New Voices On The Air Waves


Noticed the new voices on todayscountry94one in the past few weeks?

The station is certainly expanding, as the latest Presenter Training Program draws to a close and new presenters are hitting the airwaves with their own programs.

The training program has been hailed as a success by all who took part – trainers and trainees alike.

In all, 11 new presenters will join our much valued team of volunteers. Those volunteers include admin. and technical staff, as well as the voices heard on air.

The newcomers have undergone a period of intensive training and are excited to have the opportunity to be able to share their passion for country music with todayscountry94one’s ever growing audience.

A big welcome to our new presenters.

Photos: (Above) Mike Goodman with the new presenters team. (Below) Natasha Rose and Jono.

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The Australian Bush Ballad Show For UK Radio

The Australian Bush Ballad Show, presented by Dianne Lindsay and Peter Simpson, will soon be heard on UK radio.

Presenter Paul Hazell, who has been hosting a country program in Sussex for approximately 20 years, will play the 100th Australian Bush Ballad Show as a special feature.

Meanwhile Dianne (pictured), has accepted a nomination as Co-Patron of the Belrose Country Music Club.

Dianne said she was delighted to accept the honor.

Closer to home, The Australian Bush Ballad Show can now be heard at 9pm on Tuesdays and 11am Sundays on todayscountry94one.


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Contribution Recognised

Congratulations to todayscountry94one’s deputy chairman Rod McCormack, who was the recipient of a surprise honor at the 2014 Central Coast Business Excellence Awards held at Terrigal’s Crowne Plaza.

During the evening the winners of 11 business categories were recognised.

Rod was presented with a special Outstanding Contribution to the Central Coast Award for his contribution to the arts and music.

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2015 Brand New Star Support

Todayscountry94one’s Brand New Star 2015 promises to be bigger and better than ever, with news that three major sponsors have already agreed to be involved again.

All three clubs who supported this year’s event – Central Coast Leagues Club, Everglades Country Club and Club Wyong – have confirmed that they will be 2015 sponsors.

Brand New Star, which culminated with the Grand Final in July at Central Coast Leagues Club, highlighted the depth of young talent to be found on the Central Coast.

Winner, 16-year-old Ash Sheehan, impressed the judges with her vocal, instrumental and song writing skills.

We look forward to following Ash’s career.


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Sydney Country Music Festival 8 November 2014


Sydney Country Music Festival Brings Thousands To Bella Vista Farm

More than 6500 visitors from across Australia flocked to Bella Vista Farm Park on Saturday for the 2014 Sydney Country Music Festival.

Revellers filtered onto the historic farm park from midday on a glorious Sydney spring afternoon that provided the perfect conditions for country fans.

Fans were treated to performances by a sizzling line-up of artists including McAlister Kemp, The McClymonts, Beccy Cole, Wagons, Chelsea Basham, The Viper Creek Band, Ashleigh Dallas, Luke O’Shea and the finalists of the Silver Saddles talent search.

Also on offer was line dancing, whip cracking, The Hills Shire Music School’s ‘Jam Barn’ with country band ‘The Plough’, the Beaut Utes Show, country kids’ activities and more.

“The Sydney Country Music Festival has now grown from a few hundred attendees in the first year to more than 6500 in 2014. We are expecting it to grow even further in 2015,” Mayor Jefferies said.

“We’ve already locked in significant headliners for next year, with Adam Brand and The Wolfe Brothers confirmed to play and the event scheduled to go for two days.”



Photos: (Top) McAlister Kemp, (Centre) Ashleigh Dallas, (Bottom Left) Beccy Cole and (Bottom Right) daytime crowd.

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2014 Brand New Star Competition Grand Final Photos

Hi Folks,

Here are some photos of the Grand Final of the 2014 Brand New Star Competition.  Thanks to Carmography Photographics for the great photos.










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Ash Sheehan is the 2014 Brand New Star

A 16-year-old singer-songwriter from Kincumber is the 2014 Central Coast Leagues Club Brand New Star.

Ash Sheehan wowed the judges and the audience with her vocal ability, musicianship and songwriting skills when she competed in the Brand New Star Grand Final, held at Central Coast Leagues Club.

She has previously gained experience performing at a variety of venues and functions, ranging from private and corporate events, restaurants, weddings and church services to busking and playing lead roles in three musicals.

Ash won $3000 courtesy of Central Coast Leagues Club plus a one song recording with Simon Johnson at Hillbilly Hut Studio, distributed to media by Daryl Kirkup at CRS and airplay on todayscountry94one.

Runner-up was Aimee Hannan, who has been busy travelling to country music festivals throughout Queensland and New South Wales, winning many awards along the way. In 2006 Aimee was accepted into the Tamworth Junior Country Music College (Camerata) and the following year was asked to perform in the Young Guns of Country concert in Tamworth.

In 2010 she was selected to represent Australia in Beijing, China in the World Star Quest.

The winner of a performance workshop intensive with country music star Gina Jeffreys was 17-year-old Maddie Keevill.

There was a wealth of talent on display during the two heats and at the Grand Final, giving judges Rod McCormack, Greg Flynn and inaugural Brand New Star winner Makaylie Foodey a difficult task.

Chair of the judging panel Rod McCormack said he believed all finalists could have a future in the music industry and urged them to continue with their endeavours.

Because of the high standard of performances Gina Jeffreys had an extra surprise, offering all Grand Finalists the opportunity to take part in a songwriting workshop.

Since its launch by todayscountry94one  in 2010, Brand New Star has discovered and fostered some amazing talent, including Makaylie Foodey, Bryce Sainty and Emily Markham, all of whom have gone on to bigger and better things in the music industry.

todayscountry94one congratulates all 2014 entrants and wishes them every success.

Thanks go to sponsors Central Coast Leagues Club, Everglades Country Club, Club Wyong, Simon Johnson and Hillbilly Hut Studio, Daryl Kirkup and CRS, Imperial Shopping Centre and Gina Jeffreys Singing and Performance Workshops.





Supported by Gosford City Council.

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Photos from Heat 1 of the 2014 Brand New Star Competition

Hi Folks,

Here are a few photos from Heat 1 of the 2014 Brand New Star Competition. Thanks to Carmography Photographics for the great photos.

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Volunteers Needed!

Do you think you have what it takes to be a volunteer presenter on todayscountry94one?

We are looking for people with a love of country music who would like to join our team.

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to take part in our next presenters’ training course, starting soon.

For more information, or to apply, send an email to admin@todayscountry94one or phone 43232441.


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Dates Announced for 2015 Central Coast Country Music Festival

The 2015 Central Coast Country Music Festival will be held on the weekend of 14 and 15 November 2015 and will feature FREE live country music on three stages.

The weekend will also include busking, line dancing, clogging displays, market stalls and entertainment at venues throughout the Central Coast.

Put these dates in your diary for a great weekend of country music!

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