Happy Birthday, OCR FM

CBAA News, 22nd October 2013

OCR FM celebrated 22 years of broadcasting across Colac and surrounding district with a 22 hour broadcast on the weekend.

The 'DJs in PJs' broadcast encouraged all presenters to get behind the microphone in their pyjamas, onesies or dressing gowns, with many presenters applying the theme to their show accordingly. As well as playing listener requests and giving away prizes, there were also live in studio performances.

As part of the broadcast, presenters popped a green balloon each hour which contained a challenge inside to complete during their program. Many of the challenges involved the number 22, such as reciting the alphabet with 22 Smarties in your mouth, successfully putting 22 mini-golf holes in ones, telling 22 jokes in a row and stacking 22 cups into a pyramid. Listeners were kept updated with lots of photos and videos being posted on the OCR FM Facebook page.

At 8:30am on the Saturday morning, presenter Jonathan Graham was taking song requests from listeners when the Bananas in Pyjamas raced into the studio to join the broadcast. Although they didn't talk on air, the Bananas happily strolled down the main street in Colac handing out OCR FM bumper stickers and programs, before heading to Kids Kingdom to meet and greet and take photos.

OCR FM will be finishing their OCRtober celebrations this Friday with the Colac Players at the Colac RSL for their Improvaganza theatre-sports night.

OCR FM is a vital community service for Colac and surrounding districts across the Otways, as well as a large part of Southwest Victoria. OCR FM broadcasts content that is not regularly covered on mainstream media or through national broadcasters.

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