Adelaide's Coast FM recently retired Gospel & Country and Pyjama Country radio programs. These two long term programs (1000+) were dearly loved by the listeners and gave them a lot of enjoyment. They are both unique programs that filled in a void in radio broadcasts which is what community radio is all about. A nurse from an aged nursing home was deeply saddened because the aged residence enjoyed both programs very much. They used to set their alarms to get up at 3AM in the morning to hear Frank Roberts present Pyjama Country. A blind resident who had not spoken to anyone for a month started to clap and sing along during Gospel & Country presented by Maurie Huxley. However Coast FM's management have decided to retire both programs because they say these programs have come to the end of their useful life!
Adelaide's Coast FM broadcasts on FM radio and is streamed live on the Internet. Pyjama Country played old time American and Australian music and Gospel & Country played inspirational and uplifting Gospel and Country music mix designed to heal the wounding spirit. Both Maurie and Frank (who are disabled) have continually received meaningful feedback from their listeners. They are very relevant programs to the community but the management does not seem to care and have said "where some listeners are lost new ones will be found, that's the nature of radio!"
Tell Coast FM to show some consideration to Frank,Maurie and the community and reinstate Gospel & Country and Pyjama Country now!
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