A few random
comments from some
of our listeners/sponsors:
Arrived in Port Douglas in early July 2016
after travelling north from Sydney in our campervan!
We loved lots about Port from the start with
its natural beauty but what really blew us away – was the
amazing music that we could listen to – and all we had to do was
turn on the radio and tune in to Port FM!
Never disappointed with so many genres of
great music played – always interesting – not the usual pulp of
most commercial stations – and very few ads!
Just great music to groove the day away to –
with minimal talking!
Although still like listening to Michael in
the mornings with his chats about local, nation and
international affairs – and these talks are always interspersed
with great music tracks!
The best radio in Australia – that’s why we
decided to stay in Port!
Max & Ineke Stoker
Hoping you're well, just wanted to send through a bit of praise.
Both John and myself regularly scour the online radio world,
listening into the stations and shows that we service and tuning
in and keeping abreast of radio.
After listening to your show and also to Kim’s show and another
fellow whose name escapes me at the moment, it is quite obvious
that Port Douglas has the best Radio station in the country.
The presenters we found engaging and relaxed with out sounding
unprofessional and the music….. the music… this is what radio
should be. Good Music. Regardless of fashion, age (either way)
and the sacrifice of substance over what Paris Hilton has on
With way too much emphasis in the commercial spectrum on
selling ads and making McDonalds radio – it was just so
refreshing to hear a radio station focused on music, the local
community and radio for the sake of good radio.
If commercial radio is McDonalds you guys up there are clearly
in the kitchen making 5 course meals with aplomb.
So glad we are a part of it.
THE RIGHT PROFILE
MUSIC MEDIA PROMOTIONS and CONSULTANCY
"To the WONDERFUL team at Radio Port
We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you for
your support in helping us to produce an amazing event - the James
Squire Gourmet Gladiators.
We really do appreciate your kind donations and efforts; without
which we would not have even been able to lift the event onto its
feet! You have been absolutely fantastic and always willing to help
and we would like to thank you especially for this!
The James Squire Gourmet Gladiators was a great success, and we hope
you enjoyed the "Ultimate Food Fight" just as much as we did!"
Vicki, Byron & the team at M-A-D.
"Regarding Lou Gladman's letter last week
in relation to 'Tourist Radio' (Gazette, March 11).
We love our 'Radio Port Douglas' and everything that this station
and those who run and love it, stand for.
We love the music and the wonderful eclectic mix of programming
diversity and micro-culture that is 'Port FM'.
The advertising just means our friends and extended family can eat
at night and enjoy doing something they love in a way that makes
them happy. And isn't that what life should be all about?
As Michael Hutchence once said... "Don't change for you, don't
change a thing, for me!"
Long Live PortFM."
Brendan Fitzgerald, Port Douglas.
"In early October 2003, we decided to
diversify our advertising, which up to that time had only been
through various types of print media. We were unsure of what radio
would achieve for us, however we were sure of the market we wished
"There was immediate feedback from the day the ads were aired, which
in itself was gratifying, however the interest certainly continued.
To date, we are aware of three new listings directly as a result of
an advertisement heard of Port FM, and from that one sale."
"These are the ones we are aware of, additionally many potential
buyers have approached our selling staff, and have indicated they
'Heard us on the Radio.'
Our company is now a great believer in Radio Advertising, and we
intend to review our commitment and ads in the near future."
"Thank you and your staff for introducing us to a new form of
advertising for the Real Estate Industry, It works."
- Paul B. Freeman, Admin. Manager,
Vista Real Estate
"I listen to you guys all day. Brilliant selection of music. I have
always listened to JJJ, but now I am a convert.
- Greg, QLD Fire and Rescue Station
"As I tell anyone who'll listen, you
guys are the best advertising tool in the Douglas Shire. Michael,
your morning show is brilliant for anyone wanting to know what's
going on round the shire!"
- Caryn Ciappara, Owner, Mossman 'Dabble' Inn.
"Dear Michael and Helen and
everyone at Port Douglas Radio. We have been staying on our boat in
the Marina for the last 2 months and have thoroughly enjoyed your
local broadcasts. Great music, excellent variety, fabulous sound
bites on natural history and wildlife, political comment and a
positive outlook. Keep up the good work and stay outspoken about
what's not right."
- Mike George + Sue Harvey,
"Hi guys - I have just returned to the
UK after spending a week in Port Douglas, where I discovered your radio
station...I sat with my jaw wide open at times and nearly wet myself at
others. So I see you are planning on streaming live over the net... when
do you think this will happen coz I can't wait."
- Kenneth Blair, UK.
"Having spent a few wonderful days
in Port Douglas at the end of a brilliant trip to OZ we stayed in
Owen Street at The Cottage. On our arrival I checked the airwaves
and found this cool radio station 107.1. A brilliant mix of
music with not too much chat. Something that the stations in the
UK could learn from. Your mix of music (which I left on all day)
was an essential ingredient to our memorable stay in PD."
- Mike Bonner, Colchester, England
"I turn you on... you demand my attention... I hit
all the right buttons... you talk to me, telling me all I need to
know... there's no shame in love; or the radio..."
- The infamous 'Simmy', Douglas Theatre Arts Group
"Love your work- I think you should know that this
is definitely THE grooviest radio station - groovier even than JJJ! I especially
love Suzie, she is hot!"
- 'Jasey Babe', UK.
"What's all that about?"