Announcers Guidelines, Policies and Procedures

These guidelines, policies and procedures have been prepared to ensure that Announcers comply with our policies and various statutory requirements. They must be followed without exception. Non compliance can result in the suspension or cancellation of your broadcasting endorsement by the Board


Hawkesbury Radio will schedule at least one on-air announcement each week that contains information about the Policies and Procedures pertaining to the functioning of the station and where listeners can obtain a copy.

The announcement is scheduled in our normal run sheet with other announcements and must be played when it appears in your show within a few minutes of the time scheduled as the flow of your programme makes appropriate.

Members and Volunteers

For the purposes of this section, 'volunteers' includes both members of Hawkesbury Radio and volunteers who can take part in our primary activities without being fully paid-up members of the Hawkesbury Radio.


Hawkesbury Radio is a community radio station, which relies on the efforts of our members and volunteers to maintain operations. Our members and volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds and want to be involved in the station for different reasons.

These include to:

  • contribute something to the community,
  • develop professional skills,
  • maintain existing skills,
  • enjoy the social nature of the organisation,
  • facilitate personal growth.

We aim to treat all of our members and volunteers equally, with respect and trust, and to provide a workplace that is safe, enjoyable and fulfilling. We will endeavor to provide a working environment that is flexible in order to allow our volunteers to gain the benefits they wish from being involved with the station.

Conversely, we expect our members and volunteers to act professionally and in good faith towards our station at all times. We expect that they hold the interests of our station and its community in equal regard to their own to ensure positive outcomes for themselves, our station and the Hawkesbury community we serve.

Announcers' Handbook

Time now is:

11:28am, Monday, 22/July/2024

What's on today

  •    12:00am Overnight Rock
  •    6:00am Breakfast Radio
  •    9:00am Easy Does It
  •    12:00pm Listener's Choice
  •    4:00pm Drive Time
  •    7:00pm Early Evening
  •    10:00pm Psychedelic Sounds

Station Membership

Join your local station and join us in serving and informing our local community!     Download the Membership Application form,  print it out and after completing it as fully as you can, send it to us at 

Hawkesbury Radio,
11 Fitzgerald Street,
Windsor, NSW, 2756

Or alternatively drop it into the office at the above address.

Service information

We love meeting listeners - if you see our Outside Broadcast bus near you, come over and say g'day! Sadly because of the current social distancing, we can't get out and around as often as we'd like. We'll be back out and around the community again as soon as we can do so safely.

Why not call the studio and say g'day or make a request instead? Call (02) 45 899 899 or you can text a request on 0427 899 899

We don't currently have any Outside Broadcasts scheduled - why not have us broadcast from your function/promotion/event?

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