Here's an overview of their amazing work with the Road to Bluefest
Congratulations to Jason Vellely, Trevor Richardson and Graeme Doyle for the prestigious CBAA award " Excellence in Music Presenting" .
Here's an overview of their amazing work with the Road to Bluefest
The Asquith Carols by Candlelight 2019 was the 11th year of running this special community event for the Hornsby District community. In attendance with the Member for Berowra, Hon Julian Leeser MLC and the Mayor of Hornsby Philip Ruddock. Triple H ran an outside broadcast so the wider community was able to enjoy the Christmas carols as did the attendees.
It's a huge effort running an outside broadcast, thanks to the Triple H members headed up by Neil Ashworth, Streetbeat - Triple H Friday 4 - 6pm. Mark Parrot, Andrew Russell and the Triple H Chairman, Stephen Holland enjoyed bringing the carols to the Triple H listeners.
Written by Jason Milner Photos by Lucy Dahill
AS NATHAN ELLIOT, the incredibly talented bugler of Hornsby’s Dawn service took his great Grandfather’s WW1 instrument to his mouth and played the Last Post, a cool autumn wind blew through the streets of Hornsby. The crowds of people stopped, stood still, their heads bowed, remembering the men and women who fought and are still fighting for peace around the world.
Hundreds of people turned out to attend the 2019 Hornsby Returned Servicemen League ANZAC Day dawn service. They remembered the ideals of courage, endurance and mateship that are still relevant today. They also commemorated the men and women who were injured or lost their lives from wars both past and present and thanked them for their remarkable sacrifice.
The crowds of people were addressed by Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer who spoke with humility reminding us of the hard realities people have had to face and are still facing today. He encouraged people to not only think about these events on the 25th of April but every day.
“What is it that we remember and how do we show that remembrance? Do we just do it once a year or do we remember every day?
Don’t just recite words, hold hands and walk beside each other.”
Our very own Neil Ashworth from Streetbeat and Eagle from Sunday Sessions took the service to the airwaves on Triple H 100.1fm. Neil Ashworth said “Anzac Day for me is recognising the cost of war in blood and treasure. And if our governments continue to put our military in harms way, then they should be prepared to support them, not just in battle, not just when they return, but probably for the rest of their lives.” Thank you to Neil, Eagle and the team for their hard work before, after and during the proceedings.
Lucy from the Triple H show Stay in the Loop with Lucy was there and live streamed the parade to Facebook. If you missed the opportunity to attend head to Facebook @triplehfm or @stayintheloopwithlucy
Lucy and Neil reflects “and as this ANZAC Day service in Hornsby comes to an end the parade passes by “... and “Watch as the last star fades into the morning sky and we begin a new day”.
In the words of Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, “There is nothing glamorous or boastful about war. We will remember and learn from the sacrifice of others.”
Please check out Neil Ashworth’s Podcast entailed ‘Vietnam Veterans’ which was accepted as a finalist in the 2018 prestigious CBAA Awards nights. https://www.triplehfm.com.au/vietnam-veterans.html
Article written by GRAEME DOYLE
ROAD TO BLUESFEST, hosted by GRAEME DOYLE, features great blues and roots music from the artists performing at the 2019 edition of the BLUESFEST Byron Bay music festival, as well as interviews and feature stories that go behind the scenes and look at the characters who make this annual event such a success.
Producer and host Graeme Doyle (from the LIVE ROCK REPORT) came up with the idea following his first trip to Bluesfest in 2018, and he's enlisted his fellow festival-goers JASON (NODDY) VELLELEY from Aussie Music Weekly and RUFUS ONFIRE from the Music Almanac to help out.
Graeme says: "We had such an awesome time. The bill was incredible and the event was so well run, comfortable and safe. Because Noddy was interviewing performers and I was lucky enough to have a photographer's accreditation, we got a small glimpse behind the scenes of this massive festival. I thought a repeat visit could make a great story for community radio when the event came around a year later".
This series of 1-hour shows features great music, as well as interesting feature stories presented by Graeme, Noddy, and Rufus - Graeme explores the festival industry in Australia, the big numbers generated by Bluesfest, and tells of his experience taking photographs in the media contingent; Noddy interviews Australian performers Shaun Kirk and Caiti Baker, looks at the indigenous mini-festival "Boomerang", and profiles the event promoter Peter Noble AO; and Rufus tells us about festival headliners Ray LaMontagne, Nathaniel Rateliff and Ben Harper, looks at the history of the event, and dives into the creative scene in and around Byron Bay.
And the series has been selected for national syndication on the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia's COMMUNITY RADIO NETWORK. This is the first time in 10 years that one of Triple H's shows has been syndicated, and only the second time in its history.
Graeme says: "It's a real honour to have our show syndicated. The work the CBAA does in fostering community stations like Triple H is invaluable, and for Road To Bluesfest to be available to listeners right around the country makes me really proud".
You can listen to THE ROAD TO BLUESFEST on Triple H 100.1FM on Wednesday nights at 9.00PM throughout April. You can also stream our station to hear the show on www.triplehfm.com.au, or use a smartphone radio app like TuneIn. Follow the show on facebook at www.facebook.com/roadtobluesfest.
GIVING TIME is a difficult thing however Jason Milner from Triple H’s HomeGrown 100.1FM tried to do exactly this in conjunction with Binjang Radio, Wellington’s Community Radio Station. Last Sunday, Jason assisted in organising a concert that brought together musicians from Sydney and Wellington and over 150 farmers and their families for an afternoon of singing, eating and talking. Set on the beautiful grounds of an old hospital called Hermitage Hill,
Jason had the opportunity to chat to many of the farmers and brought back one important message, “even though we have had a fair bit of rain recently, this is still not enough, the land is so dry we need rain for months to break this drought.” In speaking with farmers, Jason learnt the hardships they still face from wheat that is producing only one third of its usual harvest to the need to buy grains to feed stock at $500 a tonne (usually priced at under $200 a tonne). One farmer has even had to reduce the amount of sheep on his farm by over 4000 head dramatically reducing his income to support his family.
The Lions District Governor attended the event and provided each family with a Lions Fruit Cake. Although this sounds like a small token, it provided an incredible conversation starter for the people who attended. It gave the opportunity for people to check in and ask the all-important questions, are you ok? What can we do to help? With the Aussie Battler attitude many farmers replied I’m not too bad off even if they were. The awareness of depression was certainly present and spoken about during some of the speeches given by Michael White and Jason Milner.
The concert got under way and people were up dancing and singing. Judex from Sydney band M.R.S Medlum who spent their weekend sharing their music said, “this concert was just incredible, the energy was amazing”. Within an hour, the artists from Wellington were all up on the stage singing with the Sydney Band and instead of 5 or 6 sets there was one unbelievable 2-hour set! Raising money and awareness is so important to help our farmers. Jason said one farmer added something into the mix and the was to show we care. The farmer said, “thank you for coming out here and thank you for caring it means a lot to us.” By showing support, by letting farmers know that we are behind them all the way it gives them hope.
By Jason Milner, HomeGrown Radio, Triple H FM
There was an amazing team effort down at Hornsby Mall for our outside broadcast as part of Streetwork's Hornsby Community Fun Day event.
This event set a Triple H FM record for the number of interviews conducted within a single outside broadcast, what with a number of local politicians including the Hornsby Mayor, plus federal MP's from Berowra & Bradfield electorates, along with state MP's from Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai, the latter using the opportunity to announce a significant financial contribution to the radio station on air!
In addition, a total of 8 local community groups were also supported with air time, with some well conducted interviews, many by presenters experiencing what was their very first outside broadcast.
Many thanks also to all the behind the scenes people who made the above run so smoothly, plus the all important set-up and pack down process.
Saturday 22nd September, 1918 was the first transmission to Australia - the message was received on the cnr of Cleveland Street & Stuart ST, Wahroonga - the home of Sir Ernest Fisk . 100 years on There was a re-enactment - the Ku-ring-gai Historical Society, the Hornsby & District Amateur Radio Club, Triple H 100.1FM and a number of associations gathered at St Andrews church to celebrate the historical event. Fisk family members were there to be apart of the festivities as was Dick Smith.
Triple H ran an outside broadcast from 10am with the Show Us Your Motor team running their program in the St Andrews hall, then Pasquale did some interviews and the actual festivities of the morse code being played at 1.15pm signifying the 100 years of wireless in Australia. Triple H recorded the event and will be replaying on the 6th October.
Thanks to everyone involved on the day - it was a huge undertaking by Triple H - the outside Broadcast was headed up by Jason (Noddy) Velleley who did an amazing job!
The highlights of the day will be played in full on Saturday October 6 from 1.00pm.
As another way for Triple H to raise funds, we regularly help out at the Bunnings BBQ at Thornleigh. It was a nice sunny day and the community were out and about at Bunnings getting their supplies for the garden and house stopping along the way to get a sausage sizzle.
Bunnings are a fabulous supporter of community organisations and this initiative helps with community engagement, raising awareness of Triple H and bringing in some funds to pay the bills!
Members are encouraged to assist, it is a great way to connect and meet other Triple H members, as well as, speaking with the public. Thanks to all our members who helped at the 6th September Bunnings BBQ.
Triple H Members and the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Community got dressed up as their favourite music artist and had a fabulous night enjoying Trivia, some fabulous live music and celebrating the night!
A huge "Thank You" to Jason "Noddy" Vellely and Trevor Richardson for being the Masters of Ceremonies for the evening, preparing all the questions and ensuring the night went smoothly. Also, a BIG "Thank you" to the Triple H Station Manager, Rick Dunlop, for his help with the music and sound so the night went so well. A "Thank You" to our Triple H event committee for putting in their time to organise this event and bring a great night to our Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Community.
A very important "Thank You" to our sponsors - Triple H really appreciated the variety of donations, gifts and prizes that helped make the night so special.
There were around 200 attendees at the Asquith Bowling club enjoying the Trivia, the prizes and having a meal together. There were a huge number of prizes, silent auction items and some special Live auction items too - this all went together to make a great night.
Triple H is the community radio bring a voice to the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai community - this Trivia night was a fundraiser to help Triple H to bring this valuable service to our community. The support and enthusiasm was so appreciated and this event really helps Triple H to be able to connect with our community.