Support BayFM to rebuild its studios

BayFM urgently needs to raise $250,000* to replace its broken-down old studios

Raise Your Voice is BayFM’s biggest-ever fundraising appeal - because the station needs more help than ever before. Our ageing broadcast equipment is literally falling apart and even becoming dangerous. We desperately need to build new studios - otherwise it could be the end for BayFM. Please don’t let that happen!


Why BayFM is vital to the Byron Shire

• BayFM is the voice of Byron Shire. If you live here, BayFM is Your Voice.
• If you live somewhere else, BayFM brings a bit of Byron sunshine into your life whenever you need it. Listen on bayfm.org anytime.
• BayFM has served our region continuously for over 30 years.
• BayFM amplifies and connects our entire community and is free to everyone.
• We help worthy causes get messages out, provoke debate and make things happen.
• We broadcast over 5,200 Community Service Announcements each year - free.
• We shed light on local issues - homelessness, housing, environment and much more.
• We conduct 3,300 interviews with locals and other influential people each year.
• We publicise regional services and spread the word on local events.
• We promote local musicians and artists free of charge.
• Our award-winning newsroom presents hundreds of hours of news every year.
• We broadcast emergency bulletins during bushfire, floods and COVID.
• We help to find lost dogs and cats - even parrots!


Why we desperately need your help

• Community radio is free to listen to, but it’s not free to make. Good radio equipment costs money - and as a community, not-for-profit radio station, money is something we simply don’t have.
• We’ve limped along with our ageing equipment but now things are really desperate. Things stop working almost daily and we’re worried our equipment could fail altogether.
• New equipment means better shows, more guests, more radio training for locals.
• BayFM is 100% independent. There’s no commercial backing to help us out.
• BayFM receives no ongoing support from any level of government.
• BayFM is volunteer run. We rely on lots of big-hearted people working for nothing.
• BayFM is not for profit. We need every cent of the money we raise. There are no profit-seeking media moguls lurking in the corridors of BayFM. We don’t even have any corridors.


How you can help - right now

• Support us with whatever you can - thank you thank you thank you.
• Spread the word and encourage your friends and family to give too.
• Encourage friends and family members to match your gift. Bid each other up.
• If you have a business become an Appeal Partner. Contact us.
• Offer goods and services that we can sell or auction to raise more money. Contact us.
• Attend Raise Your Voice events - Launch Party, Pool Party, Beach Party. See bayfm.org for details.
• Volunteer your time, skills and creative energy to help make this thing huge!


Raise Your Voice. Lift our community. Support BayFM.


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*BayFM is a Registered Charity. All donations to Raise Your Voice over $2 are tax-deductible.
  • Steve Ham 
    • $25 
    • 21 hrs
  • jorg wittkowski 
    • $500 
    • 2 d
  • John Bennett 
    • $1,000 
    • 5 d
  • Herbie Hennessy 
    • $70 
    • 5 d
  • Stephen Grant 
    • $200 
    • 7 d
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Organizer

BAY FM COMMUNITY RADIO INC 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically tax deductible in Australia.