Get involved with UGFM and open doors to a whole new world. You can become a member and then if you wish go on to assist in many ways, from training to become a presenter/broadcaster, helping out with administration, working in the CD library, outside broadcasts, the technical department or promote your business on-air by becoming a sponsor.
Become a Member
You can show your support for UGFM by becoming a member of the station. Your local community radio station needs members and your membership gives the UGFM volunteer team encouragement for the work we do and is also clear indication of community support. Membership does not mean that you have to become a broadcaster or more involved at all, it is your way of being involved.
Become a hands-on Member
Ever dreamed of become a radio star? Here is your chance! If you wish to become involved with UGFM on-air or even behind the scenes - there are many different areas to get involved with.
- CD Library
- On-Air Presenters
- Show Producers
- Sponsorship and Membership Team
- and much more!
Become a UGFM Sponsor
Local radio enables you to promote your services or products direct to a local buying community. Under the Broadcasting Services Act , 1992, community radio stations are permitted to use sponsorship announcements to promote local businesses in return for payment. According to a McNair Research survey conducted recently, 48 per cent of regional Victorians are listening to community radio every month. Local radio is an extremely accessible and economical medium to promote your business.
Our dedicated listeners associate you as being part of their own radio station, and you see the results. UGFM transmits across the Murrindindi Shire on four frequencies and also relays many programs across the Mansfield Shire through sister station, MCR-FM in Mansfield. That's a broadcast radius approaching 80 kilometres.
All of our sponsorship announcements are professionally produced 20 or 30 second messages by our equally professional production team and there are a number of options to choose from. You can use one of our Run of Station (ROS) packages that can guarantee a maximum exposure of between two and six messages each day.
Or choose a saturation program. These are based on News, Weather or Program sponsorship tags of 15 second duration played on the hour between 7.00am and 10.00pm each weekday and 7.00am to 12 midday on weekends. They can potentially enable you to promote your services or products over 80 times each week.
1. Minimum ROS package booking is 4 weeks.
2. A Production fee applies for all new sponsor announcements, including changes
3. External Production house facilities are also available.
Community Service Announcements
UGFM - Radio Murrindindi is part of your community right across the Murrindindi Shire and surrounds, and we are 'for the community'.
If you are a member of a not-profit community group, club or organization and have an event or activity that you would like to actively promote and to receive airtime on UGFM in our Community Service Announcements - simply send us your press-release or information sheet via email or fax and we will add it to our regular announcements on air.
You should include the following information keeping it brief and concise:
What - Information on what he activity or event is
When - the activity or event is taking place
Where - the activity is taking place (Including the town and location)
Who - to contact for more information (A single phone number or email address)
Cost/donation of attending (if any)
What the name of the not-for-profit organization holding the activity or event is and who the funds raised go to.
Along with your 'Community Service Announcement', please supply your full contact details and send it in with plenty of lead time prior to the day (2-4 weeks) to UGFM either via:
Fax: 03 5772 2414
Post: UGFM - Radio Murrindindi, P.O. Box 270, Alexandra Vic. 3714
If you would like to talk about and promote your community event or activity 'on-air' prior to it taking place you should contact us, please give us plenty of lead time (2 weeks minimum) so we can arrange an interview on an appropriate program.
If your community event is significant enough we can arrange for an Outside Broadcast by UGFM to occur as well, talking about the event, interviewing guests and interesting people live to air. This however will incur some minimal cost and is subject to availability of our volunteers as well, we need at least 6 weeks lead time of prior notice.
Otherwise we may be able to attend and cover your activity or event as a news item by recording interviews with people on the day.
Our administration contact details are:
Phone 03 5772 2722 (this may divert to another number after a short delay)