Great Southern FM stalwart honoured with broadcasting room dedication and lifetime membership
A community radio stalwart will be honoured next week with a broadcasting room dedicated to him and lifetime membership at Great Southern 100.9 FM.
Studio Two at the station will be renamed the Ken Ewers-Verge Studio in honour of Ken Ewers-Verge, with a plaque set to be mounted outside the door and unveiled at next Thursday’s event.
Mr Ewers-Verge has been volunteering with GSFM for 23 years, serving as a presenter, trainer, program manager and management committee chair.
He has been with the station from its early days and been instrumental in maintaining its presence on the airwaves.
Current chair and presenter Julie Bright said he was especially helpful in setting up studio two.
“Around 2010, Ken set about purchasing equipment and built our Studio Two from the ground up,” Ms Bright said. “Ken is now our technical person and essentially keeps the station on the air.
“He not only maintains the equipment at the station but also the equipment on our mast atop of Mt Clarence.”
Ms Bright said time had not dulled his drive to help the station.
“Ken is passionate about community radio and he hasn’t lost this enthusiasm,” she said.
“In fact, he ran an open day just a few weeks ago which resulted in a number of new volunteers joining the station.”
Outside of the broadcasting room, Mr Ewers-Verge has also shown his commitment to the community through work with groups like the RSL in Albany.
“An amazing achievement and an example of his commitment to the community has been Ken’s past involvement with the RSL Anzac Dawn Service at the Desert Mounted Corps Memorial,” Ms Bright said.
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