World Radio Day, Thursday 13 February, Voice FM

Voice FM will celebrate World Radio Day by focusing a large part of the day’s programs on the history and value of the Civic Hall, the community’s efforts to save it from demolition, proposed by the City of Ballarat Council, and their push for commercial development of the site.

Enjoy a variety of program segments including talk back, live debate, musical performances and pre-recorded and live interviews with various experts to feature filling a full day’s program.

Special guests will include Robin Grow, President of the Art Deco Society, Chairperson of Save Civic Hall, Dr Penny Greenslade who is leading the environmental impact study, Rod Broadbent who performed at the Civic Hall and who has recently coordinated a group of tradesmen willing to assess and repair the Lower Hall.

Dr Ron van Oers, Vice Director, World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for Asia and the Pacific (WHITRAP) will also contribute to the programme. Based in Shanghai Dr van Oers spoke at a forum late last year about the Heritage Urban Landscape programme, which Ballarat Council has signed up to. His special interest is the contribution older buildings with social and heritage significance make to the life and health of cities.

Tune in to Voice FM 99.9, especially from 9 – 12 noon, and from 3 – 4pm.

Stop Press: Council has declined to participate!

About Merle Hathaway

I am currently Secretary of Save Civic Hall and the co-ordinator of Communications and Media. When not volunteering for SCH, I am a freelance arts administrator, curator and jack of all trades to do with promoting and supporting the arts.