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by Tony Roma
posted 09/04/2018

20 Years Service

Undoubtedly the highlight of the recent 2018 AGM is the chance for the station to recognise those volunteers who make a difference in the long-term.

20 Years Service

20 Years service to a community radio station is no easy feat. As a volunteer it takes tremendous passion and a desire to give. We ask a lot of our volunteers here at Eastside Radio and broadcasting on air is a challenging and time consuming exercise. Add into account the technological developments the station has undergone the past decade and there are very few presenters still contributing from the 2000’s let alone the 90’s.

Our recognition for tonight goes to a presenter who started way back in 1998.

Their program is heard ever Saturday at 10am without fail or as best as any show on Eastside Radio can manage!

Over the years Lush Life has built a very loyal and supportive audience and this is reflected every June when we do our Radiothon and their program receives many much needed calls.

This presenter is a strong supporter of Australian jazz too, ensuring this genre not only continues to have a welcome home at Eastside Radio but gives voice to the hundreds of Australian jazz musician who would not be heard on radio were it not for our station and their program.

We thank you for your time on air, and as a volunteer at our many events with your incredible guitar playing.

Congratulations on 20 Years Service – Jim Pennell.

“Eastside radio has always stood for quality content from unique presenters with a real passion for broadcasting material seldom heard on commercial radio. When I started presenting LushLife 20 years ago, my mission statement was exactly the same: to present a wide variety of the music I was most passionate about in a straight ahead, informative, entertaining and impartial manner. My passion to share the music comes with a great respect for the musicians and composers behind the music and the listening public. Eastside listeners in turn have demonstrated a consistent level of integrity and desire to share my passion as is evident from their regular supporter drive subscription sign ups, renewals and messages of support. I am still as excited to day as I was 20yrs ago to present LushLife at Eastside. I want to thank all our listeners, sponsors and Eastside management for their continued support and look forward to presenting LushLife well into the future.” – Jim 

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