A little bit of context
MAINfm is a community radio station located in Castlemaine, Victoria.
The station has over 80 active volunteers who give their time to create and produce content so that the station broadcasts 24 hours a
day, 7 days per week. Volunteers are also active in fundraising for the station, and engaging with the local community at local events and other community opportunities.
The station has a strong commitment to our local listeners, & ensuring our content is relevant for our diverse community.
Special interest shows include topics relating to (but not limited to): gardening, lifestyle,health, indigenous groups, persons with disabilities, local music, classical music, jazz, blues, art, cars, sport, LGBTQI, older people, and contemporary music. The station runs a number of community engagement events each year, including The MAIN
Kick Off, Gin & Sonic DJ events, and an annual radiothon.
But there’s a problem
MAINfm receive no ongoing funding from government or non-governmental organisations. So we need to hustle everyday to make ends meet and cover our day to day costs such as: rent, transmission costs, APRA fees, promotion, and wages.
Here’s what we’re doing about it
MAINfm are putting on the 2nd Annual MAIN Kick Off event! A fun mixed gender and mixed ability footy game.
The MAIN Kick Off was a brilliant idea by one of our amazing volunteers. Last year's event was hugely successful, rasing MAINfm $8000 to cover some of our operational costs for the year.
We hope to raise even more funds this year as we work toward a more secure financial future and the future of community radio in our shire!
Once again the Rockatoos will go head to head against the Radio Galahs. Who will take out the trophy this year?!
With entertainment by:
WORLD TURTLE WORLD
STOP THAT MAMMOTH
LADY FUN TIMES
MOVEMENT ZONE SOUL FUNK CREW
Food stalls & Bar.
$5 entry or free entry if you're a subscriber.
You can join us
We're trying to raise $1000 in the lead up to the event to assist us to cover some of the costs associated with setting up the MAIN Kick-Off. E.g. St Johns Ambulance, Insurance, Venue Hire, and Purchase of Equipment.
And here’s some amazing perks for supporting us that you can’t live without
We have a whole bunch of items for you to purchase to help us raise funds!
Rockatoos Scarf: $20
Radio Galahs Scarf: $20
Rockatoos Beanie: $25
Radio Galahs Beanie: $25
Rockatoos Jumper (adult) $85,
Rockatoos Jumper (kids) $65
Radio Galahs Jumper (adult) $85
Radio Galahs Jumper (kids) $65
***ALL DONATIONS OVER $20 WILL ALSO GO IN THE DRAW TO WIN A SEAT IN THE "CORPORATE BOX" FOR YOU AND 3 FRIENDS! YOU'LL GET A SLAB OF BEER, LUNCH, & A CLASSY HANDMADE CORPORATE CARDBOARD BOX AS YOUR THRONE FOR THE GAME!!***