What we are doing
In response to the worldwide pandemic, King Island Radio immediately implemented physical distancing and hygeine practices. The station is considered an essential service for King Island. The Station Manager is the only person authorised to enter the studio or approve any other access. The maximum number permitted in the station studio, Parenna Studio and Town Hall foyer prerecording including the station manager is 2 people.
We are broadcasting live in studio updates with the Mayor Julie Arnold at 12:00/2:00 pm and Podcast available on our facebook page and The update is after the Tasmanian State and National reports to be factual and clarify King Island impacts, local modifications (if any) and King Island Council actions and responses.
All Podcasts of broadcasts can be found on our facebook page facebook.com/kingislandradio and on the facebook King Island Noticeboard page.
Subscribe (free) www.mixcloud.com/KingIslandRadio and our Podcast link to past, new programs and interviews are automatically delivered via email notifcation, link and/or through the free Mixcloud App for Apple and Android devices. This app can be downloaded from Google Play or Apple
Programs are time extended with more interviews, more local news, more King Island voices
Changes and New Programs
As required: Mayor Julie Arnold and COVID-19 live update
King Island Voices: Throughout the day, King Islanders will hear information and messages from the diverse island sectors, organisations and residents.
10:30 a.m. Church Services are broadcast and podcast
12:00 COVID-19 live update with Mayor Julie Arnold
Followed by an extended Sunday Magazine including interviews and specials
Weekly - They Played for Us We Play for Them
Performers that played at the Festival of King Island since 2013. They played for free, now we need to help them. The Program will feature past performers, their music, interviews and information on how to purchase their music and merchandise.
Weds & Fridays 7.30 p.m. The 'special' 'live'lounge room online gigs are sponsored by King Island Radio and the Festival of King Island. The artist is paid a modest fee and free for you. Let's buy a song or an album, share their page or host a Watch party just to support their music. The event schedule can be found facebook @FOKILiveShows Our first program
Youth Week - Schools out - the kids requests take over the airwaves Weds. 3 - 4 pm
ANZAC Day Saturday 25 April
We are prerecording and will broadcast and podcast the Dawn Service, Commorative Service followed by our King Island ANZAC Day program
Mothers Day Sunday 10 May
A message and song request program for King Island Mums here and away. Go to facebook.com/kingislandradio to send your request
Continues with a changing theme each episode
King Island Radio's Mid Winter music and arts event celebrating original music and local performers and creatives in June is hybernating
The Big Mix
New Aussie music and favourites continues 24 x 7
On the Council website and facebook page.
More We have more programs underway - like our facebook page and subscribe to our podcasts on MixCloud (free) and programs will come straight to you when uploaded online and tune in to 100.5FM.
Let us know if you have an idea, a program or a segment you would like to hear, share or have 100.5 FM create
For all COVID 19 medical enquiries and assistance contact the King Island GP practice 64620200 or King Island District Hospital 64629900
We acknowledge that many are feeling the distress, hardship and isolation at this time. For support contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636 or our on lsland counselling services. Healthy Islands (03) 6701 5227 (Robyn McKinnon Counsellor) Anna De La Rue Psychologist 0439394794 For emergencies Call 000