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Hawkesbury Post Faced Alleged Harassment from Local Authorities

8/1/24 Starter Muse The Hawkesbury,  Australia In an unbelievable turn of events, the Hawkesbury Post, now under the new leadership of editor and co-owner Samantha Magnusson, found itself in the crosshairs of Hawkesbury City Council Mayor Sarah McMahon. The incident unfolded on the evening of Tuesday, August 22, 2023 Magnusson was greeted by local police following a harassment complaint filed by Mayor McMahon. According to Magnusson, the basis of the […]

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In the media

CADA Faces Identity Crisis Amidst Ambitious Rebranding Efforts

StarterMuse   Sydney, Australia - September 19, 2023   In a surprising turn of events, CADA, formerly known as The Edge, has found itself embroiled in an identity crisis following its ambitious rebranding efforts earlier this year. Once a Western Sydney broadcaster with a steadfast commitment to hip hop and R&B, the station's recent transformation into a national multi-platform brand has left both listeners and industry experts scratching their heads. […]

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Media

The Younger Generations Varied Perspectives on 2GB’s Ray Hadley’s Influence

Starter Muse August 29, 2023 Sydney, Australia - Ray Hadley, the venerable voice of Australian talk radio, has long been a household name. Yet, among younger generations, opinions about the media veteran are as diverse as the topics he tackles on air. While some find resonance in his commentary, others feel a growing disconnect. At 68, Hadley recently celebrated his 150th consecutive radio survey win, a testament to his enduring […]

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News

Central Coast Residents Ask: ‘Who Invited Alan Jones to the Party?

Residents of the Central Coast were left reeling this week after it was announced that controversial radio presenter Alan Jones would be joining community station Coast FM963. The move was the brainchild of station patron John Singleton, who reportedly extended the invitation after being inundated with questions from locals that he couldn't answer. "If anyone knows how to provide a national voice for the residents of the Central Coast, it's […]

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News

How a Fake Tweet and Poor Journalism Led to Defamatory Remarks by 2SM Hosts and Callers

On March 1, 2023, three presenters from radio station 2SM made defamatory statements about the Australian Prime Minister after a fake tweet attributed to the leader was circulated online. The tweet suggested that the Prime Minister was advocating for the protection of paedophiles. The presenters, who have a large audience in Sydney and across Australia, used the fake tweet to make accusations against the Prime Minister and invited callers to […]

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Events

Farewell to 89.9

The ACMA have decided to not renew the license on 89.9 for Hawkesbury Radio or provide a FM license for Starter FM. So Starter FM and Hawkesbury Radio are saying farewell to the 89.9 frequency. Join us laughs, music and memories from the past 40 years of Hawkesbury Radio and 9 years of Starter FM for one last FM broadcast 6-12 Saturday Morning and stream it LIVE on https://starterfm.com.au, the […]

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Marcus Paul

Update to the Marcus in the Morning breakfast show

Update to the Marcus in the Morning breakfast show: Marcus Paul In The Morning is finishing up, and Marcus will be taking an extended break from all media work. Hopefully the show will be back in some capacity down the track. Starter FM and Marcus Paul would like to Thank each and every one of our listeners and supporters both on and off the air. It's been an amazing few […]

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Events

Hawkesbury Area Radio Survey

Starter FM & Hawkesbury Radio with the help of the CBAA is conducting a 5min survey on the current status of community broadcasting in the Hawkesbury area. Click the link below to have your say. https://survey.alchemer.eu/s3/90465274/7b5f5b38336e This survey will reflect your uncensored opinion on: Pulse FM Radio Hawkesbury Gold 89.9FM Harmony FM WHCR FM/VIBE FM Starter FM & Hawkesbury Radio Have your say now!

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Featured

Marcus Paul on Starter FM!

Marcus Paul has moved to Starter FM! Tune-in to his show Marcus Paul In The Morning this Monday the 7th at 7am on Starter FM. How you can listen: Computer: Listen via our website in HD: https://starterfm.com.au just click the play button on the home page. iHeartRadio App (Search “Starter FM”) iOS - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iheartradio/id290638154 Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.clearchannel.iheartradio.controller Tune-In Radio App (Search “Starter FM”) iOS - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tunein-radio/id418987775 Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=tunein.player

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Acknowledgement of country

Starter FM would like to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live and work today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. We extend that respect to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander listeners and community

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