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Where we broadcast

It's a small brick building with an aerial on the roof
It's a small brick building with an aerial on the roof

Music From Foggy Hollow comes to you from a 37 year -old community radio station, Hawkesbury Radio in Sydney.  It's a volunteer-run non-profit society, and one of the first community FM stations to set up in Australia.

The station is a strong community-based station - with lots of involvement in the local community.  The format of the station is top 40 music from 6am till 7pm, and specialty programmes from 7pm till 6am.   That includes Country, Blues, Jazz,  Irish and other music,  sports shows,  motor sport, rugby league etc, and of course more bluegrass than on any other radio station in Australia.

The station runs from sophisticated facilities in what must be the smallest and least-sophisticated building in Windsor, on Sydney's north-west outskirts.   The station's listening area covers most of the Sydney's north-west, and we are heard as far north as Gosford, and south almost to Wollongong.

The show is recorded as it goes to air live in Sydney, and the local news and weather is edited out.  Then it is sent over the internet to Bluegrass Country in Washington DC in time to be encoded and loaded into the stream for the new week's shows on Saturday night on the Internet.  The Internet shows are played two weeks after they air live in Sydney.

In addition to being heard on the internet, the show is also heard on HD Radio (i.e. digital radio) in Washington DC (on 88.5channel 3 to be precise) as part of the WAMU-FM feed.   Digital radio is a new medium, giving listeners CD quality sound, with no pops, crackles or distortion, even in their cars.   Crystal clear as though they were sitting in the studio while the show is produced!  And it's heard on FM from Bethesda, MD on WAMU's 105.5FM.