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What is Radiothon?


Radiothon is the life blood of RTRFM. The money raised encompasses one third of our annual operating costs and is vital to the stability and continued broadcast of RTRFM.

In the past 12 months Radiothon 2013 has enabled us to:

  • Produce and present around 50 programs by over 250 volunteer presenters
  • Continue to improve and implement the new RTRFM Website and shop system.
  • Develop 14 events that showcased over a hundred local musicians, DJs and artists
  • Celebrate 21 years of In The Pines, 30 years of Drastic On Plastic and 15 years of Soulsides;
  • Produce high quality stories using a number of young and budding journalists, keeping your stories local and relevant;
  • Keep our members on air 24 hours a day 7 days a week to share with you their passion, music, arts, current affairs and ideas.

All of this and more is only achievable through the support of our equally passionate and loyal listeners, subscribers, donors and event goers….  YOU!  Your contribution helps RTRFM make Perth a more interesting, exciting and creative place to live.

This year our Radiothon will run from

Friday 15th August until Sunday 24th August

So join us in celebrating our station and sign up to keep us on air for another exciting year.

During Radiothon 2014 you can join us:

  • At our Full Frequency and Drivetime outside Broadcast from 3pm – 7pm on Friday the 15th August at The Bird;
  • At the Radiothon Party later that night on Friday 15th August at The Bakery, Ya Ya’s, The Bird and Flyrite;
  • In the office by volunteering your time in our phone room.
  • On Air and online every day supporting our broadcasters.

As a subscriber, you will also go in the draw to win some great prizes including our major prize of a 10-day Gecko Adventures trip for two to Borneo courtesy of Peregrine Travel Centre, a Mac Book Air thanks to matesrates, and the ever popular Feature 250, all 250 albums from across the year thanks to RTRFM.

By subcsribing or donating you will also go into the draw of daily prizes to be announced at 6am on each day, with the winner being drawn the next day. Subscribing to any show on specific day will but you in the running for that prize.

So “Feed Your Independence” and show us your support during Radiothon 2014.  Subscribe or donate to your favourite show and you’ll be investing in a broadcast voice for non-commercial and independent artists and thinkers, and contributing to your community in a very positive way.

Yours sincerely,

Rewi esig

Rewi Lyall
Chair of the Board, RTRFM 92.1

Jason Cleary
General Manager, RTRFM 92.1