TLCFM the early days
In the mid 80’s a forward thinking group of Lower Clarence volunteers got together to form a community radio station for the area.
A Cooperative was formed and people proposed and set about completing tasks such as technical, building, fund-raising, promotion and admin, which led to the publication of a supportive newspaper "Off The Record", the building of 2 radio studios, the obtaining of grants and other monies and the conducting of test broadcasts for the fledgling station.
Grants were obtained to build the station as a replica of Yamba’s first lighthouse. The location on top of Pilot Hill was granted by the Lands Department, additional grant funds were found with the plan of making it a combined radio station/tourist info centre.
We changed to an Incorporated Association and have a Permanent Community Radio License committed to bringing broadcasting to all sections of the Lower Clarence.
On 07.06.2022 we switched to 93.5FM.
Our previous position on your radio dial was 100.3FM.
A list of volunteers include the following (not an exhaustive list because memory fades). Many local individuals and firms helped out where they could:
Founders and early days
Anne and John Matthei, Fred Carter, Neil Newman, Jack Gimbert, Peter Hyland, Marj Cousens, Ken Larkin, Dave Harrison, Mick and Cheryl Smith.
Karen Flynn, Peter Lanser, Lotte Roelands, Phil Mahon, Gary Brisbane, Dot Burges, Hajar, Peter Finucan, Joy Mathews, Peter Cuming, John Riordan, John Kirby, Nancy Bain, Brian Sincock, Nick McGasic, Nat Young.
More Recent Years
Di Ellis, Robin Adams, John Treacey, Dave Lorenzo, Brian Dunne, Peter Finucan, Greg Addison, John Ibbotson, Howard Hall, Rebecca Beare-Bath, Wayne Hall, Dean Valerio, Sue Jones, Sonya, Stew, Vicky, Richard Fox, Tanya, Angus, Anne-Marie Wardrop ...and others.
2022 TLCFM 93.5 rebrand
Website: PJ Lenehan, Anne-Marie Wardrop.
Marketing: PJ Lenehan, Graeme East, Peter Finucan, Anne-Marie Wardrop, Leigh Chiplin.
Announcements & station promos: Phil Schaeffer, Stew.
Read about the replica lighthouse project:
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TLCFM who we are
Lower Clarence Community Radio Inc consists of financial members, a management board of members, tech crew members and committee members.
The board is elected each year in October at our AGM. The board ensures the good governance of the station including its general direction, finances, maintenance and meeting our license requirements.
President: Peter Finucan
Vice President: Graeme East
Secretary: Leigh Chiplin
Treasurer (acting): Graeme East
Directors: PJ Lenehan, Sonny Ingledew, Jeff Clout
TLCFM tech crew
The tech crew are invaluable in keeping everything working, production work for sponsors and special events, as well as advising on future equipment needs.
Technical Manager: Phil Schaeffer
TLCFM programming committee
The programming committee manages and coordinates the programs and sponsorship announcements aired on TLCFM. This requires following community radio broadcasting guidelines, a lot of juggling, great people skills, flexibility and many phone calls ensuring the best outcome for presenters, members, listeners and the community.
Graeme East, Joe Dimauro, Michelle Anderson
Sponsor Coordinator: Bradley Watt
All roles at TLCFM are unpaid and performed by volunteer members.
Interested in learning how you can be part of the TLCFM team?
Our impressive TLCFM presenters organise their music playlists, research artists' backgrounds, prepare interviews, attend events and outside broadcasts and present their weekly shows on a voluntary basis.
Find out more about TLCFM presenters as well as discovering more about the diversity of our shows. A complete program guide and profile of current TLCFM presenters can be found on our program guide.
TLCFM presenters can live read your community announcement on our programs. You can promote your community event by emailing a short press release.
TLCFM presenters can do a live interview in our iconic lighthouse to promote touring artists and musicians in our area.
TLCFM live reads & interviews
TLCFM thank and pay respects to our much loved ex-presenters who delivered stand-out radio content over the years to loyal listeners across the Lower Clarence, including:
Tony Scholes - "Yaegl Aboriginal Voices"
Philip Down - "Sam I Am"
Dom Ferry - "The Acoustic Groove"
The Wahs - "Wah Beats"
Kori Eaton's "Aria Top 10"
Wayne Hall - "Pub Rock"
Ryan Enns - "No Doubt About It"
Rob Becker's "Computer Show"
Tom Roberts - "Bad Dreams
Catriona Matheson -"The GLBTQ Show"