Who’s Who in 22, Media & Influencers: Radio 99.7 Bridge FM

Published 12:00am 19 December 2022

Who’s Who in 22, Media & Influencers: Radio 99.7 Bridge FM
Words by Moreton Daily

Community radio station 99.7 Bridge FM has continued to play ‘great rock variety’ in 2022 while also supporting local organisations and the development of its team of volunteers.

The station is based at Redcliffe but also covers the northern suburbs of Brisbane and the Moreton Bay Region up to Caboolture.

Radio 99.7 Bridge FM supported the Raise it for Redcliffe Hospital appeal again this year, hosting a Radiothon on October 14 from 9am-6pm in the park outside its studios at Redcliffe.

The event helped raise awareness over the airwaves but also brought people together to enjoy a sausage sizzle and entertainment.

Raise it for Redcliffe Hospital raised more than $220,000, so the Rehabilitation and Palliative Care Units’ patient lounges and outdoor courtyards can be refurbished and made more comfortable for patients and families.

The station also supported other community organisations throughout the year including Dakabin RSPCA, Convoy for Kids, Rockin 4 the Homeless, The Breakfast Club of Redcliffe, Redcliffe RSL and others.

Late this year, it ran its Christmas Toy Appeal for children in need.

About 99.7 Bridge FM

Community radio station 99.7 Bridge FM was launched in 1992.

It has a focus on ‘great rock variety’ but also gives locals a chance to develop skills in the industry and promotes community groups and causes.

Since its inception, it has relied on volunteers to run the station with hundreds of people helping it develop into the organisation it is today.

Radio 99.7 Bridge FM has one of the largest radio footprints across all community licences, covering from north of the Brisbane River up to Caboolture.

Community radio provides a pathway for people looking to get into certain areas of the radio industry - whether that be the technical side of things or being an announcer. Many volunteers have gone on to have successful careers in commercial radio.

Radio 99.7 Bridge FM’s station manager is Ray Kerr, who has worked in the industry for decades.

The organisation’s board is made up of seven volunteers who all contribute their time to help with the governance of the station.

It is led by President Don Gailer who has been involved with the station for more than 10 years.

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