Community atmosphere: Voice FM’s new neighbours at Barkly Square would include the Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council, BGT Jobs and Training and Ballarat Whole Foods Collective. Photo: EDWINA WILLIAMS

A new home for Ballarat’s Voice

July 10, 2019 BY

VOICE FM will relocate its operations to Barkly Square, subject to funding from the government, local businesses and community.

The Barkly Street location will better cater to the station’s current needs, following a recent strategic review. The move means more space, better facilities and appropriate disability access, all which complement Voice’s drive to further enhance and broaden their program diversity.

Board Member, Ron Egeberg is leading the charge to move the community radio station from its current Dawson Street home, and said the directors are all very supportive of the change, planning means of fundraising.

“It’s a unanimous decision of the board on behalf of the volunteers,” he said. “As 99.9 Voice FM is a not-for-profit, volunteer-based community radio station, the board has planned a range of activities to raise the necessary funds to make this relocation a reality.”

Mr Egeberg encourages Ballarat residents and businesses that can help Voice financially, to make contact.

“If you can assist us with this significant initiative, whether that be sponsorship, donations, via PayPal or in-kind services, we will be very pleased to discuss opportunities with you and your organisation. No matter how much, every dollar counts,” he said.

Located at 99.9 on the dial, Voice is by, for and about the Ballarat community. It aims to provide specialised broadcasting for audiences not serviced, targeted or satisfied by commercial radio and the public broadcaster.

Voice FM is currently seeking new board members, individuals for operational committees, on-air presenters, panel operators, and other volunteers.

If you would like to assist the station with their growth and relocation, express interest in a role or source more information please contact the Board Secretary by email at secretary@voicefm.com.au.