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Big year ahead for RPP FM

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The best is yet to come for 2016

This year’s 98.7 RPP FM Annual General Meeting held on the Sunday, was well attended by members at the RPP FM studios in Mornington.

Members heard President Graeme Kniese open proceedings by thanking all dedicated and committed volunteers including Administration – Noela & Ellice, Technical Support – Paul Mason, Performance Manager – Mark Mayle, Production Manager – Steve Meyers, Photographer – Rab Siddhi and Website Manager – Debra Mar. He also summed up 2015 as a ‘remarkable’ 5 year milestone where the station has grown the most, financially and on social media in it’s 30 years of existence.

IMG_5712Station Manager, Brendon Telfer shared the successes and achievements the station reached in 2015 and shared challenges, plans and opportunities for the year ahead via a Powerpoint presentation.

“The production value of our programs, the number of volunteer hours put in and the way the radio station is beginning to sound is second to none.” He continued to praise the team behind Outside Broadcasts, sporting programs and live performances adding, “They are seamless, high quality entertainment and good value radio.”

Brendon presented past trends through graphs indicating the increase in the average hours of streaming from 2010 to now. “I believe we are seriously a real local radio station playing very strongly into our community and that’s a very important distinction. We need to get out in the community more and let people know we are here.” He pointed out main plans ahead which include continuing to respond to technology challenges and digital space, invest in new programs, improve communication, pursue an aggressive marketing campaign and consolidate partnerships. “We have to understand our demographics more and invest in new programs.”

Treasurer John Fraser ended the meeting describing the year from a financial point of view as ‘fairly unremarkable’ with the exception of an exceptionally good sales year. “We will continue to address the way we do business to increase revenue to be the best radio station we can be for the community,” he concluded.

Attendees welcomed long time presenter Terry Sadler and Martyn Saunders as part of the Member’s Committee.

Thank you to all who attended the AGM and let’s all be proud of what we have achieved in 2015 and we all look forward to providing the best local news coverage, sports, music and entertainment programs for our listeners.

After the meeting, members retired to the boardroom to chat with fellow presenters and enjoy the company of the RPP FM family.

Pictured L-R Back row – Committee members and management Matt Adams, Brendon Telfer, John Fraser, Terry Sadler, Martyn Saunders, Paul Mason. L-R Front Row – Graeme Kniese, Bob Phillips and Ellice Viggers

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