Volunteers making a valuable contribution

ON THE AIR: Affable 2MCE Tuesday breakfast presenter John O’Connell in the studios at community radio 2MCE.

ON THE AIR: Affable 2MCE Tuesday breakfast presenter John O’Connell in the studios at community radio 2MCE.

LAST week was National Volunteer Week and brought home the value of volunteers within the community.

The work of volunteers in this country often goes un-noticed and some interesting facts emerge about volunteers during this time.

Are you aware that there are close to six million people volunteering annually in Australia in many fields, which equates to a little over 25 per cent of the population.

Those volunteers and the organisations and groups they represent, mainly in the not for profit sector, contribute an estimated $290 billion in economic and social contribution to the Australian economy each year, more than the communication, agriculture and tourism industries.

Australian volunteers contribute around 700 million hours of unpaid time each year to local communities and the economic value is also matched by the social and cultural benefits to society.

36 percent of women and 32 percent of men volunteer with those figures a little higher in regional areas compared to that of city dwellers.

2MCE has around one hundred volunteers involved in providing the local community radio service, with some 20,000 volunteers participating in community broadcasting nationwide.

So we salute all volunteers for their achievements. If you would like to become a 2MCE volunteer give us a call on 6338 4790.    

Jukebox fun

SATURDAY Night Jukebox is closing in on 1000 requests for the year and will most probably will hit that mark this Saturday night.

Thanks to Bathurst RSL Club, we will have a prize giveaway to the person who calls in with that 1000th request so get your thinking caps on and try to make it a unique one.

Tim Williams will be hosting this week along with wife Sue, so remember it must be a charting hit from the Jukebox era between the late 50’s to late 80’s. Call up on 6331-0092 between 6pm and 10pm Saturday Night any you could be the winner of the Bathurst RSL Club prize.

If you don’t win that giveaway don’t forget to be listening for the Lewy’s Pizza House prize during the night, which you can win by answering a simple question.

Great prizes, great songs on Saturday Night Jukebox exclusively on 92.3 FM 2MCE.    

John’s quiz

IF you enjoy a good quiz to get the grey matter going, each Tuesday morning John O’Connell comes up with some intriguing questions in his 7.50am pop quiz.

The topics vary, the answers are sometimes open to interpretation but the result is always entertaining and the final question is always of a musical nature and I dare you to come up with a correct answer as John’s musical taste at times is unusual to say the least.

There’s no prizes just the satisfaction of outwitting the grey fox himself as he challenges both the left and right sides of our brains during Tuesday breakfast 7am to 9am on 92.3 2MCE.