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Become a Presenter on MAINfm

MAINfm encourages programming that reflects our community interests. We aim to encourage direct participation in programming by community members including individuals and interest groups.

MAINfm seeks applicants with innovative ideas for programs that are described in our Program and Music Policies. These are available at:  http://mainfm.net/

The Program Committee will accept proposals at any time and allocates air time according to availability of suitable time slots on the program grid. It will review the information you provide as the first step. Preference will be given to paid up members of MAINfm. (Information about becoming a member can be found here: http://mainfm.net/membership/)

Please answer the questions in the below form with as much detail as possible to give the committee a full picture of what your show would sound like. If your show goes to air this form will be filed at the station for reference.

Audience Identification & Targeting
Programs should target our audience, which includes people committed to:

1. Local news and current affairs
2. Community events and special days
3. History
4. Lifestyle – food, gardening etc.
5. Environmental action and conservation
6. Education innovation, showcasing, and reform
7. Youth oriented and youth conducted programs
8. Civic engagement, leadership, and local action
9. Community work of and by underrepresented populations i.e., indigenous people, women, and the LGBTQI members
10. Innovative civic ideas from our community and other communities to build local knowledge and discussion
11. Arts and culture

In addition to talk-based platforms, we seek music-based broadcasting which presents genres to reflect and celebrate the diverse populations in the central goldfields community.

To propose a show for MAINfm, please submit a proposal using the form below:

Programme Proposal

To propose a show for MAINfm, please submit a proposal using the form below.
  • Please provide contact details for someone to contact in the event of an emergency, including name, phone number and email address.
  • Please describe the type, content, name, and format of your show. Please specify your target audience.
  • How many people will be involved in your show? (i.e., Who would host the show? Will it be guest-dependent?)
  • Generally MAINfm has one and two hour programs that are aired weekly. However, we are open to suggestions including the production of short inserts for existing programs, provided you have the agreement of the presenter of an existing program. How often would you like for your program to air – weekly, monthly or at some other interval? How long will your program or insert run? Longer shows should be broken down into smaller segments for explanation.
  • Why is this show important for the community? What motivates you to want to do this show?
  • What resources do you have at your disposal to produce your show (people, equipment, content, contacts, etc.)?
  • Are there any partners or supporters in the community that your program would attract to provide content support and sponsorship for your proposed show?
  • What experience/expertise do you have? Please include any experience with broadcasting, as well as expertise that relates to your proposed content.
  • If there is not an opening for your show at this time, would you still be interested in volunteering at MAINfm in another capacity? Would you be interested in collaborating with others on a similar idea? If you have other specific interests, please include.

Volunteer Opportunities

MAINfm is a community radio station staffed almost entirely by volunteers – in fact around 90 presenters, committee members and station volunteers collaborate to keep MAINfm the voice of our local community.

Volunteering at MAINfm doesn’t just help us out – there are heaps of opportunities for experience, not only in media production and presentation, but in many behind-the-scenes areas such as:

  • Music Library management
  • Technical assistance
  • Audio production
  • Office administration and reception
  • Website maintenance
  • Promotion and fundraising
  • Outside Broadcast crew
  • IT support and maintenance
  • Committee roles

If you are interested in volunteering at MAINfm, complete the form below and our Volunteer Coordinator will get in touch with you to discuss how you can get into community radio.

Volunteer at MAINfm

  • If you wish to present a show please stop using this form and refer to the form titled: 'Programme Proposal' above.
  • General Volunteer duties

    Please detail any interest or experience you have in the following areas:

Please note:

  • You will need to successfully complete the MAINfm Presenter Training Course to qualify for consideration as a presenter.
  • You will be required to sign a Code of Practice to abide with the various clauses of our Code of Ethics and the policies of CDR Inc.
  • Membership of the organisation which is $50 a year. Becoming a member gives you a vote at any elections held by CDR Inc.
  • You may be required to apply for a ‘Working with Children’ authorisation. We do have forms available. Photo ID costs will be the responsibility of the individual.