Pittsworth FM 87.6

About Pittsworth’s OWN Local FM Radio Station, Pittsworth FM
(you’ll find us at the start of the FM dial on 87.6 Mhz).

Amazing Mediacasters Pty Ltd, a company founded by the late Chris Jensen and myself and has been running the station since 2008. We are very appreciative of the support of Pittsworth listeners and businesses, and have formed a close association with Beauaraba Living through regular visits for the weekly program sponsored by the Rotary Club of Pittsworth.

Pittsworth FM provides an avenue for local business to market goods and services at an affordable price, and through our Community Service Messagebank, an opportunity for local not for profit groups to make known their fundraising events and ventures, in a listenable music program.

Wherever possible, we wish to include interviews with Pittsworth and district people, and welcome you to appraise us of possible willing subjects and happenings of general interest. Phone 4634 7466 or email radio@pittsworthfm.com

We DO NOT aim to be a clone of high powered commercial broadcasters – we are entrusted by the ACMA to provide an alternative programming to our audience.

Pittsworth FM is a member of the Pittsworth District Alliance, with whom we are working to bring to your notice the value of buying locally, and the benefits of keeping dollars within the town.

Gordon Patterson
General Manager
Pittsworth FM
Ph 07 4634 7466

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2020 Pittsworth Australia Day Awardees

#Citizen of the Year: Greg Quinn

Greg Quinn has generously contributed to the Pittsworth community and its sporting clubs for the best part of 35 years.

The youngest of seven children, Greg attended St Stephen’s Primary School at Pittsworth, before serving as school captain and sports captain at Pittsworth State High School in 1986.

A talented sportsman, Greg represented Queensland Country in rugby league during his playing days and is serving his third term as President of Pittsworth Senior Rugby League.

Under his leadership, Pittsworth secured a Queensland Rugby League Intrust Super Cup game, as well as Pittsworth’s first Toowoomba Rugby League Anzac Day fixture game, both held at Club Pittsworth in 2019.

Greg has given more than 20 years’ service to Pittsworth Junior Rugby League as a player, volunteer, coach and President. He is recognised for his consistent encouragement and development of young players.

Greg is also an active member of Club Pittsworth, volunteering countless hours over the years to working bees or club functions. His guidance has been a major contributing factor to the growth and development of Club Pittsworth.

Given his passion for athletics, Greg is one of the driving forces behind the annual Arthur Postle Sprint that is now a permanent event on the Queensland Athletics calendar.

Greg and his wife also have devoted countless hours to Pittsworth swimming, cricket, little athletics, basketball, netball and local schools. Along the way they have inspired their seven children to be active in the community and raised money for their respective schools, clubs and charities.

#Young Citizen of the Year: Benjamin Cavanagh

Ben Cavanagh is a talented and caring young man who has demonstrated great commitment to his family, school and community.

Ben was Pittsworth State High School vice-captain in 2019, where he maintained a high level of academic achievement. He was a member of the school band, took part in eisteddfods and helped other students with assignments and tutoring in mathematics.

Ben won the Lions Youth of the Year in 2019 and represented Pittsworth Rotary Club at the 2019 National Science Youth Forum in Canberra.

On the sporting field, he played rugby league for the school and the Pittsworth Danes and served as club captain for the Junior Danes in 2018.

Following an injury, Ben became a referee and officiated at the Queensland rugby league school titles in 2018 and 2019. Last year he was awarded the Referee with the Most Potential award from the Toowoomba Referees’ Association.

Ben plays cricket for Southbrook, has represented the school in athletics and has been in the Darling Downs orienteering team. His community involvement includes playing the trumpet for Anzac Day and Remembrance Day services at Pittsworth and Southbrook.

He has been a member of Cubs and Scouts and is an active member of the Pittsworth Amateur Theatrical Society, where he not only performs, but helps with backstage work.

#Cultural Award: Pittsworth Amateur Theatrical Society

The Pittsworth Amateur Theatrical Society (PATS) was formed in 2015 to help people of all ages develop their musical abilities and provide entertainment for the community.

Since its formation, the society’s talented members have produced three successful musicals, including Oliver in 2015, My Australia in 2016 and The Sound of Music in 2019.

The Sound of Music was a particularly exceptional performance. It was a sell-out that showcased the extraordinary talents of young and mature Pittsworth performers.

The production also highlighted the wonderful community spirit in Pittsworth, with many people helping behind the scenes to produce a top-class musical.

The self-funded society charges a minimal membership fee and raises money through raffles, donations and entry fees to their productions.

#Pittsworth Sports Award – Senior – Esther Quinn

Esther Quinn is an integral part of the Pittsworth sporting community, who has volunteered as a coach in many sports, while balancing her own family and work demands.

Over the past six years, Esther has been the mainstay of the Pittsworth Piranhas Swimming Club. The club has blossomed, with Esther instilling a love of swimming in club members. As club president and coach, Esther selflessly gives her time to train children with no financial gain.

Esther also has coached netball in Pittsworth since 2010 and has passed on valuable skills and her love for the game. She also volunteered as a Little Athletics coach for four years.

As a coach, Esther combines her passion for sport, skill as a teacher, patience as a parent and pride in her community to help young people reach their potential.

Away from the sports field, Esther provides regular transport for an elderly community member to visit the local pool.

When she is not coaching, Esther maintains her own fitness. She is a fine role model for fellow Pittsworth residents who are looking to achieve better health, wellbeing, enjoyment and success.

Coaching from the heart, Esther brings out the best in young people and has a gentle, but very beneficial influence on many sports in Pittsworth.

#Junior Sports Award: Johanna Wilson

Johanna Wilson’s effort and dedication to continually improving her athletic performance is an inspiration to many young people.

Johanna enjoyed a remarkable 2019 by winning the Queensland Cross Country title and finishing third at the National Cross Country Championships in the Under 16 division.

She finished third in the 3000 metres representing Darling Downs at the State Track and Field Championships at Cairns.

Last year, Johanna was the first female to finish the Peak2Park 10km run and was second in the Second Range Crossing half marathon. She also completed in the Second Range Crossing Bike Ride (78km), the Range Crossing Ride (160km) and the Toowoomba to Mooloolaba 220km ride.

She was named Queen of the Mountain at the Great Brisbane Bike Ride (110km) and finished second at the Noosa Classic 160km ride. Johanna also earned first place female in two Toowoomba Tri Club duathlons and was named Pittsworth State High School Senior Athlete of the Year.

Johanna rises at 4.30am daily and trains without compromise. She runs and rides in all conditions, including heat, rain and cold.

#Community Group: Pittsworth Show Society, Night of Nights Committee

Three years ago, Pittsworth residents Carolyn Kohler, Donna Ariell, Jo Saal, Kerry McIntyre and Rhonda Ashton were given the unenviable task of once again making the Pittsworth Show Society's Show Ball a highly anticipated community event.

In the space of three years the innovative group of women has resurrected the Show Ball format and increased attendance from 50 to more than 230 patrons.

The Night of Nights last year was extensively supported by the wider community through sponsorship and raffle prizes, successfully raising significant funds to maintain and upgrade facilities at the Pittsworth Showgrounds.

The updated format has also enabled Pittsworth’s young people to share their passion and vision for agriculture through the Showgirl and Rural Ambassador competitions.

In a time when so many other rural communities have abandoned similar events due to a lack of interest, these inspirational women have created a successful and enjoyable event the whole community can enjoy.
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2020 Pittsworth Australia Day Awardees

#Citizen of the Year: Greg Quinn

Greg Quinn has generously contributed to the Pittsworth community and its sporting clubs for the best part of 35 years.

The youngest of seven children, Greg attended St Stephen’s Primary School at Pittsworth, before serving as school captain and sports captain at Pittsworth State High School in 1986.

A talented sportsman, Greg represented Queensland Country in rugby league during his playing days and is serving his third term as President of Pittsworth Senior Rugby League.

Under his leadership, Pittsworth secured a Queensland Rugby League Intrust Super Cup game, as well as Pittsworth’s first Toowoomba Rugby League Anzac Day fixture game, both held at Club Pittsworth in 2019.

Greg has given more than 20 years’ service to Pittsworth Junior Rugby League as a player, volunteer, coach and President. He is recognised for his consistent encouragement and development of young players.

Greg is also an active member of Club Pittsworth, volunteering countless hours over the years to working bees or club functions. His guidance has been a major contributing factor to the growth and development of Club Pittsworth.  

Given his passion for athletics, Greg is one of the driving forces behind the annual Arthur Postle Sprint that is now a permanent event on the Queensland Athletics calendar.

Greg and his wife also have devoted countless hours to Pittsworth swimming, cricket, little athletics, basketball, netball and local schools. Along the way they have inspired their seven children to be active in the community and raised money for their respective schools, clubs and charities.

#Young Citizen of the Year: Benjamin Cavanagh

Ben Cavanagh is a talented and caring young man who has demonstrated great commitment to his family, school and community.

Ben was Pittsworth State High School vice-captain in 2019, where he maintained a high level of academic achievement. He was a member of the school band, took part in eisteddfods and helped other students with assignments and tutoring in mathematics.

Ben won the Lions Youth of the Year in 2019 and represented Pittsworth Rotary Club at the 2019 National Science Youth Forum in Canberra.

On the sporting field, he played rugby league for the school and the Pittsworth Danes and served as club captain for the Junior Danes in 2018.

Following an injury, Ben became a referee and officiated at the Queensland rugby league school titles in 2018 and 2019. Last year he was awarded the Referee with the Most Potential award from the Toowoomba Referees’ Association.

Ben plays cricket for Southbrook, has represented the school in athletics and has been in the Darling Downs orienteering team. His community involvement includes playing the trumpet for Anzac Day and Remembrance Day services at Pittsworth and Southbrook.

He has been a member of Cubs and Scouts and is an active member of the Pittsworth Amateur Theatrical Society, where he not only performs, but helps with backstage work.

#Cultural Award: Pittsworth Amateur Theatrical Society

The Pittsworth Amateur Theatrical Society (PATS) was formed in 2015 to help people of all ages develop their musical abilities and provide entertainment for the community.

Since its formation, the society’s talented members have produced three successful musicals, including Oliver in 2015, My Australia in 2016 and The Sound of Music in 2019.

The Sound of Music was a particularly exceptional performance. It was a sell-out that showcased the extraordinary talents of young and mature Pittsworth performers.

The production also highlighted the wonderful community spirit in Pittsworth, with many people helping behind the scenes to produce a top-class musical.

The self-funded society charges a minimal membership fee and raises money through raffles, donations and entry fees to their productions. 

#Pittsworth Sports Award – Senior – Esther Quinn

Esther Quinn is an integral part of the Pittsworth sporting community, who has volunteered as a coach in many sports, while balancing her own family and work demands.

Over the past six years, Esther has been the mainstay of the Pittsworth Piranhas Swimming Club. The club has blossomed, with Esther instilling a love of swimming in club members. As club president and coach, Esther selflessly gives her time to train children with no financial gain.

Esther also has coached netball in Pittsworth since 2010 and has passed on valuable skills and her love for the game. She also volunteered as a Little Athletics coach for four years.

As a coach, Esther combines her passion for sport, skill as a teacher, patience as a parent and pride in her community to help young people reach their potential.

Away from the sports field, Esther provides regular transport for an elderly community member to visit the local pool.

When she is not coaching, Esther maintains her own fitness. She is a fine role model for fellow Pittsworth residents who are looking to achieve better health, wellbeing, enjoyment and success.

Coaching from the heart, Esther brings out the best in young people and has a gentle, but very beneficial influence on many sports in Pittsworth.

#Junior Sports Award: Johanna Wilson

Johanna Wilson’s effort and dedication to continually improving her athletic performance is an inspiration to many young people.

Johanna enjoyed a remarkable 2019 by winning the Queensland Cross Country title and finishing third at the National Cross Country Championships in the Under 16 division.

She finished third in the 3000 metres representing Darling Downs at the State Track and Field Championships at Cairns.

Last year, Johanna was the first female to finish the Peak2Park 10km run and was second in the Second Range Crossing half marathon. She also completed in the Second Range Crossing Bike Ride (78km), the Range Crossing Ride (160km) and the Toowoomba to Mooloolaba 220km ride.

She was named Queen of the Mountain at the Great Brisbane Bike Ride (110km) and finished second at the Noosa Classic 160km ride. Johanna also earned first place female in two Toowoomba Tri Club duathlons and was named Pittsworth State High School Senior Athlete of the Year.

Johanna rises at 4.30am daily and trains without compromise. She runs and rides in all conditions, including heat, rain and cold.

#Community Group: Pittsworth Show Society, Night of Nights Committee

Three years ago, Pittsworth residents Carolyn Kohler, Donna Ariell, Jo Saal, Kerry McIntyre and Rhonda Ashton were given the unenviable task of once again making the Pittsworth Show Societys Show Ball a highly anticipated community event.

In the space of three years the innovative group of women has resurrected the Show Ball format and increased attendance from 50 to more than 230 patrons.

The Night of Nights last year was extensively supported by the wider community through sponsorship and raffle prizes, successfully raising significant funds to maintain and upgrade facilities at the Pittsworth Showgrounds.

The updated format has also enabled Pittsworth’s young people to share their passion and vision for agriculture through the Showgirl and Rural Ambassador competitions.

In a time when so many other rural communities have abandoned similar events due to a lack of interest, these inspirational women have created a successful and enjoyable event the whole community can enjoy.

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