MAINfm Rogies: Radio Awards Night & Party

MAINfm presents Castlemaine’s inaugural radio awards night…

Saturday 7 December
Wesley Hill Hall
5:30pm for 7pm start

Come along & celebrate our presenters, and be sure to cast your vote in the following categories:

  • Chatterati Talk Award
  • The Rex Watts Music Award
  • New Kid on The Block Award
  • Fresh Award
  • Old Hand Radio Award
  • The Gold Rogie

Food trucks, bar, music from Stop That Mammoth & World Turtle World. Free Entry.

Turn Me ON Radiothon


Radiothon 2019 was a blast – we can’t thank you enough, our loyal listeners, for your continued support.  Til next year, stay tuned to 94.9 MAINfm – community radio rocks!

Massive thanks to all our 2019 prize donors:

Animus Distillery
The Art of Healing magazine
Bike Vault
Brooklyn Arts Hotel
Castlemaine Community House
Castlemaine Natural Health
Castlemaine Veterinary Clinic
Castlemaine Vintage Bazaar
Coffee Basics/Das Kaffee Haus
Cornerstore Merchants
Criterion or Railway Hotel
Diggers Store
Dulce Lunar @ Lot 19
Fish n Shells
Fryers Tea House
Good Life Careers
Gung Hoe Growers
Harcourt Valley Vineyards
Julia Chapman Design
Maine Second Hand Centre
Maine Shoes & Accessories
New Northern
Parsons Motor & Body
Penny Ryan Photography
Pud for All Seasons
Saint Florian Café
Shedshaker Brewing
Skin n Tonik
Sound Recordings
Super Hero Banh Mi
Tara Creative Centre – Taradale
Taradale Glamping
Theatre Royal
Yoga Living Castlemaine with Eliza Terry
Yoga Reflections with Jane Mallick

Huge congratulations to the winners of our major prizes:

Angus Gratton – 2 nights at the Brooklyn Arts Hotel, Fitzroy

David Norris – 2 nights at the Diggers Store, Campbells Creek

Rohan Wightman – weekend glamping in Taradale

Lucy Young – overnight accommodation at the New Northern Arts Hotel, Castlemaine

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$35 waged/$25 concession/unwaged
$60 passionate
$10 under 12s and pets
$100 business
$60 community groups

So many reasons to subscribe. When you subscribe to MAINfm for a year you will receive the following perks:

  • The MAINfm subscriber card to receive discounts at our growing community of subscriber discounters around town
  • The super cool MAINfm bumper sticker for your car (designed by Julia Chapman)
  • Free or discounted entry to MAINfm affiliated events
  • Our bi-monthly newsletter featuring all the latest news and events
  • The warm and fuzzy feeling you get from keeping your community radio on air and being a valued member of the MAINfm family
  • Exclusive eligibility to win on-air giveaways and Radiothon prizes if you subscribe during Radiothon month
  • Businesses and Community Groups will also be acknowledged with their logo on the MAINfm website.

The 2019 MAIN Kick Off

MAINfm’s annual footy fundraiser…

MAIN Kick Off After Party

What better way to celebrate the biggest and best game of footy this side of the Great Dividing Range, than to come and catch some damned good live music at the local?!

$10 entry – all proceeds go to MAINfm.
Entry includes a free pot of Stone & Wood Pacific Ale or a house wine (Thanks Bridge Hotel!!!)

Whadda lineup:

DAVO – Castlemaine’s biggest and best covers band! Sure to give you an uncontrollable urge to dance! Featuring members of: The OOga Boogas, Affordable Repayments, HR, & DEAD.

Gonzo – Thrash, stash, and bash at its finest. Formed in the sunny seaside town of Ocean Grove, Gonzo are a real life rock band that now resides in Melbourne. You can check out their last recording here: (coincidentally recorded smack bang in the middle of Campbells Creek!)

Aplegate – Lo-fi progressive pop & psychedelic jam outs?! Yes please. Here’s some of their live recordings for a bit of a taste: Formed in and loved by Castlemaine!

The Great Wilcannia Musical Instrument Recombobulation Concert!


MAINfm presents: The Great Wilcannia Musical Instrument Recombobulation Concert!

Sunday 7th April 1pm-6pm.

Archer, Rex, and Zeb are heading to Wilcannia to run musical workshops, forge a relationship between Wilcannia River Radio & MAINfm, record local people and make a bloody great radio series: ‘Adventures of the Heart’.

We need your help to make this happen! WE need your unused/no longer needed musical insstruments.

ENTRY: free with donated instrument, or $10
100% of proceeds go to the Wilcannia community.

Archer + Band
Cathy Burke
Kavisha Mazzella
Mick Coates & the Shallow Gravediggers
Mon Coeur
Railroad Rex & the Hapless Brakemen
Kenny Jo Blake
Plus special guests

List of desired instruments:
electric guitars
electric bass
acoustic guitars

Summer Request Line


Summer Request Line Submissions

Submit your all time favourite hit of the summer to be played on the MAINfm playlist! One entry per person only. We prefer you to submit an MP3 file, but if you can't source the file, just tell us the name of the song and the artist and we'll do our best to source the track and put it on the summer playlist! We will be profiling some of the best songs and descriptions on social media. Please let us know if you prefer to remain anonymous.
  • Please add your MP3 file here if you have one.
  • We will be profiling some of the best songs and descriptions on social media. Please let us know here if you prefer to remain anonymous.