I'm a freelance journalist and public relations consultant specialising in arts and entertainment.
Eastside's soul doesn't need saving, but does need some support. Eastside Radio's annual supporter drive - Soul Support 2011 began on June 20. With prizes totalling over $25,000 and a MAJOR DRAW with over $10,000 worth of prizes, all supporters have a chance to win.
The major prize draw includes:
A six night luxurious Port Douglas getaway for two, including flights, accommodation, snorkelling cruise and a daytrip to beautiful Fitzroy Island. An ultimate Paddington shopping experience with accommodation for two nights at the Hughenden Hotel and over $500 worth of shopping at William Street's finest boutiques.
As well as designer sunglasses and SE Bikes Rip Style Cruisers. Daily and spot prizes include Opera Bar vouchers, Trapeze classes, weekend cruises with Captain Cook Cruises, Swing Patrol Dance Classes and Sydney Theatre Company Tickets plus more.
Eastside Radio features a selection of jazz, blues, soul, funk and world music plus other specialist programs such as Music You Don't Dance To and Voodoo Kaleidoscope. Enlightening interviews can be heard in the Arts programs and the Drive slot celebrates cultural diversity in Sydney with a commitment to reporting on social and environmental justice issues.
Lindy Hume, Director, Sydney Festival is among Eastside's fans. "I always look forward to my regular January chats with Gaz Simpson and Diana Simmonds about all things Sydney Festival. They're a terrific opportunity to really connect with the switched-on Eastside listening community who love an intelligent and robust discussion about their festival, about their city, about music and theatre, and the arts in general. I know that Sydney Festival greatly values its association with Eastside, and on a personal note I'd like to congratulate the station for its commitment and enrichment of Sydney's cultural life."
Eastside 89.7FM is a real community station serving unique programming to Sydney's Eastern suburbs, City and Inner West. Eastside's signal reaches upwards of 500,000 people in the heart of the city. Every day kicks off with Jammin', the mornings are devoted to Arts, afternoons to jazz, and then community focus with Drive. Evenings and weekends offer an eclectic blend of specialist music, featuring jazz, funk, soul, blues, world, gypsy, reggae, dub, hip hop, and great dance music, Sundays offer award winning multi-cultural programs.
Giving support once a year enables Eastside to function all year round. Click HERE to jump on board the Soul Train and put a little coal in our engine to keep us chugging along. Sign up, support now and spread the word... Eastside Radio, the community station with Soul.