Bunyip, BBBfm’s, new partnership

BBBfm chairperson Margaret Williams and Bunyip editor Sara Gilligan are celebrating a new partnership between the community-based radio station and local newspaper. PHOTO: McKenzie Thompson

THE Bunyip newspaper has joined forces with community-based radio station BBBfm to provide listeners with a comprehensive news segment weekly.

The Nuriootpa-based station operates 24-hours and has a broadcast area from the Barossa to Gawler, Kapunda, Roseworthy, nearly to Two Wells and Williamstown.

BBBfm chairperson Margaret Williams described the partnership as a “win-win” for both media organisations.

“We were previously working with the Barossa Herald newspaper which has recently folded, so it is a great opportunity now that we can partner with The Bunyip,” she said.

“BBBfm is very interested in meeting the interests and needs of the community through our diversity of programs and presenters.

“People can tune in to The Bunyip’s news segment, which we are planning to run from Fridays through to Tuesdays each week, on FM channel 89.1.”

Bunyip editor Sara Gilligan said the paper looked forward to sharing professionally produced local news with a wider audience.

“We look forward to working with BBBfm to keep listeners up-to-date on current affairs, including police news, sport, local government and community interest stories,” she said.

“Despite the economic hardships that local newspapers have endured, they remain, by far, the most significant providers of journalism in their communities.

“Through innovative partnerships like this one, we will continue to flourish beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping readers and listeners informed.”

Meanwhile, Mrs Williams said BBBfm was “always on the hunt” for new volunteers.

“We have some great upcoming opportunities for someone to present a music program and we are also looking for presenters that can present programs that focus on issues in the community like human interest stories,” she said.

“If people wanted to get involved, they can contact mail@BBBFM.com or they can ring the station at 8563 3788 and can leave a message.”