Life FM to mark 20 years

Life FM will celebrate its 20th year with an event in Traralgon next month. Pictured is founding Life FM Chief Executive, Deb Bye. Photo: Contributed

LIFE FM Gippsland will mark 20 years on air with a 20th birthday celebration in March.

The event will be on held Saturday, March 23 from 6pm at the Traralgon Golf Club (Princes Highway, Traralgon).

The evening will include dinner, music, laughter and memories of 20 years of Life FM.

Life FM Gippsland, a Christian community radio station, first went to air in the early hours of October 29, 2003, on the 103.9 FM frequency, on which it still broadcasts.

Two decades later, 103.9 Life FM Gippsland is still going strong, broadcasting positive, uplifting music and messages of hope across the region, as well as locally-produced programs.

Station manager David Braithwaite said there was a lot to celebrate.

“While Life FM first went to air in 2003, efforts to get us on the air go back to 1999 with the work and vision of inaugural chief executive Deb Bye and a group of dedicated volunteers, who had a desire to give the Christian community a place in Gippsland radio,” David said.

“We want to celebrate those who made Life FM what it is today: a vibrant community radio station broadcasting a positive message, and to introduce the new generation of presenters, producers and volunteers who will take the vision of Life FM into the future.

“Anyone who has played a part in Life FM’s success, including valued listeners and sponsors, are invited to attend our 20th birthday event, which promises to be an unforgettable evening.”

The night will include music from recognised local artists Chico Johnson, Natalie Ambrose and David Eime, as well as presentations from former Life FM personalities Deb Bye and Randell Green, whose voices would be familiar to long-time listeners of Life FM.

“You’ll hear stories about how Life FM came to be and of our journey over the past two decades,” David said.

“You’ll also have the opportunity to mingle with the current Life FM team and other like-minded individuals who share a passion for great music.”

Tickets to Life FM’s 20th Birthday Celebration cost $25 each, and are available from tinyurl.com/3w3er92a

For more information, phone 5143 0355 during business hours or email gippsland@lifefm.com.au

For catering purposes, RSVP by March 2. The event is supported by Latrobe City Council.