Our Regular Programs

All our programs are presented by the volunteers at Radio 97.1 Sweet FM Inc. to residents of the Burdekin Shire from studios in Home Hill and from a transmitter on Mount Inkerman, and can be heard in Queen Street, Ayr, also at the Comfort Stop in Home Hill.

The station goes to air 24/7 with the programs detailed below.

At all other times, a variety of music is broadcast along with messages from our many advertisers.

The station broadcasts Funeral Announcements that have been authorised by local Funeral Directors enabling listeners in outlying areas to know when a resident has passed away.

Community Announcements from Burdekin Shire Council and volunteer organisations throughout the Shire are gladly put to air.

Radio 97.1 Sweet FM Inc. acknowledges the following when reading news from their editions:

  • The Lower Burdekin Newspaper Company
  • The Townsville Bulletin
  • Other newspapers / Other news items coming from Media Monitors as well as Local, State and Federal Government Press Releases, Road information, and weather from the Bureau of Meteorology

Announcements going to air must firstly be authorised.

Station volunteers broadcast up to the minute information in times of Cyclone, Flood and Emergency Situations this goes to air as soon as it arrives in the studio, and must be read without comment by the reader.

Radio 97.1 Sweet FM Inc, is the station acknowledged on the CD-Rom produced by the Burdekin Shire Council as the station to tune to for Emergency Information.

All presenters will read community announcements, weather and other information as they come to hand.
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