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London Calling of Braidwood

“The local volunteer radio station became our version of London Calling,” Walker says, referring to the BBC’s wartime broadcasts to Nazi-occupied Europe.“We turned on the radio every hour to hear where the fires were.” Article from the Sydney Morning Herald


Talking Bushfire Recovery

Through the generosity of 88.9FM – Braidwood we’ll be bringing you a new half hour radio program each Wednesday and Friday from 11-11.30am starting TODAY (1 April – no joke!). We’ll talk about bushfire recovery with special guests from a range of support services. Today it’s Jessica from Service NSW who provide a one-stop-shop for […]


Where Were You In 2020

A song and clip written by Jeff Aschmann and released by CRS Music Australia in support of Wildlife Rescue South Coast  I encourage people to donate. I live in the Deua Valley and was evacuated 4 times. Jeff


The Community Broadcasting Foundation paid us a Visit

From the Community Broadcasting Foundation. Our friends at 88.9FM – Braidwood were amongst the first community stations at the front-line of emergency broadcast updates over the recent summer bushfires. They sustained a mighty service providing crucial updates to their local communities in and around the Budawang National Park and Mongo National Park in the Southern Tablelands of NSW – for two […]


Braidwood FM mentioned In parliament by Dr Mike Kelly

Mike Kelly, who is the federal member for Eden-Monaro, spoke in Parliament about the vital role community broadcasting plays in our communities, whether it be keeping people informed during disasters or giving a voice to the many groups that make up our multicultural society.



Join Disko on Wednesday 4th March when he Interviews Camille Trail and talks about her new Single “Devils Drink” It’s Tamworth Country Music Festival, the biggest festival of the year. Shane Nicholson is playing to a full house and he pauses to invite a guest to join him. A 21-year-old woman, as yet unknown to […]


Waters Reigns

BRAIDWOOD’S Citizen of the Year is Braidwood FM station manager Gordon Waters, who has used drive, determination and technical expertise to improve the station. Mr Waters, who was “honoured” to be recognised for his contribution, has been involved with the radio station for nine years. He said it had become more important in the past […]


Community radio volunteers worked around the clock to give fire updates

Olivia Calver, 22 Dec 2019, 8am. in the world of apps, Twitter and the 24-hour news cycle, some would argue community radio’s news value is declining. But the town of Braidwood found during the recent bushfires in the region that Braidwood Community FM was nothing short of a lifeline. Station manager, Gordon Waters, station president, […]


Braidwood FM’s team of volunteers kept calm and on the air for days as fires threatened the region

The Braidwood community radio station, Braidwood FM, known affectionately as the Barbed Wireless, had only just expanded its transmission range when fires threatened the town of about 1650 people. At first none of the station’s volunteers quite understood the challenge. As the town first faced a rapidly changing fire late in November, the community turned […]