November 2013

White Cliffs Gem Fest & Car Boot Sale

Date & Time:
Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 9:00am to Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 12:00pm

The White Cliffs Miner's Association Inc will be holding the 4th annual White Cliffs Gem Fest & Car Boot Sale on the 11th and 12th October 2014.  The event will start at 9 am on Saturday the 11th and conclude at 12 noon on Sunday 12th.

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River Heights: Why the river dropped 40 cms overnight!

As part of its regular maintenance visits to the Wilcannia site the NSW Office of Water discovered that with the current low river levels the water level sensor at Wilcannia was not reading the correct level. Office of Water field staff adjusted the sensor levels and reset the recording device to show the correct level. This resulted in the sudden change in the recorded level at Wilcannia on the 19th of November; the actual water level did not change, it was a change in the recorded value only.  It is standard practice at all sites that these sorts of corrections are made as necessary.


Date & Time:
Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 6:00pm

Come along for a night of fun

Sausage sizzle

Christmas Production - Carol Singing

Present by Mt Zion Christian Fellowship—Lansvale , Sydney

Come along and enjoy the night with your families!!!

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Big Screen brings a swag of great films to the outback this month

Date & Time:
Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 6:30pm


Venue: Baker Park, Reid St, Wilcannia (moves to Community Hall if weather requires)

Saturday 30 Nov., from 6.30pm for free community BBQ and sunset screening

Films : Bring the family along for a wonderful night under the stars watching Satellite Boy, plus local films about Aboriginal cultural knowledge from Through Our Eyes, shorts from the Western Catchment Management Authority and the Western Catchment Aboriginal Advisory Group, as well as ABC Open shorts, including Mail Lady of West Darling and Drive-In Dreamer.

Additional film locations, times and details:

Special guest Aaron Pedersen will be in Broken Hill this November, to introduce his latest film, western-style thriller Mystery Road, which opens the outback tour of the National Film and Sound Archive’s annual Big Screen Film Festival this year.

Big Screen will tour the NSW outback towns of Menindee, Broken Hill and Wilcannia, from November 28 to December 1, with brand new films, classics from the NFSA’S collection and some fun special events over the 4 days.

The Festival begins in Menindee on Thursday 28 November, with a FREE outdoor screening of Satellite Boy, a heart-warming story starring screen icon David Gulpilil, with food and entertainment before a sunset screening.

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Wilcannia River Radio is the site of a quiet revolution!

Did you know that we average 9 live interviews per month?

We have interviewed a wide range of people. For example, visiting tourists, local renovators and builders, the Mayor, the shire's heritage advisor, police prosecutor, a linguist, small biz bus staff, RSPCA vet, Pedal Power riders tackling the Tour de Darling route- and recently the newly appointed federal minister for Indigenous Affairs, the Hon. Nigel Scullion (we even have a picture of the latter to prove we did it!).

Many of our interviews are spontaneous- such as when we asked 3 members of the Rebel Motorcycle Club who were passing through Wilcannia after their annual ride to Western Australia.

Interviews are also part of our regular broadcast schedule; for example, Maari Ma's dietician talks to us on Tuesday afternoons about healthy eating and cooking choices.

WRRFM is a gift to community.

It is a communication tool which we would like more local groups and community agencies in Wilcannia to use. Research shows that radio is the most effective medium for reaching audiences, whether for relaying information or marketing. It does not cost anything to broadcast community notices of events, employment and training opportunities, birthday calls and cheerios, special occasions etc.

We want community to use their community radio!