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Millicent ANZAC March live broadcast on 107.7

by S Lowe 5 THE FM newsonline wattlerangenow

The Anzac Day March and Service at the Cross of Sacrifice was broadcast live on 107.7 on Friday 25th April 2014, Wattle Range Community Radio Station situated in Millicent. This is the second time the station has broadcast ANZAC Day Commemorations and will continue to do so as an annual contribution to the men and women who fought for the freedom we enjoy today.

The SES joined with the station for the second time, providing their communications vehicle to broadcast from at the Cross of Sacrifice. This partnership between two community based organisations is an example of what can be achieved for the community, with such partnerships.

Broadcasting the Ceremony live, meant people who couldn’t attend could still be a part of the day and for those unable to attend through illness or age are still able to listen and be involved in this important day.

5THE FM management is grateful to the SES for their support in making this happen with the provision of their vehicle.

5THE FM ‘s Rebekah Lowe and John Drew manned the mics on the day and John read the poem ‘Flanders Field’ at the close of the service. Courtney McIntyre provided war era music from the 5THE FM studios through out the morning in the lead up to the beginning of the service and anchored throughout the live broadcast.

Audio of the service will be posted on WattleRangeNow in coming days. We will let you know when it has been done – stay tuned.


Anzac Day Wreath Ceremony

by S Lowe 5THE FM newsonline wattlerangenow

 The Official Anzac Day Wreath Laying Ceremony has been growing every year  RSL President Steven Tidy said, with nearly every school now taking part, as well as service groups and individuals.

Representatives laying wreaths this year included the RSL laying the traditional red poppy wreath, the Police, CFS, SES, Legacy, Red Cross, Millicent Hospital, Scouts, Guides, Mayor and Mayoress Gandolfi, Hon and Mrs Mitch Williams and schools from around the region.

We have compiled this photos display of many of those laying wreaths.




MSENA Junior Profile


Submitted by Tammy Auld for MSENA

Name –  Kate Falkner-Hunt 

Age – 12 

School / club – Robe Netball Club

What grade do you play – 13&Under

Favourite Position played – Wing Attack

What do you like about playing netball – Playing as a team with friends

Favourite food on a Saturday – Chicken Curry

Favourite Sports idol and why – Travis Boak because he’s a great footballer

AFL club supported – Port Adelaide

What is your favourite netball moment – When we won our first game of competitive netball

Kate Falkner-Hunt