The 101FM monthly movie returns for 2020 with Downhill. Join the 101FM team at Event Cinemas Loganholme and Browns Plains on Wednesday, 11th March for morning tea prior to the movie which will be starting at 10.30am.
Downhill stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Will Ferrell and Miranda Otto. Barely escaping an avalanche during a family ski vacation in the Alps, a married couple is thrown into disarray as they are forced to reevaluate their lives and how they feel about each other. To watch the trailer click on the link - Downhill.
Upgrade to 101FM Studio A - Here at 101FM we have just completed an upgrade to Studio A resulting in the biggest change to how presenters play out their programs in about 10 years. Previously we operated one computer to play the announcements and another to play the music. The announcement program and its computer were quite old still running on Windows 7 Pro 32 bit so if this computer had failed it could not be replaced as Windows 7 is no longer supported and Windows 7 operating system can no longer be purchased.
We were also running a DJ program to play out the music which was not specifically designed as a radio play out system and was running into limitations with the large amount of music we have available at the station. The decision was made to replace both these computers with a single computer running a purpose designed radio play out system on a new computer. This has meant that all presenters have had to be trained on the new system and with so many presenters at the station this has been quite a challenge.
You will possibly notice some glitches in the program as presenters become familiar with the new system. Fortunately we are still running the old system in our second studio, Studio B, so those presenters who do not feel comfortable with the new system can still use this second studio. However, in about 6 weeks the second studio will also be upgraded so both studios will operate in the same way.
Following the work being completed in Studio B, the outside broadcast desk will also be upgraded. In this way we are continuing to improve the facilities at 101FM and keeping the equipment and the sound up to date. As always we thank you for your continued support.
We wanted to give our listeners an update on the technical issues that we had been experiencing. From August 2019 the station had been running on our old standby transmitter after having problems with our main transmitter and sending it off to be repaired, which meant that we had to run on reduced power. Unfortunately when the main transmitter came back it failed again during testing, so was packaged up and sent to England before Christmas for repairs. It has now been returned, tested and is back in service.
As we had been running on the old standby transmitter at reduced power, a further failure would have put us off the air so Management approved the purchase of a new FM exciter and power amplifier. These were installed which meant that we were able to return to full power while using the standby transmitter. We can now transmit on full power with both the main and standby transmitters.
You can imagine that all this work is quite expensive Therefore, we are extremely grateful to the Logan community who continue to support 101FM.
101FM will be doing an Outside Broadcast at Motorama Mitsubishi Springwood on Saturday 28th September 2019 starting from 9am and going until 1pm. So join us at 3447 Pacific Hwy, Springwood.
Seasons Twilight Markets are on again Saturday 21st September 2019 from 5pm to 8pm and Logan City's 101FM will be there from 4pm to 7pm broadcasting live at Seasons Aged Care , 881 Kingston Road, Waterford West.
Join the 101FM team at the September monthly movie Downton Abbey at Event Cinemas Loganhome and Browns Plains on Wednesday 18th September for morning tea at 9:30am with the movie to start at 10:30am.
Downton Abbey stars Hugh Bonneville Jim Carter Michelle Dockery Elizabeth McGovern Maggie Smith Imelda Staunton and Penelope Wilton.
As the beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance.
To watch the trailer click on the following link - Downton Abbey