Floreena Forbes
Inducted into the Australian Country Music Broadcasters Hall Of Fame
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 106.7 Phoenix Fm
FLOREENA FORBES between 11-1pm 
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The Song
"Just Someone I Used To Know" was recorded by Floreena Forbes this year, 2014 in memory of her husband Wal Forbes who passed away in 1984.
Floreena & Wal Forbes formed their band "Floreena Forbes & The Tumbleweed in 1977. In this video, I have included Floreena's stepson Wayne Forbes whose life was lost  in a motorbike accident along with his 7 year old son. Wayne was their drummer in the earlier years.
This song is on the album
"A Trip Down Memory Lane" as a Bonus track available by going to her website
"Drongo Jack"
Jade Hurley.
Drongo Jack interviews the King of Australian Country Rock.
" Check out Drongo Jack Page"

Travel Club
Yours in Bootscootin' Fun,
Ray, Darryl and Sharron
Phone from Australia:
1800 654 899
Phone from New Zealand:
00 617 5491 2033

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By Lewis Adams

Floreena Forbes & Simon Dillon

Entertained at 106.7 Phoenix Fm 2013 AGM

Committee Members 2016

L/R  Warren Koglin (Ordinary Committee Member), Greg Ralph (Ordinary Committee Member), Bill Whitbread (Vice President), Anne Conway (Secretary), Peter Williams (Treasurer), Samual Harrison (President)Ken Jones (Ordinary Committee Member)

Christmas Party on air at 106.7 Phoenix Fm 2013
Anne  Conway-Floreena Forbes in the studio.
 Christmas Party was arranged by Anne Conway
it was a huge success.Many presenters joined in on air
Anne made the show open to all pesenters & the public
to be a part of the show Christmas Day
Geoff Morris was one of the founding members of 106.7 Phoenix Fm and a tireless worker.He was our first President and current President with only a short time out of that role since we commenced. He was an inspiration to so many 2013  RIP
106.7 Phoenix Fm
Foundation Committee-July 2007
Back.L.Peter Williams,Floreena Forbes,Eddy Ford,
Front .Anne Conway,Glenda Eddy,Geoff Morris,Brian  Hotham.
Committee 2012-Phil Campbell is missing in this photo.
L. Olive Bice & Floreena Forbes Bendigo's 2 Country Divas at 106.7 Phoenix 1st 10years on the airwaves 6.1.2018
Award for Phoenix Fm 106.7 Victoria 2012
Winner of the 2012 CBAA National Indigenous
Broadcasting Award

L.Sue Tuitupou-Samual Harrison..Anne Conway.Bill Whitbread

 Phill Beer was one of five  finalists in the CBAA Awards under the Category of Best New Radio Program – Music and the episode nominated was “The War Movies”.


Floreena Forbes
 First Committee of
106.7 Phoenix Fm

Floreena is a Radio DJ  for Phoenix fm Victoria since 1992 were she
encourages  live music in the studio, interviews and playing favourite requests, she  enjoys filling in for other presenters and presents Country Music Country,Bluegrass,Blues Music between 11am- 1pm 
Floreena is a foundation member of Phoenix Fm and has been involved with community radio since 1996  she began her  radio career at 89.5 Triple C Fm
2007 became a foundation member of 106.7 Phoenix Fm and is still enjoying presenting her shows today.
Floreena & Jack Paten presented a program about the history of country music up until 2015,this program was very popular for around 5-6 years.  
Floreena continues to present Country,Bluegrass,Blues Music & Music Mix 11 -  1pm and still enjoys interviews & live music in the studio
Floreena is also a Country Music Entertainer,she  remembers where it began - singing with her family around the campfire on the Murray River's edge on fishing trips and singing with her father playing the button accordion at the family home.
The love of her favourite music eventually led to her forming her own Country Music band in 1977 called the Tumbleweed Country Band.The band took a bus full of their fans and toured over Victoria NSW and Melbourne working in the clubs,hotels etc for 25 years.
Throughout her musical career Floreena has ran many successful festivals and concerts, working constantly for the community and for many charity organisations today
Floreena has facebook page
Jack Paten
Floreena Interviewed Country Music Historian ( Jack Paten ) also known as DRONGO JACK  on 106.7 Phoenix fm in Central Victoria between 11.15 –11.45am every second Thursday up until 2015, he contributed written material to “Floreena Promotes Country”  this history can be seen on this website, Country Music & Hillbilly Heaven pages"Tripping Down Memory Lane as well as Drongo Jack Page 
You may ask where the name “Drongo Jack” came from and why Jack Paton uses the name Drongo Jack.

Jack has used the name Drongo Jack as a stage persona for many years following a career in acting. He enjoys going back in time and has a great knowledge in the history of Country & Rock & Roll Music

Sit back, relax and enjoy the stories of special artists that helped pave the way for many  great stars of told
Anne Conway & Sue Tuitupou

Anne Conway                                                                                                                                 
has had a long and varied career in the Country Music industry. She has travelled through much of Australia performing and also toured New Zealand with an Australian Showcase

Anne records on the Birubi recording label and currently has four C.D.album’s available.

Anne Conway first became involved with Community Radio in 1983 and since then has worked in many facets of the industry both in project work, research and presenting.  Anne is a Foundation Member of Phoenix FM and has been on Committee of Management since its inception

Anne presents "Koori Grapevine" with items of interest for both the local and indigenous and mainstream populations,interviews and indigenous music
 Winner of the 2012 CBAA National Indigenous Broadcasting Award
SueTuitupou and Anne Conway showcase some local Aboriginal women who have achieved either in their careers or with their families or just life – there are some wonderful examples here in Bendigo but we may find it hard getting them in to talk about themselves

Anne Conway also presents a program "The Fur Children Show"
Two Dingo Puppies at their graduation at Puppy School
They were both born at Australian Dingo Foundation which is just down near Melton –
They have been there a number of times and Ed (from Koori Grapevine) is sponsoring two dingoes.                                                                                                                                      They are now at the Bargo sanctuary but they were born here
Anne & Bill Took Nara to Vegicarian Festival  at The Great Stupa (Atisha Centre). She had another blessing and came home with a prayer cord on her collar and some blessed treats.

Here are some photos from the day.

Bill Whitbread is currently a member of Phoenix’ Committee of Management and also the Programming Committee. 
He presents a program
Thursday morning
Secret Mens Business -8.10 Pm Thursdays,!  Bill plays all Australian music usually by male artists who put a male and often irreverent perspective on things.
 Bill also presents
 Rock For Seniors, Wednesday afternoons  2.30 – 4.30pm

David Kieth
I came to Australia from Dundee, Scotland in 1960, so I am really “Dinky- Dy”?

Spent some years in Melbourne, Swan Hill and arrived in Bendigo in 1975, for what was supposed to be a short time?

Taught Practical classes at White Hills Tech. [Weroona College] for seventeen years,took an early retirement, had a great holiday overseas, mostly in Scotland,with my wife Jo.

I joined 3CCC in October 1982, enjoyed every minute of it. There are always “Magic” moments on radio, and one such moment was when I played a special tune for my wife’s birthday,I started off by saying “To my number one Wife “—very soon after the manager rushes into the studio and asked what I had said on Air, he said there was a very irate listener on the phone. I picked up the phone and discovered it was a regular listener, very upset about my number one wife, she thought I was a Christian person, and should only have one wife.

It took a bit of explaining, but I convinced her it was just a figure of speech- we remained friends.

I have had many highlights over the years, but two that  were certainly up there with the best were interviews, the first was with a very famous Scottish singer Kenneth McKellar,who turned out to be a charming personality, and very appreciative of his time on the radio. The second interview was with John Woods, actor, well known from“Blue Heelers” , and also from his many stage roles, but I just could not get him to wear the kilt?

I am a member of Phoenix Fm and have a Scottish program"Scotts Corner" Mondays between 2.30 and 4.30pmand" ,Monday.with"MishMash",9 until 10;30 A.M.


Peter Sheahan

Peter Sheahan is a multi-talented member of the Phoenix FM team with many years of radio broadcast experience under his belt.

Peter is married with children and grandchildren and his family are an integral part of his life.

Leader of Easy Rhythm Band, Peter and his wife Evelyn regularly perform charity shows – especially for the elderly.  Peter and Evelyn are known through many parts of mainland Australia and also Tasmania and usually spend several months each year out “on the road”.

Peter has received numerous awards over the years for his commitment to Country Music, his songwriting and performances.   He also has several C.D. albums available.

Peter presents a Program "Morning Mix" Tuesday, & Sunday mornings. Peter can be contacted on (03) 5446 3805

feedback@phoenixfm.org     http://www.phoenixfm.org

 Jenny Rainsford

I'm Jenny Rainsford and I have been with Phoenix FM radio since its inception.

I present 'Keeping in Tune' on a Sunday between 6pm - 8pm.

I mainly play contemporary and some traditional Christian music, share some interesting reflections that I come across, and pass on news of happenings in the local churches, with occasional interviews.

'A Smorgasbord of Easy Listening' on a Friday morning 10am – 11.30, is another program that I enjoy presenting. Being a 'smorgasbord' means that I can select from a wide range of music, from classical to rock. It's my hope (one day) to introduce a Gardening, and a Cookery segment.

Music can have a great therapeutic effect on listeners and it's good to be able to share with others from my collection gathered over the years.  I have been involved with two other radio stations in past years.

I count it a privilege to be on the Committee of Management and the Program Committee and to be a part of our great community station, reaching out not just to our local community but around the world.

I enjoy my family and their activities, and have various interests including involvement with the La Trobe Uni Chaplaincy Drop-in Centre; school Chaplaincy and church and other community groups.  Gardening, music, singing, playing instruments, reading, and visiting others are also ways I enjoy using my time.

Miss M
Miss M
I am an Expressionist artist who gains inspiration from Wassily Kandinsky, Franz Marc and August Macke. It is my intention to express emotions rather than represent external reality. I do this by applying bright, bold colours, exaggerated shapes and distorted imagery.
have exhibited in many galleries including: Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Bendigo Regional Art Gallery, Bendigo, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne, Gasworks Arts Park, Melbourne, Tap Gallery, Sydney, Linden, Melbourne, Steps Gallery, Melbourne, Parramatta Artists Studios, Sydney, Synergy Gallery, Melbourne, Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Maryborough, Gallery B – BRIT, Bendigo, 15W Gallery, Melbourne, Intrude Gallery, Melbourne, Phyllis Palmer Gallery, Bendigo
I have many highly commended awards between 2008-2009
I have studied the Bachelor of Visual Arts (Fine Art), at La Trobe University from 1997-1999.
In 2000 I studied the Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) (Fine Art),at La Trobe University.
I am also a songwriter/guitarist/keyboardist, a linguist (German, Indonesian, Japanese, Chinese, French and Italian), and was a radio announcer on 89.5Fm
Miss M is now an active member with 106.7 Phoenix fm and is the Vols Coordinator and the Music Librarian. recently ran  fundraiser at the Star Cinima in Eaglehawk Bendigo, also a fundraiser art exhibition from last year.Barbecues & much more.






Floreena Forbes & Olive Bice Bendigo's 2 Country Divas 2018
Floreena Forbes 2018

Floreena as Dolly
Send Me The Pillow You Dream On
Olive Bice, Graham Rodger Floreena Forbes
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 Floreena Forbes & Vanessa Warra
     "Drongo Jack" Interviews with         Olive Bice & Beverley McShanagg
Olive Bice 2016
Releases first single
from upcoming new album


Drongo Jack