Over the coming months 2oceansFM will be conducting a fundraising campaign to raise funds to purchase a vehicle suitable for conversion to a mobile outside broadcast studio. Vehicles similar to a Toyota Hi-Ace, Ford Transit, etc. would be ideal, as a requirement will be to park in normal parking bays.
Currently, each time the station takes part in an outside broadcast, we have to handle everything several times, including the loading of heavy, fragile and expensive equipment into several vehicles, increasing the risk of damage every time.
Our total to date stands at $16,930, thanks mainly to a generous donation from the Jack and Lena Ryall Trust via Kim and Karen Basford.
The target amount of $20000 is an arbitrary figure, but should we raise that sum we would be the proud owners of a very suitable OB vehicle. Radiothons, raffles, donations, letters to the major car dealers, etc. are some of the activities planned, with no target date, but it is a major goal of 2oceansFM for 2015.
Once the OB vehicle is operational, the opportunities to broadcast from a greater number of locations with minimum effort. There will also be more opportunities for community groups to get involved in Augusta’s own community radio station.