I’ve been helping out 4OUR, Sue Lawson and I have been exchanging music between radio stations. I’d like to encourage other community stations to share their libraries between one another too. Here are links to the 2OCW music library and their most wanted tunes. I gained 1500 tracks and was able to provide them with around 800. It’s important to understand why to use a Broadcast WAVE format rather than domestic MP3.
I noted Tim Aquilina posted in the Community Radio Tech Q&A Facebook page to rip cds with either “Exact Audio Copy” or “dbPowerAmp” and he’s worth listening to with one of the biggest libraries I’ve ever come across.
FM107.5 installed their Optimod 6200 Audio Processor in Orange in the last few days, sounds fantastic!
On the work front, I’m investigating evening part-time work for supermarkets, Officeworks or perhaps the hospital helpdesk/IT. While I try to focus on radio related side hustles during the daylight hours. I’ve been approached already to do voiceovers for a new Sunshine Coast media agency.
My pet cat Mitchell apparently needs dental cleaning, I’d never heard of this for cats and I grew up with a couple. I just wished that the vet who I’ve been taking my little guy to for almost four years never brought this procedure up before as it is a real hit to the pocket. Anyone know a good way to pay out for this when it’s necessary, is there insurance or payment plan service you get good mileage out of?
Consumer Habits – Water, Gas & Electricity
As far as water I don’t have much control on provider, but there are good tips available on saving water through the Sydney Water website, it would be really cool if we could have a celebrity radio segments package that put these tips on the radio!
I refuse to be an Origin customer again, after the body corporate apartment I once live in used a central gas water supply and the customer service experience was pitiful. I also won’t use AGL because of their involvement with Fracking in this country. Currently using Supagas for cylinder based gas but will switch to one of the two local regional owned companies to cut costs and get the bonus of better customer service.
If you are looking for good deals on natural gas and/or electricity supply use the government based comparison website. I’m currently with Alinta which is owner by an overseas company but considering using Red Energy (Snowy Mountain) which has the bonus lure of Qantas Frequent Flyer Points. At the moment I get a pay on time discount but there has been some discussion recently that providers have to remove this incentive so I may end up changing sooner than later.
Bargains to watch this week:
Woolworths – Coconut Oil half price @ $5
Coles – Mainland Buttersoft Salted Spreadable Butter 375g (NZ) @ $5, Blackmores Fish Oil 1000mg Capsules 200 Pack half price $8.50 (Aussie), Moccona Classic Medium Roast Instant Coffee 400g $14
IGA Specials if any posted Wednesday
Next week TV Entertainment Packages