About Us

Phone: 02 9331 3000 

Email: eastside@eastsidefm.org 

Paddington Town Hall
249a Oxford Street, Paddington
(cnr Oxford St and Oatley Rd)

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Postal address
P.O. Box 343
Paddington NSW 2021

Co-operative Membership
89.7 FM, Eastside Radio is owned and operated by the Radio Eastern Sydney Co-operative Limited, a not-for-profit organisation serving the diverse communities of Sydney and the Eastern Suburbs.You might also consider joining the Co-operative and having your say in the operation of 89.7 FM.

On-air since 1983, community station Eastside Radio broadcasts to the greater eastern Sydney area and beyond. We provide the best of specialist music, community and arts programs.

You can hear Eastside Radio throughout the municipalities of Botany, Randwick, Waverley, and Woollahra, plus the City of Sydney and Inner West and beyond. We can also be heard around the world via online streaming.

Our listeners
55% of people aged 14 and over listen regularly to community radio. Eastside’s signal reaches upwards of 500,000 people in the heart of the city.

Our music encompasses the full range of music styles – from free jazz to swing to Latin to bebop and fusion. Our specialist music programs cover soul, blues and funk, Cuban and Brazilian, gypsy, world and dance. We also have magazine shows with talk and interviews: Arts in the morning, with stories on the arts and Drive in the afternoons, featuring discussion of community and political issues.

Our Presenters
Eastside’s presenters are enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers, many of whom are prominent figures in Australian music, the arts and the community.

Board of Directors & Staff

The Co-operative is run by an elected Board of Directors who meet every month to make decisions about the operation and direction of your radio station.

Chairman: Natascha Moy

Secretary: William Maudlin

Treasurer: William Ehmcke


Margaux Dombkins
Tanya Dombkins
William Ehmcke
Nick La Rosa
William Maudlin
Tess Morgan-Aboud
Natascha Moy



Managing Director
Tony Smythe


HR Manager
Anna Kamaralli


Music Director
Melanie Christodoulou


IT Development Manager
Nick La Rosa

Live Recordist & Sound Engineer
Joel Woolf