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Eastside Radio 89.7 FM

Phone: (02) 9331-3000
Fax: (02) 9360-1617
Email: eastside@eastsidefm.org

Postal Address:
P.O. Box 343
Paddington NSW 2021

Studio address:
Paddington Town Hall
249a Oxford Street, Paddington
(cnr Oxford St and Oatley Rd)

Co-operative Membership                                89.7 FM, Eastside Radio is owned and operated by the Radio Eastern Sydney Co-operative Limited, a not-for-profit organisation serving the diverse communities of Sydney and the Eastern Suburbs. If you have an interest in community affairs, music or the Arts or wish to volunteer to be part of this vibrant radio station, you should call the Station on 9331 3000. You might also consider joining the Co-operative and having your say in the operation of 89.7 FM.

Station Profile
On-air since 1983, community station Eastside Radio broadcasts to the greater eastern Sydney area and beyond. We provide the best of specialist music, community and arts programs.

Coverage and Audience
You can hear Eastside Radio throughout the municipalities of Botany, Randwick, Waverley, and Woollahra, plus the City of Sydney.

Who listens to Eastside Radio?
15% of people aged 14 and over listen regularly to community radio. Eastside's signal reaches upwards of 300,000 people in the heart of the city. A conservative estimate of our audience is 30,000 people.

Our Programs
Our music encompasses the full range of music styles - from swing to Latin to bebop. Our specialist music programs cover soul, blues and funk, Cuban and Brazilian, gypsy, world and dance. We also have magazine shows with talk and interviews:  Arts in the morning, with stories on the arts and Drive East in the afternoons, featuring discussion of community and political issues.

Our Presenters
Eastside's presenters are enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteer presenters, many of whom are prominent figures in Australian music, the arts and the community.

Board of Directors
and Staff

The Co-operative is run by an elected Board of Directors who meet every month to make decisions about the operation and direction of your radio station. The current Board is:

Rob Strange

David Baker

Wally Wrightman

William Ehmcke

Phillip James

Gabrielle Haumesser


Station Manager:
Barry Spicer

Station Administrator:
Tony Smythe