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Our Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of members of Inner North East Community Radio Inc (96.5 Inner FM) will be held today, Sunday 21st October, commencing at 2pm at the Veneto Club, 191 Bulleen Rd, Bulleen.

For more details, please read Wavelength below:

Wavelength - AGM 2018 (includes Audited Financial Report for 2017-2018)

Wavelength AGM 2018

Fred Lenne

We regret to advise that popular 96.5 Inner FM presenter Fred Lenne passed away on Monday 8th October, aged 85 years.

Fred became a member of 96.5 Inner FM in 2002 and was invited to be co-presenter of the program "A Touch Of Brass" with Alan Moulton. Fred brought to the program his expertise as a musician on brass instruments of 54 years in top A grade Victorian brass bands.

Over the years Fred has competed at all levels of contesting, including solo and party events, and covering duet, quartet, quintet and septet in state and national levels, as well as having participated as a team member of brass bands. In solo competitions Fred was the Victorian baritone champion in 1969,1975, 1976, 1985 and 1993 and Australian champion in 1977. From 1967 until 1977 Fred was member of the Preston Municipal Band and was placed first, second or third in national and state solo competition for every year except 1968.

In 1975 Fred was invited by the late Mervyn Simpson to play first baritone with Footscray Yarraville Brass Band on their successful Canadian tour, where the band were judged first in the international championships at the Toronto National Exhibition Contest with their performance of "Hector Berlioz's Overture" and "Le Corsair", receiving high acclaim from the adjudicators. In 1978 Fred toured with Footscray Yarraville Band to the Phillipines, Switzerland and Canada. An invitation in 1982 to join Hawthorn City Band by the late Squadron Leader Laurie Hicks to tour Japan and England to compete in the British Open Championship lead to Fred's continuing involvement with Hawthorn, where he enjoyed musical satisfaction in a brass band unequalled in Australian contesting success. Hawthorn had 13 national Australian championship first places to their credit between 1975 and 1995 and their current total of 15 national titles includes three hat tricks.

In the 1980s Fred was a member of the Solitaire Tuba Group and played all of the high lead parts in concert performances in Victoria and interstate. The group was conducted at the time by the famous lead trumpet of the Victorian Symphony Orchestra, Mervyn Simpson. Fred competed in New Zealand in 1986 with Hawthorn and in 1994 at North Carolina USA at the North American Brass Band Championship, where Hawthorn were again victorious. At this time Fred retired from active banding but continued to maintain an interest in state and national levels for the interest and information of his 96.5 Inner FM listeners.

Some of Fred's other achievements include being awarded the Merit Badge from the Victorian Band League and also the VBL Honour Badge. Fred was awarded life membership of the Preston Municipal Band in 1952 and Hawthorn City Band in 1996. In 2001 Fred was honoured to be nominated by his peers as a member of the Australian Brass Band of The Twentieth Century.

Fred presented "Listen To The Bands" on Mondays at 3pm and always aimed to provide programs of quality music for our listening audience.

We extend our sincere sympathies to Fred's family and friends. He will be very sadly missed.

Eric Elder

One of our loyal members and supporters, Eric Elder, passed away on Thursday 27th September at the age of ninety two.

Eric would regularly ring into our presenters with encouragement. He was a good friend to many at 96.5 Inner FM and will be sadly missed.

Kevin Trask



Read our latest newsletter

96.5 Inner FM News - September 2018

96.5 Inner FM News

Sponsorship of 96.5 Inner FM

We greatly appreciate the support of our sponsors who help keep 96.5 Inner FM Community Radio Station operating and on air.

If you’d like to know more about promotional opportunities please contact our sponsorship co-ordinator, Greg King, directly on 0416 045 157. If Greg doesn’t answer immediately please leave a message and he will return your call.

Greg will be delighted to talk to you about the benefits of selective community radio sponsorship and arrange to make an appointment for him to visit with a community radio presentation and information pack.

If you decide to partner with 96.5 Inner FM with your marketing plans your sponsor message will be broadcast at prime times in a wide variety of programs, reaching our potential listening audience of more than 250,000 people in the cities of Banyule, Manningham and Darebin.

Please always consider our sponsors when making decisions on purchasing goods and services and don't forget to tell them that you heard about them on 96.5 Inner FM!

Crime Stoppers

Banyule City Council
Darebin City Council
Manningham City Council

Contact Us  

Inner North East Community Radio Inc (3INR)

Address: Shop 38, Warringal Shopping Centre, Burgundy St, Heidelberg

Postal: PO Box 410, Heidelberg Vic 3084 Australia

Tel: 9457 1718

Fax: 9457 4674

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.innerfm.org.au