8CCC held its Annual General Meeting on the 16th of December in Alice Springs, Joined via video link by members in Tennant Creek, Victoria and New South Wales.

Outgoing president Jorge Basave highlighted some of the key achievements of the past year and also some of the challenges that the station has worked through.

A certificate of appreciation was presented to Rufl- host of Get Out Those Old Records for his ongoing service to community radio with 8CCC’s Longest running show – over 36 years in fact!

Additionally a certificate was awarded to everyone involved in the 8CCC Pop Up Studio, hosted by The Sand Box in the Alice Springs CBD while our major refurbishments where being completed by Rooster Concept Construction.

The Sand Box provided a base for 8CCC presenters to continue broadcasting and engage with a new audience. The capacity of our volunteers to come together, adapt and thrive in this new environment is a testament to the community that supports 8CCC.

Special recognition was also given to Nikki McCoy who in her role as treasurer made a significant impact on the stations financial health- establishing an operational budget and renegotiating our funding agreements to ensure we are able to operate effectively. Nikki has also laid the groundwork for achieving Deductible Gift Recipient status- while she is stepping down as treasurer her achievements will continue to have a positive impact on 8CCC into the future.

The tireless work of Joy Taylor was also given special recognition- as a past chair, tech support, presenter, grants and compliance contractor and producer of great content such as the first season of ‘Many voices Once Place’ joy has shown an incredible commitment to ensuring the voices of Central Australia are represented on community radio. While Joy is taking a step back from her grants consultation role we appreciate Joy’s ongoing support of 8CCC.

A technical trip to Tennant Creek has102.1fm back On Air- 8CCC is committed to supporting community broadcasting in the Barkley region!

Alan Murn gave report back from Tennant Creek where its been a challenging year for 8CCC with airtime lost to technical issues. A recent trip by 8CCC Technician Edan Baxter and Admin Officer Benjamin Erin successfully restored signal to the Barkley and established a road map of ongoing works to ensure the studio and broadcasting link is strong.
2018 brings with it a renewed investment in Community Radio for Tennant Creek with the renewal of the partnership between, 8CCC, Barkley Regional Arts and CAAMA- setting the stage for more locally produced content within a unique collaboration.

Joy Taylor facilitated the AGM and the election process-

Introducing 8CCC’s new board!

Chair: Ilse Pickerd

Ordinary Members: Alan Murn (TC), Marnie Round, Veronica Judge, Ktima Heathcote (TC), Mathew Hill, Jeremy Conlan, Mike Wolke

Proxy Ordinary Member: Kyran Smith

We are excited to welcome new board members to the 8CCC community who bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience. Stay tuned for some introductions to the new team.

8CCC’s New Board will hold their first meeting in January 2018- ready for a big year of radio for Central Australia.

8CCC brings in 2018 with a new board

For those who set New years Resolutions- Dont forget to renew your 8CCC Membership! With upcoming presenter training opportunities and the satisfaction of supporting ongoing broadcast of local content, culture, arts and music- free from commercial interest- there has never been a better time to become a member.