About Us
We call ourselves "Valley FM". Some people ask why Forbes and Parkes Community Radio? The reason is
that our licence is for a public broadcasting licence to service the area of Forbes, Parkes and districts. Our
districts include many other towns and shire areas such as Condobolin, Eugowra, Bogan Gate, Trundle,
Tullamore, Tottenham, Peak Hill, Alectown, Bedgerabong etc. These Licences are very difficult to obtain and
we are governed by very strict guidelines from the Australian Broadcasting Authority in regard to
sponsorships, it's not called advertising as in commercial radio. Our income comes from sponsorships from
businesses etc. also raffles and fees collected from volunteering to collect entrance fees at sporting venues
etc. We are not here to compete with the local commercial stations; we are here to provide public access radio
and an alternative program for district residents and in our case mainly older style and easy listening music.
The station is run completely by volunteers, and a part time secretary. We have around 30 announcers doing
some 100 hours a week voluntary service, also administration and technical volunteers possibly doing
another 100 hours a week behind the scenes. The station is run by a committee of 9 people, all volunteers
who meet monthly. All community service announcements are broadcast completely free of charge. All
district organizations and sports clubs etc. are welcome to send us information of their upcoming and past
events. Paid sponsorships are broadcast at the time and frequency your business may require. Our prices for
these sponsorships are very reasonable. Many of our sponsors have been using our station to market their
services and merchandise for many years and are obviously pleased with the results.
Our Committee
President    John Berger
Vice President Gill Taylor
Secretary    John Taylor
Treasurer    Joe Sydney
Co-ordinator  Carol Britt

Committee Members
Rod Brown, Kevin Dwyer,
Debbie Larkings,
Belinda Van Dan Brink.

Public Officer Greg Whitworth
Life Membership
Honour Roll

Awarded to Kevin Dwyer on
23rd April 2006

Awarded to Don McGuire on
23 Nov. 2012

Awarded to Bob Grant on

Awarded to Dawn Parker on
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