4CRM had been a dream of just one man in particular, Mr. Ross Taylor. A handful of individuals joined Ross and were just as dedicated to the success of Mackay’s first Community Radio Station.
After a long line of written applications for licenses, the organization of telephones, faxes and necessary equipment, 4CRM began broadcasting on the 11th of December 1993,on frequency 107.5 FM.
John Pickup was the first Station Manager of 4CRM. As former Manager of ABC,John had 45 years of broadcasting experience. In 1988, John celebrated his 50th year in radio and was presented with a special award at 4CRM’s ‘CRAMMY’ awards that year.
The Station is governed by a Management Committee (The Board) consisting of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, four Directors and the Station Manager as ex-officio. The Board members are elected by the membership at the Annual General Meeting.
Mainstream music generally takes place from 6 a.m. to 6 pm. every Monday to Friday and specialist programmes take over from 6 pm. until midnight. Every Saturday and Sunday from 6 a.m. until midnight you’ll hear a host of specialist programmes.
A lot of devoted people are involved in the continuing success of 4CRM. Thus it is imperative that we work together to continue to broadcast successfully. We need continual support from Local Businesses and the Community. 4CRM is a voice for a number of Community Organizations that need help. In our everyday programmes we delight in the contributions from a wide range of folks from school children through to seniors.