About Hot FM

Our Vision

Our vision is simple: to build and maintain a viable community owned and operated radio station that supports and provides an outlet for alternative music genres and multicultural programs in the Sunraysia region. 

Our Mission

We’re on a mission to operate and maintain an informative, entertaining, socially connected community radio station that offers the community the opportunity to access programs not available through other sources. Hot FM is committed to providing training and access opportunities for members of the public to be trained in all aspects of the radio industry.

Even more…

Sunraysia Community Radio Association (SCRA) Incorporated began broadcasting as HOT FM in April 1991 and is a well-established community broadcaster in Sunraysia, with a loyal listening audience and a loyal sponsor base. 

In 2017 Hot FM made a huge transition moving away from country music, to now offering contemporary, easy listening music for our 35+ audience. 

Hot FM has nine different cultural groups presenting programs with subgroups also presenting programs. These cultural programs offer the local community differing language groups, with cultural music and information in first language.  

One of the major strengths of Hot FM’s programming that attracts a large listening audience is our local sports coverage. Live local football coverage of one match every Saturday during the Sunraysia Football League season. Live Big V Basketball coverage every Mildura Heat home game. A lawn bowls show Saturday mornings during the bowls season in Sunraysia. 

Hot FM has a strong band of 53 presenters/volunteers who broadcast with the station on a weekly basis. 

We broadcast live 24 hours a day of local content and enjoy a long history of community support.  

Hot FM provides a local broadcast to Sunraysia on 106.7 and 90.7 for Robinvale, Wentworth and Ouyen, with a high-quality community broadcasting service. We reach a worldwide audience from streaming live online.

The Committee

Paul Clarke, President

Paul is enthusiastic about community music programs, having been actively involved in presenting a number of not-for-profit music events including: Eltham Jazz, Food & Wine Festival and Cullulleraine Music Festival.

Combined with the knowledge and skills gained from his day job as a Technologist, Paul brings a variety of experience to the Hot FM committee.

Glenn Milne, Vice President

Freelance Press Photographer, Assoc Dip in Welfare Studies, Dip Business Management Health and Community Services, Crane Drive and Current Councilor and former Mayor of Mildura Rural City Council.

A life member of MASP, board member of SRS and past board member of Lower Murray Water. Married with seven children and nine grandchildren.

Glenn has previously served as a board member of Hot FM in the 90’s and early 2000’s. He was an evening program presenter and a daytime presenter for a short stint. 

His constant involvement with Hot FM from the very beginning of the station, and after a break of around 15 years, he looks forward to assisting the board and volunteers to develop stronger community and business ties to ensure the station continues to grow from strength to strength.

Kerri Manger, Treasurer

Kerri is an enthusiastic and long time supporter of community radio. Kerri is also co-owner of Audisound in Mildura. 

Phil Kettle, Committee Member

Phil is a successful published author. He is known around the world for his love of writing books for children and visiting schools to talk about reading and writing. Phil has published over 200 books.

Julie Jewell, Committee Member

Julie has a long history in local government, currently working at Business Event Facilitator & Special Events.

Julie brings a wealth of experience with community organizations along with strong governance experience.

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Key Personnel

Ivan Behsmann, Station Coordinator

Ivan is Hot FM’s Station Coordinator, who is responsible for the overall day to day management of the station, including the coordination of volunteers, ensuring access and equity for Hot FM’s volunteer workers and affiliates. The Station Coordinator also acts as the Executive Officer to the SCRA Committee of Management and to Community Radio Federation.

Ivan is the co host of Talking Taboo, and The Early Morning Stakeout. He is part of the entertaining trio of The Bowls Show. He interviews local political members on Tues & Thurs mornings – asking the questions you want asked.

Robert Manger, Technical Support Manager

Rob is an enthusiastic and long time supporter of community radio. Rob is also co-owner of Audisound in Mildura. 

He is the technical expert for Hot FM who maintains our audio to keep it running successfully, and trains our volunteers with all things tech – to bring you their shows.

Program Team

Simon D’Vine, Program Team Manager

Simon (aka: Dinga) is an enthusiastic member of the Hot FM team. Dinga featuring on the popular “Afternoon D’Light”, Friday afternoons drive time.

As the Program Team Manager, Dinga strives to get new content for Hot FM listeners.

Fiona Mcglashan

Fiona (aka: Fi) is a member of the dynamic duo that presents “Talking Taboo” on Friday evening.

Fi brings her limitless enthusiasm to the Program Team to ensure Hot FM continues to have a variety of interesting content that reflects the diversity of the Sunraysia region.

Em Tasci

Em hosts one of Hot FMs most popular shows: “Saturday Night Mayhem”.

Em is passionate about the success of Hot FM and enthusiastic about providing variety of content to the community.

Robyn Aitken

Robyn is a keen newsreader for the Hot FM “Local News.”

Robyn is an enthusiastic member of the Hot FM team and program team, committed to continuing her support with the team.

How we operate