104.1 CHYFM were selected by the Cronulla Sharks as their Sharks Have Heart giving partner and the Club have assisted the not-for-profit station in its fundraising efforts. "We were extremely impressed with what they do and contribute in the community and their development and delivery of youth media programs and volunteer opportunities," says Rachal Allen, Cronulla Sharks Community Engagement Lead.
As well as assisting with fundraising, the Cronulla Sharks have also provided a media-related work experience placement for a station volunteer. And that fabulous opportunity went to Year 12 Bishop Druitt College student Duke Rowthorne. Duke was selected to be the Media Assistant to the Cronulla Sharks Media Manager, Rob Willis. "We are very excited to have him onboard with us, "says Rachal. "I've been a rugby league fan all my life, and I've always been interested to find out what happens behind the scenes at a rugby league club, so this is a brilliant, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience this first hand. I'm looking at following a study pathway into media and journalism studies after Year 12, so the few days I'll have with the Club will give me some real insight into what could be my future career," says Duke.
And those attending the game will get a look inside the broadcast action of 104.1 CHYFM, as from 12 noon to 2pm, Amber and Zoe Hill will broadcast a special edition of The A to Z of Everything live from Cex Stadium. Amber and Zoe will bring their unique brand of zaniness to this event, interviewing Sharks players, staff, and super fans and playing some great music – all playing a part in the great GameDay atmosphere. "We've done a few OBs, but this one is going to be so much fun – interacting with the crowd and letting people see what we do," says Amber. "You don't always get to see the faces behind radio," says Zoe, “So expect the unexpected!”
And all attendees on the day will be encouraged to donate to the station via QR codes placed around the ground that directly link to the station's safe and secure Donate Now webpage.
"We have been so grateful for all the support from the Cronulla Sharks that have greatly assisted us with our fundraising efforts. We raised much-needed funds by raffling off tickets to the game, and they have also presented the station with a signed jersey, which we will auction off at the John Townsend Golf Day Classic Fundraiser in October. And we hope all game attendees will donate when they are at the ground on Saturday," says Station Manager Angie Vaughan. All money raised by the station goes towards station operational costs, equipment upgrades and maintenance and youth development and training programs.
Get Involved Member Drive - Membership Opens Friday 1 March
104.1 CHYFM Launches Get Involved Membership Program to Strengthen Community EngagementRead more
BCR 2024 Season Entries Open
Following a triumphant debut season, 104.1 CHYFM proudly announces the launch of entries for the 2024 season of BCR (Breakthrough Concerts and Recordings). This initiative continues to provide a platform for young and emerging artists and bands in Australia.Read more
On-Air Presenter Workshop - 16 to 20 January 2024
104.1 CHY FM – Coffs Harbour Youth Community Radio – will be holding its popular On-Air Presenter Workshop from Tuesday 16 to Saturday 20 January 2024. Each day the course will run from 10am to 3pm. The On-Air Presenter Workshop is specifically designed for Year 7 to 12 students with an interest in broadcast media. The workshops are industry-based and delivered by industry professionals with vast broadcasting experience.Read more
Employment Opportunity - Events & Fundraising Coordinator
104.1 CHYFM is a not-for-profit, charitable organisation that runs on the hard work, goodwill, passion and dedication of staff and volunteers and the generosity of subscribers, donors and sponsors who fund the station. As a fully independent, community broadcaster, it is up to 104.1 CHYFM to work with the community and other charitable organisations to raise funds for the station and other worthy causes. The Events and Fundraising Coordinator we seek is a talented and highly motivated professional responsible for creating, developing, managing, running and delivering a range of fundraising activities, events and initiatives that promote brand awareness, community connection and participation.Read more
September School Holidays - Five-Day On-Air Presenter Workshop
Back by popular demand, 104.1 CHYFM – Coffs Harbour Youth Community Radio – is holding another five-day On-Air Presenter Workshop during the September School Holidays - Monday 25 to Friday 29 September. Hurry - places are limited!Read more
104.1 CHYFM @ Dolphin Marine Conservation Park Fun Day Fundraiser
The A to Z of Everything with Amber and Zoe - broadcasts live from Dolphin Marine Conservation Park's Fun Day Fundraiser!Read more
104.1 CHYFM New Graduates Ready To Take To The Airwaves
Four new volunteer on-air announcers are preparing to take to the airwaves, having completed the 104.1 CHYFM On-Air Presenter Workshop during the July school holidays.Read more
NAIDOC Week 2023 - For Our Elders - 104.1 CHYFM and Uncle Richard Widders & Koah
104.1 CHYFM is proud to announce our acknowledgement and contribution to National NAIDOC Week 2023.Read more
104.1 CHYFM - On-Air Presenter School Holiday Workshops
104.1 CHYFM – Coffs Harbour Youth Community Radio – is holding two, five-day On-Air Presenter Workshops during the July School Holidays. Week 1 - Monday 3 to Friday 7 July - 10am to 3pm Week 2 - Monday 10 to Friday 14 July - 10am to 3pmRead more
104.1 CHYFM and the Cronulla Sutherland Sharks - Game Day - Fundraising Day - Fun Day
What a win by the Cronulla Sutherland Sharks, and what a fun afternoon on The A to Z of Everything! As well as the usual commentary on their crazy lives, Amber and Zoe Hill got amongst the exciting Game Day atmosphere at Cex Stadium and on the airwaves – broadcasting live in full view of all attendees.Read more
104.1 CHYFM - NRL Game Day - Live Broadcast - Media Assistant - Fundraiser
Cex Stadium will be alive with sports fans and activity on Saturday, 20 May, when Round 12 of the NRL comes to Coffs Harbour. It's a sell-out home game for the Cronulla Sharks when they take on the Newcastle Knights, and the youth community radio station, 104.1 CHYFM, will certainly have a presence.Read more
104.1 CHYFM Selected as Cronulla Sutherland Sharks "from The Heart" Giving Partner for 2023
The Cronulla Sutherland Sharks have announced their From the Heart Giving Partners for 2023 in supporting charities, not-for-profit, and community organisations. There is one national, two from the Southerland Shire and one regional. This year’s From the Heart partners are Gymea Community Aid and Information Services, the Sutherland Hospital, Feel The Magic and Coffs Harbour’s Community Radio 104.1 CHY FM.Read more
104.1 CHYFM – Cronulla Sharks “From The Heart” Community Bay Ticket Raffle
104.1 CHYFM is conducting a raffle to give away four x double passes to the “Sharks Have Heart” Community Bay at the upcoming Cronulla Sharks v Newcastle Knights NRL Round 12 game on Saturday, 20 May.Read more