About Us

Eastside Radio is the community station for the City of Sydney and Eastern Suburbs. Having been on air for nearly 40 years, the station is an established cultural icon with a loyal following of listeners.

We love the arts, jazz music, world music, the blues, soul music, hip hop, funk and electronic sounds. We are the only station in Sydney to devote five mornings a week to supporting theatre, dance, film, design, literature, Indigenous, visual and other art forms. Every afternoon we focus on the issues that matter to the community.

Eastside: Standing Side by Side with the Community.

Many of our presenters and producers are working musicians, DJs, and artists at the forefront of Sydney’s creative scene. Others come from distinguished careers in politics, advertising, journalism, science and education. Our youthful broadcasters are at the start of creating their own successful journey.

We’re more than just a radio station. We’re streaming online and available On Demand with an expanding international presence. We’re also available on digital radio, just search for Eastside Radio in your car or on your digital radio at home. We have a busy presence on social media, positioning us at the forefront of community radio stations worldwide. We love stepping outside of the studios too and don’t mind throwing a festival or two!

Over 30,000 people listen exclusively to Eastside Radio and a total of 90,000 people tune in over the course of one week. That figure grows to 200,000 listeners in a month and our website currently has 40,000 hits per month. Our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube networks now reach from 15,000 to 20,000 people every week and our EDM goes out to over 5,000 subscribers.

Phone: 02 9331 3000

Email: eastside@eastsidefm.org

Studio
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

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.

STAFF

Managing Director
Tony Smythe

tony.smythe@eastsidefm.org 

New Business Manager
Cameron MacDonald

cameron.macdonald@eastsidefm.org 

Music Manager
Sharika Toth

sharika.toth@eastsidefm.org

IT Director
Nick La Rosa

Live Recordist & Sound Engineer
Joel Woolf

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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.

Chair: Chris Zinn

Secretary: Gemma Purves

Treasurer: Tony Falcone

Directors:

Sonia DeFreitas – Audience Development & Volunteer Engagement

Gemma Purves – Programming & Compliance

Sharmaine Spencer – Industry & Sector & Advocacy

Derryn Webster – Technology & Digital & Marketing

Chris Zinn – Community Partnerships

Non Executive:

Tony Falcone – Treasurer (Finance)