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For the first time, RPP FM local radio made it's presence felt as they helped celebrate the 2014 Frankston Waterfront Festival at the Frankston Foreshore with a live Outside Broadcast on Sunday, 19 January.

RPP FM presenters who host various programs on the local radio airways enjoyed the day as they reported on the fun and action at the festival including beach and water activities, Nerissa the Mermaiden, The Market Place, Challenge Area, Lifestyle Zone, the Peninsula Arts Society & Friends Exhibition, Sand Sculpting Australia and much more. One of the many highlights for presenters was interviewing talented singers who performed on the Live n’ Local Main Stage adjacent to the RPP FM marquee. 

Another highlight for many was the INXSIVE – the INXS show who also performed on the Live n' Local Main Stage followed by a spectacular fireworks display from the end of the Frankston Pier Saturday night.

Station Manager Brendon Telfer said, “Our new 4G system worked sensationally as we delivered an incredible 10 hour broadcast on the day showcasing the event, the people and the sounds of the festival.” He added that the RPP FM team had a great time and were made very welcome by the Frankston Waterfront Festival management team and organisers.

Brendon wishes to thank his Production team including – Steve Meyers and Mark Mayle for getting us ‘live to air’, the presenters Johnno & Marzy on their breakfast program, Bob and Judy on The Late, Late Brekky Show, Sally, John and Cliff on Arts About and Pete, Angie & Brother Paul for their taking over the reins from 2pm onwards.

Brendon did an amazing job holding the live broadcast together from the RPP FM studios in Mornington.

Senior Events Officer, Travis Clarke was happy the weather was on our side. He added, “The Festival was a huge success attracting over 30,000 people across the two days.”  A huge thank you to all who attended and made it a special weekend!

Congratulations to Travis Clarke and his team who included Amy Parsons and Mel Boulton for their commitment and support.

Everyone loves a summertime festival with family and friends  so make sure you attend the annual Frankston Waterfront Festival next year – a guaranteed crowd pleaser!

RPP FM – Your connection to the Peninsula

98.7FM & 98.3FM Frankston

Words Debra Mar
Photography Rab Siddhi

Pictured: Talented band Ripple Effect performing at the Frankston Waterfront Festival on the Live n’ Local Main Stage during the weekend. Lead vocalist Ryan Pate was interviewed by Johnno & Marzy on the day.