produce shows of interest and assistance to people living in the Greater Springfield and Ipswich area.
“We are always open to hearing from people in the community who have ideas for shows,” he said.
Phoenix Radio now hosts several community centred programs including:
- The Morning Show 10am to 11am weekdays
- Lunch Box midday to 1pm weekdays
- Ipswich Connections 2pm to 3pm Friday
- All Things Sport 1pm to 2pm Wednesday
- RON 9pm to 10pm Thursday
- Phoenixes Phinest Phifteen 6pm to 7.30pm Friday
- Wired 11am to 12pm 1st Wednesday of month