Category Archives: UGFM NEWS

UGFM – An Official State Broadcaster – Emergency Information

UGFM BECOMES FIRST COMMUNITY EMERGENCY BROADCASTER                28/4/2010   UGFM – Radio Murrindindi has become the first Australian community broadcaster to have official emergency broadcaster status, Minister for Police and Emergency Services Bob Cameron announced Friday.   The station on Friday signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for emergency broadcasting with the Victorian Government in […]

UGFM Wins Prestigious National Award

        The CBAA’s prestigious Tony Staley Award for Excellence in Community Broadcasting has gone to UGFM based in Alexandra, which battled the Victorian Bushfires and continues to play an important role in the recovery process for local communities. As the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) celebrates innovation at its National Conference […]


Story from UG FM’s Peter Weeks could not hold back the tears as he accepted the Tony Staley award on behalf of his station at the Community Broadcasting Awards last night. Upper Goulburn Community Radio, known as Radio Murrindindi, was right in the middle of last year’s disastrous Victorian bushfires. It lost two transmission […]

UGFM Bushfire Info

**DURING BUSHFIRES OR EMERGENCIES TUNE TO UGFM – IN THE MURRINDINDI SHIRE** Alexandra/Lake Eildon 106.9FM Marysville/Triangle/Lake Mountain 98.5FMFlowerdale/Hazeldene 98.8FMKinglake Ranges 94.5FMYea/Highlands/Strath Ck 88.9FM Also streaming on the web at             ***  UGFM is an official Emergency Broadcaster for the State of Victoria  ***                                                                    ………………………..                                                       Bushfire Warnings & Emergency Life Threatening Information will be aired every 15 minutes. Bushfire Information & Incident Information will be aired every half hour or hourly depending on the threat level.   All Emergency Warnings given will be relevant to UGFM’s listening area and surrounds.(Murrindindi, Mansfield, […]

Murrindindi`s Own – The Fire Emergency – 7th Feb. 2009

  Community Radio has ceraintly proved itself during,and since, the tragicfires of 7th February , 2009.UGFM has received enormous praise from many residents for the early warnings that were broadcast to warn residents of the developing fire disaster.As part of our responsibilities, within the Murrindindi Shire Emergency Managemnt Plan, this is a major component of […]

Marysville Studio Opens in temporary Village

  With assistance from many in the Marysville district communityand assistance from some very generous organizations this new facility was officially opened on Sunday, 17th May, 2009. The opening was carried out in conjunction with the official opening of the new temporary village. The Governor of Victoria performed the ceremony which involved special broadcasting from […]

Recovery from Fires

UGFM will be providing considerable resources to ensure that the best possible service is provided during this difficult period. Areas burnt will receive particular attention with regular special coverage, outside broadcasts. We will provide all information we can to assist this process. Please contact us on 03-57722722 if you have suggestions on new programmes or […]