Yarra BUG radio show on 3CR in 2008

The radio show is all go for 2008!

YarraBUG has been accepted as an affiliate member of 3CR and our community grant application to cover costs for training and administration has been given the thumbs up by the City of Yarra.

  • We have funds to train six presenters. Even if you don't want to be a presenter your ideas for the shows content are most welcome.
  • The training is approx 25 hours each and can be tailored to suit time requirements (i.e: weekends). During Jan-Feb is quiet at 3CR and therefore a good time for people to complete training.
  • The show will be weekly, in a half hour slot and hopefully commence in March 2008 or when training is completed. At the moment we're considering a early evening weekend spot, as weeknights are 3CR language shows.
  • It's up to Yarra BUG to decide the guidelines for presenters and show format, at the very least, aspiring announcers should be a financial member of the BUG, a 3CR subscriber and have a interest in cycling issues.
  • We can have the option of podcasting the show after six months on air.

That's the very basic details so far, please contact us if you require further information about the show's format and are interested in participating. And if that's not exciting enough, 3RRR-FM have a new bicycle show on 7-8pm, Tuesdays on the summer grid filling in for The Architects.

Not forgetting, Sooty Park commenced it's third season tonight (Thursdays) on Channel 31. So here's your chance to become a part of Melbourne thriving bicycle media.

Email: enquiriesATyarrabug.org or call Chris: 0407 825 467. Or have a gander at the website and also subscribe to the YarraBUG email list right here to be kept up to date with local stuff.

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Comment by ChrisS on April 15, 2009 at 6:38pm
The YBR website now has a audio player, so it's even easier to listen in!
Comment by Cory on April 1, 2009 at 12:14pm
Nice summary of the bike plan Chris.
Comment by ChrisS on March 31, 2009 at 9:35pm
Four podcasts from March 2009 are now up:

Comment by ChrisS on March 28, 2009 at 10:36am
From 3CR: YarraBUG to podcast (27 March 2009)

Too busy on your bike at 10am on a Monday morning? Don't miss out on the latest in bike news on YarraBUG. From 31 March onwards click on podcasts to listen and/or subscribe. Find out more about YarraBUG at their spiffy and informative website.

Comment by ChrisS on September 15, 2008 at 1:15pm
Ah! We survived the first show! Having six people and three microphones was an **interesting** experience.

There were a few technical glitches, but in time we'll iron those out!

So stay tuned for next weeks show - 3CR live streams as well.

Comment by Treadly and Me on September 15, 2008 at 11:17am
Well done to all six. Listening now--very professional. Looking forward to hearing more.
Comment by ChrisS on September 14, 2008 at 11:00pm
Woohoo! We start tomorrow!

Yarra Bicycle Users Group Radio - 10-10.30am - Every Monday on 3CR Community Radio 855 AM

Monday 15th September is Yarra Bicycle User Group’s very first Radio show and we are broadcasting live, 10 - 10.30am on 3CR Community Radio 855 AM.

A group of six people will be taking it in turns to present the show, the program presenters are Sonya, Chris, Val, Steve, Rob and Emma.

Our program intends to promote urban cycling as a viable means of transport; promote Yarra’s cycling conditions; demystify cycling technology; and help reveal the diversity of cyclists around from children, to commuters, to lobbyists.

We are hoping the YarraBUG Radio will encourage people to join in the sheer fun of bicycle riding and to also raise awareness in sustainable transport issues. YarraBUG will be broadcasting every Monday at 10am 3CR Community Radio 855am and streaming live on the web at 3cr.org.au.

We would like our show to be for everyone – cyclists or not and we would love non-cyclists to be in our audience. YarraBUG Radio is based in the inner suburbs of Abbotsford, Alphington, Burnley, Carlton North, Clifton Hill, Cremorne, Collingwood, Fairfield, Fitzroy, Fitzroy North Princess Hill and Richmond. We want to advocate on behalf of cyclists for improved cycling conditions with organisations and many other groups.

YarraBUG radio is particularly interested in hearing from cyclists who may not be residents of the Yarra area, but who commute daily through the area. Both cyclists and residents local knowledge, resources and skills are important in creating awareness and a safe cycling environment in the inner north.

For those of you who haven’t hear of a BUG before, it stands for Bicycle User Group, which is a community based organisation set up by cyclists. There are a number of different sort of BUGS, such as those defined by a geographical area or workplace or place of education such as universities or TAFE’s. The role of BUGs can be to provide a forum for cyclists to meet and discuss local bicycle issues, work with local government to improve cycling conditions, promote all types of cycling, assist others to start cycling and arrange and participate in social rides.

YarraBUG would like to thank the City of Yarra for the assistance given via their Community Grants Program to fund our show. We would also like to warmly thank 3CR Community Radio for their strong support to get the show on air and 3CR’s hardworking staff, especially Leanne, Bree, Libby, Julliette, Eleanor and Nicole.

Your feedback is welcome, so call us at 3CR on 03 9419 8377 when you can et us know your thoughts, we welcome your contribution, after all YarraBUG is here for you to help you make your cycling safe, fun and infectious for others.

To directly contact Yarra Bicycle Users Group, call Chris 0407 825 467 Rob: 0414 733 395

Email: enquiriesATyarrabug.org

* http://www.yarrabug.org
* http://www.3cr.org.au/yarrabug
Comment by ChrisS on June 17, 2008 at 10:53pm
Now if you'll allow me to indulge in a spot of MC thread grave digging, as our six happy little trainee announcers are halfway through their training for the show.

Hey we've got Sony minidisc recorders & we're gonna use them!

If you have a untold story, an personal anecdote, an idea for a ongoing series, a radio documentary or something else, please drop us a line.

Only onus is on that it must be cycling related, non-defamatory and non-commercial. In regard to our shows ed-pol, think ABC from a local community, sustainable and progressive perspective.

Read more about 3CR here. You can contact the YarraBUG radio show by contacting me via MC or emailing enquiriesATyarrabug.org

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