“The Cronulla Sharks appreciate there are countless charities and not-for-profit organisations in need of support, however, our panel of NRL and Women’s players, Great Whites, Board and community members have selected four extremely worthy Giving Partners for the 2023 season, with each to receive a high-quality experience,” Sharks Have Heart Community Engagement Lead, Rachal Allan explained.
A panel comprising Sharks skipper Wade Graham, Harvey Norman Women’s Premiership team member Andie Robinson, Madeline Tynan from the Sharks Board of Directors, former player (Great White #404) Mitch Brown and local Elder Aunty Deanna Schreiber selected four worthy partners from the countless applications received.
“I was absolutely thrilled when I received the call to say that 104.1 CHY FM had been selected. Since speaking with Jess(Maccartney, Head of Community & Government Relations)and Rachal (Allen, Community Engagement Lead) at the Club, we have some exciting opportunities for community engagement, volunteer participation and, most importantly, fundraising. Funds raised with the assistance and support of the Cronulla Sharks will significantly assist with the station’s objectives, operations and youth training going forward, “ says Station Manager Angie Vaughan.
Angie first received notification that the radio station had been selected in early February, but the announcement was embargoed until the Sharks publicised it later in the month. “But I had to tell someone,” said Angie. So, I rang our station Patron, Matt DeGroot, as I knew he lived in Cronulla and could be trusted with the utmost confidentiality.”
Upon Angie giving him the news, Matt replied, “You know I’m the ground announcer at all the Sharks home games!” Matt got his start in radio at 104.1 CHY FM while in high school and is now part of the Fitzy and Wippa Breakfast Team on 98.9 NOVA in Sydney, and 104.1 CHY FM still holds a special place in his heart.
“Neither the Club nor the judging panel had any idea of Matt’s association with the station until I spoke with them at the announcement in Sydney. Serendipity at its finest,” says Angie.
“Sharks Have Heart, and the entire Sharks team are proud to elevate the causes of our Giving Partners and to be their champions through our work as ‘The ’”. Our From the Heart partners will have opportunities to raise awareness and funds for their organisations, including Game Day 50-50 raffles, a 2023 signed jersey and match tickets, access to our pool of volunteers and utilising the Sharks brand and social media to raise awareness to their cause,” says Cronulla Sharks Media Manager Rob Willis.
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